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Hey, cousin Ben (Affleck) and cousin Matt (Damon)....could you help me get this movie made?!
Nathan Hale (1755 -1776) was born in Coventry, Connecticut into a deeply religious family.
His belief that God was his only sovereign and refusal to bow to the tyranny of the English Crown, cost him his life, for the country he loved.
Many accounts have been written about Nathan, but I wrote a screenplay that tells his story through the eyes of the girl who loved and lost him.
Why was Nathan Hale celebrated as a war hero? Surely there have been many, but my screenplay
will give you a glimpse into the life of an American youth caught in the turbulence of his times.
When he was 14 years old, Nathan Hale went to Yale University with his older brother Enoch, my great, great, great, great grandfather. Much has been written about Nathan's life - but I found a book about the girl he loved....which makes it a much more compelling story for the big screen.
I also composed a theme song for the movie called, "Your Kiss".
I was inspired to write Nathan's story after watching Green Day's video
"Wake Me Up When September Ends"....which made me imagine how Nathan might have felt, when he went to war to risk his life, so we could have freedom.