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Hope is Not a Black and White Rainbow
An adult child of the foster care system struggles to calm racial drama surrounding the closure of a local mill as he uncovers the disturbing truth behind his birth parents' demise. Synopsis PDF Excerpt

Written by: harold l brown     [Contact Author]
Format: Screenplay
Budget: Modest
Starring Roles For: Ryan Gosling
Jada Pinkett Smith
In the Vein Of: Mississippi Masala
Rosewood
Do The Right Thing
Posted: 04/06/2009
Updated: 01/01/2014
Author Bio: Harold L. Brown, Writer

A seasoned business executive and awards recipient, Harold has written the multi-award winning conspiracy thriller "The Invisible Messenger" and award winning comedy "Matt and the Garden of Eva". In 2009 he completed a biracial feature screenplay “Hope is Not a Black and White Rainbow”, a 2011 Aloha Accolade Award winner and an Official Finalist at the 2010 Las Vegas International Film Festival, and a comedy “The Joy Stik”, an Official Finalist at the 2010 Honolulu International Film Festival. He has also written “White Water” on spec for an LA Producer and “Destiny of Tar and Feathers”. In late 2011 he completed “Devil’s Valley Justice” -- a modern day western, action/adventure screenplay. In Spring 2012 this screenplay received the 2012 Honolulu Film Awards' highest award -- the Gold Kahuna Award for best screenplay and Honorable Mention at the 2012 Las Vegas Film Festival and Los Angeles Movie Awards.

2012 promises to be another busy year as he is currently writing his second thriller and developing his first fictional novel.

Harold has received the award for ‘Most Promising Producer’ in Alberta, where such feature movies as Unforgiven, Broke Back Mountain and Mystery Alaska, a project where he studied the craft as a background actor during a major winter storm disaster, were filmed.

He has appeared in more than fifteen commercials, industrial films, Made for TV Movies and series, and feature films, and worked as a contract producer on number of projects, including a Boreal Forest Documentary.

MEMBERSHIPS - Alberta Media Production Industries Association (AMPIA), CANADA, International Thriller Writers Association USA, Certified General Accountants Association of Canada (CGA), Charter Member of Robert McKee’s Storylogue, USA, and Canadian Institute of Management (CIM, P.Mgr, and internationally recognized C.Mgr designation).

AWARDS

Name of Award: 2012 Action on Film Official Selection Project Name: Devil’s Valley Justice; Name of Award: 2012 NexTV Writing and Film Competition Official Selection Project Name: Devil’s Valley Justice; Name of Award: 2012 Las Vegas Film Festival Honorable Mention Project Name: Devil’s Valley Justice; Name of Award: 2012 Los Angeles Movie Awards Honorable Mention Project Name: Devil’s Valley Justice; Name of Award: 2012 Gold Kahuna Award Project Name: Devil’s Valley Justice; Name of Award: 2011 Aloha Accolade Award Project Name: Hope is Not a Black and White Rainbow; Name of Award: Official Finalist for the 2010 Las Vegas International Film Festival Project Name: Hope is Not a Black and White Rainbow; Name of Award: Official Finalist for the 2010 Honolulu International Film Festival Project Name: The Joy Stik; Name of Award: The Gerri Cook Memorial Award for Most Promising Producer Project Name: Producer Emergence Program - Northern Alberta Institute of Technology/Alberta Motion Picture Industry Association; Name of Award: The Top 20 IndieFest Screenplays in the World Winner Project Name: Matt and the Garden of Eva; Name of Award: The Top 20 Key West IndieFest Screenplays in the World Winner Project Name: The Invisible Messenger; Name of Award: Telluride IndieFest Screenplay Winner Project Name: The Invisible Messenger

In addition, since 2002 Harold L. Brown’s screenplays have garnered more than ten honourable mentions, semifinalist and quarter finalist status in screenwriting competitions in the United States and Australia, including Slamdance, IndieProducer, Screenwriting EXPO and the Nicholl’s Fellowship. He has also won The Editor’s Choice Award for Poetry, Project Name “Life’s an Opportunity” and the Canadian Office Magazine Award and an International Literary Recognition Award for a technical article on information management.

FILM AND TELEVISION EDUCATION: Robert McKee's Story Seminar Year: 2003 and 2007; Thriller and Comedy Genres 2002 Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Producer Emergence Program Year: 2005 Tom Logan’s Introductory, Advanced and Masters Acting Class Year: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, Los Angeles University of Alberta Writing Creative Non-Fiction, Myrna Kostash Year: 1998

SPECIAL NOTES:

Harold is one of a small group of civilian executives invited to the National Defense College, Department of National Defense, Kingston, Ontario, CANADA, and is a Graduate of the National Securities Studies Program for Senior Military Officers. He participated in a presentation to South African President Nelson Mandela’s United Nations Representative on the threats and opportunities in the Sub-Sahara, Africa.

Contest Results: Las Vegas Fest (Finalist, 2010 Official Selection)
PAGE International (Honorable Mention, 2010 Round 2 Finalist)
AAA (Semifinalist, 2010)
Honolulu (Finalist, 2011 Aloha Accolade Award)
New York Screenplay (Finalist, 2012 Harlem Int. Film Festival)
Action On Film (Finalist, Official Selection Best Script)
Screenplay Festival (Semifinalist, 2013 In Running for Grand Priz)
Wildsound (First Place, 2014 Script Reading on Website)