|Dr Matthew Alford in The Writer with No Hands (2013).|
A powerful new documentary feature examining the mysterious death of a Hollywood screenwriter is headed our way.
The scribe of ‘80s and ‘90s action fare such as The Dogs of War, Raw Deal, and Time Cop, Gary Devore disappeared in extremely suspicious circumstances in the summer of 1997. His body was found a year later in the California Aqueduct. His hands were nowhere to be seen.
The Writer with No Hands follows Reel Power author Dr Matthew Alford on his obsessive quest to find the truth about Devore’s death, delving deep into a world of spies, lies and double-lives.
Directed by William Westaway, The Writer with No Hands stars Matthew Alford, Claudia Christian, Wendy Oates-Devore, John Irvin, Haskell Wexler, Robbie Graham, Brain Neve, Frank Thorwald and Dennis O’Keefe.
Currently seeking a distributor (a number of major companies have expressed a serious interest), the film is prepped for release in 2013. Quite how soon in 2013 depends on how much popular support it receives. If you’d like to see this incendiary film in theatres or on TV in the near future, show your support by liking The Writer with No Hands on Facebook and by sharing the trailer through social networking as well as on your websites and blogs. More material will follow, but the viral campaign begins here.
|Matthew Alford with Gary Devore's former publicist - and ex-CIA asset - Michael Sands, who died in April 2012.|
|Robbie Graham cautions his colleague Matthew Alford not to disregard warnings he received about pursuing the Devore case. Alford was told by a DoD contractor: "These people can ruin your life."|
|Legendary cinematographer Haskell Wexler in The Writer with No Hands. Wexler's credits include classics such as American Graffiti (1973), One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), and Days of Heaven (1978).|
|The director of The Writer with No Hands William Westaway expressing his concerns about Matthew Alford's obsession with the Devore case.|
|Gary Devore's widow, Wendy Oates-Devore, is convinced her husband was the victim of a conspiracy.|