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Game of Thrones Season 5- Thoughts on Episodes 3 & 4

4 May

I want to start off by saying that despite any quibbles I may express, I have the utmost respect for showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. I don’t think fans quite realize the immense amount of pressure put upon them or the sheer volume of work they put in every year. They have basically been [...]

Read the Second & Third Episodes of My Portal TV Series

17 Jul

So I was rummaging through my computer yesterday and came upon the second and third episodes of my first TV series, Portal. In case you’re not familiar, Portal was the first pilot I wrote and for a while I considered it to be my best work. I was inspired by Fringe’s first season but felt [...]

Writing Page Updated

5 Feb

Since everything on here is technically “Copyright Alex Hilhorst 2012,” I decided to upload full versions for all of my scripts. Why the hell not? Besides, most of them are already registered with the WGA. Maybe this will help me finally get a screenwriting gig. Who knows. Full versions of the following scripts have been [...]

Thoughts on Moving to California

16 Jan

From the moment I made the decision to pack up my life and lug it across the country to the West Coast, one thought dominated my brain for every waking moment of my existence: have I made the right choice? The reasoning behind my decision was sound: I wanted to be a screenwriter and the [...]

LOST: One Year Later, the Ending Still Sucks

25 May

For a while, LOST was a guilty pleasure. The girl I had a crush on in high school was equally obsessed with the show, but when I arrived at NYU most of my friends and roommates were of the “I don’t watch TV” variety, not because they’re the kind of dicks who think TV is [...]

I Actually Placed in a Script Festival!! YAY!!!!

13 Oct

Just wanted to spread the word that my screenplay, The Dead of Night, an excerpt from which can be read here, just placed at #6 in the International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival in Tempe, Arizona. There’s no prize, but it made me feel good about myself and I can put it on my script’s [...]

New Writing Sample Added

19 Aug

I just added a 15 page sample from my most recent feature script, a horror film set in the Belize rainforest called The Dead of Night. You can read it here. Click here to go to the Writing section, where you can see more samples of my work. Feel free to leave comments.

On Screenwriting

9 Jul

I’ve read probably hundreds of scripts, for TV pilots & episodes, feature films, stage plays- you name it, I’ve read it. This is in thanks, in part, to my two internships at development houses, but I have also read many scripts on my own. Thanks to the internet I’ve downloaded copies of Christopher and Jonathan [...]