“Executed and Risen” is Salvatore A. Bono’s first full-feature screenplay. In 2012, Sal produced a “teaser/trailer” of his current screenplay’s original concept, then known as “The Five-Day Crucifixion.” In 2013, during the 34th Annual Telly Awards, Sal received a Bronze Telly Award for the production. Since then, a reimagining of the project led to what is submitted today as “Executed and Risen.” As the first of several projects currently under development, Sal aspires to hone his writing skills into the next phase of what will hopefully be a thriving writing career. In addition to his writing, Sal works as a Program Manager in the Satellite Communications industry.
Screenwriting is a passion for me, one that I never expected to grip me at this point in my life. My love for the silver-screen and its method of storytelling is a perspective on the world that has broadened my views, helping me grow as a person. I appreciate the diversity and understanding of people offered in this art form as it continues to help me evolve as a writer.
Competition is fierce, yes, but it’s the sense of accomplishment I feel when typing FADE TO BLACK that drives me. Concepts leading to new worlds, generating the possibilities that lie ahead are enticing to say the least. Personally, I will consider one of my biggest accomplishments in life being able to redefine my current career into that of a successful screenwriter.