WE’RE FINALISTS! for the 2019 High Scribe Award, which recognizes an emerging voice in screenwriting, for our show, THE GRAVEYARD SHIFT!
NEW FICTION: WHEN THE SHOOTING STARTED
I'm Max, and I am a writer.
I teach a very exclusive class over at McSweeney's. If you'd like to become a writer too, let me help you.
I also write fiction, but who has time to read these days? You've got a short enough attention span as it is and summer's over, which means you're not at the beach anymore - you're just checking this website out at work while Jim recaps those frikin' expense reports and human resources has just turned off Facebook to increase workplace productivity so you really only have a minute to look at something that's not an excel spreadsheet. Well, my short story, The Bird, was recently published by the dreamy, wild, and uncompromising lit mag CHEAP POP. And it will only take a literal minute to read.
Or perhaps you like pictures with your words? Who doesn't. Graphic Novels ARE novels, dammit. So let us not forget Dislocated, a project that maybe was ahead of it's time? Written and released way back in 2012 before I truly understood how the internet worked, I collaborated with a couple incredible artists to make a wholly unique, episodic storytelling experience featuring infinite scrolling, original artwork, and man-eating wolves.
I've also written commercials for Char-Broil Grills...
... and often help brands like The Wheelhouse, Signal Snowboards, and Live Nation find their voice.
Wow. You're still here. Let me tell you some other interesting things about me. I was once a background actor on television shows like How I Met Your Mother -
- and CSI: Miami …
My hometown was listed as one of Buzzfeed's 12 Bleakest Places on Earth.
I studied at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh and also work as a video editor.
I did not edit this particular movie, but this is what I imagine every time I tell someone I write AND edit - this could be me working for you.
Here are some things I DID edit.