The Dusty Springfield Musical
Now running at NEW WORLD STAGES in New York. The life and music of legendary British pop star Dusty Springfield, starring Kirsten Holly Smith, and dramatizing the personal and political conflicts she faced in her career and featuring many of her greatest songs. Here's a video with some highlights from the show as well as interviews with the stars, the director and even Vankin.
Dragon's Fin Soup (Screenplay)
Commissioned by French production company Des Films for Japanese auteur Takashi Miike (Audition, 13 Assassins) to direct. Based on the World Fantasy Award-nominated short story, also titled "Dragon's Fin Soup" by renowned Thai author S.P. Somtow.
Testsuo: The Bullet Man (Screenplay Rewrite)
Rewrite on first English-language screenplay by Japanese cult-favorite director Shinya Tsukamoto. Film had its U.S. premiere at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival. Now available on Netflix Instant and DVD. Here is the trailer:
The Crow: Stairway to Heaven (TV)
Co-wrote, with John Whalen, episode "Lazarus Rising" for action-hour series based on the comic book The Crow by James O'Barr.
Stay Forever: The Life and Music
of Dusty Springfield (Screenplay)
Co-written with Kirsten Holly Smith, the screen version of Dusty Springfield's remarkable life story. Finalist in Sundance Writers Lab selection process, 2009 & 2010.
The Tripwire (Spec Screenplay)
Dramatic thriller about U.S. troops stationed at the Korean Demilitarized Zone whose only job in case of a North Korean invasion is to die, serving as a "tripwire" for war. Semi-finalist in the AAA Creative Screenwriting Magazine Screenplay Competition (2010). Read it here.