"I was a giraffe in a cow pasture: I had to leave. I'm not saying anything bad about the cows or the pasture. They're fine. But I was a giraffe."
That's how author and screenwriter David Reddish, 33, describes himself and his journey from a Momence grocery store to the Los Angeles entertainment industry. He made the statement without bitterness but with the engaging charm one would expect from the former Young Peoples Theater actor in Kankakee.