Roy M. Griffis – Storyteller

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We are pleased to announce that the winner of the FEATURE FILM category of the TalNexus SmashCut Screenplay Competition will be honored with The John Milius Screenwriting Award.

John Milius is one among the few iconic screenwriters of the last 50 years.

From Robert Duval on the shores of Vietnam “I love the smell of napalm in the morning. Smells like, victory.” in Apocalypse Now, and Clint Eastwood’s “Go ahead, make my day.” as Dirty Harry in Sudden Impact, to that touching moment at the graveside in Saving Private Ryan when former Pvt. Ryan asks, “Did I live a good life?”, Milius is responsible for some of cinema’s most iconic moments as one of Hollywood’s legendary screenwriters,

Milius was the force behind the film that made Arnold Schwarzenegger a star, Conan the Barbarian. He wrote and directed The Wind and the Lion, Big Wednesday, and the cult classic Red Dawn.  (read more here:)


Well, hush my mouth.

“I honestly do not know where to begin. I was not familiar with Mr. Roy Griffis, but was absolutely captivated from the very beginning. I read Book 1, The Old World, and was so drawn into the story that I forgot I was reading a story about these people, and actually felt I was experiencing their story with them. What an incredible accomplishment! Upon finishing Book 1, I felt it was such an amazing read that books 2 and 3 had to be a letdown. I could not have been more wrong. Mr Griffis’ style and storytelling did not drop off one iota. In fact, we continually get drawn further and further in to these characters’ lives. When nearing the end on book 3, I was anxious that Mr Griffis was going to phone it in at the end and wrap everything up too quickly. Again, not to fear. There is a 4th book due, and, instead of being upset, I am thrilled!”
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“I would just like to say in summation that I am a lifelong reader, and I LIVE for novels such as these. This series takes second place to none. Mr Griffis, Thank you for sharing your incredible talent with me and I hope and pray that there are many more of this caliber books awaiting moving from your imagination to the page.”
Dunno who this Hokie1971 is, but they have my thanks.
Stuff like this helps gear me up to keep working, I tell ya.

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