The year 2023 has begun with an atmospheric river slamming the California coast which lead to flooding, mudslides, structural damages, injury, and loss of life. In between these torrents I bicycled around the Santa Cruz area to see the aftermaths. It's like nothing I've ever seen before, and there are more storms on the way … Continue reading The Storm Of January ’23
This summer I'm going to make a short movie. It will be my first, so I'm very excited! So far I have five pages of script, two committed actors, and a director of photography. I'll be able to rent a camera, lights, and other equipment from Community Television of Santa Cruz. The story of the … Continue reading New Project: Short Movie
My screenplay Leaving Paradise is an award winner at the Multi Dimension International Film Festival. There are many film festivals under the Film Freeway umbrella and MDIFF is just one of them, but I'm grateful for any victory that comes my way. And this is just the beginning of the effort to get this little … Continue reading Leaving Paradise: Winner
TWENTY is an in development film project about four friends from Santa Cruz who go to a Roaring Twenties party and end up in an unexpected adventure. TWENTY is a unique and inventive story conceived by Hilary Davidson (she played Celia in my Community TV show Last Call), and she'll also be directing. I'm helping her … Continue reading TWENTY – Film Project
In April of 2019 I posted about a new project of mine, a screenplay about a person who is trying to escape from Santa Cruz, link below for more details about the plot. https://robertkirkendall.com/2019/04/17/im-writing-a-screenplay/ At the time I posted about the screenplay it was 60 pages long and in its early planning stages. By last … Continue reading Screenplay Finished!
Hi all. I've been so busy on other writing projects that I realized I've been neglecting my website like a delinquent parent. The shame! So naturally I decided to write this post so I don't fall behind in the massive clutter that is cyberspace. What has happened in my life? Not much, just enduring the … Continue reading Posting Because I Haven’t Posted Lately
My employer sells product to hospitals so I've still been able to work during this pandemic, which gives me an opportunity to get out of the house and traverse through my less peopled city. It is strangely calming to see so much less activity despite the circumstances, and even though being out does increase my … Continue reading Life During COVID-19
Last Thursday evening I bicycled to the Santa Cruz Metro Bus Station to catch a bus out to Soquel to watch a spoken word event. I arrived five minutes ahead of the scheduled departure, but the bike rack on the front of the bus was already filled to its maximum capacity of three. I queried … Continue reading A Generous Bus Passenger
After many years of toiling away on short stories, short stage plays, two act stage plays, poems, a novel, and other assorted projects, a month ago I began writing my first screenplay for a feature length film, and I'm already up to page 60! And since I see this movie being an hour and a … Continue reading I’m Writing A Screenplay!
https://carrotranch.com/2019/02/01/january-31-flash-fiction-challenge/ They sat on the beach and watched the ocean waves against the setting sun. "So this is it?" she asked. "Yeah, everything's set," he answered. "I'll stay at a friend's place while I look for a new job. Shouldn't take long." She looked over at him. "Really wish you could stay," she pleaded. "So … Continue reading 99 Word Prompt: Sea Mist