Writing isn’t a job for us. It’s a mission.
We write film & television that we hope will become a phenomenon in someone’s life, whether it’s for a few hours or several decades. That’s how we’ve been affected by our influences and it’s only fair and right we dish some of it right back to an audience.
If they argue with their friends over a coffee or a beer; if they go back a second or third time and watch the movie again or buy the 2-disc Collector’s Edition DVD or the 10-disc Box Set of the TV series, that’s what we’re after. The idea that lives on in the viewer’s minds long after the end credits have rolled.
Not everyone’s going to get or like our material. Fine with us. Our mission is to write smart genre stories for a smart genre audience.
Some pretty bizarre shit happens after you type “THE END” into a screenplay. In our time at it we’ve wound up in some unexpected places with people that we’ve been proud to meet or utterly horrified that we had.
Screenwriting is never predictable, the actual writing itself or what happens after having written. What that means on a day-to-day level is you never know what’ll come from an email or a phone call. You’re constantly surprised, often disappointed, regularly aggrieved, frequently homicidal, occasionally suicidal, sometimes ecstatic and thrilled beyond belief, but what you never, never are is bored.
And it all starts after you type those two magical words…
– SA & SPK