Watch Video Pitch for BREW DAYS, TV Pilot, by Tyler Omoth
Matthew Toffolo interviews writer Tyler Omoth:
1. What is your story about?
Tyler: This is the story of a hodgepodge group of friends who plan on starting their own craft brewery and the craft-beer related shenanigans they stir up in the process.
2. Why should do people need to read/watch this story?
Tyler: Many of us have experienced the fun and wackiness of beer tastings, beer festivals, and new beer release events. Just imagine what it’s like for those who are super-geek into beer!
3. How long have you been writing stories?
Tyler: I’ve been writing since about the sixth grade and professionally since 2005.
4. What movie have you seen the most in your life?
Tyler: I think my sister and I watched The Princess Bride every week as kids.
5. What artists would you love to work with?
Tyler: Just to list a few artists I respect a lot: Jimmy Buffett, Mel Brooks, Paul Giamatti, and Joss Whedon.
6. How many stories have you written?
Tyler: I’ve written dozens of stories and managed to publish a couple. I have a about 20 kids nonfiction books published as well.
7. Ideally, where would you like to be in 5 years?
Tyler: Sitting on the deck of my beach house writing. I like to write a variety of things – comedy, novel, short fiction, etc.
8. Describe your process; do you have a set routine, method for writing?
Tyler: Imagine a guy frantically rummaging through his closet. That’s about it. I get a deadline for a contest and a start grabbing at ideas and find that the right one is always there. I just didn’t look for it until I had that deadline looming.
9. Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?
Tyler: Baseball and craft beer are my other big passions.
10. What influenced you to enter the WILDsound Festival?
Tyler: I love contests, but I really liked the idea that I would get feedback and possibly a video. It’s more than just throwing your creation out into the vast nothingness.
11. Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?
Tyler: Enter contests! They’re a great way to jump start your motor and possibly help you dive into something new. I wrote my Brew Days for a contest that I discovered just 5 days before the deadline.