I am a local San Diego screenwriter. Fourteen years ago, I was jolted awake after having an incredible life like dream. I was sweating like I had just ran a mile. I dreamed that I had been re-born into the future. I had a different body and I suddenly started remembering emotional trauma's from my former life. This dream led me to write "The Awakening of Myra Thomas." MYRA is a runaway Negro slave who is lynched as she goes on a desperate escape for freedom. After her death she is awakened into the body of KAREN BURNS, an unsuspecting present day white business woman. Karen experiences the same brutal beatings, rapes and emotional disturbance as Myra did more than a Century ago. Karen sets out on a quest to get her normal life back, while Myra struggles to adjust to her strange new environment.
I entered this unique concept in a contest called Project Runway back in 2000. There was a computer error and my screenplay never got entered. I was devastated after this but I wasn't defeated. After that I spent three years turning it into a six hundred and fifty page novel. After years of shopping it around as a novel, I was incouraged by many other writers and readers to make it into a screen play. So I passionately re-wrote it and formatted it into an industry standard one hundred and fourteen page screenplay.
Writing this screenplay has given me courage because the story is about courage, determination and triumph regardless of what tribulations you have been through or have to go through. Three years ago I re-wrote it again after experiencing a devestating financial crisis. My autistic daughter and I ended up having to live in a homeless shelter. Re-writing this exciting screen play helped give me the courage that one day I would triumph over my present situation. This unique concept has been critiqued several times by professionals in the industry. They all believe that it is a very promising film concept. I am positively convinced that getting this short promotional trailer film funded will tremendously promote the funding of the full feature film.
I have several actors, actresses, directors, editors, wardrobe producers, already set up to make this film. Due to the high cost of getting actors , directors and film crew to commit to the completion of the unique project, I need this funding to pay them a fee. I will also use the funds to pay for permits and setting locations to do the interior and exterior shots. I also will need to pay for renting camera equipment and audio equipment.
After several years of meeting many writers, directors and movie lovers, I have learned that people are craving new movie concepts. The key to new and exciting new film concepts is through supporting independent film makers. Statistical reporting informs me that Hollywood big film corporations, have a tract record of promoting over used ideas and multi-million dollar over used actors. The U.S and International audiences are craving for more. I am committed to being one of the unique screenwriters who is dedicated to giving the International world of movie lovers new material to watch and enjoy.
I would greatly appreciate donations to fund this promotional trailer. I am offering exciting perks to inspire contributions to this exciting film project.
The world has been enjoying movies for more than a Century. Movies are a part of the world entertainment life style. Please contribute as much as you can. If you can not afford to donate money then please get the word out. Word of mouth is the greatest advertisement of all. I am eternally greatful for all your support.