I have written a screenplay: Selfish Jeans - with Sequals: God's Dice and Exit Strategy. I wish to convert the first screenplay into a novel. It also contains a number of high calibre illustrations (already commissioned). The screenplay is at draft two and requires revisions; but has all the information to allow the book to be written.
SELFISH JEANS is It’s a Wonderful Life meets Wall Street. Its themes are selfishness, evolutionary psychology, paradigm shifts and authentic happiness.
SELFISH JEANS is the story of JASON CHIPPEWA, a disenchanted clerk working in a solicitor’s office who will achieve success through whatever means necessary.
Jason has a long term girlfriend, who he lives with, SUSAN RAWLINGS. He has ambitions to be an inventor, innovator and entrepreneur. She has her heart set on the finer things in life. Through the story they both begin to realise there is underlying wisdom in the words ‘be careful what you wish for’.
When a conviction lands them in jail years later, Jason has a break-down, during which time he reflects on his life. He realises that success was never as nourishing as he had anticipated before the quest and equally importantly did not like many of his and other peoples’ behaviours. It takes therapy, science and philosophy in equal measures to lead him to enlightenment. And it is the very attractive and empathetic therapist YNGVILD OTERHOLT who takes him on this emotional journey.
HAPPINESS IS A GORDIAN KNOT....