In 1983, Fusco's first screenplay, written at New York University, brought him the National Focus Award for Best Screenplay. The following year, he again won the Focus Award for Best Screenplay for his second student script, a blues movie entitled Crossroads. Subsequently brought to the screen by director Walter Hill, Crossroads received widespread critical acclaim. It also featured a popular soundtrack by Ry Cooder, showcasing one of Fusco's personal heroes, Sonny Terry, on harmonica.
Fusco presently has three projects in production: an all Native American miniseries, DreamKeeper; the feature film Hildago, about endurance horse racing; and Rebels, a Revolutionary War epic.
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