In 1990, while in college at the age of 19, I joined the New York Alliance of Guardian Angels in New York City. I saw action, made drug busts, and eventually obtained the rank of Patrol Leader. I also got stabbed in the head and returned back to patrol the next week. I was active at the time the group's founder, Curtis Sliwa, was shot. I left in 1992 to finish college.
I kept a journal during that time and had plans to some day write a novel. 1995, chapters from that novel were read by the faculty at Columbia University when I was in their Masters program.
In 2007, the novel began to manifest into a film script. Actors were cast in a public staged reading that was performed in New York.
I marketed the script on screenwriting websites until I drew the attention of a Vancouver based production company. I received an offer but the offer was not acceptable. Instead, based on my script, I was hired by that same company to develop three more scripts.
In 2009, I entered the script in various competitions. The script was a finalist in 2 festivals. In 2010 and 2015, I visited Los Angeles to actively market my script.