#360: Add a Batt Munker.... Phunken Drilosopher... Add-Vice column to TheWickerBreaker.com

Date: 12-26-2014

Due Date: 12-26-2015

The Resolution: I got pretty frustrated with my last round of visits to the shrink. She disagreed with the multiple diagnoses from past Psychiatrist. Every time I would try to explain why I thought I had this disorder or that, she would shut me down saying that's not how this or that disorder works.

Then one day I said it feels like I have multiple personality disorder to which her eye lit up in a very micro-expressing way. I instantly started to defend myself explaining that it's not like I have a different name for each personality, like there's no Timmy or Jane or Old Man Jones in me. It just feels my personality shifts rather extremely depending on the situation.

Then I left the building with split personality on my mind. I quickly realized there may be no Timmy or Jane or Old Man Jones, but there is a Matt, Matthew, Matt Bunker, Matthew Bunker, and Bunker.

Sure anyone can do this by just pointing out alternate versions of their legal name but I've always thought I have a distinct personality depending on which me is needed at any time.

What does this have to do with an advice column?

The other night when Drunk Bunker was in control I decided I needed a better identity to avoid ruining Bunker's life.

I then created Batt Munker... Phunken Drilosopher and put out a call for questions.

I got a few and it turned out to be pretty fun providing drunken answers and I want to do this more.

So here we are today.

Feel free to Facebook, Twitter, or send an email to me@thewickerbreaker.com and as soon as Batt Munker arrives he will answer whatever you want.

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.