Jason Hellerman graduated from Penn State University in Film Production & English and holds an MFA in Screenwriting & Film Theory from Boston University. Jason has worked as a Story Editor for several A-list clients and continues to do story consulting.
In 2013, his screenplay, Shovel Buddies, made the top ten of the annual Black List. Shovel Buddies was purchased and produced by AwesomenessTV and debuted at the SXSW film festival in 2016.
Outside of Hollywood, Jason has collaborated on commercials for Nintendo, Ford, Universal, and SyFy.
Jason is constantly writing and developing new ideas for companies across the globe.
I think the difference is, a high concept doesn't always elicit an instant read.
You can read stories of Spielberg saying that the reason he made the movie was that he felt like the holocaust wasn't taught in schools and that millions didn't know what happened or the extent to which it happened.
In another interview, Spielberg said, "My primary purpose in making Schindler's List was for education. The Holocaust had been treated as just a footnote in so many textbooks or not mentioned at all. Millions knew little if anything about it. Others tried to deny it happened at all."
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Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge is one of my fave films and I have written about it on this site many times - along with the Dhoom series among others. RRR is not a Bollywood films because it was not made in Bollywood...
Carry on and enjoy these movies without accusing other people of ignoring them.