Who took your photo in the home page 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?

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 other’s work and lift each other up.

Where can I find Ranger's "catfish" wallpaper?

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


What served as inspiration for "Gortimer"?

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.

Why did Amazon cancel "Gortimer"?

We did not get cancelled. Amazon were proud supporters and superfans 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.

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.



David Anaxagoras writes fiction and TV. Loves cats and cold brew.







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