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"Bigly" by Justin Shady.

I write at least one spec feature script for myself every year. In 2016, I wrote Saving Charlie Chaplin, which obviously got some love and attention.

Unfortunately, I finished 2017’s script far too late in the year for it to get any real traction or make any lists. But that doesn’t mean I’m not proud of it.

I released my ninth spec on November 8th, 2017, one year to the day that Donald Trump shockingly (and appallingly) won the presidency. That date was consciously chosen because the script, titled Bigly, is a humorous account of Trump’s inauguration. Or at least how I had hoped his inauguration had turned out.

For the holidays, I thought it might be fun to share my script. Consider it a present from me to you. Of course, feel free to share it with friends and family. Especially friends and family who voted for Trump. It will be a fun conversation starter around the dinner table this coming weekend.

Download your copy of Bigly here.

Now on to number ten… and eleven,

-Shady

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Justin Shady, I'd like you to meet... Justin Shady.

I’m actually friends with two of me now,

-Shady

(Justin Shady) Cards Against Humanity!

Thanks to my good friends Erik and Robyn for turning me into a playable part of Cards Against Humanity!

Come play with me, Danny… literally,

-Shady

IMDb

without a doubt.

But that’s only half as weird as this.

I had nothing to do with either of those,

-Shady

WWE Studios!

From DEADLINE:

EXCLUSIVE: WWE Studios and Lionsgate have renewed their partnership with a six-picture deal to produce a new sextet of action pics, starting with VENDETTA from twin sister directing duo Jen and Sylvia Soska (DEAD HOOKER IN A TRUNK).

The Soska Twins previously combined on horror AMERICAN MARY and directed SEE NO EVIL 2 starring WWE’s Kane for WWE Studios and Lionsgate. VENDETTA, written by Justin Shady, tracks a hard-nosed detective who deliberately commits a crime to get sent to prison where he seeks vengeance on the criminal serving a life sentence for murdering the detective’s wife.

VENDETTA will star WWE Superstar Big Show (AKA Paul Wight)…

Read more here!

First, I’m so excited that I finally get to talk about this! This all happened very quickly, but I am so happy to be working with WWE Studios, and can’t wait to see what the super-talented Soska Sisters are going to create!

I’m excited, flattered, humbled, and a little sick to my stomach all at the same time. Might have to have a beer and remedy this odd mix of emotions.

I’ll be sure to keep everyone posted on updates along the way, so stay tuned!

It feels so official now,

-Shady

Still overpriced.

…when something you wrote shows up in the bargain bin!

Still one penny better than the 99¢ Only Stores,

-Shady

Just call me "L.A. Shady."

…I’ll always be “Justin Shady (LA).”

She’ll always be “Eve (Singapore via Berlin and LA)” to me,

-Shady

As many of you probably already know, back in 2008 I wrote a graphic novel titled The Roberts that was illustrated by my good friend Erik Rose.

To be honest, in a lot of ways, The Roberts is what brought me out to Los Angeles; the book had interest from film producers, got optioned, and landed me my first agent. That was over five years ago now.

Since then, bringing the story to the silver screen has proven to be a roller coaster ride. Because of this, I’ve held back on giving updates of any progress. But if you’re friends with me on Facebook or follow me on Instagram, you may have noticed that, lately, I’ve been posting images like this:

"THE ROBERTS"

Cryptic, I know.

The truth is, recently, progress on The Roberts has been moving along at quite a clip, so I thought I’d take a moment to give you a quick update.

It’s my pleasure to announce that Erik and I have been working with producers Elliott Lewitt and Julie Kirkham (3, 2, 1… Frankie Go Boom) and directors Durul and Yağmur Taylan (collectively known as the Taylan Brothers) on bringing Robert Sprunger and Robert Steib to life on the big screen.

TEAM ROBERTS... minus Julie, who shot the photo.

The Taylan Brothers will be directing the film from my script, which I adapted from the graphic novel a few years ago. If you aren’t familiar with the Taylans you can learn more here, and definitely be sure to check out their 2009 film Vavien, which sold Erik and I on having them direct.

Of course, making movies is a long and arduous process, but I finally feel confident enough on where things are currently at to be able to share them with you. Look for more updates soon.

2014 is turning out pretty okay so far,

-Shady

Mid-thirties Ron Shady!

Mid-thirties Justin Shady!
The stuff of nightmares!

The stuff of nightmares!

Like father, like son,

-Shady

Nine Inch Nails' "Hesitation Marks"

For our twelfth, longest, and final entry, Erik and I discuss the album’s thirteenth and fourteenth tracks, “While I’m Still Here” and “Black Noise.”

We also talk about our favorite Nine Inch Nails tracks! Ooo… the suspense! And I realize that I babble endlessly!

Listen to the songs here and here first, then download or stream our review below.

Episode 12 – “While I’m Still Here” & “Black Noise”

The beginning of the end,

-Shady

Old Poop!

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