United States

1. Your script is entered in our Best Script Award. What is your film about?

It's a tv comedy about four friends that set out on their journey for heavy metal glory. Family,community involvement,it's in the show.With heavy metal as the fun part that keeps the characters driven.

2. What are your ambitions with your project?

To see the tv show come to life. I've worked on many different shows and movies as an actor on NBC,Netflix,TNT,and many others and to have one of the networks pick it up would be fantastic.It's fresh,it's new,and nothing has been on tv quite like it.

3. How long have you been writing the script? What was difficult to write this script?

I started writing the script in 2020. As soon as I finished it,I saved it and started submitting the script in to film festivals. I wanted to see how my peers felt about my natural ability as a writer. The results have been outstanding. Time is now a 5 time award winning script.
The difficult part about writing the script was keeping the idea in place as I was writing. I didn't want to have too much cramed in to a half hour show.

4. For what target group is your film?

My target groups are families,teens,and adults. It's supposed to be a fun show for everybody.

5. Why should distributors buy your film?

The subject is new. The characters and the story really shed some light in to the lives of people who have used heavy metal as a foundation for their goals and dreams. It's really fun.

6. How would you specify your work? What characterizes your film?

My life experiences being around bands,concerts,crowds my whole life. My dad was in bands,then I was in bands. But we were both different. So were the scenes we jammed in. All filled with the ups and downs from life that make for an awesome story.

7. Why did you decide to become a screenwriter?

I had always dreamed of being an actor. Once I got that going then I started branching out to directing and acting. I even took some courses in filmmaking and screenwriting at The University Of New Mexico to see if what I was learning on set was the same as what was being taught in school. The two go together.Education and experience.

8. Who is your greatest role model?

Faith. It's in every single being,creature,everything. The yes I can achieve positivity feeling. To me that comes from God. God Faith is my role model.

9. Which movies are your favorites? Why?

Back To The Future, all of them, because the movie was fun. The action,the characters,everything.I love it.
Casino because the story of Sam Ace Rothstein as portrayed by Robert De Niro was powerful. Ace was a prisoner to the mob and all he could do was live it out until the end. Very moving.
Beetlejucie because wackiness and death never looked so good or was as funny.

10. Where do you look for inspiration for your films?

My inspiration comes from the things i've done and lived,people that have touched me in such a way that it drives me to create positve results in my work,and my imagination.

11. Which topics interest you the most?

Current events,music,film and television. Inde culture in music and films,like the underground stuff no one has really heard or seen yet but you yourself know it's super so you share it as much as you can. Big inde fan.

12. What do you consider your greatest achievement?

Sharing some of my accomplishments with my mother before she passed away. I know she would be proud of me today.

13. What do you consider most important about filming?

Never comprimising the artistic vision. The idea that comes to life is like a baby,you want to raise that baby to see it grow in to an awesome human being.

14. How would you divide your script into parts? (exposure, collision, 3act ..)

The beginning is like the elbow bump at school. Like hey,let's have some fun after class kind of thing. Then the body of the story goes in to some fun action and glues everything together. And the ending is sweet success with cheers all around. That's how it felt inside kind of when I was writing the show.

15. How would you rate current filmmaking?

A+ 100% and a let's go for some ice cream. Filmmaking today is fantastic. I'm so proud of all my peers.

16. What can make you angry in a movie?

Detachment from the story because the continuity was messed up. Yeah it happens,and it's a bummer.

17. Who supports you in your film career?

Family,teachers,peers. I am a super nerd who stays out of trouble. I will always be that way.

18. What are the reactions of your surroundings to your film?

People like the show. It's won 5 awards so far in The United States, England,France,and India. It truly is a dream come true.

19. Have you already visited any of the prestigious film festivals?

Not yet because of Covid,but I hope to some time in the future. Time won in Houston at Worldfest which is the world's oldest inde film Festival.Great Festival,great people. Thanks Worldfest Houston.

20. What are your next projects?

My next projects are to finish writing the first season of the show(second episode is done already) and to film a horror movie with the help of Tom Savini and Giancarlo Esposito. Awesome guys and a lot of fun working with them in Better Call Saul and From Dusk Till Dawn The Series as an actor. I am a huge fan of the Tom and Giancarlo as people,the person they are,as well as their work in filmmaking. Timeless.

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