I've always wanted to be an astronaut, a fashion designer, a monster truck driver, a crane operator and a furry little hobgoblin. Not really.
When I was a kid, I thought about theatre. However, actors always work on weekends and evenings, and I wanted to watch movies in the evenings, to go out in the weekends. I thought movies might be better, at least you get to film outside in the mud. Mud was my favourite part of American football practice.
I run a small business, which is currently just me. For a while, we were offering pre-production services, but now I spend most of my time writing. I have so many ideas, so many projects in development, that I don't need any more. In fact, I have so many ideas that my mother in law says I should be a consultant.
But, I'd love to talk to investors who are looking to make those films that the production companies don't seem to want to make. Those elusive family films that are intelligent yet entertaining, what Howard Hawks or Charlie Chaplin might have made if they had modern technology. I've made some microbudget films, now I want to use what I learned to make more profitable films. I can direct these myself, or we can look for a director that we both agree upon.
If you're an agent, or a production company that has money to at least option scripts and produce them, then I am a screenwriter. I also wrote a young adult novels, and quite a few short stories. The problem is finding a market with a sense of humour, everyone seems to want to do horror these days. I have a couple of old horror scripts, which might be for sale for the right price, but I'm not interested in that genre in general.
If you don't have money to pay for at least a year's work, but you "need" a script, then I recommend Shakespeare.
I might consider business partners, but only if you can show that you're committed. And, on the off chance that a real producer is on here, let me know what you're looking for, and we'll see if I have anything that's a good fit.
Before you connect with me, consider this. Why me? I get a lot of requests for discounted services, and I'm sorry, I just don't have the time, and I can't afford to work on any money-losing projects. If you pitch some project that you think I'd be good at however, then I might find the time.
My company's website is http://ptara.com/ You can find my contact details there.
Unique traits: Every time I type, someone looks over my shoulder. Okay, almost every time. We all think we're unique, and we all are in a way. It took me a long time to develop the ability to blend in and become invisible. The stories I tell are of characters with traits that are at once unique to them and yet that an audience can relate to. I can make those traits which are invisible, visible. But, my favourite ability is to see the talent and develop talent in others.
The Sorrows of Deirdre Budget: $1M - $5M | Romance Some wish for knowledge. Others desire beauty. She was cursed with both.
Today's News Budget: $0 - $100K | Independent What do you do when your childhood heroine goes soft and "mooshy"? How do you celebrate her birthday? What do you do when your inspiration panders to patriarchy? Or, how do you react when a lonely woman claims your life’s fight inspired her spite?
I don't get it Budget: $100K - $1M | Comedy ⋄ Experimental A screenwriter gets run over by a lorry, and is sent to hospital. Worse still, no one understands his art.
The Habbit Budget: $0 - $100K | Comedy ⋄ Family Elbow Haggis is called to leave his peaceful life and go on a mission to help steal something for a bunch of housebreakers. Not even Elbow knows why he agrees to go. Can Elbow survive plate breaking dwarves, an army of cheap 3D trolls, and a three picture deal of a seemingly never ending franchise?
Film by Ptara Ltd (Comedy and Drama) "Jack", Writer, Director, audio post-production, visual effects When Molly invites her favourite life coach, she takes over. I recently saw "You Me And Dupree" which seems to be loosely inspired by the same theme, but our film is more weighted toward the female roles, and is way lower budget.
What caused the War of 1812?
Film (short) by Ptara Director, writer, presenter, graphics, editor
Internet by Ptara Creative executive, audio post production, visual effects, voices, writer, animator
Pima Community College
Univeristy of Wales, Trinity St Davids (Lampeter, Wales)