The first is something that I’ve been slowly developing over the past several months – since summer! – with a fantastic writer, Coco Solari. She’s just delightful, and we’ve spent hours at Think Coffee in Union Square talking about life, movies, people, and utopias/dystopias. That’s because we’re developing a pretty cool science-fiction/futuristic script about destiny vs. free will in society, Coco helming the script and myself in the backseat, enjoying the ride. Right now she’s furiously penning the words on the page, and I can’t wait to read it.
The second I’m actually co-writing (a slightly terrifying task), but it’s with the partnership of John Olson, an actor and playwright I’ve known for years. You might have seen him recently on the Swedish reality show, Allt för Sverige. ;) Anywho, I was inspired by recent sad family events in my life combined with simultaneously amazing reconnections to tell a story of grief and reconciliation. It's sort of a love letter to my family, and hopefully an inspiration to others to not let those important ones in your life slip away. John and I have been meeting regularly over the past couple months at my favorite coffee shop in Astoria, OK Café, discussing character development, conflict, and storyline, sharing personal stories and reflections to spark ideas. It’s been so thrilling and I’ve started to shake off my nerves of script-writing. We’re getting closer and closer to diving in and writing it, and I think it’s going to be really really good.
So that’s where I’m at right now, and I hope you’re as excited as I am to see where these developments lead. And check out your local coffee shop to support small business! :)