DUST – A Fairy Tale
About The Project
Peter Pan. We all know the name. We all know the story and we’re all aware that Peter’s ability to fly was thanks to one little fairy.
But what if one day, that fairy wanted more. What if she longed to discover new worlds, but had to surrender everything she knew to pursue them?
For every case of the Peter Pan Syndrome, there’s a Tinker Bell holding on to her wings… And it’s time to tell her side of the story.
I’ve created the web series DUST for the fairy in all of us. And like Tink, Aura, Mara and Cassie, this story has it’s very own journey.
Originally written as a full length play entitled “Chasing Shadows,” the fairies made their grand debut in their hometown of London at The Hen and Chickens Theatre. Soon after, stateside interest began to roll in, so we returned to New York for another performance. We received a standing ovation from a sold out crowd at The Barrow Group Theater. Everyone was questioning, “what’s next?”… and so was I.
Thanks to the digital age we live in, I can continue to share the lives of Tink and her friends with audiences worldwide. The CEO Artist Productions will be partnering with award-winning Hope Tree Entertainment to bring you DUST: A Fairy Tale, and we’re beginning production on Season One this coming fall.
With your support, I hope to build a team to help these feisty, intriguing characters cross the lines of fantasy and reality… from Neverland to New York City.
We’re creating this show for anyone who has ever longed to return to their origins or questioned where it is they might be headed. For every person who moved to a new city to make a fresh start, only to realize their past was trailing not far behind them. For every bridesmaid who took a second job to pay for her friends weddings, to every bride who desperately searched for a pool of warm water to soak her “cold feet” in. For every lost boy trying to prove something to everyone, and for every lost girl that just wants to be found. For the new moms who haven’t slept in months… and the career women who haven’t either.
With faith, trust, and maybe a little bit more than pixie dust… together, we can make magic. One thing is for sure, it all starts with one word.
What would you give up, to grow up?
As a society we are saturated in pop culture and contemporary standards of young men who embody the “Peter Pan Complex”… but what about the young women who resist the road to adulthood? This female driven comedy-drama tells the coming-of-age story of four fairies (and one bitter fairy godmother), transitioning from Never Land to New York City after giving up their wings and pixie dust in exchange for becoming “real” women.
“DUST” explores the natural evolvement of friendships as we grow up and often, grow apart. It’s a modern “fairy tale” of sorts, offering the reality of living, loving and working in one of the most challenging cities in the world. The writing sheds light on contemporary life in your late 20s/early 30s, speaks to the changing role of women and the desired acceptance of the flawed protagonist, and pokes a bit of fun at some of the traditional ways women bond- imagine Sex and the City and GIRLS had a sassy lovechild with wings. The series questions how we change, how we let go, and how we are forever haunted by the shadows of those we once were… and once loved.