Your Life is Yours

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“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by Dogma–which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.” — Steve Jobs I’m not sure anything else needs saying. …


Pitching a film? Here’s how you prepare

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For the past 2 days, I’ve been immersed in film and film culture by attending the St Petersburg Sunscreen Film Festival. At the festival, I took part in what’s called a “pitchfest”, or a way for people to pitch to a bunch of studios at once. By “took part”, I mean, “sat back and watched others pitch.” Yeah. But given that …

Norbert Cartagena

Confusing Truths, Forgetting Duty

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Sometimes I find it hard to justify writing fiction, because the real world is so much more intricate and intriguing than one person could ever imagine. In fact, it never ceases to amaze me. At times like that I remind myself that writing fiction is not reconstructing truth through verisimilitude. Writing fiction is revealing Truth by looking beyond what’s obvious. …


Closing My Windows: Back to Mac for Me

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“Put your money where your mouth is.” I live pretty heavily by that rule, mostly because it’s usually ends up satisfying some curiosity or another. In my case, I wanted to answer the question, could I really leave my Mac for Windows? The short answer: absolutely. However, doing so had its highs and lows. Despite these highs, however, I’ve decided …


Preparing for NaNoWriMo

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This has been a tumultuous year, to say the least. With my new job, my work with Wicked Window Productions, my reading, watching (critically) too many movies, and life in general (including the death of two family members), I’ve hardly had time to (1) write on this site (though I post a large amount of stuff on Facebook) and (2) …

Resurgence, a Wicked WIndow Productions film written by Norbert Cartagena

New Film: Resurgence

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I’ve been busy these past few months learning about filmmaking, especially the writing side of things, but also about the audio recording/sound mixing side. Most of that learning came via Wicked Window Productions‘s latest film, Resurgence. This was presented at the 2013 Action Film Challenge. It’s about 15 minutes long, and received nominations for Best Actress, Best Villain, and Best Directing. …

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The Real Bears

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So, there’s a video that came out a few months ago called “The Real Bears“. It’s a PSA (public service announcement) that talks about the dangers of drinking too many sugary drinks, particularly cola. In fact, it’s a spoof on the famous Coca-Cola bears. You know, the polar bears in those heart warming winter and Christmas ads? Now, while I …