Peckinpah. Peckerhead?
TITLE Shooting the Ghost
WGA# 1136210
AUTHOR(S) Jake Horsley
CONTACT jakehorsley@yahoo.com
TYPE novel/screenplay
GENRE comedy/tragedy
SETTING California, Mexico, Columbia: 1930ís - 1984
BUDGET $5,000,000 - $20,000,000
LOG LINE An epic tragi-comedy on the life and death of Sam Peckinpah.

The story that takes us from Samís childhood, through his apprenticeships, roaring successes and painful descent into alcohol and cocaine addiction.

A fanís take on creative genius vs. self-destructive madness.

CAST 10+ characters
A-listers
HIGHLIGHTS EXT. MOVIE SET Ė Ė DAY.

Sam pours himself a coffee. He slurps it and growls.

   SAM:
      Jesus Christ! Who the fuck is responsible for
      this piss?

He throws the coffee away, takes out a flask and draws off a good swig and growls again. Two crew guys watch the events unfold.

   YOUNG GUY:
      This guyís insane.

   OLD GUY:
      Thereís a method to the madness.

      You just watch.

AUTHOR BIO Jake got his first taste of Peckinpah as a teenager. He used to draw little thumbnail posters for imaginary movies. Fifteen years later, he began writing his version of Samís life. Jake thanks Sam's ghost for helping him turn his novel into a film script.
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