Rich Davis

Rich Davis


Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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August 2020
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About Rich

new to writing, just completed my second screenplay. no formal education, in fact I am self taught with only a second grade education. grew up on the streets of new York city, Brooklyn and queens primarily. ran the streets and got into a lot of trouble. I was very athletic, outgoing and quite an extravert. popular with the girls and could dance and sing better than most. incarcerated in spofford youth facility at age 12 and would be part of the new York court system for the next seven years. expelled from the new York city board of education. heroin addiction took over my life for many years. it stole any chance I had to recover from a family life that nearly killed me. in 1977 at age 23 I was blessed with a grace that would change and forever direct my life towards healthy living. marriage, children, career. hard work and dedication, along with these wonderful gifts came many deaths during aids pandemic. siblings, mom, close friends . to many to mention or count. three children and just recently grandchildren. 43 years now in recovery I've hit a wall that has made me do something I thought impossible, yes, write a screenplay based on what I know best : ADDICTION! I'm retired and still very active in helping families with finding recovery. I work with many young men on their journey to sobriety. I've dedicated my life to bringing hope to addicts and their families. I've written two books about my life and recovery. but never anything like a screen play. I thought I'd be so bad at it, to uneducated, lacking a vocabulary and dialogue. I guess many of the same fears most writers have. I went through so many changes and discouraging moments while writing. I wanted to quit and run. but I promised myself I would finish. after reading "SAVE THE CAT" and networking online with writer friends I stayed and completed the screenplay. I hated classrooms, felt inferior to other kids. I thought I was stupid! wow, no one should think such a thing. so I've come here to make friends, I hope this is appropriate as far as a bio is concerned. its who I am. I'm trying to find a way to get my screenplay to a producer and have it put on film. overdose deaths have gone up considerably since covid 19, this topic needs serious attention. my screenplay is about recovery and healing, miracles and love. :):):)

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