Success Stories: SEP'15 Screenplay optioned!

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Kaede Kimura Loh

Screenplay optioned!

Hello, would like to share with you guys here that the screenplay I wrote in 2013 'The Talented Uncle Julien' is finally optioned by Animus Pictures Ltd (UK) with Amancay Tapia as the director. I'm a self-taught writer in Singapore, never thought my screenplay will go that far (geographically). I'm grateful to social media, is it powerful. I knew my director through Twitter and we've never met. But we skyped (7 hours difference between London and Singapore, Singapore being 7 hours advance). Though the distance is far, our vision is near. That's how we work and strengthen the script which is now ready. Ben Richards, the producer is really pleased and excited to produce this film. I hope in the near future, I can share more stories/filmmaking journey with you guys. Remember, dreams do come true :)

Mike Romoth

Great news! Good luck with your project.

Toli Cefail

Congratulations! That's awesome! Keep it movin'!

Stefan LaToure

Awesome! Hope it goes well!

Eric Gilmartin

Congratulations to you! It's good to learn of someone's success story.

Richard "RB" Botto

Fantastic news, Kaede!

Keith Betts

AWESOME !

Hans Nielsen

That's great news. Way to go.

Andrew Cahill-Lloyd

Congratulations

Thivanka Perera

Wow, very inspiring news! Congrats!

Alicia Parendo

Congratulations!

Tanna Jo

Congratulations!

Gina Leone

Congratulations.

Jim Duncan

Congrats!

Philip Daay

Congratulations! :)

Preston Poulter

How did the studio find you?

Mark Robyn

Congrat and ulations.

Gigi M. Green

Way to go Kaede!

Gail Smart

Congratulations!

Aaron M. Wilcox

Awesome buddy.

Michael J Smyth

well done Kaede

Kaede Kimura Loh

Thank you Thank you Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!!!! Thank you for all the kind words, upon seeing this, it pushes me to work even harder. I still have many other screenplays, any directors or producers here wanna take a look? :p Responding to Preston Poulter's question - I met my director (Amancay Tapia) on Twitter through a mutual friend. After reading, she showed my screenplay to an actor who is her close friend, Ernesto Cantu (World War Z). Ernesto liked the screenplay very much and introduced Amancay to Ben Richards (CEO of Animus Pictures Ltd). Ben read the screenplay and liked it lots. That's how it worked :)

Phil Parker

Congratulations, Kaede!! Fantastic news and good work getting it into the hands of the right people who share your vision. That's how movies get made :-)

Kaede Kimura Loh

Thank you Phillip :) yes, it is amazing to get films made this way. Latest update, a Canadian producer has just joined as co-producer of this project. I'm so thrilled. Getting the project into the hands of the right people is indeed very very difficult. I guess as a writer, besides writing, we need to do research as well, see what producers tweet, what are the producers' interest... In my case, the story is about art, so I have to get 'art' people in. That's how I got my 2nd producer involved.

Kaede Kimura Loh

The title here says 'Screenplay Optioned' not a film got made. So as a writer, I can call it an achievement. I'm not a writer/producer like you. I need someone to acknowledge my work and here after 2 years, I did it. Don't post intimidating questions that will scare off aspiring writers. This announcement serves as an inspiration and belief to writers who are in doubts of their dreams. I trust my producer will do his best and I respect every effort he makes. I don't have to question him and demand answers from him. He's the CEO of his production company and he knows what it takes to make a film. I trust him completely.

Kaede Kimura Loh

Thank you very much. You guys are AWESOME! I thank everyone here for taking your time out and effort to respond to my story. Every word here is very much appreciated and taken note. I will keep moving forward to gain higher success.

Richard "RB" Botto

Positive mind, positive results. Rock on, Kaede.

Richard "RB" Botto

And yet more proof that geography means less and less with each passing day and, of course, that creativity is universal!

Kaede Kimura Loh

Thank you Richard. Yes, I will work with a positive attitude to move my project forward x

Richard "RB" Botto

Great to hear, Kaede!

Richard "RB" Botto

So thrilled to hear things continue to smoke for you, Lee.

Richard "RB" Botto

You know what Gordon Gecco said about sleep!

Kaede Kimura Loh

Thank you Lee, yes, I'll be on standby for the Wild Wild ride, it's a crazy journey I know. I've just gotten the screenplay option contract. So from now on, no turning back. Will work with a positive mind and keeping the faith.

Evelien And Dorien Twins

Very happy for you! Congratulations!

Kaede Kimura Loh

Thank you so much Lee, I sure will

Amanda Toney

What an inspiring story, congratulations!

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