Friday, April 30, 2010

Needle, the mag

My Do Some Damage buddies Steve Weddle and Scott Parker and a bunch of other cool people (inlcuding Naomi Johnson, Daniel O'Shea and John Horner Jacobs) have published a terrific magazine of noir stories called Needle, which you can buy right here for seven bucks.

Seven bucks?!?! No wonder they're having a big discussion about how to pay the writers.

Which would be great, because the stories are all great.

They're also having a contest to give away a free copy of issue #2, a t-shirt, a mug - they aren't exactly sure yet (if I win I want the t-shirt - I want to subscribe to the magazine) but to win all you have to do is take a picture of yourself reading the magazine, like this:

And then go post a comment with the link here.

You don't even have to buy the magazine, you can come over to my house and borrow my copy, but really, seven bucks? Even with shipping that's better than having to deal with Canadian border guards. You know us Canadians, we're so nice. Maybe too nice...

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

This Week's Bridge - April 23

The episode is called Painted Ladies. We used song titles for episode titles and as this one is about cops running an escort service it was either Painted Ladies or Roxanne and I like the shout out to Ian Thomas.

CTV describe the episode as:

Answering a call for "officer down," Frank (Aaron Douglas) discovers the victim is not a cop but a prostitute dressed as a cop. Investigating further, Frank uncovers an escort ring run by a ruthless vice cop.

Like many storylines on The Bridge, this one was inspired by events in Toronto.

There's more info on the true story here.

Thursday, April 08, 2010

East Coast

For the next few Wednesdays on the Do Some Damage blog I'm going to be serializing a story I first wrote as a TV script, a pilot for a series I proposed called East Coast.

Part One is here.

And Part Two is here.

Part Three is here.