I didn't win the Zoetrope screenplay contest. I didn't even make the finalists list. I guess that's what I get for submitting a kung-fu movie.
God knows kung-fu movies aren't for serious filmmakers. Why even bother?
But that's ok.
1,000 Year Heroes is the first screenplay I ever wrote. And guess what. It made the semi-finals. Not bad for a kung-fu movie written by a white guy from Tennessee who had never written a screenplay in his life.
Small victories - I'll take them.
And if you know Jet Li or anyone in the Hong Kong martial arts cinema, send them my way.
UPDATE: Back up to three screenplays out. I just submitted my Sinbad script to Bluecat. I know, what's the point? What self-respecting screenplay contest is going to let a Sinbad movie win, right? I mean, it's supposed to be about art! Get a grip, man!