Yup, that be me. At Cafe Kanape, working on... who knows, maybe just goofing around on Facebook. Maybe working on Gigolo, maybe writing another audio script.
I guess I'm supposed to say something wonderful about myself, I'm never good at this.
I write, that should be evident. Mostly audio scripts. But, I did pen a book titled "Writing the Fantasy Film, Heroes and Journeys in Alternate Realities" published by Michael Wiese Productions mwp.com. MWP publishes some of the finest books on filmmaking. I was very lucky to hook up with them. After reviewing several of their books for "scr(i)pt" magazine I suggested to their VP over lunch one day that they should do a book about my favorite genre: Fantasy. It was the height of the "Lord of the Rings" and "Harry Potter" movies so it was timely. I even suggested which writers in their impressive stable would be a good fit. But they suggested I write it! Life sure has funny twists and turns.
The script for my Rebecca Bowen mystery: An Elemental Horror won a Spirit of Moondance award in 2010 at the Moondance International Film Festival in Boulder, Colorado. That gave me satisfaction for several reasons, one of them being that a person who read the first RB script claimed that women could never have been private detectives in England in the 1890's. Well, go to my Rebecca Bowen page and read a little of the research I tracked down that thoroughly disputes that.
I wrote a monthly column for the e-version (and contributed to the print edition) of "scr(i)pt magazine" one the the top U.S. screenwriting magazines. I will forever be grateful to Shelly Mellot, the editor, for offering me the column and taking a chance on me. Through them I got to meet some pretty exceptional people, including the incredibly talented actor, Hector Elizondo and the always delightful Quentin Tarantino, and one of my favorite female actors, Elizabeth Pena (yes, I like to drop a name once in a while).
Seven episodes of my radio detective series: "A Phil Byrnes Mystery" have been recorded by Colonial Radio on the Air in Boston. Phil is also seeing new audiences through the Lakes Area Theatre in Alexandria, Minnesota where the scripts are performed live by their resident company.
I've also written scripts for Jim French Productions (for whom I also work part time) for their Adventures of Harry Nile series in addition to other scripts. Two of my every favorites were short stories: The Blue Velvet Box and then a short western titled: Jerico's Grave. Both starred Broadway actor/director/composer Jerry Dixon. To be totally honest with you, I could spend the rest of my life writing scripts for Jerry Dixon, he's that incredible. I'm working on another right now and I do hope he makes it to Seattle soon.
Speaking of Seattle, I live here, and, for the most part, love it (Wales being, to me, the ultimate place to live). I have the inevitable cats that so many writers seem to have (although I'd love to have a dog and a snake, too, and maybe a hedgehog) and, let's see, what else?
Oh yes, I consider chocolate and coffee to be the Breakfast of Champions.
About: Sebastian T Sweet Productions
This is my full-cast audio drama production company. And yes, there is a Sebastian T Sweet, but don't try to reach him by phone, he's usually out of country. We've produced: "A Jewel of the Gods Adventure: The Amber Room Hunters" (which can be heard on mywordradio.com , "A Rebecca Bowen Mystery: An Elemental Horror" (currently in post productions), and "The Enchantress." which is available at CD Baby.
And, of course, there are many plans for many other productions.
Seattle Star emagazine of the arts : Article with Wednesday Wolf and Cheryl Massey-Peters on The Enchantress.
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