I really enjoy writing. It gives purpose to my life, especially considering my Multiple Sclerosis! Favorite Quotes - "True friends stab you in the front." - Oscar Wilde - "Just Remember, Kid---It's All Bullshit." - Robert Mitchum to Nick Nolte at The Academy Awards. "Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persuasive one" - Einstein. "I refuse to join any club that would have me as a member." - Groucho Marx. And my Favorite Quote, "I'd rather write than fuck." - Harlan Ellison. I'm planning to turn that one into Tee-shirts, Tote-bags, Coffee Mugs and Bumper Stickers...I'm quite certain his estate won't mind. Another VERY Important Quote is by Charles Beaumont, "Attaining success in Hollywood is like climbing a gigantic mountain of cow flop, in order to pluck one perfect rose from the summit. And you find when you’ve made that hideous climb … you’ve lost the sense of smell." I am also a Novelist and a Poet. Writing is my life! FYI - I Finally Got That Coffee Mug With The Harlan Ellison Quote. It's Sitting Right Beside My Laptop Giving Me inspiration! LMAO!!! And ANOTHER Very Important Quote - “If You Can't Dazzle them With Brilliance, Baffle them With Bullshit.” - W.C. Fields. Another EXTREMELY Important Quote From Mr. Fields - "If At First You Don't Succeed, Try, Try Again. Then Quit. There's No Use In Being A Damn Fool About It."
I'm Currently working on 'The Art of Zen Screenwriting' - A 'Sort-Of' How-To Manual about......Screenwriting. Hopefully I'll have the Book completed before the BIG CRUNCH, or the Summer of 2022, whichever comes first.
Unique traits: In spite of my MS I fully enjoy life. My Wonderful Wife Barbara and I have been married 47 years!!! We have a Son, Geoffrey. We have a Dog, Carley. I collect Japanese Swords. I have a Library of Over 2,000 Books. They include an 1857 Copy of "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens. I'm Considered an Expert in the Field of Temporal Displacement....Occasionally! My Favorite Movies are 'The Godfather', 'The Royal Tennenbaums', 'American Graffiti', 'Casablanca', 'The Wild Bunch', 'Taken', 'Shane', 'The Day The Earth Stood Still', Cohen Bros. 'True Grit', 'Pulp Fiction', 'North by Northwest', 'The Empire Strikes Back', 'The Seven Samurai', 'Jaws', 'Watchmen', 1999's 'The Mummy', 'Lost in Translation', 'Oh Brother Where Art Thou', 'Ex Machina', 'Shadow of the the Vampire', 'Alita - Battle Angel', 'Cloud Atlas', 'Kill Bill - Volume 2', 'The Cotton Club', ' 'Logan', 'Unstoppable' , 'Flight' and 'Mr. Nobody'.
SOMETIMES THOUGH, EVEN THE GODS GET DISTRACTED Budget: $5M - $10M | Sci-fi In 2071 a brilliant physicist proves the Many Worlds Hypothesis is correct. He is driven insane by the thought of an infinite number of “Himselfs” ‘out there’ in the Multiverse. So he makes plans to kill as many as he possibly can.
DUCK, DUCK, GOOSE...WITH AUTOMATIC WEAPONS Budget: $10M - $30M | Sci-fi ⋄ Adventure In a bleak near-future, bored teens add a new twist to an old children’s game. A very dangerous twist. An often fatal twist...Run For Your Life Grandpa!!!
TEN-TWO-ONE Budget: $5M - $10M | Mystery An eccentric billionaire invites his heirs to his private island resort to play a game of cat-and-mouse. Winner Takes All!
Quarter Finalist RENO/TAHOE Screenplay Contest RED PLANET BLUES
Semi-Finalist RENO/TAHOE Screenplay Contest RED PLANET BLUES
Finalist RENO/TAHOE Screenplay Contest RED PLANET BLUES