I have joined the Screenplay Reader Committee for the Atlanta Film Festival‘s Screenplay Competition. Submissions are currently open for eligible scripts, whether it be a feature, pilot episode, or short film. The 2018 festival takes place between April 13th to 22nd, and is Oscar qualifying for features and shorts. The screenplay competition itself provides series of prizes, including All Access passes, expenses paid trip to the Screenwriter’s Retreat, and a consultation with a mentor to discuss next steps to further one’s career or jumpstart the next project.
GOOD HAIR THE MOVIE has been selling out in advance for every screening so far, starting with the COMEDY & CURLS premiere in Atlanta, Georgia on 2/10 at the Highwire Comedy Co., follow up show on 2/27 at Highland Ballroom, and just most recently the Asheville, North Carolina screening at the Cat Fly Film Festival. Since we expect a similar turnout at the upcoming roadshow events, it would be wise to secure your tickets early! COMEDY & CURLS is touring in the following cities:
4/15: Savannah, GA
4/17: Athens, GA
4/21: Columbia, SC
4/23: Charlotte, NC
4/24: Films on Tap @ Charlotte, NC
4/28: Greenville, SC
5/6: Knoxville, TN
5/27: Charleston, SC
6/24: Memphis, TN
7/13: Austin, TX
GOOD HAIR movie tour dates! Mark your calendars for Comedy & Curls: a night of superb humor followed by the hit romantic comedy short directed by, written by, and starring @catherinedholly and @frayforde . . . . . #film #goodhair #comedyandcurls #movie #festival #filmfestival #catflyfilmfestival #ontour #goodhairthemovie #comedy #curls #girl #beautiful #photography #filmmaking #music #boy
GOOD HAIR is also slated to screen at the Films on Tap event in Charlotte, NC on Monday 4/24, conveniently one day after the COMEDY & CURLS event in the same city. Birdsong Brewing Co. is hosting Films on Tap this season, and a wonderful witbier called Doin’ Thyme has been selected to pair with the film in order show the characters’ transition from the winter of their relationship into the springtime. The programmers were nothing but supportive when we met at the pairing, and I am excited for an event that promotes two of my favorite things: film and beer!
Our producer @ted.kendrick and our sound mixer @official_sexythomas picked the perfect beer to pair with #goodhairthemovie for Films on Taps in Charlotte, NC on April 24th. Also, if you’re in Charlotte the day before, check out our show Comedy & Curls at Peace Pipe on April 23rd!! #goodhair #filmsontap #charlotte #charlottenc #charlottefilm #charlottecomedy #comedy #standup #film #writer #director #actor #producer #northcarolina #peacepipe #beer #cocaine
Image by Joe Karg
Last month, I came onboard as a producer on GOOD HAIR, a comedy about the millennial romantic experience. GOOD HAIR stars Catherine Dee Holly, an educating artist at both the Alliance Theatre and True Colors Theatre who has been featured in Comedy Central’s WORKAHOLICS, and comedian / actor Fray Forde who was part of the principal cast in the Atlanta based web-series QUARTER LIFE*, and has shared the stage with Hannibal Buress, Eric Andre, and TJ Miller.
GOOD HAIR involves an empty conditioner bottle which spawns what appears to be argument of the day for couple Frankie and Khi. After the argument, Khi seeks advice from his best friend Elijah, and attempts to remedy the situation with a romantic gesture for Frankie. Meanwhile, a conversation with Charlotte, Frankie’s best friend and Elijah’s wife, ignites Frankie’s existential crisis. GOOD HAIR explores a millennial long term relationship and the split ends along the way.
Image by Andrew Bradford
I initially provided constructive story and dialogue feedback where a few of my joke ideas found their way into the final script. In my notes, I suggested product placement could be beneficial for the conditioner bottle, so it wouldn’t be necessary to hide any labels while shooting. We secured a local Atlanta brand of conditioner called Aunt Jackie’s Curls & Coils, courtesy of the House of Cheatham.
We were also lucky to have an amazing crew, as seen below, including Andrew Bradford (Director of Photography), Corey Wavle (1st AC), Will McBride (1st AD) Thomas Propst (Sound), Morgan Moore (Grip), Jason Carroll (Gaffer), Erin Hodges (Scripty), Chaz Scovel (Crafty), and an amazing team of production assistants: Nina Publico, Brittany Jackson, Madeleine Richardson, Cat Wityk, and Keeley Turner.
Image by Andrew Bradford
GOOD HAIR is currently in post, expected to be completed by February 2017 with a premiere event at Highwire Comedy on Friday, February 10th in Atlanta, Georgia.