"Three sisters come together over the weekend to celebrate the birthday of their deceased mother."
A feature film to be photographed T.B.D.
Tess has been a passion project for me, more or less. The idea behind the story was originally conceived between my first feature Enola (2008) and my second feature Nicotine (2013). I started writing the screenplay in 2010, but eventually, as many writers have experienced, came to a block in the road and got stuck halfway through the screenplay. Instinctually I put the project on the back burner and wrote Nicotine, which was a louder, faster, more aggressive story.
In March 2013, two months after the first public screening of Nicotine, I started back up with Tess, but this time with my wife Jennifer as a writing partner. April 2013 we submitted Tess into the Sundance Screenwriters Lab Workshop. For Sundance we needed to send in the first five pages of our screenplay, an artistic statement, a detailed summary of the story and our bios. Unfortunately we weren't selected to move to round two.
After roughly six years in the works, this can be called my passion project.