A day doesn’t go by where I don’t write something. Usually it’s part of some bigger plan (a web series, a graphic novel, a feature film) and usually it ends up being discarded or forgotten about. Most of the things I’ve written are now collected cyber dust on my hard drive.
But every once in a while, I get to be part of something special. Enter Tanya Musgrave. She came to me a little over a year ago with a short story that she wanted to adapt into a short film. We went back and forth and I wrote three or four drafts of the script before she put the final touches on it and put it into production. I feel a little strange saying that it’s a gorgeous, wonderful film in every way possible — but it is. I’m not saying that because I helped write it, I’m not saying that because I know the original story it came from and I’m not saying that because I dearly love every one on the crew. I’m saying that somehow that crew and those actors were able to take my rough words and inappropriate jokes and turn it into this.
Check it out and make note of all those cast and crew members at the end. They’re names everyone’s going to be talking about in a few years.