Daniel Ranalli

Daniel Ranalli

Screenwriter, Author, Crew and Script Consultant

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April 2017
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About Daniel

I began writing at 7 when I was inspired by a book series titled "Guardians of Ga'Hoole," which followed a band of owls on adventures around a treacherous world. However, I thought it'd be better to include all sorts of raptors, instead of just owls. So I started my own book that had a core group, which included all sorts of birds of prey.

I eventually changed it to griffins while I spent the next 13 years rewriting it, and then rewriting the rewrites. I finally got it published in January of 2015, and that was also when I switched to screenwriting. Since then, I've completed 1 feature-length script, as well as 3 pilots, and am working on a 4th.

I myself have changed a lot since then, as well have my inspirations. Steven Speilberg has always been and always will be one of my favorites, however, I've since added Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko to that list. They created the show "Avatar: The Last Airbender" ("Legend of Aang" in Europe), as well as its sequel, "Avatar: The Legend of Korra," my 2 favorite shows.

The Avatar Saga as well as the Batman Saga (and DC by extension) have both become my favorite sagas and have a lot of influence on my writing style; Avatar especially, as it masterfully combines and balances drama, humor, romance, action, as well as pretty much anything else one could think of.

Right now I'm concentrating on breaking into Hollywood, and the first step is getting representation, which is why I've come here. After that, I plan to get a full-time job as a writer and move out to Hollywood, before eventually getting my own work produced. But that's still a little ways off.

Unique traits: I specialize in sci-fi/fantasy, though can write for most any genre. I can give advice on already written scripts, all that I ask is that you read 1 of mine in return. I can give advice on how to write before you've gotten started. I can give advice on marketing (loglines, pitches, etc.)

Loglines

  • A Concrete Jungle

    A Concrete Jungle Budget: $100K - $1M | Action Thriller To escape the life of the underworld, Jay Dunlap adopts the face of a deadman, but this deadman was the last mark of a hitman, this hitman mistakes Jay for the deadman, and a hunt across New York ignites.

  • Time Zone

    Time Zone Budget: $100K - $1M | Sci-fi In this sci-fi series, a task force led by an ex-soldier through different eras of prehistory in order to restore the forward flow of time.

  • The Jupiter

    The Jupiter Budget: $100K - $1M | Sci-fi Family Mutants rule the surface and humanity survives in the sky, for now, but a young soldier’s curiosity will lead him to the secret to save mankind.

  • How to Date Dean

    How to Date Dean Budget: $0 - $100K | Comedy Dean and Eve are two nerds in a pod, if only he wasn’t so complicated; luckily, Eve has Lyla, her friend and his ex, to show her how to date him.

  • Theodore and the Scar Hand Gang

    Theodore and the Scar Hand Gang Budget: $100K - $1M | Adventure Family To stop a robber-baron from taking over the country, Theodore and his friends must traverse the hazards of the Wild West.

  • Falling Exodus

    Falling Exodus Budget: $10M - $30M | Sci-fi Days after finding herself heir to the tyrannical ruler of humanity, a young woman gets called upon to fight as a civil war threatens to ravage the planet mankind inhabits, Mars.

Credits

  • A Concrete Jungle

    A Concrete Jungle (2018)
    Film by Andrew Akler (Action) Writer

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