Coming soon: Off-Road
Here’s a preview of the book’s cover. Off-Road will be the first in a series I call “Film Crew Shorts.” Each book will be a short read. A fun adventure that I hope will spark enthusiasm for reading among young people. Inspiration for this model comes in part from author James Patterson’s BookShots series. Easy reads to spark interest in books.
Cabe Wray drove home from the airport after walking away from his job and career. On the drive his smile grew wider with each mile. Time to right his life. He will reinvest himself in the search for his long-lost twin sister Gail.
Now 61, Wray prided himself on his accomplishments. Most of them, anyway. Selling technology products came naturally to him. Finding his sister was another matter.
After years of fruitless effort searching for Gail, Wray takes the advice of a friend and hires Arturo Fonseca, a film director, and Kelsey Graf, an actor, to create an Internet video that may help Wray find Gail.
Fonseca brings passion to the project – a passion bordering on blind drive. And Graf immerses herself so deeply she almost becomes the woman they search for.
What Wray does not anticipate – how the filmmaking will tear his heart open… and reveal his own role in Gail’s disappearance.
Buy APART now on Amazon
Buried Lies: A Play
When young Sean Doyle makes a video about his long-dead father, he unleashes the deep-seated anger of his mother, Clare Doyle. The video brings him face to face with his father’s former lover. The old hostilities between his mother and the former lover rage on while Sean loses his dream of attending film school in New York. The former lover leads Sean to know his father.
Buy it on Amazon.
My Non-Fiction Titles on Filmmaking
Understanding Digital Storytelling: Teaching Filmmaking
The second edition of Understanding Digital Storytelling: Teaching Filmmaking offers you, the media production teacher, these benefits:
- A semester-long program with 12 teaching units
- A guide to help you learn the required technology
- Information on cameras, gear and accessories
- Syllabus and curriculum outlines
- Forms, handouts and checklists
- Suggested student activities
Buy it here.
Every story needs a beginning, a middle, and an end. Start strong. Jump right in to the story. You don’t have a lot of time. Start at the last possible moment, make us care for your characters, and hold our attention for the span of the film. Then end it.
Learn from 11 filmmaking pros.