I create short and feature-length screenplays, including Web and TV content. Born in the Great Steppe of Asia, the land of Genghis Khan, I traveled and worked all over the world - must be the nomadic gene in me.
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My day job - strategy consulting: telcos, banks, tech startups, crisis management - boring...
... so, how did I get into writing?
It all began in April 2009 on a beautiful night in Bangkok. Two weeks into riots the streets were filled with police and protesters. The standoff that paralyzed the capital of Thailand reached its highest point when armored riot police officers and enraged protesters clashed in the middle of Sathorn district. They used everything from pump-action water guns to bottles filled with rainwater from local pits. It was the Water Festival that marked the annual celebration of Songkran, the traditional new year.
I was in a small hotel just outside the busy-as-usual business district. All mixed together: office suits coming back from their overcooled offices, dehydrated hangover tourists looking for another bar to chill, local traders waiting for the last customer, crazy pimps, and their protégé getting ready for a long busy night. It was just another night in the Kingdom of Siam.
That very night when the buzzing had already started fading, but millions of lights were still on and you could almost feel the city breathing, I opened my computer and started typing my first novel. I kept writing through the night, typing cause there were too many things I had been yearning to say.
It was the best and the worst time to start writing. I was in between projects. Just finished a one-year contract in Cambodia and was about to get a visa with a permit to enter Taiwan. By morning I had completed the first chapter of the story and that was it. The spark that got me going all night coupled with a bottle of juicy tequila just disappeared with a slight hangover and the aspirin. Just like that.
Ten years, ten long years had passed since that night. There were many contracts, many countries from Rio to Paris, from Dubai to Cape Town, from NY to LA to Singapore to Tokyo. And here I am getting on a plane to start another contract in a small Eastern European country.
I stopped for a moment to look outside the terminal. Usual bustle, planes being prepped for next flight, taxi in progress, ground crew talking, sharing laughing on a short break between arrivals and departures. And then a lonely truck pulling those small trolleys with luggage. I saw my bag, recognized it immediately - patched and bruised, flipping and jumping on top of many other bags. That was me carried through life like a small travel bag. That was the revelation moment. Everything just froze.
“Sir, your boarding pass, please.” came out of the darkness – it was the smiley face of the cabin crew member. Eight hours later I was writing and I've been doing this ever since...
Have a good one!
The DEJAVU Project Action ⋄ Sci-fi Videogames consultant joins hands with a Virtual Reality private military technology firm to come back in time and use his storytelling skills to reconstruct the past to save the lives of citizens, and uncover a plot to establish an alternative powerhouse to rule the world.
This Never Happened Before Budget: $30M+ | Adventure ⋄ Fantasy Newspaper intern has to cross the jungles in search of the flower of life to make it in time to the sacred waterfall before End-of-the-World solar eclipse.
Dream On Drama ⋄ Fantasy 5 random people share the same dream where they meet over a coffee to discuss their real lives, until one day things get real.
Three Days of The Griffon Sci-fi ⋄ Comedy An ATF agent has to team up with his colleagues from the international intelligence community to stop an intergalactic war.
BOOK 13: TIME Budget: $30M+ | Action ⋄ Sci-fi An extraterrestrial scout trooper abandoned on earth to guard a time controlling capsule and a biomechanical engineer have to stop time reversal.
Earthly, Truly Yours Sci-fi ⋄ Comedy Mediocre intergalactic maintenance crew on a routine visit to planet Earth has to team up with unsuspecting humans to stop self-righteous Overmind from wrecking the entire universe.
Ten Scripts Drama Full-time LA accountant part-time screenwriter gets a second chance after divorce when a good Samaritan delivers his scripts to a struggling Hollywood producer.
LOST AND FOUND TREASURE (ПОТЕРЯННОЕ И НАЙДЕННОЕ) Adventure ⋄ Crime A small-time criminal gets on a road trip across the country to deliver a rare vase that holds the secret of the gold treasure.
Linkers: Look for the birds Action ⋄ Sci-fi Agents of an organization that invented teleportation go deep undercover to fight their nemesis.
The Internationale: TV PILOT EPISODE Thriller ⋄ Crime An undercover agent goes rogue to stop an international shadow organization created by her own brother from deploying the deadly virus from the small orbiting satellites.
Two Dots Mystery ⋄ Drama Stranger stops a suicide attempt by a girl in the subway.
Two Dots: Point-Blank Crime ⋄ Drama Man kills his wife and commits suicide to get the insurance policy for their daughter's chemotherapy.
Two Dots: You know my name Mystery ⋄ Drama Celebrity star commits suicide to give her life in exchange for her late daughter's life.
Souls That Count Crime ⋄ Drama Interpol taskforce agents risk their lives and careers by breaking all rules to save an innocent man held captive by international arms dealers.
Making a Living Budget: $10M - $30M | Thriller ⋄ Drama A retired management consultant is back in the game with a hidden agenda in the middle of a huge merger when a corporation wants him to make a too-good-to-be-true deal happen.
See you on the other side Budget: $0 - $100K | Drama A young woman has to decide if she wants to be with a self-absorbed husband or her future twin sons she's carrying.
Axis Noxious Thriller ⋄ Drama The world of an angel of death turns upside down when he falls in love with an angel of life.
The Destiny: Hit & Love Comedy ⋄ Crime Ne'er-do-well con hitman gets in trouble by falling in love with a daughter of a well-known gangster he is booked to kill.
Accidental Passenger Comedy ⋄ Crime Ordinary office nerd and a small-time computer criminal accidentally team up on a bus trip through Europe to stop a multi-billion shady corporate deal.
MINDMAPPERS: DEJAVU Action ⋄ Sci-fi Agents of a government research unit that invented a remote mind-mapping technology to use any living person as a surrogate to solve crimes are trying to find an inside man who is after them.
The Cynic Budget: $0 - $100K | Drama The richest man on earth abandons everything to become the modern-day cynic.
Hanging on a Wire Romance ⋄ Adventure Visual Effects artist stages his own death to get insurance and lure a police detective into a lucrative, yet dangerous criminal enterprise.
Starlight (Звездное Небо) Crime ⋄ Drama Double-agents start the invisible war on space control battlefield to eradicate competition.
Incantation Budget: $30M+ | Sci-fi Agents sent into the digitized mind of a professor to gain access to the formula of serum that will cure the very disease he created back in 1992.