2.10.2014

Maurice Jovan Billington Answers 5 Quintessential Questions

Hello again and welcome back to 5 Quintessential Questions, my recurring blog series where I pose five specially designed creative queries to members of the indie art community. Today I'd like to welcome Maurice Jovan Billington, an author, comedian, screenwriter, filmmaker, poet, and all around NOT GOOD LOOKING AT ALL GUY.

See?

Yeah, totally not good looking.
Nope, sorry. Try again.
Yeah... I'm not buying it.
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I'm sorry. Where were we?

Oh yeah! Questions! 5 Quintessential Questions. And here we go . . .

Allison: You found a surprise ten dollar bill in the dryer. How do you celebrate this magnificent windfall?
I steal another ten from my girlfriend's purse in an effort to teach her to go through the clothes better before doing the laundry, buy a pack of American Spirits because if I get cancer it will be toxins free, a lottery ticket, (why break the streak) and a Jack Daniels over ice at the bar while I brag to others about finding a hundred bucks thus expanding the legend.

Allison: You wake up and realize the apocalypse has just happened. What do you have for breakfast?
Breakfast becomes useless to me at that point. I go straight to lunch. Mexican.

Allison: It's 3am and you hear a knock at the door. When you open it, you see a penguin standing here. He's wearing a bandolero, a cowboy hat, and a fake mustache. He seems to know you. Why is he there?
That hooker I punched in Fresno.

Allison: Which super villain are you most like?
Lex Luthor for his sense of joie de vivre.

Allison: Someone offers you a million dollars to write the greatest slash fiction story of all time. Give me your elevator pitch.
Darkness from the fantasy epic Legend falls in love with a deceased Juliet, brings her back to life into another doomed romance because she won't love him unless he stops killing and he must kill in order for her to remain alive. It's called "F*cked By Love."

Allison: Quite honestly, the best pitch I've heard in a long time. Please write this. Please?

And now for more on Maurice:

But this beautiful book!
I am a screenwriter and poet. "A Portion Of The Eternal" is my debut novel and the first in a planned trilogy (The Eternal Series). The second book will be "The Eternity Of Ghosts" and the third and final shall be "That Which Remains Eternally." I will begin the second after I pen a biography for Lynne Austin The Original Hooters' girl entitled, "Face Of A Franchise." I am currently writing the screenplay to "Benediction" which I then intend to film independently. It is the story of God falling in love then all Hell breaking loose.