Several months ago I started taking an Intentional Filmmaking class via our Fiscal Sponsor – From the Heart Productions. http://www.fromtheheartproductions.com! Let me just tell you, I was absolutely terrified when I first started. But Carole Dean and Tom Malloy (www.tommalloy.com), did an outstanding job at helping to build my confidence. Their wealth of the film … More MY IMMEDIATE GOALS!
I keep these two things attached to each other on my desk, for motivation. I need Jazzercise to help with my overall fitness, health and wellbeing, but also for my skating program in the film. It is a constant reminder than even when I don’t feel like it, I need to be consistent with my … More ALMOST THERE!
Next level training; more skating; more stretching; more walking; more Jazzercise! Is it worth it? Yes! Is it helping? Yes. Is it hard? YES! YES! YES! I am sore and worn out. Today is a rest day. Then back to walking tomorrow and the above starts all over again. Cathy and I are less than … More Figure Skating June 2, 2022
When an award winning producer/director/actor tells me my script, “is good,” well into our 13th year of the project, I can only shout for joy! I actually hit rock bottom after the sudden death of my beloved twin brother, Mike. I was drowning in grief. I am still in shock, but starting to swim a … More WE ARE READY!
I recently came across an incredible article that stated: “You can call it a lot of things. A premise is the core belief system of the script and lifeblood of the story.” https://scriptmag.com/features/script-notes-where-story-begins-premise. “Premise is hypothesis. It is the story’s purpose for existing at all.” What is the, “why” in Summer Ray? Carole Dean (our Fiscal Sponsor) of From the Heart … More THE PURPOSE OF THE STORY!
One more book cover and the new covers will be complete! The 7th book is about 200 pages already, with another 200-300 to go and that will be, “THE END,” of the series. Woohoo! But not the end of the film or mini series. I am reading the first 6 books again, to make sure … More RELAUNCH!
Wow! There are so many levels to figure skating. Oftentimes, we have to go back to the basics, to add more of the isolated moves that we were not yet ready for – way back when. “Chin up, arch your back, chest over your knees, straight back,”…holy cow! These moves hurt because for so long … More FLY TO THE FINISH LINE!
More and more progress is made everyday on the pilot and the books. The 7th book is near completion and I cannot wait to have a completed series. I also plan to have at least six of the first episodes finished as we finish up production. I am already seeing the 2nd book, “Savannah’s Calling,” … More FROM BOOK SERIES TO BIG SCREEN!
The push is now to finish the 7th book. Summer Ray isn’t the only one who is rising from the ashes, but so is America. I have been making an outline to get some much needed ideas as to where the story needs to go. We head to Massachusetts to the Old North Church; across … More PRESERVATION!
I am working on finishing the 7th and final Summer Ray book in the series. It is kind of a happy and sad moment, like an end of an era. It will be just about 12 1/2 years of writing the book series and that is a long time. (To view the series, please click … More ITS PURPOSE!