Spanky Ward

Spanky Ward

Writer/Produced/Director at Otay Productions
Director, Filmmaker, Producer and Screenwriter

Salt Lake City, Utah

Member Since:
December 2016
Last online:
> 2 weeks ago
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About Spanky

I've sold Ten screenplays, had three features produced with more in different stages of development. Now looking into getting representation.

IMDB link below.

Spanky Dustin Ward


  • The Decision

    The Decision (2019)
    Film Writer

  • Christmas Break-In

    Christmas Break-In (2018)
    Film Writer

  • Hello I Love You

    Hello I Love You (2018)
    Film Writer

  • Ruling of the Heart

    Ruling of the Heart (2018)
    Film Writer

  • Two Cupids

    Two Cupids (2018)
    Film Writer

  • GUS

    GUS (2016)
    Film (Short and Sci-Fi) Writer Add a Plot »

  • Riot

    Riot (2015)
    Film (Action) Writer Copper Jack Stone purposefully orchestrates a bank robbery in order to be thrown into prison with the notorious Russian kingpin Balam. Balam is more than just a mob criminal; he's a very cunning and dangerous lord who controls the police force from behind bars. Balam lives in prison as a cover for his real power, which is King of the city. His cell is a lavish private room built specifically for him, inaccessible to most in the depths of the prison structure. Even the warden fears venturing into his area of the prison. However, even surrounded by his loyal henchmen and guards in his sectioned off fortress, Balam doesn't know Jack is coming for him to avenge his family, who Balam murdered in cold blood. Balam is tough... but Jack is tougher. Written by VMI Worldwide

  • The Social Suicide Network

    The Social Suicide Network (2011)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Writer Add a Plot »

  • Hugs and Kisses

    Hugs and Kisses (2011)
    Film (Short and Family) Writer A little girl figures out a clever way to resolve an argument between her parents.

  • Whispers in the Dark

    Whispers in the Dark (2010)
    Film (Short, Horror and Thriller) Writer A newlywed couple move into their dream home, but soon find out they're not alone.

  • The Gnawed Couple

    The Gnawed Couple (2010)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Writer Add a Plot »

  • Mr. Rist

    Mr. Rist (2010)
    Film (Short, Comedy, Drama and Family) Writer A newly released prisoner meets a strange man who claims he can help him stay out of jail.

  • A Short Goodbye

    A Short Goodbye (2010)
    Film (Short, Drama and Family) Writer A doctor, grieving over the loss of his family, meets a little girl who claims to be an Angel who comforts people.

  • Face to Face

    Face to Face (2009)
    Film (Short and Thriller) Writer Ike Hill comes home one night and finds a strange man sitting in his kitchen. But this is no ordinary stranger, the man sitting at the table is himself, and he's ready to take over his life.

  • Dusk. A Twilight Spoof

    Dusk. A Twilight Spoof (2009)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Writer Add a Plot »

  • The Making of 's. Darko'

    The Making of 's. Darko' (2009)
    Video (Documentary and Short) Producer A short documentary, which explores the production of 's. Darko,' through on-set footage and interviews with the principal cast and crew. This featurette examines the inherent dangers of following up - and challenges of expanding on - the cult classic, 'Donnie Darko.' Written by Anonymous

  • Utah Too Much

    Utah Too Much (2009)
    Video (Documentary and Short) Producer During filming of 's. Darko,' some of the cast wrote and recorded a funny love song to Utah called "Utah Too Much." This featurette first covers the origins of the song and then includes an early version of this song in its entirety.

  • The Yankles

    The Yankles (2009)
    Film (Sport) Camera and Electrical Department The Yankles is about Charlie Jones, a professional baseball player who was released from the Los Angeles Spirits because of a drinking problem. Upon being paroled from prison after serving time for his third drunk driving conviction, Charlie endeavors to serve 192 hours mandatory community service by coaching baseball. To Charlie's dismay, however, he is shunned by mainstream society because of the controversy surrounding his early parole and prior convictions. Charlie soon discovers that the only people willing to give him a second chance are a group of Jewish, orthodox, yeshiva students who formed an upstart baseball team called The Yankles. Fortunately for Charlie, The Yankles are as desperate for a coach as he is for community service. After a rough start, Charlie finds a home with The Yankles. With Charlie's help, The Yankles strive for success on the field, while Charlie works to rebuild his reputation in society and his relationship with those whom he wronged in the past. Written by Zev Brooks

  • S. Darko

    S. Darko (2009)
    Film Miscellaneous Crew

  • Crossroads

    Crossroads (2008)
    Film (Short and Drama) Writer When a Mother can't get over the death of a loved one, her daughter realizes she's the only one that can help her.

  • Brothers Three: An American Gothic

    Brothers Three: An American Gothic (2007)
    Film (Drama) Miscellaneous Crew Three brothers reunite at a remote cabin in the woods, when beckoned by their father. The brothers are left to deal with the dark secrets and demons that have haunted them their whole lives. The resulting truths they must face, end in an explosive tragedy. Written by Anonymous

  • Bagboy

    Bagboy (2007)
    Film (Comedy) Camera and Electrical Department A teenager enters the competitive world of grocery store bagging.

  • Bus Stop Blues

    Bus Stop Blues (2006)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Writer A stranger tries to cheer up a little girl while waiting at a bus stop.

  • Lightspeed

    Lightspeed (2006)
    TV Movie (Action and Sci-Fi) Miscellaneous Crew After an accident, a government agent Daniel Leight, gains the ability of super-speed and goes after an old friend turned Nemesis. Lightspeed's scaly nemesis is a mutated terrorist half-man, half-snake called Python. But when Leight's radiation treatments are sabotaged, he discovers that he has the ability to move at hyper speeds only by risking potentially fatal metabolic damage. Written by Anthony Pereyra {}

  • Urban Legends: Bloody Mary

    Urban Legends: Bloody Mary (2005)
    Video (Horror and Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew On Homecoming night, Samantha, Gina, and Mindy are having a slumber party at Sam's house due to being black-listed by the sexy football players. Since the dance and game are out of the question, the trio stays up and entertains themselves with Urban Legends..all leading up to BLOODY MARY. With nothing better to do and a whole night to waste, Sam chants "Bloody Mary." Her friends laugh... "Bloody Mary." More laughter. On the third and final "Bloody Mary," the friends are kidnapped by three jocks and return soon thereafter, shaken but well. Sam begins having hallucinations and soon bodies turn up - is it all a high school prank taken to grisly extremes or is it Bloody Mary, who's youth was taken far too early? Written by

  • Spewed

    Spewed (2003)
    Film (Short) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Jared does not think for himself rather he lets the voices of his past and of convention dictate his being. What everyone else wants, Jared gets. It invades his entire being until visions of the subliminal, instinctual, animalistic impulses torment his brain. Roark is the Ego to Jared's Id. Roark pushes Jared to realize his limits and then some. Written by J.A.

  • Day of Defense

    Day of Defense (2003)
    Film (Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director The story begins as two missionaries are arrested for unlawful proselytizing. The law regarding such behavior has been set up by the Christian Town Council to oversee the religious and more importantly "non-Christian" influences within the town. The movie follows Thomas Bryant's inner struggle as he is ordered to defend the missionaries. As Thomas begins to empathize with the plight of the missionaries, he is confronted by his wife and forced into a confrontation with his friend-turned adversary, James Radner. Thomas becomes the center of animosity in the small town. His internal struggle becomes the catalyst of life and death-events portrayed in the story, bringing into question the topics of religion and acceptance. The intriguing court battle, together with a significant and surprising twist of fate for Thomas, lead to a strong critical ending that will leave the audience pondering what makes life memorable and truly important. Written by Anonymous

  • The Core

    The Core (2003)
    Film (Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Location management The Earth's core has stopped spinning. Disasters are appearing all over the world: Birds acting crazy, powerful thunderstorms, 32 people die within seconds of each other when their pacemakers quit working. Dr. Josh Keyes and his crew of five (total members: 6) go down to the center of the Earth to set off a nuclear device to make the Earth's core start spinning again or Mankind will perish. Written by Inhotenjoys

  • Number 9

    Number 9 (2002)
    Film (Short and Mystery) Writer A young psychology student tries to help a new friend get over his fear of the woods, by convincing him to stay over night on a camping trip.

  • Con Express

    Con Express (2002)
    Video (Action) Miscellaneous Crew Agent Brooks tells his side of a botched job at a job interview for for the Head of Customs in Alaska. He takes a tip that a shipment of bio-weaponry is coming in and discovers a Russian terrorist, Simeonov, is behind it. Brooks assembles a team and they go down to the docks to check the tip out. There a shoot-fest follows, an undercover FBI agent surfaces and a Russian agent, Natalya arrives to claim rights over Simeonov. Simeonov is arrested but while being transferred to Washington he escapes and with his fellow terrorists hijack the train carrying the stolen Russian nerve gas. Written by

  • Poolhall Junkies

    Poolhall Junkies (2002)
    Film (Drama and Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew Obsessed by the world of pool, Johnny (Mars Callahan) could be one of the best. But his mentor and "trainer" Joe (Chazz Palminteri), a shady hustler who decides how and who Johnny plays, is holding him back from his dream. When the day finally comes, Johnny breaks from Joe, which leads to only one thing -- violence. Joe is beaten up by some of Johnny's buddies as a sign to leave him alone, and with this final act of freedom, Johnny leaves the world of pool-sharking. After an ultimatum from his girlfriend Tara ('Alison Eastwood'), Johnny finally commits to a "real" job in the construction business, but is soon miserable there. He finds himself spending most of his time with his younger brother Danny (Michael Rosenbaum) who it seems is following in his footsteps on the road to a life Johnny left when he broke from Joe. As for Joe, he is bent on revenge for the beating he took, and soon he has a new protégé Brad (Rick Schroder) who is just as good if not better then Johnny. And he's got ... Written by Ryan Mcintosh <>

  • Just a Dream

    Just a Dream (2002)
    Film (Drama) Miscellaneous Crew Film crew arrives in a small town in Nevada desert. Ends up changing the life of a 12-year-old kid and a friend of his, a movie lover.

  • Cover Me: Based on the True Life of an FBI Family

    Cover Me: Based on the True Life of an FBI Family (2000)
    Television (Crime, Drama and Family) Miscellaneous Crew Based on a true story. In order to protect his family, Danny Arno chooses to include his family in his work for the FBI... See full synopsis »

  • The Crow: Salvation

    The Crow: Salvation (2000)
    Film (Action, Crime, Fantasy, Mystery and 1 More) Miscellaneous Crew The third entry in 'The Crow' series follows Alex Corvis, who was framed for the murder of his girlfriend and is executed. he is then brought back from the dead by a crow when the legend says 'Love is stronger than death'. He returns to discover that a corrupt police force is behind her murder and for him to go after the killers, he must find out the mystery behind everything that happened. Written by Josh

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