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!
Just One Chance
A young man meets a beautiful girl in the elevator.
My second student film, and the first where I was
given time to come up with an idea. If you would've
seen us shooting...we had to keep the elevator doors propped open,
while the alarm was buzzing, do a shot, then let the elevator go,
because it was actually being used and we weren't really supposed
to be shooting there...
A New York Film Academy student film. 16mm B&W (Reversal), No
Audio, cut manually using a Steenbeck. Filmed July 5, 2003. Shot
on the back lot of Universal Studios, Hollywood, CA. 1:14