Don Fried — Playwright & Author

“Be Mused” to be Feature Film

Posted on: May 29, 2015

My screenwriting collaborator, Mike Fuhrmann, and I have signed a contract with Austin-based indie film producer Beau Harris for our feature-length screenplay, Be Mused.

Logline (what you show to prospective producers): Two students from the Muse Academy compete to inspire a formerly world-renowned, but currently idea-challenged comic actor and screenwriter. The winner goes on to fame and fortune, and the loser will be recycled into muse juice.

Tagline (a hook to show to prospective ticket buyers): A story about inspiration and creativity in Hollywood. (No, seriously!)

John Cleese 1As currently written, the idea-challenged actor/screenwriter is John Cleese. The part isn’t just written for John Cleese, the character IS John Cleese. We’re trying to contact him now to see if he’ll agree to be in the film. Don’t panic, though. If we can’t get him, we’ll change the name to J.C. Crees, and get someone who can impersonate John Cleese.

We’ve started pre-production — the target to begin filming is March, 2016 — and we already have two other Austin-based indie companies lined up to work with us.

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