As I've mentioned before, this business is not for the thin skinned. I've completed two projects over the last year, both of which now find themselves in the same boat - waiting for a buyer.
The first was a feature length screenplay called Lift which I wrote with the talented writer Andy P. Wagner. This action/adventure story based on actual events follows a paleobiologist from a small, northeastern university as she tries to extract the heaviest woolly mammoth that's ever been found from the harsh climate of Siberia, using the largest helicopter that's ever been produced.
Needless to say it's a considerable challenge for our hero Patricia, and she faces a number of demons - both external and internal - on her quest. Does she make it? If we can get a studio to make it you'll find out.
The second project is a new TV show that combines the popularity of travel shows with the passion of live music. FestQuest, which as of today you can read more about here, takes viewers to a different music festival each episode and gives them an exclusive backstage pass so they can learn everything they need to know before they go. Type of music, how to get there, lodging options, food/drink, family-friendly or adults only, ticket prices and more.
Everyone I've talked to loves the concept behind FestQuest. But, as the saying goes, this and $3 will get you a cup of coffee. We've only just started promoting it so who knows what will happen. I believe in the project and think it can be profitable. I just need to get someone else to think that too. Fingers crossed and what not.
Special thanks to the FestQuest crew - Brock Sherman, Rachel Hroncich, Seth Reber and Lynn Ehmann for everything they did to get us this far. I couldn't have asked for a better group.
More special thanks to CJ Ryan and the crew at the Deep Roots Mountain Revival for letting us roam around their event pretty much unchecked and get our festival feet wet. Many times during the weekend part of me wished I wasn't working and could just enjoy the festival like those around me - and man were they enjoying it. It's a special event held at a special place. If you're anywhere close to Marvin's Mountaintop the weekend of July 20-22 I highly recommend checking it out.
Mammoths, music, making a go of it. Even if nothing comes of any of this - and god I hate typing that - it's been a hell of a ride. Thanks for reading.