My name is Gregor Vogt but Greg is totally fine. I was born in 19821 and I can’t remember when and how it started but I’ve always loved movies, comic books and soundtracks. “An American Tail” was the first movie I ever saw in a movie theatre and I’m pretty sure that this movie is at least partly responsible for my love of movies and my hatred of cats.
This love for movies2 soon turned into an obsession and it was only a matter of time until I started writing my own screenplays. It is my dream to run my own television series and/or to write and direct for the big screen one day3. When I’m not writing, I work as a teacher with a Master’s degree in English Literature, Media Studies and History and play as much D&D as possible, either as a DM or as my Level 6 Bard Wallis Wheatwalker.
Most of my writing I do together with my friend and writing partner Orlindo Frick. Together we are the founders and owners of Whiteworms Screenwriting 4. We did a few stop-motion shorts back in the day and we hope that Whiteworms will serve as our production banner one day. In 2018 “Skyscraper” was nominated for the German Animation Screenplay Award at the ITFS, my biggest success so far.
This blog is supposed to help me document my journey and give me an opportunity to reflect upon my work and my process. Occasionally I’ll use it to rant or rave about stuff and
very rarely sometimes I pour my heart out… sorry about that, well, not really.
More information about my writing, like finished screenplays and feedback we got, can be found at www.whiteworms.com. Please enjoy responsibly.
My Favourite Movies
So far no one asked but as someone who is obsessed with movies I obviously have a list of my favourites. It’s probably not the most eclectic list but I’m pretty happy with it. The list is quite heavy on American movies but I have to admit that these are the movies I like and would like to make one day. Please enjoy.
Movies All-time Top 10
Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Princess Bride (1987)
Almost Famous (2000)
Citizen Kane (1941)
An American Tail (1986)
Singin’ in the Rain (1952)
Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927)
The Incredibles (2004)
Mad Max Fury Road (2015)
Once upon a time in the West (1968)
The Cameraman (1928)
North by Northwest (1959)
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
The Matrix (1999)
Toy Story 3 (2010)
Get Out (2017)
Buffy The Vampire Slayer
The West Wing
Star Trek – TNG