7. Can you list 3 things that you haven’t done yet?
I have an idea for a 1950s-era sci-fi film in black and white. It takes place in October of 1957 after the launch of the Russian spacecraft, Sputnik, which caused world concern that our planet would call attention to itself and be visited by Martians. The story’s action occurs in a small town, not unlike Williams Bay, Wisconsin (which has an appropriate planetarium). The town descends into a panic, especially after seeing a strange helmeted figure rising up out of the depths of the local lake (an eccentric fisherman who enjoys studying the habits of fish from their perspective). Two equally eccentric scientists accelerate the panic with their posturing and postulating – roles perfect for David Hyde Pierce and Kelsey Grammer. I believe I could do it for just under 3 million.
Like to draw the story of Arabella Zook. She started as an artist’s model for Toulouse- Lautrec, Degas, Monet and “The Yellow Kid” (America’s first comic strip) Richard Outcault. Modeling led to the stage where she performed as the errant loon in Tchaikovsky’s “Loon Lake” which morphed to early film work. Zook appeared in such silent classics as “Intolerance,” “The Phantom of the Opera,” and Buster Keaton’s “Cops.” Her skill at characterization caught the attention of the U.S. Department of War, which commissioned her for a series of spy missions. A tireless patriot, during the war drive of 1917 she collected over 3750 pounds of coffee grounds for the troops. Her later years were spent operating a bergamot tea and marmalade shop in Charleston, SC.
Would like to have dinner with actress Jane Seymour. She’s acted in films featuring James Bond, Winston Churchhill and Jack the Ripper. Appearing in one of my favorite infomercials, Jane most likely would make for an interesting dinner companion. Also, there’s a role perfect for her in my film.