Exciting News! My screenplay, Prom on Mars, is an Official Selection at the upcoming Portland Comedy Film Festival.
Wait – what?! I hear you cry. Screenplay?
Yes, once upon a long, long time ago Prom on Mars was my retro-futuristic screenplay about a bunch of kids in the year 2053 taking a three-day shuttle ride to Mars for their senior prom. (Something of a cross between High School Musical (without the music), Star Trek, and Animal House.) In the 2000’s – back when I was Reviews Editor for PopImage.com – Prom became a long-running webcomic at that site, and this site was created to house the whole thing. Prom had a nice run for a few years at those two sites, told it’s story, sold a few indie copies of a print run of the first 50 strips, and then called it a day.
Later, when I started planning for a new website to house my writing, comedy, and publishing efforts, I decided to keep the promonmars url, because I kind of loved the name and the branding, and figured I’d also grab any leftover traffic. The current site has had almost exclusively all new content. Although I’ve occasionally re-posted some of the non-Prom strips – eg Total Losers, and Young Christo – but no Prom strips…yet.
In fact, for the past 10 years or so, in my brain, Prom was now a brand (and, technically, a publishing imprint), not a property of it’s own.
That is, until I re-read the original Prom script this past summer for the first time in a decade, and thought hey, that’s not so terrible. So, I cleaned it up and sent it off to a couple places, including the Portland Film Festival. And well, there you go.
Wish me luck! I may even post some of the script or the old webcomics up here, if there’s any interest…