Dear fans, followers and friends of the JOHN MACK movie... You have been so patient! We've created this blog to keep you informed of our progress and our process as we journey to the big screen. Thank you
for your support and enthusiasm!
Hi Everyone - The screenplay - JOHN MACK - has been through a rewrite and a polish. We have used the stay-at-home time well. It is now time to bring on the team - DIRECTOR and STAR - who will help move the film to the finish line. The final draft is emotional, powerful, provocative and timely. As I've always said, it will come together right on time, no matter world events. Actually, this story IS a world event. I'll keep you posted.
In the meantime, stay well, stay calm, stay kind. Sincerely, Denise David Williams writer/producer, JOHN MACK
October, 2019 Bringing together a star and a director is what is known as packaging. For the last several months, major talent has been privy to the JOHN MACK screenplay. We've been getting an amazing response and we continue to get calls and requests to be part of the project. The ideal team is being assembled as you read this. We are excited that the perfect star to play John Mack and the perfect director to bring this picture to life will come on-board. The film will hit theaters RIGHT on TIME. I know this.
The JOHN MACK movie is powerful and far-reaching. It will spark a game-changing conversation that we are not alone in the Universe. More soon...
Observations like these - made by friends of John Mack - are why we have been so diligent and mindful in the development of the JOHN MACK movie -
“Hollywood has really trained us to feel that aliens are scary and they’re going to hurt us. And there’s really no way to know what to expect. Except for what we’ve been trained to believe.”
“I think society is influenced, of course, by Hollywood, and the perception that there’s this fear element.
“Hollywood likes the violence. Every time ET's and UFO’s are involved in a movie, 95% of it is violence where they’re attacking us, they’re killing us. So a lot of people, as a mindset, think: ‘Hey, those are evil beings. They’re here to hurt me.’ And yet, I think that’s the furthest thing from the truth there is.”
We are very excited to be bringing an authentic and powerful and very original point of view from Hollywoodto the world on the subject of the alien phenomenon. More to come... Sincerely, Denise David Williams writer/producer, JOHN MACK
September, 2018 Yes! The JOHN MACK screenplay is done! It's a huge milestone! The execution of this screenplay was a daunting, humbling and joyful process that stretched my mind and tested my faith. It took six months (and eight years) and many winding roads to harness the depth and breadth of John Mack's story into a screenplay. We feel really good about it! We now have the basis for an astoundingly dramatic, fascinating and really entertaining feature film. Next step: We go out with the screenplay to a select group of amazing directors. May the best man - or woman - win! From the beginning, this process has been divinely guided...and it will continue to be. Stay tuned! Sincerely, Denise David Williams writer/producer, JOHN MACK
I frequently get emails inquiring about the status of the movie. As challenging as it is on the inside of this process, I can imagine how hard it is waiting and wondering what is going on for those on the outside of it for whom this story holds great importance.
As the facilitator and protector of the John Mack movie, my job, among other things, is to ensure that it does not become another "scary alien movie" or the opportunity will have been lost. Our ultimate partners are very important.
We are not just sitting on our hands waiting. On the contrary.
We have been speaking and meeting with many directors, writers and companies - i.e., we have been in contact with Amblin several times and Bad Robot - they are aware of the material, but the timing has not been right so far. Here's what I know for sure - there is a divine timing and a divine orchestration to a story/movie this big and I cannot push against it. It doesn’t work. I compare this process to the process of finding a soul mate or marriage partner. You date some nice people, you date some not so nice people. It can get pretty downright frustrating and puzzling - but either way, you can’t force it - until it’s right, it’s just not right. I also know that when it is right, and because it is divinely inspired, the result is glorious. If you're reading this post, than I believe you understand these principles. I surely believe that Dr. Mack would. Sincerely, Denise David Williams writer/producer, JOHN MACK