I was 3 years old when I first watched a movie in the theater, and that film was none other than the original Star Wars. Although I can now practically recite scene for scene and line for line from Star Wars there isn’t much I can recall from that very first experience. But one thing is for sure and that is the profound impact it had on my imagination. From that point on I was a movie lover.
In my earliest years I wrote many short stories, poems and even an attempt at a novel. Then about ten years ago I started to learn about and write screenplays, which seemed like the perfect marriage of my passion for storytelling and film. To date I have written four screenplays and am beginning work on a fifth.
In my quest to make “the dream” of being an established screenwriter, I attended two screenwriting summits in LA (2011 Screenwriting Expo and the 2013 Inktip Pitch Summit) tried virtual pitchfests, screenwriting contests, the old unsolicited emailed query letters to agents/managers, etc. And although one of my screenplays received honorable mention at one of the summits and another reached the semifinal round of a screenwriting competition the dream never quite did become realized. At least not yet.
I’ve had quite a few compliments from reps for production companies I pitched to as well as script doctors. Some said they liked the idea and my writing, but it was a project they weren’t looking for at the time. The pursuit of the dream can be a very humbling experience indeed. So these days when I write I do it purely for personal pleasure. I enjoy reading it, living it, and sharing the scripts with close friends or family. Yet there are times I can’t help but wonder if I could just make the right connection, get these stories into the hands of someone who might see the potential and actually want to work with me in some capacity. So here I am, looking to make those kinds of connections and see where things can go.
Blood Law Budget: $10M - $30M | Action A cynical cop with a shoot-first attitude partners up with an ancient Zen-like vampire in a race against time to stop a killer and save a group of missing children.
Armonia Budget: $10M - $30M | Action When his drug smuggling brother is kidnapped in Mexico, a CIA agent travels to rescue him to honor his mother's dying wish.
The Wolves Budget: $10M - $30M | Adventure A legendary and noble wolf pack finds itself in a battle for survival when anaggressive rival alpha male sets his sights on being leader of all wolves – leaving onlybeta wolf Aywen to stop him.
William Paterson University of New Jersey