'From the Sky' continues to roll along, gaining online views and official selections at festivals including an international premiere. Can you believe the film has received six awards, five nominations, and 14 official selections from festivals including two Oscar-qualifiers? I'll have an update soon.
Today, I want to share a bit about my new film and ask for your help.
Following months of research, interviews, outlining, writing and re-writing, my seventh screenplay 'House in Ruins' is complete and is in development with an award-winning creative team as my feature directorial debut. Like 'From the Sky,' I've taken timely events (reported in The New York Times and Forbes) and expanded the story into a fictional narrative and a more universal cautionary tale, inspired by films like 'Margin Call,' 'The Insider,' 'The Firm,' 'Michael Clayton,' and 'Shattered Glass.' 'House in Ruins’ explores the corrosive nature of hubris, misogyny, and the bondage of lopsided relationships, all in a very unique setting. The film is an adult-oriented ensemble drama featuring prominent roles for dynamic female characters.
The storyboard above reveals Greta Meyers, one of the protagonists in 'House in Ruins.' She's just paper at this point, but I love this character, this scene, and this story. That cliché about the one creative work that takes decades of living and reflection to understand? 'House in Ruins' is mine, somehow 36 years in the making, and counting. I believe this screenplay is special and meaningful, as does my producer and co-producer; that it will attract top-level talent. Contacts in the industry have said as much. We are swinging for the fences and are working to make this a top shelf production, partnered with very recognizable actors and actresses as well as established production and distribution companies.
The budget is not conducive to Kickstarter, but we remain in need of investors as we seek to raise funds in a variety of ways to meet the film’s budget. Options are available, ranging from donations via an established 501c3 non profit, to temporary loans, to credits and ownership in the film for those willing to make more sizable investments.
Due to the timely nature of the film's subject matter and existing agreements, we have made the choice to be vague about details of the film and the creative team in public, but would expect and be happy to elaborate on these things for those interested. For more on the project, including brief bios of the creative team including the film's producer with over 20 years experience in filmmaking, visit: http://brokentelegraph.com/projects/
I hope 'From the Sky' has been a worthwhile experience for you and has demonstrated aesthetic, impact, and follow-through to a level that will encourage you toward another collaboration with me, this time on a full-scale film. Those interested can reach me directly through the contact form on my official website: http://brokentelegraph.com/contact/
Writer/director- 'From the Sky'