Watch the Novel Drama Story Video Pitch by Nadine Frye:
Get to know writer Nadine Frye:
1. What is your story about?
Is my son’s story, told from my view and Ray’s view. Ray was born with Cerebral Palsy. The doctors tells me at birth that Ray will never walk or talk. He walked and talked at about two years of age. He Graduated with his class, and wrestles in high school. His coach wrote an article about him in the Warren Tribune, newspaper. He gives him the name True Grit because of his courage.
This story has a script ready for film. I start the script, locked in a closet, where Ray’s father often locks me in, to keep me from leaving him. I was pregnant and he would beat me and never working long enough to afford my prenatal care. One day I told him I needed to come out and go to the rest room. I ran to the stairs. He chased me and kicked me down the stairs. I was bleeding so bad he took me to the hospital, that’s when I knew something was wrong with my baby. I didn’t feel right after that. Always paining, Ray came early, and had brain damage.
I divorced and married again, Ray lost his best friend and step-father to Cancer. Depressed and lonely, he left home, moved to another state with a so called friend. He wasn’t taking his medication, and started taking drugs from people that used him. When his money ran out they would put him out, and he would sleep in his car. Trusting that everyone is his friend, being used by people that only cared about using him for
his monthly check. Waking up at times and his wallet stolen.
When Ray he has no money and food, he would eat out of garbage cans. He finally calls home and I sent him a bus ticket. Ray was so frail and weak, he later developed pneumonia. Running a high fever I rush him to the hospital. The doctors says his heart isn’t strong enough to beat on his own. A machine is keeping him alive. Again the doctors gave the wrong diagnosis. I was told to call the family in, he will not live through the night.
I went to the chapel, and had a talk with God. I asked him if he were going to take him, why didn’t he take him at birth? I was abused as a child, as a wife, never feeling love until Ray was born. I told God I need Ray, I need someone to love and need me. God answered my prayers. Ray woke up the next morning. Years later Ray got married and now has his own house, drives a car and doing well. When he got married he told me that he wanted to walk out. I said Ray the women usually walks out. Ray says Mom they sais I will never walk, so I want to beat the Devil and show him I cam walk. He walks out on GOD BLOCKED IT, a perfect song for Ray’s life.
2. Why should do people need to read/watch this story?
This story will touch all audiences.
1- Mothers – of handicapped children will be encouraged, to see someone beat all odds of life. Their child has a chance to live a productive life. Never give UP on their child give LOVE. They will have hope
2 – Fathers- will be home, forgetting that pride. Some think that having a handicapped child, makes them less than a man. Stay with their child and be a friend. Happiness makes them push harder to be what they can be.
3 – Handicapped children in wheel chairs. They will realize that handicap only means slow. If they see someone like them walking and talking, they will feel they can do it to.
4 – Pregnant mothers – Won’t take abuse from the child’s father. Having a stressed baby, because of stress and depression. Make sure they are ready financially to have a child, so they can get pre natal care. Pre natal care is a must, because doctors can catch illnesses early. If something is wrong with your child.
3. How long have you been writing stories?
4. What movie have you seen the most in your life?
Radio, played by Cuba Gooding Jr.
5. What artists would you love to work with?
Michael Jordan, the actor
6. How many stories have you written?
Seven, 3 books 4 scripts
7. Ideally, where would you like to be in 5 years?
I pray that one of my movies, or scripts move the big screen.
8. Describe your process; do you have a set routine, method for writing?
I have written Fiction and Non fiction. Non Fiction . I basically brainstorm, and as I remember certain events I write them down. When If feel everything is ready, I put it all together in order of events. I write spec scripts for all my books in case they are optioned.
Fiction- Thrillers comes to me as the mind of a character in pain. Lashing out at others to cause them pain. Most of my characters are seeking revenge.
I write early morning or late at night, when everything is quite.
9. Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?
Motivational speaking. My book Only The Strong Survive focuses on my story of abuse. I like to tell others that no matter what they experienced in their life, It’s not their fault. Abuses feel guilty and most won’t tell because they cant figure out why it happened. Was it their fault. What things should they or shouldn’t they have done.
10. What influenced you to enter the WILDsound Festival?
I have a producer that has been trying to get investors for four three years. Nothing seems to be happening. He has one book and one script. I decided to search for other opportunity, with my other books and scripts. Hoping someone will pick one up. I have heard good things about Wild sound, and hope they can get me in the right hands.
11. Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?
Good films come from good writers. Try for perfection and never stop trying, rewrite, rewrite, rewrite……..