It had been over forty years since his role in West Side Story when David Winters decided to produce a new film, Dancin’ – It’s On! He was living in Thailand when he came up with the idea but his film brought him to America for over three years, during which time he lived in Florida.
His son, Alex Winters, helped him find artists for the film’s soundtrack, and together they spent hours a day searching and listening to music. His son also aided him with the writing of the screenplay, and often corrected his jargon so that it would better suit the youth of today. After over a year, David had written forty-two versions of his screenplay.
David wanted his film to reflect his inner vision, so he decided to finance it himself, allowing him total control over the production. He invited his old friend Bruce Lewin to be his co-financer on the project, and Bruce agreed, much to David’s delight. Bruce had always let David create their films however he saw fit, and the same was true with Dancin’ – It’s On!