Below Sycamore had a respectable theater run in San Francisco before writer Daniel Medina developed greater ambitions to create a feature-length film based on his play….
“There are 40 million people battling addiction out there who don’t have any decent content,” says Medina. “They don’t have a show—not a good one, not one that talks about recovery. Something that gives them any kind of hope. So there are some economic things there as well.”
“We had some frustrations in trying to get some sort of foot in the door on some initial meetings for him on this adapted play,’’ says Dorsky. “At the time, there was not a lot of budget being thrown around for a new development project.”
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Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work. What do you want the world to know about you or your brand and story?
I want the world to know that Below Sycamore is more than a play or a television series or a comic book, it’s really about hope in our most desperate hour. More importantly, I want the world to know that the monster of addiction is far too powerful to fight on your own. If you continue on this path you are headed for destruction because the monster does care about you or your life, the monster just wants “more and again” how are you gonna get free from that thing when you have been fooled into thinking that thing is you?
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