GUITAR MAN - Feature Film

By trying to save at least one troubled youth from ending up in prison, even at the risk of his own family, a “failed” musician discovers the true gift of his music… and the deeper meaning of freedom.

For the feature film GUITAR MAN, Laurie was hired by Prodigy Entertainment to adapt and dramatize the book and life of musician and youth advocate Buzzy Martin for the screen.

(Read Screenplay Excerpt )

Buzzy’s book was published by Penguin in September 2010 and the first printing sold out in five days.

“As the author of the book Don’t Shoot! I’m the Guitar Man, I’m humbled and moved to happy tears to read the riveting screenplay by Laurie Lamson … Her incredible detailed writing brought each page to a raw emotional climax…”

– Buzzy Martin, author, musician and child advocate

Guitar Man Best Writer award @ CATE sm


GUITAR MAN won the Audience Award for “Best Drama” at its debut screenings in San Francisco Indie Fest, “Best Drama” at IFS Film Festival, “First Place” at San Francisco Black Film Festival, and 17 additional festival awards, including “Best Writer” at Cinema at the Edge and “Best Original Screenplay” at Golden State Film Festival.

“You just amaze me on how you are able to get it on the page. You are very easy to collaborate with; your keen sense of honesty and quick wit pours through in your writing. You’re the best-kept secret in Hollywood!”

– Ray Robinson, Producer, Prodigy Entertainment