This post is long overdue, but quite frankly I have to admit that I am still stunned by the news that my very first published novelette, Whiskey Angel, will be brought to life on screen. Ray Normandin, of Etched by Fire Entertainment, approached me a few weeks ago to let me know that he was interested in directing and producing the film. For more information on Mr. Normandin’s accomplishments, please see his IMBd page.
There is no greater compliment that I could have received as a writer.
Well, that’s what I thought until Ray called me a week later to let me know that Michael Gier has taken an interest in the project and has agreed to the play the male lead, Jon Green. That bit of news sent me right over the moon! It’s taken a bit of time for me to come back to earth so that I could even put together a coherent sentence on the topic.
Mr. Gier is no stranger to the stage, big screen, or small screen for that matter. He is a television and film actor, as well as a director, producer and acting coach. Please see his IMBd page or visit his website at http://www.michaelgier.com/.
I’ve learned a little about this phenomenal man that I wanted to share with you all, though I hope he doesn’t get upset with me about it. I’ve learned that Mr. Gier has a benevolent heart. His film projects include some pretty poignant topics that address painful issues such as PTSD, drug addiction, and adolescent depression. The excellent work that he produces is available, at no cost (as in free) online to schools, non-profits, and the general public. Any donated proceeds are given back by funding future films and donating to the causes related to the subject matter of the film. Please see http://www.silverdovefilms.org/ for more information about Mr. Gier’s projects.
I am both honored and humbled to be working with such fine individuals.