Jay Thornton

As one half of The Thornton Brothers—along with his bro Chris—Jay's a filmmaker (Cactus Jack), writer, podcaster (Hard Out), binge eater, gadfly, and non-practicing humanist. Repped at Rosa and UTA.

Who the Hell Do You Think You Are?

Who the Hell Do You Think You Are?

Be careful to avoid binding your identity too closely to your pursuits.

# Read # The Creative Mind
10 min read

The Chronicle of Cactus Jack: Examining an Indie Film From Inception to Distribution

The Chronicle of Cactus Jack: Examining an Indie Film From Inception to Distribution

As “working screenwriters” who’d already at that point grown terminally ill of the bureaucracy surrounding film productions and the industry in general, we vowed to make this maverick film completely outside of the traditional channels and system.

# Read # Independent # The Business of Art
19 min read

The Chronicle of 'Cactus Jack': Examining an Indie Film From Inception to Distribution

The Chronicle of 'Cactus Jack': Examining an Indie Film From Inception to Distribution

We were in a position that many of our screenwriter friends were envious of … but we were miserable.

# Read # Independent
9 min read

To Arc or Not to Arc? That Is the Question...

To Arc or Not to Arc? That Is the Question...

What we’re usually talking about when we say “character development” is Character Arc—it presupposes that a Character Arc is requisite to a well-rendered character … to which I say: “nay.”

# Read # Style & Substance
8 min read

The Power of Procrastination

The Power of Procrastination

Procrastination. The scoundrel’s got a rather sullied rep, wouldn’t you agree? His very name is synonymous in most minds with laziness and lethargy.

# Read # The Creative Mind
8 min read
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