I really enjoy writing. It gives purpose to my life, especially considering my Multiple Sclerosis! FYI - I don't consider my MS a Handicap or a Disability. To me, it's just an Inconvenience! 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 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 was on the Board of the L-5 Society, a Leading Space Advocacy Organization many years ago. Through this affiliation I knew, very, very, very slightly Robert Heinlein who was also a Member of the Board. Mr. Heinlein gave me written permission to use the company name SPACEWAYS, INCORPORATED which was originally used in his novella 'The Man Who Sold The Moon'. I still have that letter in a very safe location to this day.
Unique traits: In spite of my MS I fully enjoy life. My Wonderful Wife Barbara and I have been married 49 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! LOL!!! My Favorite Movies are 'The Godfather', 'The Royal Tennenbaum's', '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 Vampire', 'Alita - Battle Angel', 'Cloud Atlas', 'Kill Bill - Volume 2', 'The Cotton Club', ' 'Logan', 'Unstoppable' , 'Flight', 'Mr. Nobody', 'Old Henry' and 'Nobody'.
MY SISTER'S KEEPER Budget: $5M - $10M | Sci-fi ⋄ Film-noir In the Near-Future, a Private Detective is hired to locate the sister of a wealthy woman who needs her younger sibling to complete a critical business transaction.
RED PLANET BLUES Budget: $30M+ | Sci-fi ⋄ Film-noir After a Doctor with a checkered past travels to Mars in 2187, he investigates his best friend’s murder, putting his freedom and very life at stake.
BE WARNED!! A Cautionary Tale Budget: $100K - $1M | Action ⋄ Fantasy While on a dig, an Archeologist discovers an ancient tomb. Written on the cover is a curse. “He who defiles this holy place shall bring about the Fall of Man.” He opens it of course, and it nearly does.
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