The Boys from Race Track Road are a group of pizza delivery drivers who share a passion for street racing
Maxwell Blaz is an edgy street-smart college student with a natural born talent for racing. He doesn’t need the fastest car or the most expensive parts, it’s a gift to him, and he’s fully aware of it, never missing an opportunity to show it. Max is the type of guy who doesn’t have to do much for people to naturally want to revolve around him. His quick wit and down to earth charms usually creates an approachable atmosphere amongst his peers. That is, unless you just like to hate. And with his trouble-attracting sisters and diverse group of happy-go-lucky friends who live for the here and now, Max is constantly thrown into situations that he has to race his way out of.
After the leader of a street racing club catches Max’s magic behind the wheel, Mirror is determined to make Max and company apart of the group, despite the fact that it’s primarily an all-Asian race team. While Max would rather not bite off more than he can chew, his friends see more potential him than he does himself. Thus, Max is sent tumbling down a rabbit hole of fights, partying and more racing than he can handle.
I know people think that in the future we’ll have flying cars and teleportation machines. While it would be nice if people really thought about and poured money into those ridiculous problem-causing types of inventions, everyone knows that war has always been history’s biggest moneymaker. Sure ideas and ambition can drive men to strive for improvement. But in the year 2202, the people who really stand up to make a change…those people fully believe in the idea that fighting solves everything.
As expected, a lot has changed from 2012 to 2202. The United States, once a country built on democracy and expressed freedoms, has turned into a machine controlled by men who have never stepped foot in front of cameras. The ones dancing in front of podiums and giving manufactured speeches are puppets held by the strings of corporations and investors. The renaming of the United States of America to the United Empire of America was a joke. America is still one of the most influential countries in the world, but the real power comes from private corporations that act on their own independent constitutions.
Good news everyone!!! The first episode of my beloved “Dragon Ash” series is out.
This story is jam packed with action and choreographed fight scenes.
In this episode, we take a peak at Osaka, Japan just before the start of the Boshin War. Unbeknownst to our main characters, an incident happens that triggers a series of unfortunate events. Then we jump to 2004 where our 17 year old Tien Kaze tries his best to explain what its like to be in the struggling shoes of an Asian living in an unofficially segregated school and dealing with a pair of religiously antiquated parents.
The Stage in the Sky is about revenge, rivalry and rebellion. And out of those three, “Dragon Ash” is mostly centered around the theme of rebellion. Tien Kaze isn’t out to prove his worth, he isn’t out to overcome all odds or fight evil. He’s just a young man who wants to live life his way. Unfortunately, guilt, oppression and a series of untimely deaths bring him face to face with a reality that some paths just cannot be avoided.
You’re gonna be lookin over your shoulders with this one!
When you have only five minutes to capture and tell a story, it’s extremely hard to pull off a thriller. But it gives me great pride to say I pulled it off beautifully with this one. “The Monster” is by far my favorite drama sketch in which I actually performed the part of the prisoner in front of a live audience. The sketch shows an interview conducted by a court ordered psychiatrist to see if the criminally accused is legally insane. In the end, the doctor is put on edge as she encounters the likes of something she’s never seen before.
The Dr. Tobias is a character I wrote to pick on talk show hosts who don’t know how to control their show. I originally meant for this to be just one of several Dr. Tobias’ skits, but then I quit the acting class. This particular skit was written to parody the drama around Tiger Wood and his wife attacking him. So you have 3 main players for this sketch. A husband, a wife, and the clueless, highly animated Dr. Tobias. The studio audience is played by the audience of your acting class.The husband is on the show seeking help on how to deal with his abusive wife. But when Dr. Tobias allows the wife onto the set…things escalate quickly.
The following are screenplays I wrote in the early half of 2010 to cover short 5 minute acting sketches. You see, back then I was involved in the “Artists in Action” Acting Class down in Clearwater, Florida. Every week, the class would meet and perform 5-minute sketches in front of the class for the teacher, John Parsonson, to critique and coach us along the way.
The screenplays are written specifically to be a challenge to the actors who portray the characters. I can’t stand actors and actresses who get comfortable with a role that they think will make them “look good”. So I wrote specifically to put the main character out of a comfort zone. If you’re an actor or part of an acting class and you’re interested in acting out one of the sketches. Feel free to click on the PDF link and print it out. Tis my pleasure and good luck. Hahahaha!
Tien Kaze – Age 22, Japanese-German American – Most resembles Jay Kim from The Trax
….Where do I even begin. First off, let me begin with saying that I’m not antisocial. Yes, I may have a quick temper. And yes, I may have disrespectful attitude towards the elderly. But I actually care about my fellow neighbors contrary to reports that I’m a domestic terrorist. But when journalists are in the government’s pockets…I guess you’ll believe anything.
Anywho…my name is Tien Kaze. I’m half white, half Japanese. And if any of you don’t know what its like to grow up with Jehovah Witness parents, let me spare you the details by saying that it’s simply horrible. Let me explain. My grandfather, Masa-sama was a first-generation Japanese American. On the weekends and over the summer, I’d spend time with him. Turns out my Japanese ancestors were outstanding samurais. So yeah, I used to sleep on stories about my samurai heritage and even learned shotoken karate from my grandpa. But being that my mom and dad are peace-loving religious fanatics, well I’m sure you can sense the tension there conflicting with my love for martial arts.
So in my junior year of high school at this unofficially segregated school made up of stereotypes, I get into a series of fights. It was kind of like the straw the broke the camels back. At that time, I made up my mind to quit everything and pursue the journey to Japan. It was just one of things, ya know…Like, I wasn’t born to be a Jehovah Witness. Or live a mundane 9 to 5 life. I believe in fate. I believe I was meant for something more. My grandfather told me that there was a family who taught my ancestors a secret art of swordsmanship. The family is still active but out of the way in rural Hokkaido. My grandfather’s blessing was all I needed to embark on my quest.
Oburo Yagami is the name of the sensei who took me in. With the help of him and my sparring partner, the ever-pious Tatsuya Moritani, I become quite the martial artist and swordsmen. I learn discipline and begin the shred…or rather, not shred…but more so atone from my rebellious past. But as the years pass, I begin to think of my parents. I mean…I did run away from home. But before I got a chance to apologize and explain myself, something tragic happens. The pain of regret was unbearable. I don’t have any ambitions. I don’t have a path that I’m following. But after a brutal turn of events and coincidences, I have no choice but to deal with a conflict that began over hundred years before I was even born.
Tien Kaze is an ambitious young man who has never fit in and doesn’t want to. With his Japanese-German heritage, Tien looks to the culture of ancient samurai and loathes that he was born in this present day. He daydreams of fighting on some Japanese battlefield, slaughtering thousands for his lord’s pride and honor. After an altercation with his peers and parents, Tien follows his grandfather’s advice to run away to Japan and learn Japanese swordsmanship from a real samurai.
Unbeknownst to Tien, an ancient Japanese artifact was stolen over a hundred years ago in the wake of a public assassination. Silence Yagami, the owner of a private security firm specializing in weapons development from research done on antiquities, has reason to believe Kaze’s family is in possession of it. With Silence leading her own ruthless personal conquest in retrieving the artifact, Tien has no choice but to contend with his own immaturity and face the tragic consequences of his actions.
Episode 1 – Act 1 – The Death of Sakuma Shozan – Coming Soon
Just in case you’ve happened to stumble on this website without me actually giving you a link to it, thanks for visiting, obviously.
But I wanted to let you know that I already have a boatload of content written and ready to be put up. But I’m kind of new towards the whole online publishing stuff. So, I’m taking my time and doing it right. Better so than going in haphazardly and what not.
I plan to start with the “Original Stories” Page.
I’m writing quick summaries of the stories I already have written and plan to put up. So far, I have five of them. And once you read the summaries, you’ll be drooling at the mouth to see more. But never fear. I work tirelessly to put it out there.
After I put up the summaries of the stories, I want to post the character bios of those stories in the “Character Bios” page. And its not just character bios, but I’ve also found photos of actors and famous celebrities who I’d cast if I were to make the stories into a live production. I did this to help stimulate your imagination so you can see the characters in your head when you’re reading about them. Alright! Here I go. I hope you’re rooting for me.
My name is Rock Kitaro and I’m an up and coming novelist, screenwriter and all around good-natured (often times cerebral) philosopher. I’ll give a more detailed “about me” later, but for now, I’ll tell you what you can expect from me. Right now, I’m on a journey to publish my first novel, “The Three Kings of Ybor”. But until you see it on your shelves, I’ve decided to upload and share some of my other more entertaining stories.
To be up front, I’ll go ahead and tell you that with my stories, I curse and can sometimes be choreographic with my fight scenes. Following the Byronic Hero that I learned about in film school, all of my main characters are troubled individuals. They are sophisticated, arrogant, seductive, disrespectful of authority, self-destructive and struggle with a sense of integrity, what’s right or wrong. In particular, I wrote “The Three King of Ybor” because I wanted to show the world that the difference between a hero and a villain really depends on the audience’s preference and social morals that lies within.