When I was mentoring a young man about 9 years ago, he told me his dream was to be a feature screenwriter. I earnestly advised him to focus on his computer skills and that screenwriting was a pipe dream. It's ironic that two years later, while riding my bike toward Huntington Beach pier, I decided to write a teleplay.
A friend of mine brought me a jailhouse manuscript from a former New York Hotelier turned mob associate named Edward “Biff” Halloran. He asked me if I’d be interested in writing a book about the guy. Initially, I said no but then came up with the idea of creating a pilot show about Halloran. I quickly wrote a pilot, then a few weeks later, rewrote it after I purchased Final Draft software.
~The Mighty Dragon Blog, October 2019
What inspired you to write your first feature or teleplay?PS, writing my first script seemed like a good idea at the time; and I suppose the beach landscape at dusk was an inspiring location.