"I don't know when I've laughed so much, or felt such a lump in my throat, as when I heard Esther speak to our group. What an inspiration!"
Elsie Austin, Columbus, Georgia
The writing of Esther's first novel was the result of an event that could have been devastating had she not used it as an opportunity to find her way to a new beginning in life. Audiences leave motivated and inspired to reach their own highest potential.
Reboot, Rebuild, Rejoice
Motivational. Inspirational. Women's Conferences & Civic Groups
Between Heaven & Earth talk & workshop
Inspirational, Faith-based Conferences & Groups
Esther's true account of her own spiritual journey following the death of her son leaves audiences with new insights into life after death and a fresh perspective of life on earth.
"She made me laugh and she made me cry. From her first remark to the last, Esther grabbed my heart and didn't let go."
"I'm not a religious philosopher, or a psychic, or anything remotely like that. I'm just a mother who lost her boy and who has been blessed by his presence from the other side." Esther Luttrell
Writers Conferences & Workshops
"Esther's book has replaced all others and is my sole (screenwriting) reference for my students." Scott Anderson, Screenwriting Instructor, Harvard Square Screenwriters, Boston MA
"What Esther teaches is 100% right. I'm the one who encouraged her to write a book. Every screenwriter should know what she has to say." Paul Mason, Former Senior Vice-President Production, Viacom
"What Esther teaches is important for you to know if you ever intend to make it as a screenwriter." Paul Rabwin, Award-winning Producer, The X Files
"I studied with Esther and sold 3 scripts in 2 years - without an agent. In fact, I just sold my first mini-series - and I still don't have an agent."
Justin MacIntosh, Tampa, Florida
"My first attempt at screenwriting won me a BBC Radio award out of over 100 applicants, was produced and has been aired many times...Thank you, Esther, for the inspiration and the guidance!" Jean Goodhind, London England
"I've been production coordinator on national television shows, and on multi-million dollar feature films. I've executive produced, hosted, and written dozens of television programs, educational films and low budget-high quality movies, but I've never had more fun than tackling this absurdly silly, funny-as-the-dickens little Florida flick.
"The Library Journal featured the DVD on its cover when they recommended it highly, a distribution deal was made on the strength of the Dove Foundation's endorsement, and we've received literally hundreds of raves but, clearly, the one we treasure is from ex-political powerhouse Janet Reno who said she'd never laughed more in her life and found herself thinking about the little movie days after watching it. The genuis behind it all is Carter Lord, executive producer, director and star of the film, but he doesn't mind if I take a tad of credit for myself." - Esther
Producer & Co-Writer: Esther Luttrell
Esther also functioned as music director though she gave screen credit to an intern.
Esther Luttrell is an author, business woman, and public speaker who leaves audiences entertained, motivated, and inspired. Life changing is the term heard most following one of her appearances.
"Esther, thank you for sharing your experiences with us. Comments from other members is that they could listen to you all day. You have touched my life and I shall never forget you ... ever."
Debra Weaverling, Officer, Leavenworth Women's Chamber of Commerce, Leavenworth, KS
"Esther's presentation to the Sunrise Optimist Club was superb. She shared her rich background and experience with complete candor and humor. Members have expressed their enjoyment of her tantalizing stories. Some are still asking how I managed to acquire such a knowledegable and entertaining speaker."
Gary Slimmer, Program Chairman, Sunrise Optimist Club; Past Optimist Kansas Lt. Governor
"Esther, you are an excellent storyteller and you speak with a lot of heart. The audience was completely engaged, as evidenced by the standing ovation." Reverend Phil Smedstad
Unity of the Keys, Key West FL
"Those of us fortunate enough to have heard Esther speak at Emerson Chapel were enthralled with her message. In her charming way, and with her wonderful stories of love and support, she brought all of us to an understanding we will never forget." Peggy Colwell, UU Emerson Chapel, St. Louis, MO
"It is never too late to be what you might have been."
"Genuine. Mesmerizing. Articulate. Meet author-speaker Esther Luttrell. With empathy and easy conversation, her perception and keen insight will change your life. Esther's style simply sparkles."
Claire Applewhite, past Vice President Missouri Writers Guild
"So you want to be a writer? Not the best idea in the world, but if you're determined, at least go into it educated. It's a business, a tough one, and it's not always about talent. It's about the guts and determination to take whatever amount of talent you have and craft it into something you can be proud of and that the public will spent money to buy..." (excerpt from Missouri Writers Conference talk- St. Louis, MO. More information...
"You have to not only write the book, you have to market it. Ask yourself if you want to be a writer, or if you want to write. If you want to be a writer, you have to learn to format like a pro, develop and market a professional website, learn to write press releases, set up signing appearances, and speak in public while dodging internet scams intent on sucking on your dreams and taking every penny they can manage to get out of you by promising that your sensational writing will soon make you a bestselling author. Writer beware." Excerpt from Book Marketing, Self-Published vs Traditional.
"Thank you! You've provided the needed adrenaline to sit down and punch away at the keyboard. It is very easy to become discouraged so I commend you on behlaf of all aspiring writers."
Tools of the Screen Writing Trade
"Trying to make it today as a screenwriter is like trying to carve a statue in mercury. The industry is changing because of the opportunities for independent film makers that never existed until recent times. It's a blessing and it's a curse, and it makes your work a thousand times more challenging than at any time in movie making history..." excerpt from workshop and talks, Tools of the Screen Writing Trade.
"Your talk on Saturday to District 1, Kansas Authors Club members, was one of the very best we've had in many years. It was loaded with humor, practical advice on so many levels. Your stories were entertaining and your method of delivery, so charming." Evie Green, Vice President, Kansas Authors Club, District 1
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Te Ata - The Movie (2017-2018)
Gallup Film Festival Award Winner
Best Screenplay - Esther Luttrell
Orlando Film Festival - Best Picture Award
Indianapolis Heartland Film Festival - Audience Best Award
Tulsa American Film Festival - Best Feature Film Actress
San Diego Film Festival - Winner, Kumeyayaay Eagle Award
The dramatic story of a Chickasaw native who inspired the world with her stories