"A fascinating story." ~Bob Illes
It was a great honor to see this comment, in my Facebook private messages after I sent my blog link to him and my self-revelations on Facebook while feeling out the climate and gauging interest levels on my social media sites. I trust his judgment. He is 4 time Emmy winner with 6 nominations. He wrote for many of the high quality, comedy sitcoms and television specials, of the 1970’s and 1980’s. Here is short list of the comedy elite for whom he wrote. People like Lilly Tomlin, Smothers Brothers, Dick Van Dyke, Carol Burnett, Martin Mull, Red Foxx, Smokey Robinson’s Motown Revue, to name a few. With that kind of entertainment industry cred, his comment was especially encouraging.
"Lots of humor. Semiautobiographical, mixing psychological with dark humor, illustrating and defining mental illness in a cultural context while traveling through different social experiences from the background of the 60's and 70's to the present." ~Alexander Emmert, Invictus films
By George, he's got it! (This comment followed his expressed interest in a writing position after reading this blog and being my Facebook friend for a year.)
“Jaw-dropping” ~Luke Sacher Documentary filmmaker
“You should write an autobiography, these are great stories.” ~Eddie Fisher in 1976
"Helluva story" ~Louis B. Mayer (I swear to G-d he spoke to me from the spirit realm)
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Monday, October 14, 2013
First, writers need to know, you will be working in a team with two other professional writers and myself. Time frame 6 months to 1 year. The location is on the island Maui starting January 2015. Writers will receive full expense accounts with rentals secured in advance for them and their families (if needed). This is a LAVISH production. We intend to treat ALL involved in this project with ALL extravagance needed to accommodate their highest and most productive levels of creativity, including lots of encouragement, appreciation and love with maximum creative freedom. In other words, you will be spoiled but we WILL expect our justified return for such investment. This is far from a no frills, struggle-laden, spec writing gig. But, we MUST HAVE real PROs.
The story, or my life was designed by the Master screenplay writer who wrote the script for my life with this express purpose in mind, I am now convinced even more so than when I wrote the post in February 2012 (see A Master Planned Life blog post) when it all started making sense and unfolding as I wrote (and continue to write with deeper clarification increasing exponentially each and every day). HE included enough glitz and glamour in my story/life with some brilliant and talented characters, environments of intrigue (see Going to Extremes blog post), famous as well as infamous figures, all combining to form a creative vehicle with expansive reach to capture the imaginations across diverse populations for broad mass audience appeal. Thereby, increasing the likelihood of amassing a sufficient collective action frame of likeminded public opinion that is required to generate significant change, like eliminating stigma and discrimination or increasing government mental health budgets and influencing new public policies.
To this end, writers will be tasked with providing high quality, mesmerizing and engaging material with both humor and tragedy, occasionally of epic proportion. Ancient Greek play writers would probably even be satisfied with the magnitude surrounding certain periods of my life and my saga.
This Kid Needs Help Too has an overarching goal beyond great box office figures and commercial success. There is an expectation for specific results. Our intent is to educate and enlighten a mass audiences and shape a new more social inclusive, tolerant public opinion in sufficient numbers to amass the collective action frame necessary to prompt significant and much needed change. Thereby, creating a paradigm shift which is by virtue of the transformation always preceded by new understandings that replace the existing body of knowledge somehow. To this end, writers must have proven successful experience with embedding messages within high entertainment value, or at minimum, ideas or suggestions for how to accomplish for this project specifically if you are to be one of our writers.
My script is quite different than typically exploitative entertainment properties with mental health disordered characters, like those who are confined to institutions in Cuckoo's Nest, Ken Kesey's wonderful book; or on the edge mentally and psychological fringes of society even while actively involved and contributing to mainstream world, like Black Swan. We are hopefully, though, that with an excellent property and commanding script we might entice the likes of Natalie Portman to play my character when older and Dakota Fanning when younger. We want stars for maximum mass audience reach that can bring box office draws like Portman. To keep it real she just has to look a litte uglier. I really was that cute honestly at younger ages. See for yourself: Top row third from the left: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2552200158944&set=a.1673138462951.89155.1072083404&type=3&theater
Writers with firsthand knowledge of the contextual components will have an edge due to a requirement of evoking Baby Boomer nostalgia "Big Chill" "Woodstock" "Good Morning Vietnam" soundtrack and colorful imagery from that vibrant historical period with Love-In's in Griffith Park, Sit Ins at UCLA and Walk Outs like, off my campus that I lead while at Beverly Hills High School in the late '60's (see Bye Bye Carnaby Street Hello Abbie blog post).
Embedded within the the captivating story line are the underlying educational messages which I will in conjunction with psychiatrists, Dr's. Denis and David Mee-Lee, my shrink of the last 30 years and his brother a leading authority in dual diagnosis, a concurrent psychiatric disorder and substance/alcohol abuse often used in lieu of debilitating anti-psychotics to self-medicate. It is more common condition than often understood or recognized due to the addicts rarely admitting consumption amounts. Conversely many who seek treatment for addiction or dependence have mental health disorders overlooked and hence, untreated. Relapse, accidental overdoses or miserable recovery prognosis, in and out of programs of rehab, are common for this particular group. It is an enormous problem, common in "creatives" who far too often overdose accidentally or commit suicide. Hollywood and the music industry needs this knowledge badly. I am hopeful that if the Mee-Lee's agree to set up a special treatment facility in Los Angeles with transitional living to follow in a program comparable to what Dr. Denis Mee-Lee had that I spent a few years as a resident, was able to begin college and literally undergo my second major psychic change. The first was as a result of finding AA and working the steps hard with 2 different sponsors.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
I messaged this to Bob on Facebook wondering what he would think of my attempt at some comedy since he is/was THE comedy writer.
I started this whole lifetime out wrong. Wrong side of the tracks. Wrong family. Wrong genes. Wrong. Wrong. Wrong. My petri dish runneth over with dysfunction and dis-ease. I can even trace my troubles back to before birth. In fact, two generations back when the "sins of the father" declaration was visited upon my own recalcitrant granddad. As the Book says punishment will be served up through the third and fourth generations after making God mad. I am the third and gratefully with no children of my own, God can take a break.
Monday, February 25, 2013
But, Debbie I had never mentioned wanting to take it. You had never taken it. Nor, had ANYONE we knew. None of our girl group, at least. It wasn't in our Beverly Hills High formulary yet like most all other drugs of the day. Was it that Debbie figured I would be the one most able to handle it in our group. A good guinea pig. I was a know-it-all kid about mostly anything outside the classroom. Inside, I was clueless. Answers to things seemed to just come to me about beyond-the-classroom stuff. I was the go to person for certain explanations.
The minute I heard my first love story, I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don't finally meet somewhere, they are in each other all all along.
We met on Pogo.com playing Scrabble. Basically, he picked me up. I was playing alone in a beginner's room when Orion2020 popped up under my screen name. He immediately started chatting and his warmth beamed through the screen.
Plus, it was only just a little over a year ago that he had his very own romantic and adoring soul mate every night for three months just across the computer screen as he made his, "rare, white tigress" explode on command. I always asked via chat, "Roar for me, please?" His words followed, "ROAR ROAR." I needed to hear more, "Again, please ROAR some more." My screen filled with a row of, “ROAR ROAR ROAR ROAR ROAR, that appeared faster than humanly possible. ...Full body Orgasm! A first!
Months later I was researching soul mates and came across this.
What is a Twin Flame?
Twin flames, also called twin souls, are literally the other half of our soul. We each have only one twin, and generally after being split the two went their separate ways, incarnating over and over to gather human experience before coming back together. Ideally, this happens in both of their last lifetimes on the planet so they can ascend together. So you probably haven't had many lifetimes with your twin.
Each twin is a
"When twins get together, it is for some kind of spiritual service work.
This is their primary reason for finding each other, because through their union a huge birthing of creative energy is released, to be used for their mission together. More and more twins are attempting to get together now to help the planet and humanity make a big shift forward in consciousness.
My thoughts>>I can only agree wholeheartedly with the paragraph above. It is within my personal database of experiential knowledge/understanding/awareness now. A Forever Thing, describes a few of the phenomenal ethereal realm, experiences with Isaac, nearly a year ago now. Since that time, this project clarified for me, affixed and infused with a plethora of new ideas coming to mind and creative associations and writings flooding through me effortlessly oftentimes, ever since. Last night the perfect theme song for the film revealed itself, an inspirational lyrical and musically powerful piece from a relative unknown who could get very very famous with a hit used as I see it to perfectly reinforce a valuable message of universal importance. I love it is perfect.>
Your chance of meeting and staying with your twin depends on how evolved your soul is, and how much of your baggage from this and past lives you have cleared. The biggest reason twins have to separate after coming together is their individual emotional baggage. Because in the presence of your twin, there can be nothing between you, nothing blocking your closeness. This means that everything comes up for healing that you haven't previously healed. Everything!
When twins reunite, both of them experience an acceleration of their spiritual growth and awakening. They get on the fast track of learning about esoteric wisdom and experiencing other states of consciousness. They usually haven't been together all that often during their series of lives on the planet, and so their backgrounds may be different. Yet, there is a closeness and similarities of spirit that are almost uncanny, noticed in many ways, such as looking back at yourself when you look at your mate, and a remembering of the distant past when you first split up. Guidance is strong with these relationships, and usually one or both have a good channel for communication with Spirit. Their connection is telepathic, and hugging each other is like coming home for nourishment." ~Center for Soul Evolution http://www.soulevolution.org/twinflames/twinflames.htm
Stages of twin flame relationships: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aIV5okbDZQ
The trained therapist within requires a voice here. (mom's downfall doesn't come until way farther on in my story - decades even - with Greek tragedy levels intensity). But, we revert back, often unconsciously and seeming without our control, back into what we learn about who we are in those early years, the unloved and unlovable child. We find our way to recreate that if we don't get healing in some fashion along the way that let's us learn and believe that we deserve more and are, in fact, worthy of such.
I am far from a Freudian, but the man knew a great deal on this, as did his daughter. From my own experience, I can say my first hand experience fits with their theoretical models.
Fortunately, in Wichita, Kansas I was blessed with a loving, warm, demonstrative grandmother for my first 11 years despite complete abandonment by both my mother and father. Even later when mother retrieved me and brought me to Beverly Hills, her abilities to show love and consistency were muted and limited.