Many of my scripts have been finalists in major screenplay competitions, from the original Project Greenlight to the NexTV Writing and The Movie Deal screenplay competitions. With two decades as a professional writer and editor in the advertising and publishing worlds, I've also been fortunate to create compelling TV/radio spots for niche companies (Paul Prudhomme, Town & Country Homes) up to major corporations (BMW, Wolverine Boots, Citibank).
• As the author of six novels, eleven screenplays and a host of short stories, my interest has always been in creating cutting-edge stories and envelope-pushing subject matter. From gritty conspiracy-filled dramas ("Silencers") to a romantic thriller with a unique twist ("Paige Turner"), from a John Grisham-inspired courtroom drama ("Oblivion") to a 4/20-humor romp that's been dubbed "Willy Wonka on weed" ("Welcome to Highville"), my writing is wide-ranging but always intelligent and entertaining.
• My recent history includes creating detailed treatments from other people's ideas (the quantum physics-based drama "Rhealities") to rewriting and editing full scripts (the story of the murder of environmental activist Judi Bari in "Redwood Justice"). I've created a full treatment for a French production company for their proof-of-concept piece on the Star Wars fan favorite Boba Fett, as well as scenes for a ground-breaking Western about influential gunfighter "Dirty" Dave Rudabaugh. I also write political commentary, movie reviews and current event-based humor.
• Feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Unique traits: Able to tackle subjects as far-ranging as military history, film noir dramas, UFOs and the *real* Men in Black, particle physics breakthroughs, environmental challenges, 4:20 humor, and government surveillance concerns.
International Film & Television Workshop