15 years ago I learned of Steven Callahan on a Ray Mears show, and immediately bought his book ADRIFT. In 2011 I started hunting the rights. In 2015 I spoke with Steven and the rights holders. In
Today, I finished the 1st draft of the screenplay.
Never settle for anything less than the best that you can give. You want to dosomething? Keep trying for it. For three years I ensured that the moment the option lapsed with another party, I would move on it. I showed the holders the passion I had for the story.
Sure, it might not get made. That’s LA for you. Sure, the option might eventually go to someone else.
But at the end of the day I went for it and did my best. And now, I’m taking a well deserved rest before I start the 2nd draft of it…