We wrote a short film that turned into a feature script and then grew into a television show. After getting rejected by Hollywood we decided to turn it into a novel. Ask Us Anything!!!!
Hello reddit!! Our names are Austin Wright and Adam Knox and we have been producing short films, documentaries and a couple of low budget movies here in Texas over the last ten years. One project in particular has stayed with us for a very long time and that was "The Family DuMont." As stated in the title, this started out as a short film idea that quickly grew into something far bigger and far greater. We kept working on the project and after a few years had written 13 hour long episodes of this awesome story. Ended up getting it to a producer at HBO a few years back and it was received favorably but then ultimately turned down because it would be too expensive. So we shelved it. We then were able to get in the door at CAA out in Los Angeles with some of our other script projects and again, we were received favorably but no dice. We even turned the TV show back into a feature script, but to no avail.
Even though Hollywood said no, we, in the spirit of perseverance, decided to self publish so that we could share this wonderful adventure with the world. The first novel in the five part series launched in January and has had nearly 3,000 downloads since then.
Almost done with the sequel already and that will launch here in a few weeks.
If you have questions about screen writing, breaking into Los Angeles, making movies, our AWESOME book, or what our favorite foods are... Ask us Anything!!
Here is a link to our FB page where you can see our reddit proof right on the front page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Family-DuMont/651002151616765?ref=hl
Here is a link to the book page where you can compare the author pictures: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HS6920S?ie=UTF8&force-full-site=1&ref_=aw_bottom_links
**UPDATE Ok folks... It was a blast getting to answer your questions. Thank you so much for them. And for those banging away at their keyboards keep it up!!! If any more questions come in go ahead and post them and we will get back to the questions as soon as we hop back on. Have a great day!!****