Contributors

It takes a lot of people to run a website. Actually, it only takes four…err…one now. But I’m looking for more to join the team. Love movies and have a knack for writing about them? Inquire within, and travel Back To The Picture.

All those who write here share a certain love: movies. That is, and always will be, the number one thing you can expect from any author contributing content. Hear about our current crop below!

Brian doesn't like to talk about himself so Brian is gonna keep this short. Brian is first and foremost a nerd in every way shape and form. He likes to compare himself to a black hole, consuming any and every form of entertainment unlucky enough to get caught in his gravitational pull. It's not uncommon on any given day for him to read a couple comics, settle down with a good book, watch a few movies (inside and out of the theater), catch up on his ever growing but never depleting Hulu queue, challenge himself with a few good video games, listen to any music he can get his hands on and, of course, write his heart out. He spends every waking moment dreaming up interesting and intriguing concepts and ideas that will hopefully one day inspire and entertain anyone looking for an escape from their daily lives. Graduating from Full Sail University in good old humid Florida, Brian currently lives and works in New York City and is waiting for the day when all he has to do is wake up and create something unique and new for people to enjoy. He is always in the process of writing scripts and stories and is constantly on the lookout for ways to enhance and build his creative drive. After all, life is just one big story, all that really matters is how you strive to make it the best story possible. Disclaimer: Brian does not actually have powdered green skin in case anyone was wondering. A Skrull I am not. Blame the guys at the Color Run for this one.

Devin is a film school graduate, freelance filmmaker and photographer. In his spare time he enjoys writing scripts but has an annoying tendency to never get them finished. Its become more therapeutic then career chasing. He loves cinema. Both small screen and big screen, foreign and domestic, if its good he will support it. If bad he will destroy it. If mediocre he will give it a stern MEH. As a film reviewer, he prefers a personal approach backed by facts and technical observation to create his own voice. He hopes you listen or read and enjoy what you absorb.

The disappointment David Wappel experienced as a child when he found out that archeology was nothing like Raiders of The Lost Ark cannot be measured. (Also, dinosaurs cannot be made from old mosquitoes in amber…yet. He's still holding out for that one.) Rather than turning his back on the dreams of adventures, he decided to pursue their creation. Earning degrees in both Philosophy and Film Studies during undergrad studies at UNCW, he read, wrote, watched, produced, shot and voraciously consumed source texts from great thinkers and filmmakers alike, often unable to distinguish between the two. David combines his love of filmmaking and improv with his improvised film project, Lightning In A Bottle, which he is hoping to develop into an ongoing web series. You can follow David on twitter at davidwappel, but also secretly at ScriptByShakes, where he (poorly) tranlates movie lines into the Elizabethan tongue.

Carolyn (Notline) Maher’s love of independent film can be traced back to her first job working at an independent theater in Cary, NC (RIP Galaxy Cinema). After volunteering to project films during the Cucalorus Film Festival she became a staff member at the festival for the next three years while completing her degree in Film Studies at UNC Wilmington. She continues to work with Cucalorus in various capacities, most recently as their Filmmaker Lounge Coordinator. After moving to New York City she jumped into the world of commercial post-production for nearly 3 years. During those first few years in the city she produced the feature-length documentary, TRICHSTER, and made the move into producing full time. Carolyn now works as a producer for One Glass Video, a Brooklyn-based production company that specializes in short-form content. She is also currently producing a feature-length “no budget” film titled MEME and sometimes makes micro stop motion animations. The Maher family motto is "in periculis audax" which means “bold in danger.”