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ACTIVE WRITING PROJECTS
JADE - feature screenplay
Genre: Action-Adventure/Fantasy
Tone: Mulan meets The Magnificent Seven
Logline:  An ugly duckling princess fairytale about the imagined childhood of a Chinese goddess raised as an orphan among humans who teams up with boy-crush Huan and anthropomorphic creatures to save their village from barbarians.
Listed on "The Black List: Real Time Top Lists" for month of October 2016 based on reader evaluation scores.  
Industry professionals - script listed (being revised) on The Black List website.


MOLLY WANG AND THE LOST KINGDOM - feature screenplay 
Genre: Action-Adventure/Fantasy
Tone: Indiana Jones meets Doctor Strange
Logline:  In a quest for the Elixir of Immortality to save her father's life, a skeptical surgeon used to calling the shots must battle mythical forces beyond her control to win the magical elixir.
2017 Quarter-finalist, The Page International Screenwriting Awards competition
Circulated in The Black List highlight email, Nov 11, 2013 as a highly-ranked script
Industry professionals - script hosted on The Black List website.
 

EXCESS BAGGAGE - feature screenplay
Genre: Action-Adventure/Comedy
Tone: Kevin James spy spoof
Logline:  A chubby nerd who dreams of being a spy must live by her wits when chased by CIA and terrorists who mistake her for a mysterious international spy.
Genre: Globe-trotting spy spoof    
Tone: SPY ( think Rebel Wilson, Melissa McCarthy)
2018 "Second Rounder", Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition, Drama Feature Screenplay category
2018 Quarter-finalist (second round; top 10%), The Page International Screenwriting Awards competition 
2017 Quarter-finalist, The Page International Screenwriting Awards competition
Industry professionals - script hosted on The Black List website. 


HEROES - "One Of Ours"  TV series original pilot - Drama
Concept:  A ripped-from-the-headlines, military medical drama about life at a Combat Support Hospital (CaSH) in Baghdad.  "ER" in the Middle East.
Pilot logline:  Political differences bow to saving lives in Baghdad's military Combat Support Hospital. 

Note on EXCESS BAGGAGE - Austin Film Festival 2018 
Independent Film

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an exceptionally stunning narrative all performed in DANCE
directed by the brilliant director Mitsuyo Miyazaki
scored by the famous Japanese band MONO
 
WWB screened "in competition" for its World Wide Premiere at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival in NYC April 16 through April 26, 2015 in the "Gallery Opening"  that included other artistic shorts by Daniel Arsham and JR. 

WHERE WE BEGIN successfully completed its Kickstarter campaign for finishing funds on November 26, 2014,  garnering over $38,000 - 23% more than the original goal.  But there is still a lot of credit card debt and festival entry and travel costs to defray so if you love Mitsuyo's work - 
support  WHERE WE BEGIN.  
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AFRIKA UNZIPPED - short version.  Documentary of Y2K in Kenya.
Features Kenya's African Heritage Millennium Festival Tour and 
American expatriate Alan Donovan.  
Includes interview with Uhuru Kenyatta, then President of the Kenya Tourism Board, now President of Kenya.  
See full 45 min version at http://youtu.be/GWp7KgorJyQ with great music by Jabali Afrika.
Winter Dance Party 2013 - Buddy Holly Tribute - Surf Ballroom