While putting this (huge) production of “Apparition” together, someone contacted us on the Leesley Films (LF) website, and said, “‘Apparition’ is in line with the book I wrote.” So we started talking…and kept talking…video conferenced, and so on.
Skipping to today, Richard ↗ has become a very close friend of mine. Living in New Jersey, I flew him to Omaha twice to be in the movie.
Calington Castle is a book series that Richard has been working on for many years. It’s a mystical medieval story, but while it is fiction, it’s relatable to people on a personal level.
The book would be perfect for an animated film, but Richard and I have decided to take the story much further: a stage play – while an animated or feature film could be made later.
I had no idea how to write a play. Not only that, but a different type of play. One that is so original that I won’t be able to disclose anything about it here. I can say this though, the logistics that will be required to produce such a play will be huge. (The word small is not in my vocabulary.)
After countless hours being spent converting the first four chapters of Calington Castle to a play (sometimes working until three o’clock in the morning), to say I’ve learned how to write a play is an understatement, but definitely something I’m ready to doing again.
Link to Calington Castle on the Barnes and Noble website.