A Pandemic Pivot
BJ Markel, April 26, 2021 1 min read 271
Screenwriter Alden Olmsted met Blake Snyder several times back in the day. His book, A Virus Ate My Movie, chronicles how Alden started a BMX bike company at 19, then 25 years later made a movie about it called 30 Bikes, and then released the film at the onset of a global pandemic.
The book will inspire you with a true-life account of a small-town kid with a big dream, a humorous but accurate portrayal of the challenges of low-budget filmmaking, and a dash of Hollywood story structure thrown in for good measure.
Alden has a kickstarter campaign to finance the publication of A Virus Ate My Movie. Check out Alden’s Kickstarter Campaign>>
BJ Markel first worked with Blake Snyder in 1986. He edited Blake's three Save the Cat! books and co-founded Blake Snyder Enterprises, LLC with Blake in 2005. In his other life, BJ worked in video acquisitions and entertainment marketing, including 20 years at the Walt Disney Company.