David O'Neill's latest written and produced work is 2012's foreign language feature film, The Black Tulip. The film was shot entirely on location in Kabul Afghanistan during the turbulent 2010 presidential election. Finishing post- production at Warner Brothers, The Black Tulip was presented the Lion Cub Award at the Venice film festival. The film went on to be officially recognized by the Afghanistan Film Commission as its official 2011 Academy Awards submission for Best Foreign Language Film as well as winning best feature film for its European Premiere at the Salento International Film Festival in Italy. He began his screenwriting career some fifteen years ago when his first screenplay, Jack London's period drama, "Martin Eden," was purchased by Academy Award Winning, Panorama Film's International, Just Betzer. O'Neill would then write and adapt three more critically acclaimed works for Mr. Betzer's Panorama Film, i.e., William Wharton's Last Lovers. (Birdy, Dad, Once Upon a Midnight Clear), Hans Lembourne's Marilyn and ultimately, the English version of Betzer's own, prized Academy Award Winning Babette's Feast. (Isaak Denison - Out of Africa)
J. Marina Muhlfriedel
Marina Muhlfriedel is a Los Angeles native who has written in an oddly diverse range of mediums. Her career was launched by simultaneously serving as the Entertainment Editor of 'TEEN Magazine, and as a songwriter and keyboardist in the early female punk/pop band, Backstage Pass. Soon after, her next group, Vivabeat, was signed by Peter Gabriel to a recording contract and she spent several years touring and recording.
Veering into the film industry Muhlfriedel served as a producer on projects such as "The War of the Roses" and "Throw Momma From the Train" before following her passion back into writing. She has since penned several produced and un-produced screenplays while continuing to publish magazine, newspaper, and online articles. Muhlfriedel is dedicated to writing projects that illuminate the remarkable interconnectedness of life. She has a degree in journalism from USC and has taught creative writing and screenwriting in the US and the UK. She recently completed her first novel, "The Wooden Notebook" and is currently writing a European television series.