icon caret-left icon caret-right instagram pinterest linkedin facebook twitter goodreads question-circle facebook circle twitter circle linkedin circle instagram circle goodreads circle pinterest circle

T H E   N O V E L S

ADAPTED FROM THE SCREENPLAYS

HOLLYWOOD GATEWAY SCREENPLAY COMPETITION

 

WHITE SHADOWS, BLACK DREAMS is an extraordinary accounting of African-American life at the turn of the 20th Century written in epic form. It's the classic story of triumphing over insurmountable odds to wealth, prosperity, leadership and independence. The formula has been attempted many times, but rarely does the storytelling transcend from telling the overwhelming story to taking the audience on the journey along with the central character. WHITE SHADOWS, BLACK DREAMS is in the company of THE COLOR PURPLE and ROOTS. 

(read more under comments)

 

 

My Journey to Lewaro: Stories Along the Way explores the depths of human depravity, and  the resilience that enables us to triumph over it. In situations of the most dire violence and  inhumanity shines a gleam of love, endurance, and commitment to a belief in the possibility of goodness. The novel is a testament to the capacity of these values and beliefs to persist  and overcome in the face of the evil they encounter. Despite the heart-wrenching realities it  explores, My Journey to Lewaro: Stories Along the Way is a book of profound hope and  ultimately a love story. LEWARO ROAD

  

The novel is narrated by the protagonist herself, in a style infused with all the wit and wisdom she needs to draw on to survive the trials she encounters. The music of the prose captures the verve and passion of the lives it traces, and the arc of the narrative follows an epic trajectory, encompassing a vision as broad and embracing as the love that animates her awareness.   LEWARO ROAD

 

 

  

MY JOURNEY TO LEWARO

 

IS ADAPTED FROM 

THE AWARD-WINNING SCREENPLAY

 

WHITE SHADOWS, BLACK DREAMS

 

  

The Board of Trustees of the

 

AMERICAN CINEMA FOUNDATION

 

ANNOUNCES

 

The 8th Annual SCREENWRITING COMPETITION WINNER

 

Justin Swingle, for WHITE SHADOWS, BLACK DREAMS

 

For excellence in screenplay writing which tell a positive story about specific fundamental values and their importance to society.

 

The AMERICAN CINEMA FOUNDATION nurtures and rewards feature film and television projects which address fundamental social values and support and strengthens the common good and the common culture.

 

http://www.cinemafoundation.com/archive-2001-2004.php

 

 

CINEMA FOUNDATION.com

 

JUDGES:

 

Academy member Lionel Chetwynd

 

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0156417/awards?ref_=nm_awd

 

Nominated for an Academy award Best Writing, Screenplay Adapted From Other Material


The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1974) 

 

Lionel Chetwynd Productions

 

https://www.imdb.com/search/title/?companies=co0019459

 

Academy member Bob Gale

 

Writer | Back to the Future

 

Bob Gale is an Oscar-nominated screenwriter-producer-director, best known as co-creator, co-writer and co-producer of Back to the Future (1985) and its sequels. Gale was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, and graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. in Cinema from the University of Southern California.  He has written over 30 screenplays.

 

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0301826/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_sm