Artwork / Photos
A few things I've put together to help visualize the spec. screenplays I'm working to get option and made. Enjoy!
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The above artwork was drawn by an amazing artist, Alan Close, for my upcoming supernatural / thriller, Sons of Perdition.
The twin, 8ft. tall demons, Gog & Magog, who are messengers for Alton Cyrus, one of the main characters of the script who is a false prophet preparing the world for the return of the Devil, were in early development stages, but he brought them to life beautifully. Without me asking, he threw in some smaller, low-level demon skeletal drawings to help with future development.
He also created an incredible visual of my thoughts for the wooden coffin that will hold a life-size, black stone statue, covering it with the six female children that will protect it during the film.
I finished the first draft of the script in 1999 when this artwork was drawn. The story has gone through numerous rewrites and development changes over the last 10 years, but the spec script will finally be finished late 2013.
You can check out Alan's site at -- http://www.apocdesign.com/
This artwork was drawn by artist, Robin Redding. She was the 1st artist I approached to help me develop visuals for the smile on the black stone statue's face while they were still just thoughts in my head. She also drew images of the female museum curator in the story that's a pivotal character. She based her drawing off of pictures of Sandra Bullock.
This is a 3-dimensional mold of the head for the twin demons, Gog & Magog. It was created by computer graphics artist, Luis Ruiz, who designs toys for Mattel. He did a great job for me. I'm completely amazed at seeing the things I've thought up in my mind becoming a tangible reality.
Anyone who knows me knows I love the work of Alex Ross. His artwork of the Joker's smile is the closest anyone has come to the visual I have for the smile of the black stone statue in my script.
Hopefully, I'll get to meet him someday and have enough $$$ to hire him to do the development artwork for the entire screenplay.
These are pictures of... (do I really need to say his name?) Samuel L. Jackson. I've become a great fan of many different actors over the years, too many to mention here, but I've been a great admirer of Mr. Jackson since early in his career. He's been an inspiration for me knowing how he's overcome his own personal struggles, becoming one of Hollywood's most sought after talents. He's helped me to believe and never ever give up on my dream of becoming a successful screenwriter in Hollywood.
Over the years, I've written 2 of my spec scripts specifically for him as the lead -- my supernatural/drama, The Burden and my upcoming supernatural thriller, Sons of Perdition.
Here's a sneak peek from the upcoming 1st issue of my graphic novel comic book, The Burden. This issue is slated for release around the tail end of 2013. I'll definitely post the exact date when everything's worked out.
Much props to artist, Frankell Baramdyka for the artwork, inking and layouts, etc. His artistic talent has placed the darkness of my script on paper in a way I couldn't have imagined. I'm hoping, now that the screenplay has been optioned, that the novel will create a buzz for the film's future release. Enjoy!
More to come...
All displayed reprints of copyrighted artwork and/or photos are specifically out of admiration and great respect for the artists and/or actors. Please let me know if you'd like them to be removed.