‘Dark Was the Night’ script traveled from Lexington basement to national release.

Friday will be the culmination of the nine-year journey of Tyler Hisel’s script for Dark Was the Night, from the basement of his parents’ Lexington home to the big screen.

In the course of that time, he learned that a screenplay exists in two stages: working to complete it and waiting, sometimes years, for it to get made.

“People like to think you write a script that everyone likes and you’re off to the races,” Hisel says. “But a lot of the time, things don’t line up … and very few (scripts) make it out of the other end of the machine.”(full article…)