Four teenage boys and best friends enter their senior year of high school together, where they face trials and tribulations such as overbearing parents, obnoxious girlfriends, and volatile basketball coaches. Watch their relatable, dramatic, and sometimes comedic transformation as they grow from boys to men and learn that no matter how much things around them changes, friendship has the ability to remain the same.
Dante' M. JacksonWriter
Project Type:Television Script
Genres:Drama, Comedy, Coming-Of-Age
Country of Origin:United States
Dante' Jackson holds a BA in English from Georgia State University. He works full time as a Customer Service Representative for Donnelly Communications in Atlanta, GA. He lives with his dog and cat in Marietta, GA.
I believe that one of my greatest strengths is my creativity. From a young age I have been fortunate enough to be able to create new worlds and characters for stories. I have wanted to write for film and television ever since I have seen the movie Jurassic Park in 1995. I have been inspired by a wide range and variety of works, going from the Friday film series to The Walking Dead television series.
Writing for film/television appeals to me because I enjoy writing and using my imagination. I think that this course specifically appeals to me because it covers different genres of film and television writing, so I can learn about genres that I haven't had a chance to explore before. I understand that working I the media is a very competitive industry, however I am determined to succeed. I think that this course will help me to succeed and offer me opportunities to further my understanding of the way that language in this media text can influence and inspire people.
In fact, my love for writing in film is why I decided to get a degree in English, minoring in Film. Although I was concerned at the beginning about choosing mostly subjects with a creative core, I think that it was correct to follow my passion for these subjects as they have enhanced my imagination and given me confidence in my ideas and my ability to share them with other people. Subjects such as English Language have taught me the importance of choosing the right vocabulary in a piece of text and that the correct wording of a text can give it more meaning and powerful imagery.
Extra-curricular activities such as being part of independent web series and working on sets as a Production Assistant assisted me to develop skills such as teamwork, people skills, and the ability to work to a deadline.
The achievement that I am most proud of is taking the time out of a working full time and going to school full time and writing and fleshing out thirteen scripts that make up a scripted television series. Its been fleshed out for about ten seasons, which in may lines of work can be considered overkill but it is that same passion I have for writing that drives me to continue to do so.
Even before I began my Media Studies and English Language courses in college, I knew that I wanted to write for some medium of media. The feedback I received from my English Language coursework script reinforced my desire to become a scriptwriter. I enjoyed the time I spent writing and editing the script. I have many ideas and storylines and fleshed out worlds of characters and scripts and I want to continue to study scriptwriting at a university standard because I want to further my understanding of the power that language has in this area of the media.