Watch the Video Pitch: WAKEN DREAM:
Get to know writer Melissa R. Mendelson:
1. What is your story about?
Waken Dream is about a man that finds himself trapped in an alternate reality. We always wondered about living another life, but what if we can’t escape the one that finds us?
2. Why should people know about yourself and your story?
Science-Fiction seems to be in high demand today with the return of Terminator and Jurassic Park and new creations such as Lucy and Self/less.
3. How long have you been writing stories?
I have been writing stories since high school, but in high school, I was only writing Horror and Science-Fiction.
4. What movie have you seen the most in your life?
I’ve seen A LOT of movies, but one of my all-time favorites is The One with Jet Li and Jason Statham.
5. Who would you like to collaborate with on a creative project?
There are A LOT of writers and directors and producers that I would be honored to work with or for, but off the top of my head, I would have to say… Joss Whedon.
6. How many stories/screenplays have you written?
I have a drawer full of old stories and a hard drive full of new stuff, but as for screenplays, I only have three.
7. What motivated you to write this story?
Waken Dream is actually based off a dream that I had a long time ago. Hence, the part with Dream. Waken is the name of the town in the story.
8. Describe your process; do you have a set routine, method for writing?
If I have a vivid dream, I write about it the next day. I just write it out, and then later comes the revisions.
9. Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?
Movies and Television Shows, and I am loving SyFy’s Killjoys.
10. What influenced you to have your story made into a video pitch?
I just wanted to share my passion, my ideas with the world.
11. Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?
For a long time, I’ve suffered with nightmares, and then I finally started writing about them. Some of my best stories come from my dreams, so if you’re like me, don’t let those dreams go to waste.