EPISODE ONE: SOON WE WILL KNOW
In the service of complete strangers; in the pursuit of justice. Sounds like a fairy tale. I assure you it's not. For over fifteen years, Kate Watters fought for basic human rights to be extended to a small village in Kazakhstan that sits less than five kilometers from one of the world's largest oil and gas condensate fields. Imagine waking up to pounding headaches and respiratory illness; imagine your children convulsing in their classrooms; imagine centuries of culture being decimated at the hands of multi-national corporations; imagine corruption and intimidation being met with steadfast determination and bravery the likes of which cannot be stressed enough. Making a difference is not for the faint of heart, but you gotta have heart.., and humility.., and belief. I am so very proud to share this powerful and emotive story as the first in a series of insights designed to realign our expectations of each other. MW.
And, just like that, an action/adventure series is born. Featuring the protagonist / anti-hero, Thomas Edward Shaw, told in a lean, hard, athletic narrative prose that uniquely bridges the void between general fiction and contemporary literary works.
About 'SAYS WHO?'
Only with penance served can atonement begin. From the tranquility of southern England, to the steamy shores of the Caribbean, to the sweeping African plain, the moral compass is set to spin off its axis. For Thomas Edward Shaw, evil is not illusory, it is the debasement of young lives; it is the slaying of the innocent; it is the eradication of family. "Surrender..," he is told, "...is the way of the world."
Thomas Edward Shaw is no drifter. He flies cargo in the islands; he rides motorcycles in the desert. Shaw sails and he dives and...Yeah, he's that guy.
But life is about to kick him in the teeth. He's gonna meet a monster. Pure evil. He's gonna witness the darkest side of human suffering. And it's gonna rock his world. And he's gonna struggle with that. 'Cause he's that guy.
Look out your front door - slavery exists. And one man is about to make a difference. From the warm, opaline blue waters of the Caribbean, to the searing heat of the Sahara desert, Sky Blue Sky is a first rate, edge-of-your-seat thriller that scales the highest peaks of entertainment and awakening and love and adventure. At times brutal; at times wildly atmospheric, but more important, always unflinchingly honest.
A coming chapter of 'Then Came.., Me?'
From deserts to mountains; from the busy metropolis to one-stoplight towns, 'Then Came.., Me?' is a road trip in its purest sense - grand views of a changing world, a little risk, a little romance, and a lot of looking for people that embrace a sense of their own fragile, but critical accountability - which rules out the majority of the media, all members of the religious glitterati, any politician that adheres to a path of self interest as a pathological birth right; the over-compensated, the under-informed and, of course, bad actors all.
Who's left? I'll show ya...
She's whatever we think, but don't say. She emotes confidence and sexuality and she's brassy and wise and strong and she embraces these traits as if her very life depends on them. She knows things. She's from the past and the future and, quite frankly, is eternally confused at society’s tolerance for poverty and war and violence and suffering. At times, she’s pissed; at times, she’s compassionate, but she's always direct and she’s here to shine a spotlight on the best of who we (humanity) can be. If all that sounds like she wrote it.., well...
So that's it. By car, by motorcycle, by boat; across cities and deserts and mountains and oceans; with laughter and pain and tears and joy - this ain't your everyday road trip. MW.
"I write it, direct it, film and photograph it, present it, edit it, and compose all of the music for it.., but if the story is weak or the subject matter is lame, then I will have drained my soul for nothing."