Alonzo Van Wilson

Alonzo Van Wilson

Spirit Medicine Productions

Screenwriter in Los Angeles, California

About Alonzo

Hello fellow Stage 32 members. Until I get time to upload a revised bio I will take the easier way, through IMDB. My career as a costume designer has been rewarding but my passion lives in writing. This passion is now awakening and there are new adventures ahead.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0932979/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1


Name: Alonzo Van Wilson

Lives in: Los Angeles, California

Company: Spirit Medicine Productions

Occupation: Screenwriter

Credits

  • Same Kind of Different as Me

    Same Kind of Different as Me (2017)
    Film (Drama) Costume designer International art dealer Ron Hall must befriend a dangerous homeless man in order to save his struggling marriage to his wife, a woman whose dreams will lead all three of them on the journey of their lives.

  • Snowfall

    Snowfall (2017)
    Television (Crime and Drama) Costume designer A look at the early days of the crack cocaine epidemic in Los Angeles during the beginning of the 1980s.

  • Good Behavior

    Good Behavior (2016)
    Television (Crime, Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Costume designer Letty Raines is a thief and con artist whose life is always one wrong turn, one bad decision, from implosion. Which is just how she likes it. Fresh out of prison, she's attempting to stay afloat. But when she overhears a hit man being hired to kill a man's wife, she sets out to derail the job, sending her on a wild collision course with the charming killer, and entangling them in a dangerous, seductive relationship.

  • Manhattan

    Manhattan (2014 - 2015)
    Television (Drama, History and War) Costume designer Set against the backdrop of the greatest clandestine race against time in the history of science with the mission to build the world's first atomic bomb in Los Alamos, New Mexico. Flawed scientists and their families attempt to co-exist in a world where secrets and lies infiltrate every aspect of their lives. Written by Futon Critic

  • The Red Road

    The Red Road (2014)
    Television (Drama) Costume designer Revolves around a local cop struggling to keep his family together while simultaneously policing two clashing communities: the small town where he grew up and the neighboring mountains, home of a Native American tribe. After a terrible tragedy and coverup occurs involving the cop's wife, an unholy alliance is forged between the cop and Phillip Kopus, a dangerous member of the tribe that will come back to haunt all involved. Written by Sundance

  • Treme

    Treme (2010 - 2011)
    Television (Drama and Music) Costume designer Life after Hurricane Katrina as the residents of New Orleans try to rebuild their lives, their homes, and their unique culture in the aftermath of one of the worst natural disasters in the USA.

  • Army Wives

    Army Wives (2008)
    Television (Drama, Romance and War) Costume designer Four women and one man share the common bond of loving someone in the U.S. Army.

  • The Wire

    The Wire (2002 - 2008)
    Television (Crime, Drama and Thriller) Costume designer Set in Baltimore, this show centers around the city's inner-city drug scene. It starts as mid-level drug dealer, D'Angelo Barksdale beats a murder rap. After a conversation with a judge, Det. James McNulty has been assigned to lead a joint homicide and narcotics team, in order to bring down drug kingpin Avon Barksdale. Avon Barksdale, accompanied by his right-hand man Stringer Bell, enforcer Wee-Bey and many lieutenants (including his own nephew, D'Angelo Barksdale), has to deal with law enforcement, informants in his own camp, and competition with a local rival, Omar, who's been robbing Barksdale's dealers and reselling the drugs. The supervisor of the investigation, Lt. Cedric Daniels, has to deal with his own problems, such as a corrupt bureaucracy, some of his detectives beating suspects, hard-headed but determined Det. McNulty, and a blackmailing deputy. The show depicts the lives of every part of the drug "food chain", from junkies to dealers, and from cops to politicians. Written by Yuri

  • The Second Chance

    The Second Chance (2006)
    Film (Drama) Costume designer Ethan Jenkins (Michael W. Smith) and Jake Sanders (introducing Jeff Obafemi Carr) are both passionate pastors who worship the same God from the same book--but that's where the similarity ends. White and well-to-do Ethan is comfortable in his music ministry at the media-savvy suburban mega-church, The Rock; Jake is a street smart African-American who ministers to the gang members, teen mothers, and drug addicts of the urban Second Chance. When they are suddenly thrown together in a tough neighborhood and forced to work side by side, Ethan discovers there is no boundary between the streets and the sanctuary. But can the faith these two men share overcome the prejudices that divide them to give themselves and a struggling urban church a second chance? Written by Tracey Zemitis

  • Stateside

    Stateside (2004)
    Film (Drama, Music and Romance) Costume and Wardrobe Department An adventurous romantic drama about a high-school rich kid serving in the Marine Corps to avoid jail, and a schizophrenic actress, whose career is crashing. Mark Deloach lands in the Marine Corps and meets Dori Lawrence before shipping out. Mark and Dori are a perfect match of misfits introduced by a friend, Sue Dubois, whose mother is suing Mark. Dori has left the bright lights of Hollywood to fix her life and mental illness, while at boot camp, Drill Instructor Skeer is on a mission not only to train Mark, but to make a man out of the rebellious teenager. The two outcast lovers, with more than a dose of humor, cling to their romance in spite of obstacles from authorities and circumstances which stand in their way. Written by Anonymous

  • Two Soldiers

    Two Soldiers (2003)
    Film (Short, Drama and War) Costume designer Mississippi, just before Pearl Harbor. Two brothers, Pete, about 19 and Willie, about 10 years younger. They are clearly close friends. The news arrives, and Pete goes to enlist. Willie wants to come along, but is told he cannot. After his brother leaves, the boy walks 30 miles to the nearest town, where the sheriff eventually puts him on a bus to Memphis where his brother is. At the recruiting office, Willie proves even more determined to see his brother; eventually, sympathetic Col. McKellogg takes care of him. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

  • Going to California

    Going to California (2001)
    Television (Drama) Costume designer Kevin, nicknamed Space, and buddy Hank decide to abandon the routine life to drive across the country. Whatever situation they encounter they adapt and their plans are defined by no rules, no map, just go.

  • Hotel Splendide

    Hotel Splendide (2000)
    Film (Comedy) Costume and Wardrobe Department The Hotel Splendide is on a remote and cold island, accessible only by a once-a-month ferry. It's a dark and dreary spa created by the late Dame Blanche, whose grown children now run the hotel according to her specificiations, serving up ghastly seaweed and fish-based food and enema treatments. Kath, once the sous chef, arrives when she receives an anonymous letter telling her of the matriarch's death. Will she bring light into the place with her wonderful cooking? Written by Martin Lewison <milst1@yahoo.com>

  • Dawson's Creek

    Dawson's Creek (1998 - 2000)
    Television (Drama and Romance) Costume designer Set in a small coastal, Massachusetts town named Capeside, Dawson's Creek tells the story of four teenagers as they struggle through adolescence. This is particularly true for 15-year-olds Dawson Leery, an introspective dreamer and Joey Potter, a precocious tomboy unaware of her beauty. Best friends since childhood, they are about to enter that confusing time in life where nothing is the way it was and nothing is as it seems. Written by John <littlejohnboy@hotmail.com>

  • The Color of Love: Jacey's Story

    The Color of Love: Jacey's Story (2000)
    Film (Drama) Costume designer Louis Gossett, Jr. and Gena Rowlands find themselves in a dispute over the custody of a young adorable bi-racial girl, who just happens to be their grandchild. The child's (Jacey's) parents are Gossett's son and Rowland's daughter, and have died in a tragic accident leaving the granddaughter's custody up in the air. Both grandparents want custody, but Rowlands is an older Southern woman who still easily sees the difference between black and white, and it is deeper than just skin color. Gossett is also older and not without his preconceived notions of whites either, but together, they get to know each other as people, not stereotypes, through the love of a grandchild. Written by India Mitchell

  • Freedom Song

    Freedom Song (2000)
    Film (Drama) Costume and Wardrobe Department A tale about a young man's bout in the 1960s, in Mississippi, before Blacks were allowed to vote, and did sit ins at White establishments. The harrowing ordeals people wanting the same opportunities had to go through.

  • Holy Joe

    Holy Joe (1999)
    Film (Drama) Costume and Wardrobe Department Reverend Joe Cass (John Ritter) is an Episcopalian priest and volunteer firefighter who is in the midst of a crisis of faith when he gets called to a dangerous blaze and witnesses an apparent miracle.

  • Legacy

    Legacy (1998)
    Television (Drama) Costume and Wardrobe Department An 18 episode show without a conclusion. A widower tries to raise his 4 children to carry on his legacy. The show is set on a horse farm and deals with the families struggle to keep their name pure while also embarking on their own adventures. The show was canceled and ends with things completely up on the air.

  • Shadrach

    Shadrach (1998)
    Film (Drama) Costume and Wardrobe Department In 1935, ninety-nine-year-old former slave Shadrach asks to be buried on the soil where he was born to slavery, and that land is owned by the large Dabney family, consisting of Vernon, Trixie, and their seven children, and to bury a black man on that land is a violation of strict Virginia law.

  • The Ditchdigger's Daughters

    The Ditchdigger's Daughters (1997)
    Film (Drama) Costume designer In many ways "The Ditchdigger's Daughters" adheres to the well worn path of a genre best described as the black struggle in an injust white America. But the real plot in this movie revolves around the tyranny of a father and the effect it has on his six daughters as he cajoles, demands, blusters, and drives his daughters to reach for his notion of excellence. Demanding all "A" report cards, prohibiting dating, punishing with housework, and insisting that each daughter aim her sights on a career as a doctor all harken to the underlying fact of his own failure to complete school, and his own view of being poor and black. Written by Gary Davis <ulian@pc.jaring.my>

  • Sophie & the Moonhanger

    Sophie & the Moonhanger (1996)
    Film (Drama) Costume and Wardrobe Department A woman pits herself against her husband and his Ku Klux Klan member friends when she learns that they are planning an attack against her black maid and her husband. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

  • Stolen Memories: Secrets from the Rose Garden

    Stolen Memories: Secrets from the Rose Garden (1996)
    Film (Drama) Costume and Wardrobe Department A young boy goes to spend the summer with his aunts in the South. He finds himself drawn to Jessica, who the other aunts describe as "slow," and he eventually discovers there's more to Jessica and his other aunts than meets the eye.

  • The Face on the Milk Carton

    The Face on the Milk Carton (1995)
    Film (Drama) Costume and Wardrobe Department A girl happens to look down at a milk carton one day and she sees herself on the back! Her life gets more stressful as she tries to hide the secret from her parents who she knows couldn't have kidnapped her. Written by Katie <Katie185@aol.com>

  • Fall Time

    Fall Time (1995)
    Film (Drama, Comedy and Crime) Costume and Wardrobe Department Three young men live in the 50s somewhere in America. They've grown up and and now they plan to do a mock robbery of a bank. But in an other place, Florence plans a real bank robbery. The destination is the same... Written by Kornel Osvart <kornelo@alphanet.hu>

  • The Road to Wellville

    The Road to Wellville (1994)
    Film (Comedy and Drama) Costume and Wardrobe Department A madcap portrayal of William Lightbody's stay at the health farm run by cereal king Dr. John Harvey Kellogg. William's wife, Eleanor, has persuaded him to go to Kellogg to have his system cleaned of impurities. Kellogg is very unconventional, and almost barbaric in his treatments. Written by Rob Hartill

  • The Gift of Love

    The Gift of Love (1994)
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  • Heaven & Earth

    Heaven & Earth (1993)
    Film (Action, Biography, Drama, History and 1 More) Costume and Wardrobe Department The final movie in Oliver Stone's Vietnam trilogy follows the true story of a Vietnamese village girl who survives a life of suffering and hardship during and after the Vietnam war. As a freedom fighter, a hustler, young mother, a sometime prostitute, and the wife of a US. marine, the girl's relationships with men suggests an analogy of Vietnam as Woman and the U.S. as Man. Written by Keith Loh <loh@sfu.ca>

  • RoboCop 3

    RoboCop 3 (1993)
    Film (Action, Crime, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Costume and Wardrobe Department The mega corporation Omni Consumer Products is still bent on creating their pet project, Delta City, to replace the rotting city of Detroit. Unfortunately, the inhabitants of the area have no intention of abandoning their homes simply for desires of the company. To this end, OCP have decided to force them to leave by employing a ruthless mercenary army to attack and harass them. An underground resistance begins and in this fight, Robocop must decide where his loyalties lie. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

  • Amos & Andrew

    Amos & Andrew (1993)
    Film (Comedy and Crime) Costume and Wardrobe Department When Andrew Sterling, a successful black urbanite writer buys a vacation home on a resort in New England the police mistake him for a burglar. After surrounding his home with armed men, Chief Tolliver realizes his mistake and to avoid the bad publicity offers a thief in his jail, Amos Odell a deal. Amos is to pretend to take Andrew prisoner and hold him for ransom but let him go and escape. Amos and Andrew suddenly realize that the Chief's problems are all gone if the two of them both die in a gun battle. The worst partnership in film history then tries to get away from the local police. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

  • Alan & Naomi

    Alan & Naomi (1992)
    Film (Drama and Family) Costume designer Set in the forties. A young Jewish boy is called on by his parents to help a young girl come out of her shell, imposed after she watched her father die at the hands of the Nazis.

  • Grand Tour: Disaster in Time

    Grand Tour: Disaster in Time (1992)
    Film (Mystery and Sci-Fi) Costume and Wardrobe Department Before they can complete renovations on their new inn, Widower (Ben Wilson) and daughter (Hillary) are visited by a woman seeking immediate lodging for her strange group of travellers. Why they won't stay at the hotel in town is just the first of many mysteries surrounding the group that lead Wilson to a startling discovery affecting his family and neighbours. Written by Stewart M. Clamen <clamen@cs.cmu.edu>

  • In a Child's Name

    In a Child's Name (1991)
    Television (Biography, Drama and Thriller) Costume designer A true story about a woman who fights her brother-in-law's parents for custody of her deceased sister's baby upon learning that her brother-in-law murdered her sister.

  • 29th Street

    29th Street (1991)
    Film (Comedy and Drama) Costume and Wardrobe Department Frank Pesce is the luckiest man alive in spite of his bad luck. Based on a true story, a man growing up in a tough New York neighborhood has a gift for finding himself in the worst possible jams...and always getting out. He is the first New York Lottery winner. Written by Steve Richer <sricher@sympatico.ca>

  • The Lost Capone

    The Lost Capone (1990)
    Film (Action, Crime and Drama) Costume and Wardrobe Department While Al Capone works his way up from top-dog street gang thug captain in Chicago to U.S. crime king, his brother Jimmy Capone chooses the righteous way, actually with father's blessing, leaving Illinois for small town Harmony in Nebraska, where he adopts the alias Richard Hart, marries teacher Kathleen, has offspring and becomes its incorruptible town marshal, with a loyal Indian deputy. When his efficient fight against Al's illegal alcohol trade starts to bite financially, the gang's top lawyer is sent to buy 'Hart' or order his death, but recognizes Jimmy and arranges a fraternal reunion in Chicago. Yet money nor threats can turn Jimmy bad... Written by KGF Vissers

  • Betsy's Wedding

    Betsy's Wedding (1990)
    Film (Comedy and Romance) Costume and Wardrobe Department Offbeat fashion student Betsy Hopper and her strait-laced investment-banker fiancé, Jake Lovell, just want an intimate little wedding reception, but Betsy's father, Eddie, a Long Island construction contractor, feels so threatened by Jake's rich WASP parents that he blows the ceremony up into a bank-breaking showpiece, sending his wife, Lola, into a financial panic. Pressure from Betsy's extended family to include their joint Jewish and Italian-Catholic heritage in the ceremony doesn't do much to assuage the title character's worries, nor does the lovelorn bitterness of her older sister, Connie, who's single, her parents assume, because she has the audacity to pursue the unfeminine profession of police officer. With all of his funds tied up into the money pit of a house he's building, Betsy's dad has to turn to his crooked brother-in-law, Oscar, for financial assistance, and soon a soft-spoken but menacing young mobster named Stevie Dee is supervising Eddie's construction project and ... Written by Anonymous

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)
    Film (Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family and 1 More) Costume and Wardrobe Department Through contact with a mysterious substance, called Ooze, 4 little turtles in the canalization of New York mutate to giant turtles. They can speak, walk upright and love pizza. The wise rat Splinter becomes their mentor and educates them to Ninja fighters. Their arch-enemy is the bad, bad guy Shredder, who struggles to gain power over the world. Of course the ninja turtles will do everything to stop him. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

  • Black Rainbow

    Black Rainbow (1989)
    Film (Horror and Thriller) Costume and Wardrobe Department Martha Travis is a medium who makes contact with spirits "on the other side" and connects them with their loved ones still alive, in public performances. Trouble begins when she gives a message to Mary Kuron from her husband, Tom. But Tom isn't dead... yet. And Martha not only knows he will die, she also knows who killed him. And the murderer knows she knows... Written by Yuval Kfir <yuval.kfir@Indigo.co.il>

  • Traxx

    Traxx (1988)
    Film (Action and Comedy) Costume and Wardrobe Department Traxx has battled his way through El Salvador, the Middle East and Nicaragua, spitting lead with two-handed good grace. He decides to retire to a life of baking designer cookies. Running out of dough to buy more dough, he hires himself as a "Town Tamer" and begins cleaning up Hadleyville, Texas, telling the lowlife street scum, "You got three choices. Be good, be gone, or be dead." Like all bacteria, the scum are resistant: crime boss Aldo Palucci (Robert Davi) brings in the dreaded Guzik brothers to rid the town of the town tamer, setting the stage for a showdown in the streets. Written by Bruce Scott <meampr@alaska.net>

  • Bull Durham

    Bull Durham (1988)
    Film (Comedy, Romance and Sport) Costume and Wardrobe Department Crash is an aging minor league ball player, brought up from another team to mature a young pitcher with maturity problems. Both of them become involved with Ann, a baseball groupie with her own perspective on the game. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

  • Million Dollar Mystery

    Million Dollar Mystery (1987)
    Film (Comedy and Mystery) Costume and Wardrobe Department A disparate group of travelers is eating in an isolated restaurant when a man drops dead of a heart attack. Before he dies, they discover that he is wanted for stealing several million dollars, and he tells them that he has hidden a million dollars in each of four different locations, and gives them clues as to where the locations are. They all then take off and try to get to the hidden treasure before any of the others do. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

  • King Kong Lives

    King Kong Lives (1986)
    Film (Action and Adventure) Costume and Wardrobe Department A giant ape King Kong, which was shot and fell off the World Trade Center tower, appears to be alive, but is in coma for 10 years and desperately needs a blood transfusion in order to have an artificial heart implanted. Suddenly, in the rainforest, another gigantic ape is found - this time a female. She is brought to the USA, and the heart is successfully implanted. But then King Kong, having sensed the female ape, breaks loose. Written by Boris Shafir <shafir@hsi.com>

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