David Downes

David Downes

Screenwriter and Songwriter

Indianapolis, Indiana

Member Since:
March 2017
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> 2 weeks ago
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About David

Spent most of my working life leveraging my engineering education and now expressing creativity in a new direction. I find it interesting that the structure and rules of thumb for screenplays and lyrics are analogous to design principles that engineers use in their work. My work experience is heavy in wireless, networking and enterprise software - technologies becoming more important in filmmaking. In addition, I am a former military officer. Overall, my life experience gives me much to draw from in my writing.

Unique traits:
Have a lifelong interest in learning and have been accused of possessing a warped sense of humor.

On a serious note, I have reengaged with writing, that I set aside to pursue an engineering career. The advantage of my experience is that I am able to perform well in a collaborative, team environment, adjusting to and adapting to feedback in order to move a project forward.



    NEPHILIM Budget: $30M+ | Action Adventure A disillusioned former Vatican nun turned anthropology professor is recruited by the CIA to join a Special Forces team led by an ambitious officer on a secret mission to investigate the massacre of a research expedition.


    MUSICAL CHAIRS Budget: $1M - $5M | Comedy Musical A confident but naïve engineer struggles against competitors both inside and outside his company to learn the realities of life and how to survive on his own terms.


    THE WANDERER Budget: $1M - $5M | Drama A fearful pastor, assisted by a traveling laborer, struggles to save residents from being evicted by a greedy developer.


    DISCO DRACULA Budget: $100K - $1M | Comedy Drama A selfish, cash-strapped student is blackmailed into vampire hunting in exchange for admission to law school.


  • Stage 32 3rd Annual Comedy Writing Contest Semi Finalist - MUSICAL CHAIRS

  • Screencraft Action & Thriller Screenplay Contest Quarter Finalist - NEPHILIM

  • Screencraft Sci-Fi Screenplay Contest Quarter Finalist - NEPHILIM

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