Featured Creative of the Month: Amy Leigh McCorkle


Amy McCorkle was born and raised in Louisville, KY.

Born and raised in the bluegrass state, Amy Leigh McCorkle, since 2011, has published 26 titles between three small presses, and several independently, 11 of those titles have gone on to be Amazon Bestsellers. Including her #1 Bestseller Bella Morte: Beginnings and her international Bestseller, Letters to Daniel, a memoir based on her life with bipolar disorder. Which went on to chart in 7 countries: #2 in the US, #3 in Japan, #4 in Canada, #6 in Australia, #21 in the UK, the top 50 in Germany and the top 100 in the Netherlands.

Her work is flavoured by her childhood heroes, pop culture, music, and the cinema as well as the writers she still enjoys reading today.

She and her co-writer and producer, Melissa Goodman have penned 33 scripts, all of which are award winning. Including Letters to Daniel, their adaptation of Amy’s memoir to screenplay of how they faced Amy’s bipolar disorder and came out on the other side, brought them their most success on the festival circuit to date by being Officially Selected, Nominated, or winning at each of the festivals they entered.


In 2014, Amy began directing and producing documentaries, short narratives, music videos, microfilms, and proof of concept trailers. Altogether since 2014 she has directed 23 film projects.

She also has been contracted for Gladiator, a Mad Max meets Gladiator series set to be a trilogy. She has placed second in the 2011 Preditors & Editors Readers Choice Poll for Best Short Romance Story, and semi-finaled with Another Way to Die in the 2012 Moondance International Film Festival.

Below are Amy’s projects available on our platform:

Autobiographical: Recovery Unplugged

An entertainment meets mental health awareness talk show format, which allows for celebrity interviews, education, and the lifting up of those artists striving to breakthrough/and or define success for themselves.


Synopsis


Mental Health Advocacy With a Twist.

An entertainment meets mental health awareness talk show format, which allows for celebrity interviews, education, and the lifting up of those artists striving to breakthrough/and or define success for themselves.

Hosted by award winning and bestselling writer, filmmaker and fierce mental health advocate of Letters to Daniel success, Amy Leigh McCorkle, Recovery Unplugged not only seeks to entertain but provide hope for struggling artists of all stripes buy providing examples, providing opportunities, and making a few dreams come true along the way by showing healing, recovery and art are accessible to everyone.

Feature: The Guardian

You can’t run forever.


Synopsis


In a world teetering on the brink of self-destruction, a young woman must come to terms with her mental illness, accept her true purpose, and embrace her destiny.

X-Men meets Silver Linings Playbook.

Limited Series: When Doves Cry


Never knowing just who to trust, death is always a wrong step away & hidden behind the friendliest of faces for twins Ariel & Adriana.

Synopsis


The only survivors of a hit on their "family", twins Ariel & Adriana, have to figure out how to navigate the family business, while balancing it with their personal and private lives. Never knowing just who to trust, death is always a wrong step away & hidden behind the friendliest of faces.

The Many Saints of Newark meets Yellowstone meets The Godfather.

Feature: You're the reason


Elise and J., the town sweetheart and the quarterback from the wrong side of the track made good, are getting married. As the wedding nears, plans fall apart.


Synopsis


Elise and J. The town sweetheart and the quarterback from the wrong side of the track made good are getting married. But when Elise's secret is revealed, J's best friend Gemini let's displeasure be known and Luke's starcrossed attraction to Elise grows. As the wedding nears , plans fall apart. Luke is forced to confront his mental illness and Elise & J must learn to embrace what they really want. And Gemini must learn to forgive. Miles' abusive obsession with his daughter Elise leads to a showdown where everyone's fate hangs in the balance.

Force of Nature meets Silver Linings Playbook.


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