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Once Upon a Time in Tarantinoville

Once Upon a Time in Tarantinoville

Apr 13, 202420 min read

Since his auda cious entrance with Reservoir Dogs in 1992, Quentin Tarantino has carved out a niche so uniquely his own that each new film feels like another love letter to storytelling. His canvas of dialogue, violence, and unapologetic nods…

The Sleeper

The Sleeper

Apr 12, 20244 min read

It was the fall of 2021 and I’d not traveled anywhere since March of the previous year. I wish I could say I met my impending trip to New Orleans like a groundhog greeting spring. In reality, I didn’t want…

From Idea to Iconic: How to Make Mega-Hits From Your Mind-Blips

From Idea to Iconic: How to Make Mega-Hits From Your Mind-Blips

Apr 11, 20244 min read

The birth of a big idea can be as delicate and mysterious as the first bloom of a rare flower emerging from dark soil into the light of day, its beauty and strength a marvel of nature’s design– Hey Sean,…

Who Should Not Collaborate?

Who Should Not Collaborate?

Apr 10, 20246 min read

While the synergy of collaboration can lead to unparalleled creative achievements, it’s equally important to recognize when solo work might be the better path for you. Understanding that your own work style, needs, and goals aren’t aligned with collaboration is…

Pivot Vs. Iterating (These Words Are Not Synonyms)

Pivot Vs. Iterating (These Words Are Not Synonyms)

Apr 9, 20243 min read

PIVOT!!! We used to pivot so much at Sterling & Stone that Ross’s infamous exclamation served as a verbal eye roll around the studio. Enough so that Niamh and I often hesitated whenever we were about to announce a change…

Meet My Grandparents

Meet My Grandparents

Apr 8, 20246 min read

I’m going to guesstimate that I spent around three hundred weekends with my grandparents. Looking back now, it’s easy to see how much I took each of those Saturdays and early Sundays for granted back before I knew any better.…

Infinite Doors by Platt & Truant

Infinite Doors by Platt & Truant

Apr 7, 20245 min read

Last week I told you about the time on our podcast when Johnny, Dave, and I started our story from the same basic prompt. A Dave narrative will always go dark, with lost love being one of his off-the-shelf tropes.…

HUZZAH! The Great’s Deliciously Subversive Take on History

HUZZAH! The Great’s Deliciously Subversive Take on History

Apr 6, 202412 min read

HUZZAH! The Great’s Deliciously Subversive Take on History I was not super excited about seeing The Great when it was first announced as a Hulu original, with Elle Fanning playing Catherine the Great.  Of course I would see it, and…

WhiteSpace

WhiteSpace

Apr 5, 20243 min read

Whitespace was my first favorite series, and the peak of my initial creative phase with Dave. Yesterday’s Gone will always have the glory of going first, being the most ambitious, and also the most outright fun out of that first…

This is the Most Powerful Prompt I’ve Written So Far

This is the Most Powerful Prompt I’ve Written So Far

Apr 4, 20244 min read

When faced with a deadlock in communication, even the most articulate among us can find ourselves at a loss. In this void, traditional tools of dialogue can feel blunt and inadequate. I encountered such an impasse earlier this year when…