Part 4: References I mentioned earlier, that films such as “The French Connection” and “Bullit” are some of my major influences on this project. It’s a contemporary story, and yet the cops look like they wandered out of an episode of “Streets of San Francisco”. I wanted them to look off, like they’re relics in […]
Part 3: Shark Sequence What’s the first color you think of, when you think of a cop drama? Blue, right? So I decided I wouldn’t use blue in at all. I started doing the book in monochrome, yellowish-grey tones, with the plan to go over it again on the computer. But having done the first […]
While we are waiting for the US edition of “The Devil’s Concubine“, it’s now possible to enjoy – and rate! – the International trailer at comicbooktrailers.com. Go! Click! Five stars!
Part 2: INT: HOTEL Always have someone killed in the first scene. That’s my goal, anyway. Originally this opening scene was longer, but something as mundane as page count made me decide to cut it here. More of a cliffhanger that way, too. The inciting incident is actually borrowed from “Bullit”, just as there are […]
My old friend Rune Christensen asked me to write the script for his animation short “Down the Road”. The premise was to make a cartoon thriller, in black and white, with a minimum of effects. In reality, this could have been filmed with just two people in a car, and be finished in less than […]
Part 1: A new project takes form Having finished the script for “The Devil’s Concubine”, another story started brewing in my mind, starring the two cops, Maynard and Alphonse. I wanted it to look just like any other cop buddy-movie. Maynard a grumpy family man constantly worried about not being in control, Alphonse a young, […]