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The Post-Postmodern Hero's Journey
There is a new guy in tinsel town. He carries something old, something new, and something blue; old myths, new challenges, and the Blue Fire at the center of his story. His name is Lorenzo Pelosini. A screenwriter and USC film school graduate, Pelosini is already an acclaimed novelist in Italy and at only 28-years-old, he's also the new Executive of SilverScreen Pictures.

Pelosini and his stories have recently entered the entertainment industry, and they are already creating quite some noise. Today's Hollywood is a post-modern market, recycling old heroes from comic books and iconic sagas that we born 40 years ago. Now, there is nothing good or bad about this philosophy. As a matter of fact, Pelosini considers himself an offspring of that very same culture, and loves it more than most. However, his stories do not entirely belong to the current trend.

Though the roots of his latest novel, River Runner – The Golden Thread, are deeply embedded in the epic of the (super)hero's journey, its branches reach for the sky beyond our contemporary mythology, and plant the seed for something else entirely. Where many of his peers have used their best efforts to create clones of the heroes they adore, Pelosini has instead, given those heroes a son. The name of this heir is Will, and he is no hero, just a Runner. Born in our own world, a silver screen away from the iconic characters that nurtured his imagination, Will's quest is not a magical one, but a quest for magic itself. That is what the Blue Fire is, the potential for heroism in a world with no heroes, a Schrödinger's style hope that is, and isn't, all at once.

Whereas young Harry was at least given a letter to Hogwarts-- Will is going to have to write that himself in order to start his journey. Whether magic or delusion waits for Will at the end of his story, no one knows. What we do know is that River Runner is honest, epic, fresh and real, and it is strong enough to take us into a new phase of popular narratives. As the entertainment market prepares for a paradigm shift, River Runner could very well be the quantum tunnel that leads to what come next.

And like Will, Pelosini has only just begun. After being praised by Italian critics, Pelosini and his new colleagues are now working to share the River Runner saga with the American audience through more than one media. And it's not just his stories that interest Pelosini. As the new vice president in charge of development and the head of the writing department at SilverScreen Pictures, Pelosini's ambition is to find and nurture new stories through every resource possible.

"It's not a revolution we are looking for," Pelosini declared. "We just want to listen to our audience. And offer them the progress they deserve."

Related to Pelosini joining the SilverScreen team, Kyle A. Clark, CEO of the company, affirms, "Lorenzo is exactly what SilverScreen needs. His knowledge of today's market and his writing skills are completely unparalleled. We look forward to a great and long collaboration with this young talent."

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