So, here's something totally jaw-droppingly insane: I have been invited to workshop my feature script, The Lions of Mesopotamia, at New York Stage and Film's Screenwriting Lab this summer. Given NYSAF's long history developing the work of so many people I've admired (let's face it-- idolized) for years, I'm kind of at a loss to accurately express how cool this is.
Having early development support and feedback is such a blessing. This film took me almost two years to research and write. But it took many people's lives to create.
For the Iraqis who have been generous, brave, and open enough to share their stories with me, thank you, and I hope I make you proud.
More about The Lions of Mesopotamia here.
More about NYSAF here.