Just another day in the life of the fictional Larry David. Hilarity ensues.
2. Why did you decide to write this screenplay?
My friends refer to out-of-the-ordinary life experiences as “Larry David moments.” I collected a few moments, embellished them and tied them together to create this story. I placed a strict one-week deadline on the writing process as further challenge to replicate “receiving an assignment.”
3. How long have you been writing screenplays?
Since freshman year in high school. I’m in between those landmark 15th and 20th Reunions where I can still go back and say, “look at the success I’ve made of myself,” without someone saying, “what took you so long?”
4. What is your favorite TV show of all-time?
FAWLTY TOWERS: a tremendous example of the writers knowing the characters intimately (not just the characters they play). A very close second right now would be GAVIN AND STACEY. And then the trifecta: THE BEACHCOMBERS.
5. What artist in the film industry would you love to work with?
6. Who was your hero growing up?
In comedy: Johnny Carson.
7. Ideally, where would you like to be in 5 years?
Making a respectable enough living from writing that I can reacquire the old family farm in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia and surprise my dad for his 70th birthday. (Goal to be modified due to real estate market fluctuations.)
8. Describe your process; do you have a set routine, method for writing?
When the time presents itself, writing in the morning works best for me. I have a notebook with lots of handwritten notes that usually formulate a good outline to work from. Music that influences the mood is essential.
9. Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?
My family and laughter as the best medicine.
10. What influenced you to enter the WILDsound Script Contest?
The chance to have a professional read of the script.
11. Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?
Decide if writing is your job or your hobby and follow through accordingly.