The Film Grapevine was launched in 2012. Its main purpose is to act as my creative writing space for ideas, concepts, reviews, and as a general sandbox for articles of all shapes and sizes. I fell hard for movies after I went through 5 VHS tapes my parents gave me when I was 12, introducing me to cinema as limitless art form. The 5 films were: Carol Reed‘s “The Third Man,” Michael Curtiz‘ “Casablanca,” Ingmar Bergman‘s “The Seventh Seal,” Stanley Kubrick‘s “2001: A Space Odyssey,” and Akira Kurosawa‘s “Seven Samurai.” Yes, the face of a 12-year-old watching ‘2001’ makes for a hilarious mental image, but I loved how it transported me. And after discovering Quentin Tarantino‘s “Pulp Fiction” through my sister, I knew movies will factor into my life in a major way.
In 2012, I started writing reviews for films, putting thoughts on paper, and thinking ahead toward a possible future with film writing in some form. That’s when the Grapevine was born. While my tinkering increased in 2013, the following year it experienced a mini-blow up thanks to my regular contributions to The Playlist on IndieWIRE and Way Too Indie. Below are links that will take you through the various content I’ve written over the year. For half of it, I maintained an office job that had absolutely zilch to do with films, so the content can only increase in quality and quantity if it’s my primary focus.
For prospective editors, site owners, and writers:
Reviews (click for a sampling of reviews I’ve written on either The Playlist or Way Too Indie)
Festivals (click for a sampling of pieces I’ve written as part of festival coverage)
Presence in Marketing Material (examples of my quotes appearing on marketing material)
Interviews (one roundtable, and one phone interview, in 2014)
Feature Samples (click for a sampling of my feature contributions, whether I was the sole author, led a feature, or was part of a team)
Misc. Samples (click for a sampling of pieces I’ve done for my own blog and during my brief stint at WhatCulture!; an example of my range as a writer)
Today, I’m writing as much as I can. To what end? A gnawing question, to be sure, but after a year like 2014, I have the drive to continue putting my foot through the door in this volatile business.
I am currently available for hire, and looking for work as a freelance film critic and/or writer. Below is my Criticwire profile, and my contact information. Thank you for your consideration.