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Friday, June 28, 2013

Wheel of An Hero – How to make the most genius film by mistake. - posted by Don

Simon Cathcart (writer and director of the wonderfully campy StagKnight has a new book out.

Wheel of An HeroHow to make the most genius film by mistake.

Felix James had been living in an underground, airtight cell, in total isolation, for twenty five years. And all Max Gutman needed was $25 million to finance his feature film. But Max had to prove he could do it. Maybe shooting his first short film in a care home for people with severe learning difficulties wasn’t such a great idea. Until he met Felix James. Felix James had a rare terminal illness. Felix also had an idea for a show. A show that could easily make $25 million.

Journey to centre of the world’s first crowdfunded suicide machine as it rips through California taking out waitresses, cage fighters, hookers, journalists, gardeners, fundamentalists and hundreds more all playing this astounding game of monumental idiot savagery.

Film is the only art form which requires a lot of money to make it. A musician only needs an instrument, a painter paint, said Orson Welles. Having made films himself this subject was an obvious piece for Simon James Cathcart to reflect upon. Raising millions for any venture is not an easy task, ever. Today, the film industry has stalled in a state of sad confusion. It wrestles with the rise of the internet, remaining at all odds with it; rather than joining it. Media is now everywhere and everyone a walking filmmaker. Entertainment is now abundant – time short. Combine this with the advent of crowd-funding.

Wheel of An Hero enabled me to push the hidden pressures a director suffers from and a film crew in motion while the wheels are coming off.It enabled me to explore the archetypal situations, characters and places I’d been in with the possibilities of being over funded, coupled with the relentless demands of a largely desensitized youth market watching live and I was able to take it to levels I’d never even anticipated.

Read the first chapter on WattPad or buy the book on Amazon.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Jason Henderson’s Alex Van Helsing: Voice of the Undead is now available – for real this time – - posted by Don

Some of you may remember Jason Henderson. He was on SimplyScripts Radio last year. The second in his Alex Van Helsing series comes out today.

Jason is hosting Castle Dracula Podcast tonight at 10:30 pm edt. It is a panel show on vampires, vampire movies, and anything cool in the horror genre. With “Alex Van Helsing” and “Sword of Dracula” author Jason Henderson, “Halloween Man” creator Drew Edwards, “Psy-comm” and “Clockwerx” manga creator Tony Salvaggio, and token female Julia Guzman, attorney.

You can check out more info on Jason Henderson and the Alex Van Helsing series on the Harper Collins website.

Update: Thanks to Darren for joining in as the “audience” You can listen to the podcast here:

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Jason Henderson’s Alex Van Helsing: Voice of the Undead to be unleashed July 26th - posted by Don

Some of you may remember Jason Henderson. He was on SimplyScripts Radio last year. The second in his Alex Van Helsing series comes out today on July 26th.

In the mean time, Jason is hosting a live podcast with comic writers Drew Edwards and Tony Salvaggio on the Castle Dracula Podcast on Monday, June 27th at 10:30 edt. You can listen in and toward the end of the hour, they’ll open it up for questions.

You can check out more info on Jason Henderson and the Alex Van Helsing series on the Harper Collins website.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

SimplyScripts Radio – The Mythic Edition: Interview with Pamela Jaye Smith - posted by Don

SimplyScripts Radio – The Mythic Edition: Interview with Pamela Jaye Smith

The panel talks to Pamela Jaye Smith about the tools of story telling and applied mythology.

You can check out Pamela’s site at PamelaJayeSmith.net. Pamela is the author of Beyond the Hero’s Journey

Show Notes

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SimplyScripts Radio is produced by Michael Cornetto and released under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives 3.0 license.

This episode the panel consisted of host, Michael Cornetto and panel members Pia and Don

Music provided by Incompetech.com.

Interested in joining the panel? Send an email to radiosimply (at) gmail.com

Please, we’d love to have feedback on the show.

iTunes users can subscribe to the SimplyScripts feed and have the show automatically downloaded to your iPod. – Don

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

The Fempiror Chronicles: The Initiation of David: Chapter Six – Erim - posted by Don

The Fempiror Chronicles, The Initiation of David by George WillsonGeorge Willson is releasing his first novel, The Fempiror Chronicles: The Initiation of David a chapter at a time in PDF format. This novel is based upon his screenplay series, The Fempiror Chronicles.

A young tailor evolves into a different person and finds himself in the midst of an ancient war. Fempiror (pronounced fem-PEER-or) are a race created for a war in a country long forgotten. Like a science experiment gone awry, they share an incurable condition that gives them superior speed, strength, and lifespan, but sacrifices a life in the sun and a sense of normalcy with the rest of humanity. In 1775, at the age of 17, David Taylor is thrust into this new world of the Fempiror when he disobeys a decree against being out at night to be with his beloved, Beth. Now, he is forced to follow a new set of laws – to protect humanity from the dark side of the Fempiror race. Unfortunately, their laws prohibit him from seeing Beth again – a rule David is not interested in keeping. As David encounters advanced technologies of the Fempiror society, learns of their mission, and understands the very real danger he poses to humanity, he begins to second guess his desire to return to Beth. But when that opportunity arises, he disobeys and changes his life and the lives of everyone he loves.

Read now: The Fempiror Chronicles: The Initiation of David: Chapter Six – Erim

The Fempiror Chronicles: The Initiation of David as well as the sequel, The Fempiror Chronicles: Genesis of the Mutation are both available from Amazon.com

About the Author:

George Willson
George Willson is from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. He has written over sixty plays, musicals, shorts, screenplays and teleplays, of which four have been produced. He plays piano, drums, bass, guitar, trombone, saxophone, and clarinet (among several others). He regularly writes songs to perform in a small group he plays piano and sings with. He produced and directed a feature length screenplay which he also edited and wrote the music for. The Fempiror Chronicles: The Initiation of David is his first novel.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

The Fempiror Chronicles: The Initiation of David: Chapter Five – Rastem Safe House - posted by Don

The Fempiror Chronicles, The Initiation of David by George WillsonGeorge Willson is releasing his first novel, The Fempiror Chronicles: The Initiation of David a chapter at a time in PDF format. This novel is based upon his screenplay series, The Fempiror Chronicles.

A young tailor evolves into a different person and finds himself in the midst of an ancient war. Fempiror (pronounced fem-PEER-or) are a race created for a war in a country long forgotten. Like a science experiment gone awry, they share an incurable condition that gives them superior speed, strength, and lifespan, but sacrifices a life in the sun and a sense of normalcy with the rest of humanity. In 1775, at the age of 17, David Taylor is thrust into this new world of the Fempiror when he disobeys a decree against being out at night to be with his beloved, Beth. Now, he is forced to follow a new set of laws – to protect humanity from the dark side of the Fempiror race. Unfortunately, their laws prohibit him from seeing Beth again – a rule David is not interested in keeping. As David encounters advanced technologies of the Fempiror society, learns of their mission, and understands the very real danger he poses to humanity, he begins to second guess his desire to return to Beth. But when that opportunity arises, he disobeys and changes his life and the lives of everyone he loves.

Read now: The Fempiror Chronicles: The Initiation of David: Chapter Five – Rastem Safe House

The Fempiror Chronicles: The Initiation of David as well as the sequel, The Fempiror Chronicles: Genesis of the Mutation are both available from Amazon.com

About the Author:

George Willson
George Willson is from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. He has written over sixty plays, musicals, shorts, screenplays and teleplays, of which four have been produced. He plays piano, drums, bass, guitar, trombone, saxophone, and clarinet (among several others). He regularly writes songs to perform in a small group he plays piano and sings with. He produced and directed a feature length screenplay which he also edited and wrote the music for. The Fempiror Chronicles: The Initiation of David is his first novel.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The Fempiror Chronicles: The Initiation of David: Chapter Four – Underground - posted by Don

The Fempiror Chronicles, The Initiation of David by George WillsonGeorge Willson is releasing his first novel, The Fempiror Chronicles: The Initiation of David a chapter at a time in PDF format. This novel is based upon his screenplay series, The Fempiror Chronicles.

A young tailor evolves into a different person and finds himself in the midst of an ancient war. Fempiror (pronounced fem-PEER-or) are a race created for a war in a country long forgotten. Like a science experiment gone awry, they share an incurable condition that gives them superior speed, strength, and lifespan, but sacrifices a life in the sun and a sense of normalcy with the rest of humanity. In 1775, at the age of 17, David Taylor is thrust into this new world of the Fempiror when he disobeys a decree against being out at night to be with his beloved, Beth. Now, he is forced to follow a new set of laws – to protect humanity from the dark side of the Fempiror race. Unfortunately, their laws prohibit him from seeing Beth again – a rule David is not interested in keeping. As David encounters advanced technologies of the Fempiror society, learns of their mission, and understands the very real danger he poses to humanity, he begins to second guess his desire to return to Beth. But when that opportunity arises, he disobeys and changes his life and the lives of everyone he loves.

Read now: The Fempiror Chronicles: The Initiation of David: Chapter Four – Underground

The Fempiror Chronicles: The Initiation of David as well as the sequel, The Fempiror Chronicles: Genesis of the Mutation are both available from Amazon.com

About the Author:

George Willson
George Willson is from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. He has written over sixty plays, musicals, shorts, screenplays and teleplays, of which four have been produced. He plays piano, drums, bass, guitar, trombone, saxophone, and clarinet (among several others). He regularly writes songs to perform in a small group he plays piano and sings with. He produced and directed a feature length screenplay which he also edited and wrote the music for. The Fempiror Chronicles: The Initiation of David is his first novel.

The Fempiror Chronicles: The Initiation of David – Chapter Three – Zechariah - posted by Don

The Fempiror Chronicles, The Initiation of David by George WillsonGeorge Willson is releasing his first novel, The Fempiror Chronicles: The Initiation of David a chapter at a time in PDF format. This novel is based upon his screenplay series, The Fempiror Chronicles.

A young tailor evolves into a different person and finds himself in the midst of an ancient war. Fempiror (pronounced fem-PEER-or) are a race created for a war in a country long forgotten. Like a science experiment gone awry, they share an incurable condition that gives them superior speed, strength, and lifespan, but sacrifices a life in the sun and a sense of normalcy with the rest of humanity. In 1775, at the age of 17, David Taylor is thrust into this new world of the Fempiror when he disobeys a decree against being out at night to be with his beloved, Beth. Now, he is forced to follow a new set of laws – to protect humanity from the dark side of the Fempiror race. Unfortunately, their laws prohibit him from seeing Beth again – a rule David is not interested in keeping. As David encounters advanced technologies of the Fempiror society, learns of their mission, and understands the very real danger he poses to humanity, he begins to second guess his desire to return to Beth. But when that opportunity arises, he disobeys and changes his life and the lives of everyone he loves.

Read now: The Fempiror Chronicles: The Initiation of David – Chapter Three – Zechariah

The Fempiror Chronicles: The Initiation of David as well as the sequel, The Fempiror Chronicles: Genesis of the Mutation are both available from Amazon.com

About the Author:

George Willson
George Willson is from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. He has written over sixty plays, musicals, shorts, screenplays and teleplays, of which four have been produced. He plays piano, drums, bass, guitar, trombone, saxophone, and clarinet (among several others). He regularly writes songs to perform in a small group he plays piano and sings with. He produced and directed a feature length screenplay which he also edited and wrote the music for. The Fempiror Chronicles: The Initiation of David is his first novel.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Fempiror Chronicles – Prologue and Chapter one - posted by Don

The Fempiror Chronicles, The Initiation of David by George WillsonGeorge Willson is releasing his first novel, The Fempiror Chronicles: The Initiation of David a chapter at a time in PDF format. This novel is based upon his screenplay series, The Fempiror Chronicles.

A young tailor evolves into a different person and finds himself in the midst of an ancient war. Fempiror (pronounced fem-PEER-or) are a race created for a war in a country long forgotten. Like a science experiment gone awry, they share an incurable condition that gives them superior speed, strength, and lifespan, but sacrifices a life in the sun and a sense of normalcy with the rest of humanity. In 1775, at the age of 17, David Taylor is thrust into this new world of the Fempiror when he disobeys a decree against being out at night to be with his beloved, Beth. Now, he is forced to follow a new set of laws – to protect humanity from the dark side of the Fempiror race. Unfortunately, their laws prohibit him from seeing Beth again – a rule David is not interested in keeping. As David encounters advanced technologies of the Fempiror society, learns of their mission, and understands the very real danger he poses to humanity, he begins to second guess his desire to return to Beth. But when that opportunity arises, he disobeys and changes his life and the lives of everyone he loves.

Read now: The Fempiror Chronicles: The Initiation of David – Prologue – The Stranger Chapter One – Hauginstown

The Fempiror Chronicles: The Initiation of David as well as the sequel, The Fempiror Chronicles: Genesis of the Mutation are both available from Amazon.com

About the Author:

George Willson
George Willson is from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. He has written over sixty plays, musicals, shorts, screenplays and teleplays, of which four have been produced. He plays piano, drums, bass, guitar, trombone, saxophone, and clarinet (among several others). He regularly writes songs to perform in a small group he plays piano and sings with. He produced and directed a feature length screenplay which he also edited and wrote the music for. The Fempiror Chronicles: The Initiation of David is his first novel.

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