Jon Griffin

Jon Griffin

Director, Screenwriter, Filmmaker, Author and Playwright

Linden, New Jersey

Member Since:
February 2017
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About Jon

I am a writer of short films and feature screenplays in all genres and scripts for television (whether half hour or one hour). I am currently seeking representation and I would love to work with other creatives who love to write scripts of all kinds.

I have also had three short film scripts that have been semi-finalists in the FilmFreeway Screenwriting Competition and I am hoping to get funding for my first short film so I can actually get it made. I am also a peer advocate for mental health and I working on a documentary about mental illness and members of the mental health community in the state of New Jersey. I am also working on a documentary about Generation X.

I am also looking into taking acting classes here in the Garden State and I am looking into the world of voice-over. I am also an author and I finishing my first book which is currently being written.

Unique traits: i do impressions such as Tommy Chong, Peter Lorre, Orson Welles and Alfred Hitchcock to name a few. My favorite hobby is calligraphy. I got back into it after a twenty-three year hiatus.

Loglines

  • "The '80s: Part 1"

    "The '80s: Part 1" Budget: $1M - $5M | Drama Two families, one white and the other black, try to survive the tumultuous decade in the Garden State in this two-part miniseries.

  • "Whodunit?"

    "Whodunit?" Budget: $1M - $5M | Comedy Film-noir The year is 1945. The setting is Los Angeles. When the murder of a wealthy Los Angeles patriarch and the theft of the infamous Hope Diamond is known, a suave and debonair private investigator must solve the murder and recover the stolen gem before the lieutenant and the detective of the LAPD, who finds out about the murder and the theft of the Hope Diamond and suspects the private investigator is behind the crimes, gets him thrown out of the crime-solving business.

  • "New Year's Daze"

    "New Year's Daze" Budget: $1M - $5M | Romance Comedy What have you done on New Year's Eve in 1985? 

  • Pluto

    Pluto Budget: $0 - $100K | Horror A young man, who is a resident of New Jersey and is currently awaiting his execution on Death Row in Rahway State Prison, tells the story of how he systematically killed his wife and his pet cat he named Pluto while he was in a drunken stupor.

  • "Moonlighting Strangers"

    "Moonlighting Strangers" Budget: $1M - $5M | Comedy Four young people in their forties, who live different lives and have personalities that are similar to the main characters from the Emmy-award winning television show "Moonlighting", get together and watch an episode of the show.

  • "Corpus Delicti"

    "Corpus Delicti" Budget: $10M - $30M | Mystery Thriller Two New York City detectives track down a dangerous killer who kills his victims via Edgar Allan Poe's short stories.

  • "Ricki"

    "Ricki" Budget: $100K - $1M | Drama Conflict arises when a member of the transgender community reveals her true self to a long time friend, but understanding soon comes into play when the reasons that caused the conflict between the two are revealed by the best friend.

  • "Doo Wop At The Bus Stop"

    "Doo Wop At The Bus Stop" Budget: $0 - $100K | Musical Eight people, who are residents of Linden, New Jersey, sing a capella songs in doo wop style to pass the time as they wait for a delayed bus.

  • Cable Television

    Cable Television Budget: $1M - $5M | Comedy Insanity and laughs are in great demand in this "Saturday Night Live"-type of film. All forms of entertainment are featured and filled with comedy.

  • "The Forgotten Generation"

    "The Forgotten Generation" Budget: $100K - $1M | Drama Six members of Generation X discuss their views on politics, Baby Boomers and Millennials and why they are the "forgotten generation".

  • "The Amityville Horror That Happened On Halloween Has Become A Nightmare On Elm Street"

    "The Amityville Horror That Happened On Halloween Has Become A Nightmare On Elm Street" Budget: $1M - $5M | Comedy Horror A family moves into a house that has a lot of horror, death and a lot of spooky happenings...and a lot of comedy!

  • Undercover Blues

    Undercover Blues Budget: $1M - $5M | Crime Drama Four diverse detectives, who work at the 106th Precinct, who undercover and solve crimes in the borough of Queens in New York City.

  • Jon's World

    Jon's World Budget: $1M - $5M | Comedy Jon Parker, who is the popular teen at Calvin Coolidge High School, faces many difficulties on his first day of his sophomore year: his evil younger sister announces she is attending the same high school he is attending, a tough principal, who watches him after reminding Jon about a situation that he caused last year and finally, Jon finds out that his secret crush was talking to another guy.

  • "Eleven"

    "Eleven" Budget: $100K - $1M | Thriller Obsession befalls a New York City novelist and the number eleven is the reason.

  • "100 Dates"

    "100 Dates" Budget: $100K - $1M | Romance Comedy Jon Carter, a student at Temple University, who is also a campus radio show host, tries to find his secret admirer in the City of Brotherly Love.

  • "Disturbin' Legend"

    "Disturbin' Legend" Budget: $10M - $30M | Horror Comedy College life can kill you...literally.

  • "The April Fools' Day Revenge"

    "The April Fools' Day Revenge" Budget: $5M - $10M | Comedy Eight nerds give new meaning to the phrase "Nerd Power".

  • "Generation X: Volume 1"

    "Generation X: Volume 1" Budget: $5M - $10M | Independent Drama Seven stories involving the lives and struggles of sixteen members of the Generation X society. 

  • Family Guy  "The Griffin Revolt of Quahog"

    Family Guy "The Griffin Revolt of Quahog" Budget: $100K - $1M | Animation Comedy The Griffin Family gets a day named in their honor when Peter, as usual, humiliates Lois by discussing their sex life in front of the entire family.

  • "Paranoia"

    "Paranoia" Budget: $100K - $1M | Horror Paranoia befalls a young murderer in the Garden State.

  • "A Second Chance"

    "A Second Chance" Budget: $100K - $1M | Drama What would you do if you had a second chance at life?

  • "A Canine Tale"

    "A Canine Tale" Budget: $5M - $10M | Animation It's a dog eat dog world in New York City...literally.

  • "The Friend Zone"

    "The Friend Zone" Budget: $100K - $1M | Comedy Sci-fi A thirty year friendship between Jake Peterson and Fran Taylor is put to the ultimate test when Fran gets into a relationship and Jake gets put in the "friend zone".

  • "The Secret Life of Jeana Rodriguez"

    "The Secret Life of Jeana Rodriguez" Budget: $1M - $5M | Independent Drama A plus-sized woman, who lives in New York City, sets out to prove that big girls are beautiful when she gets approached by a photographer who works for a magazine that features plus-sized women.

  • "Shriek"

    "Shriek" Budget: $1M - $5M | Horror Comedy After a series of mysterious deaths, an offbeat group of friends get caught up in a lively mix of thrills, chills...and comedy.

  • "Teenage Wasteland"

    "Teenage Wasteland" Budget: $1M - $5M | Independent Drama Sixteen teenagers, who are from Southern California, await the end of the school year and the start of summer vacation, different struggles and victories circa 1985.

  • Law & Order: SVU "Getting Bi"

    Law & Order: SVU "Getting Bi" Budget: $0 - $100K | Drama The SVU team investigate a case involving the topic of bisexuality within the Generation X society when two women find a murder victim on the streets in a neighborhood in Greenwich Village. 

  • Special Delivery

    Special Delivery Budget: $0 - $100K | Comedy When a couple makes the announcement that they are having another child, their eldest son, a jealous teenager must figure out a way to prevent the blessed event from becoming reality before his parents' attention that was once given to him shifts to the newborn. 

Awards

  • Manhattan Short Film Festival - Semifinalist - "The Friend Zone" Screenwriting Category
    (2020)

  • Manhattan Short Film Festival - Semi-finalist - "Moonlighting Strangers" Screewriting Category
    (2019)

  • Mahattan Short Film Festival - Semi-Finalist - "Paranoia"- Screenwriting Category
    (2017)

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