Hey Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?

Have you ever wished you had gotten involved with something big while it was still small?

If so – this is your chance…

First – some background;

My novel Unfinished Business (released in June, 2013) has long been praised as the perfect story line for a TV series, and while I didn’t write it with that in mind – I’ve always known it.

Unfortunately, I’ve never had the time, resources or know-how to get it to that next level.

Until now.

I was recently asked by a friend, who works in the movie business, why none of my books have been made into movies yet.

The answer, I told her, is simple…in order for somebody to make a movie from a book – they first have to know the book exists. I went on to tell her about Unfinished Business and its potential as a great TV series. I explained that if I could only make a nice ten minute teaser trailer and send it to the networks it might do the trick.

It might be a long shot – but it’s a shot nonetheless.

About a week later she messaged me saying she had two film makers interested in the project – and would I want to meet them to discuss it?

Do I want to meet them? Is a bear catholic?

So I met with Stephanie (my friend), Graham and Kelly.

Considering I was the only one at the table with a vested interest in this idea – the enthusiasm blew me away.

I was expecting to have to convince them to want to help me…instead, we leapt from “Nice to meet you.” to “Here’s what we’ve got in mind.”

We spent two hours throwing ideas around, talking about filming locations, where to find actors, and a bunch of other stuff that was all Greek to me.

It was awesome!

Meeting #2 was even better. A director had been added to the mix and we had a solid lead on the actress for the role of Meg – the main character in the book.

Now comes the fun part – and the purpose for this post.

It’s time to talk about money.

In order to make this trailer good enough to impress the suits at the networks it’s got to be made by a competent crew using bona-fide actors.

And those people don’t work for free.

So I’m asking for help.

I’ve started a Go Fund Me campaign to raise the do-re-mi needed to take Unfinished Business to the next level.

You can see the campaign here

There are three ways you can help…

First (obviously) is to make a donation. No amount is too small and every dollar helps (pardon the clichés).

Second  share this story far and wide. Post it on your social media sites and spread the word.

Third – if you know Matthew McConaughey and/or Sandra Bullock tell them I’ve got some roles for them.

I’m offering some pretty cool incentives on the campaign so please take a minute to check them out and see how you can be part of something small that may get pretty big!

 

As always – thank you for reading

 

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6 responses to “Hey Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?

  1. Hey Tim, Congratulations! Unfinished Business is a great story and it is perfect for a television series.  It sounds as if the suits may have the reins, but if you find yourself in need of a screenwriter to adapt the story, I’m your girl. I have the screenwriting abilities, although my name isn’t known in Hollywood circles, as yet, and I am familiar with the story already. I might even still have a copy of the book in my Kindle library. I would be honored to write an adaptation, if the opportunity arises. I think No Good Deed or Pump It Up would be a good choices, too. Really any of your books, so don’t miss the opportunity to get a plug in with these guys when you can. Good luck and happy film making! Thank you, Kaye Lynne Booth, M.F.A. Amazon Author Page Writing to be Read Goodreads Author Page

  2. Reblogged this on Books: Publishing, Reading, Writing and commented:
    Here’s a follow-up blog post from Tim Baker (who I have promoted on my Authors-Readers International series here on this blog) to his earlier post with exciting news about his novel “Unfinished Buriness”!

  3. Pingback: Hey Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? | Dancing With The MS MonSter

  4. Robin Wandersee Hargrave

    I know the next Zoey Drechsel, she’s Andrew’s (my middle child’s) BFF. I sent her the Amazon link to the book!

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