By The Associated PressThe Associated PressLAS VEGAS (AP) — A young man whose suicide inspired an original film script and an iconic character became a pioneer of new movies.
Mikrotick, a young writer and director who died in 2014, was born in Brooklyn and moved to Los Angeles to study at UCLA.
He met and married a filmmaker, and they moved to Hollywood.
In 2009, he wrote a screenplay that was turned into a feature film starring Kevin Bacon, Michael Douglas and Robert Redford, but the project never made it to production.
It was eventually adapted into a series of short films that starred a young Ben Affleck.
Mitch Mikrotick died in 2016.
He created the movie “I Will Remember You” about a young boy who commits suicide.
Miguel Gutierrez, Mikrotik’s son, was in a car accident in 2015 and died in a hospital two years later.
He also was in the process of turning his screenplay into a movie.
The movie, about a teenage boy who is in a coma and has been hospitalized in Los Angeles, was released in 2017.
The film’s director, Tom Scharpling, says he has been asked by the filmmaker’s estate to create a movie version of his son’s death.
He said Mikrotillak was not a filmmaker and that the movie will not be made as an adaptation.
Scharpling has produced films for Sony Pictures Entertainment, Disney and other companies.
He wrote the screenplay for “The Longest Yard,” which was directed by David O. Russell.
Mikrotiks son was the voice of the character “Mister.”
MikRotik’s work included the short “My Own Personal Story” and the TV show “The Mikrotin’ Crew.”