Category Archives: Screenwriter

PIT STOP AND PICTURES OF SUPERHEROES IN NYC

This weekend I’ll be in New York with what I’m calling the “awkward dates with John Merriman double feature.” Yen Tan’s Pit Stop is playing Saturday September 7th, 7PM at Lincoln Center (tickets) and Pictures of Superheroes is playing Sunday September 8th, … Continue reading

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CINEMALIN INTERVIEW

I was recently interviewed by Sean Malin at Cinemalin, we discussed Pictures of Superheroes, Pit Stop, and editing in general. Check out the full interview here.

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AUSTRALIA LOVES PICTURES OF SUPERHEROES

After last month’s three sold-out screenings at the Revelation Film Festival in Perth, Australia, Pictures of Superheroes is going to continue its continental tour with a screening at the Sydney Underground Film Festival this September. We’re in great company screening next … Continue reading

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THE HORRIBLE LIFE OF DR. GHOUL

My new short film, The Horrible Life of Dr. Ghoul, is going to have its world premiere at the deadCENTER Film Festival on June 7th with more festival screenings soon. The film was produced by Jollyville Pictures in association with … Continue reading

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“BEST OF 2012”

A bunch of my projects have ended up on some “Best of 2012” lists. Mark Bell at Film Threat called Cinema Six the second best film of the year (only after Django Unchained) and Don Simpson at Smells Like Screen Spirit listed … Continue reading

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PICTURES OF SUPERHEROES TO PREMIERE AT AFF

Pictures of Superheroes, is going to have its world premiere at the Austin Film Festival. The film was included in AFF’s “early ten” announcement, which you can read about at Variety, Movieline, The Austin American Statesman, The Austin Chronicle, and Indiewire, and you … Continue reading

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PRESS FOR PICTURES OF SUPERHEROES

The trailer for Pictures of Superheroes has been making the rounds on the internet and getting some press. Don Simpson at Film School Rejects says: …if I was a praying man, I would be praying that Don Swaynos’ Pictures of Superheroes and Mark … Continue reading

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SOMEBODY LIKED BLOOD BREW

Blood Brew, my surreal horror-comedy tribute to ’60’s drive-in films like The Undertaker and his Pals and The Gruesome Twosome, was a semi-finalist at Screamfest LA. You can find more information about the script after the jump and find a … Continue reading

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POST-PRODUCTION UPDATES

In case you’re curious, here’s what I’ve been up to: I’m currently putting the finishing touches on Mark Potts and Cole Selix’s A Splice of Life (aka Cinema Six) while my film, Pictures of Superheroes, is following close behind and … Continue reading

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THE STATESMAN LOOKS AT UPCOMING TEXAS FILMS

I’ve been doing a poor job of posting project updates on here, fortunately The Austin American Statesman published a list of Texas films currently in production which includes two of the films I’m currently working on. The article discusses Jollyville … Continue reading

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