Randy Gross

Randy Gross

Playwright, Screenwriter, Voice Artist and Editor

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

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March 2014
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About Randy

Playwright/screenwriter Randy Lee Gross has had plays presented in thirteen U.S. states, and also in London and Sydney. His full-length play, “The Naugahyde Man,” was awarded the prestigious Pacific/Rim Prize as part of the 2020 Kumu Kahua/UHM Theatre Department Playwriting Contest; his full-length play, “The Haunted Train,” received an off-off Broadway production – with music – at Theatre For The New City in October 2015; and his play “Bread” was included in “The Best Ten-Minute Plays of 2015” (Smith & Kraus, Inc.). As a screenwriter, his full-length screenplay, “The Obligatory,” won the Best Genre (Comedy) Award at the 2015 Asbury Park Music in Film Festival; his full-length animated screenplay, “Tuft Enough,” was a quarter-finalist in the 2020 Atlanta International Screenplay Awards; his TV pilot script, “Playing With Ghosts,” was a quarter-finalist in the 2021 Inroads Screenwriting Fellowship (Season 4); his full-length musical screenplay, “Vegan Vampires From Vermont,” was honored as Best Horror/Comedy Screenplay at the 2021 Die Laughing Film Festival; and his TV pilot script, “99 Ways to Get Out of Gym Class,” was a 2nd Round selection in the 2021 ISA Fast Track Fellowship. Additionally, since 2003, Mr. Gross has been staging charitable live radio theater comedy productions in the Central PA region - the annual Halloween Radio Theater & Winter Radio Theater shows, most recently at Center Street Grille in Enola, PA.

Unique traits: Specializes in comedy.

Loglines

  • The Obligatory

    The Obligatory Film-noir Comedy All of the necessary elements of a film noir are in place – a buxom femme fatale, a mysterious villain, heck even a spider web of deceit – but suddenly two amateur filmmakers are instructed by their eccentric financier to add an obligatory Christmas scene. Awards: Best Genre (Comedy) Screenplay - 2015 Asbury Park Music in Film Festival 3rd Place Laurels - 2016 Land of Illusion/BAO Prods Screenplay Competition

  • The Tin Shed

    The Tin Shed Drama Fantasy Two lost souls – (A) a philandering dentist on Long Island; (B) a timid garment worker in Bangladesh – both of them unhappy with their lots, pray for release from their dreary existences while in their (A) tin-roofed work shed; (B) corrugated tin shack; and inexplicably have their identities swapped. ***Note: partially based on the true story of the Rana Plaza garment factory collapse that took place near Dhaka in April of 2013. Awards: Official Selection, 2017 Oaxaca Film Fest.

  • It's A Not So Wonderful Christmas Carol

    It's A Not So Wonderful Christmas Carol Comedy Fantasy "It’s A Wonderful Life” collides with “A Christmas Carol” in a what if? tale set in Pottersville, so named because ornery old Mr. Potter has successfully driven George Bailey to suicide, and now rules the town with a Scrooge-like iron fist. 

  • Star Lite

    Star Lite Independent Comedy A pair of drinking buddies are joined by a self-proclaimed NASA expert on a quest to tap an alcohol-laden space cloud some 10,000 light years from Earth. ***A mockumentary-style film.

  • Seldom Is Heard

    Seldom Is Heard Comedy Drama Meet John Seldom, Philadelphia’s very own Capraesque “every man,” who suddenly finds himself homeless and running for mayor against incumbent Sly Pignolli, a machine politician whose dirty politics may force the City of Brotherly Love’s indigents to lose their mouthpiece.AWARDS:2nd Place, 2012 KAYfilms Summer Screenplay Contest

Awards

  • Quarter Finalist, Inroads Screenwriting Fellowship (Season 4)
    (2021)

  • Winner, Best Horror/Comedy Screenplay, Die Laughing Film Festival
    (2021)

  • Quarter Finalist, Atlanta International Screenplay Awards
    (2020)

  • Winner, Pacific/Rim Prize, Kumu Kahua/UHM Playwriting Contest
    (2020)

  • Top 50 Finalist (Teleplays, 30 mins), Cinequest Film & Creativity Festival
    (2019)

  • Official Selection (Best Screenplay Nominee), LA Neo Noir Novel, Film, and Script Fest
    (2018)

  • Semi-Finalist (Best Screenplay for Animated Short), BLASTOFF Festival
    (2018)

  • Semi-Fiinalist (Best Short Script), TSWY International Film Festival
    (2018)

  • Audience Favorite, WestFest 2016, Theatre West, Los Angeles, CA
    (2017)

  • Best Play, ACT ONE: One Act, The Secret Theatre, Long Island City, NY
    (2017)

  • 1st Place, Teleplays, Burning Love Screenplay Contest, Poe Films
    (2017)

  • Genre Winner (Comedy) Best Screenplay, Asbury Park Music in Film Festival
    (2015)

  • 2nd Place, KAYfilms Summer Screenplay Contest
    (2012)

  • Finalist, Original TV Pilot, Search For America's Newest Comedy Writer
    (2012)

  • Winner, Play, Six Players In Search of Two Plays, New Embassy Theatre, Cumberland, MD
    (2010)

  • Top 10 Finalist, Canadian Short Screenplay Competition
    (2009)

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