SCREENPLAYS

Available and Ready to Film

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.

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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, Nashville Film Fest Screenwriting Competition, 2021

Quarterfinalist, SWN Screenwriting Competition, Winter 2021

Quarterfinalist, The TITAN Awards, 2021 

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

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WAYFARERS
POST-APOCALYPTIC ADVENTURE

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

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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

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THE GOLEM OF COTOPAXI
SUPERNATURAL WESTERN

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."

Semi-finalist, The TITAN Awards, 2021 

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

Semi-Finalist - BlueCat Screenplay Competition, 2021

Grand Prize Winner - The Industry Next Screenwriting Initiative, 2020

Semi-Finalist (top 100) - TRMS Genre Screenplay Competition, 2021

Semi-Finalist - The Industry Next Festival, 2020

Coverfly Red List, Westerns, Aug., Nov. 2020, Mar.-May, 2021

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HANNA FOSTER AND THE
GUARDIANS OF EDEN

FANTASY ADVENTURE

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

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COLLABORATIONS WITH
PRODUCER JEFF BEARD

VARIOUS GENRES

Multiple screenplays written in collaboration with producer Jeff Beard, including several Hitchcockian thrillers, and even a broad Christmas comedy-adventure (yes, really!) 


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SCRIPT DOCTORING, REWRITES and OTHER COLLABORATIONS
VARIOUS GENRES

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.


Vintage Compass

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.