Hello Stage 32!
It's inspiring to see so many creative people in one place.
Creativity Heaven. : )
My first feature length film, INHERITED INSANITY (inspired by my colorful childhood)
was my "film school". It was truly a labor of love. I produced it without any knowledge at all
about how to actually do it, and although it is not the film I envisioned, exactly, : )
I'm thrilled that I had the courage and the energy at the time to do it.
The experience "grew me up", and I am relatively certain that it taught me lessons that
I may have never learned doing it any other way.
Shot 7 years ago, and I have just recently let it leave my overly protective embrace.
Here is the link if you would like to take a peek.
Meanwhile, much like so many of you, I've been creating up a storm.
Presently I am looking for producer interest in my Pixar style musical animation script,
"Life Swings" which was co-created with my brother Phillip Balsano. This story is
very close to our hearts. It's warm and fun and smart and has characters that you can't help but love
and will want to follow around.
Also completed are 3 Comedy Pilots (with episodes attached):
"Detective Connie", "Scuffed Up" and (co-written) "Curves Ahead"
and one dramatic short film called "Ripple".
I am also working on turning 3 short stories (written by my brother)
into short films, and am presently shooting a documentary about some fascinating musicians
from a local coffee shop in Los Angeles.
I am producing the documentary, the short films and possibly the
Pilot for "Detective Connie". Of course, these projects are still in the planning stages in terms
of production and I am looking forward as they progress to finding the right cast and crew.
Meanwhile I get to do what I am most passionate about, writing.
Being able to visit my characters and knowing they will
always be there on that page to guide and surprise me both in dialogue and in story,
has got to be the most phenomenal co-creating possible.
Pure magic. Pure fun.
I look very forward to reading your posts and hooking up with some of you in the future.