Catan poster

Catan poster

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Sales and Awards

An extremely cool thing happened last week when they announced the sale of my screenplay Terminal Point to Universal!

I don't know if I'm allowed to say much about it, but here is a piece of concept art drawn up by a great artist named Cristian Zamora that tells you everything and nothing you need to know.

Copyright 2014 Hamster Valhalla

Also, The Lord Of Catan was awarded Best Short Film at the Florida Supercon's 2014 Super Geek Film Festival.  CATAN SMASH!!!

And last night, Production Designer Lindsey Moran and Art Director Steve Morden joined me at LA Shorts Fest for a screening of The Lord Of Catan.  In retrospect, I cannot state enough how rock solid and dependable these two were.  Film sets are places of chaos, but they invariably found a way to get whatever I needed done and to get it done well and quickly.  Just don't ask them about the wallpaper.

It took me 15 years of writing feature screenplays to sell one, which when you put it that way, kind of makes me sound retarded.  Rossio and Elliot said to give yourself ten years, but technically speaking, anything you write in high school or college probably shouldn't count, so the adjusted count is more like 8 years.  The point is never stop writing.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

The Lord of Catan West Coast Premiere

Thank you to all the friends, family and fans who joined us for The Lord of Catan's West Coast Premiere at Dances With Films!

Producer Lisa Barrett-McGuire, Writer-Director Stu Paul, Actress Amy Acker
The Acker and the Chog

DWF17 DAY3 THANKYOU from Dances With Films on Vimeo.

Friday, May 30, 2014

The Lord of Catan Official Theatrical Trailer

East Coast Premiere

Actor Fran Kranz and opening title sequence animator Katie Biese were out to represent The Lord of Catan last night at NY Shorts Fest for our East Coast Premiere.  Many thanks to Cailin Kelly for her help spreading the good word and to everyone who attended!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014


Brand New Lord of Catan Teaser!

Just in time for our East and West Coast Premieres, here is a new teaser trailer for our festival run!


Our West Coast Premiere will be hosted by Dances With Films at the Chinese Theaters on Hollywood and Highland.  There will be a Q & A afterwards with Writer-Director Stuart C. Paul and, barring any scheduling conflicts, ACTRESS AMY ACKER.  

Tickets can be purchased here:


The Lord of Catan's East Coast Premiere will be hosted by the New York Shorts Fest at the Landmark Sunshine Theater in Manhattan.  Actor Fran Kranz will be in attendance.  Tickets can be purchased here:

Friday, May 2, 2014

Cast and Crew Screening Photos

Thanks to everyone who came out to the Cast and Crew Screening and to the USA Film Festival.  It was a truly amazing couple of nights.

Me with Amy Acker and Fran Kranz.  I'm the one in the dinosaur shirt.

With Kickstarter Backer Brian Coultrup

And Associate Producer James Szajda

Cast and Crew