by Nick David



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/12/2012

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.25x11
Page Count : 120
ISBN : 9781468501049
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 120
ISBN : 9781468501032

About the Book

I hope readers will enjoy creating Reckless Dreaming as a movie in their mind. That is ahead of any possible theatrical production. - Nick David, Screenwriter


Imagine a game of Strip Chess surrounded everywhere you turn by strip the soul! Michael and Tara use everything including their wits for weapons! Meanwhile, no knowledge of chess will be needed to determine who is winning as their match progresses.

Chess masters Tara, 33, and Michael, 34, stage a high stakes match in San Francisco that their chess rival fathers never got a chance to play. Michael is an intense “win at any cost” player with his own obsessions. Tara is an embattled singer and Eastern Religion buff. As a reformed alcoholic, she leaves a Buddhist monastery on a quest for enlightenment and love. Tara keeps one vital secret from Michael: She has a brain tumor which could kill her at any time! Not knowing her condition, Michael hires Destiny, a possible girlfriend who is into the occult, to play mind games on Tara. However, Destiny plans much more than just mental harm. In a class, Destiny receives a device that helps her enter other people’s dreams. Then, as Destiny remarks, “What could they charge me with, reckless dreaming?” Meanwhile, psychotic “fellow-dreamer” Dwayne pursues a Tarot card riddle which doesn’t bode well for Tara! A female artist influences events in unique ways. Additional obstacles stack the deck against our heroine. More conflict brews in the subplot. It reveals that Tara, Michael, and the rest of the cast are pitted against the unscrupulous producer Wesley. It’s all yours to find out if a sting causes the plot and subplot to merge into multiple twist climaxes!

Comments from 3 Professional Script Consultants:

Paul Young’s clients have included Academy Award Nominees for Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay as well as the Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival. Paul wrote that “Reckless Dreaming has plausibility, substance, focus, resonance, appeal, and emotional power, which helps to create a single film with its own inner layers and complexities.” - Literary & Screenplay Consultants Woodland Hills, CA

“All in all, you’ve succeeded in writing an interesting erotic film which has intellectual appeal.”
- Caroline Blair San Francisco, CA

“You have drawn a very creative visual treatment for moving into and out of dream-space and time.”
- Constance Richardson Mill Valley, CA

Front Cover Photo: “Evidence” by Nick David

About the Author

Nick David was born in San Francisco and grew up in the Bay Area. He acted in many high school plus college plays at UC Davis and UC Berkeley. After that, Nick performed alongside Robin Williams in the improvisational “Committee Workshop” in San Francisco.

Nick David has spent much of his spare time in the enjoyable reading of dozens of books on Eastern and Western philosophy. Nick found the subject of enlightenment particularly interesting. He has always been an avid player of strategy games. Plus, Tarot cards are a significant factor in Reckless Dreaming due to Mr. David’s interest in them.

Also, his passion for art comes into play as an artist named Madeleine influences multiple events. And, as many people are, Nick is fascinated by erotic subject matter and the meaning of dreams.

With plenty of heartfelt knowledge, Nick David began writing Reckless Dreaming. He developed the daring characters and plotline over an extensive period of time. Along the way, Nick sought out and took the best of various professional script critics’ advice. Meanwhile, Mr. David always maintained his overall vision for the work. That included ensuring that sex and nudity are never gratuitous. Rather, they occur or don’t occur based on plot and character needs.

Each spiritual viewpoint must be authentic and represented fairly as well.
Furthermore, as a lifetime San Francisco area resident, Nick intimately knows the unique locations he has chosen. That even includes one which Hollywood Set Designers would need to create because it no longer exists!

Thank you for your interest!