August 6, 2018 Episode 222 - James Morosini (Making & Acting in Your Own Movies)

James Morosini was born in Tampa FL and raised in Boston MA. After graduating USC's School of Cinematic Arts, James went on to book the lead in a Tim Robbins produced Comedy Central pilot, Ultimate Ultimate. From there, he's starred on multiple seasons of FX's American Horror Story, Feud, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Criminal Minds, Lethal Weapon, Son of Zorn, Loosely Exactly Nicole, and many others.

In 2017 James independently produced his first feature film which he co-wrote and directed entitled Threesomething. The film made its world premiere to sold out audiences at the 2018 Cinequest Film Festival after a teaser went viral with over 8 million views.


Pre-Show Notes

-- Why Are So Many Wannabe Screenwriters Getting Scammed?

-- A new found footage horror movie written and directed by Marcus Harben, Produced by Steve and Tracy Jarvis and Giles Alderson and exec produced by Allan Niblo. Now in production. LIKE their Facebook page below; 

— Want to help me make a short trailer project?

The weather is finally getting nice in Philly, and I’m finally going to make something again.

I’m aiming for a September/October 2018 shoot date for a fun, fake trailer project here in the Philly area. I’ll be looking for actors, a location manager, and a few other key crew roles.

If you’re interested in helping shoot me an email, and put Fake Trailer Project in the subject line.

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— Quentin Tarantino Writing Masterclass (A collection of advice)

Over 99,000 views, over 2,800 thumbs up, and a ton of great feedback.

This is a video I edited together from various Tarantino writing advice I’ve heard over the years. Please let me know what you think of it.



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Show Notes

-- [00:02:56] - Going to film school

 - USC Cinematic School of the Arts

-- [00:06:46]  - Scenes from A Marriage - is a 1973 Swedish Television miniseries written and directed by Ingmar Bergman and starring Liv Ullmann and Erland Josephson. The story explores the disintegration of the marriage between Marianne, a family lawyer specializing in divorce, and Johan, spanning a period of 10 years. Bergman's teleplay draws on his own experiences, including his relationship with Ullmann. It was shot on a small budget in Stockholm and Fårö in 1972.

-- [00:15:29] - Big crew vs Small Crew/ Look vs Feel

-- [00:28:48] - American Horror Story - American Horror Story is an American anthology horror television series created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. Each season is conceived as a self-contained miniseries, following a different set of characters and settings, and a storyline with its own "beginning, middle, and end."

-- [00:32:31] - Can You Really Fake it Til You Make It?

-- [00:37:33] - Working with Crypt TV

  • Crypt TV - Crypt TV is an entertainment company founded by Jack Davis and Eli Roth in 2015 and backed by Jason Blum and Blumhouse Productions.

-- [00:47:41] - Are Screenwriting books worth anything?

Q&A: James Morosini via Go Into the Story blog


-- [01:01:16] - Threesomething - When a threesome takes an unexpected turn, three horny friends lose their minds and find love... or something like it PREORDER NOW!!

-- [01:12:10] - Worst on Set Experience

-- [01:17:42] - Parting Thoughts


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