Showing posts from October, 2015

What is a weed?

From time-to-time my kid and I have heart-to-hearts. We've done this since he could speak. He's always had a wise soul and mind. The other day my 12-year-old kiddo was comparing a dandelion weed to how faith works.  He said, "When you blow on the seeds that are carried in the wind - well that's like the holy spirit carrying the seed of faith that gets planted who knows where and grows a flower." I thought it was a beautiful sentiment. We didn't discuss the fact that it wa s a weed, as we're just a gangly group of ragamuffins, weeds, and mutts just trying to make it in a big bold world. And as such we all have our beauty as we grace the world with our differences, by showing others how our differences make the world a better place. After all, it was Ralph Waldo Emerson that said, 'What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.' I think he and my kid would have had some deep conversations.

Finding Kylie - the Script

This past weekend we finally wrapped up the reading for FINDING KYLIE.  Working with these actors at Oklahoma City University School of Theatre was such a unique and amazing experience. For years my writing partner, John Schwab, and I have been working toward the hard read in order to edit our final draft of the screenplay for Finding Kylie. This step was supposed to give us insight on what needed to be tweaked, added, or changed to take our script to the next level. And now that it's over, all I have to say is WOW. The kids did a phenomenal job in portraying the actors and their personalities, quirks, and insecurities.  Thanks to them - we were able to see what worked and what needs to change. Some people have asked me what comes next. Now - we continue work our script from across the globe with the updated edits.  We Skype and FaceTime to discuss potential changes and put the work in. Once the story progresses the way we envision - we'll hit the film market.