"To spark the imagination, your pen must become a brush."
~ H. P. Shreve
Drama / TV Series: 4 Seasons, 32 Episodes
LOGLINE: In 1922 Oahu, a young woman possessed by what she lacks, grasps for equilibrium by spying for the Japanese—a potent cocktail of riots, racism, and roaring misinformation that threatens her and America’s future peace.
SYnoposis: Where two nations collide, Jillian Pace  arrives in Oahu to visit family and finds a battleground—the American Dream—where mistrust of Nisei residents run rampant, driven by misconceptions. Wounded by a missing father, a critical mother and “not Army material,” Jillian feels like a foreign guest and finds significance by aligning with Michi Ishikawa, [Nisei servant] as a ‘bridge’ to peace for Japanese-American relations.* Caught between two empires and a racial war, Jillian turns to spying to leverage Army knowledge and finds herself in a psychological maze of treachery and modern vice. When she falls in love with Tokuji Sato [intel operative] she risks reputation, safety and national defense. As the end of 1941 approaches, the ‘cocktail’ of the era was a fallacy—there was no Japanese conspiracy in Hawaii, and tries to right any wrongs before Pearl Harbor is ‘fait accompli.’ Forced to face the real host—Truth—Jillian realizes she was formed by outer forces/lack, not by her own mind/heart. Changing course, she creates an authentic life, abandons alcohol and all facades as a war correspondent in the South Pacific where she and Army medic COL Nick Greene[40s] keep captured GI’s secretly informed. After the war, they marry and return to Washington where Jillian becomes the servant at the Pentagon and helps a POW of the Japanese recover his rank stripped of him as a captive—a final demonstration of loyalty to her country, the Army, and herself.
*From 1920-24, the Labor Emergency Act in Hawaii pits citizens, the Japanese, alien labor, the Army, the territorial government, and Congress against each other—a bellwether for the real emergency to come; Pearl Harbor.
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW: Pilot Episode: 'The Riddle' and Show Bible.
This is the untold story of the heroes...
Drama/Thriller Feature Film- 120 MIN
LOGLINE: When POWs’ lives become ‘unlivable’ in WWII, a noble colonel becomes ‘unkillable,’ outsmarting sadistic Japanese captors on a four-year mission to save thousands and get justice for American GIs.
SYNOPOSIS: Once…there was a compassionate soldier in the Pacific War who survived disease, starvation, the Death March, three Japanese prison ships, a bullet, and more—while managing to feed starving POWS—by becoming a smuggler in the Underground operation known as "Home Fires." Colonel Arthur L. Shreve, Jr.’s four-year internment is an unforgettable tale of raw guts, American ingenuity, and bravery—an officer who went against regs and with his wits to snake in cash to buy food for his career-long band of brothers. This is the untold story of the heroes who pulled it off…and of one man who was tough as nails, and a wife who wished she was.
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW: Summary, Character List and/or Full Movie Script.
"They who wield the sharpest wit carve their name in history.”
~ H. P. Shreve
GENRE: TV Mini-series, 10 Episodes
LOGLINE: In an early Republic, Henry Shreve seizes a 'golden moment' with his bare hands -- when the West is virtually unreachable except by boat -- conquering every transportation obstacle in the way of national prosperity with his steam and snag boat innovations, changing the course of history.
SYnoposis: On the heels of John Adams, Henry Miller Shreve takes charge in a blossoming nation where settlers and traders move west in droves after the Louisiana Purchase and into a ‘new America.' Like Congress, young Henry believes “…that the free navigation of the river Mississippi is a clear and essential right of the United States.” Living in the time of the Lewis & Clark Expedition, the War of 1812, and Indian hostilities, he foresees the power of steam engines on the water and how they could catapult a country into phenomenal prosperity. With his adventurous nature and ingenuity, he takes keelboats and barges [of the pioneer days] into a new technological era in an amazing journey to make safer steam engines, bigger steamboats and the first Snag Boat—The Heliopolis, which clears the Red River raft and opens 1,200 miles of navigable Texas waters for the US Government. From gun-running for Andrew Jackson [ War of 1812], to breaking up the Fulton-Livingston Monopoly in 1817, Henry is a catalyst for the biggest transportation revolution of the 19th century—eventually conquering river navigation; opening commerce on the Mississippi and almost single-handedly doubling the foreign trade of the Republic in his 34-year-career on the waterways.
AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW: Summary, Season Arc, and Pilot Episode: 'Big Muddy.'