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Ball Don't Lie I Isaiah Mouw I United States

A mercurial, selfish black NBA star wakes up in the 1950s all-white NBA, where his last-placed Lakers are desperate for a championship to break a franchise curse.

A mutli-award winning and optioned screenwriter, Isaiah Mouw is a published author, producer and screenwriter with several spec screenplays and teleplays ready to be produced. Isaiah’s passion for film began when as a kid, living in Japan, he stumbled upon a worn-out VHS tape of Star Wars: A New Hope. Since then, he’s taken in movies by the thousands. As a screenwriter, Isaiah uses his knowledge of cinema and unique upbringing abroad to tell his stories. He enjoys writing small town dramas and science fiction, and occasionally enjoys writing small town science fiction dramas. His major screenwriting influences are the Coen Brothers, David Lynch, Damon Lindelof, Noah Hawley and Quentin Tarantino. Isaiah received his Masters from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. In addition to screenwriting, Isaiah works in the parking and mobility industry where he was recently named as the number one parking and mobility professional in the world. In August of 2013, he was commissioned as a Honorary Kentucky Colonel by the Commonwealth of Kentucky and in July of 2021, he was commissioned as an Honorary Arkansas Traveler by the State of Arkansas.

Writer Statement In the words of David Mamet, I write “to inspire cleansing awe.” This is the goal of drama, and I am a writer of drama. I am a screenwriter. I write because I have a compulsion to write. I write because I believe I have a divinely-given gift for writing. And most importantly I write because I am in love with screenwriting. I love screenwriting because Mr. Smith went to Washington. I love screenwriting because Alfredo and Toto love cinema. I love screenwriting because Fletcher says, “Not quite my tempo.” I love screenwriting because Hachi visited the station every day. I love screenwriting because Jesse and Celine meet again. I love screenwriting because Clarence got his wings. I love screenwriting because Elio cries in front of a fireplace. I love screenwriting because Aragorn says “My friends, you bow to no one.” I love screenwriting because Indy finds the Ark. I love screenwriting because Allie chose to stay and Will Hunting chose to leave. This is why I love screenwriting. This is why I write.

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