My very first writing gig was for Cinematic Happenings Under Development — better known as simply CHUD.com. Site founder Nick Nunziata assigned me a weekly column about new DVD releases, and also sent the occasional DVD my way for review. I wrote for the site intermittently while in high school and college. I’m incredibly grateful to Nick for having a young punk like me around. I made a lot of friends there, many of whom I still chat with to this day.
Unfortunately, CHUD lost a lot of content over time as it switched backends and designs. Plus, a dated DVD release column is not worth salvaging. But it looks like one piece remains in my staff archive!