Thought I’d take a moment to introduce myself: my name is Jason Todd, I’m a screenwriter moonlighting as a forestry contractor, and I have a golden retriever named Turk Wagner.
I grew up in a military family, living on Canadian air force bases in eight different cities and towns before I was a teenager. My family of six eventually settled on the east coast in Nova Scotia, but the pull of the west was too great. For the past decade I’ve lived in between the prairies and the Rocky Mountains, just a short road-trip to Jasper and Banff.
This past year has been a challenge, as I’m sure many on Stage 32 would agree. Writing has been a great help getting through it, and having the time to rediscover my passion for writing has been one of the silver linings of 2020.
Though I’m new to the site, it has quickly become a place I spend a lot of time. My only regret is that I didn’t find this community 12 months ago. With all the great resources and educational material, I’ve been binge-watching to make up for lost time (highly recommend the Netflix Pitch Workshop with Chris Mack).
I’ve already made some great new friends and networking connections on Stage 32, and I look forward to meeting fellow creatives from around the world.