Dale Neven is an optioned screenwriter, fresh off directing his first feature film, Unwritten, a sci-fi, supernatural thriller, starring up-and-coming, talented actors, plus veteran actor, Lorenzo Lamas (Falcon Crest, Renegade).
Dale is a proud alum of the Act One screenwriting program, where he was taught by screenwriters and producers, such as: Bill Marsilii (Deja Vu), Lee and Janet Batchler (Batman Forever, Pompeii), Ed Solomon (Men in Black, Now You See Me) Dave McFadzen (What Women Want) and director Scott Derrickson (Doctor Strange). After completing the program, he continued his pursuit of mastering the craft of screenwriting under the mentorship of Chris Riley (Screenwriter and author of "The Hollywood Standard") on his psychological thriller script, "Broken Reality," which was a semi-finalist in the FADE IN: screenwriting contest and was also optioned by In the Light Entertainment.
Dale's filmmaking journey began as a kid - making short films, followed by film school (where he won Best Experimental Film) and more than a decade working in video production (writing, directing, shooting, lighting and editing) and working on feature films in various positions: P.A., set dresser, grip, dolly grip, and as an assistant editor on "It's Showtime at the Apollo."
Dale is currently in post production on Unwritten, in negotiations to write and direct a movie based on an autobiographical book and in development on his passion project, a teen sci-fi/fantasy film.
Unique traits: Writing and directing high concept stories on a low budget with the quality and professionalism of a big budget feature
Film (Thriller) Writer/Director/Producer The story he began - Could be his end.
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A Time to Die
Film (Drama, Thriller and Short) Writer/Director A suicidal man's therapy session takes a sudden turn when his psychiatrist gives him what he wants - to die.
Film (Drama and Short) Writer/Director/Producer A couple's long drive home turns into their worst nightmare.
Film (Horror and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department Inspired by actual events, JUNKYARD DOG is a gritty psychological-horror-thriller that delves the demented mind of a cannibalistic serial rapist who kidnaps his tenth victim in as many months on Halloween night. Filmed on location in Tennessee, JUNKYARD DOG tells the terror-filled tale of Audra Buckman, a nineteen year-old college co-ed, trapped in a month-long nightmare, struggling to stay alive and uneaten while being held captive, left half-starved and repeatedly savaged by JYD, an oddly charismatic, vicious man-eating monster. Audra's only hope of escape from this hell--and the mouth of a madman--is Samantha Deatherage, a tough FBI agent who is sent on a solo assignment to search for the missing girl. Written by Anonymous
Film (Action, Crime and Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew Best friends fly home-built, high-tech planes to deliver drugs from Mexico to California in order to fund their Hollywood life-style.
Showtime at the Apollo
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Video (Short and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department Jacob is a young boy with a gift for carpentry who is busy finishing up a project for a contest. His teacher, Rabbi Simeon, not only instructs him in carpentry, but also teaches him important lessons about God. Rabbi has just taught Jacob that when you give a gift to one of God's children, it's like giving a gift to God. The night before the contest while working on his project, Jacob has fallen asleep in the workshop and is awakened by a bright light. The light is a star which is directly over Jacob's father's stable. As he approaches the stable, he sees a man, a woman, and a newborn baby which is laying in the straw. Remembering what Rabbi Simeon had told him, Jacob returns to the workshop and takes his project (a feeding trough) to the new family. The morning of the contest, the Rabbi pleased to find out that Jacob has acted upon the lesson he learned and has truly given a gift to God. Written by Anonymous
The Story of Jesus for Children
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A Vow to Cherish
TV Movie (Drama and Family) Camera and Electrical Department A business executive's life is turned upside-down when his wife contracts a debilitating disease.
Television (Family and Fantasy) Camera and Electrical Department A Christian TV series that centers around Josh and his friends when they obtain a PC that brings people from the past into the present.
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Shootfighter: Fight to the Death
Film (Action) Editorial department Nick and Ruben are hoodwinked into a "shootfighter" (no-holds-barred, to the death) martial arts match by the evil Mr. Lee, who has a grudge against world shootfighter champ(and teacher of Nick and Ruben) Shingo. Written by <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Black Magic Woman
Film (Horror) Miscellaneous Crew The owner of a suburban art gallery searches for someone to perform an exorcism after a witch casts a spell on him.
Film (Action and Sci-Fi) Art department It is Los Angeles, 1991. Jack Deth has become accustomed to life with his new wife, Lena, in the six years since they singed Whistler. Hap Ashby, a former pitcher for the California Angels, had gotten his life out of the gutter and made quite a fortune investing, which he uses to finance his collection of fire trucks, among other things. But life is about to become a little more difficult for Jack and the gang. Whistler's brother, E.D. Wardo, has gome back in time and has started a trancer farm under the organization known as GreenWorld. GreenWorld strives to 'clean up the world', but in reality they are kidnapping homeless people and mental patients to become 'tranced'. And they're after Hap, the ancestor of a future Council Member. Jack's quite ready to singe a few trancers, but he isn't expecting his dead wife to show up. Through the power of technology, Alice has been saved from death and sent back to 1991 to help Jack and stop Wardo. The tension mounts as Lena becomes more ... Written by Michael Silva <email@example.com>
Initiation: Silent Night, Deadly Night 4
Video (Horror) Miscellaneous Crew A female reporter investigates the death of a woman who, on fire, leapt off of a building to her death. Her investigation leads her to discover the existence of a strange cult dedicated Egyptan god Isis--and the cult wants her as its new queen. Written by firstname.lastname@example.org
Semi-Finalist Fade In: Screenwriting Competition
Orange Coast College
University of Nevada: Las Vegas (Las Vegas, NV)