Somehow I am finding this difficult to write. It’s been years since I’ve been taunting myself with the idea of writing a blog. Two years, to be exact, is the amount of time my parents have been taunting me with the idea of writing a blog. And yet, here I am, twenty-four, living in New York City, trying to pursue a career in screenwriting, and writing a blog.
I’m a little formal, so let me just say “Welcome!” I’ll try to keep to a posting schedule of Tuesdays and Fridays, but nothing is guaranteed. I’ve messed with the idea of keeping it one subject based. Food. Movies. But everything started lumping together. Then I did a video essay. It is awesome, but making one is a lot of work. I could dive into the details on how I downloaded a virus on my laptop while working on it, but I won’t go there. There are only a few months where I can really dig deep into my favorite topic: the Oscars. Not enough to sustain a blog and compete with the likes of Scott Feinberg or the entire team of IndieWire. So here I am, contemplating, and afraid of falling behind. (Yes, I do get a bit pessimistic from time to time.) So out of a long wait of when to launch, and what to launch it with, and what to talk about, this is it. It is a combination of all the above. My lack of interest in summer blockbusters is somewhat unique, as I would rather spend the hot summer months seeing an indie over the latest MCU feature, so that’s my spin. But I have an interest in some blockbusters (Ghostbusters reboot anyone?), so it’s up to you to decide if it’s offbeat enough.
This is just me. Being me. Writing what I want to write about.
So in anticipation of something real to come out on Friday, here is the video essay I made as part of my post production class at Long Island University – Brooklyn four months ago. It gives you the sense of what I like and don’t like. Enjoy!