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About John

John Sanders is a prolific, award-winning screenwriter, known for his well-crafted stories, intriguing characters, and witty, cutting-edge dialogue. In addition to his numerous feature film scripts, John has developed a number of TV projects, including several weekly drama series and an eight-part mini-series.

John’s scripts include psychological thrillers, historical epics, true-life adaptations, metaphysical thrillers, sci-fi action-adventures, and comedies, both light and dark. He has worked on development projects with Silver Pictures, Totem Productions and Alex Rose Productions, and was recently hired to adapt a true-life crime thriller about the largest monetary heist in history.

John attended the UCLA Screenwriting program, and continues to hone his skills by tackling new genres and searching for unique topics to explore.

Unique traits: Mob historian, adaptations, researcher

Loglines

  • Metapontum

    Metapontum Drama A Jesuit scholar consulting in Rome for the Vatican Archives is approached by a brash, lesbian TV psychic with clues from the other side that leads them on a wild journey through Southern Italy in search of a hidden manuscript written by a blind monk in the 12th century… while, mysterious men lurk in the shadows, determined to take possession of the potentially earth-shattering document.

  • Nina

    Nina Historical Biography Drama A fiery young Russian diva falls into a scandalous affair with her idol, Sergei Rachmaninoff, as their country descends into civil war.

  • Nanking

    Nanking War Historical Biography A jovial German businessman, preaching non-violence while brandishing a Nazi armband, leads a handful of foreigners during the Rape of Nanking, saving the lives of 250,000 civilians when Japanese troops are released into the streets with a genocidal rage.

  • Mr. & Mrs. Hyde

    Mr. & Mrs. Hyde Thriller An aspiring ballerina and her wealthy family are seduced by Bryan Hyde, a handsome, charming, and driven guy who wins her hand in marriage, then inexplicably plots the death of her dreams and the demise of her family.

Credits

  • Stealth Fighter

    Stealth Fighter (1999)
    Film (Action, Drama and Thriller) Writer Ice-T stars as a naval pilot that fakes his own death, and later ends up employed by a Latin American arms dealer. He steals a stealth fighter from a U.S.A.F. base in the Phillippines, and uses the stealth fighter to target certain military installations around the world. A naval reserve officer is recruited to infiltrate his plans, and succeeds. Written by H5O <H5O@mailexcite.com>

Awards

  • Bronze Award for Screenplay "Antarctica" - Worldfest Houston International Film Festival
    (2000)

  • Gold Award for screenplay "Access Denied" - Worldfest Houston International Film Festival
    (1995)

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