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Newsletter # 2

June 22, 2011

Approved by Durjaya

As you all know my passion for science fiction, I thought I would share with you a short film project I recently completed titled Approved by Durjaya. Directed and written by the talented Sara Lester and starring Andrew Cromartie, Matt Rouillard, Larry Roop and myself, Approved by Durjaya "centers around a dystopian society in which there are strict rules enforced by a higher authority and each citizen is assigned to a group that determines their job and subsequently their life." 

Approved by Durjaya

I play the character of Brandt who is part of the "thinker" group and realizes there is a problem with the production of Durjaya's aircraft fleet and seeks to get the attention of the council and its leader Camlin (played by Larry Loop pictured above, second from left, as I address him). Generally, another character by the name of Jake (played by Andrew Cromartie pictured center below) and I upset the Durjaya apple cart by going against the establishment and the rules. Hmm, sounds like roles I've played in real life! 

Approved by Durjaya

The film is about thirty minutes in length and is scheduled for release in December of this year. I'll keep everyone posted on the premiere date and screenings.


As for First World: Covenant, I've been very pleased with the reception of the novella and sales. In addition to Amazon, Covenant is now available on the Nook. I have also begun writing the next installment, Synedrion, that I plan to have finished by the end of the year. For those of you or your friends that have purchased Covenant, please see the special FREE offer below.


I hope you are all having an enjoyable summer and thanks very much for your continued support.


Mark Lund

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