Get Twisted

Get Twisted

A few weeks ago, my wife and I were watching a movie. The climax of the film caught me off guard — I didn’t see the twist coming. My wife, however, did. “You’re a writer,” she said, “you know how plot and characters work. You should have seen this coming, too.” I want to read stories and…

People Found in an Airport Lounge at 7 am on a Thursday

People Found in an Airport Lounge at 7 am on a Thursday

Airport lounges are a thing of wonder. Compared to the overabundance of noise and chaos that are most airports, lounges are another world. A world full of opulence and amenities and calm. Peaceful, serene, calm. Each airport lounge is filled with a cast of characters ready for The Breakfast Club. Or maybe Pitch Perfect? They’re…

What I Learned About Writing From My Film School Friends

What I Learned About Writing From My Film School Friends

Despite graduating college with a business degree, several of my friends were in film school, which led to me being part of multiple student films. Along the way, I discovered that writers can glean a lot of advice from the filmmaking process. Pre-Production: Loglines When creating a film, writing the script is not the first…

Does Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets hold up to The Fifth Element?

Does Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets hold up to The Fifth Element?

Nearly a year ago I first caught wind of Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. It was some article in either Film School Rejects or The Ringer talking about exciting upcoming projects. Valerian was billed as the return to hard sci-fi from legendary director Luc Besson. That’s all I needed to know. I…