I'm originally from N.C., born and raised, now living in N.J., just outside of Philly, PA. I'm a portrait artist. I don't know how that happened. One day, I just picked up a #2 pencil and started doing a self-portrait and it came out like a photo. I've had no formal training in art, except for one semester at Philadelphia College of Art, where the instructor saw my work and asked what I was doing in his class. When he started using my work to critique the class, I wondered the same.
I created and ran a 4 camera video production company for 10 years with my sons & daughter. The most challenging part was in the editing. You have to know what to throw out as well as what to keep and you never know if you did this right until you deliver the finished product.
I chose screenwriting after watching so many bad movies and thinking that I could do better. So far, I've completed 12 scripts. Most of my stories have strong female characters and children as protagonists. Genre range from Coming of Age Fantasy, Romantic Comedy to Crime Drama & Murder Mystery. I spend an enormous amount of time rewriting and polishing these babies hoping that at least one of them will make it out alive. I've posted a few of them here in "Loglines".
I've created a facebook page for my scripts to attract attention and build audiences for my projects. https///.scripts/ Please feel free to check it out and give it a click if you "Like" it ;)
Since I live on the northeast coast, USA, I'd like to connect/network with Stage 32ers in the Tri-State area (NY/PA/NJ) in hopes of getting some of these movies made.
My mission statement: Anything Is-possible, find a way or make a way!
Unique traits: I prefer female leads as protagonists in my scripts. I am extremely empathetic. I don't believe in Impossible; I believe in staying away from people who do.
ACES WILD Budget: $1M - $5M | Romance ⋄ Comedy An asexual with a failing kidney and rare blood type wants to help make a baby if he can find a willing surrogate for his sister, who is marrying a woman.
MY EMERALD BRACELET Budget: $5M - $10M | Mystery ⋄ Drama A teenager is framed for murder and tried as an adult by a corrupt District Attorney who wants to use her to promote his for profit prison.
17 In April Drama ⋄ Family A Russian student's essay wins her a trip to America, but only hours before she is to return home, she is arrested as a spy and uncovers secrets that change her life forever.
The Briefcase Budget: $1M - $5M | Mystery ⋄ Crime A frustrated screenwriter stumbles onto a briefcase full of money and becomes the lead character in his story that if published, could cost an innocent woman her life.
DON'T TELL VERA Budget: $1M - $5M | Drama ⋄ Family An orphaned Deaf child, living with a dysfunctional family, comes between her sister and her boyfriend, but must fix the relationship so that they can adopt her.
GILLIAN'S AFFAIR Budget: $1M - $5M | Romance ⋄ Drama A children's book author unknowingly has a clandestine affair with an agent, but the next time they meet could cause her 2.8 million dollar book deal to dry up.
Until We Are Parted Budget: $1M - $5M | Drama A terminally ill 5th grade teacher must save twins from a dangerous environment and convince their drug addicted mother to allow another family to adopt them before her time runs out.
BABY Independent An up and coming rock star confronts a rich and powerful Judge who may have murdered her mother and is now attempting to murder her.
iCHARLIE Family ⋄ Drama A mysterious child who openly defies the beliefs and practices of his highly religious family, saves the life of a girl who wants to murder his sister.
HOTEL 21 (Aida's Story) Drama A college student wins a debt-ridden hotel in a card game from the Mob, but they still want control of the hotel and her dead.