As a filmmaker and screenwriter, I've devoted most of my last
three years writing a history book on the American Revolution,
which I hope to bring to the screen someday in the form of
a miniseries (think John Adams meets Band
of Brothers). The book is completed, and I now have a literary
agent, but I still need a publisher. Publishers are risk
adverse, and want to see a sure thing. As I am an unknown,
fear I have no "platform",
and thus I need to build my own audience. Help me build
that audience! I
need your support! With your help, we can bring 1775 to
print, and eventually to the screen!
— Derek W Beck, May 10, 2011
And most importantly, share this book project with your friends!
A couple sadly says goodbye, aware that this is the
end of their relationship.
My third student film, and probably the best of
my student films in terms of story. It includes my first real use of my
dolly design, which was when I figured out it had a few flaws and needed to be tweaked.
Also my first attempt at a genuine special effect.
A New York Film Academy student film. 16mm B&W
(Reversal), No Audio, cut on Final Cut Pro. Filmed July 12, 2003.
Shot in Griffith Park, Hollywood, CA. 3:14