UKHS Dean, thank you for your time and welcome to UK Horror Scene. You were in the music business for thirty years, how did you get into Indie filmmaking and set up your own production company Undaunted Films?
DW – With the music biz basically winding down for me, I was forced to make some hard decisions on what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. The word “retire” isn’t part of my vocabulary. Sticking with my creative side, I wrote & self-published a baseball novel entitled “Pinch Hitter” in 2008. While working on a second novel a year later, I decided that the story might work better as a screenplay and began doing research on writing scripts and eventually hired a veteran Los Angeles writer to show me the ropes. Three or four screenplays later, I landed a Beverly Hills manager (also a script consultant) and wrote under her tutelage for two years.
After seeing how difficult it was for unknown screenwriters to sell scripts, I figured the only way I was ever going to see any of … Continue reading