Thanks for visiting! I appreciate your interest. To be appreciated is an extraordinary experience everyone should have, but far too few get — I wouldn’t be where I am today, spiritually, emotionally as well as physically, were it not for family, friends and others who seem to appreciate me.
I will portray The British Empire’s MI5 Director General Sir Percy Sillitoe (yes, that was his name, Wikipedia him) in the motion picture Solar Eclipse, a prequel to the Academy Award-winner Gandhi. Solar Eclipse is set in India and chronicles the events leading up to Gandhi’s assassination — and draws a fascinating parallel between the assassination of Gandhi and that of President Lincoln. Filming is set for India and Dubai in early 2016 and premieres in May 2017.
Some recent events in my life:
My novel For Love And Country is now published and is availabe at Amazon.com.
The screenplay For Love And Country won the by IMDb recognized International Independent Film Awards Gold Award for Feature Scripts and the International Independent Film Awards Gold Award for Screenplay.
I finished my screenplay Yakuzano that is now with Hollywood studios and investment bankers.
I was Sports Commissioner, Field of Play Supervisor and Award Presenter at this summer’s Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles — coincidently held at my alma mater UCLA — and wow! has the campus changed since the 70’s, as have I. If you are given the opportunity to serve a similar event — go for it! It is emotionally rewarding!
My short Made For Each Other, with a last performance by Dennis Hopper, has now been nominated by eight film festivals, including the Burbank Film Festival 2015 and has been officially selected by the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards.
I was a presenter at the Satellite Awards at the time of this year’s Academy Awards, I received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Action On Film Awards where a retrospective of my acting, writing, producing and directing work was shown to 1,000 invited guests at a black tie gala event in Pasadena.
I was inducted into The Martial Arts Hall of Fame at the 2014 banquet (that I also officiated as the Master of Ceremonies).
On my front burner:
I am inching ahead as writer, lead producer and director of the motion picture Don't Call Me Sir! that is based on the life of Brooklyn-born Rusty Kanokogi, nee Rena Glickman, who got women’s judo accepted as a competitive sport and an Olympic event and who is to be portrayed by Olympic gold medalist Kayla Harrison. Don’t Call Me Sir! won 1st place in the drama category at the 2015 Los Angeles Screenplay Contest and the Park Avenue Award for Best Screen Play at the 2015 New York Screenplay Contest.
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