And just recently a friend donated a full light package and I can create various levels from supser bright to barely there.
Is this the first indie production you’ve done? For film, specifically. And what went into the decision to make it a web series versus a feature or a short?
I keep a very tight schedule. I write every week. I budget my time and I work really really fast
Everything is shot in my home so it makes it very easy - in certain ways
Yes, your cast is amazing. I recognize many of them from film and tv.
From your experience, how have you managed to keep Ave 43 going for such a long time (10 years) and on a consistent basis?
Yes first and only film/web show I’ve done. I wanted a continuous, inexpensive way to have all my friends over
Just curious, what was the general process of being a staff writer?
The commitment of such great actors- The fact that it’s actually a party we have over here - (cocktails and food) The fun of it has kept it alive
Hard question to answer succinctly - Your in a room, you talk for hours about the season and the arcs and you then discuss each episode individually,breaking it down to its smallest part - then you break off and write an episode
Yes - I have a terrific company that all work on TV
Typically, what’s the production process like for Ave 43? How long does it take for you to script an episode, on up to shooting day(s)?
or most I should say
Has budget ever been an issue between you and your cast/crew, especially after so many seasons? That’s a conflict we’ve seen come up before in the community.
Hey Justin! I’m a fellow Los Angelino out here, working on web & digital (just had Classic Alice move onto Amazon/Amazon Prime) to try to elbow my face into rooms. You know.
I’d love to keep in touch – and if it’s not too bold, meet up? – and see if we can’t find a collab to work on, or even just swap war stories. Do you have a Twitter, or a way to touch base?
I play sex-starved Phil on AVE 43 – and I can vouch for the fun – and cocktails,
The process is like this:
I check availability, and depending on who can make it, I structure that weeks chapter.
I write on Monday - try to send scripts on Tuesday. Film all day Saturday amd edit Sunday and Monday - Usually the chapter is ready by Wednesday
How did you get into that world/industry, and any advice for other writers looking to follow in those footsteps? Feel free to answer non-succinctly!
The bravest, kindest actor ever (and one of the best!)
What was it like working on Gilmore Girls, and what did you take away from that experience? How did you transfer that knowledge to making Ave 43?