"But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall
begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath
declared to his servants the prophets." ~REVELATION 10:7
A lot of people ask me, "Why did you publish a lifetime of non-fiction
research as a fictional story?" And, "Why did you choose to tell the story
in screenplay format, as opposed to a nonfiction book or novel?"
Jesus taught the masses by using parables or stories. He could talk directly
to His disciples about His Kingdom, but had to use stories to illustrate these
principles to most others.
Most kids today don't read as much as generations long ago did at their
age. Most would rather wait for that best-selling book to come out in a
movie theater or on VHS and DVD. Even I was guilty of taking that
shortcut when I watched the Tolkien trilogy on the silver screen instead of
reading those thick books. I never did read them. I just never found the
Movies today are becoming the Great American novels of yesterday.
Screenplays are the written blueprints for movies. It takes fewer words to
tell a story in screenplay format than a conventional novel. Screenplays
today even resemble Shakespeare's historical masterpieces of yesterday.
Not to mention Homer's classic epic, "The Odyssey" or the popular, "Diary
of Anne Frank."
Since much of our entertainment and sampling of culture these days comes
in a darkened room instead of a library, I decided to do the next best
thing... I wrote my story as a movie, in screenplay format. Sure, it takes
some getting used to for those unfamiliar with this type of literature. But
once you get the hang of it, it reads a lot faster than "Lord of the Rings."
And just think how much easier it'll be to make this book into a movie.
Nothing to get lost in the translation. How many Stephen King novels have
you loved, but hated as a movie? Even the master of horror himself wrote
one of his novels in screenplay format, "Storm of the Century." The book
and movie went together well for that reason.
Someday, when you see "Revelations: Alpha and Omega" in the theater or
at your local video store, I hope you'll enjoy going back and reading my
scripts and comparing them to the final product. I hope you'll like them
enough to give them... "two thumbs-up."
I was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. I've spent my entire life
learning the art of the silver screen. All my life, I was the last guy out of
the movie theater. I loved reading the credits and dreamed of one day
being in them.
I attended acting school in New York City. Paul Reiser ("Mad About
You") was a classmate at Actors TV Studio in '81. I danced in Lionel
Richie's "Hello" music video while attending film school in Los Angeles.
Since then, I've worked all facets of television and film production including
an Assistant Horse Wrangler on the CBS TV series "Christy;" an Electrician
for the independent film "Box of Moonlight;" and a Special Effects
Assistant on Universal Pictures' "October Sky." (Yes, I'm in the credits!)
I've always been an amateur detective, a world history nut, and a devoted
Christian. Somehow, all these skills came together and led me down a path
of discovery that totally unlocked many of the world's unsolved mysteries.
With a history book in one hand, a Dake Bible (best King James research
Bible around) in the other, and the Holy Spirit as my guide, I found
patterns in both books that led to my groundbreaking revelations. They are
the backdrop of my screenplays.
If you take my challenge to read just the first ten pages of my script Alpha,
I think you'll never stop until you too are as enlightened as God's Spirit has
made me. Then, tell a friend and pass it on.
NOTE: The angel photo (book cover) "The First Kiss" inspired this
story and comes to life on page 33 in "Revelations, Alpha and Omega."
"Again the word of the Lord came unto me saying, Son of man,
speak to the children of thy people, and say unto them, When I
bring the sword upon a land, if the people of the land take a man
of their coasts, and set him for their watchman: If when he seeth
the sword come upon the land, he blow the trumpet, and warn
the people; Then whosoever heareth the sound of the trumpet,
and taketh not warning; if the sword come, and take him away,
his blood shall be upon his own head. He heard the sound of the
trumpet, and took not warning; his blood shall be upon him. But
he that taketh warning shall deliver his soul.
But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the
trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and
take any person from among them, he is taken away in his
iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman's hand. So
thou, O son of man, I have set thee a watchman unto the house of
Israel; therefore thou shalt hear the word at my mouth, and warn
them from me." ~EZEKIEL 33: 1-7
|Kellie Martin of "Christy" and David Rigsby