Logline: Mari, a rookie Honolulu detective is forced to confront her sex addiction when she investigates a mysterious murder that leads her to a cult engaging in bizarre sexual activities that attracts a dark supernatural force that feeds on human souls.
The theme for Eyes to Your Soul is sex addiction and the double standard placed on women for their sexual behavior in comparison to men. This TV show also addresses the challenges women face in male-dominated workplaces. The protagonist is female and Asian.
Grateful to see my horror pilot teleplay, Eyes to Your Soul make Coverfly’s Red List and rank at 16 in its Horror 1-Hour Television category.
This past week I started watching Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, an anime about a boy Tanjiro who begins his quest to fight demons after a demon slaughters his family and turns his sister Nezuko into one.
Pictured on my computer screens is Nezuko to inspire me to keep writing my screenplay and novels on top of my legal and business work. So far I’ve written 3 spec screenplays (sci-fi and fantasy, competition and lifestyle, and erotic thriller), and 2 unpublished novels (paranormal thriller and historical action and adventure).
I’ve always been filled with imagination since I was a little kid. As an adult, I still dream and work hard until it’s hard to believe I’m living things I’ve imagined. Fiction plays a huge role in inspiring our reality. And vice versa, writers often infuse reality into fiction. Storytelling has a way of bringing us humans closer because it draws out our emotions. I believe as adults, we should never stop imagining, and if we have a story, don’t be afraid to share it. You never know, you may change the world.
Here’s a nice music video of Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow, characters of the Game of Thrones novel and television show. The song “If You Leave Me Now” by Foxes matches the scenes from this awesome show. Last Sunday, in Episode 6 of Season 7, Daenerys and Jon’s romance blossomed. I love romance. Nothing beats that warm and fuzzy feeling you get when you love someone.
I don’t watch much television or movies that much, but Games of Thrones is the exception. I also have the books. They’re so good, and a nice break from work. Though, Games of Thrones inspires me to work harder. Author and Executive Producer George R.R. Martin is so inspirational!
JON RIKI KARAMATSU · My passion is promoting inner peace through my brand +positive masters+ located at www.positivemasters.com . +positive masters+ provides life practices, creative writing, books, apparel, accessories and fashion to boost your happiness and counter any of your anxiety and sadness. In my work as a lawyer, consultant, and entrepreneur, I enjoy building and expanding companies. In my past, I served eight years as a Hawaii State Representative; owned an Internet retail business for ten years; served four and a half years as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney and Legislative Liaison for the Department of the Prosecuting Attorney, City and County of Honolulu; and produced campaign, cultural, and music events since 2002. As a lawyer, I advocate for entities that need new or amended rules, regulations, and/or statutes by drafting legislation, resolutions, and/or proposals, followed by written and oral testimonies before government bodies. I also assist companies with government incentives, special revenue bonds, government applications, government permits, public and private grants, proactive legal defense strategies, product and services development, marketing, public affairs, and media affairs. Further, I review, draft, and negotiate business agreements and documents. Every so often, I help clients in settling disputes through negotiation, mediation, and/or arbitration. Further, I'm a partner in a start-up aviation fixed-base operator company in Hawaii, which we plan to break ground in 2019. I enjoy creative writing as well, completing a paranormal, romance, historical, and suspense novel based in Hawaii during the 2000s that has been copyrighted and is being shopped around for representation. I'm currently writing my second novel, a historical, romance, and suspense story based in Iraq during the U.S. occupation and war.