Oh man. This is awesome: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekAQzff95E8
"Bi-polar mall security guard Ronnie Barnhardt is called into action to stop a flasher from turning shopper's paradise into his personal peep show. But when Barnhardt can't bring the culprit to justice, a surly police detective, is recruited to close the case."
Have an idea for a movie? Write a treatment. Release it into the netherworld. Hollywood will do the rest.
Well, just the bi-polar mall security guard thing. I based my treatment on a story that I wrote two summers ago. Used it as a writing sample for my MFA applications. Where the fuck did I send it? (Checking my tracker on Duotrope). I think the guy who wrote the screenplay either considers applicants for an MFA program or edits for Fence or edits for McSweeney's (who haven't responded yet) or edits for Columbia: A Journal of the Arts or is Mike Young.
Well, at least this movie looks good. Unlike that Paul Blart shit. I want to see this one. I will imagine that my movie magically appeared.
Here's a list of my top ten favorite novellas: www.johnmadera.com/2009/04/bradley-sandss-top-ten-favorite.html.
And other lists by all of these people courtesy of John Madera:
John Dermot Woods
Kimberly King Parsons
Micheline Aharonian Marcom
Lorette C. Luzajic
Brandon Scott Gorrell