Luverly Ideabirds!

Ideabird 2/24/14

His father was a world famous musician and poet, and at 17 had released an album that changed rock music forever. Even people who didn’t like the music, had heard of the man. But the father was manic-depressive, and killed himself when his son was little. The boy grew up in his father’s shadow, burdened by his last name, and expectations to follow in his fathers’ steps. As the son’s 17th birthday approached, he felt crushed by the expectations on him.

Bonus idea: the dad’s body was never found, or he was declared dead in a foreign country under mysterious circumstances.

The Less Said, Completed! (For Now)

Whew! It’s been a tough, four-month slog, but I managed to complete my short film, The Less Said! Special thanks to my film co-op Scary Cow ( for helping me meet so many talented film people. I’m pretty happy with it, though it’s a bit shorter than it should be to meet the ScaryCow festival criteria. It needs some expansion & another edit before it goes to film festivals around the world. If you’re in San Francisco on March 1 and want to see it on the big screen come to the Castro Theater before 3 pm and get a ticket.

Now, you may be saying, “Yeah, Tony you can come up with an idea or two. But how are you in the execution department?” To answer that I’m including a link to the film script. It’s not the film, but see for yourself. Don’t worry, it’s short.

Enjoy, and look for more story ideas coming soon.

Ideabird 2/21/14

She was revived from her coma to find that 12 years had passed. Her three-year-old was now 15, and a stranger to her. She had nothing in common with her husband, who had been living with his former secretary. The world was different and strange, and the only person she felt any contact with was the secretary/new wife. The new wife felt that after devoting all her time to the child, she was finally waking up from a long nap.

© Tony Jonick 2013