Award winning writer, playwright, radio storyteller. Sitting on a towering pile of new screenplays (horror, supernatural, sci fi, murder thrillers) and finally getting around to marketing them. Former journalist and writer for top newspapers and magazines, including NY Times, NY Daily News, Philadelphia Inquirer (Op Ed essays and book reviews), Miami Herald Sunday Magazine (features, cover stories, short stories, staff writer) , Smithsonian, etc.
.Wrote and produced award-winning River Tales public radio storytelling and music series heard on more than 200 stations. Musician, songwriter, and bandleader. Novels and short stories under the pen name Uke Jackson, on Amazon and elsewhere. Complete c.v.upon request.
Unique traits: Speaks Spanish, Italian, French, restaurant German. World famous ukulele player (as Uke Jackson), dual citizenship: American/Italian
Painted Mom Budget: $1M - $5M | Horror PAINTED MOM – A young artist uses blood and spells to bring to life a portrait of her late mother and she becomes a supernatural slasher hiding out in the painting after each kill, as the daughter becomes complicit. (Veteran horror/thriller director attached.)
V.R.A.I. Budget: $10M - $30M | Sci-fi ⋄ Action V.R.A.I. *– (multicultural characters in a near future sci fi action adventure thriller) Headsets clatter to the floor as teenagers disappear into a new virtual reality experience, and the woman who volunteers to bring them back must deal with a Russian assassin and NSA agents before she discovers a parallel dimension created by an artificial intelligence that wants nothing to do with the world humans occupy. *Virtual Reality Artificial Intelligence
MashUp Budget: $1M - $5M | Thriller MashUp – A New York playwright descends into pill-popping madness, mayhem, and murder while she is adapting the short 1892 novel Bruges-la-Mort into a screenplay. Set in Manhattan and Bruges. (Real actor bait - everyone plays 2 roles.)
The Moon of Innocence Budget: $5M - $10M | Mystery ⋄ Romance The Moon of Innocence - A post-WW II Romeo-and-Juliet-like murder thriller set among the peasants of Catalonia under the fascist dictator Franco; based on my best selling short novel of the same title (under the pen name Uke Jackson).
Tarot of the Spirit Wolf Budget: $100K - $1M | Horror ⋄ Fantasy Tarot of the Spirit Wolf - In a valley where magic reigns, The King of the River Rats comes ashore at the foot of Mage’s Mountain, demanding tribute, and trouble ensues. (stand alone horror/fantasy 30 minute short or pilot for streaming series?)
A Romantic's Coda Budget: $1M - $5M | Other A Romantic’s Coda – dramatic monologue of Lord Byron’s shade ranting and revealing from the afterlife; full of special effects, with Jim Steinmeyer attached (90 minutes stage or video)