Author, entrepreneur, executive, speaker, and film producer, Robert Pascuzzi, has always been a student of personal development, and that has not changed in the face of the Coronavirus pandemic. “We’re gonna move out of this and the question is, what have you learned from this whole thing?” The Ravine novelist and filmmaker tells So Booking Cool. “Because hopefully this has been a time for everybody to do some introspection and really have time to look at themselves. I don’t think we spend enough time looking at ourselves…like who is Robert Pascuzzi? Who am I? What do I really want? What do I believe and where am I going? For me this is a reset time. Everything is being reset, the game has changed. Who are you going to be coming out of this time? And if you look at it that way, I think it gets exciting in a way.”
Pascuzzi, who says he likes to set audacious goals for himself, utilizes law of attraction as an approach to staying firm in his aspirations and disregarding naysayers. There were people including some members of his team who said Ramin Djawadi, the composer of Iron Man and Game of Thrones, would never work on The Ravine, as it was a small-budget film. Recently, Djawadi came on board as the scorer. Pascuzzi and his wife and business partner, Kelly, initially lacked Hollywood connections to help get their movie adaptation off the ground and there were periods of halts and doubts. They went on to secure seasoned writer and director Keoni Waxman and a cast starring Eric Dane (Euphoria, Grey’s Anatomy); Teri Polo (The Fosters, Meet the Parents); Peter Facinelli (Supergirl, Twilight); and legendary actress Leslie Uggams (Roots).
“There’s always going to be naysayers, there’s gonna be people that don’t understand how what maybe some would say are miracles or things that are almost impossible, how those things move into form,” Pascuzzi tells So Booking Cool. “But when you understand the laws, and everything works in harmony with the laws, then you become, in a sense, a co-creator.” Pascuzzi who has personally studied under his wife as well as Tony Robbins and Bob Proctor, says he realizes when he was younger, he worked against the laws he champions. “I’ve really come to believe that anything is possible. We’re God’s highest form of creation. Anything is possible but what we’re willing to do is much different as human beings and it’s typically driven out of negative habit patterns, in terms of thoughts: fear, worry, doubt, indecision.”
He continues: “It’s so imperative that if you really want to move ahead in your life…I think we’re all here for a reason, and if you want to start moving into the understanding of what you can truly accomplish and contribute as a human being, it’s [law of attraction] really cool. I look at this movie and I’m so excited and proud of what we created.”
The Ravine, which won a Reader’s Choice Award, is a suspense, crime, and Christian fiction that is inspired by true events in Pascuzzi’s life. Kirkus Reviews praised the book: “Pascuzzi smoothly uses the bulk of the narrative to examine the consolations of religious belief in times of crisis. Throughout the book, his characters are believably textured, and he dramatizes a trial of faith that feels refreshingly grounded in the real world. A gripping, ultimately uplifting story about the power of Christian forgiveness.”
Check out the interview to learn more about Pascuzzi including his publishing journey with The Ravine; why he thinks the book resonates; his thoughts on speaking things into existence; The Secret and The Shack films; how much of the book is like the movie; whether he thinks movie adaptations should be just like the book; his thoughts on the cast; and more! For more information visit the official website for The Ravine as well as Pascuzzi’s website.