In the works

CoyoteMoon Films is gearing up for its second short film, The Three O'Clock, written by Michael Grady and to be directed by Howard Allen. We will update as we have more information.

Also, our sister organization, ScriptDoctor, will soon have its own blog focusing on topics related to writing, scripts, and turning scripts into motion pictures, as well as updating information related specifically to ScriptDoctor. (This blog will still carry some of that information, but will now focus more on the production side of the film industry and small films.) We will let you know as soon as the ScriptDoctor blog goes live.


The Coyote Recommends: Smoke Signals

After learning of his absent father's death, Victor travels from Idaho to Phoenix. He is accompanied by lifelong friend (of sorts) Thomas, who was orphaned when his parents died in a fire that consumed their house. Thomas might have died, too, if Victor's father Arnold had not saved him. This is a fairly early example of Adam Beach's talents as an actor--he plays into stereotypes only to defy them (something the screenplay does deftly with most of its characters, as well). Gary Farmer (Nobody in Dead Man, which he stole from Johnny Depp) plays Arnold with a level of humanity that makes the wild swings in his character seamless and believable. Look for Tantoo Cardinal (Dances with Wolves) and Irene Bedard (Pocahontas, The New World) in strong supporting roles.

Smoke Signals is available on DVD and through netflix. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did.



A couple of quick links:

John August offers advice for aspiring directors thinking of using music videos as a stepping stone to a feature-directing career.

Jonathan Handel has a new book coming out in a few weeks on Hollywood on strike, titled, appropriately enough, Hollywood on Strike!


Howard Allen Interview

CoyoteMoon Films founder and director of Se Habla Español was interviewed by ScriptLinks. The interview can be read in the interviews section of their website.

The ScriptLinks homepage is here.