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.
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 on Feb. 4, 2020 (pre-COVID).
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.
*Update – Dec. 11, 2020 :
We had to take a break because of the pandemic – but a few weeks ago Stephanie, Graham, Kelly and I met again to get things back in motion.
It may sound strange, but the COVID break may have actually helped us.
The cast and crew are growing daily and the project goal is to now film the series independently. For more information follow us on Facebook… https://www.facebook.com/blindoggproductions/?view_public_for=100683641888194
Now comes the fun part – and the purpose for this post.
It’s time to talk about money.
In order to make a quality TV series we will need a few things. Things like a lawyer, insurance, equipment, permits (where applicable), transportation, food, props, – and then there are the cast and crew – lots of them.
All of these things cost money.
So we’re 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.
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