New Novel, CRAZY LOVE

Daniel Blake Smith

Pegasus Publishers out of Cambridge, England, will be publishing my new novel, CRAZY LOVE, later this year. Here’s a brief synopsis of the novel: Danny and Dawn, two twenty-something misfit dreamers on the run from failed jobs and bad relationships, head for the big city to reinvent themselves—Danny to become a private investigator; Dawn to…

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Other-Worldly Romantic Thriller Novel Adapted into Film

Daniel Blake Smith

Daniel Blake Smith has obtained the rights to adapt British writer SC Cunningham’s novel, THE DEAL, into a feature film. The story centers on an other-worldly setting: A young woman mysteriously killed awakens in the afterlife to discover a global network of like-minded souls righting wrongs, tracking criminals, and protective the living. “Cunningham’s book creates…

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Interview with Casting Networks News

Check out this interview I did for ‘A Day in the Life of a Screenwriter’ with Casting Networks News. https://news.castingnetworks.com/a-day-in-the-life-of-a-screenwriter/?fbclid=IwAR0PJP6f6JiO5mB_9uWiinbaLwiwIubJ5scLo6kaVF7UsmwbAXFJORpbqq4

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Pam Hupp Story Goes Hollywood

Daniel Blake Smith

Fellow producer Stephanie Tobey and I signed with a major Hollywood production company to pitch my true crime thriller, PROOF, about the wild and twisty story of convicted St. Louis murderer, Pam Hupp, to the studios–such as Warner Bros, and Lionsgate–and major streamers such as Netflix, Amazon, and HBO! Given the growing appetite for true…

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Safe & Happy a Big Hit on Festival Circuit

My short film, SAFE & HAPPY, has now been selected for 25 film festivals across the country and around the world. Among the most recent official selections: the San Angelo Revolution Film Fest; the Breakout Film Festival (monthly contested international short film festival with an annual event held in Edinburgh, Scotland); and the Hang Onto…

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‘Abducted’ Producer Joins PROOF Team

Stephanie Tobey

Stephanie Tobey, producer of the acclaimed, highly-successful Netflix true crime documentary, ABDUCTED IN PLAIN SIGHT, has signed on to help produce the true crime dramatic feature, PROOF, about the wild and twisty true story of Pam Hupp and the murder of Betsy Faria in St. Louis. “Given the huge success Stephanie pulled off with ABDUCTED,”…

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SAFE & HAPPY EARNS 2 NOMINATIONS AT AUSTIN REVOLUTION FILM FEST

Daniel Blake Smith

My newly-released short film, SAFE & HAPPY, won two nominations from the Austin Revolution Film Festival, Sept. 3-8:  Best U.S. Short and Best Actor for Clayton Bury.  The No. 1 Filmmaker Rated Festival on Film Freeway, the Austin Revolution Film Festival, received over 3000 submissions before making its official selections.  So we’re especially proud of…

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MAJOR NEW PROJECT: FEATURE DRAMATIC TRUE CRIME STORY

Daniel Blake Smith

I’m writing/producing a feature film based on a fascinating true crime story about the Betsy Faria murder/Pam Hupp story–a bizarre tale full of sex, deceit, twists, and murders–based on life story rights of the two principals, Russ Faria, the wrongly accused/convicted husband, and Joel Schwartz, Russ’s defense atty and leading figure in uncovering the actual…

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Interview with Film Critic Simon Watson on Extra Features

Daniel Blake Smith

Had a lot of fun speaking with Toronto-based podcast Extra Features about my new short film , SAFE & HAPPY, short films vs. features, and the challenges and advantages of making movies in a place like St. Louis.  Check it out! Extra Features Interviews: Daniel Blake Smith about his film “Safe And Happy”.

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