Monday, May 6, 2019




Norma Jean's Sun, Memoir by Kris Courtney

Friday, March 29, 2019

I Survived a Full-Term Abortion



Perhaps this story should begin where my book and screenplay start in 1930 and follow the path it took to get to 1959. However with attention span and wisdom of most readers in today’s instant gratification society, I will summarize the decades to highlight the impact.


My Generational penalty has little to do with the topic mentioned other than to say that I was considered to become an aborted fetus at time of birth. And no different than the recent political and moral battles ongoing, my immediate family at the time had similar debate with a much heated and violent reaction to the moment that I was born with multiple amputations, birth defects & deformities along with malformed heart and organ challenges that Medical Science of the 1950’s were very incompetent to correct, rather than to simply avoid and eliminate at time of discovery. And in some cases as in mine, the argument may very well have held valid points in both areas of discussion.

As it were by the example that I am typing this letter, my abilities have grown past the restricted potential once outlined for my life. However in every case of the lifelong self imposed opinion “God Made a Mistake” I am very much aware of the imposing cost my Mother and Father took on with the choice of Life. I know that it took every Matriarch and Patriarch in our Family, plus those of multiple organizations to raise a child with special needs. And although that term “Special Needs” was not coined in our household, or the imagery of my extensive disabilities in surgical view ever to be caught on film. I can assure you that the penalty of life was not easy. I am sure that although never spoken, there had to of been thoughts of “wish we had, or what if”. I know those same questions of fate have haunted me too…

I am not writing this to highlight or argue either side of the issue other than to tell you that I survived to see a better day as the result of it not being a part of My Family Story! And not to any surprise, people seem to be ignorant to the hidden facts that fetus termination is not a new thing, at any stage of birth! It is only becoming visible and challenged because of what I perhaps would call lack of education and 50 years of exploited freedom! We have raised 3 generations of people who are no longer able to understand the cost of sacrifice to have the freedom in this world we enjoy. It is that very freedom that I consider precious and will tell you first hand, I am grateful to be alive & able to be living a full life!

As perhaps many will begin to debate this letter or its value, I can tell you that I made many mistakes with this Gift of Life given and every choice was guided by selfish means in so many ways. I would struggle on so many levels that our social conceptions either failed to recognize or simply had no time in a plastic community seeking a replacement for the last throw away. A throw away I am not and as years would go by, the destructive behaviors of others towards people with disabilities seemed to continue to grow more and more vacant of structure that retained humanity. The words Cripple and Freak or the ultimate question: “What Happen to You?” would surface in almost every introduction. And as time evolved into adulthood these terms never ceased, even to this day…

As my life now ebbs into elder years, there is the question of facility care, special needs, disability support and accessibility limits rather than potential. And each step along the way is in preparation for the time when isolation and death arrives inside a facility. A life ending condition that I came to accept many years ago. As in the previous 100 years, almost all disabled children were at some point in time, swept off to a facility where the “medication” was administered to a point of escape and a quiet death. And many will argue perhaps also that why spend all that time and money, why not terminate at birth and save the community public the expense? Save the family the grief or the medical drain on social programs… Give the “Healthy People” a better value for money spent!

I am not sure where this letter will go or how it will be received after speaking in such plain and transparent terms. But I will tell you that I have had one heck of a life and continue to reach for more that is inside my abilities. Some of you may have read my Children’s Book and inside there is a phrase “Ability Is, As Ability Does” and the summary is, It’s Ok to be yourself! And that is ultimately the position I will take on this, it is Ok for me to be Me! And in doing so the respect and admiration I have for the entire Village it took to raise me as a child, to pay the 100’s of thousands of Medical Bills, to resign from all of their own dreams and hopes of a life lived different to care for an imposing consequence that was a choice! To realize the rewards will far out weight the cost and take responsibility.

Finally, I will close this letter in true “One Finger” fashion and tell you that my Artistry gives me Joy. And in that, my goals are to one day allow that platform to serve as a Benevolent Energy that gives witness not to the disabilities, but rather the Matriarch and Patriarch’s who made a choice of Life and Sacrificed their agendas for that Gift Presented! I wish for all who read this to find Gift in my Art, Inspiration in my Writings and please look forward to the production of my Award Winning Screenplay - Norma’s Sun, a True Story Full Feature Leading Lady Film. As a self funded artist, I am actively seeking Executive & Equity Funding for Production.

Read More: Norma's Sun - www.normasun.com

"Never in our silent moments of illusion do we sense the dark parallel that lives beside us. Nor do we suspect the carrier."

Blessings,

American Artist Kris Courtney

Friday, March 22, 2019

Faith in Your Own Dream



Update on Status and Current Project for Norma's Sun.



I am in the Development/Pre-Production stage of Investment & Solicitation for Production Schedule of Norma's Sun. I am actively seeking "Product Placement" Sponsorship, Brand, and Contribution & Investment Partnerships that include Equity / Executive Production Team Members.


This Award Winning Screenplay begins in the 1930’s and winds its way through generational reveals to current day. The scenes revolve around a Matriarch & Patriarch family in the Midwest who are presented with imposing challenges.


We look forward to hearing from you soon!


Please find additional information at: www.normasun.com



Monday, November 5, 2018

MENTALITY - 2018 (Political & Social Expression)

Mentality


2018 - Acrylic on Canvas (30x40)

Original Available:  $1,200  obo

Exit Painting
By:





Which Position do You Take ??

PRINT & GiCLEE Available at:  IMAGEKIND



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Monday, September 17, 2018

Screenplay NORMA'S SUN - Official Nominee Winner

Official Nominee - True Story Screenplay , Norma's Sun is recognized for "Best Character Arc" in THE MONKEY BREAD TREE FILM AWARDS 2018


As the ongoing push for Production continues, Ability Film's llc. is proud to discover another Award Recognition for the Original Award Winning Screenplay, Norma's Sun. Written as an adaptation from the original book, Kris Courtney is pleased to share and accept the recognition in his efforts to produce this Powerful & Imposing Film!



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Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Ability Films, llc. - Intro for Norma's Sun



An Introduction of Ability Films, llc. for the Production of Norma's Sun. A True Story with imposing consequences...

An Award Winning Screenplay with an Award Winning Crew & Cast that includes Oscar & Emmy Winners alike! 

Schedule for 2019 Release!

Read More:  www.normasun.com  &  www.abilityfilm.com

Norma Jean's Sun, Memoir by Kris Courtney

Friday, May 11, 2018

OFFICIAL SELECTION - Script Competition 2018

Norma's Sun has been made an OFFICIAL SELECTION in  The Golden Script Competition 2018 for Best Feature Screenplay!  This now makes 5 Award Selections over the short 6 months that we have been soliciting for Recognition & Production.





Our Oscar & Emmy Award winning Team is ready for Production as we seek to find Executive Production Funds & Private Equity. If you are seeking an Award Based, Qualified Powerful, Unique & Inspiring Project to become an Award Winning Producer, We are eager to Speak with You!



Read More: www.normasun.com







Thursday, March 29, 2018

Feature Film - Business Plan & Prospectus "ROI"

Norma's Sun - Feature Film





This Full Feature, True Story & Female Driven Narrative Film is about the life of Norma and her family history of struggle to become the Parent of a child with needs beyond any comprehension, only to find in the end an ending that will touch your core!


"Never in our silent moments of illusion do we sense the dark parallel that lives beside us. Nor do we suspect the carrier."


"A Wonderful commentary on the very things that make us all human" "Brave honesty of confession, makes the book unique" "Touching story, full of hope" The story is not only convincingly true, but will rivet the reader with its genuine and unassuming pathos.


ROI - Equity Investment / Investor

Ability Films, llc. is seeking an Executive Equity Partner.  

Norma’s Sun is looking to bring on an equity investor(s) to cover the budget of $3.5M. The investor(s) will receive 100% plus 10% interest after the cost of production and distribution fees have been paid out.

Furthermore, he or she will receive 50% of the producer’s net profits for five years. An investor can expect to recoup money invested from a combination of the distribution advance, domestic sales, tax incentives and intl sales.



"Ability Films, LLC” is offering Individual “units” for $25,000 each and is also looking to supplement the budget with the Kentucky and Georgia tax rebate program’s, corporate product integration, and a donation campaign.


As you will read in the Prospectus, our goals are realistic, achievable and profitable! More so, this film also offers a unique path of inclusion and exposure for other organizations who share not only in the core value of the story itself, but the mission of participation through awareness.


Norma's Sun

BUSINESS PLAN - PROSPECTUS


We look forward to hearing from Quantified Investors

Thank You,
Kris
www.normasun.com




Thursday, February 15, 2018

Literally, An Art Book by Kris Courtney

American Artist Kris Courtney Releases his 5th Book in a Series of Art and Literal Expression from Memoir to Film, Children's Book and Screenplay.

Now Available, an Art Book - Literally !!


Courtney has spent the last Decade of creative expression and traveling.  With his first Studio & Gallery in Southwest Ohio, his journey has taken him to open new art studios across America that include, Santa Fe New Mexico, Paducah Kentucky, Venice & Port Charlotte Florida and currently in Middle Georgia & Atlanta.


Contained inside this Art Book is an array of Images of Fine Art that spans from elementary to complex examples of Abstract Expressionism, Conceptual and a self defines "Primitive Literal-ism" that displays a wide range of Color & Thought provoking genre.  With noted achievements in International and National collections, Courtney's work also includes Award Winning Originals that have been recognized by the Music Group Cold Play, US Speaker of the House John Boehner, US Maritime Collection and more.  His 2 years in Florida also reigned in an accomplishment of instructional awards at the SW Florida 2014 Holiday Show in Abstract at the North Port Gallery where 4 of Courtney's Students took all Top Honors!






All of these Images inside this book are from the above experiences and more!  As a Blessed Artist, His Canvas presentations often sell wet right off the Easel and all of these original works are in either private collections, galleries, museums or in some cases, location unknown.  Courtney's Fan's have grown in anticipation for his next creation and will marvel at these high quality pages available in this book. All of which will make for a great conversation or coffee table display.

Be Sure to get your iTunes, Magazine or Fine Art Table Trade copy Today!



Literally, An Art Book by American Artist Kris Courtney


Monday, January 29, 2018

Ability Films aligns with Riley Children's Foundation

A Story of Strength & Perseverance!

Muncie, Indiana Born Artist/Author and 1950's patient of Riley Children's Hospital 'RileyKids' donates 30% of Film Fund Campaign to Riley Hospital. #Film4Riley

INDIANAPOLIS & ATLANTA & LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Jan. 29, 2018  --  Film4Riley


"Ability Films aligns with Riley Children's Foundation to raise awareness through funding of a True Story Film based in Indiana #Film4Riley"


Norma's Sun, The Film
This Full Feature, True Story & Female Driven Narrative Film is about the life of Norma and her family history of struggle to become the Parent of a child with needs beyond any comprehension, only to find in the end an ending that will touch your core! Born into a life of isolation & pain with the graphic burden of surgical manipulation to function, walk & survive in a world of normalcy. The iconic image inspires still today and will present a platform for an audience into a never before filmed life inside a family struggling to accept reason!

It has always been the intent of Ability Films, llc. And its CEO Kris Courtney, to provide an economic vehicle of revenue to channel portions of proceeds to charitable organizations that have been involved at some level, a direct impact on his immediate family or otherwise. It is through this initial & exclusive alignment of purpose with Riley Children's Foundation (Fund Raising arm for Riley Children's Hospital), that Ability Films, llc. Is offering and will promote for a funding campaign of mutual interest to also raise production funds for the film "Norma's Sun".

This screenplay is an adaptation of the original bestselling Memoir, Norma Jean's Sun published in 2009. A True Story that has Imposing Consequences shared by many families of similar circumstances.


As a benevolent gesture, Ability Films, llc. will provide 30% of Every Dollar raised and or otherwise invested in the Development Funding through the "HashTag" #Film4Riley.


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