October 30, 2015:
It has been a good month for the Alan Grey Project and our full-feature musical, sci-fi, romantic, comedy film, now renamed COSMIC COWBOY. We had two separate consultations with Bonnie Solomon this month. Bonnie was a producer on such powerhouse films as Dreamworks' SHREK and Walden's THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA, both highly profitable ventures.
Bonnie's expertise is expansive and multifaceted, and we benefited most from her instincts involving story development. The story has consequently evolved through many rewrites and is currently ready for a professional scriptwriter to take over and bring it to life. Bonnie sees good potential in this visionary musical story, saying, "It's very unique, with good potential, and the music is impressive..."
June 15, 2016:
OK, so... after one screenplay was developed by me and a ghostwriter, then run past executive producer Bonnie Solomon, we found out the tone of the script wasn't solid. It straddled the line between straight and campy... while achieving neither. Go for campy was her advice. Back to the drawing board.
October 1, 2016:
OK... so it's taken a year and a new screenplay-writing partner – master script doctor Toby Osborne – to pull the story together. Toby and I spent months redeveloping the plot and characters, using the original screenplay and the constructive criticism of master story developer Bonnie Solomon. We needed one new song, which we wrote, produced and added to the song list. It's a wild, campy tune, sung by our alien hero Prince Remo at the beginning of the story, as a way to introduce him to the audience.
The film (or stage play) now has nine powerful pop songs. Three are sung by Jenna, the heroine, and six by the hero, Prince Remo/Alan Grey. All of the songs are available online here, in fully produced demos. These are master quality – and good enough for release!
We will now begin the process of pitching the screenplay to producers and production companies.
May 29, 2017:
With all musical production work completed, it looks like the best way forward is to adapt the musical screenplay into an illustrated novel with a music CD inserted inside the back cover. This way, we will have something to offer the public for sale that will, over time, increase the marketability of an animated movie version of the COSMIC COWBOY screenplay.
For now, our music can be heard on the Jango.com internet radio platform.
Any parties interested in investing in our illustrated musical book or animated musical movie are welcome to contact us (see button, top of page).
November 1, 2018:
Get ready for the COSMIC COWBOY audiobook, due for release Mar. 1st. 2019!
March 1, 2019:
Audiobook available as 2CD set in our store and download at all major online retailers.
January 17th 2021:
We will be heading back to Nashville TN. sometime this year to start marketing our CCTM audiobook in Music City! We look forward to getting out there where the play is set, see if we can do some damage! Stay tuned!
October 13th 2021
Well we landed in Nashville on June 5th, got established in Madison just north, and this Saturday/Sunday will be attending a huge Festival in Bell Buckle TN, the home of the heroine in our CCTM play. I'll have the privilege of meeting Laura Simmons, the event coordinator at 3pm. She's going to introduce me around to important people in town and although I won't have a booth this year for the expected 80k visitors over the weekend, I'll be spreading Cosmic Joy around as I introduce Bell Buckle to CCTM. I'm sure I'll be passing around lots of free audiobooks to the movers and shakers so as to generate a buzz around the movie project. I know it will bring prestige to America's favorite Americana town, Bell Buckle! Looking forward to a fun weekend!