bekah brunstetter
Bekah Brunstetter I care deeply. About a lot of things. Like really, really deep. Ow
playwright in brooklyn, NY

BLESSINGS ON BLESSINGS ON BLESSINGS

August 19th, 2017 by Bekah Brunstetter

As if it wasn’t enough to get hired to write a movie with my gal Mamrie,  and then if it weren’t also enough that she happens to have just bought a house in Palm Springs and so we get to write said movie there, PRODUCTION COMPANY FUNDING SAID FILM SENT US A GIFT BASKET FILLED WITH WINE AND CARBS TO FUEL OUR WORK.

Being that were are Women who Live in LA and Make things, obviously we are both currently trying to NOT drink wine / eat carbs, and so we will be staring at the basket with gratitude and affection. In fact, I  just might cuddle the tiny log of beef with affection, gratitude.

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HOW TO FIND OUT NEWS

August 9th, 2017 by Bekah Brunstetter

HUGE NEWS! I just found out that Katie Holmes has signed on to star in my movie adaptation of the Secret, which I’ve been working on on and off for quite some time.  How, you ask, did I receive this news? FROM THE INTERNET. This is apparently how it goes in Hollyweird. There you are, mindlessly eating your lunch, getting mayonnaise in your hair, when suddenly the internet informs you that you just had a baby. You knew you were pregnant, yes, but it was three years ago. BUT GUESS WHAT YOU ARE NOW A MOM! Very thrilled at this news, regardless of how I received it / secreted it / THE SECRET.

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heat, brought

April 21st, 2017 by Bekah Brunstetter

Last night, our short film Again had its first screening at the Tribeca Film Festival, in an evening with five other beautiful shorts.  They treat you GOOD. A representative to usher you around / make you feel important, a theater with reclining leather seats, a big piece of paper with words on it to stand in front of. Of all of the pleasures and joys, the most greatest was watching Morrison bring the heat as if he were born to do it, on the red carpet,

and that big ol’ fancy screen.

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Variety / lack thereof

February 25th, 2017 by Bekah Brunstetter

Since I’m a writer, I want my brain to full of questions and wonder, problems and solutions, but if I’m being real, especially when I’m busy, it’s usually equal parts where my next food is coming from and what that food is, what clothes I will put on myself for the next thing, and that scene from Newsies when Christian Bale sings Santa Fe. Occasionally there is a large philosophical question and that scene from Sound of Music when Captain Von Trapp tilts Maria’s chin up to him in the gazebo, but that’s basically the extent of my imagination.

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A PERFECT FILM

February 18th, 2017 by Bekah Brunstetter

Morrison and I are working on our own version of a feel good sports movie, (the sports part NOT brought to you by me.)  And so,  as ‘research’ (read: reasons to not go anywhere on a Friday night when it’s raining 11 inches in a city with basically no gutters)  we watched COOL RUNNINGS. REMEMBER IT?  It’s hilarious, and so weird, and so colorful, and even poignant. And it’s not even about winning, per se.  ‘A gold medal is a wonderful thing, but if you’re not enough without the medal, you’ll never be enough with it.’ JOHN CANDY YOU’RE SO RIGHT. We must first make peace with ourselves before receiving medals, if we are to receive medals at all. THANKS JAMAICAN BOBSLED TEAM!

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SO IT’S FINE

December 18th, 2016 by Bekah Brunstetter

Maybe our politics and security are completely screwed right now, but so far,  this award contender season, OUR MOVIES ARE COMPLETELY AMAZING. Everyone go see this beautiful movie:

It’s a throwback to the classic film, a MUSICAL, with DANCING and SINGING, about two people trying to following their dreams,  falling in love. No rape. No bombs. No murder. No trauma. JUST LOVE and maybe also a smart exploration of the basic question, how do you keep following your dreams when your dreams keep alluding you?

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inside Screener Season

November 19th, 2016 by Bekah Brunstetter

Me: we got our first screener! We got Sully!

Husband: I’m not watching that.

Me: Why not? It’s supposed to be good! Our friend is in it also!

Husband: Because it’s an actual thing that just happened. We know exactly what happens because it literally just happened.

Me: ….Okay, yeah. Good point.

Husband: Right?

Me: Yeah. The movie industry is so greedy for story now that the MOMENT that something compelling happens, some studio hires some writer to basically just start transcribing life. And so nothing is interesting anymore unless it actually happened. Imagination is dead.

Husband: exactly.

A moment.

Me: Okay, but I am going to watch Sully.

Husband: Have fun with that!

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Captain Fantastic!

July 20th, 2016 by Bekah Brunstetter

Parents and children and siblings and okay well just HUMANS should all see this beautiful movie,  about a Dad who chooses to raise his kids off the grid in the Pacific Northwest, and the hilarious and profound challenges that come with his decision. Its story is epic in scope but its moments are tiny and relatable, and the costumes are the world’s best curated thrift store come to life. GOOD MOVIES ARE REAL!!!!!!

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WERK.

July 16th, 2016 by Bekah Brunstetter

For reasons I do not fully understand, but am QUITE stoked about, Mamrie and I have been sent by a film company to Solvang for the weekend,  to develop a feature idea we got cookin. Solvang is a little town by Santa Barbara comprised mainly of Dutch Architecture / tiny horses / lavender farms/ assorted tastings. So far the movie idea is TINY HORSE WINE. But really, we’ve got something good up our sleeves, but also really, BLOOD ORANGE BALSAMIC VINEGAR / BLISS.

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Today, on Movies can (and should be) hopeful

January 18th, 2016 by Bekah Brunstetter

We watched this beautiful movie last night, Room.  Its story is something terrible that you hear about all too often: woman kidnapped, locked in basement or shed of sorts,  assumed dead for years, repeatedly raped by her captor, bears his child in captivity. It sounds awful AND IT IS. But Room is told from the perspective of the little boy, and focuses on the heartbreakingly innocent way in which his views his tiny world. When he is born, his mother refocuses her life on survival and the raising of her son, protecting him.  They develop a tiny world that contains just the two of them, and they Live.  For me it’s a perfect example of how a movie can be about something ultimately awful and difficult, but it can also LIFT US UP AND OUT.

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