"Not 'Hollywood Independent' - writer John Oak Dalton is the real Real Thing." --Cinema Minima."Very weird and unpopular b-movies and comics."--Blogalicious. "After watching the film I am left to wonder if he had some childhood trauma he is not telling us about."--IMDB user review. "Screenwriter John Oak Dalton wanted to be in Hollywood. Instead, he's in the rustic kitchen above the Germania General Store, stirring a pot of boiling hot dogs."
--The Harrisburg Patriot-News.
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Down in the Badlands
Let me make this clear: it is not common for a screenwriter to be invited to a movie set. Being a screenwriter is like being a virgin; most directors call and call and call and when you finally give it up they stop calling. But some directors, like Henrique Couto, aren't like that; in fact Henrique always invites me to the set, and then pretends like I know what I'm talking about. Here I am on the set of Calamity Jane's Revenge, looking at some badass dailies. Later I proved I had some modest worth when I built a campfire for a critical scene. Then we used it to cook hot dogs, and the strange truth is that I have cooked hot dogs for people now on three movie sets: Among Us, The Da Vinci Curse, and now Calamity Jane's Revenge. This was taken, for some reason, by a talented photographer named Alicia Lozier.