By Martin Nuza – Moon Drake is so grateful to have talented and creative writers working currently on Season ONE of this important series. As episodes are finished, we want to share their essence with you. So, most recently, Martin wrote a masterpiece for Episode 1.9, called “Arundhati’s Voice.”
While the environment creates difficult challenges for the earth, which we address in many episodes, the human condition, the spiritual health also creates challenges that must be faced.
Arundhati’s Voice, will truly lift and enlighten you and your children. It is built around the unique and charismatic culture of India (Asian Continent), and the plight of young girls and their freedoms.
While this is a sensitive issue, Martin has created a most beautiful story that teaches us, lets us cry, brings us joy, builds hope for reaching dreams and leaves us with the light of undying family love.
Watch for more episodes as the weeks progress. We are working very hard to bring these powerful and vital stories to the entire world.
Arundhati is a girl trapped between tradition and loyalty to her family. She must fight for her dream in order to be happy and choose her destiny. Sometimes at a price many girls cannot afford to pay in real life.
By Jane L. Fitzpatrick – The Moon Drake story, Waya & Two Wolves, has been an evolution… As a screenwriter novice back in 2013, living just outside the bright lights of Los Angeles, palm trees and movie stars, I had an idea. Yes, I was there to somehow get my film about Sacajawea produced, but I was writing other stories, too, developing concepts and learning the Industry.
One of those ideas was Moon Drake Series. I knew I had to have a story written as an example to pitch. That’s when Waya & Two Wolves was born. I wrote the beginning and the ending of the story… but it wasn’t the right timing yet to bring it to the world, for I didn’t know the middle.
Then Sacajawea began to take off a bit, and I put the Moon Drake project description and screenplay in a box. I pursued opportunities in New Mexico then back home to Washington State. In 2021, partially due to Covid and avoiding a film set, the idea of Moon Drake and animation began to stir again…
Last week I finally finished the story of Waya & Two Wolves, from the N. American Continent, episode 2 for Season ONE. Our Native American consultant, Delwin Fiddler, is reviewing the Cherokee elements to bring credibility to the story, as well.
This is a story about the importance of the choices we make. It is a story about protecting endangered animals of the earth. And it is about being open to the answers of life, through Indigenous Wisdom.
Thirteen-year-old Waya is not strong because he is arrogant. He is expected to be a warrior of his People, but every beat of his heart pumps with fear and anger, and he is easily swayed by an older, rebellious friend Jistu. But when Jistu puts Waya’s twin sister, Woya, in grave danger, the young warrior must make a choice. His grandfather from Spirit World, comes to him in the forest to bring light to his bondage. He shows Waya how to realize his own power, if he will choose to accept it – if he will get out of the way.
By Martin Nuza – You never know what life will bring. If you just keep walking toward your dream and purpose, you encounter the most amazing experiences, wonders and gifted, loving people along the way. Martin Nuza is one of those brilliant stars shining into the world. He is a gifted film producer and an outstanding storyteller and writer.
I have known Martin for almost two years. In that short period of time, he has become an active and valuable member of Broken Hand Productions’ team. As a producer for Sacajawea and producer/writer for Moon Drake, Martin is firmly devoted to our projects in development, and we are all extremely grateful for his expertise.
As many of you know, our Moon Drake Anime Series for children is really taking off. We are working with an award-winning animation team (more about them soon), and we have incredible writers onboard creating powerful, captivating and meaningful content for our first season. To my greatest joy, one of those writers is Martin. He has truly astounded me by his vibrant storyline for episode 1.3 set in Bulgaria, and his quick writing skills. Once he was finished with Bulgaria, he immediately began writing a second episode set in India. As a writer, it is such a joy to see him take an idea, ponder, research, grasp the emotion and put it all into words. It’s a beautiful melody that comes together for the children of the world. It is fascinating.
Here is the story description for the Moon Drake EPISODE 1.3 – Bulgaria, Zhivka & Mitko, that Martin just finished yesterday! As I read the screenplay it brought tears to my eyes. With all that is going on in the world, children and adults need to see this beautiful story which shares the ultimate message of hope:
“Zhivka, an innocent girl, encounters a shocking reality when her perfect life is turned upside down by corrupt businessmen who are destroying the environment by contaminating their land, which threatens their premeditated eviction. It is up to Zhivka to find a way to help her mother save their land and bring justice once and for all. This is their story.”
You will not be surprised to learn that Martin is a celebrated and award-winning writer and producer who has a long track record of projects over 25 years. He has helped develop and package hundreds of projects and several of his feature films have won multiple awards, including The Shepherd and Scotland, both in 2019. Scotland was selected for the first selection round of the 92nd Academy Awards in Los Angeles for Best Picture in 2020. In addition, Martin has been awarded “Best Producer” from both Oniros Film Festival in Italy, and from the Vegas Movie Awards in Las Vegas for his project The Woods Encounter. Martin’s long list of productions began in 2005 and has soared ever since.
As you can see, I am a great fan of Martin Nuza. The production team and I are so humbled and honored for such a gifted professional to offer his talents and creativity to the projects that mean so very much to us.
The Moon Drake anime series will take children on a worldwide journey, introducing them to powerful characters, cultures and traditions and the many environmental, human and spiritual conflicts and challenges the Earth faces.
Our purpose for Moon Drake is to bring awareness to our “living world,” so that these beautiful stories will be able to teach children and help them apply the wisdom they learn to their lives.
The first episode of the series highlights Kenya, Africa, where the poaching conflict is very real and detrimental to wildlife. It was important for us to bring light to this part of the world, and the challenges it faces, as we have a daughter living in Kenya, who we have supported since she was three years old. We felt it was fitting that the first episode be focused on the world where she lives.
Here is an introduction to the story, Lesadi & Her Star:
After the death of her father, Obasi, Lesadi is pulled from her mother and little sister by agreedy uncle, Boipelo. Her uncle’s quest is to steal wildlife for profit, specifically cheetah cubs for sale as exotic pets to the Middle East. The backdrop of this story is the African bush, the savanna, wild animals and unpredictable conditions. When Lesadi loses heart, her father comes to her in a dream to help her remember something she has long forgotten. Then, Lesadi is faced with a dangerous choice and discovers an unexpected hero.
After the death of her father, Obasi, Lesadi is pulled from her mother and little sister by a greedy uncle, Boipelo. Her uncle’s quest is to steal wild cats for profit, specifically cheetah cubs for sale as exotic pets to the Middle East. When Lesadi loses heart, her father comes to her in a vision to help her remember something she has long forgotten. Then, Lesadi is faced with a dangerous choice and discovers an unexpected hero.