These are movies I
either wrote, produced, co-wrote or co-produced
The First movie is where this all got started.
Peter Singfield.... Steam Engineer extraordinaire
Mosquito Coast is a movie made because of a real
life experience of Peter's in Belize,
Making cold from heat!
Note the references to the poem "Heavens
Telephone", written maybe, by my mother.
Also note the downfall of his paradise.
Peter is also one of the most distinguished
influences in my life
So now how we met Peter.
I was designing a database that needed a large list of items. This
was on the
Radio Shack Color Computer in 1979. I got the 2nd one that came
I'd done the upgrade to 64k through an angelic friend of mine
He had taught me well and given me some books to study. I needed a
I phoned the only company in Canada that may have these. Micro RGS
Peter got on the phone and said they had some for the model 3 but
none for the Coco.
I told him I could make it work. He said if you really can, come
So I packed up my stuff and 3 1/2 days later I showed up on the
My prime goal was in vector interpretations of a matrix.
I had no idea of how good or bad I was. I got there about 8pm on a
Peter was nowhere to be found. After my third call I decided to
give it a rest and
discover the world around the bus station. I wandered into the
mall complex and
after finding one of the doors opened , I entered. I was window
shopping closed stores
when 2 security agents came by and kicked me out. Not out of the
entrance I had come
into, but the one where the only way was through McGill
When I tried the university door, it was opened and I entered
because of the cold.
I was wearing my oil riggers snowmobile suit which was heavily
As I entered heard there was a lecture going on. I wandered to the
open door where
the lecture was and realized they were talking matrix (raster) to
My field. It turned out to be Dr. Taylor from U of Edinborough.
were the ones I was using in the Coco. He proved the idea other
than for a few
exceptions that may occur in the sampling. I knew how to make
the vectors equation accurately but when I tried to explain it to
him, and though
somewhat succeeding could not qualify the final arguments to him.
He said," Stick to it kid, You'll work it out".
I went back to the Greyhound station and Pete was there the first
call and we met.
He then tried to prove my skills by showing him what I had. Within
about 2 weeks I had
been through every book in his library of over 350 books. I had
taken apart a program and
put it back working. I got a job at Micro RGS and went to work. It
took me a few months to
get and study the material, and another month to write and test
the code, and I had
hooked up the first hard disk drive to a personal computer in
history. Within a number
of months the boss Robert Sajo, had made me VP R&D. We
produced about a new
product a week for many weeks. I did a few shows, but then came
the meeting with
I can not explain all that happened, It would take pages and
I remember it was Jan 8...I think 1981 though it could be 1980.
It was at the Hyatt Regency in Long Beach California.
The actual conversations were recorded by members there and is
part of their record.
After the meeting, they asked what they could do for me. I first
them to give us more episodes of Star Trek. They told me it was
I had no idea what that was but made the statement, "You've just
for the last few hours, to a man who does not know the meaning of
the word CAN'T,
just learning the word "Shouldn't". Try something different. Give
it a different name
like "the next generation" or something. Within a few years. the
first of the
new star trek movies and series were born. Also the series
Henry Winkler and me under the name "John Rich" produced. After
meeting with Paramount, David Cameron sat down with me and we
the movie "Aliens" together. He could not believe that a man of
would support such a horror movie. I told him it was about self
It is not place here in this collection because this is a Gospel
site. Though it
accompanied the Gospel, is not something to focus on. It did
a whole bunch of answers as to the technology that was at hand in
It also feature the first main concept of low G descent which
Space Shuttle Program.
When this phase was done, they said...Now what do we do for YOU?
Again I suggested that I needed to more about Mahatma Gandhi.
Someone suggested that Richard Attenborough always wanted to do it
and this would be a great collaboration.
Anyway, here are the movies that came from the Paramount
Gandhi = How to fight = Peaceful Non-Cooperation
Short Circuit = Computer Intelligence = Knowing Good/Bad = 'tis
love that makes us happy.
Batteries Not Included = Intelligent Machines that self replicate.
Cocoon = Life Eternal needs Love Eternal.
Jurassic Park = Genetic Engineering = Creation/Evolution =
Conceive in Love
First Blood = How badly we have treated our most sacrificial
lambs, our kids.
From this came so much more I can not fathom it.
This is the list of all I'll admit to or remember.
They tell me that of today, 2018-06-12 there are 182 movies not
counting those in production.
This information is offered not for self glory, but in honor of
the gift of Creativity
Given to us by our God, Lord Jehoshua, who is the Visible Image of
the Invisible Elo'him.
We....Need a body to hug.