As a kid growing up in NYC, I would spend Saturday afternoons in the movie theater of my blue collar neighborhood in Queens. I loved every film genre but was particularly enthralled by John Ford’s Monument Valley westerns and dreamed of living in the West.
I spent my teens hanging out in the coffee houses of Greenwich Village where I was introduced to beat literature and modern art.
In a Hemingwayesque gesture, I enlisted in the Marine Corps at eighteen and served in the Far East where I studied Haiku and Zen.
Back in New York, I worked as a union film editor helping to create documentaries, commercials and television specials, including an ABC television special that won a national Emmy and I earned a Mass Comm. degree from SUNY.
A vacation in Colorado rekindled the childhood dream of living in the West and my wife and I moved to Denver where I worked in broadcast television news and the cable industry. I taught editing workshops at Western States Film Institute and was an instructor for the communications department of Metropolitan State College, teaching film criticism and film history and serving as a guest lecturer on media ethics.
Presently, I am the president of Lone Wolf Explorations and work as a writer, manuscript editor and editorial consultant. My poetry has been published in literary journals and I have contributed essays to yourhub.com. My political satire, "The Founding Fathers Farewell Tour of the U.S. of A.", is available at: Amazon.com.
I am fond of big dogs, fine art, great writing and lively conversation. I am also an earnest fly fisherman, a novice water media artist and the owner of a historic gold mining claim near a Colorado ghost town. We share our home with “Hunter S. Thompson”, a flat coat retriever we rescued from the pound.
The Crypto Caper Budget: $1M - $5M | Crime Forced to quit her Wall Street job because of constant sexual harassment, a beautiful finance genius seeks revenge and enlists the aid of a straight laced banking expert to hack into the world's financial institutions and steal vast amounts of money they can turn into untraceable crypto currency, an easy task as long as they can keep ahead of the dogged investigator who is on their trail as well as some unsavory people who would do them harm.
Cowgirl Adventure ⋄ Family “Tighten your cinch and pull your sombrero down tight as Lily Thomas earns her spurs in the American West.” Abandoned by her mother and picked up by the cops for fighting, a spirited young woman is taken in by a ranch family and she can use her love of horses to turn her life around if she can tame herself.
Singletrack Action ⋄ Adventure “In mountain bike racing, it ain’t all downhill.” Working to come back from a serious injury, a champion mountain bike racer accepts the help of a beautiful former racer who now teaches on the Navajo Reservation and she teaches him that there is more to life than racing down a singletrack.
Broome Action ⋄ Adventure “The peace treaties may have been signed but that doesn’t mean the war is over.” When a soldier of fortune learns that the niece he thought had died as a child in WWII is alive but scheduled for execution in an Asian prison for running drugs, he calls on old friends and enemies to rescue her.
Shooters Drama “They’ll bring you the news at eleven even if it kills them.” Shooters is a series pilot about the day to day lives of TV News photographers who are the grunts of the news wars. When fires, floods or riots occur, it is a “shooter” who risks his or her life to get the pictures that tell the story and the impact that lifestyle has on their personal lives
Gower Gulch Drama ⋄ Historical “They rode off into the sunset every day.” Saddle up and ride along as two down on their luck Depression-era Montana cowboy brothers drift out to Hollywood to look up their old friend Gary Cooper and find romance and danger as stuntmen in the “B” westerns being turned out by the “Poverty Row” movie studios.
CGI Thriller “Don’t believe everything you see.” A Hollywood CGI expert who once worked for a military psychological warfare unit begins to have hallucinations. Is it a breakdown or is someone from her past playing with her brain?
Art Deco Action ⋄ Adventure “Available for hire to find and recover lost valuables.” A detective living in modern NYC dresses like a ‘30’s movie gumshoe and has a team of experts who work for him recovering stolen and “misplaced” art and artifacts
Second Chance Ranch Adventure ⋄ Family “They’ll steal your heart and your wallet.” Urban delinquents sent to a western ranch as an alternative to jail have to use their street smarts and their newly acquired outdoor skills to foil a militia group that intends to take over the nearby town and declare it their independent nation because a government error left the town out of the United States.
Jefferson of The Ninth Western ⋄ Historical “They made the West safe even for those who hated them.” The Ninth and Tenth U.S. Cavalry were all black units called “Buffalo Soldiers” that served on the western frontier and had an outstanding record of service and heroism including 20 Medals of Honor. Their story is told through the eyes of Sgt. Nathan Jefferson, a trooper in the 9th. Ride with them as they charge, sabers flashing, across the western landscape and into American history.
Rite of Passage Adventure ⋄ Family “We all come of age through a rite of passage.” Refusing to accompany her parents on their job assignment in London because her Husky pup would be quarantined, a bookish, ten year old girl is sent to stay with her solitary aunt and uncle who live in a remote cabin with their pack of sled dogs.
Kid Russell Biography ⋄ Historical “The cowboy artist who lived the life he painted.” The true story of Charles Marion Russell who went West in 1880 as a sixteen year old to become a cowboy in Montana. He worked for eleven years as a cowboy before becoming a full-time artist. Besides being one of America’s great artists, he was a writer, historian and an advocate for Native Americans.
Zom-Bees Horror ⋄ Comedy “It ain’t the buzzing that will kill you, it’s the sting.” Two inept young producer brothers attempt to save their uncle’s movie studio from a takeover by the Russian mob by producing “ZOM-BEES” a “TVMA” movie with a lot of shower scenes and the following plot: When their singles cruise ship is capsized by giant sharks, the beautiful survivors wearing only the briefest outfits swim to a nearby island where they are taken in by a deranged doctor who is using bee serum to attempt to bring his comatose wife back to life and sees these young people as the solution to his lack of medical test subjects.
KUKU-TV Comedy ⋄ Drama “You can go home again, but it sucks.” Comedy series pilot about a woman TV executive fired from her network position in NYC who returns to the small town where she grew up and burned most of her bridges and desperate for a job takes over the local public access station as manager. Public access TV is to TV what the French Foreign Legion used to be for the military, a refuge for disturbed, disgruntled misfits.
Love on the Range Romance ⋄ Adventure “Saddle up for romance in The Big Apple.” A shy, western movie obsessed native New Yorker finds romance and adventure while masquerading as a Montana cowboy in New York for a rodeo.
Kill Box Action ⋄ Thriller “In an ambush, the area where the trap is set is called the kill box.” A member of a group handling clandestine military operations who was listed as KIA, visits his former partner who has begun a new life as an advertising executive setting off a chain of events that will plunge them both into a world of intrigue and deceit where no one is who they appear to be.
The Cliche Castle Caper Mystery ⋄ Comedy “If you’ve seen enough bad movies, you can see the clichés in this one coming a mile off.” Two estranged sisters must work together when they and others gather at the Carpathian Mountains castle of a distant relative Casper “One Take” Cliché who was a second rate horror movie director and may have secreted a fortune in the castle. Yes, clichés abound from the voluptuous maid to the devious lawyer and everybody gets a shot at breaking the 4th wall.
The Atlantian Treasure Trek Adventure ⋄ Family “Take a deep breath and dive in for an underwater adventure.” A reality show fraud who pretends to seek out and find under sea treasures is about to be exposed by a TV reporter when a strange couple appear and ask for his help in their Kingdom of Atlantis which is under siege by polluters, age old enemies and treasure pirates.