Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook 71 Share on Twitter Printer Friendly Page More Sharing
Exclusive to OpEd News:
Life Arts    H4'ed 7/18/16

My New Film Wine Tasting

By       (Page 1 of 1 pages)   1 comment
Follow Me on Twitter     Message Justin Samuels
Become a Fan
  (4 fans)

(Image by Shutterstock)
  Details   DMCA

I've written for OpEdNews every since 2011, and I still submit articles. But in addition to news writing, I'm a screenwriter. My screenplay Wine Tasting recently placed as a finalist in the script competitions of three film festivals this year. The festivals are Sunscreen Film Festivals West, Evolution, Mallorca Film Festival, and Beverly Hills Film Festival. Wine Tasting is an indie drama following the lives of four men who are master sommeliers. Sommeliers are professional wine experts. These men are so knowledgeable about wines that by tasting wine they can identify what grapes went into it, what region the wines is from, what additives or other chemicals were used, what the wine fermented in, and what year. They work throughout the hospitality industry. Only a few men are knowledgeable enough and skilled enough to pass this exam, which is a massive investment of one's time.

Wine Tasting is a narrative or fictional film about the struggles of 4 men as they study for and ultimately pass this very important exam. As with any career that's a massive investment of time and money, if the right balance is not formed there can be major consequences both personally and professionally. These four friends must deal with the damage that they've caused their professional lives. In light of the film industry controversy about the lack of diversity, I've made two of these men Latino (one is Mexican, one is Colombian) and two of them are gay (the Mexican guy, and one of the white men). Please support diversity in independent film and donate to my project by clicking on the highlighted link for my GoFundMe link. Also please spread the word and share this article and/or the GoFundMe link.
Rate It | View Ratings

Justin Samuels Social Media Pages: Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in       Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

Screenwriter. Historian. BA in History and certificate in Latin American studies from Cornell University. MA in English Education from Columbia University. Very interested in public policy.

Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Follow Me on Twitter     Writers Guidelines

Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEd News Newsletter
   (Opens new browser window)

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

NBC Universal Telemundo Host Raymond Arrieta Does Racist Blackface and Brownface Performances On TV

Ghana's Right to Return Law for the Descendants of African Slaves

Rapid Gentrification Hitting Bed Stuy and Changing the Neighborhood's Racial Demographics

Occupy Wall Street's Founders and Take Ownership of the Movement

Marjorie Hill, GMHC's First Black Woman CEO, Thrown Under the Bus

The Degeneration of Occupy Wall Street Into A Charity

To View Comments or Join the Conversation:

Tell A Friend