I love movies that make you laugh and cry.
I went to college for Communications, Radio and Television (yeah, that's what they called it in the 80's) and fell in love with my screenwriting class.
I graduated early and headed to L.A., spending all my free time trying to meet a gatekeeper. No online connections in those days. Within a year or so I had to move back to Ohio for family reasons, put the dreams on a shelf, and pretend I gave a damn about getting a "realistic" career.
About five years ago, I quit pretending and started dreaming again. Like everyone else, it's been a tough road. Observing people on a regular basis for forty+ years has helped a lot. Age sometimes... MAYBE... teaches you to listen better. Especially to those who know their shit.
Thanks to the help of some very generous and talented insiders on Stage 32, one in particular, I have 3 solid projects after lots of learning scripts and steroidal levels of tenacity.
If you're young, my best advice is DON'T EVER GIVE UP and if you're an exec on this platform, thanks from the bottom of my heart from myself and all those you give your precious time to.
Every story has a heartbeat and writing is the stethoscope.
Saving Mom's Inheritance Budget: $1M - $5M | Family While spending the summer with their crotchety grandma, a precocious, 9 year old genius and her brothers scheme to keep her from blowing their mom's inheritance.
The Puzzle Box Budget: $1M - $5M | Family A tough, jaded man suspends disbelief and pursues a magical puzzle box to keep his beloved wife from forgetting their life together.
The Rain Dance Budget: $30M+ | Family A stubborn little girl's rain dance brings endless rain, so she and her friends travel for help from a bitter, reclusive wizard that has abused his power and exposed the fragileness of climate.