Creative Endeavors

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As I mentioned on the About Christian page, I like a challenge.  The traditional reading, writing and arithmetic track in high school wasn’t exactly Harvard, and then my sophomore year English teacher asked me to try out for the school play.  I landed one of the lead roles in Brighton Beach Memoirs and almost immediately began considering a fine arts education.

Perhaps needless to say, mother wasn’t exactly pleased.  She always figured me for a doctor or an engineer, not an actor or a filmmaker, but after I promised I’d never be a starving artist (see the Transformational Leader page), she accepted that I had my heart set on studying film, television, and radio at NYU, and she supported me every step of the way.

I was always likely to be the sort of person discovered well after they’re dead…

It didn’t take me long to realize two things:  First, although I loved telling stories and ultimately took advantage of that skill in marketing, I didn’t have the discipline when I was younger to finish anything not mandated by law, and even then I managed to miss a few years in taxes.  Second, I was always likely to be the sort of person discovered well after they’re dead.  Neither has stopped me from trying though, and to date I’ve written two novels (with a third on the way), three screenplays (with a fourth just about finished as of December 6, 2016), directed two films with a new one in the works, and penned over a hundred Shakespearean Sonnets.

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