Who took your photo in the header?

The photo was taken by Spencer Lowell and featured in California Sunday Magazine. Spencer has given me his kind permission to use it here.

How do you pronounce your last name?

My family says “an eks uh GORE us”.  Classics professors tend to say “an ag SAG er us”. I’m okay with that, but the first is correct.

Who is your agent?

I am represented by Noah Jones at Gersh.


Will you read my script and recommend me to your agent?

It’s not that I don’t want to help, but I already have many scripts to read from people I know personally and have made promises to. I suggest you do what they did — build rapport with other writers like yourself. Read each others work and lift each other up.

I have questions about Amazon’s submission process.

It’s best to read and understand the terms of Amazon Studios Development Agreement for yourself. They are pretty clear.

How long did you have to wait to hear back from Amazon when you submitted your pilot?

This is the wrong question. Submit your project and get to work immediately on your next idea. You’ll have your answer soon enough. If you can’t wait a mere 45 days, you’ll never make it in this business. 


Where can I buy Gortimer merchandise?

You can’t.

We made a TV show, not an advertisement. We don’t sell crap to kids, we just tell great stories.

Where can I find Ranger’s great “catfish” wallpaper?

The pattern is called “Fishy Felines” and is available at spoonflower.com


Was Gortimer influenced by [90s TV Show Title]

I was inspired by shows such as The Adventures of Pete and Pete and Eerie, Indiana. — which it happens are the two shows that people ask me about most. These were single-camera shows with a strong sense of story and style, and didn’t pander with buffoonish characters and dumb jokes. These influences were indirect — mostly I considered them proof-of-concept that you could pull off a show like Gortimer. Ray Bradbury’s Dandelion Wine was probably the most direct influence on the creation of the show.

Is the show really over? Did you get cancelled?

The show is really over. There are a total of 39 episodes and there will be no more.

We did not get cancelled. Amazon on the whole have always been proud supporters and super fans of the show. They gave us a “double order” of 26 episodes for Season 2 when we were only asking for 13.

To put it simply, we had always planned to do three seasons and end it — which equates to three years of middle school. The show is very much about the tween years, and I had no desire to do high school drama. More than anything, I wanted to end the show on a high note and not run the wheels off of it.

 How can I watch your show?

Gortimer is available exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in the US, UK, Germany and Japan. You can find Gortimer on ABC3 in Australia and the Family Channel in Canada.


Will GORTIMER ever be released on Blu-ray?

I have absolutely no information on this.

You can currently purchase the first season (or individual episodes) in digital format if you don’t have or don’t want a Prime Membership.

Where was GORTIMER filmed?

Gortimer was shot on Stage 2 and 3 at Occidental Studios in LA, and on location in the Pasadena and Alta Dena areas.


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