I've been on this road for many years. I thank God for his blessings and the people who were placed in my life. I am also thankful for the people who gave me the encouragement I needed to write and produce my own projects. One of the best quotes I ever heard was at my son's high school graduation. In her speech, a young woman used the William H. Johnsen quote: "If it is to be, it is up to me". That quote stayed with me, and it is another reason why I completed the projects listed in the next paragraph.
I am an independent producer, author, and entertainer. The following DVD's were produced by me: (1) "Pottsville - Just Passing Through", (2) "Strumly's Shorts", (3) "Tall Tale Willie" and "The Search For Rum Ball Pete", and (4) "Whar Be Pete?". My self-published books include: (1) "A Shot Of Laughter", (2) "I Hid The Elephant In My Bed/The Animals Got Dressed At The Zoo" (book and musical CD), and (3) "Calling Cards from the Other Side - 2018 version". Please check out some of my links to get more information on them including movie trailers and the availability of some of them on Amazon and Smashwords.
My recently completed screenplays include scripts for a comedy and a faith-based film. There are two scripts (short or feature) for "Shoes De Clown". My past experience as a professional clown in my spare time was very helpful when I wrote it. Yes, I did animal balloons and birthday parties. If you think the negative comments on the Internet are bad, you should try entertaining a room full of kids. "Flash Drive" is my other project. It is a script for a faith-based feature film.
I began posting a new series ("Dan's Rest Stop") on YouTube in August 2022. The series is also available on Rumble. "Dan's Rest Stop" is a series of videos divided into 3 parts (1) Faith, (2) Funny Memories, and (3) Puppets. The short videos range from about 1 minute to 5 1/2 minutes. The stories told in the faith based and funny memories segments are true. Take a break from everyday life. Welcome to Dan's Rest Stop. The series introduction link is shown below:
Youtube link: https://youtu.be/-ETaJlJAyPQ
Shoes De Clown (short) Comedy The friends of a penniless deceased clown must get creative in order to lay their friend to rest.
Shoes De Clown (feature) Comedy The friends of a penniless deceased clown must get creative in order to lay their friend to rest.
Flash Drive Budget: $1M - $5M | Drama A bullied teenager whose father has been killed by an unsavory business associate moves in with a Christian uncle he has never met.
Flash Drive - Official Selection - International Christian Film & Music Festival
Flash Drive - Semi-Finalist - Faith In Film International Screenwriting Competition
Shoes De Clown - Best Feature Length Dark Comedy Screenplay Award Finalist - Houston Comedy FF
Shoes De Clown - Best Feature Length Dark Comedy Screenplay Award Finalist - Portland Comedy FF