I'm the author of "Sideways," the novel upon which the Oscar-winning Alexander Payne film was based. My new novel "Vertical" is the sequel and has been available for over a year now. I'm currently in NYC involved with casting my "Sideways" (the play). We had a phenomenal run at the tiny Ruskin Group Theater and are now going to the La Jolla Playhouse with 3-time Tony winner Des McAnuff ("Jersey Boys"). We open 7/21.
Film by Cellin Gluck (Drama) Writer A middle-aged Japanese man travels to California to attend the wedding of his American-based friend. Prior to the big event, they take one last trip to Napa Valley, where they taste wine, dally with romance.
Film by Alexander Payne (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Writer Miles is a failed writer living a meager existence in San Diego as an English teacher. With his career seemingly fading and the fate of a book hinging on a publisher's decision, Miles is depressed with himself and what he hasn't achieved. Jack is a television actor whom some recognize but not many do, as if he were a minor actor who got a taste of success. With his best friend Miles, the two embark on a road trip through California's wine country. Miles wants to give his friend a nice sendoff before married life, while Jack simply wants to have a fling beforehand. As they're both nearing middle age with not much to show for it, the two will explore the vineyards while ultimately searching for their identities. Written by mystic80
Film by Fox Searchlight / Alexander Payne Novelist
"My Mother Dreams the Satan's Disciples in New York"
Film by Kickstart Prods. / Barbara Schock Screenwriter (sole)
My Mother Dreams the Satan's Disciples in New York
Film by Barbara Schock (Short) Writer A widowed Midwestern housewife travels to Manhattan for the first time to visit her daughter. Once there, she becomes obsessed with the Hell's Angels-ish bikers' club across the street from her daughter's East Village apartment.
From Hollywood to Deadwood
Film by Rex Pickett (Crime and Mystery) Writer Two loser detectives need to score a case or give it up. Finding a missing starlet leaving a trail of blackmail and murder may be too much for them.
California Without End
Film by Rex Pickett (Drama) Writer
2005 Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay (Alexander Payne & Jim Taylor, based on my novel)
2000 Academy Award for Best Live Action Short
Universit of California at San Diego (UCSD)