O'Rourke Adaptation Is Oaxaca 15 Official Selection
Michael's feature adaptation of Winona LaDuke's novel "Last Standing Woman," has been chosen an official selection of Oaxaca Film Fest 15 Global Script Challenge. Movie Maker magazine calls the Oaxaca Fest "one of the best in the world." Winona's powerful novel, now in its 2nd edition, traces the lives of seven generations of Anishinaabe (Ojibwe) on the White Earth Reservation in Minnesota. Michael's two shorts based on excerpts from Winona's book placed as finalists in the Starz Denver Screenplay Competition and the Nashville Film Fest Screenplay Contest earlier this year.