I was attending the University of Westminster in London when I wrote my first screenplay, The Princess and the Pea, starring cast members of the classic British “Carry On” comedies. It feels like only yesterday. I next moved to New York City where I produced television commercials and continued writing film scripts. I wrote the screenplay for Jesus (aka The Jesus Film) which continues to set records worldwide and has been translated, at my last count, into 848 languages. The New York Times, February 8, 2004, noted the film may have become the most watched movie ever. My recent work as a screenwriter includes The Celestine Prophecy.
I began my producing career nearly twenty years ago producing Conspiracy of Fear starring Christopher Plummer for HBO. That was followed by six films for the Sci-Fi Channel including Timelock, Apocalypse and Dark Planet. I went on to produce Oscar winner What Dreams May Come starring Robin Williams and Cuba Gooding Jr. The movie garnered an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects and numerous other international awards. I produced Quantum Project, the first Hollywood motion picture to be developed and produced exclusively for global Internet distribution. The film stars Stephen Dorff and John Cleese and premiered May 5, 2000 over the World Wide Web. I also produced The Celestine Prophecy movie featuring an ensemble cast including Matthew Settle, Hector Elizondo, Sarah Wayne Callies, Jurgen Prochnow, Annabeth Gish, and Thomas Kretschmann, based on the #1 international bestseller by James Redfield.
My television work includes The Linda McCartney Story for CBS, and Homeless to Harvard: the Liz Murray Story for Lifetime Television. Starring Thora Birch, Ellen Page and Kelly Lynch, the Liz Murray Story was honored with three Emmy Award nominations and I received the Christopher Award as well as an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Made for Television Movie of 2003.
In 2009 I directed the foster family drama The Lost and Found Family starring Lucas Till and Ellen Bry.
My upcoming productions include Richard Bach’s Illusions for Warner Bros, Buddha: The Inner Warrior directed by Pan Nalin, and Milton’s Secret: An Adventure of Discovery through Then, When, and the Power of Now based on the book by Eckhart Tolle and Robert Friedman.
In addition to co-hosting Cutting Edge Consciousness on KKZZ AM in Southern California, I conduct Transformational Leadership: Leading From the Edge programs for corporations and private individuals.
I was honored by Wisdom Media with the Worldview Award for using media and entertainment to promote spiritual values. I am a member of the Transformational Leadership Council.
Producer: One who gives being, form or shape to.