The first story I wrote that was legitimately produced for film - a horrific true-story about eight British & Irish convicts who escaped an Australian penal colony in 1824, but ran out of food and water. One of them had a hatchet. Cannibal nightmare ensued.
A 20-minute Super-16mm film released in 2001, directed by Wes Miron, starring Randy Brososky and Colin Campbell. It was never widely released (worst possible length at the time, 20 minutes), but it did have some great cinematography and terrifying images (to be posted).
One of the actors broke his leg, so I ended up filling in. My ‘beard’ was clearly the worst actor in the production. Still, we got some favourable press when it screened out west, and was a terrific trial-by-fire learning experience. IE. we near set fire to our lead actor when the varsol-fuelled key light turned into an 8-foot wall of flame. Oh, independent film.