Del Obispo Road

So my writing partner Brantley J Brown and I just finished our first script together. I had written the short film Del Obispo Road – a horror short –  and Brantley helped me adapt it into a feature film script. Actor and producer Edward Coupland will star as the lead, Ryan.

When Ryan’s sister goes missing in 1985, he is plagued by the memory of someone – or something – that he felt was responsible for her disappearance. Twenty years later he still can’t forget that night and the weight of that memory begins to push him to madness. When he starts to see his sister again, Ryan starts to search for answers as to why his sister vanished, and if the dreams that haunt him are real.

This story is based on a terrifying event shared to me by Rochelle Robinson.

We did a great interview about this film and script on my podcast Mimosas With Michael. Enjoy!

 

#tbt to Room 301

#tbt to when Dread Central wrote this article for an awesome virtual reality #horror #short I was hired to write. It starred Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and was directed by #YouTuber Jesse Wellens from Prank vs Prank and produced by Blum House and YouTube.

Read the article here:

Wayfarers Chapel

Today, in celebration of Earth Day, the Wayfarers Chapel in Palos Verdes had their second annual art show and poetry reading called ‘Art by the Sea with Poetic Expression‘. Yours truly was a feature poet invited to read. I haven’t been an invited poet in over 15 years (if not more.) Attending today felt like coming out of retirement – and I am grateful for my friend Georgia Washington for asking me to be a part of the event.

The weather today was a wonderful 72 degrees with a slight breeze as we saw Catalina Island hiding out in the distant haze. The waves crashed towards as we stood up over the high cliff. It was an amazing inspiring day and I was grateful to be a part of the festivities today!

Also after the reading today I have decided to move forward and being writing my second book. I want to write a book that is full of anthems, that can inspire people and up lift them! That’s why it’s been so hard to write. I want it to be epic!

Check out the video from this amazing day!

‘The Beauty of Death’ wins

My screenplay for the short film The Beauty of Death just won best screenplay at the Horror in the Hills Film Festival in Gatlinburg, Tennessee last week (Oct 8th 2016).

Excited to be part of the festival and honored to win this award.

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Article in Variety

A couple of weeks ago, I was asked to write a virtual reality project for YouTube and BlumHouse. It was a fun project to write and I am honored to have been asked.  It is a project where 20 of their best social influencers get together and arrive at this Hotel Purgatory and must face their worst fears in Room 301. Each YouTuber will create their own Virtual Reality fear in the hotel room.

I was asked to write the mega-collab, the portion where each YouTuber shows up the Purgatory. It was directed by Jesse Wellens of PrankvsPrank.

We were just mentioned in Variety. It’s a great article, check it out here: Variety

It goes live near the end of October, close to Halloween. Check it out on YouTube

Horror in 360

 

I was hired to write a project for YouTube and Blum House and mega-collab with some of YouTube top creators for a Halloween special shot in Virtual Reality (360)

Here is the trailer on YouTube:  Room 301

The first press has come out on TubeFilter.com. Check it out here: TubeFilter

For more information check out our website here:  Horror in 360