WRITING and RESEARCH
As a professional writer and researcher, I seek opportunities to collaborate with others.
For example, I can serve as Project Advisor or Writer-Researcher on your educational documentary project, or I can work professionally as an advisor or teacher to those students of screenplay writing, grant writing, or other form of writing.
My current project, "Byrd, Alone," is a feature length dramatic screenplay, described below, and I am seeking all levels of collaboration in the Development of that project.
Email me a description of your needs and interests so we can discuss.
I am writing a feature-length dramatic motion picture about Admiral Richard E. Byrd. This biopic integrates Byrd's achievements in aviation and exploration, together with the history of various areas of science and technology, plus it interweaves the story of the complex relationship Byrd shared with his wife and children.
In the story, Byrd spent 5-months while alone in the center of Antarctica and we learn that Richard Byrd was one of the world's foremost aviators and displayed extraordinary gifts in organizing successful expeditions to Antarctica. His major achievement was to apply the airplane, radio, camera, and other modern technical resources to these polar explorations.
During 1997-2000 I produced a 30-minute documentary video titled, "Bendum: In the Heart of Mindanao" while on location in Mindanao (writer-researcher, camera director, and editor). I was awarded a Fulbright Senior Scholar Research Grant in 1998, a couple of Ford Foundation grants (1998-99), and other support from corporate manufacturers of pro equipment for documentary media production to develop and produce educational documentary projects about a tribal community's relationship to the natural environment at the Pulangi River, Bukidnon, Philippines. In 1997, with grant support from many sources, I moved my filmmaking gear (production and post production systems), my family, and myself to Mindanao, Philippines, without knowing what exactly what my project's journey would explore or when I would come back to the USA. I worked in Mindanao for nearly three years on this and other video-digital media-research-writing projects.
Thereafter, during 2001-2009 I wrote various versions of a scholarly paper about my documentary, "Bendum," in response to my documentary filmmaking experience in Mindanao a few years prior. The paper on this site examines my film in relation to my scholarly doctoral research in Education, written in 2009.
In 2022 I am producing a hypertext version of this research, integrating audio and video elements with text content.
These are instructions about breathing for the purpose of relaxation. This art installation project was produced and exhibited at the College of Fine Arts and Design, University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, in 2007.