"Much of my writing has centered on historical dramas, including a short film set in 1960s Appalachia and another in 1970s New York."
In writing, I am every character's voice—even the location's.
I cherish the couple of hours in a theater when the phones are silenced, the lights are dimmed, and you’re completely immersed into another person’s world.
I don't believe in points of no return, I want to be an example that it's never too late to take action and go after what you want.
It's okay if your creative flavor isn't for everyone, as long as you're telling your own truth—there is an audience that will respond to a genuine, well-told story.
Your art is whatever you make or do in order to process the world and the incomprehensible experience of being alive in it. That's why it feels like work and also why it feels necessary.
Being an artist in the U.S. means never having to say you’re sorry but always feeling guilty anyway.
A wiser man than me once said that if you choose to make outsider art, you can expect to connect with people outside of the mainstream. I'll see you there.
My dad is thankful my copious hours in front of a television as a child can now be justified with a career in television.
In one home I was raised by Nintendo, in the other Comedy Central, MTV, and Conan.
Now I’m driven to write books that will draw in reluctant readers, so they can escape into books like I used to do.
... nothing makes me happier than engaging with a new script or film idea that challenges who I am, what I'm feeling, and what I want to say. That pursuit, in my opinion, is what makes a person an artist.
"The sooner you embrace your weirdest self, the sooner you'll find the stories you were meant to tell." -Benjamin Franklin...actually did not say this.
The beautifully tragic thing about this absolutely mental way of life is that you have no desire to do anything else.
Having been told my entire life I feel too much, I am now in love with working in a medium that defies a lie we tell ourselves to avoid transformation.
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