When I decided to excerpt my screenplay The End of Man for this blog two months ago, I was asked if I had any experience writing screenplays.
For a short time I lived in Hollywood living the life of a starving artist. During that period, I wrote my first screenplay. Ultimately, that effort landed me representation by the head literary agent at one of the top agencies in the world. And in time, we had an Academy-award winning producer attached to make my movie. But it never got made–typical–and I needed to get back to work. Therein the tale of many who try to make a go in a brutal business.
But I have to admit I miss those creative moments of linking scenes to ultimately tell a story.
So what is The End of Man about? Within the context of a murder mystery, I touch upon important issues of our time–geopolitical intrigue, fanaticism, space exploration, war, and Middle Eastern oil dependency among others.
But most importantly, this is one man’s journey. Our hero, who’s spiritually bankrupt in the beginning, develops a spiritual awareness as the plot progresses. As events unfold and he encounters the genius of God, he ultimately becomes a man of faith.
How long does it take to read a screenplay? It’s actually equivalent to watching the movie itself–less than two hours. So for those who would like to read my second movie from start to finish, all the excerpts are below. Additionally, at the end of each I’ve provided the link to the next one. Seamless, I hope. So enjoy. And if anyone would like to comment, please do.