June 2010 - A graphic artist
has begun converting the script for "Curse of Athena"
into 4 graphic novels, each having at least 40 or more pages.
May 2010 - The first three
novels of the Journal of Rome series were completed. Drafts for
novels 4 and 5 the next to complete final editing.
April 2010 - Final Version
of the Curse of Athena Screenplay is registered with the Writers
Guild West. Gary attends the Sunscreen film festival where he meets
Ralph Winter the producer of X Men, X Men Wolverine and Star Trek.
Mr. Winter requested that Gary send his script to his reader David
DeBorde, MA at Southeastern University.
November 2006 - April 2010
- Gary continues to perfect the Curse of Athena screenplay and the
five novels he wrote entitled Journal of Rome.
November 2006 - Gary holds
his 50th birthday and Film Debue to a crowd of 100 influential friends
at the Safety Harbor Resort and Spa. A gladiator exhibition is staged
on the dance floor. Roman Re-Enactors who took part in the film
honor Gary with their attendance in full Roman regalia.
March 2005 - Current - Gary
joins the Florida Screenwriters and Actors Connection, and learns
the art of writing screenplays.
November 2004 to March 2005
- Editing and re-dubbing some of the vocal performances is completed
for the Curse of Athena promotional trailer. The music score is
created and matched to the action of the film.
October 2004 - Champion rents
Centennial Park in the center of Nashville, Tennessee, where over
50 Roman Re-enactors gather for the filming of the movie trailer.
Over one weekend, all shooting both around the Parthenon and inside
it are completed.
June 12, 2004 - Champion's
Gary Barbosa attends the Roman Re-enactment event at the Marietta
Mansion, in Maryland. Ted Gesing and his film crew shoot gladiatorial
fighting, Roman life, and Romans in maneuvers. Gary meets Monica
June 8, 2004 - Monica Martin,
Brazil's première female bodybuilder accepts the lead role
for the movie trailer.
May 15, 2004 - Ted Gesing and
his camera crew travel to Woodstock, Connecticut to catch Gladiatorial
fighting and Roman Re-enactors on film.
April 16 - 22, 2004 - Champion
and their film crew attend the parade in Rome, Italy commemorating
the birth of Rome on April 18,th 2004. News coverage is shown in
Europe, South Korea, Japan, and the United Kingdom.
Champion shoots footage for the movie trailer of:
Legionaries marching past the Colosseum
Legionaries marching past the Arch of Vespasian
Gladiatorial fighting - Men and Woman
Battle between Legionaries and the Celts
The parade passing the ruins of the Emperor's palace.
Stock footage was obtained of:
The Temple of Aesculapius
The Grotto at Villa Borghese
April 15, 2004 - Champion's
Gary Barbosa travels to Newark, New Jersey to be interviewed and
taped by Ted Gesing relative to the Nashville Film Trailer the day
before Gary's departure to Rome.
April 12, 2004 - Ted Gesing,
a film producer from New York, informs Champion that he wants to
do a documentary film about the author of the screenplay and two
novels, which support Champion's film project.
April 5, 2004 - Champion One
is invited by the actor, Dan Hight, who plays Emperor Vespasian
for the British Broadcasting Network (BBC) to participate in a parade
in Rome featuring 700 Roman Legionaries from Europe.
March 12, 2004 - Tampa, Florida
- Champion shoots the covers for both Novel One and Novel Two featuring
ex-professional bodybuilder Laura Bass.
November, 13 2003 - Champion
One Productions and cinematographer Curtis Graham, in addition to
lead actress Laura Bass, revisit the Parthenon in Nashville, Tennessee.
Roman Re-enactor Patrick Owen assists in locating the War Memorial
Building, which is chosen as a second site for filming.
November 8, 2003 - Champion's
Gary Barbosa visits the Legion in the Charleston area of South Carolina.
Notable was the recital regarding the crucifixion of Christ, the
camp set-up, and gladiatorial fighting.
October 2003 - Champion One
visits the encampment at Prado National Park, in California, witnessing
one thousand battling medieval and Roman soldiers. Meet with Sean
Richards and discuss various battle scenes for filming.
September 2003 - Champion One
attends Roman Market days in Hollis, Maine. Meet with John Ebel,
and George Metz who detail the network of Roman Re-enactors throughout
the United States.
August 2003 - Champion One
Productions and its film crew visit and preview the Parthenon in
Nashville, Tennessee as potential film site. Choose site for filming.