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Although I wrote many of my early films, it was a long time before I was ready to call myself a screenwriter. I wrote my first feature-length screenplay in 2007, mostly as an exercise to learn a writer's perspective on the filmmaking process. (That screenplay is too awful to include here!)
Subsequent screenplays have placed in notable writing contests including the BlueCat Screenplay Competition, Page Awards and the Screencraft Fellowship, and have been requested and read by some of the top reps and executives in the industry.
OUT OF THE SKY
CONTAINED SCI-FI THRILLER
After his pilot has a heart attack, the only passenger on a private plane must learn to fly and land. But there's something outside... something big... and alive… that makes landing impossible.
Top-1% of discoverable projects on Coverfly
"Recommend" rating from Indie Film Hustle's Bulletproof Coverage
Finalist, PAGE Awards, 2021
Top-50, The Launch Pad Feature Competition, 2021
Semi-finalist, Table Read my Screenplay Genre Competition, 2022
Semi-finalist, Nashville Film Fest Screenwriting Competition, 2021
Quarterfinalist, Final Draft Big Break, 2022
Quarterfinalist, SWN Screenwriting Competition, Winter 2021
Quarterfinalist, The TITAN Awards, 2021
2nd Rounder, ISA Fast Track Fellowship, 2022
MAN OUT OF TIME
CONTAINED SCI-FI THRILLER
A military pilot tests a time machine in a secret lab. After a five-minute test, he steps out of the machine to find all the scientists dead – murdered – and the killers are still in the building.
Finalist (top 10) - TRMS Genre Competition, 2021
Semi-Finalist - TRMS Genre Screenplay Competition, 2020
Semi-Finalist - Creative Screenwriting Unique Voices, 2020
Quarterfinalist - Screencraft Fellowship, 2020
Semi-Finalist - TRMS Austin, 2019
Semi-Finalist - PAGE Awards, 2019
Coverfly Red List, Sci-Fi, Apr, 2020, Jan, Mar-May, 2021
A band of religious refugees crosses a desert to escape the clutches of an anti-religious dictatorship in a post-Apocalyptic Exodus.
Semi-Finalist - Faith in Film Int'l Screenwriting Competition, 2018
Winner: "Best Logline" & "One of the Best to Read"
Fantasci/Sci-Fi Film & Writing Festival, 2017
Runner-Up (Sci-Fi Feature Screenplay)
Woods Hole FF Work-in-Progress Screenplay Competition, 2013
IN THE IMAGE OF MAN
SUPERNATURAL CRIME THRILLER
In the midst of an insular Jewish community, a skeptical detective must confront her faith to catch a supernatural killer.
Runner-up (Sci-Fi/Horror Feature Screenplay)
Woods Hole FF Work-in-Progress Screenplay Competition, 2010
THE GOLEM OF COTOPAXI
While investigating a murder, a pragmatic sheriff discovers that the killer he's after is a creature of legend, and that the key to stopping it lies in the ruins of a Jewish colony in 1880s Colorado.
From a Blacklist evaluation:
"The Golem of Cotopaxi" is an intense and original Western Horror with an inspired high concept... [It] is an exciting, intricate script that starts as a charged mystery and explodes into a supernatural thriller."
Grand Prize Winner - The Industry Next Screenwriting Initiative, 2020
Semi-Finalist - Inroads Fellowship, 2022
Semi-Finalist - BlueCat Screenplay Competition, 2021
Semi-finalist, The TITAN Awards, 2021
Semi-Finalist (top 100) - TRMS Genre Screenplay Competition, 2021
Semi-Finalist - The Industry Next Festival, 2020
Semi-Finalist, TSL Free Screenplay Contest, 2022
Quarterfinalist, Outstanding Screenplays, 2022
Quarterfinalist, Vail Film Festival Screenplay Competition, 2021
Quarterfinalist, Nashville Film Fest Screenwriting Competition, 2021
Quarterfinalist, Creative Screenwriting Unique Voices, 2021
Quarterfinalist, Filmantic - Inroads Fellowship, 2021
Quarterfinalist, Screencraft Screenwriting Fellowship, 2021
2nd Rounder - ISA Fast Track Fellowship, 2022
Coverfly Red List, Westerns, Aug., Nov. 2020, Mar.-May, 2021
HANNA FOSTER AND THE
GUARDIANS OF EDEN
A young woman evades a fedora-clad foe while smuggling a box of mysterious rocks on a train through the Alps. Her adventure gets complicated when one of the rocks begins to hatch...
Second Rounder - The Launch Pad Feature Competition, 2020
Semi-Finalist - Creative Screenwriting Unique Voices 2020
Semi-Finalist - Nashville Film Fest Screenwriting Competition, 2018
Coverfly Red List, Adventure, Oct. 2020 & Jan. 2021
PRODUCER JEFF BEARD
Multiple screenplays written in collaboration with producer Jeff Beard, including several Hitchcockian thrillers, and even a broad Christmas comedy-adventure (yes, really!)
SCRIPT DOCTORING, REWRITES and OTHER COLLABORATIONS
Multiple screenplays written or re-written in collaboration with other writers or content creators, including feature adaptations from short stories and page-one rewrites of existing screenplays.
These screenplays are unproduced and - in most cases - available.
I also have dozens of loglines, treatments and partly-completed projects - rough diamonds, waiting to be mined.
If you are interested in producing or supporting these projects, I look forward to hearing from you.