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Wed May 5, 2021, 01:22 AM

I just won overall winner at a Vancouver BC film festival with my psychological thriller

Sleepwalker.

I also won Best Children's Screenplay for my piece Clyde and Bear.

This is my 9th film festival win.

I wonder how long before people take notice that make films.

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Reply I just won overall winner at a Vancouver BC film festival with my psychological thriller (Original post)
AZLD4Candidate May 5 OP
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Response to AZLD4Candidate (Original post)

Wed May 5, 2021, 01:56 AM

1. COngratulations!!!

Well done, you!

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Response to AZLD4Candidate (Original post)

Wed May 5, 2021, 02:09 AM

2. Wow! That is exciting.

Congrats and keep it up!

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Response to AZLD4Candidate (Original post)

Wed May 5, 2021, 02:19 AM

3. So are these available someplace where we could stream them? . . .

YouTube or the like?

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Response to Journeyman (Reply #3)

Wed May 5, 2021, 02:22 AM

4. I'm just the writer.

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Response to AZLD4Candidate (Reply #4)

Wed May 5, 2021, 02:27 AM

5. "Just the writer"

It seems to me the writer is one of the most important jobs in film-making, unless they're making a stupid action flick that relies too heavily on visual effects and not enough on actual people relating to other people. I have really begun to appreciate screenwriters and writers whose books are adapted for film. The richness and tempo of the language is an art of itself. Congrats on your awards and good luck in the future!

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Response to Redleg (Reply #5)

Wed May 5, 2021, 02:44 AM

7. Actually, we're not

as my gaslighting ex-manager say to me after he challenged me to a fist fight in a parking lot near Colorado Blvd, all that matters is the producer and director's vision.

Writers are nothing more than content creators whose vision means nothing. That's why writers are paid the least and given no respect on set.

In fact, what the writer wrote, the director will usually rewrite.

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Response to AZLD4Candidate (Reply #7)

Wed May 5, 2021, 03:58 AM

11. The Writer is Everything..

Nothing exists without them. To prove that point, hold up a blank piece of paper to the aforementioned individuals and invite them to "direct" and/or "produce" it

P.S. Congratulations to you!!

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Response to whathehell (Reply #11)

Wed May 5, 2021, 10:42 AM

13. You would think that. . .but the writer's vision means little to a director

and even less to a producer.

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Response to AZLD4Candidate (Reply #13)

Wed May 5, 2021, 07:12 PM

19. You might have to follow the kevin smith model, and just do the shit yourself :(

That being said, can you guys take this to Sundance or somesuch, since Vancouver isnt being paid enough attention to?

And congratulations!!!

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Response to Volaris (Reply #19)

Wed May 5, 2021, 07:57 PM

20. I can, but as a writer, I'd be competing against people who already have feature films

and reels. As a writer, all you have is concept and a spec script.

This business is insane and it's because it's run by insecure, talentless men that know what they hold in their sociopathic hands.

I already have five credits to my name that are languishing in production-hell.

Thanks for the adulation.

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Response to AZLD4Candidate (Reply #13)

Wed May 5, 2021, 08:14 PM

21. Then something is wrong..

Either that, it your dealing with the wrong people..Maybe if you could give examples it would help us understand exactly what you're talking about.

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Response to whathehell (Reply #21)

Wed May 5, 2021, 08:55 PM

22. I am sorry, but I do not want to go back over water that has passed under the bridge

I'm not asking anyone to understand what I am talking about. You have your opinions. I have my experiences.

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Response to AZLD4Candidate (Reply #22)

Wed May 5, 2021, 10:23 PM

24. NO, I'm sorry, because I've NO idea what you're talking about

Last edited Thu May 6, 2021, 02:29 AM - Edit history (1)

and your defensive words tell me you've misread me completely -- I was trying to be supportive. Goodbye.

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Response to AZLD4Candidate (Reply #4)

Wed May 5, 2021, 02:29 AM

6. Congratulations to you!!

You are obviously very talented. Well done!

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Response to AZLD4Candidate (Original post)

Wed May 5, 2021, 02:46 AM

8. Awesome! You are fabulous! Congratulations on the awards and recognition!

It takes wondrous talent and persistence to even make shit films, so I know you're amaaazing!

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Response to AZLD4Candidate (Original post)

Wed May 5, 2021, 03:04 AM

9. Congratulations

Producing a film is a great accomplishment. Unfortunately, sometimes commercial success is completely different from artistic excellence. I donít need to tell you thatís why itís called show business, not show art.

Iíve worn a lot of hats in working over 200 films, and it still amazes me why some films get distribution and some donít. A lot of the dont category are much better movies.

But keep making great films, Iíll be looking for ďSleepwalkerĒ.😁👏👏👏

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Response to Roy Rolling (Reply #9)

Wed May 5, 2021, 12:46 PM

15. I am looking for producers. I'm the writer.

It's now in screenplay form. . .but you may like it.

It's about a marginally balanced woman left alone for a weekend and lets her insecurities, repressions, and past overtake her psyche and reality.

You're literally watch a psychotic break from reality step by step.

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Response to AZLD4Candidate (Original post)

Wed May 5, 2021, 03:04 AM

10. Congratulations.

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Response to AZLD4Candidate (Original post)

Wed May 5, 2021, 05:21 AM

12. Congratulations are definitely in order.

But it must really suck to create something that well received and then have to watch as the Director or Producer butchers it all to Hell and gone.

I imagine the cost of making a film would prevent anyone trying to go it outside the normal channels. Even if that were somehow possible it would still have to be distributed properly to really go anywhere and they probably have a lock on that too.

People like J.R.R. Martin and a few others seem to have gotten control of the process somehow but it apparently took a long time and a string of excellence in previous work to even have a shot at it.

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Response to Ligyron (Reply #12)

Wed May 5, 2021, 12:48 PM

16. This year's Sedona Film Festival accepted my screenplay Into Loud Silence

which is about the Camp Grant Massacre.

I sat with a producer who said he really liked reading it (according to my mentor 【God rest is soul】, that was the first lie I was told because most film execs and producers can't read), he wanted me to make the ending happier.

I told him it was based on true events and I couldn't do that. I was told "I know, but people like happy endings and it will make more money that way."

I got up and walked out.

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Response to AZLD4Candidate (Reply #16)

Thu May 6, 2021, 07:45 AM

25. Ahh... the old industry

No one could truly understand what goes on in the film business because no one will usually believe just how freaking insane it is. Just remember, art has nothing to do with film making any more. (Which is so hysterical and horrifying when one considers that it started solely as an art form.) Truth to story, expressions of anything other than what sells... waste of time in today's film making. You sound like Dan O'Bannon, who has some amazing credits to his name (Rest in Peace, Dan), but always complained about how his work was mangled in the name of Hollywood profits. Artists like myself had no chance in film making after the greed of the 1980s, which is why so many left it or found themselves a wastrel and worthless. (You might get the idea I have more than a little experience with it myself, eh?)

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Response to OldBaldy1701E (Reply #25)

Thu May 6, 2021, 11:18 AM

26. No. I know

Here's a joke my mentor told me. You might appreciate it.

A writer and a producer are falling through the desert nearly dead from thirst, when, from over a sand dune, they both see an oasis of clear, shining, clean fresh water. They run over to it and just as the writer is about to drink from it, the producer drops his pants and pisses in the water.

The writer looks up at him, furious, and scream "what did you do that for?"

The producer pulls up his pants and says "I just wanted to make it better."

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Response to AZLD4Candidate (Reply #26)

Fri May 7, 2021, 07:40 AM

31. Yep, that is how they operate. (n/t)

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Response to AZLD4Candidate (Original post)

Wed May 5, 2021, 12:24 PM

14. WOOHOO!!!

That's awesome!

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Response to AZLD4Candidate (Original post)

Wed May 5, 2021, 06:38 PM

17. Congrats!!!!

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Response to AZLD4Candidate (Original post)

Wed May 5, 2021, 06:45 PM

18. Are there any trailers out there?

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Response to alfredo (Reply #18)

Thu May 6, 2021, 01:22 PM

28. I'm just the writer.

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Response to AZLD4Candidate (Reply #28)

Thu May 6, 2021, 05:38 PM

29. Therewas a trailer for a movie by that name. That's why I asked.

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Response to alfredo (Reply #29)

Thu May 6, 2021, 05:49 PM

30. No worries. Mine is a purely chinese or Asian (God, I hate that term) cast

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Response to AZLD4Candidate (Reply #30)

Fri May 7, 2021, 05:32 PM

33. Thanks. Give notice when available

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Response to AZLD4Candidate (Original post)

Wed May 5, 2021, 09:53 PM

23. Congratulations. Most impressive.

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Response to AZLD4Candidate (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 12:51 PM

27. very cool

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Response to AZLD4Candidate (Original post)

Fri May 7, 2021, 04:37 PM

32. Congratulations!

Very cool!

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Response to AZLD4Candidate (Original post)

Sat May 8, 2021, 10:18 AM

34. Congratulations

Thatís wonderful. Iím a film buff and worked on a few films and always love to see success and new art being successful. Is it on IMDB? Take care, stay healthy and wear a mask!

Oh, and I donít know if you got to Vancouver in person or not. If not, I hope you get there someday, it is a beautiful city.

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Response to AZLD4Candidate (Original post)

Sat May 8, 2021, 03:39 PM

35. Impressive!

I hope someone takes notice and gives you some real opportunities to shine and make some money.

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Response to AZLD4Candidate (Original post)

Sun May 9, 2021, 10:44 PM

36. Looking forward to seeing your film.

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Response to Martin68 (Reply #36)

Mon May 10, 2021, 01:22 AM

37. If I can find a producer that doesn't tell me "It's not QUITE what I am looking for"

You will.

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Response to AZLD4Candidate (Original post)

Mon May 10, 2021, 06:00 AM

38. Is it a new movie or the 2017 film

I went looking and could only find 2017

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