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Dianne Salerni : Writer of Teen and Middle Grade Fiction | The Spirit Game Film

The Spirit Game Film

I’m thrilled that I am now allowed to share this Behind-the-Scenes video about THE SPIRIT GAME, the short film based on my book WE HEAR THE DEAD. This was a fascinating glimpse into the production, and I have to thank Amy Green for prominently mentioning my book as the inspiration. It is exciting to see an actor like Charles Shaughnessy enthusiastic about the project and to hear actress Katie Boland talk about the role of Maggie Fox, the main character in my book. I was also very amused to hear Liberty Ross talk about Leah Fox in a personal way. Some people might consider Leah to be the villain of my book. Clearly, Liberty understands she is more complicated than that.

And, having seen director Craig Goodwill’s films PATCHTOWN and ARTIST UNKNOWN, I can’t wait to see how he visually conceives this project. I’m sure it will be stunning.

Along with the video, I also got my first look at the official movie poster this weekend. See my name at the bottom, next to the director’s name?  Another squee-able moment.


BHS TSG copy from Craig Goodwill on Vimeo.

22 Responses to The Spirit Game Film

  1. Aaaaaah! *high pitched squeel* So exciting!!!

  2. A film based on one of your books? That’s super exciting!! I must watch πŸ™‚

  3. Angela Brown says:

    I am so thrilled for you. I’m over here doing a happy dance, though it can not be recorded as it may be mistaken for a bouncing walrus attempting to laugh at the same time lol!!

    YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Oh, my gosh. Super squee time. Do you have any idea how this film will be marketed?

  5. Mary says:

    Absolutely awesome!!!! I am so thrilled for you!!!!!!!

  6. Oh, I love it all!!! I really like the actress who plays Kate.

  7. Tonja says:

    OMG – so exciting!!! I love the poster. I’d be hanging it on my front door!

  8. So super awesome! I can’t wait to see it. =)

  9. This is epic, Dianne. Totally amazing. πŸ™‚

  10. Dianne…EEK!!!! Absolutely gorgeous and amazing! Thrilled for you.

  11. Julie Dao says:

    AHHH!!! That’s so exciting! Will you have any extra copies of that poster to give out?!

  12. Susan Oloier says:

    Dianne,
    That is incredibly exciting!!!! I am absolutely thrilled for you.

  13. So exciting and squee-worthy!!

    You’re one of the few writers I know who might be in the running for the choice I blogged about today. Congratulations on all your successes!

  14. Pk Hrezo says:

    Wow Dianne! This is amazingly cool!! Congrats!! πŸ˜€

  15. Ohmigodohmigodohmigod!! How can you STAND it? The happy has gotta be bubbling up and out all over the floor around you. (messy, messy, messy) This film short is gonna be AMAZING… then, who knows where it’ll lead from there? I am so excited for you. Seeing that poster HAD to bring tears to your eyes.

  16. Linda G. says:

    This is so freaking cool! I can only imagine how thrilled you must be. Enjoy every second of it. πŸ˜€

  17. WHOA, DIANNE!!!!
    I had no idea…. YOU should be SQUEEING all over the place …. I know I would!

    SO THRILLED FOR YOU!

  18. Lexa Cain says:

    OMG! This is absolutely wonderful! I’m so excited for you! I’d love having something of mine made into a movie far more than it being a bestseller.
    You’re just awesome! Savor every moment. πŸ˜€

  19. Having your story made into film – that;s my ultimate dream. Glad to see your taste of it! πŸ™‚

  20. Jemi Fraser says:

    Wow!!!! So exciting! The poster is awesome and the video is great – love hearing those actors/producer feeling so passionate about your story!! πŸ™‚

  21. Jackee says:

    AMAZING!!! I best that must be surreal to watch it come to life like that. Huge congratulations–I love to hear that excitement from everyone. You rock, Dianne!!!!

  22. Hi Dianne .. taken me ages to get here .. but I saved it til I had that time ..

    You must be so pleased – and the video is just great to see and fascinating how it all came together … so pleased for you ..

    and now the film to come … that’s excellent – what a wonderful year ahead …

    Cheers Hilary