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Free eBook download of this screenplay: December 6-10, 2022

 

Distortions - 1997 First Final Draft

Finished in Seattle 11/11/1997

 

Logline: A supernatural entity uses mirrors as its portal and distorts mirror reflections to

alter the lives of four characters for serendipity to nudge each into a new chapter of life.

 

While traveling in 1999, this initial version had its digital file lost, 

so during 2020's Covid-19 quarantine Brian hand-scanned its only printed draft.

 

Thus, this Kindle "eBook" contains all jpeg scans of the original 1997

film script's courier-font printed pages written and set around Seattle, Washington.

You've reached Brian Shell's PassionHero.com

 

A PassionHero is an ordinary person in extraordinary circumstances who exudes a

passion for life even amidst great odds and tries to make the lives of those surrounding them

a better place because they're in it... as true nobility is trying to be superior to your former self.

 

Mr. Brian Shell is the author of numerous books.

 

Mr. Shell's profile on LinkedIn - www.linkedin.com/in/briankshell

 

Brian's bibliography of books: www.amazon.com/author/brianshell

 

 

Brian Shell's paperbacks published thanks to Amazon: 

 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09S66MW5Y - Erane Jefferson Success Story

 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/149043643X - Single Mom Daily Devotions

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1517382629 - Daily Common Cents

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1505215919 - Gratitude Miles

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1507828349 - Cubicle Cardio

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1484109902 - Dessert First Diet

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1519785151 - From Student to Engineer

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1518679641 Crossing through Career Crossroads

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1986162397 - Student Study Cave: A Guide to Get Great Grades

 

Brian Shell's percussion song mentioned October 2018 on The Tonight Show:

 

Eat Some Vegetables

 

Eat Some Vegetables on iTunes

 

Video: Brian Shell plays Eat Some Vegetables Live at The Ark

 

Brian Shell explains Eat Some Vegetables and its film references

 He does so while strolling through Matthaei Botanical Garden in Ann Arbor, Michigan - 9:00 video

 

Cover image to ESV is at the northern-most point of Lake Michigan in Michigan's Upper Peninsula!

 

 

 

Student Study Cave - A Guide to Get Great Grades 

 

 

Paperback Print Version: Student Study Cave

 

 

Contains tips & ideas to enjoy education, doing homework, and studying.

 

Good education teaches the great student to learn how to learn.

 

 

https://www.amazon.com/Erane-Jefferson-Success-Story-Brian-ebook/dp/B09S3TFB9S

 

Published by Brian Shell in February 2022, this is a fictional coming-of-age story about an African-American young lady who grows up in South Central Los Angeles but moves to Ann Arbor, Michigan. Erane Jefferson is her name, and she possesses an amazingly inquisitive mind who goes on to graduate from the University of Michigan and attends their beautiful Law Quad as a graduate law student.  

 

After getting accepted to law school, she then aspires to educate herself into learning law even more.  Yet, her early yearnings earn her the desire to better herself - daily.  She passes the bar exam, achieves success as an attorney, and eventually gets nominated to be a Supreme Court Justice.

 

Really though, this is a modern-day success story about being nice and minor daily improvments.

 

Here's the link for the paperback book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09S66MW5Y

 

The nice thing about this story is that its first draft was completed before Ketanji Brown Jackson was nominated for the Supreme Court.

 

On Halloween 2022, Brian Shell saw a young lady of color dressed up as a Supreme Court Justice... progress is in progress for us all.

 

 

From Student to Engineer   

 

This textbook creates a freshman college course that presents "The Journey of the Engineer."

Describes the "decision-tree" freshmen might make as they progress in their engineering education. 

Weekly topics include undergrad, graduate work, teaching, intellectual property,

money concerns, corporate engineering, mid-sized firms, & start-ups.

 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0196XBM3U - Kindle eBook

 

FSTE Paperback book - print version of "From Student to Engineer"

 

Daily Common Cents

 

366 daily inspirations present tips and tricks to make your $$$ last longer.

Pinch your pennies so that your dollars add up. 

 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B015G2AZ5G - Kindle eBook

 

This book's manuscript was hand-written in a day-journal so

that the page's-length kept each daily inspiration concise.

Transcribing that journal to Word was its first edit.

 

Daily Common Cents Paperback book

 

Cubicle Cardio

 

Instead of one 60-minute workout, consider 60 1-minute workouts.

This exercise philosophy keeps your metabolism's

windmill spinning throughout the day. 

 

Squats are an excellent and efficient choice for working out wherever you are.

Use the stairs rather than taking an elevator helps too.   Each extra activity counts.  Each adds up.

Isometric flexing of your abs from side-to-side works if you happen to be seated.  Dance in your seat too.  Smile! 

 

Cubicle Cardio Kindle eBook

Cubicle Cardio Paperback book

 

 

 Dessert First Diet  

Savor the food you crave the most when you are hungriest

so it tastes best and then get back to work eating right.

 

 

Kindle eBook: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B006E0T3VC

 

Dessert First Diet Paperback book

 

 

 

366 daily inspirations targeted towards single mothers.

 

The original manuscript for this book was hand-written in a day journal

so the length of page kept each day's inspiration concise.

It was a romantic way to write it... by candleight.

It started with brainstorming all 366 page titles.

Then, the inspirations were written in random order.

Transcribing its content to Word became its first editing pass.

 

Paperback version of Single Mom Daily Devotions

Kindle eBook version of Single Mom Daily Devotions

 

This is the book that began it all for Brian...

...its content was his first published book in 2009.

December 1999 drawing by Brian Shell titled "Id-eas"

 

 

Start My Heart Art

 

A photo eBook of all the art Brian Shell created with flavorful details

and colorful commentary about the origin and inspiration for each piece. 

It was inspired by a 2012 visit to the Detroit Institute of Arts.

 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00A7GJLV6 

 

 

Cover photo taken within Michigan's "The Grand Hotel"..."Somewhere in Time" 

 

 

 

Distortions  

 

(supernatural suspense drama screenplay

that started it all for Brian on July 9, 1995)

Finished in Seattle 1997 where Mr. Shell scouted all of its Washington film locations

 

 

It places a supernatural entity in mirrors that shows us our inner truth

in the mirror's reflection when we are at a crossroads and

need a subtle sign to pivot and shift towards our destined True Selves.

 

"snoitrotsiD" the Kindle eBook

 

The bonus of this story concept is that it caused its writer to try to tell the truth - always.

 

Shastra:

Received Wisdom about Right Conduct

 

Set inside a House of Mirrors, 4 people represent 4 emotions:

Pride/Ego, Anger, Grief, and Love in this stage play on Serendipity.

 

 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004CYF4ME - Kindle eBook

 

 

 

This is an expanded version of The House of Mirrors from

Brian's supernatural screenplay titled "Distortions"

 

 

 

Making a Masterpiece

 

 

It contains all the film pre-production preparations Mr. Shell made for

his "Distortions" script which shows our inner truth in the mirror's reflection.

 

It contains character profiles, soundtrack suggestions, marketing ideas,

actor packaging, location scouting, concept explanation, and 

alternate versions of The House of Mirrors crescendo.

 

"Making a Materpiece" Kindle eBook

 

 

Crossing through Career Crossroads

Engineer a Path to Your Destiny and

Aviod Living a Life of Quiet Desperation

 

Re-calibrate to re-appreciate the crossroads Life

tends to send along the path of least regret.

 

 

Crossing thru Career Crossroads - the paperback book

 

Engineering Student Paths - Coursepack

 

 

Perfect for homeschooling, this digital education package presents

15 lesson plans for teacher and student.

 

 

Targeted to Grades 9-12 and Undergrad students: 

Content contains plentiful pathways to become an engineer:

 

undergrad, grad school, PhD paths, corporate engineering, mid-sized firms, start-ups,

teaching it as a professor, intellectual property, and financial realities engineering affords

 

 

 

 

Single Mom Soul - Winter

 

Daily wintertime inspirations help keep you warm as a Kindle eBook. 

 

99 cent "seasonal" Kindle eBook

 

 

 

 

Single Mom Soul – Spring

 

Kindle eBook of daily inspirations for the single mother 

just as Spring begins to sing & bloom.

 

99 cent Kindle eBook

 

 

 

 

Single Mom Soul - Summer

 

 

This Kindle eBook delivers daily single-mom-centered inspirations so...

Savor the dreaded triple-dog-dare-ya seaonal days/daze of Summer.

 

99 cent Kindle eBook

 

 

 

 

 

 

Single Mom Soul – Autumn

 

Inspires you daily for the full & fun season of Fall.

 

99 cent Kindle eBook

 

 

Gratitide Miles - 8000 Miles of Gratitude

 

On this 2014 8000-mile 20-day road diary, Brian gives gratitude to all of his former mentors. 

What makes this journey even more memorable is that 5 of those mentors have now passed away.

 

Going across the country to give them gratitude back then, in person, only offers no regrets now. 

 

Gratitude Miles Paperback book

 

Gratitude Miles soundtrack music playlist on Spotify

 

Note: this 8000 mile journey began 1/31/2014 at 5:15 p.m. EST

It completed 2/19/2014 at sunset... around 6:12 p.m.

 

 

Flashback 8.5 years - some of Brian's Gratitude Miles videos filmed in February 2014

 

1) Taking the snowy scenic route north of Elko, Nevada

2) Wyoming and Exit 89 - a tunnel is at the 2 minute mark 

3) Windy Idaho plains sleet - 2/16/2014 bucket list state

4) Idaho free range cows - 30 miles north of Nevada

5) Pony Express and its first post office - Nebraska 2/18/2014

6) Indiana-Michigan border and gratitude - 2/19/2014

 

7) Cadillac Hotel Venice Beach Boardwalk memories - 2/8/2014

 

 

 

Texas Hold’em Tournament Tactics 

 

Tips & tricks Mr. Shell used to win numerous poker tournaments.

It strictly covers the changing strategies of tournament play. 

 

 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004D4Y672 - Kindle eBook

 

 

NOOK eBook version

 

 

Pre-Celebrity Jesus: The Man Beyond the Messiah 

 

Written after Brian's "22 Short Stories about Teenage Jesus" screenplay,

this book ponders and hypothesizes possible scenarios Jesus Christ may have lived

during his unknown years in order to proclaim his gospel parables years later.

 

It asks many questions which explore who he was as a Human Being... 

 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004D4Y66S - Kindle eBook link

 

 

 

Twenty Two Short Stories about

Teenage Jesus

 

Film script of 22 shorts stories that explores Jesus' unknown teenage years.

Each acts as a "circle of illumination" gestalt to different facets of Christ's youth.

 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004CYF4JW - Kindle eBook

 

Brian Shell wrote the first draft for this script in 7 days of 2004's Lenten season.

Never before had he felt "inspired" as when these words and stories were written.

 

Its structure is similar to the film "32 Short Films About Glenn Gould"

 

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