The son of above-average suburbanites, Jefferson McClure found escape from the crushingly bad taste of late-1980s America through the worship of personal heroes ranging from the transcendentally weird David Lynch and Terry Gilliam to the sublimely silly John Hughes and "Savage" Steve Holland. Inspired to become a rule-breaking filmmaker, he dedicated himself to learning the rules in order to follow them in a slavish, yet ironically hip fashion. To this end, he earned a bachelor’s degree in Humanities from University of Colorado, where he studied many a great and powerful film while occasionally making terrible and quickly forgotten ones. Forced to "find a real job" to repay monumental student loans, he misspent his young adulthood building a solidly respectable career in technical and marketing writing. Frustrated by his middle-aged self's complacency, Jefferson's younger self jumped into a 1985 DeLorean, traveled 24 years into the future, and promptly unraveled a sweater in time and space. Inspired, Jefferson turned his attention to screenwriting, typing up his first feature-length screenplay using online help authoring software.
Armed with his recently obtained MFA in Professional Screenwriting, Jefferson is 44 and lives in Denver...unless you got something better.
Dead Man Blues Comedy ⋄ Romance When her Daddy decides to sell her French Quarter nightclub to a soulless corporation, a young, heartsick woman blunders through attempts to seduce the buyer in order to save the club and hold on to the ghost of her deceased fiancé.
Wit's End Comedy ⋄ Musical ⋄ Romance When an incognito Hollywood producer visits a 1930s New York speakeasy, a down-on-his-luck writer cajoles his long-suffering best friend to pitch an improvised and fractured comedy of errors that unfolds in the lives of the workers and regulars of the club--only to be hijacked at every turn by his bitter ex-fiancée.
All I Want for Xmas (Short) Comedy ⋄ Horror When a third-rate vampire loses his fangs during a night of holiday debauchery, a trip to a seedy dentist's office leads to elusive visions of nostalgia and lost love.
The MacAbee Action ⋄ Comedy When a recently widowed architect finds himself embroiled in a secret plot to rebuild the Holy Temple of Jerusalem during the World Cup of Team Handball Tournament, he must overcome the power of his religious delusions before the New World Order triggers Armageddon.
Winner, Music-Inspired Feature, Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition
National University (La Jolla, CA)
University of Colorado at Boulder (Boulder, CO)