Category: Narrative Motion Pictures

Mon Ami, L’Idiot (My Friend, The Fool)

Mon Ami, L'Idiot (My Friend, The Fool) Short Film

A meditation on foolishness in its variety and wisdom. A short film made for the Monthly Movie Challenge March 2024 theme: “Am I The Fool.” Watch on YouTube or right here. Credits below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVBum_oquUY Film, Music, Narration Mark S. Meritt…

Ding

Ding Short Film

A woman experiences ups and downs with an online dating connection. A short film made for the Monthly Movie Challenge February 2024 theme: “Starting Over.” Watch on YouTube or right here. Credits below. Film & Music Mark S. Meritt Writing…

A Little Death

A Little Death Short Film

A woman returns home frantically looking for something only to find something else which will turn her life upside-down. A short film made for the Monthly Movie Challenge January 2024 theme: “It’s Not What You Think.” Watch on YouTube or…

Piper’s New Book

Piper's New Book Short Film

A birthday gift card leads to a dilemma about how to choose which book to get. A short film made for the Monthly Movie Challenge January 2024 theme: “It’s Not What You Think.” Watch on YouTube or right here. Credits…

Nothing but Flowers (a short screenplay)

Yuppie couple goes back to the land – sells trendy Toronto pad, he quits his job as Head of Hostile Takeovers at DigestCom and she quits her job as a patent lawyer. They use all the money from the sale of their pad to buy a small plot of land on Galiano Island and live out of a lean-to eating deer meat and wild berries. They suffer severe caffeine withdrawal and can’t beat their insomnia. Hilarious adventures ensue.

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The short narrative screenplay was inspired by a chapter on homelessness in Daniel Quinn’s Beyond Civilization: Humanity’s Next Great Adventure, listed in the Potluck library under ecology, anthropology and evolution. This piece appeared in the first and only issue of…

The Unexplainable Bonefish

This was a proposed television series in which host Dr. Wiley Bonefish and a crew of puppet lab assistants would humorously help kids explore paranormal science using the scientific method. Read the The Unexplainable Bonefish – Series Proposal .pdf. ©…