Joshua Conkel began his career as a playwright, working on a number of stage productions in New York. Conkel’s one act play ‘Curmudgeons’ premiered in a small off-Broadway theatre and soon caught the attention of actor/director Danny DeVito. Writer Joshua Conkel shares with The Road to Cinema Podcast how DeVito decided to develop the play about 2 geriatric gay men into a short film featuring the late David Margulies. Watch the short film below which premiered at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival.
Listen below and learn how an unknown playwright launched his career with this wonderful short film featuring the legendary Danny DeVito. Conkel also shares with us the intricate process of pitching ideas to studio executives and his work on the Netflix original series ‘Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events.’ Take a listen!