Before I got into YA novels, I was a screenwriter. And not long before writing the Indestructibles I wrote and directed my first film, Certainly Never, a romantic comedy about infidelity and the stupid things we do to find our happiness.
For kicks, a "festival cut" version of the film has been uploaded online here. A high def, color corrected version is still forthcoming, but this is a story I'm very proud of and it's been on the shelf a long time, so I wanted to share the rough cut for now. There are some wonderful performances (the actor playing Harmon I think has a star-making performance in this film) and I'd like to see them get the recognition they deserve.
A light warning for those of you who are reading this blog as young readers or parents of young readers--this is a PG-13 film with a lot of adult themes and creative use of swearing, so it's not intended for young viewers (no violence or nudity or anything like that, but the characters cuss a lot and deal with big themes of love and romance and all the stupid things we do to try to find our happiness). There's worse on network TV right now, but if you have an aversion to the F-word, you may want to block your ears.
Lastly, feel free to share the link if you watch and enjoy it--we're all very proud of this project, and it's extremely hard to find an audience in this new world of film production.
Matthew Phillion is the writer of "The Indestructibles," part-time actor, occasional filmmaker. Currently on the lam in Salem with his trusty dog, Watson.