KATABASIS Productions

katabasis, blog, portfolio & personal website of b. bill

SF / LA / NY     512.466.1048     KATABASISProductions@gmail.com

Trained hands-on in the Motion Picture and Television Department of the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, I am skilled and familiar with all levels of film production.

I have been trained in multiple pre-to-post production positions by professional writers, screenwriters, directors, producers and all around filmmakers who have helped me hone in my passion to produce, write and direct documentaries, commercials, music videos, experimental and narrative films and virtual reality video games.

With a heavy preference for weighty new-wave tragedy, I focuses his artistic modus operandi on breaking barriers at all levels of visual storytelling. I plan to forefront an establishment reform, a necessary modern nouvelle vague towards original work.

A.F.A. in Motion Picture & Television for Directing and Producing at The Academy of Art University - San Francisco 2016
A.B.A. in Motion Picture & Television for Screenwriting at The Academy of Art University - San Francisco 2018

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Trained hands-on in the Motion Picture and Television Department of the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, I am skilled and familiar with all levels of film production.

I have been trained in multiple pre-to-post production positions by professional writers, screenwriters, directors, producers and all around filmmakers who have helped me hone in my passion to produce, write and direct documentaries, commercials, music videos, experimental and narrative films and virtual reality video games.

With a heavy preference for weighty new-wave tragedy, I focuses his artistic modus operandi on breaking barriers at all levels of visual storytelling. I plan to forefront an establishment reform, a necessary modern nouvelle vague towards original work.

Seeking creative filmmaking responsibilities with a promising production company, producer or director of motion pictures or video games. Writer and supervisor on screenplays, treatments, synopsis, biographies, novels and graphic novels as credited or ghost writer. Proficient in documentaries, music videos, historical and narrative films as a content creator.

Experience Summary

  • Trained in the art of producing/directing films, documentaries, music videos and commercial work.
  • Experienced in writing feature scripts, short scripts, treatments, synopses and log-lines.
  • Well versed in editing scripts, giving script notes, script analysis, and treatment analysis.
  • Strong technical command of the English language. Familiarity with multiple writing styles.
  • Serious commitment to the novel, screenwriting, graphic novel and publishing world.
  • Competent, experienced researcher with a niche for important and taboo subject matters.
  • Skilled at modern editing techniques for film and television.
  • Fast paced filmmaker with experience composing productions for various mediums of film and video projects.
  • Celtx, Final Draft, Final Cut Pro X, Premier Pro, Composer, Compressor and Soundtrack.

Screenplays


The Doodler - Full Feature Screenplay - 2016 (Along with a Short Screenplay and Short Documentary)

He's an artist
Based on the true story of a killer who tested the will of the SFPD and the LGBT community during the rise of the Gay Liberation Front.

Between January of 1974 and September 1975, The Doodler killed fourteen homosexual men in the Castro, San Francisco’s gay district. All victims were Caucasian, inebriated and closeted to society. The Doodler would lure these men by drawing their pictures on bar napkins, later leaving the renditions with their bodies for Homicide Inspectors to find.

*Winner for Best Screenplay at America's Rainbow Film Festival presented by HBO 2016 & All Genre Screenplay Contest 2016

*Finalist at TeaDance Gay & Lesbian Film Festival / Filmmakers International Screenwriting Awards / Genre Celebration Festival / The Spotlight Screenplay Competition / Steam House Entertainment Independent Film Awards 2016

Look Book     Investigation     The Doodler Homocides


Magnum Opus - Full Feature Screenplay & Novel - 2016

DO WHAT THOU WILT

The real Frederick Lorraine returns to bribe the Lorraine dynasty to earn their due inheritance and ensure the continuation of his sovereign name in this epic sequel spin-off.


Twins Donny and Dusky Lorraine were set to inherit millions when their grandfather, recluse Frederick Lorraine, mysteriously vanishes. Unfortunately, his money disappeared with him. On their eighteenth birthday, they orchestrate a confidential gathering of friends at a decrepit manor. They promise their friends wealthy party prizes so long as they survive the night. Following Frederick's instructions, they initiate a predestined ritual to regenerate a messiah and turn lead into gold. Only then will their grandfather’s true fortune be bestowed.


This work tells the real story behind the Lorraine Dynasty and that legendary house on that haunted hill. It is a spin-off, an early-nineties sequel timepiece and an original story that creates a new anthology to the classic haunted mansion films, The House on Haunted Hill (1959), written by Robb White and directed by William Castle. With the original film being apart of the public domain, this fearless update is a rebirth of an archetype that ties classical fears of the twentieth-century with epic neo-horror.

Look Book     Artist's Statement


Edon Isle - Full Feature Screenplay - 2014

Last Human Standing.

In the far future, a royal family participates in a global lottery to be the last living human and earn a place with the Gods.

A prophet is imprisoned by the world government to warn humanity of an impending extinction event. Following a vision of doom, a scientist preserves their bodies in the Earth for an ice age. They awake to a world obsessed with virtual sports and compete in a lottery to earn a place among the gods.


The Grid - Short Feature Screenplay - 2014

Chance outweighs skill.
A couple survive year one of an EMP attack to find themselves fighting for another day.

WWIII ends with a nuclear device detonating over America’s ionosphere creating an Electromagnetic Pulse and destroying North America’s outdated electrical grid. Within one year, ninety percent of the population is wiped out. Davor and Patricia fight to live another day in the Marin Headlands of Northern California. In their world, chance outweighs skill. Only the lucky will survive.

Read The Grid by Bryan William Randal as a writing sample HERE.

 

2050 - Short Feature Screenplay - 2013

One time. One mind.
News reporters discover the effects of global consciousness when time-zones are eliminated on New Year's Eve, 2050.

In the future, our world has one government and one language. Many religions remain. On the New Year’s Eve of 2050, humanity eliminates time-zones. At the strike of new-midnight, all the world proclaims the same thought, bringing a year of happiness. With a new understanding of global consciousness, the world government and its religious leaders decide to make some changes.

Documentaries


The Doodler Homocides - Writer/Producer/Director/Editor - 2015
The true story of San Francisco’s most infamous serial killer.

Between January of 1974 and September 1975, The Doodler killed fourteen homosexual men in the Castro, San Francisco’s gay district. All victims were Caucasian, inebriated and closeted to society. The Doodler would lure these men by drawing their pictures on bar napkins, later leaving the renditions with their bodies for Homicide Inspectors to find.

*Finalist at America's Rainbow Film Festival presented by HBO / SFIndie’s Another Hole in the Head - Black Rainbow 2016

Look Book     Investigation


John McLaren and the Golden Gate Park - Writer/Producer/Director/Editor - 2010
Superintendent John McLaren and how he created the beautiful Golden Gate Park.

John McLaren, Supervisor of Golden Gate Park from 1890 until his death in 1943, detested statues. He defied city authorities and persisted in his lifelong crusade to keep Golden Gate Park free of effigies. Watch it HERE.

A Conversation with Wayne Friday - A Short Interview - Writer/Producer/Director/Editor - 2016

Bartender on the Polk Gulch. President of the Tavern Guild. Gay Political Columnist. Gay Investigator for the District Attorney's Office. Gay Police Commissioner. Gay Rights Pioneer. Wayne Friday 1936-2016

The Tetramorph in Art History - Writer/Producer/Director/Editor - 2016

A timeline of the life, death and resurrection of the tetramorph throughout art.

The Life, Death and Rebirth of the Coiled Snakes - Writer/Producer/Director/Editor - 2016

A timeline of the life, death and resurrection of the coiled serpents throughout art.

4X4 Film Series - Short Experimental Films

The Hermit - Experimental Short - Writer/Producer/Director/Editor - 2016
A psychedelic interpretation of The Hermit tarot card.
 

Lechery - Experimental Short - Writer/Producer/Director/Editor - 2013
A man is sadistically punished for his lecherous ways.
 

The Magician - Experimental Short - Writer/Producer/Director/Editor- 2012
 A Warlock selects the Magician Tarot Card as his future identity.
*Winner at Experimental Festival at The Academy of Art University
 

Congelation Sabbat - Experimental Short - Writer/Producer/Director/Editor - 2012
A dark ceremony is performed to amalgamate dual sexual forces.
*Winner at Experimental Festival at The Academy of Art University
 

Agraphobia - Experimental Short - Writer/Producer/Director/Editor - 2011
A man is effected by the bigotry of homophobic news reports.
*Featured at the Epidemic Film Festival at The Academy of Art University

Short Films

Apt. Limbo - Short Feature - Writer/Producer/Director/Editor - 2015
A horror film fanatic confronts her noisy dead neighbor.

The Grinning Man - Short Feature - Writer/Producer/Director/Editor- 2011
The Cryptid known as the Grinning Man pays a visit to two roommates.

The Middle Man - Short Feature - Writer/Producer/Director/Editor - 2011
An elderly man unlocks repressed memories of an alien abduction in his youth.


A.F.A. in Motion Picture & Television for Directing and Producing at The Academy of Art University - San Francisco 2016
A.B.A. in Motion Picture & Television for Screenwriting at The Academy of Art University - San Francisco 2018