Chicano Latino POV - TV Movies Publishing & Music / historical GROUNDBREAKING real
Imagine, WOMEN LIKE THESE POWERFUL LATINAS OF TODAY but, in 1850'S LA - the richest women in town - the "Californias"
It’s 1959, San Fernando, California.
A coming of age novel about an artistic and sensitive Chicano Latino youth who must unavoidably confront the strict apartheid racism in San Fernando, California in 1959.
He searches for the reasons and he searches for his identity and finds both.
"San Fernando California, 1959"
Interested parties may request portions of the complete manuscript below for your perusal.
A TV SERIES
An episodic TV series requires a great idea and the talent and creativity to write a great script, but primarily the vision is what is needed.
The creator is required who sees the entire film in their mind before a single frame is shot. I have written that script, conceived that idea and had the talent to do both and you will be the judge if I did well or not.
So, let’s just say that I covered those bases.
However, in order to write this specific script you must also have the specialized education necessary in order to understand profoundly the Chicano Latino American experience. That is because without this unique knowledge a typical Hollywood screen writer would never be able to see this material in a new and dynamic way.
Without the real true unknown history as the basis of your work The Bravados! would be impossible to write. Without a thorough understanding of Chicano Latino history in California whatever you produced would look just like a rehashed mythic western lie completely out of sync with the more informed and now increasingly sophisticated audience.
Our audience today has a greater understanding of how the creation of the western myth was used to cover the work of colonization and occupation.
I have this special knowledge and insight through years of research at the highest level.
It starts with my personal history as a Chicano Latino brought up in Lincoln Heights, and San Fernando, California. However, I am also a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the Honors Program at the College of Liberal Arts with distinction, University of California, Berkeley. I taught Chicano Studies courses for three years while in Graduate school at Berkeley in the PhD Program of the Department of Political Science. This was when we were still fighting for it.
During this time I was a teaching assistant for Dr. Juan Martinez, who was an outstanding Californian historian and Dean of Graduate Minority Affairs. Dr. Martinez is one of the seminal founders of Chicano Studies as a part of Ethnic Studies in America in general. During that time, I was an authorized researcher allowed to view and read the most exclusive sealed collections in the catacombs of the Bancroft Library in California history.
That is where I started to mine the stories for the real history of California and where they started to fire my imagination.
However, to understand how to bring shape to this knowledge and unique experience for the screen I did two things. I studied at the UCLA Screenwriting program with Ron Suppa, the dynamic and fondly missed Senior Instructor of Screenwriting at UCLA. However, previous to that I was in the graduate program of Dramatic Arts at Berkeley where I won the best new actor of the year while mentored by Dr. Bill Oliver, Director, an international educator in America and Latin America with whom I studied the relation between drama and politics and the structure of drama and of comedy. He was known for developing directors and writers both in America and in Latin America.
To bring added insights and perspective to this work I am in addition a world traveler having visited over 100 countries as an Art Director on cruise ships worldwide traveling constantly for ten years.
Although, I have been writing creatively my entire life, it was during this ten-year period of concentrated travel to these countries that I began writing intensely.
One result of these efforts is ‘The Bravados!”.
I am also an accomplish songwriter, trained singer and nationally recognized debater and public speaker.
Is there an idea that you would just like to kick around? Send me a message, and I will get back to you soon!