Josh Olson on

Serial

Released 1980
Distributor Paramount

About Serial

Director Bill Persky’s 1980 satire benefits from the kind of quirky casting and jaundiced worldview that served Robert Altman so well in the 70’s. A sexual roundelay set in monied Marin County, the film finds such odd couples as Martin Mull and Tuesday Weld navigating new-age cults while working overtime on their disintegrating marriage.

About Josh Olson

Josh Olson  was the only student in his second grade class to see The House That Dripped Blood.  Many years later, he wrote and directed the no-budget horror film, Infested, a brutal assault on The Big Chill, with zombies. He went on to write the screenplay for A History of Violence and was nominated for the WGA, BAFTA and Academy Awards for Best Screenplay. He kept losing to Larry McMurtry, but that’s okay.  He co-wrote the teleplay for the Masters of Science Fiction episode, The Discarded, with Harlan Ellison, and is currently writing a sophisticated thriller, Tabloid, for Mick Jagger.