of Los Angeles, CA
Having grown up
with a camera in his hands Spencer knew he wanted to make
movies from a young age. After moving to LA he soon realized
that how challenging that dream would be. After film school
Spencer worked his way up to a production coordinator where
his job was to make sure the creative team had everything
they needed for the projects.
Stanley Pool's Age is 65. Mr. Pool has been an entrepreneur his whole career and has served as Vice-President of Sales and Marketing for two different publicly traded companies. Mr. Pool took sales for one of those, Mity-Enterprises, from startup to $25,000,000 and helped raise the funding capital for SPG, a brand marketing company, that has over 35,000 retail outlets selling hunting automotive accessories. As part of that entrepreneur spirit, Mr. Pool and his son, Spencer, decided to start a film production company to further Spencer's desire to direct movies and Mr. Pool's life long love of film. Mr. Pool and Spencer decided the best way to produce movies was to learn how to write them and took several screenwriting seminars to learn their craft. Writing Blue River followed and continued over the next four years
Seventeen year old Adda gets caught up in the abolitionist movement as her family embarks on a mission to win Kansas as a free state in pre-civil war America.
I knew I wanted to be screenwriter...
Spencer Pool: after watching Last of the Mohicans as a child. I wanted to create films that could move people the way I was moved.
Stanley Pool: when my son and I decided to start a film production company. We knew if we were going to tell stories, we needed to learn how to write them. If we could write our own stories, we would always have stories to make into films.
I know I've succeeded...
Spencer Pool: in telling the story of people who are often forgotten in the pages of history.
Stanley Pool: when my son and I have produced our first commercially successful film.
My inspiration to write "Blue River"...
Spencer Pool: came from reading the true story of a familyís courage to join a cause that seemed impossible. All the cards were stacked against them, yet it is people like the Stewartís who believed in freedom enough to risk everything to protect it.
came from reading
the book Augusta published from Augusta Stewart's journal by
her descendant Marjorie Crump and her husband, Ralph Crump
who also is my business mentor. As I read the journey of Sam
Stewart and his two daughters, Augusta and Add a, traveling
from Detroit to the frontiers of Kansas in 1856-58 to
support the abolitionist' movement to free the slaves, I
knew it was a story that had to be told.
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