Screenwriters Workshop Script Night presents “INCARNATION,” script by Bill True and directed by Dean Hyers. To take place July 8th, 2008, 7:30pm, at the Ritz Theater, 345 13th Avenue NW, Minneapolis. Open to the public, tickets will be available at the door for $10.
After years of searching, Harry Bayer stands at the brink of confirming a six-year-old girl, Shanice, is the reincarnation of his wife. But his only avenue to reach her—Polly, the girl’s fractured mother—just lost custody. As Harry helps Polly pick up the pieces of her life, they unexpectedly fall for each other. Then FBI agent Artie Neckman arrives on the scene and raises suspicions that point to Harry being a potential danger to Shanice.
True and Hyers are collectively in development with at least four film and TV projects for both Hollywood and independent production companies. In addition, along with their partner, communications expert Pete Machalek, M.A., they formed SagePresence, a consortium of filmmakers who specialize in bringing the professional equivalent of “stage presence” to organizations such as Target Corporation, Prudential, Symantec, and The Department of Homeland Defense.
BILL TRUE (screenwriter) was named one of New Mexico’s premiere new playwrights in 1991 for his play “Hell is a Diner.” For the next seven years, he worked as an actor, writer, and director for various community and professional theatre companies, including the American Southwest Theatre Company, Desert Playwrights, and the Guthrie Theatre Lab. He was hand-picked by Tony-Winner Tim Rice to play the title role in the American Premiere of his rock opera, “Blondel.”
Bill’s debut feature, “Runaway,” premiered to universal accolades at the 2005 Tribeca Film Festival. Since then, it has gathered an impressive bouquet of laurels, including screenings at Toronto, Woodstock, Vail, Avignon, and Tel-Aviv. Bill also won the Best Feature Narrative screenwriting award at the prestigious Austin Film Festival and Screenwriters’ Conference for his work on “Runaway,” which is slated for release in 2008.
DEAN HYERS (director) was already showing feature films he wrote and directed at film festivals around the nation by the time he was 18. Upon graduating from Gustavus Adolfus College, Dean launched his own interactive media company, Digital Café, as his entrée into the movie business. Through Digital Café, Dean directed and distributed electronic promotions for mainstream Hollywood blockbusters like “Godzilla,” “Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers: the Movie,” and “Die Hard III.”
Upon selling Digital Café to advertising heavy-hitter Campell Mithun in 1999, Dean returned to the director’s chair with his debut feature, “Bill’s Gun Shop,” which Dean also produced. Dean took top honors at the SMMASH Film Festival and won Minnesota’s top directing prize, the DL Maberry Award, for his work on “Bill’s Gun Shop,” which was subsequently released through Warner Bros.
Script Night is Screenwriters Workshop’s staged reading series where feature-length scripts are read aloud by local professional actors. It is produced by Robb Mitchell and Mark Gallagher. Mark your calendar. See you at the Ritz Theater July 8, 2008, at 7:30pm!