I was hugely influenced and inspired by the punk rock and art band explosion in Los Angeles in the early 1980s. During that time a number of bands began to weave Western imagery and country music elements into their music.
The notion of fatalistic urban punkers in a showdown with the vastness, beauty, and history of the American West amused and intrigued me.
Writing a successful short film will be the subject of “SHORT-sighted,” a 3-hour intensive workshop being offered this Saturday, February 16 (and again on the 23rd), by pro screenwriter Randall Jahnson (The Doors, The Mask of Zorro).
The seminar will focus on how to meet the unique storytelling challenges of the short format – just in time for the 2013 Willamette Writers FilmLab’s Script-to- Screen Short Film Scriptwriting Competition!
Randall Jahnson will be leading a workshop entitled “It Depends on Your Point of View: Effective Uses of POV in Screenwriting” at the 2012 Willamette Writers Conference in the Sheraton Airport Hotel in Portland, Oregon.
For those of you who just can’t get enough of my blab, now you hear me online.
Recently, I was interviewed by film maker Scott McMahon as part of his “Hollywood to Portland” series of podcasts which chronicles the experiences of “creative types” who migrate from sunny Southern California to the rainy Northwest.