“Day Crosser” highlights a poor migrant farming family from Mexico looking to escape the ruthless violence of the drug cartels. With a baby on the way, the couple hopes to start a new life in America – free from the fear and retribution by local crime lords.
A parallel storyline follows a recently discharged Afghanistan veteran suffering from Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and his journey for normalcy for his wife and young daughter. After being rejected for a career as a border patrol guard, he’s persuaded to join the local militia group headed by a retired LAPD police officer with a questionable past.
When these opposite worlds collide on a hot, desert mountain overlooking the Mexican/Arizona border, tragedy ensues. Can empathy overcome ignorance? Is there any hope?
About the author
Andy Kumpon is the Co-Founder of KillerBeam Entertainment. Kumpon has always been interested in sci-fi/horror/fantasy. He is a big fan of the old Godzilla movies, creature feature and of course "Star Wars" and the films of John Carpenter.
Kumpon moved to New York City in 2006 and worked in video production by partnering with and creating Malbec Gold Productions. One of the Co-founders of Terra FOSSIL Wines, Andy created Terra FOSSIL TV, which highlights Terra FOSSIL testimonials taken in-and-around New York City which netted millions of views.
An award-winning filmmaker with 20 years experience in all facets of film/video production (writing, directing, editing, composing, marketing), he has worked on several independent series/films/productions in Seattle, L.A., and N.Y. His short supernatural thriller KNIT (2016), a proof of concept for a feature film of the same name has won numerous festival awards. And he most recently finished a spiritual drama titled "More Time".
Kumpon has several feature length screenplays he is looking to develop, namely his upcoming Sci-Fi, zombie epic "Seeds Of The Dead" featuring a take on GMO, and his Action/Sci-Fi screenplay "The Pit", which he plans on adapting into a Graphic Novel sometime in 2020. He also wants to adapt "Day Crosser" into a film. He is of Mexican/American descent.
ABOUT THE CO-AUTHOR
Greg Leib is a former investment banker turned entrepreneur. He founded BNK Invest INC, Market News Video and Terra Fossil Wines. A transplant from San Francisco and New York City, Greg is now currently living in Tucson Arizona. He is very interested the current crisis at the Mexican/American border.
The story for "Day Crosser" was inspired when Greg attended the The Writers Studio Tucson in 2018. With an idea for a story on paper, he tapped into friend and screenwriter Andy Kumpon to write both a screenplay and novelette. Both Greg and Andy hope to adapt "Day Crosser" into a film.
ABOUT THE EDITOR
Bill Armstrong is long-retired from Denver Public Schools, where he implemented and managed information technology. He has a bachelor's degree in geology and a master's in public administration. He has written and illustrated children's books, and contributed stories, profiles and opinion pieces to a number of magazines and newspapers.