Donald Lewis

Donald Lewis

Screenwriter

Los Angeles, California

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December 2012
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About Donald

Thanks so much for stopping by. In addition to my own stories I want to help you tell yours, so I'm seeking all collaborators who have a stake in telling compelling stories grounded in character within the studio system and beyond.

Feature work of late includes the crime thriller TRAFICANTE, currently in pre-production, which I co-wrote with director Jose De Avila. BLEEDING HEARTS, a provocative urban drama spec, is slated for production with Canadian-based Dominant Entertainment. I've also written three book adaptations -- THE SPINNING MAN, KILL ME and CIRCLE OF SIX -- for CAA-mentored Worldlight Pictures, as well as the harrowing true story EMIGRANTE for Isickles Media.

If you're in the market for specs -- loglines of which are available on Stage 32 -- or a writer for hire, you can reach me at: DonaldTLewis@att.net

Look forward to seeing you down the road!







Loglines

  • PLAY RESPONSIBLY

    PLAY RESPONSIBLY Budget: $1M - $5M | Film-noir Thriller After winning a lottery ticket worth $6.5 million, an abused wife hides it from her husband, planning to burn it in front of him on the day of its expiration...until she realizes her more empowering path is his murder.

  • MOTHERLOVE

    MOTHERLOVE Budget: $5M - $10M | Thriller A needy 12-year-old boy and his mother's boyfriend conspire to create a family, leading to the mother's murder and the boy's fight for his future and redemption.

  • THE FOLLOWER

    THE FOLLOWER Budget: $1M - $5M | Thriller A preppy teen beauty takes a bullied outcast under her wing, inadvertently opening a Pandora's box of revenge.

  • COME TO ME SOFTLY

    COME TO ME SOFTLY Budget: $1M - $5M | Film-noir Thriller An avenging daughter plots to execute her father when he's released from prison for her mother's murder, but her mother's spirit has more ambitious plans.

  • YOUNG BLOOD

    YOUNG BLOOD Budget: $10M - $30M | Drama Historical Two 11-year old boys -- one white, one black -- fight against their oppression in a Catholic orphanage and run away, only to escape into the oppression of 1968 Chicago.

  • FULL COURT PRESS

    FULL COURT PRESS Budget: $100K - $1M | Drama Sports In a downtown Chicago hotel on the day of the NBA Draft, eight guys take on race, basketball and what it means to be a man, balling on the court of explosive racial politics. (Adapted from my stage play, which Daily Variety called "powerful and provocative".)

  • ROADSIDE MAMAS

    ROADSIDE MAMAS Budget: $5M - $10M | Comedy Drama Two gals in their golden years -- a conservative businesswoman and a free-spirited eccentric -- meet in Taos, New Mexico, finding love, adventure and purpose on a cantankerous road to Chicago.

  • NIGHT BUS

    NIGHT BUS Budget: $1M - $5M | Drama Comedy Romance A single mom navigates through the pain of romance and fear of her jazz piano talent, driving a night bus in the big city, when a pain in the ass law student forces her to reimagine her life.

  • THE HANDYMAN

    THE HANDYMAN Budget: $5M - $10M | Comedy Romance A self-absorbed law firm manager acquires boyfriends for the sole purpose of working on her aging parents' home, only to fall for a pro skateboarder past his prime who can't fix anything -- except her heart.

  • BRACING WHIFFS

    BRACING WHIFFS Budget: $1M - $5M | Comedy Romance On the cusp of high school, a boy's first love faces first bust when his nemesis middle school principal begins dating the new high school principal -- his crush's mother.

  • SWEET MOVE

    SWEET MOVE Budget: $10M - $30M | Comedy When a college basketball star loses her scholarship to a sorority vendetta, a group of off-campus slackers take her in and fight the power to get her back in school, becoming student movers.

  • MOVIE HOUSE

    MOVIE HOUSE Budget: $1M - $5M | Horror A deteriorating movie palace learns that developers have plans to convert it into a mall, forcing it to take the only action it can -- deadly defiance.

  • GOOD GIRL (short)

    GOOD GIRL (short) Budget: $0 - $100K | Thriller Drama A doll searches for answers when her young owner doesn't return, revealing dark, disturbing secrets a doll shouldn't have to know.

  • CROSSING (short)

    CROSSING (short) Budget: $0 - $100K | Drama A businessman helps an elderly woman cross the street, opening his troubled heart to her and changing his life.

  • BEHIND THE WALL (short)

    BEHIND THE WALL (short) Budget: $0 - $100K | Comedy A nerdy guy confidentially obsesses about the girl on the other side of his apartment wall, till the girl's new beau forces him out of his comfort zone.

Credits

  • BLEEDING HEARTS (slated)

    BLEEDING HEARTS (slated) (2019)
    Film by Dominant Entertainment (Drama) Writer A cynical white LAPD officer resolves to protect the unborn child of an abusive black mother, forcing both to confront their very different lives in South Central LA.

  • TRAFICANTE (pre-production)

    TRAFICANTE (pre-production) (2019)
    Film by Traficante Film LLC (Thriller) Co-writer When an ex-con makes a cartel drug run to pay a debt owed by his dirty cop brother, he learns he's been betrayed and his brother set up, putting him on the road to survival and justice.

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