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 played the Edmonton Film Fest and a number of other fests. Beautiful cinematography
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.