- 210 pages
- Black & White
- 6.0 x 9.0 inches
- eBook (epub, mobi, pdf)
- 978-1-5255-2795-1 eBook
- 978-1-5255-2794-4 Paperback
- 978-1-5255-2793-7 Hardcover
Sailing novel, Sailboat novel, Sailing romance, Sailing script, Sailboat script, Nova Scotia novel, Nova Scotia script
Set in Nova Scotia, Dreammaker is a story about a young man’s life in the late 1940's.
Every film starts its life as a ‘pitch’. It’s the first thing all Producers, Directors and Actors insist on reading. Screen plays or scripts are either original or adapted from existing books, they are written in an abridged way vs the traditional way of storytelling on purpose. Creative people want to fill in their own blanks, they don’t want their own visions limited. Dreammaker was written as a screen play, I knew when I decided to publish that this format was not going to be for everyone. I also knew that there would be readers out there who might be looking for something more challenging.
I want you to take the helm. Read my words and direct your own movie. I feel viewers today are extremely astute and that their minds are more powerful than our industry sometimes gives them credit for. Fill in the blanks, choose your own actors, direct your mind’s eye to what you want to see. Each person’s version will be based on their own life experiences. Enjoy your journey.
Finalist for the Book Excellence Award in Fiction, 2019.
"I must say, I really liked [Dreammaker]. I had to wrap my mind around the screen play format but it spoke to me on many levels. I know Lunenburg, Blue Rocks, the Tanners, all very well, and the story is terrific. I could see the boat, feel her as she took shape, and it seemed completely authentic.”
-John Kretschmer, bestselling author of Sailing a Serious Ocean, At the Mercy of the Sea, and Cape Horn to Starboard
“I really enjoyed reading Dreammaker, the unusual format made for a really interesting reading experience. [Dean Eilertson's] gripping down-to-earth story will appeal to all us dreamers with an interest in wooden boats.”
-Leo Goolden, Boatbuilder at Sampson Boat Co., Sailor and Writer
Dean Eilertson is an avid sailor who makes a living working in the film industry as a very well respected Property Master, with over forty feature films to his credit. Dean is also an accomplished artist, seasoned climber, a retired National Team Luger with an education in fine arts, architecture and sailing. Dean has two recent transatlantic passages under his belt. That combined with his passion for classic sailboats, their history and the sailors who sail them make up a huge part of his life when not on film sets. Dean lives in Vancouver.
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