Short Bio: Born and raised in Long Beach, California, Samuel Wootton attended California State University Long Beach where he obtained his BA in Creative Writing. Being a fourth generation Californian, he hopes to build upon the legacy of Los Angeles’ rich cultural history. He currently resides near Downtown Long Beach where you may spot him crawling the bars most weekends. He is currently enrolled at UCLA as he completes his MFA in Screenwriting and is a recipient of the NATO Fellowship in Film.
Title #1: SHOOTING STAR: The Epic Ballad of Rock n’ Roll’s Prodigal Bastard, Ricky Malibu Project Type #1: TV - Hour Long Project Genre #1: Dramady Logline #1: 1999, a down-and-out, drug-fueled rockstar is sought out by an independent documentarian to create a documentary about the former’s rise and fall twenty years after his initial success. The rockstar has his spark reignited and decides to reclaim his throne as the heir of rock n’ roll.
Title #2: MARÍA Project Type #2: Feature Project Genre #2: Drama Logline #2: 1964, rural central Mexico. A strong-headed orphan girl is sent from the orphanage to a local nunnery. She navigates the strict life of the abbey as she grows up wanting independence.