TheWickerBreaker.com has gone world wide!!!

Does anybody know anyone in Antarctica? 

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That's the only continent that I am missing a reader from.

What an amazing time we live in!

Thanks to everyone who has stopped by to hang out with this breaker of wicker.

Matt Bunker

I started out with a goal of becoming a paid screenwriter. I had no interest in any other aspect of filmmaking. I received and scholarship to The Vancouver Film School's Writing for Film and Television program where I graduated in 2005. I fell in love with being on set during my first non-school produced short, . I loved being around all the creative people, seeing people having fun while working. The whole liking your job was a new world to me, so I decided to give it a shot. I volunteered for any project I could, doing what ever was needed. The set was my Film School this time. While working as a PA on a feature I was informed that the DP wanted the three tallest PAs to help out in the grip and electric department. That is when I found the department that felt like the best fit for me while I continued to write.

487

For those of you playing along at home, 487, a short film that I wrote is going to be shot within the next couple weeks. We’ve got a few days left to raise the funds needed to make this a reality.

The story is about a young boy thrown into a race leading him to spend the rest of his life looking for the finish line, unsure why, but knowing that it's worth it.

We have a very talented cast and crew that I am confident will make 487 a beautiful piece of cinema.

Please follow our progress on Facebook. http://www.facebook.com/487film

Also please visit our film page to read the script, watch the anamatic, and/or donate to help make this a reality. We will be raffling off many prizes along with the gifts listed for each level of donation. http://www.487film.com/

Below are a few items that you can win!!! (***Note: the paintings are still works in progress.

Thanks for all your support!!!

Matt Bunker

I started out with a goal of becoming a paid screenwriter. I had no interest in any other aspect of filmmaking. I received and scholarship to The Vancouver Film School's Writing for Film and Television program where I graduated in 2005. I fell in love with being on set during my first non-school produced short, . I loved being around all the creative people, seeing people having fun while working. The whole liking your job was a new world to me, so I decided to give it a shot. I volunteered for any project I could, doing what ever was needed. The set was my Film School this time. While working as a PA on a feature I was informed that the DP wanted the three tallest PAs to help out in the grip and electric department. That is when I found the department that felt like the best fit for me while I continued to write.

Fun Wicker Fact!

As far as I can tell, last month four people found thewickerbreaker.com through a search engine.

Here's what they were looking for.

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Matt Bunker

I started out with a goal of becoming a paid screenwriter. I had no interest in any other aspect of filmmaking. I received and scholarship to The Vancouver Film School's Writing for Film and Television program where I graduated in 2005. I fell in love with being on set during my first non-school produced short, . I loved being around all the creative people, seeing people having fun while working. The whole liking your job was a new world to me, so I decided to give it a shot. I volunteered for any project I could, doing what ever was needed. The set was my Film School this time. While working as a PA on a feature I was informed that the DP wanted the three tallest PAs to help out in the grip and electric department. That is when I found the department that felt like the best fit for me while I continued to write.

Another fun "negative" review of And Then Something Happened.

Imagination Gone Wild

First, I should say that the ratings veer toward the low side only because the categories provided aren't in the area of your strengths. If there were categories for Imagery, Absurdist Humor, Colorful Scenarios etc. this screenplay would shine.

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This is the most colorful, ridiculous, vivid contraption I've encountered in screenplay form. Perhaps because it's not meant exactly to be a screenplay in the strictest sense. It feels like it was a fun, cathartic exploration for the writer in a Burroughs/Kaufman/Crumb/Obayashi on Benzedrine mashup kinda way.

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Which can be a fun ride for a reader. And there's a barrage of great visuals from the light bulb to the critters helping the roadkill across the street to the self-conscious camera moves. Any five minutes of this would make a great music video or trippy companion to Heavy Metal.

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I'm sure you're getting this a lot, but as it reads now, the story seems more positioned to be a graphic novel or sci-fi novel.

As far as a feature narrative, there's nothing for me as a reader to latch onto and the visuals, no matter how fantastic, start to feel monotonous and even frustrating. If you're interested in strengthening the reader's investment, I'd suggest keeping a main character (such as Marty) involved and pursuing a visible goal throughout. The visuals and wacky, colorful world will still pay off, but now you'll have an audience who's sticking around to see what happens.

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Regardless of the medium you choose, you clearly have a vivid imagination that deserves an outlet.

Matt Bunker

I started out with a goal of becoming a paid screenwriter. I had no interest in any other aspect of filmmaking. I received and scholarship to The Vancouver Film School's Writing for Film and Television program where I graduated in 2005. I fell in love with being on set during my first non-school produced short, . I loved being around all the creative people, seeing people having fun while working. The whole liking your job was a new world to me, so I decided to give it a shot. I volunteered for any project I could, doing what ever was needed. The set was my Film School this time. While working as a PA on a feature I was informed that the DP wanted the three tallest PAs to help out in the grip and electric department. That is when I found the department that felt like the best fit for me while I continued to write.

I wish all my negative reviews read like this.

This is a review of my latest screenplay, And Then Something Happened, from a reader at Zoetrope.com. At least I think it's a negative review. He says it's not for him, but... You decide.

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Hi Matt,

I don't know where this was inspired, but it's very unique and ambitious screenplay. It reminds me of "Funky Forest" and "Taste of Tea" if you've ever seen those films. It was strange, bizzare, and honestly over my head. I didn't understand the "battle for the present" that you stated in your logline, but I did enjoy very much seeing how you weaved all the chapters together with a continuous feel. The screenplay itself felt very much stream-of-consciousness.

I went into reading your script expecting a Back to the Future style story and kept waiting for the script to jump on a linear path. In the end, I felt a little duped by your logline, and maybe it's just my expectation that I would be reading a screenplay with a conventional story. But you did write your logline in a very straightforward way, so think about changing your logline to reflect the structure of your screenplay so you will attract the right readers to it.

In the end, I thought that there were some interesting ideas and fun moments, but it wasn't cohesive to me as a movie. This is a work of art, an artistic expression, and should you ever get it made I expect it would become a midnight movie with cult status. This is not mainstream, not even in an indie way. This is something so completely off the wall I can't categorize it.

And for that reason, I find it hard to give you feedback. I'm not sure what standard I should be holding it against. It breaks the mold in so many ways, I wouldn't want to point them out.

Instead, I'll open this up to a dialogue. You tell me what you're trying to achieve, or send me a specific question and I can answer it.

Thanks for the opportunity to read your script. It wasn't for me, but I applaud you for making something so differently awesome that I can't help but be in awe of its originality.

Matt Bunker

I started out with a goal of becoming a paid screenwriter. I had no interest in any other aspect of filmmaking. I received and scholarship to The Vancouver Film School's Writing for Film and Television program where I graduated in 2005. I fell in love with being on set during my first non-school produced short, . I loved being around all the creative people, seeing people having fun while working. The whole liking your job was a new world to me, so I decided to give it a shot. I volunteered for any project I could, doing what ever was needed. The set was my Film School this time. While working as a PA on a feature I was informed that the DP wanted the three tallest PAs to help out in the grip and electric department. That is when I found the department that felt like the best fit for me while I continued to write.

Like TheWickerBreaker.com, but No Like Read?

Tired of clicking all those links?

Well this is the deal for you. I just created a YouTube Channel with separate playlists for each article.

They're articles right?

Whatever, go to YouTube and subscribe and watch more videos that I think are interesting like this:

Same Beets, No Robots

Matt Bunker

I started out with a goal of becoming a paid screenwriter. I had no interest in any other aspect of filmmaking. I received and scholarship to The Vancouver Film School's Writing for Film and Television program where I graduated in 2005. I fell in love with being on set during my first non-school produced short, . I loved being around all the creative people, seeing people having fun while working. The whole liking your job was a new world to me, so I decided to give it a shot. I volunteered for any project I could, doing what ever was needed. The set was my Film School this time. While working as a PA on a feature I was informed that the DP wanted the three tallest PAs to help out in the grip and electric department. That is when I found the department that felt like the best fit for me while I continued to write.

Where have all the flowers gone... and why did they have to take all my money?

My unemployment has officially run dry.

This means no more safety net, no more Netflix, no more Hulu Plus, and no more internet (except through the phone.)

This isn't a tale of woe is me.

I prepaid my rent for a couple of months and have some money trickling in from a couple freelance jobs that I've managed to find.

This is the tale of how I entertain myself with all that yummy WIFI gone from my apartment. (NOTE: All my utilities are covered by the rent.)

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I guess this why I will never understand the person that says, "Oh, if I were to ever win the lottery I'd have to keep my job or else I would go crazy."

Maybe it helps when you are already there.

Matt Bunker

I started out with a goal of becoming a paid screenwriter. I had no interest in any other aspect of filmmaking. I received and scholarship to The Vancouver Film School's Writing for Film and Television program where I graduated in 2005. I fell in love with being on set during my first non-school produced short, . I loved being around all the creative people, seeing people having fun while working. The whole liking your job was a new world to me, so I decided to give it a shot. I volunteered for any project I could, doing what ever was needed. The set was my Film School this time. While working as a PA on a feature I was informed that the DP wanted the three tallest PAs to help out in the grip and electric department. That is when I found the department that felt like the best fit for me while I continued to write.

My nonexistent novel is now unavailable on Amazon.com

When I wrote the screenplay Memoirs of a Moron by Marty Hister I wanted it to feel like it was an adaptation of an actual novel. Well, this nonexistent novel is now currently unavailable. 

What does this mean?

How can you help?

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What I hope to get out of this?

What you can hope to get out of this?

Anyways, I hope you get a kick out of this journey.

Thanks!!!

Bunker

Matt Bunker

I started out with a goal of becoming a paid screenwriter. I had no interest in any other aspect of filmmaking. I received and scholarship to The Vancouver Film School's Writing for Film and Television program where I graduated in 2005. I fell in love with being on set during my first non-school produced short, . I loved being around all the creative people, seeing people having fun while working. The whole liking your job was a new world to me, so I decided to give it a shot. I volunteered for any project I could, doing what ever was needed. The set was my Film School this time. While working as a PA on a feature I was informed that the DP wanted the three tallest PAs to help out in the grip and electric department. That is when I found the department that felt like the best fit for me while I continued to write.

Follow TheWickerBreaker.com on the Facebook.

Hello,

Thanks for visiting my website.

It's been a little over two weeks now and I've been having a blast adding new content.

It's also been pretty fun to be able to stalk myself to see how many people are checking in.

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Though I like the structure of the site I realize that finding the new content might be a little tricky.

You know, having to click all those tabs and whatnot.

If you would like to get notified about new post, follow me on the Facebook where I will begin to add links to new content.

Hope you enjoy.

Sincerely,

Bunker
(aka TheWickerBreaker)

Ps. I'd also like to thank all the robots!!!

Matt Bunker

I started out with a goal of becoming a paid screenwriter. I had no interest in any other aspect of filmmaking. I received and scholarship to The Vancouver Film School's Writing for Film and Television program where I graduated in 2005. I fell in love with being on set during my first non-school produced short, . I loved being around all the creative people, seeing people having fun while working. The whole liking your job was a new world to me, so I decided to give it a shot. I volunteered for any project I could, doing what ever was needed. The set was my Film School this time. While working as a PA on a feature I was informed that the DP wanted the three tallest PAs to help out in the grip and electric department. That is when I found the department that felt like the best fit for me while I continued to write.

Give me a week...

...and I'll give you a bunch more nonsense.

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I may have jumped the gun on going live with this site, but what better time than New Years Eve right before midnight?

Now that I'm home from my holiday vacation, I just need to settle in, connect with some friends, do a show, and by Monday it will be me, this computer and my thoughts.

Matt Bunker

I started out with a goal of becoming a paid screenwriter. I had no interest in any other aspect of filmmaking. I received and scholarship to The Vancouver Film School's Writing for Film and Television program where I graduated in 2005. I fell in love with being on set during my first non-school produced short, . I loved being around all the creative people, seeing people having fun while working. The whole liking your job was a new world to me, so I decided to give it a shot. I volunteered for any project I could, doing what ever was needed. The set was my Film School this time. While working as a PA on a feature I was informed that the DP wanted the three tallest PAs to help out in the grip and electric department. That is when I found the department that felt like the best fit for me while I continued to write.

About half way through day one...

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5 States

5 Countries

Not bad, I'll take it.

Thanks everyone for checking it out. I would have saved this for the end of the day but I'm heading to a place that may or may not have Wi-Fi. No that is not a euphemism for this cold taking me away.

Can't wait to get home to really test the wheels on this bad boy.

Matt Bunker

I started out with a goal of becoming a paid screenwriter. I had no interest in any other aspect of filmmaking. I received and scholarship to The Vancouver Film School's Writing for Film and Television program where I graduated in 2005. I fell in love with being on set during my first non-school produced short, . I loved being around all the creative people, seeing people having fun while working. The whole liking your job was a new world to me, so I decided to give it a shot. I volunteered for any project I could, doing what ever was needed. The set was my Film School this time. While working as a PA on a feature I was informed that the DP wanted the three tallest PAs to help out in the grip and electric department. That is when I found the department that felt like the best fit for me while I continued to write.

So this is my blog.

My goal this year is to do more with my writing. Part of that goal is what you are reading right now. I figure this blog is a better procrastination tool than the game where dart monkeys pop balloons which was my old tool

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I figured I would start with this blog as a way to kill two birds...

I mean, I'm actually building this site so I may as well work it into my goal, right?

I'm also hoping that this site will help to boost my confidence as a writer while providing entertaining content for you, the reader.

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Wait, that's two more birds?

Ah who cares, there will be tons of birds to kill if I successfully ride this endeavor out. 

Welcome aboard, I hope you enjoy the journey!

Matt Bunker

I started out with a goal of becoming a paid screenwriter. I had no interest in any other aspect of filmmaking. I received and scholarship to The Vancouver Film School's Writing for Film and Television program where I graduated in 2005. I fell in love with being on set during my first non-school produced short, . I loved being around all the creative people, seeing people having fun while working. The whole liking your job was a new world to me, so I decided to give it a shot. I volunteered for any project I could, doing what ever was needed. The set was my Film School this time. While working as a PA on a feature I was informed that the DP wanted the three tallest PAs to help out in the grip and electric department. That is when I found the department that felt like the best fit for me while I continued to write.