Carl Franzen

Carl Franzen is a singer-songwriter-writer-filmmaker. His lyrics paint pictures, tell stories and ask questions (melodies and rhythm included). His new chapbook, “Words for Wordies,” is a collection of irreverent essays taking on topics like french fry consumption, voters who can’t make up their minds, and rules for heaven. Spring-boarding from these essays he has introduced a new form of video. Called a scriptie, an essay is converted into a script. Each line of the script is then sent to a different person who films it selfie-style with a smart phone camera. Franzen's first 'scriptie,' “No Regrets,” was filmed on six continents by 150 participants.