Rose Colored Shades (Screenplay)

Lucky Joe is a hit man and a gambler. He's at odds with his boss and co-workers. The woman he loves is slowly discovering what he does for a living. Vices he once clung on to are taking control of him again. Suddenly an unwanted stranger comes into his life. Could he be his salvation or more trouble. Lucky Joe at his wits end and is struggling to find his way. Rose Colored Shades was an official selection of the 2014 Beverly Hill Screenplay Competition.

  • Randy Sparks
    It Don't Rain On Sunny Days, A Glitch In the System.
  • Rod Long
    Spooks, Belly Laughs.
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    Crime, Fantasy, Comedy
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    United States
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  • Student Project:
  • 2015 Oaxaca Global Script Challenge
    Oaxaca, Mexico
  • 2014 Bevery Hills Film Festival Screenplay Competition Finalist
    Los Angeles, CA
Writer Biography - Randy Sparks, Rod Long

A man of great passion and artistic ability, Seattle’s Rod Long is a fine art photographer, writer, stand-up comedian and father of 4 boys. He holds degrees in Journalism (Seattle University) and Motion Picture Production (Brooks Institute of Photography). Before comedy, Rod’s audience was 2 million readers worldwide that read his monthly column and photographer interviews in Petersen’s Photo Graphic Magazine. Interview credits include famed Hollywood glamour photographer George Hurrell, New York Times Middle Eastern photographer Micha Bar Am and Vanity Fair cover shooter Neal Barr.

Long describes his photography as editorial fine-art with an emphasis on hand-tinted black-and-white; his monologue as bee-bop comedy—with an emphasis on current events and sports humor. The winner of both the Seattle International Comedy Competition and Emerald City’s Funniest Person, he has opened for Lou Rawls, Ray Charles, Smokey Robinson, Arturo Sandoval and the Temptations among other notables. As the opening act for jazz vocalist Dianne Schurr, Long received a standing ovation at the National Tour Association Convention in Cleveland. Comedy and photography have taken him from Tokyo, London and Monte Carlo to Bermuda, Nassau and San Juan. Also many less glamorous gigs in between.

Randy Sparks holds two college degrees: B.S. in Business and a MBA from City University of Seattle. Currently he resides in Tacoma, WA. His art background began at a very early age. In 1969, at 11 he loved filming homemade movies, which he wrote, produced, directed and starred in. His proudest film of the time was The House of Blood (A 10 min super 8 flick). In 1971, he concentrated on writing plays, songs, poems and art. Years later his college Art Professor told him that he would do well in making a career in Art. He said Randy drew like Michelangelo. In 1975, Randy began four years of study in live theater and music as a contracted employee involving plays, operas and variety shows. He would worked closely with the companies' producers and directors particularly in areas involving lights and sound, acting, and set construction.

From 1979-1996 he was busy going to college, raising two children and performing live music. It wasn't till 1997 that he got involved with digital photography and video. He spent the next 2 years as an assistant photographer for the Seattle Seahawks, working with team photographer Corky Truin and a year with comedian/fine art photographer Rod Long. In 2003, he begin filming promotional videos, music videos and concert videos. In 2007, he moved his energy towards creating his own pictures as producer, director and co-writer. Film festivals have been his primary target as he slowly develops his craft and crew. Short film successes include: Tacoma Chalk Off, It Don't Rain on Sunny Days, A Glitch In the System and Tacoma's Rock-n-Roll Legends. Currently he's in post production on his first full feature Rose Colored Shades. He's aiming for a 2016 release.

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