By Anna North

Anna North is the author of the novels America Pacifica (Reagan Arthur Books/Little, Brown, 2011), and The Life and Death of Sophie Stark, out now from Blue Rider Press. She is also a staff editor at The New York Times.

  1. Mr. Freeze and the Velociraptor Rumble in Van Nuys, age 9 Some experiments with camera angles and lighting may have preceded it, but I believe this was my first production to have any sort of narrative. The narrative was this: Mr. Freeze fights a velociraptor, and the velociraptor wins. The action takes place in Van Nuys, CA, specifically in my parents’ house, more specifically on their living-room floor. Mr. Freeze and the velociraptor play themselves,…