I’m writing/producing a feature film based on a fascinating true crime story about the Betsy Faria murder/Pam Hupp story–a bizarre tale full of sex, deceit, twists, and murders–based on life story rights of the two principals, Russ Faria, the wrongly accused/convicted husband, and Joel Schwartz, Russ’s defense atty and leading figure in uncovering the actual killer, Pam Hupp. The story’s been featured on 8 segments on NBC’s Dateline and will be the focus in its September premiere show, making the Faria/Hupp story the most covered show in Dateline’s history—except for the O.J. and JonBenet Ramsey stories!
(Russell and Betsy Faria) Pam Hupp
My newly-released short film, SAFE & HAPPY, won two nominations from the Austin Revolution Film Festival, Sept. 3-8: Best U.S. Short and Best Actor for Clayton Bury. The No. 1 Filmmaker Rated Festival on Film Freeway, the Austin Revolution Film Festival, received over 3000 submissions before making its official selections. So we’re especially proud of our little film, just now beginning its festival circuit. Our film screens on Sept. 6. More to come!
The 19th Annual St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase featured two of my short films, MEMORY BOX and SAFE & HAPPY Sunday, July 14, to strong and positive audiences. It was the 27th festival selection for MEMORY BOX and the world premiere for SAFE & HAPPY. (So far, three other festivals have selected SAFE & HAPPY; others to follow).