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September 18, 2005

You win some, you lose some, you take your ball and go home some

To take a break from making fun of people on the internet and making lame word plays with mouthwash labels, I'll tell you about what I've been up to.

A feature script I wrote, The Gospel According to Lebbaeus Called Thaddeus placed as a semi-finalist in Slamdance's screenplay writing competition. You can see the results here. You'll have to scroll down a bit, or just search for the word 'gospel.' They came up with that genre, historical comedy, which I had never heard of before, but there were two other entries in the same genre. It's the new thing, apparently.

When I was in the eighth grade, I was a semi-finalist in the Nintendo World Championships (if that's not the perfect pickup line I don't know what is). But I always got the feeling that that wasn't as impressive as it sounded. I was never sure how many people entered and how many people became semi-finalists, but it seemed like it wasn't actually that hard to make it as far as I did. Slamdance gave out the numbers and there were fifty semi-finalists out of some two-thousand submissions, which ain't half bad.

But before you get too excited, I should also tell you that Robin's Big Date was rejected from my hometown film festival. That's right, the film festival in Chatham, NY (pop. 4,249) didn't have a spare eight minutes to show the Movies Askew award winner that was made by probably the only person remotely resembling a filmmaker ever to be born and bred in that one horse town of inbred hicks. But don't worry. I'm not bitter about it.

Posted by Will at September 18, 2005 8:55 PM


nice job dude. those audio bible books sure paid off.

Posted by: tricky at September 20, 2005 11:04 AM