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About Joel

NYC home digs. Father saved my life twice by trusting his instincts. Dreamy, idealist kid from Jewish-Scottish parents, wrote life story at age 8, adventured into off shore sailing, Formula 2 racing, USAF, undergrad at U. of Sussex in History, Philosophy, Literature; grad work in NY. "Stringer" journalist and editorial writer for two NY newspapers. Instructor/teacher in four countries, school and college levels for 30 years. Professional learner, sarcastic, cynical, will do almost anything for a laugh; life’s too important to be taken seriously, but I guess I do.
Five feature film screenplays, two reached international contest quarter finals. Native New Yorker and veteran, retired, married, living in Wisconsin…gleep!

Unique traits: Adventurer, explorer, culture vulture, professional learner, energetic, outgoing, talk less, say more.... Love: Legend of the West as a code.

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  • Shakespeare's Pipe

    Shakespeare's Pipe Budget: $10M - $30M | Drama A lonely professor impregnates herself using the DNA from Shakespeare's pipe, also contracting malaria.  A colleague steals the pipe, sells it to a Dubai auction while malaria breaks out in her hometown, but more than anything she wants to give birth to a healthy baby.

  • The Girl and the Foxes

    The Girl and the Foxes Budget: $1M - $5M | Drama A selfish 19 year old learns commitment and the lesson of loving too much from a trio of neglected foxes.

  • The Boy and the Heron

    The Boy and the Heron Family  An adolescent boy and pal trace the cause of disappearing fish from the family’s pond to his beloved father’s chemical plant. 

  • Willard and Ann

    Willard and Ann Budget: $10M - $30M | Drama An introverted boy runs away from his family's estate, falling in with a mysterious gardener and extroverted runaway girl.  His eyes are opened to the emotional wasteland littered with school mates, Senegalese migrant workers, the cause of his mother's tragic death, and the stone called "father", enabling him to discover the secret surrounding his birth.

  • Burial Mounds

    Burial Mounds Budget: $10M - $30M | Drama A gifted, strong -willed Seminole woman escapes sexual enslavement to emancipate her people from white usurpers in Oklahoma Territory.

Awards

  • Whose Who Among America's Teachers....3x

Education

  • State University of. New York
    (1985-1987)

  • University of Sussex, Brighton, England
    (1983-1985)

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