WOOF! It's like this...
At heart I'm a dreamer, and I dream BIG.
Twenty years of my adult life was spent sweating blood in local TV stations around the country all the while dreaming of the elusive screenwriting life. Well, to be honest, a lot of that time was also spent meeting and being devastated by impressively-shaped women but that's my business. Right? Did I mention I grew up in an incredibly small town just outside of absolutely nowhere? All true.
Okay, so once I completed my course in "How To Be Humiliated by Your Inadequacies as a Male" I wrote and made several crap Indie short movies, wrote even more crap short scripts, and wrote a colossally bad feature script based on the aforementioned Life course before hitting the wall. Yeah, we broke up. My muse and I called it quits. Well, and this is the truth here, I called it quits. Badly. "Don't ever call me again. We're through." And boy did I slam the phone down.
Then in late '06 I had the good sense to leave my TV life and was introduced to Photography. BAM! It found me, I did not go looking for it. But holy catballs. Next thing I know I'm learning visuals and photographing lots of truly fascinating women. Never made a dime but had a blast. That somehow - if you can imagine - probably because I knew so many actors, segued into being a headshot photographer working with characters from all over Georgia.
Okay, stay with me, that was all good and fine until I realized writing and I are still connected and at the soul level. Real DNA type stuff. Yup. Got the call one day. "Hey Ted, It's Writing. Long time. How you been?" Well baby... we are back together my friend.
So, since the honeymoon I've recently finished a TV Pilot script AND a stage play and have embraced my Writing love affair hard and fast.
So here we are, the two of us. Let's just see how ah-mazing this new "chapter" turns out to be.
Name: Ted Westby
Lives in: Atlanta, Georgia
Occupation: Photographer (Still) and Screenwriter
Unique traits: I do great handstands. Can make two, count 'em "two" fabulous pasta recipes. Cats (the feline type) seem to gravitate toward me. I drive better after drinking than most people do sober. And I have a fascination with French cinema despite the fact I speak not one word of the language. Well, perhaps one or two. C'est si bon!
Received a couple in High School but not sure those are applicable here.
The Little Death
Film (Drama) Camera and Electrical Department An erotic thriller from the director of Psychopathia Sexualis, THE LITTLE DEATH offers a peek into the seedy boudoirs of a Victorian-era brothel, where a strong-willed reformer (Courtney Patterson) and a corrupter of innocence battle over the fate of a young woman (Christie Vozniak) who seems to be held there in sexual captivity. While the owner attempts to mesmerize and seduce the would-be rescuer, a meek student (Clifton Guterman) wanders into the house and becomes a tragic pawn in the psychological game of cat-and-mouse that is rapidly unfolding. Based on the play Death and Devil by Frank Wedekind (Spring Awakening), integrated with Anton Chekhov's short story "A Nervous Breakdown," THE LITTLE DEATH provides a thoughtful examination of the immorality of prostitution - but then savagely dashes all preconceived notions of "good vs. evil" in a climax that is as violent as it is unexpected.
The Tedious Existence of Terrell B. Howell
Film (Short and Comedy) Art director Terrell and Nancy Howell's tedious existence is changed forever when middle-aged Terrell finds Joy, a seductive young woman who reignites his passion, but will Nancy and Terrell's marriage survive?
The Whispering Blade
Film (Short and Fantasy) Actor Fantasy meets reality in a modern day fable involving a woodland fairy who fights to prevent a distressed waitress from making a life altering decision.
Film (Short and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department A story set during the American Civil War of duty, murder, compassion and the struggle for a wounded soldier's soul as he is forced to come to terms with his past deeds.
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The Last Day in November
Film (Drama and Short) Actor Two brothers -- one a death row inmate, the other a prison warden -- have one last conversation together.
Bubblegum Crisis: Tokyo 2040
Television (Animation, Action and Sci-Fi) Actor Set in 2039-2040, This series is set in Megalo City, a city built over the ruins of Tokyo. Boomers, a line of android workers created by the Genom Corporation, perform dozens of tasks, from cleaning to management, to heavy industry. However, a strange series of events has caused a great deal of these boomers to go rogue, despite government and corporation cover-ups to the contrary. The AD Police, a special anti-Boomer task-force, performs it's best to stop the maniacal machines. However, always a step ahead of them are the mysterious vigilantes known only to the public as the Knight Sabers. No one is sure who these warriors are, but a young office lady named Lina Yamazaki is intent on finding out and joining them. Written by Miriani