About Me

Hello! My name’s Rob. I’m a practicing screenwriter from Pittsburgh (scripts here). Early in my career, I applied to jobs in Los Angeles just to get closer to where movies were made. I had no intention of creating them but wanted to be close to the spirit of them.

I was hired by an awesome internet tech startup in the valley. The office was in Studio City directly across from Universal Hollywood. I would wake up in a beautiful villa-style house in North Hollywood and ride my bike to work in the SoCal sun. During my ride, I passed the studios that funded the movies I love.

This love for movies can be traced back to seeing The Fellowship of the Ring in 2001 when I was 13-years-old. I saw that movie in theaters four times, and many times after on the Toshiba 43-inch “big screen” my mom gifted to my dad for Christmas.

These days, I’m back in Pittsburgh and still love being close to the spirit of movies. I stay connected by reading screenplays, writing spec scripts, and yes, watching movies. However, after a spiritual awakening in 2019, my taste in movies changed. I had always loved movies with big hearts, but they were the only movies I could watch after this experience. Less positive movies just didn’t make sense anymore.

This experience and my love for movies inspired Scene Lift.

About Scene Lift

Scene Lift is where I share my favorite uplifting movies with you and others. Scene Lift Selections (SL Selections) are newer uplifting movies and Scene Lift Classics (SL Classics) are older uplifting movies that have stood the test of time.

I aim to share one uplifting movie every week, along with an original comic for my favorite scene in the movie. These comics are created by illustrators I commission and available to purchase as prints on Etsy.

Since I don’t own the rights to the movies (obviously), I choose not to make money from comic sales. The main reason I offer them is because it’s fun and I like to purchase the prints myself. They serve as little reminders to live out the goodness of the movies I love.

The best way to support Scene Lift is by subscribing for free. I plan to offer some premium content for paid subscribers in the future but I’m still figuring out what that will be. For now, I’m just enjoying watching these great movies and sharing them with you.

“Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.”

Want to get in touch? Send me a note at rob@scenelift.com

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I enjoy discovering uplifting movies and sharing them with others. Currently writing a coming of age screenplay about hanging on to what matters most when growing up in suburbia.