Chris Courtney Martin

Chris Courtney Martin

Screenwriter and Script Consultant

Los Angeles, California

Member Since:
June 2016
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About Chris

Optioned/independently produced/award-winning screenwriter. Originally from Philadelphia. Alum of Drexel's Screenwriting and Playwriting program, with 6+ years of script coverage experience. Multiple screenwriting contest wins/placements. Co-creator of the upcoming web series "H.E.I.R." (executive produced by Niecy Nash and Sheryl Lee Ralph.) I currently have a short and a feature under option. Repped by Fred James/The James Company.

Unique traits: Socially-minded, a natural ear for authentic dialogue

Loglines

  • Grandma's Hands

    Grandma's Hands Budget: $0 - $100K | Thriller Upon the death of her estranged grandmother, a downtrodden young woman inherits a pair of gloveswhich preternaturally compel her to strike back at the oppressive men in her life.[Short]

  • Pale Horse

    Pale Horse Thriller When a reclusive author shelters a man who escaped captivity with her long-missing brother, they’re tormented by the zealot responsible. [Feature]

  • Prodigal

    Prodigal Independent Drama Thriller A repressed grad student’s life implodes when her troubled stepbrother’s return from rehab disrupts the family’s stability. [Feature]

  • Moonchild

    Moonchild Horror Fantasy After a visit from her estranged mother, a young werewolf is forced to choose between a successful life in the human world and the survival of her pack. [Feature]

  • REC'D

    REC'D Comedy A neurotic work-study student and her two best friends navigate the campus recreation center’s employee culture, college academia and their impending trek into the real world. [Half-hour pilot]

  • Bailey Makes Three

    Bailey Makes Three Comedy When a lesbian couple has trouble conceiving, they fill the void with an unruly rescue dog who tests their relationship. [Short]

  • Edie

    Edie Horror When a male escort takes a date with a lonely young woman, he uncovers a horrifying truth. [Short]

  • Hydrophobia

    Hydrophobia Horror Stranded in a hurricane, a woman treats her husband's hydrophobic rabies before discovering his fear of water is not just a symptom. [Short]

Credits

  • H.E.I.R.

    H.E.I.R. (2017)
    Television (Comedy) Writer Comedic web series that chronicles the lives of Etienne Maurice (son of stage and screen legend Sheryl Lee Ralph) and Dominic Nash (son of Emmy-nominated prolific actress Niecy Nash) as they pursue careers in the industry.

  • Jealous Gods

    Jealous Gods (2016)
    Film (Comedy and Sci-Fi) Producer Add a Plot »

  • Hideous

    Hideous (2014)
    Film (Short and Horror) Writer A young man suffering from body dysmorphia resorts to nefarious means to win the heart of his best friend.

Awards

  • National Screenwriters Day Finalist
    (2018)

  • The Bitch List
    (2018)

  • WeScreenplay Shorts Competition Semifinalist
    (2017)

  • WeScreenplay Diverse Voices Finalist
    (2017)

  • Women in Horror Film Fest Screenplay Finalist
    (2017)

  • Urbanworld Grand Jury Prize for Best Screenplay
    (2017)

  • Emerging Screenwriters 5th Place Winner
    (2017)

  • WILDsound Feedback Festival Winner
    (2016)

  • NexTV Writing & Pitch Competition Category Winner for Best Written Pitch.
    (2015)

  • ScreenCraft Horror Screenplay Contest Quarter-Finalist
    (2015)

  • Creative World Awards Semi-Finalist (Horror/Fantasy/Sci-fi)
    (2015)

  • WILDsound 1st Scene Script Festival Winner.
    (2015)

Education

  • Drexel University (Philadelphia, PA)
    (2010-2014)

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