The idea Nunnery started as a short story and became a trilogy. The first book/movie NUNNERY, it’s in progress.
Volume 2 The Dark Lord: I have the outline but I feel still needs some work.
Volume 3 “The Working title for the final segment is Nunnery Three.” Personally, this is my favorite. The main character, in the second segment, becomes the Biblical Character Lilith. Of course, the viewers should expect some creative madness.
LOGLINE: A Police detective investigates a murder and discovers that she can be the next victim of a 350-year Native American curse. Now she must find the lost book of the medicine man to stop it.
After a very long battle with twists and turns, revisions and rewrites, I have finished the Malediction Legacy, and now I’m racing towards the finish line in 2017 Script Pipeline’s feature film competition, and waiting for the results on July 31st. Good luck Elissa Ashlin Harlow, may the great spirit be at your side.
Yvonne Leo, a young woman from a wealthy and religious family in Paris, falls in love with Mateo Salomon, a French-Italian art student wannabe, who introduces her to drugs and prostitution.
Her mother, Clotilde Leo, researcher for the Louvre Museum and editor of Vogue magazine, neglected by her husband, Hans, begins seeing a man from a male escort service, (Mateo), desperately tries to make her realize that Mateo only uses her.
Hans Leo, a German workaholic scientist with a prestigious position in the European Space Institute, from an anonymous letter and photographs, learns about Yvonne’s secret life, and gives her the ultimatum to either end her relationship and change her lifestyle, or she is not welcome to the family…
Copyrighted. Dean Steven Nichols
After a TV contest, a straight female impersonator succeeds as a high fashion model.
: This is a brave attempt at a highly original story, and last and most importantly – a wonderful script. It is edgy, well structured a wonderful piece with great characters, set in an interesting environment. JD.
James Dalessandro is the Co-founder of the Santa Cruz festival, where for four years he also served as its director. He is the writer of the House of Blues radio hour which hosted by Dan Aykroyd (as Elwood Blues) during the period in which it won the Platinum Award from the National Broadcasters Association. He is also the writer/creator of Rock On with The Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek.
Geno Scala: Screenwriter, Script mentor. I love it. The hook to me is a female impersonator becoming a high-fashioned model. That’s cool- “Tootsie” meets America’s top Model.
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After The Malediction Legacy, I had planned to continue with the Nunnery, an idea that started as a short story, but it became a two-volume novel. The story dramatizes the life of a wealthy young woman who fell in love with the wrong man, and abandoned by her family fell into prostitution and control substance; but as she reached to the house of God, discovered that she is destined to attract evil. A Gothic tale set in France. However, I decided to proceed with a 400 year Goth, Satanic tale with historical events I have titled Aburna.
The Malediction Legacy
Supernatural Police Thriller.
Continue with the third and final draft starting today.
Great news for the fans of the supernatural thrillers. I have finished my feature film, The Malediction Legacy.
8/4/2016 UPDATE: The first re-write have completed, and the Malediction Legacy goes into “hibernation” for a couple of weeks before I begin editing. Join the conversation on Facebook
The Darkness makes the Light brighter.
“Everybody wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die.”
Heaven or Hell, you only have one lifetime to choose, but remember, for every action there is a reaction, consequences, are the reactions to what you do.