Hometown Premiere of "Before it Happened" is at 7pm Friday Nov. 4th 2022 at Foothills Community Church in Molalla Oregon. Mark it on your calendar, we would love to see you there :)
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I just wanted to write stories. That’s it.
In 2007, I began that journey as I sat in a little tiny security guard shack at 4am in the morning and started writing my first novel. And after my first dozen re-writes, I realized it was time to study the art of writing. So I spent months reading books on the craft. And after about 4 grueling years of editing, I produced a decent novel. Received a few honorable mention awards in a couple major book festivals, self-published it and sold maybe a 100 copies. Then I thought to myself, “what’s next?”
The thought of writing another novel was daunting to me. I never had the natural ability of using lots of description in my writing. And in novel writing, you have to have that. And deep down my real passion was movies. But I never had the confidence to sit down and write a screenplay. For whatever reason, I thought writing a novel would be much easier. Yeah I know, it is funny, it’s okay, you can laugh. So I bought a couple screenwriting books and read them in about a week. I remember thinking, “this is screenwriting?” It didn’t take me long, and I had a new idea for a story. I quickly outlined it, sat down at the computer and went for it. And with a full time job, a wife and two kids at home, I finished it in 3 months. Then quickly submitted it into a screenwriting contest on the last day of entry. The whole time writing it, I felt like I was cheating. When I thought, “this is screenwriting?”, I had found that in screenwriting, you have to be less descriptive, you have to get straight to the point in your narrative. Bare bones as they say. You do have to use strong wording, but it has to be a smooth read. And that was the opposite of novel writing. So, I get the email about a month later, and I took 4th place in that screenplay contest, out of 2,100 people. Not long after that, with the same script, I took 2nd in another contest out of 1,600 people. And then a few years later, I ended up optioning the script. But after I received that first award, I knew without a shadow of a doubt, this is what I wanna do.
But with God being in control, he took something I loved to do and did something bigger with it: CONFOUND PRODUCTIONS