Wade Shotter, director extraordinaire, the Pride of Paremoremo, contacted me in October 2014 with the good news that he'd read a piece of mine and wanted to use it as fodder for his first ever short film.
The correct response when someone like Wade asks you to collaborate is: yes.
It's been exciting batting around screenplay drafts, seeing Wade's brain and eye at work as he develops this concept, and being involved in a creative process that includes more heads than just mine.
As of August 2017: The film is complete! Next stop: film festivals.