Hello peeps! I know it has been a while! I am mostly known to many Film/TV/Game composers as the guy who builds specialty alternative stringed instruments called "GuitarViols" (Those guitar formatted violas you hear in Game of Thrones, 300, and lots of others - it's a big list, won't go there). Although that is my busy day gig (business), I still have interest in film making; in particular, a docudrama (orchestrated non fiction work).
(Sidebar: I also have a film music library album: Jonathan Eric Wilson "GuitarViol" out on Lakeshore records).
Anyway, my family moved out of LA (SF Valley) a few years ago and my shop/laboratory is now situated in the basement of a converted 100 year old citrus packing house in Fillmore, Ca. I daily commute through breathtaking scenery of orange groves and hills! It is a unique underground village of my peers https://www.packinghousecreative.com
So, back to movie making. I am in the initial stages (proposal/treatment) of a narrative film about my dream of having a concert festival featuring many artists/composers who are known for their use of my unusual instrument. The problem is that the desired venue is a 100 Year Old (Pickford/Chaplin era) art Deco theater (currently owned by the City of Fillmore) that is in dire need of restoration and upgrade as it sits inactive and delapidating. The goal of this layered story is for the theater to be restored and for my festival to happen! The movie is the story, the story is the movie! The original soundtrack/underscore is part of the package. So far, there is interest (a major I can't name, they are listening!) the city, and some influential people in the town. And, there are already artists/composers who love the idea and are onboard! There seems to be some traction so far! It's a big project and it may span many months (if not a year or two assuming I can get it funded). We'll see where it goes! Wish me luck!