Who I Am...
I am Sean Hood.
From my wikipedia page...
Sean Hood is an American screenwriter best known for horror (Halloween: Resurrection, Fear Itself, Masters of Horror), and more recently, action/thrillers (Conan the Barbarian 3D). Hood graduated from Brown University, with a double major in pure mathematics and studio art, and then spent several years working in Hollywood as a set dresser, prop assistant and art director working with filmmakers as diverse as James Cameron, David Fincher and David Lynch. He continued his studies at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, graduating in 1997 with an MFA in production. His student short film, “The Shy and the Naked” won a grant from the Sloan Foundation for the positive portrayal of science.
Hood sold his first spec screenplay to MTV Films in 2000, and went on to sign a deal with Dimension Films, which included rewrites on horror movies such Cursed. In the years that followed, Hood wrote action films including Hercules for producer Avi Lerner, and a science fiction film, Subterranean, with director Marcus Nispel. He also wrote the episode "Echoes (Fear Itself)" for NBC'sFear Itself and the screenplay for the thriller The Haunting in New York.
Hood teaches screenwriting at USC School of Cinematic Arts.
He was one of the founding members of Filmmakers Alliance and often collaborates creatively with FA's president, Jacques Thelemaque. His most recent short film is Melancholy Baby. And his most recent completed script is Rambo: Last Stand.
Contributions in Progress
I'm plannning and working on articles on the following topics...
- San Franscisco filmmaker Rob Nilsson
- Los Angeles Non-profit group Filmmakers Alliance
- Filmmaker Jacques Thelemaque
- Sculpting in Time : Reflections on the Cinema by Tarkovsky
- Ten Days In A Madhouse by Nellie Bly
- Blackwell's Island Asylum
- “Nellie Bly” (in development) (written by)
- “The Breathtaker” (in development) (written by)
- “"Masters of Horror" (2006) (episode 1.10 "Sick Girl") (written by)
- “The Crow: Wicked Prayer” (2005)(screenplay by)
- “Cursed” (2005)(uncreditted rewrite)
- “Cube 2: Hypercube’ (2002) (screenplay by) (story by)
- “Halloween: Resurrection” (2002) (screenplay by)
- “The Shy and the Naked” (1998) (short film) (writer/director)
- Sean Hood on myspace
Rob Nilsson, a San Francisco based director, won the Camera d'Or at Cannes for NORTHERN LIGHTS and the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival for HEAT AND SUNLIGHT. He is the first American film director to have won both awards.
Nilsson is a pioneer in the techniques of video to film transfer which led to today's digital revolution. In 1985 SIGNAL 7 was the first small format video feature to be blown up to film and distributed around the world.
Nilsson is currently at work on the 9@Night film series--a unique cycle of street level dramatic feature films about the lives of 50 inner city characters. These 9@Night films are cast from the Tenderloin yGroup (formerly the Tenderloin Action Group), an acting workshop for homeless, inner city residents and professional actors now in its eleventh year.
The 9@Night Project brings together four critical ingredients:
An aesthetic based on Direct Action Cinema, a method of creating drama from character and circumstance seeking emotional depth and street level authenticity.
The Tenderloin yGroup, an ensemble of committed actors forged from eleven years of work in the streets of San Francisco's Tenderloin.
Digital technology for the production, marketing, distribution, and exhibition of high quality feature films at a fraction of industry costs.
A more efficiently produced and personally meaningful cinema that speaks from the human heart.