By Stephen Dunn | The Lost Boys December 8, 2011 at 4:05PM
Stephen is the latest addition to this blog's list of contributors, with one or two more expected within the next week... Read more about this blog's recent evolution here.
My writing coach once suggested that when faced with the barricade of Writer’s Block to stop whatever it is you are writing, take a deep breath and describe the feeling of anxiety. …Shall we?
My Hair Follicles are having a chic dinner party on top of my head. The Hosting Follicle, who had generously agreed to hold the function directly above my forehead, has just opened the 8th bottle of Veuve. The Guest Follicles are plastered and some bitch is sliding around my scalp in pencil-point high-heels while her newborn screeches on the floor, digging a fork into my left eye.
And we’re back: Who the hell is Stephen Dunn?
Well, he’s a 22-year-old filmmaker, originally from St. John’s, Newfoundland, that spent a large part of his childhood working in New York as a “child actor” (not me, but very similar) where he drew pictures of cats for M. Night Shyamalan and had a brief love affair with Sarah Jessica Parker.
Since then he has taken up post in Toronto, Canada, where he is currently in his 4th and final year of Film Studies at Ryerson University. Mr. Dunn has made a handful of films, some of which have won pretty sweet prizes at the Toronto International Film Festival (Swallowed), screened in Cannes' Short Film Corner (The Hall – Swallowed), and have been critically acclaimed by his mother at the 22nd annual Festival De La Maison Dunn. Stephen was also one of the youth mentors at Peter Piper’s Picton Picturefest!
He’s currently directing a short film called Life Doesn’t Frighten Me, starring Gordon Pinsent.
A handful of his favorite films are The Piano, Fat Girl, Elephant Man, All About Eve, Pan’s Labyrinth, Dogtooth, Amadeus, Being John Malkovich, Black Swan.
He isn’t usually much of a blogger but is known to make a video or two on his YouTube channel YourFriendInABox. YouTube has usually been his platform to talk about music, rant about current affairs and discuss Celine Dion’s latest debacle, but he has never written a Blog. He’s always been too chicken. Cheers to overcoming fears and the future of my amateur blog postings! (Any advice would be gratefully accepted).
Additional notes: To clear up any confusion, that is a dog's penis, not my penis.