Broomfield Heights Middle School


A funny thing happened to me during the screenings of
“The Sand Creek Massacre” film at Broomfield Heights
Middle School this past Friday. Five different classes.
Over 125 individual kids. The biggest rise I got out
of all of these kids was when I mentioned that
I was an old geezer and I still had my original teeth.
They laughed out loud.

You gotta think about that. The subject matter, racism,
the fact that it was Friday and it was the first class of
the day, cast a gloom in the classroom. The kids and
teacher were tired. They needed a boost. So, I caused
them to brighten their faces, wake up and have some fun.

How much did you know about racism when you were in
the 8th grade? I knew nothing. But, in these classes, terms
like racism, genocide, points-of-view, collision, terrorism, beheadings,
mutilations, ISIS and Nazis, were parts of the classroom discussions when the
teacher started each class session, during the film and when I spoke to each class
after each screening.

I was impressed with the intelligence, the knowledge,
the discipline, the attention, the respect and the manners expressed
by the students during this day long affair. It was a learning
and growing experience for this old geezer, and one that
I will always cherish.

Thank you for your continuing support.

Best Regards,

Donald L. Vasicek
Olympus Films+, LLC
The Zen of Writing & Screenwriting

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About Don Vasicek

Award-winning writer/filmmaker Donald L. Vasicek studied producing, directing and line producing at the Hollywood Film Institute under the acclaimed Dov Simen’s and at Robert Redford’s Sundance Institute. He studied screenwriting at The Complete Screenplay, Inc., with Sally Merlin (”White Squall”), daughter of the famed Hollywood Merlin family of screenwriters and writers, as his mentor. Don has taught, mentored, and is a script consultant for over 400 writers, directors, producers, actors and production companies. Don has also acted in 20th Century Fox’s “Die Hard With a Vengeance”, NBC’s Mystery of “Flight 1501″, ABC’s “Father Dowling” starring Thomas Bosley, and Red-Handed Production’s “Summer Reunion”. These activities have resulted in Don’s involvement in over 100 movies during the past 23 years, from major studios to independent films including, MGM’s $56 million “Warriors of Virtue”, Paramount Classics “Racing Lucifer”, American Pictures “The Lost Heart” and “Born To Kill” starring the Charles Bronson of Korea, Bobby Kim, and his internationally-known director/brother, Richard, Incline Productions, Inc.’s “Born To Win”, Olympus Films+, LLC’s “Haunted World” with Emmy-nominated PBS Producer Alison Hill, and Olympus Films+, LLC’s “Faces,” “Oh, The Places You Can Go” and the award-winning “The Sand Creek Massacre” documentary film short. Don also has written and published over 500 books, short stories and articles. His books include “How To Write, Sell, And Get Your Screenplays Produced” and “The Write Focus.” Don has been a guest screenwriting and filmmaking columnist for Hollywood Lit. Sales, Moondance International Film Festivals e-zine, Screenwriters Forum, Screenplace, Screenplayers.Net, Screenwriters.Net, Screenwriters Utopia, Spraka & Kinsla (Swedish), “Inkwell Watch”, and “Ink On the Brain.”Writing recognition includes Houston’s WorldFest International Film Festival, Chesterfield’s Writers Film Project, Writers Digest, The Sundance Institute, The Writer’s Network, and the Rocky Mountain Writer’s Guild, Inc. Don is presently is raising money for “Ghost of Sand Creek,” a mini-series/documentary and raising $200 million for five feature film projects. Contact Don at to see the Private Placement Memorandum/Business Plan. Don is on the board of directors of the American Indian Genocide Museum in Houston. Don is the founder and owner of Olympus Films+, LLC, a global writing, filmmaking and consulting company, in 1994.

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