Monday, October 27, 2014

One More Christmas

Title: “One More Christmas” 

Genre: Drama – Romance:  Central Hero, Character Driven, Faith Based, Family Friendly, Love Story.  Overcoming Obstacles, Rural Setting, Strong Male Lead, Teens, Wide Audience, Tragedy, War - Military.

Author:  Steven B. Newman

Logline:  Leo Harper is a Wounded Warrior who must reconcile his life with the reality of his new capabilities in order to find his true purpose. 

Synopsis: A Veteran with a soldier’s heart finds new purpose in life after making peace with God, at home, surrounded by family, immersed with love. Set with the back drop of “Bode’s Christmas Tree Farm,” the story is set into motion as Leo Harper finally starts opening up to Dr. Birmingham about his life and how he was raised by his great grandfather, Vernon Bode. 

Bode is a Vietnam Veteran who lives by the tradition of the “Wolf’s Code,” which he uses as a teaching tool after taking on the responsibility of raising Leo and his older brother, Brian.  Bode shows the teens how to become men and how to treat people with respect and dignity.  He shows them how to work, how to play, and more importantly, how to recognize true love and what it really means to be a warrior. 

After returning from war, Leo begins to balance his own expectations for himself against the certainty of his injuries.  He struggles to overcome the debilitating effects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder caused by the event that changed his life, forever.   He learns to trust again, to love again, and how to express his emotions.  Leo finds peace through God, surrounded by family and his prayer for just one more Christmas with loved ones is answered.  In the end, he comes to realize his new purpose in life; helping others, especially veterans in their time of need.      

Friday, October 17, 2014

"Burnt Yellow and Red"

To Brig, my wife!
You are the light of my life, my muse,
my Goddess of Dreams!

To my wonderful children:
I hope that all of your dreams come true.
Know that I love you—always!

To all the men and women who have given 
the ultimate measure of sacrifice in the defense of freedom.
In defense of our great nation!
You are more than just a number,
More than just a name etched in stone.

Burnt Yellow and Red is more than a terrific story of the unsung heroes of the Global War on Terror – the warriors of the United States Special Operations Forces.  It tells the story of the heart of these warriors, something that few people outside the brothers on their team ever get to know. While these truly Special warriors are “larger than life”, they also have a love and caring for their families and each other that only those who have gone into battle can ever achieve.  Steve Newman has captured this love and the heart and spirit of these warriors in Burnt Yellow and Red – it is a MUST read for ALL Americans!
Jeff Falkel Gold Star Father, Author  of “The Making of OurWarrior"

Friday, July 25, 2014

Seeking Executive Producers for the Movie! "Kill or Capture."

"Kill or Capture."

A true combat story about a team of Green Berets. Ambushed and surrounded, this small band of brothers take on thousands of heavily armed Taliban fighters. With fearless personal example they inspire their Afghan brothers to fight against overwhelming odds. Not since "Black Hawk Down" has there been such an example of heroism in action. Learn more from CBS News!

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I've written this as a screenplay for the families with input from the team and the encouragement of the Special Forces Community to include the Green Beret Foundation! A vast majority of any funds raised by my efforts will go to the heroic families and members of the ODA. Special thanks to Jenny "Mrs. Boss Lady" Paquette CEO of the GBF and my SF Brothers for their support of my efforts to tell the "True Story" of our nations finest warriors. These stories need to be told, they must be!

A very special thanks to the members of the team for giving me the opportunity to write their story.

Thank you all very much!