Chris Wesley was eight years old, the first time he caught the attention of a crowd with his storytelling. Seven children stood captivated as Chris told of the time when the family’s pet Doberman Pinscher became engaged in a horrendous fight with his father, ending with his dad killing the dog with a knife. It was fifteen minutes long and a lie. But then, fiction is like that.
Since that day, Chris has written music reviews and a music business column for Night Moves Magazine, acted in independent movies and plays; wrote, cast, directed, shot and edited an independent short movie, started bands and gone solo. He plays a few instruments and has generally been what some politely call “a wise guy”. That means he says things, he probably should have kept to himself. He does this often. But then, smart asses are like that.
He is the creator of The Wilderness, a transmedia storyworld where artists, businesses and technology face off in a new frontier of ever changing paths to success every bit as dangerous and unpredictable as the wilds first traversed by early American settlers. In it, he gets to write fiction, say things he shouldn’t, create visual art and record music that pop radio would likely crap on if given the chance. He has fun with this. But then, independents are like that.