Friday, April 29, 2016

About the Author







The Philosophy 

The foundation of the "Caitlin Star" series is The Bull Mongoni philosophy. The Bull Mongoni philosophy is to strengthen the mind and the flesh, to protect the earth and its creatures from the inherent evil nature of Homo sapiens, and to fight for those who have no voice. 


Fight back against evil humans by supporting these wonderful causes




Influences













Influences

Robert E. Howard
John Jakes
Edgar Rice Burroughs
Joan Ellis
D.C Fontana
Harlan Ellison


Favorites and other fun stuff





Movies:

Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) 
Videodrome (1983)
Falling Down (1993)
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)
JFK (1991)
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
Enchanted (2007)
Robocop (1987)
The Age of Adeline (2015)
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)











TV:

24 – FOX (2001-2010, 2014)
The X-Files – FOX (1993-2002)
Unsolved Mysteries – NBC (1987-1997)
Mad Men – AMC (2008-2015)
Star Trek – NBC (1966-1969)
Homeland – Showtime (2011-present)
The Simpsons – FOX (1989-present)
The Walking Dead – AMC (2010-present)
Fringe – FOX (2008-2013)
Bewitched – ABC (1964-1972)








Music:

John Williams
Jerry Goldsmith
Michael Giacchino
Hans Zimmer
Garbage
Charli XCX
Lana Del Rey
Chvrches








Songs:


So Close - Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz performed by Jon McLaughlin (2007)
Gods and Monsters – Lana Del Rey (2013)
Viva La Vida - Coldplay (2008)
Live and Let Die – Paul McCartney and Wings (1973)
Push it – Garbage (1998)
Edge of Seventeen – Stevie Nicks (1981)
Kokomo – The Beach Boys (1988)
American – Lana Del Rey (2013)
Make That Move – Shalimar (1981)
I See You (Theme from Avatar) – James Horner and Kuk Harrell performed by Leona Lewis (2009)
Take On Me – ah-a (1985)
What's Going On – Marvin Gaye (1970)
Temptation Waits – Garbage (1998)
Love Lives On –   Bruce Broughton, Cynthia Weil and Will Jennings, performed by Joe Cocker (1987)
Summertime Sadness – Lana Del Rey (2012)
Let the rivers Run – Carly Simon (1988)
Summer Days - Tony Romeo, David Cassidy, performed by David Cassidy (1971)
Break the Rules – Charli XCX (2014)



Film Scores: 

Total Recall (1990) - Jerry Goldsmith
A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001) - John Williams
Poltergeist (1982) - Jerry Goldsmith
Deep End of the Ocean (1999) - Elmer Bernstein
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) - John Williams
Legends of the Fall (1994) - James Horner
King Kong (1976) John Barry
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014) Michael Giacchino
Batteries Not Included (1987) James Horner
Young Sherlock Holmes (1985) Bruce Broughton 

Monday, April 25, 2016

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Sketchbook: 'The B Girl', 'Lost in Space', 'Supergirl', and much more

A few concept sketches from "The B Girl", an exciting, emotionally powerful, brand new, unforgettable,  YA/teen science fiction novel now available on paper back and Kindle.




Victoria Vetri, a.k.a. "The B Girl", communicating with some friends in a scene from the novel.




Best friends Zoe and Victoria from the "The B Girl". 





Victoria Vetri is "The B Girl". 




Sketch based on the outstanding, smash-hit new  CBS "Supergirl" series starring Melissa Benoist.




Sketch of Angela Cartwright as Penny from "Lost in Space". 


Saturday, April 9, 2016

Casting 'The B Girl' movie





Influences include the classic "The Outer Limits" episode "ZZZZZZ" written by Meyer Dolinsky, the novel "Firefly Lane" by Kristin Hannah, the real life environmental crisis of the dying honey bees, and the films of Amblin Entertainment.

“The B Girl” movie will require two young female leads capable of delivering a strong, nuanced, realistic, and emotional performances. Despite the fantastical premise, it is a story grounded in contemporary reality, and for the movie to succeed and be as affecting as the book, it will all come down to the casting of the two leads—Victoria Vetri (a.k.a The B Girl), and her best friend, eighteen-year-old filmmaker-in-the-making, Zoe.

So who are my choices? From the very start of my work on this story, I had a very precise vision of who I saw playing these two roles, and I am absolutely certain this is who should be cast. I get chills up my spine just thinking about these two up on the screen together.



Dakota Fanning as Victoria Vetri/the B Girl.





Elle Fanning as Zoe



Supporting Cast


David Dolinsky

David is Victoria’s boss and is becomes someone she grows to trust. For this role I imagined Stephen Amell (from the “Arrow” CW television series).





Dr. Rubio Walker

The book’s major villain, Walker is an eccentric, egomaniacal research doctor obsessed with discovering how Victoria was brought back from certain death and completely recovered from a lethal form of leukemia.  Genre favorite (and superb actor) Gary Oldman would be perfect.




Dr. Ellen Logan 

A popular college professor at Cal and expert entomologist and bee researcher, Victoria seeks out Ellen for her expertise and as an ally. For this key supporting role I want the sensational Zoe Saldana.


Marco Leech 

Vice President of Sales at D.K. Chemical, corporate henchman and all around prick. Still taking auditions for this role. Undecided as of this writing.







Victoria’s parents, Belinda and Ken

Casting is everything in roles like this. It just has to feel like, "oh of course these are her parents". I see Helen Slater and Bruce Greenwood.




Director 

Given his filmography, and the fact he directed a young Ellen Fanning in the outstanding “Super 8" (2011), J.J. Abrams would be the perfect director. And as an added bonus that would mean a soundtrack by Michael Giacchino, the best composer working in film today under the age of 80.