NOVEL: CHRISTMASVILLE, by Michael Dutton

ACTORTitle: Christmasville (Volume I in the Christmasville Trilogy)

Written by: Michael Dutton

Type: NOVEL

Genre: Magical Realism (fiction)

Logline: Christmasville is the story of Mary Jane Higgins, who singularly suspects that there is more to the town in which she lives than what meets the eye. As readers follow Mary Jane in her adventures and discoveries in attempting to resolve the enigma of Christmasville, they begin to suspect that she may reside in a Christmas village on a 4 x 8 model train platform.





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NOVEL: STUPID HUMANS, by V.R. Craft

ACTORTitle: Stupid Humans

Written by: V. R. Craft

Type: NOVEL

Genre: Science fiction

Logline: What if all the intelligent humans left Earth—and we’re what’s left?





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NOVEL: THE RISHIS: BOOK OF SECRETS, by Robert Delgado

ACTORTitle: The Rishis: Book of Secrets

Written by: Robert Delgado

Type: NOVEL

Genre: Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Thriller, Mystery

Logline: 3500 years have passed; the power that the Mantris stole is continually growing in their sinful hands. In India, Robin and his friends face a final choice: to run forever for their lives, or, unfolding their inner power, return to humanity their only hope.

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http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25849301-the-rishis

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Robert Delgado
Author of The Rishis Series | Facebook | Twitter
“This is the right time. They are the right people. Will it be enough for mankind?”





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Feature Film: NAMESAKE, by Victoria Ryan-Bailey

ACTORTitle: Namesake

Written by: Victoria Ryan-Bailey

Type: Feature Film

Genre: Romantic, Period Drama, Family, History.

Logline: In 1619, a rowdy group of pirates rob a ship carrying 21 African servants and brings them to America. One servant Antonio Johnson works hard to become America’s first African-American freedman. He prospers, but not without trials. This is a story about Ameticans: Blacks, whites and Native Americans struggle side by side to survive slavery and build up these United States. A US Census worker meets a former slave who teaches him a valuable lesson about his surname and family values.





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Feature Film: Is This Just Infatuation, by Son Junwoo

ACTORTitle: Is This Just Infatuation

Written by: Son Junwoo

Type: Feature Film

Genre: Drama, Teen Historical Romance

Logline: In Holocaust death camps, teenage Jewish boy Harles Hosser search for his dream girl Ida, who is Hitler’s daughter- Harles tries to prove her that the love’s existence is strongly between them with the help from Commandant Hoss, than the infatuation he first had when Ida had to lie to him she was a Jew.





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Feature Film Video Pitch: Soul Drift, by Michael Vincent

Get to know the writer:

What is your story about?

A young guy looking for more out of life and discovering who he is and those around him that matter, in the backdrop of racing and competition.

Why should people know this story?

I believe in story telling we share our common interests and find either ourselves or someone we know and thats a cool affirmation to our humanity.

This story has a lot going for it. How would you describe this story in two words?

youth passion

What movie have you seen the most in your life?

Star Wars

How long have you been working on this story?

Over a year

How many stories have you written?

21 so far but not saying they are all great, yet.

What motivated you to write this story?

I meet a 17 year old kid drift racer and even thou he did not have a lot on money he scrapped the cash together to go race, I could see my youth in his passion.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Music, friends and family.

Novel Video Pitch: Be Silent, by Danie Botha

Get to know the writer:

What is your story about?

Be Silent is about three young teenagers in 1964 Zambia who stumble upon two hidden AK-47s, are kidnapped by the owner of the guns, with a resulting rescue mission, which, over the course of a single night and morning, becomes more violent and out-of-control.

Why should people know this story?

History can be told with great effect through storytelling. This story will give readers a better understanding of the turmoil, due to colonialism and ethnic conflict, that took place in Southern Africa during the second half of the 20th century. It will give readers a small peek into a part of Africa, and in the process, help them understand the world they live in better—but through storytelling.

This story has a lot going for it. How would you describe this story in two words?

AFRICA. ADVENTURE.

What movie have you seen the most in your life?

There are three: all seen x 4 times
4.1 The Holiday – Jude Law, Jack Black, Kate Winslet
4.2 A Good Year – Russell Crowe, Marion Cotillard
4.3 Ferris Bueller’s Day Off – Matthew Broderick

How long have you been working on this story?

A little under two years

How many stories have you written?

Stories that I have written: FIVE. Busy with # 6.
Published: TWO (Be Silent, Be Good)
To be published in Summer 2017: # 3

What motivated you to write this story?

I grew up in Zambia and southern Africa. Wanted to let readers experience/taste a small piece of Africa, without having to travel there. And, tell the story by combining the elements of history, with generous helpings of action and adventure.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

I’m a physician. An anesthesiologist—with a focus on preoperative optimization.
Reading.
Drawing.
Fitness—lifelong fitness and positive aging. (Cycling, power walking, gym, bodybuilding, cross country skiing)
I’m a husband, father, and grandfather. (Another fulltime job!)
Advocacy—spreading awareness about the impact of abuse, with a focus on workplace abuse, and possible solutions

Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?

9.1 Giving up is not an option. It is hard work. DO.NOT.GIVE.UP.
9.2 Write regularly—if possible, every day. Discipline is required.
9.3 Read. Read. Read. (Read with focus, with intent. Don’t “steal” their words, but learn from each book you read.) Read wide—outside your genre. Fiction as well as non-fiction.
9.4 Don’t isolate yourself. Network. Online, in person. Writer’s group, etc.
9.5 Attend a workshop(s) and/or writer’s conferences. If possible – once a year.
9.6 You need a website. Learn about marketing. Choose one or two social media forums. Don’t waste time on them. Build your email list.
9.7 Indie-publishing doesn’t mean you’re a failure as a writer. Many traditionally published authors follow hybrid models—do both.
9.8 Reach out—give. (Not talking about money.)
9.9 Never give up!

TV PILOT Video Pitch: Accountants Can Cook, by Ken Frost

Get to know the writer:

What is your story about?

Accountants Can Cook recounts anecdotes of my travels to various cities and regions around the world including; Seoul, New York, Salt Lake City, Johannesburg, Stockholm, The Baltics, Moscow and Windhoek. Additionally, it contains 120 of my favourite recipes amassed during 40 years of travelling, eating and cooking.

Why should people know this story?

I have spent the first forty years of my life eating good food and drinking fine wines, ales and spirits; I fully intend to continue in the same vein over the next forty, or so, years. However, when I do finally “pop my clogs” I would like to be made into a pate which would be served at my wake. That way my friends will be able to relive the culinary experiences of my life. Should you not wish to wait that long, then may I suggest that you read on.

This story has a lot going for it. How would you describe this story in two words?

food fun

What movie have you seen the most in your life?

The Battle of Britain

How long have you been working on this story?

My entire life

How many stories have you written?

just this one

What motivated you to write this story?

a major change in my life

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

food

Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?

Be disciplined with your time, and set aside a portion of each day to write down your thoughts.

Novel Video Pitch: Darkness Dreams, by Melissa R. Mendelson

Get to know the writer:

What is your story about?

Darkness Dreams is a mysterious, dark ride, where one awakes in the past and realizes that they are trapped there, but they hear a voice trying to pull them back into the present. The only problem is that something bad happened to them in the present, and pieces of that moment are finding their way back into the past. And it’s a race against time between them escaping the past and fighting the darkness that is closing in.

Why should people know this story?

This past week, I was working with someone, who at every chance was reaching back for their James Patterson book because they were so enthralled with the story that they needed to return to it, and my father, who just bought another David Baldacci book on audio, kept looking for every chance to jump into his car to return to that story. And it is that pull that I am looking for myself to create, wanting my readers to connect to my characters and wonder and worry about what fate awaits them.

This story has a lot going for it. How would you describe this story in two words?

No Assumptions

What movie have you seen the most in your life?

I have seen A LOT of movies in my life because if I’m not reading, I’m watching movies, and one of my favorites is the movie, Stay. You think you know what’s going on, but then reality blends into fiction, taking you on a wild ride right until the end. This was the movie, where I knew that Ryan Gosling was going to be a great actor.

How long have you been working on this story?

I have drafted out this novel, and I am just starting the first few chapters.

How many stories have you written?

I have lost count of how many short stories I have written and had published by e-zines like Gadfly Online and Antarctica Journal News, and I have written at least four novellas. Novels are something new for me, and I had just finished writing my first one, Lizardian. Darkness Dreams will be my second novel.

What motivated you to write this story?

I love writing Horror and Science-Fiction, but this story will be different. It will be dark and mysterious, but it will also be dramatic, which is a new genre for me.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

When I’m not writing, I am driving around the countryside, taking photographs. I love taking pictures of the scenery and of old things, and I post a lot of it on Fine Art America.

Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?

Don’t limit yourself to one thing. If you’re a writer, it doesn’t mean that you can’t be a photographer. If you’re a singer, it doesn’t mean that you can’t be a poet. We can be anything and everything that we want to be.