Hello, my name is Eric Steele.
I know the title sounds like something Dirk Diggler might star in, but I hope this will be an informative blog about the struggles of screenwriting when you live on the other side of the galaxy from Hollywood (and that I won’t have to resort to writing films that would normally star Dirk Diggler).
If, by chance, you lost your way somewhere while wandering around Planet Internet and ended up here, don’t panic. You’re among friends. Sit down, and we’ll share our stories about this bizarre industry. If you’re lucky, you might avoid some of the traps and pitfalls that I fell into while traversing the Screenwriting Jungle.
Are you comfortable? Then I’ll begin…
A long, long time ago, in a very rainy place called Manchester, England, a small boy had an idea. The idea was that he would be able to make a living by doing what he loved, which happened to be making up stories about imaginary people who never existed.
Nobody knows whether that idea was inspired by a fever-dream, or whether he misoverheard an old joke about an actress and a screenwriter. But for whatever reason, he decided to embark upon writing for a living.
Now as any story-teller knows, the path to true love never runs smooth. Twenty-three years later, that small boy has grown up, but he still tries to make a living by writing fiction.
In case you hadn’t guessed, that small boy was me.
I’ve had some successes and some failures. A few years back, my sci-fi action feature screenplay “Clonehunter” was produced and filmed in New York by a talented bunch of people calling themselves Pandora Machine. As word builds about the movie (which is far better than some movies with a lot more money behind them, in my opinion) surely Oscar nominations and general adulation will follow.
Until then, this is my blog. I hope you enjoy it.