Up Close and Personal With Jim Cue: A Lifetime of Storytelling
Father, grandfather, loving husband, novelist, screenwriter, and more, Jim Cue has lived a full life. Yet, with an unbridled imagination and a gift as a writer like few can, Jim Cue is- even during his golden years, just hitting his stride as a writer. Beginning with some wonderful storytelling to his daughter Moira when she was just a little girl, Jim later penned his most popular story to her, recently in the form of a three part animation trilogy. Thus, "Miss Mousie and The Sillyberries" was born in print, as well as its' two sequels. One funding group has recently been considering funding the three motion picture screenplays for a price tag of 100 million.
But Jim is not stopping there. He is also writing a children's book version of scripts, and wrapping up a new Science Fiction script among more. A man of great integrity, kindness, loyalty, and talent, Jim Cue is a writer who brings love and happiness into the lives those who know him, and those who have the pleasure to read his words- daily. It is therefore with great pleasure that I introduce to you here a person I have the great honor to know; Jim Cue.
An Exclusive Interview with Jim Cue by The Hollywood Sentinel
The Hollywood Sentinel: For those who don't know you, who are you?
Jim Cue: I'm of Celtic origin, with light complexion, blue eyes, and mostly blondish hair. I'm the father of three adult children and grandfather of two girls. I'm active in the LDS Church, have been widowed and remarried for thirty-nine years. I'm a good story teller, and started writing in high school. My writing has been good enough to get plagiarized by a big name network marketing company.
The Hollywood Sentinel: Wow. What is your greatest accomplishment in life?
Jim Cue: I think the best thing I've ever done is keeping a loving wife happy and raising three adult children who end
their long distance phone calls with, "Love you, Dad." I've been a fully qualified member of four different unions, a
contractor, certified massage instructor, drove 18 wheelers cross country and had three dozen different occupations, but regard my family as my greatest accomplishment.
The Hollywood Sentinel: Great! Your whole family is artistic, please tell us a bit about this.
Jim Cue: My wife is an award winning poet and professional photographer. I've been told I have a good sense of design,
and know that I've done some beautiful woodwork. I guess it's only natural that our kids inherited a mixture of their
parents' artistic talents and even magnified them. Ann and I have always recognized and encouraged our kids to develop their own talents. (Jim Cue's son Corryn is an accomplished filmmaker and editor, his son Marty is an accomplished sculptor, and his daughter Moira Cue is an accomplished singer/songwriter, painter, writer and actress).
Bruce Edwin - The Hollywood Sentinel: Your family is into a company I like called Sunrider, please tell us why this is an important company.
Jim Cue: Sunrider was started late in 1982 and it brought a new concept into the natural healing field, regenerative food concentrates. We soon found that we could do more good with those non-medicinal food concentrates than we could with the best available in the natural healing field, so we closed our Wisconsin School of Natural Healing and focused on Sunrider.
The Hollywood Sentinel: That's great. What got you into a natural lifestyle?
Jim Cue: One morning I woke up with a severe sinus headache and later in the day, a hippie I knew gave me some herbal
capsules, Wow! To me, the results were right on the edge of being a miracle. I threw away my medicines and started using herbs.
The Hollywood Sentinel: That's so cool. You are Mormon, why is this path true for you and what is your favorite thing about it?
Jim Cue: I had researched the various churches for years and found them all lacking. Mostly they were of the "do as I say, not as I do" variety, which left me with more questions than answers. At first, I thought that any church that went through all the persecution that the early Mormons did must be true. Others practiced some of the same things as the Mormons and nobody even cared! Later, as I learned more, I found answers to my questions.
The Hollywood Sentinel: I have a lot of respect for the integrity that the Mormons I know have. You wrote an incredible trilogy called "Miss Mousie and the Sillyberries." How did this come about?
Jim Cue: I started telling Miss Mousie stories to my daughter before she was in grade school. Years later, she decided she wanted some written Miss Mousie stories for a Christmas present. Miss Mousie and the Sillyberries was her present. She loved it and showed it to a friend who told her to tell her dad to write a screenplay. Now there are three Miss Mousie feature length animated screenplays.
The Hollywood Sentinel: That's so nice. What is your goal for children and viewers to get out of seeing Miss Mousie and reading it?
Jim Cue: I hadn't intentionally set out to moralize or to get up on a soapbox. However, after an unaccustomed bout of introspection, I would like to give the viewers a sense of personal worth and enrichment. Like, "If an undersized girl mouse can do all these good things, what can I do if I really try?"
The Hollywood Sentinel: That's great. What is one of your favorite films and why?
Jim Cue: Walt Disney's 'Fantasia' is my favorite film. I first saw it in the early forties, and fell in love with the blend of classical music and kid like, and those fancy, long tailed goldfish. Unfortunately, I've yet to see any live fish with those extremely long tailfins!
The Hollywood Sentinel: (Laughs). How did you learn to write?
Jim Cue: I've been an omnivorous reader since grade school and learned from a readers viewpoint what worked and what didn't.
You could say I'm self taught, but I prefer to think that I've been able to learn a little from the masters.
The Hollywood Sentinel: Excellent. How do you want to be remembered?
Jim Cue: Fondly.
The Hollywood Sentinel: What do you believe happens after we are no longer in this body?
Jim Cue: That depends on what kind of life we live while in mortality. Some go to great happiness, and for those who don't qualify for that, they must pay for their own sins. But how they have to pay, I don't know and have no wish to find out.
The Hollywood Sentinel: What is the purpose of life?
Jim Cue: To learn the difference between good and evil, and then learn how to always choose the good so we can return to live with our Heavenly Father.
The Hollywood Sentinel: Thank you Jim, it's been good talking with you.
Jim Cue: Thank you.
For information on Miss Mousie and The Sillyberries production, children's book, Jim's other works, or press or interview requests with Jim Cue, contact Starpower Management at: 310-226-7176.
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Bruce Edwin is editor of The Hollywood Sentinel and President of Starpower Management, the celebrity model and talent firm. Contact Bruce at www.TheHollywoodSentinel.com. Read more stories by Bruce Edwin.
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