Nothing Gained until Ventured....
To me film is the fabric of the American Dream that has beginning to fade into stories of defeat, corruption and self-destruction. When I was a boy I remember watching movies that gave me a glimpse into a life I could not only dream of but mimic and become in reality. Twenty years through corporate America I realized that all the professional ventures I have embarked on, both successful and non-successful, we're a copy of the character's I have grown to love as a child. At that moment I realized that my purpose was not to play a role in life, but to create a pathway of inspiration for other's in hopes of improving people's lives with Film.
My Company, The Beckler Company, has set her vision on bringing back inspiration, courage and the passion for life back into the hall's of the Entertainment Industry. As we say in Texas, let us help you 'PUT A HANDLE' on your vision and make it a reality.
I look forward to working with you!
Name: John Strawn
Lives in: Arlington, Texas
Company: Creative | Development Producer
Dream of Me
Film (short) by Second Floor Pictures | Common Era Films | Directed by Tim Stabers (Sci-Fi and Short) Producer - Distribution & Marketing Dream of Me is the story of one talented filmmaker, Tim Stabers, and an indie producer, John Strawn, who have combined their creative talent and passion for narrative story-telling with the sole purpose of making their mark on the film industry. Dream of Me portrays the journey of Albus Corona, a new age soldier with an old world sensibility, as he makes his best effort to survive what is left of the world he once new. Together with his audible interface guidance system, DOT, we are taken to a post world war galaxy far away from what we know. More importantly this story will take the audience to a place that has been lost in American cinema in recent years, a place to dream, a time to lose yourself in your own imagination and DREAM of what awaits the world we live in. Second Floor Pictures and Common Era Films are proud to present the Star Wars of the 22nd century, not in similar story line but in originality and talented film-making. Welcome to DREAM OF ME – A No Budget Science Fiction Film Made by One Dude.
El Destello de la Luna
Film by Amerindia Films | Directed by Gustavo Letelier (Comedy and Drama) Producer - Marketing and Sales Renato and Ivan are two gay actors living a relationship that has become unexciting over the years. Their precarious lives are stretched to the limit as they try to find ways to make quality theater in Chile. But their daily routine suddenly changes when Anibal, a handsome young filmmaker casts them in a film based on a famous drama about the lives of Lola and Ana, two poor, outcast, elderly transvestites. But also two bright lights in the Latino LGBT firmament. However, Renato and Ivan are also part of a society that segregates and discriminates and they must overcome their own prejudices to play such challenging characters. And, as they confront their own demons and heal ancient sorrows they discover a new opportunity to defeat their fears, redeem themselves as talented actors and find new meaning to their own personal lives. And Anibal not only gets a great film made but also finds in Renato an amazing talent to write and perform his next films. Written by Gustavo Letelier
Film by Common Era Films | Directed by Skyla Greenless (Drama and Sci-Fi) Executive Producer Currently in Development
NFL Sports Documentary
Documentary by Common Era Films (Documentary and Drama) Executive Producer Logline: The Journey to Greatness all begins with The Heart of A Champion Storyline: This is the story of 175 college seniors who have trained and fought for their entire life to arrive at what will either be the APEX of a childhood dream or the INCEPTION of a man's journey. Lead by the external forces, watch as these young men face the longest year of their life. Beginning in January at the College Gridiron Showcase and ending at the NFL Draft in Dallas, Texas. Many will fight, some will succeed and continue playing the young mans game. Through it all CHAMPIONS will be built and the stories that made them will live on for others to tell. - John Strawn, Executive Producer
Film (Drama and Mystery) Producer Francisco is a young worker who tries to hide his past and find peace in his present life. He doesn't want to talk about the mystery of his childhood. But the emotional journey he is going through forces him to reveal his memories, when he was seduced and sexually abused as a small kid and adolescent by his stepfather Bruno. His mother was unable to see anything, or simply went on denial. When he allows himself to deal with this trauma, he feels ready to face up again his mother and stepfather. But life has reserved a big surprise to him. Something that will set him free forever. Written by Gustavo Letelier
University of Texas at Arlington (Arlington, TX)