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OPEN ON A MAN, EARLY 30s, AT A BAR APPROACHING AN ATTRACTIVE WOMAN, LATE 20s.

MAN: I think there’s something wrong with my cell phone. It doesn’t have your number in it.

WOMAN TURNS HER HEAD IN DISGUST.

(CLASSICAL MUSIC UP AND UNDER)

CUT TO A PARK. THERE IS AN ATTRACTIVE WOMAN SITTING ON A BENCH AND A MAN APPROACHES HER.

MAN: Are you lost ma’am? Because heaven is a long way from here.

WOMAN HURREDLY WALKS AWAY.

CUT TO A COFFEE SHOP. THERE IS A WOMAN SITTING OUTSIDE AND A MAN APPROACHES HER.

MAN:  Excuse me. I noticed you noticing me and I just wanted to give you notice that I noticed you too.

WOMAN JUST STARES AT HIM, CONFUSED, IN AWKWARD SILENCE.

CUT TO A SMALL PARTY. A WOMAN IS SITTING ON A COUCH WHEN A MAN COMES UP TO HER.

MAN: Whoah! How did you do that?

WOMAN: What?

MAN (WITH AN INNOCENT SMILE): Look so good?

WOMAN GETS UP. THE MAN, STILL WITH THE SMILE, NODS HIS HEAD AND LETS OUT A SIGH.

ANNCR: Don’t waste your time with bad pick-up lines.

CUT TO TITLE SCREEN

ANNCR: Skip the awkward intros and find your perfect match online, at match.com.

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Client: Red Bull

Title: Sloth

OPEN ON A JUNGLE IN A TROPICAL LOCATION. WE SEE A CROCODILE HUNTER-ESQUE MAN ROAMING THE JUNGLE WITH HIS CAMERAMAN.

CROC HUNTER: Here in the South American rainforest, you’ll find millions of species of wildlife. Look over there!

CROC HUNTER AND CAMERA MAN RUN TO A TREE.

CROC HUNTER: This is the three-toed sloth. Notorious for being the slowest, laziest animal on the planet.

HUNTER REACHES INTO HIS KNAPSACK AND PULLS OUT A RED BULL

CROC HUNTER: Let’s see what happens when we give him a Red Bull.

HUNTER POURS SOME RED BULL INTO THE MOUTH OF THE UPSIDE-DOWN-HANGING SLOTH. ONCE HE DRINKS IT, HE IMMEDIATELY SWINGS AROUND TO THE TOP OF THE BRANCH.

SLOTH: Well I do say! I feel amazing!

HUNTER: You can talk!?

SLOTH: Of course we all can! We usually just speak very slowly…What was that delicious beverage you gave me?

HUNTER: It was Red Bull! It’s packed with energy in every can to help you reach your maximum potential!

SLOTH: Incredible! Anyways, I must be off now. Good bye!

SLOTH JUMPS OFF THE TREE AND FLIES AWAY

HUNTER: My word! He can FLY, TOO!

CUT TO WHITE TITLE SCREEN WITH LOGO

SLOTH: Red Bull gives you wiiiings!

SLOTH IS FLYING AROUND THE TITLE SCREEN, cheering. CUT

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Blue Wheel Media Blog Post

A blog post summarizing my experience as an intern at Blue Wheel Media, and also showcasing my writing skills.

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My life is boring. I go to college, I have fun on the weekends, sure! But I long for that exciting “rich person” life where I can do whatever I want wherever I want.

I want adventure and not have to worry about the responsibilities that an average person has to worry about, like school and money and eating and stuff like that.

Right now, I live in a college town in an apartment and literally all I do during the day is go to class/club meetings. When I’m not at class/club meetings, I’m in my room watching TV or movies on my laptop and dying of boredom thinking, “Does really it get better than this?” On the weekends, I’m at whatever lame party my friends invited me to where I desperately try to enjoy myself and squeeze as much fun out of lame parties as possible. Before college, I saw college party-themed movies and got super pumped for what was to come. But when I got to college, I found there weren’t live bands that played rock music in the basement of a frat house, there weren’t hundreds of people dancing to said music (in most cases), and there weren’t any stupid girls who would “do anything” for alcohol (ok, maybe that does happen…more than it should). I’m a sophomore and already I’m over college. 

I want to travel the world and do exciting things. Check out the party scene in London, experience New York City, go camping in New Zealand. I sit in my room watching TV shows and movies about these fictional people who live awesome lives and it depresses me that I may never actually do anything “fun” in my life. When I say fun, I don’t mean the kind of fun that when your mom asks you, “how was Tommy’s house?”, you say in a monotonous tone, “it was fun, i guess.” I’m talking about fun as in para-sailing off the coast of Australia. Or jumping off a 1000ft. cliff into the ocean in Spain. Or spending a month camping in the most pristine, hidden parts of Yellowstone national park. 

I don’t want to sit idly by my whole life stuck in a boring job in a boring town and surrounded by boring people doing the same boring things day after day. I want to live life to the fullest doing legendary things I couldn’t even imagine with amazing people who share the same sense of adventure as me. I always see, at fancy parties, people who attract huge crowds just to hear them tell epic stories about the crazy, adventurous life they’ve lived. I realized that up to this point in my life, I have never done anything so awesome that I could tell an epic story about it and people would actually be interested in it. I want to live a life where I can tell hundreds of thousands of stories like that! I want a life where I can tell a life story to a kid and have him think, “One day, I want to be exactly like Alex Macksoud!” I know I’m not the only person who thinks, “I can do so much better than this. I can BE so much better than this!” and never does anything about it. I want to actually do and be better.  

Figuring out how is the hardest part. A part I have yet to discover. This is only one chapter in my life; one that I can regard as the worst and most poorly written in the book and a chapter that I hope will be over very soon. I can’t wait to see what else life has in store for me and I will do everything in my power to ensure my future is everything I want it to be and more!