Dreams of the Moon, a feature script I wrote for Alfons Adetuyi, is a coming-of-age story set when the Apollo 16 astronauts came to Sudbury, Ontario to train for the moon landing. It was literally days away from photography when the virus shut it down. With luck, it will start shooting in late September. A Canada/South Africa co Production.
Sawah a script I wrote with an international team in Luxembourg, won the CinemaEuropa Prize in Shanghai and is now on Netflix in 46 countries. A Luxembourg/Belgium/Egypt co-production, it’s the story of an Egyptian DJ during Arab Spring who’s heading toward the gig of a lifetime in Brussels—but loses his passport and gets sidetracked in Luxembourg. A comedy about today, directed by Adolf El Assal
In the Works:
The Evening Chorus, based on Helen Humphreys’ evocative novel—three interwoven stories of love, loss and nature—during WWII. Produced by Alkaia Films, Buffalo Gal Pictures and Port Pictures (Once), directed by Adrienne Mitchell.
Adolf El Assal and I are now working on a new feature, Hooped—and are in development on a comedy series spun from the Sawah characters called Saving Rosa. Both projects generously supported by Luxembourg Film.
Indian Horse is now available to watch in Canada on Crave and Netflix in the USA. Based on Richard Wagamese’s award winning novel about the residential schools that ravaged Canada’s indigenous communities, premiered to standing ovations at the Toronto International Film Festival and subsequently received a multitude of awards. Directed by Stephen Campanelli. Produced by Screen Siren Pictures and Devonshire Productions. Executive Producer Clint Eastwood.