Our short screenplay competition is taking shape and we will start accepting entries within the next couple of weeks. It is a great opportunity for all fledgling screenwriters because as was announced previously the winning screenplay will be produced by Grindhouse Pictures and will kick off our first ever Grindhouse Pictures Film Festival to be held this summer. Unlike other screenplay competitions out there this offers a real prize, not just screenwriting software and the empty promise of industry exposure. You win, you’re produced that simple. Entry fee is only going to be $20.00 per screenplay so that is a drop in the bucket compared to the $40.00 – $100.00 entry fees most other competitions require. So here is your advance notice that we will be accepting submissions soon so get writing!
This Saturday November 22nd Grindhouse Pictures will be appearing at Bagged and Boarded comics to promote the upcoming release of our much anticipated horror film Sorrow Hill. We will be doing a special pre-sale of the movie there with everyone who pre-orders the movie will receive some special gifts. Not sure who will be attending the appearance with me but if you are in the Bensalem area next Saturday be sure to stop by and meet me and some of the Grindhouse crew. Also, all of you comic book fans take note, on that day Bagged and Boarded will be holding it’s annual blow-out sale. Everything in the store will 45% off and all back issues are 70% off. Stock up for yourself and cross all of those comic book fans off of your Christmas list with one stop. I am going to be pre-selling Sorrow Hill on the web site shortly as well so be sure to pick up a copy and tell a friend and help support the independent filmmaker.
For those of you who missed the radio show, shame on you, but fear not it will be up on www.grindhouse-radio.com later this week. But for those of you who did tune in you heard my confession that I am delivering pizza to help with the holidays and also my rant about those who seem to take glee in not tipping the pizza guy. Wow, that one small segment of the show has caused a bombardment of e-mails either A) Goofing on me for delivering pizza or B) Telling me to stop whining about not getting tipped. First off I wasn’t whining, I understand the economic climate and tipping the pizza guy may not be in your budget but don’t offend him and belittle him by making him dig for a nickel in his pocket while standing in the rain. Secondly make fun all you want. There isn’t anything I wouldn’t do to make sure my daughter has a great christmas and if that means delivering pizza then you know what…I’m delivering pizza so GFY!
Today was hard for all us Philadelphia Eagles fans. Harder for some but not as hard as it use to be for me. You see going back as long as I can remember I was a huge Eagles fan…diehard in fact. So much so that when they lost it would have a profound effect on me and make me miserable, sometimes for the entire week leading up to the next eventual heart break. I was committed to this team, heart, mind, and soul. No matter how many times they disappointed me or broke my heart I always welcomed them back with open arms…until 2004. Until I watched my quarterback throw up in the huddle in the Super Bowl. That’s when I decided it was over…I had to break up with the Eagles. How many of us at one point in our lives were involved in a relationship that was simply unhealthy. And we tried to make it work, tried to fix all the problems that existed only to have our hearts trampled. What did we do in those situations? We moved on. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m still friends with the Eagles and I still care about them deeply and want to see them do well but I am no longer as emotionally invested as I use to be. I get over losses rather quickly now because I’ve accepted them for who they are, perpetual disappointments. Now, I haven’t moved on and picked up the flag for another team, that’s just morally disgusting and I wouldn’t, nay couldn’t betray myself like that. So for all of you Eagle fans out there, I know your pain I just no longer share it. And if the day finally comes and they hoist the Lombardi trophy high in the air I will be happy for them and all the long suffering fans and I will even celebrate their victory but I know it won’t be the same way I would have felt before 2004…I’m sorry to say I just can’t go back.