I believe in my dream to write, direct and produce Hollywood films.
What started this dream?
I've always been big into movies. Growing up in the suburbs of Boston, while a privilege in many regards, meant weekends were mostly spent going to the mall and movie theater with friends (shoutout to the Natick Mall and AMC Theater on Route 9!). My friends and I were always looking to catch the latest comedy, action or sci-fi flick, and were constantly quoting movie lines back and forth to each other, almost as if we had our own language. When I got to college, I became more and more interested in the craft of screenwriting, and since graduating a few years ago, I've been grinding it out trying to absorb as much screenwriting knowledge as I can as well as churn out my own original spec scripts.
What motivates you to follow this dream?
Since moving to Boston after college, I've also gotten into standup comedy, and meeting all these different aspiring comedians and creative individuals has been hugely inspiring and motivating. I've found a lot of love and support in my short time in the Boston comedy scene, and being around like-minded people who share the same hunger for creative expression has been just the fuel I need to keep going. Also, I am secretly recruiting all of my comedy friends to act and star in my future film projects
What are your goals?
My main goal is to become a professional screenwriter and movie producer. I would also like to have one of my original scripts be featured on The Black List, an annual list of some of the most liked but not yet produced Hollywood screenplays. And finally, to become a more seasoned standup comedian.
What would you like people to know and where can we find you?
You can find all of my content and contact info over at www.bennyhatch.com. I'm always down to network or collaborate, feel free to hit me up!
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