Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers.
— Isaac Asimov
WHEN TO? (almost) live from Cannes with Professor Thibault http://wp.me/s3o03d-whento
This is a short fim – of sorts – I made with the Short Film Corner at the Cannes Film Festival 2008 with the following rules:
- Write, shoot and edit in 72 hrs,
- Use the Filp Video camera…
Brad Combest’s first few jobs in Hollywood – as a researcher on Modern Marvels, as a literary agent’s assistant at the Gersh Agency, as an executive assistant at Dreamworks – taught him plenty, but it was his work as a story editor on Robot Chicken that changed his life. It was there that he got a taste for animation and realized it was what he wanted to be doing.
As a production coordinator on the Disney animated feature Wreck-It Ralph, Brad got to be around the director, writers, head of story and voice talent during the entire production process. It was after this that Brad followed his true passion and wrote Sassy Gay Samurai, the latest series to be optioned by Amazon Studios.
We spoke with Brad about the series, how reading Pearl S. Buck put him on the path to a writing career and how standing in a never-ending series of lines at the San Diego Comic-Con International resulted in an optioned series.
What inspired you to want to write as a career?
In high school I read the The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck. We had the option to do a book report or write another chapter, so I wrote a satirical chapter. Stylistically it worked in the context of the book but it was just so silly. I had a great time writing with a bunch of my friends at an Applebee’s trying to come up with ideas while drinking way too much soda.
Then I managed a movie theater during college and got paid to watch all the movies that came out the night before to make sure they were OK. I watched so many terrible films that it was a huge motivator as it made me feel as if I had something of a chance to write something that might sell. When college was done I threw everything into my car and moved to Los Angeles not knowing anybody, started looking for work and started writing.
You have had quite a variety of entertainment jobs; do you feel that helped you?
I really felt I got an education on all these jobs which helped me with my writing that was invaluable. I got a good foundation of how things worked from a buyer’s perspective and learned a lot about development and the story process from not just the studio side but also the writer’s side.
I made this short as a tribute to Asian cinema of the 90s in the form of a fake trailer.
Funny thing, though, a film archive saw it and contacted me recently saying they’d like to screen the…
TAIPEI NIGHTS, LIVE AND LOVE - A tribute to Asian cinema of the 90s
This tribute to Asian cinema of the 90s
is written and directed by Cédric Jouarie,
and produced by Cédric Jouarie and Dan Kee Chuang.
Music by Devin Anderson Wiley.
The players are Gino Yang as the lead,
Spring Tsao and Frances Lee as the two girls.
Cinematography by Dario Rejeucci and Christophe Lemieux.
Editing and sound mixing by Eric de Jaicour.
Special thanks to Mandy Hsieh, Emily Wu and her parents,
and also to Eva Yeh, Sharon Wu, Zoey Chao, Johnny Hu
and Jeffrey Chen of ifilm.
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