I was a dreamer since childhood, watching movies and pondering alternative characters and story plots. Soon began writing little stories but kept them to myself. For a while the practice lapsed as growing up put other pressures on me. Fifteen years ago I got back into it, selling short stories and a co-written novel. Loving movies I've helped out on numerous student and independent productions. Five years ago I began writing feature scripts. Reading over one hundred other scripts I got a better feel for story structure and character. I now have ten feature screenplays and over a dozen short scripts [message me for a full list]. I began entering contests, and more often than not got into the quarter and semi finals. My genre preference is for science fiction but I've written fantasy, horror, a crime thriller, and even several series pilot teleplays. Now I'm looking for others to help make some of these stories.
Questers Adventure ⋄ Comedy ⋄ Family A young shepherdess leads a team of questers to find the missing prince, stolen at birth, before a treaty forces the kingdom to surrender it's lands. [2014 PAGE Awards quarter-finalist][Adapted into a novel "Quest for Sleeping Handsome" available on Amazon and other outlets.]
What You Know Crime ⋄ Independent ⋄ Other ⋄ Thriller An idealistic woman must steal a box of incriminating evidence so she can bring to justice the celebrity who had ten years before abducted her and two classmates for a night of torture.[2015 Screencraft Action &Thriller screenplay contest semi-finalist]
Small Blue Action ⋄ Sci-fi A pilot is pressured by her fellow astronauts to take command of a troubled deep space mining mission when all contact from Earth goes dead. [2015 Scriptapalooza Science Fiction screenplay contest quarter-finalist] [2014 Nov. Zoetrope 3rd highest reviewed script]
Sickle Moon Horror An ancient kung fu sorcerer possesses an idealistic modern day martial artist to harvest prostitutes for their life force.[2015 Screencraft Horror screenplay contest quarter-finalist]
Mechanity Action A man and woman cyborg duo are entrusted to keep the tenuous truce between man and machine-AI against rogue elements on both sides.[2015 Screencraft Pilot Launch teleplay contest quarter-finalist.]
Nevermore Mystery ⋄ Fantasy Shot and left for dead by a Russian gangster, a young misanthropic hacker awakens to find herself haunted by a sleuthing Victorian ghost.[series pilot teleplay]
The 7th Eclipse Adventure ⋄ Fantasy This medieval fantasy pits a feisty young witch and gallant farmeragainst a warlock and his curse upon the kingdom.
Starship II: Rendezvous with Ramses
Film (Comedy and Sci-Fi) Visual effects They did a bad thing, and now they have to do it again. In the sequel to 1997's "Rock N Roll Starship," Bob, Doug, and Jorge accidentally go back in time-and stop themselves from destroying the Ramses Colony. But, in saving the colony, they also screw up the entire space-time continuum! Now, Bob, Doug, and Jorge have to go back in time to stop themselves from stopping themselves! Written by Mark Racop
Film (Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Romance and 1 More) Camera and Electrical Department Julia and Nikki set out on a road trip in hopes that taking along their friend, Eleanor, will allow her to experience things more worldly beyond the shallow, materialistic world in which she had been sheltered. One night, they happen upon a 24 Hour Tavern in the middle of nowhere where they meet a young man by the name of Rich. Little do they know that the encounter with Rich will change everything and life as they know it. Secrets behind each woman's past and current life will be unveiled. Written by poetslabyrinthproductions
A Fancy Piece of Homicide
Film (Crime, Family, Mystery and Thriller) Actor A geriatric ex-private eye fights corruption in his city with the completion of his memoir, exposing the underbelly of the law. But his new found exposure comes with a price that forces him to deal with his own past and secrets that resurface, including the 1980's case that sent him to prison for the killing of a respected business man.
Film (Short, Comedy and Sci-Fi) Camera and Electrical Department She-Devils PGH begins following a typical day-in-the-life of the group, but takes a strange turn when the ladies witness a rogue car weaving along the road. They soon discover the car is inhabited by alien lifeforms and must band together to stop an impending alien attack. Written by Anonymous
Death from Above
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Film (Drama, Horror, Mystery and Thriller) Actor A man on the run from his ex-lover, who has sworn to kill him, takes refuge in a rural bar, where he finds an unlikely ally in the local bartender. As the man opens up to the bartender over many rounds, the bartender - who is battling demons of his own - begins to wonder if the man is merely a victim of circumstance... or if he's hiding a much darker secret. Written by Anonymous
Television (Fantasy) Actor A group of friends find themselves battling the forces of darkness in a medieval dream world they are drawn into when they are asleep.
Video (Short and Drama) Actor Vita Teneri (Bound by Life) is a short film that explores a journey from birth to death and raises the question: Are we really free to explore our own life? Are we fearful of freedom? Or possibly bound to a different life's path? This film symbolizes a life where we might not have the freedom of choice that we all think we have. Written by Anonymous
River of Darkness
Film (Horror) Actor When brutal murdering starts in a small riverside town, the sheriff must investigate and face the horrific past.
Film (Comedy and Drama) Actor Joe Morris dreamed of producing the ultimate reality TV contest -- one that would push people to their absolute limits. His creation -- a game called 'Isolation' -- involves placing contestants in an empty room where they sit, alone, and do nothing. The show, which becomes a worldwide sensation, includes ten offbeat contestants who sit for years, in hopes of winning the ten million dollar prize. In a society of endless distractions such as cell phones, instant messaging and video games, Ultimate Reality asks the ultimate question -- how long could you survive in complete and total 'isolation'? Written by Anonymous
New Terminal Hotel
Film (Crime, Horror and Thriller) Actor Don Malek (Stephen Geoffreys) isn't the usual tenant found in the skid row hotels of downtown L.A. Grief-stricken since the murder of his fiancee Katherin, the successful screenwriter-turned murderous vigilante is bent on revenge against studio head Stanley Glissberg, the man cleared of murder charges in Katherin's death. Don can't forget - and Glissberg's going to pay. Enter Don's tenacious literary agent, Ava Collins (Tiffany Shepis), who tracks him down and wants to sell his manuscript - if there is one - or cut him loose. He assures her he's holed-up in the cheap room to write, and his story's a work-in-progress. Adding to his slippery slope, Don calls in a favor from a neighbor, and in doing so, uncovers despicable abuses down the hall. Spitz (Ezra Buzzington) is a hard-drinking former Marine and paraplegic, with a penchant for hookers and a violent streak. When he demands a return of the favor, Don must choose between turning a blind eye, or quickening his own destructive spiral... Written by BC Furtney
My Bloody Valentine
Film (Horror and Thriller) Actor In the mining town of Harmony, a drilling accident is caused by the son of the owner, Tom Hanniger. The mine collapses, burying six miners alive. The rescue team finds only Harry Warden alive, but in coma, and the other miners murdered by his pickax, and they conclude that Harry killed them to save oxygen for himself. On Valentine's Day, Harry awakes from his coma in the local hospital, and he kills twenty-two people, including a group of teenagers that are partying in the mine. Harry is killed by the deputy, but the only survivors are Tom Hanniger, his girlfriend Sarah, their friend Axel Palmer and his girlfriend Irene. Ten years later, Tom returns to Harmony after the death of his father. Tom has decided to sell the Hanniger Mine, and finds that Sarah has married Axel, who is now the local sheriff, and they have a son named Noah. On Valentine's Day, Harry Warden also returns, seeking revenge against those that had escaped his pickax in the past, and Tom is accused by Axel and other ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Film (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Editorial department "Doing Therapy" is a lighthearted romantic comedy set in modern-day Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Humorous, silly, and even suspenseful at times, it is a heartwarming tale with the sincerity and simplicity of a black-and-white 1950s melodrama. In the middle of a highly successful film career, Diane Rischard, a famous Hollywood actress, suddenly develops a problem while onstage. She is stricken with frightful, paralyzing panic attacks that begin to affect her job and her personal life. In an effort to help her, her family seeks out the best anxiety specialist in the country -- an offbeat psychologist (Joe Giacobello) working out of a clinic in Pittsburgh. To avoid the media attention, Diane goes to Pittsburgh, and the unlikely couple is stuck together for an entire month in extensive 24-hour-a-day therapy. As they work together to figure out her problem, Diane reveals that she has been harboring a secret -- a man has been stalking her. The psychotic predator soon surfaces, once again ... Written by Joe Giacobello
2015 Screencraft Horror - quarter finalist for Sickle Moon feature screenplay.
2015 Screencraft Pilot Launch - quarter finalist for Mechanity, a sci-fi teleplay.
2015 Scriptapaloza - quarter finalist for Small Blue, a sci-fi feature screenplay.
2015 Screencraft Action & Thriller - semi finalist for What You Know, a crime thriller screenplay.
2014 PAGE Awards - quarter finalist for Questers, a co-written childrens fantasy screenplay.
University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA)