Monday, December 21, 2009

My Plug for Splitcell Entertainment

Good writing takes many forms in many genres. If I had to name a talented up-and-coming writer who’s both a master of the art of filmmaking and screenwriting that would easily be Jeffrey Kent of Splitcell Entertainment. With a wide assortment of abilities and interests, Jeff has established a creative and successful line of short films that he has both written and directed. What I really love about Jeff’s work is that he’s not pretentious. He makes no judgments on whether something is so called “high-art” or “low-art.” He straddles every genre of filmmaking he can manufacture, he develops his stories with honest and upfront approaches, and he never tries to showoff how smart and talented he actually is within his films. He simply shows you what he’s got and lets the rest speak for itself.

But don’t take my word for it. See for yourself at Spiltcell Entertainment. His impeccable stylistic attention to detail on the set of “Detective Voss” shows his television skills complete with “CSI lighting” techniques. Comedic favorites include “Lemons,” “A Neighbor Like Frank,” and “The Robber and the Truck Driver.” For those more interested in historical pieces, he has a wonderful short about World War II entitled “Hurtgenwald.” I’ve added Jeff’s work as a link under my newly created author’s section on the right-hand side of this page, labeled “Fellow California Writers.” I’ve added other authors and bloggers to this list as well and will discuss in the coming weeks some of the projects fellow writers in the community are working on.

This week my spotlight has been on Jeffery Kent and his screenwriting and directing career. To his credit are also notable projects such as working on the full length film “Only the Brave,” directed, written, and produced by Lane Nishikawa. A harrowing tale about the 442 Divison of Japanese-American troops who fought in Europe during the Second World War, the film tackles crucial elements of American history as well as ethical struggles of characters that deal and debate with racism, patriotism, duty, and love in a world turned upside-down.

For further information on any of Jeff’s work, checkout his site or ping him directly. He is generous and attentive with fans, and is also just a really great guy. I’ve known him a long time and have enjoyed watching his career continue to grow both in depth and success as it will doubtlessly continue to do in the next few years to come.