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Greg Takoudes

Biography

Greg Takoudes

Greg Takoudes is an author and filmmaker whose feature film, Up with Me --- which inspired his first novel, WHEN WE WUZ FAMOUS --- won several awards, including the Special Jury Award at South by Southwest, and was distributed by IFC Films.  Prior to moving to New York, he worked for Ron Howard and Brian Grazer as a member of the creative team at Imagine Entertainment in Los Angeles. Greg lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two children.

Greg Takoudes

Books by Greg Takoudes

by Greg Takoudes - Fiction, Young Adult 14+

When Francisco Ortiz wins a full scholarship to an elite boarding school, his future seems promising. But soon after Francisco moves into the dorm, his new classmates pepper him with questions about drugs and gangs. And then Francisco realizes he no longer fits in back home. In a desperate attempt to help one of his homies, Francisco becomes everything he fought so hard to rise against.