PLAYWRITING / SCREENWRITING
PRODIGALS | A big-city dreamer returns to his hometown of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario to testify in a murder trial, reopening old wounds in his circle of friends and discovering that his missed opportunities are more than just regrets.
Directed by Peter Boychuk. Developed and produced by Twenty-Something Theatre, 2011. (90 minutes, no intermission.)
Movie adaptation: After two successful runs on stage, I adapted this story into a feature screenplay and sold it to Vancouver’s Whiskaye Films, who partnered with Sociable Films for a production that wrapped in early 2016. The film stars David Alpay (Ararat) and my fellow Vancouver Film School grad Sara Canning (The Vampire Diaries).
US & EVERYTHING WE OWN | My second collaboration with Twenty-Something Theatre. This play examines a young couple’s hunger for home ownership and meaningful careers and how those competing interests threaten to destroy their relationship.
Directed by Sabrina Evertt. Developed and produced by Twenty-Something Theatre, 2013. (90 minutes, no intermission.)
NON-FICTION / JOURNALISM
“Grieving in the Time of Lulz” (essay) – Full Stop
“Writers and the Slow Road to #Progress” (essay) – Full Stop
“Because I Said So” (essay) – THIS Magazine
I covered film and TV for The Georgia Straight from 2007-2010.
I was a bright-eyed intern at Vancouver Review (RIP) where I wrote book reviews and contributed the occasional arts piece.
I’m currently developing my first novel. After creating an initial draft through a University of British Columbia mentorship in 2015, I revised the manuscript and was awarded a scholarship from Humber College to continue this project through a mentorship with Giller Prize-winning novelist David Bergen (The Time in Between). Much more to come on this in the future.