GFWD asked a good question – no, not the one about this blog being “just a dream inside of a snow globe of some little kid’s mind”, although that’s pretty awesome – but about the bigger scripts we’ve worked on every year since we started. When you work in our business, you have to be cagy beyond belief, since there’s always the fear someone will come and hijack your material, but shit, I’ve been scooped so many times I barely care anymore. I’m sure Tessa would be okay with me giving a very, very small description of these, since they’re either too bizarre to steal, or too convoluted to translate.
Here’s a partial list of what we’ve been working on, and some of them are still in the game, so I’ll be vague:
2004: Hogwarts School in America. Sorta.
2005: Tessa’s documentary set to drama.
2006: A fighting couple can fix anyone’s problem.
2007: A paranoid conspiracy thriller romance mixing the ideas of “Griffin and Sabine”, “The Tipping Point” and my then-fear of flying.
2008: Comedy about a family rallying around a dysfunctional brother.
2009: Spooky police procedural set in a “Twilight Zone” Manhattan.
2010: Four or perhaps five projects vying for first position in our collective heads, but one is autobiographical, one is political, and one is supernatural.
Sound interesting? Okay, I’m off to suck frosting off candles! As it were!