Two Boston cops investigate a manís death that quickly turns bizarre when the "dead" man wakes up. The cops enlist a government scientist and together, the trio unearth a sinister experiment and a villain who is far from human.
2. Why did you decide to write this screenplay?
I wanted to write a TV pilot that combines the cop and sci-fi genres, and of course, I had to add a dash of humor into the mix.
3. How long have you been writing screenplays?
Iíve written scripts for a few years. Since no one has asked me to stop writing them, I shall keep at it.
4. What is your favorite TV show of all-time?
Iíd say itís a tie between two completely different shows Ė Lost and Seinfeld. In fact, I'd really like to see the Seinfeld characters trapped on that Lost island.
5. What artist in the film industry would you love to work with?
There are too many artists to name, but Iíd love to write for shows that involve odd, yet engaging characters.
6. Who was your hero growing up?
Can't say I ever had a bonafide hero, but Kurt Vonnegut was certainly the writer whose books could take me out of whatever funk I was in at the time.
7. Ideally, where would you like to be in 5 years?
I would like to create new shows for television.
8. Describe your process; do you have a set routine, method for writing?
I get an idea, develop it, and usually drive it into a wall. When it works, however, I write a script from start to finish. Then I delete most of it, curse myself for not doing an outline, and try again. A certain amount of bourbon is involved.
9. Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?
I love major league baseball, world history, and the hula hoop.
10. What influenced you to enter the WILDsound Script Contest?
A friend told me about Wildsound. Iíve been in theater groups, and I love it when actors read my work. Itís invaluable for writers to hear their words. A staged reading tells us what works and more importantly, what doesnít work.
11. Any advice or tips youíd like to pass on to other writers?
Read aloud what you write. Let other people read it too. Donít be afraid of rejection, obnoxious comments (and people), or looking foolish. All of these things will make you a better writer, or at least a writer with skin so thick, youíll rarely require outerwear.