Slamdance mentions Jug Face in their Summer of... →
“Chad Kinkle’s Jugface has wrapped production! Chad Kinkle won the 2011 Slamdance Screenwriting Competition for his screenplay JUGFACE, which tells the story of a teen, pregnant with her brother’s child, who tries to escape from a backwoods community when she discovers she must sacrifice herself to a creature in a pit. JUGFACE was picked up by Modernciné and has recently wrapped...
Just Effing Entertain Me: How Screenwriting... →
A link to a blog post that I wrote for the screenwriting competition Just Effing Entertain Me.
17 Days Later:
I thought when I went through the experience of having a new born child that it might prepare me for directing a feature film. Boy, was I wrong. As I write this, my eyes struggle to focus and my skinnier body aches. I would say a piece of me is dead, but that’s not true. I’m just drained. And not because this journey of making my first feature film was a bad one. It definitely was not. The...
Next Tuesday is it! The actors arrive Sunday. Rehearsals on Monday. Camera rolls on Tuesday. -cck
Thirteen days till I say “action” and the camera rolls. Crazy. -cck
After the Slamdace Awards Ceremony, I had requests from different production companies to read “Jug Face.” I was excited about one in particular. Through a friend in L.A., my script landed in the lap of one of the producers of “Black Swan.” This producer was from the South, loved horror movies, and was incredibly nice. It seemed like a real possibility. After a week, we spoke and I could...
After I won, I stayed in LA for another week to take meetings and get as much advice as I could. My head was spinning. Everyone had an idea about what I should do with “Jug Face” and my career in general. One night, while I was with my friend Forrest Satchell, he pointed out a book called Shock Value by Jason Zinoman. It’s a behind the scenes account of the horror filmmakers of the 60’s...
Slamdance Writing Competition Awards Ceremony
In 2010, my idea was to write a screenplay to shoot in Nashville TN with money from local investors. The idea seemed solid and I even found a company who liked the premise of “Jug Face.” Over the next five months, I wrote for a few hours every day in a coffee shop called Dose while my daughter was at Preschool. But during that time, my daughter brought home every imaginable germ possible. I...
I’ve always been into horror movies even when I was a young child. Since I was a late sleeper, I never woke up to watch cartoons. Instead, I would catch a horror movie at noon on a show called Commander USA’s Groovie Movies on the USA network. If that show wasn’t on, I would rent a VHS at the country video store. I was so young then, I would wear a lego mask to keep from being scared as I...
On October 5th 2011, my horror script “Jug Face” won Grand Prize at the Slamdance Screenplay & Teleplay Competition. Fast forward five months, and here I am 41 days from bringing that screenplay to life by directing my first feature film! Crazy as hell, you bet! This blog will be the place where I share my experiences making “Jug Face.” I’ll post updates every Wednesday along with related...