Ted Westby

Ted Westby

NiceShotTed
Photographer (Still), Screenwriter and Playwright

Atlanta, Georgia

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June 2016
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About Ted

WOOF! It's like this...

This is now February 2021. Thought it time to update some of what's written below.

At heart I'm a dreamer with an insatiable imagination. I'm also rather an idea magnet.

Twenty years of my adult life was spent creating promotional content in local TV stations around the country, all the while dreaming of the elusive screenwriting life. Well, to be honest, a lot of that time was also spent meeting and being devastated by impressively-shaped women but that's my business. Right? Did I mention I grew up in an incredibly small town just outside of absolutely nowhere? All true.

After my TV life I wrote and made several crap Indie short movies, wrote even more crap short scripts, and wrote a colossally bad feature script based on the my life before hitting the wall. Yeah, writing and I broke up. My muse and I called it quits in '05.

Then in late '06 I was introduced to Photography. BAM! It found me. But holy catballs... next thing I know I'm learning visuals and photographing lots of truly fascinating women. Never made a dime but had a blast. That somehow, if you can imagine, probably because I knew so many actors, segued into life as a headshot photographer working with characters from all over Georgia.

Then everything changed again. Got the call from my original muse, writing, one day in 2016, "Hey Ted, It's Writing. Long time. How you been?" Well baby... we are back together.

Since the honeymoon, I have finished a TV Pilot script, a teaser short script, co-written three stage plays, and now uber-recently, written two feature screenplays. I have embraced my writing love affair hard and fast.

So here we are, the two of us. Let's see how ah-mazing this new "chapter" turns out to be.

Write On!

Unique traits: I do great handstands. Can make two, count 'em "two" fabulous pasta recipes. Cats (the feline type) seem to gravitate toward me. I drive better after drinking than most people do sober. And I have a fascination with French cinema despite the fact I speak not one word of the language. Well, perhaps one or two. C'est si bon!

Photos

Loglines

  • Goodbye Cruel World

    Goodbye Cruel World Comedy Drama A disillusioned writer, on the verge of suicide, discovers his life might just be worth more than paper his note is typed upon.

  • Panic In Rugby: The Fall of '55

    Panic In Rugby: The Fall of '55 Drama The energy at the geographic center of North America in the mid-50s is growing increasingly negative and stopping it calls upon a mysterious mystic and a young girl afraid to embrace her powerful true self.

  • Venus Patrol: Across the 4th Dimension

    Venus Patrol: Across the 4th Dimension Budget: $0 - $100K | Romance Comedy When a misguided beam brings the object of one man’s desire – a 1950’s B movie actress – literally off the screen, he accidentally brings her two female co-stars, and now must find a way to save what he loves without destroying all their futures.

  • Stiletto

    Stiletto Drama Two disparate women, enslaved by a powerful manipulator, must band together as subservient tools in one man's vindictive scheme, as the only means possible of discovering their true identities and sole chance at freedom.

  • Last Lover Standing

    Last Lover Standing Comedy An unscrupulous womanizer, masquerading as The Love Detective, selling false promises of romance to his clients, gets hired by a beautiful con artist to find her husband… who is inconveniently dead.  Can he find the body and avoid falling in love before the police uncover the corpse and arrest her… for murder?

  • The Odds Against Death

    The Odds Against Death Comedy During what she believes to be her engagement dinner, a young romantic idealist has her romantic ideals killed by Death herself during an evening of unromantic chaos.

Credits

  • The Little Death

    The Little Death (2010)
    Film (Drama) Camera and Electrical Department An erotic thriller from the director of Psychopathia Sexualis, THE LITTLE DEATH offers a peek into the seedy boudoirs of a Victorian-era brothel, where a strong-willed reformer (Courtney Patterson) and a corrupter of innocence battle over the fate of a young woman (Christie Vozniak) who seems to be held there in sexual captivity. While the owner attempts to mesmerize and seduce the would-be rescuer, a meek student (Clifton Guterman) wanders into the house and becomes a tragic pawn in the psychological game of cat-and-mouse that is rapidly unfolding. Based on the play Death and Devil by Frank Wedekind (Spring Awakening), integrated with Anton Chekhov's short story "A Nervous Breakdown," THE LITTLE DEATH provides a thoughtful examination of the immorality of prostitution - but then savagely dashes all preconceived notions of "good vs. evil" in a climax that is as violent as it is unexpected.

  • The Tedious Existence of Terrell B. Howell

    The Tedious Existence of Terrell B. Howell (2010)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Art director Terrell and Nancy Howell's tedious existence is changed forever when middle-aged Terrell finds Joy, a seductive young woman who reignites his passion, but will Nancy and Terrell's marriage survive?

  • The Whispering Blade

    The Whispering Blade (2008)
    Film (Short and Fantasy) Actor Fantasy meets reality in a modern day fable involving a woodland fairy who fights to prevent a distressed waitress from making a life altering decision.

  • The Honored

    The Honored (2007)
    Film (Short and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department A story set during the American Civil War of duty, murder, compassion and the struggle for a wounded soldier's soul as he is forced to come to terms with his past deeds.

  • Soup

    Soup (2007)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Camera and Electrical Department Add a Plot »

  • The Last Day in November

    The Last Day in November (2002)
    Film (Drama and Short) Actor Two brothers -- one a death row inmate, the other a prison warden -- have one last conversation together.

  • Bubblegum Crisis: Tokyo 2040

    Bubblegum Crisis: Tokyo 2040 (1998)
    Television (Animation, Action and Sci-Fi) Actor Set in 2039-2040, This series is set in Megalo City, a city built over the ruins of Tokyo. Boomers, a line of android workers created by the Genom Corporation, perform dozens of tasks, from cleaning to management, to heavy industry. However, a strange series of events has caused a great deal of these boomers to go rogue, despite government and corporation cover-ups to the contrary. The AD Police, a special anti-Boomer task-force, performs it's best to stop the maniacal machines. However, always a step ahead of them are the mysterious vigilantes known only to the public as the Knight Sabers. No one is sure who these warriors are, but a young office lady named Lina Yamazaki is intent on finding out and joining them. Written by Miriani

Awards

  • Received a couple in High School but not sure those are applicable here.

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