Hi there. I'm Jason Matthews, and I'd love to tell you a little about myself and these stories.
Without going into too much detail, as a kid I grew up having story ideas that felt fun and important to share. When I went off to college and had to figure out what I wanted to do, I studied television and film at the University of North Carolina and then moved to Los Angeles in 1991. During that time the idea for The Big Bang came to me.
Like many of us, I often had occasional wonderings of the meaning of life and our place in the universe. I struggled with concepts of both religion and science, trying to figure out what I believed and where the two fields might share a common ground. Eventually I got stuck on this idea of a science experiment, where the creative process produces a universe that is separate to our own. Then the questions began - What if you could study a universe and search throughout it for planets with life? What might you find with a universe at your fingertips? The more I thought of it... the more ideas came to me. In little time the idea was conceived and The Big Bang (originally titled The Universe Generator) was born.
Two screenplays, one novel, and over a decade later, The Big Bang was self-published. I finally considered myself a writer and not just an "ideas person".
The sequel, Jim's Life, is still in the works. This story also deals with the same thought process - What is it all about and what clues exist for us to see everyday?
I've also written Minor Extremes, a fun yet thoughtful ski story about a boy becoming a man and promoting extreme skiing as a spectator sport.
I have other stories as well, but one goal remains the same. How can this story help myself or someone else connect to the higher consciousness?
My motivation is to continue the discussion of "what it's all about" and living to our potential. It has always been my dream to produce books and movies that stimulate the mind and the soul, and it's clear that Hollywood needs far more soulful projects to bring into the eyes and ears of mainstream society.
So that's a little about me and my stories. Thanks so much for listening.
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