Clayne Crawford screenplay – Actor | Producer | Director, A Walk to Remember (2002) | Lethal Weapon (2016-2018) | The Baytown Outlaws (2012)
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Clayne Crawford screenplay subject of prison petition
Petition Addressing the Texas Judicial System Requests Support through Clayne Crawford’s “Dumbass”
Will Hollywood be a Reason for Change in the Injustice against Men and Women Prisoners?
19th March 2021 – An upcoming movie depicting the injustice that men and women had to endure in the state penitentiaries in Texas has been inundated with calls from more than 2000 women urging the production company owned by Hollywood actor, producer and director Clayne Crawford and Adam Sandler, to stick to the real issues behind the Texas Judicial system. A petition was signed by many people that include attorneys, university professors, politicians and family members of the many men and women that are suffering in the state penitentiaries. The idea behind the petition is for the Clayne Crawford production company and Hollywood to stick to the true story about the injustices happening in the state run prisons. It is said that the state has sent more inmates to prison than during the Soviet Union did during their political uprising.
PREMISE: Adam Sandler writes letters and saves numerous women from the monotony of prison life, and later when he gets into trouble with a drug cartel they return the favor by rescuing him.
SETTING: Contemporary, Gatesville Texas. There are four women’s prisons located in Gatesville. And of course, Texas is famous for putting everyone in prison for a long time for little or no reason. The number of women in Texas prisons has doubled in the last ten years. Why don’t we have the “Adam Sandler” character… sending letters to women in prison and being their friend and trying to help them adjust, giving them hope… and when they get out of prison he picks them up so they don’t have to ride the smelly bus back home… but his pickup truck is a junker, smoking and sputtering … worse than the bus. But his heart is in the right place… He’s the last “chivalrous” man on earth.
It is said in the petition that many of the signatories were left distraught to find that many of the first time offenders for violations such as drug peddling have received disproportionate sentences. While some argue that a lenient sentence like rehabilitation would have proven much more inexpensive and an effective solution in tackling this gross miscarriage of justice. The petition was discovered by the women when the screenplay of the movie was donated to all the 580 prisons run by private organizations funded by the state government. It is much more difficult for women who are given much harsher penalties for a violation such as carrying small amount of drugs like Marijuana which coincidentally is legal in 21 states.
About Clayne Crawford’s “Dumbass” Movie
The movie “Dumbass” revolves around the protagonist writing letters to prison inmates to keep their spirits high during their time in prison; only for them to help the main character who gets into trouble with a drug cartel and saving him at the end. The petition urges the production company, Clayne Crawford and Adam Sandler to take this issue seriously due to the hardships faced by women inside prison rather than making light of the situation for their own profits.
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For drama, use a life-altering event. Perhaps the teaser is a funeral scene where we see crying nuns.
In comedy, a skit, a gag or quirky event can be used to establish the genre.
Clayne Crawford – In a suspense thriller, a teaser often involves setting up a mystery, preferably in the opening scene. Perhaps show a murder victim with a knife sticking from his chest.
Movies often open with a teaser to establish genre. In the horror The Ruins the teaser shows a woman trapped in the ruins. Something stalks her in the dark, then she screams and the story begins. We have no idea where she is, who or what is stalking her. The story continues on a bright, sunny beach with young adults. The opening teaser established the genre, then moved to the story.
Jakes inner desire becomes more and more clear as the story progresses. From the beginning of his investigation of Mulwray, we see that Jake is both a very good investigator and a passionate detective: he loves doing the work of uncovering a mystery, and his interactions with Escobar make us realize that he loved and misses police work. But even more and he says this aloud he wants to help people. He says to Evelyn that he wants to help her husband; after her husband dies he wants to help Evelyn, and when he finds out about Katherine, he wants to help both women. So his INNER DESIRE is to use his considerable detective skills to help people.
Clayne Crawford – On the surface, Jake wants to do his not very taxing work, make money, and live the good life doing, as he later says, as little as possible. This seems to mean he wants it easy, but we will find that he adopted this philosophy only after doing his best to help someone resulted in tragedy.
· The characters inner and outer desires are in conflict
A lot of Jakes BACKSTORY, GHOST, INNER and OUTER DESIRE are dramatized through the character of Lieutenant Escobar. Escobar is Jakes mirror: the man he could have been, in the position Jake could have been in now, had he stayed on the police force instead of quitting to go into private investigations. Escobar got out of Chinatown without quitting the force, and rose from there. When Jake is with Escobar, we see Jakes regret about quitting and his longing to be doing real police work (INNER DESIRE). Escobar is a character that serves as both an antagonist, sometimes (actually dramatizing Jakes INTERNAL OPPOSITION), and as an ally. Its terrific storytelling that Jakes backstory is brought to life with this character from his past.
by: Clayne Crawford – Actor | Producer | Director, A Walk to Remember (2002) | Lethal Weapon (2016-2018) | The Baytown Outlaws (2012)