Biz Chat 007 a Unique Startup Story with Daniel Stahl of Illuminated Winds

We've Launched Alabama's First Statewide Business focused Twitter Chat - #BizChatAL and during our seventh chat, Daniel Stahl joins us to share a glimpse into the unique startup process behind his Alabama based screenwriting company, Illuminated Winds.

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It started with a lunch I had with a family friend of my wife's. The woman, Liane, wrote about her experience following WWII in Russian-control territory in Eastern Germany, in a book called Refuge. Upon hearing a side of history I’d never learned of, I remember telling her it should be a movie. She asked if I knew anyone. Of course not, a year out of the military, I was trying to figure life out. I didn't even read her book yet! That night I read it through into early morning. Her story just gnawed at me. I jumped with both feet, not looking back. This opened the door for screenwriting. #BizChatAL

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Honestly, I'm glad I knew nothing! Looking back, if I knew what I had to do, I'd never have jumped. Now having said that, outlines and structure are SO important! #BizChatAL

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Knowing what I know now, I'd say broadening my understanding of the craft and my approach to screenwriting has its constant growing pains. There are the basics that don't change and peculiarities that are flexible. I feel I'm learning to master the basics and discovering the others as I go. #BizChatAL

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Sell a screenplay of course! I finished one called Refuge and now working on one for school called Blind Devotion. I entered Refuge into this years International Christian Film Festival and currently waiting to hear back. Blind Devotion is scheduled to be completed by the summer. #BizChatAL

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I don't know everything! If my wife is reading this, surprise, I don't know it all! It's great to lean on others that are experts. Clint Eastwood said; a man (or woman) has to know their limits. This applies to every area in life! #BizChatAL

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Success for me is to consistently live out my goal. To know Christ and make Him known and I'll take what I get along the way. #BizChatAL

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You can watch the video below to learn more about the author’s real life story behind the book and now screenplay; Refuge. You can check out more at: http://illuminatedwinds.com  or on Facebook: @illuminatedwinds or Twitter: @illuminatewinds #bizchatAL

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Sarah Stahl