My screenplay, "Twenty Lashes," is a Semi-Finalist in the 1st Annual Diversity Springboard Screenwriting Contest and a Quarter-Finalist in the 6th Annual Feature Screenwriting Contest!! I am humbled, thrilled and honored. Congratulations to my fellow semi and quarter-finalists, and for those of you who did not move forward, please keep working. I never thought it would happen to me, but with some luck, this might be the credibility I need to advance my career. .
"Art emerges when our intellect and emotions converge or collide." --Anonymous--
Stand up comedian/satirical songwriter (although that's a matter of opinion...), producer/director of a few short films, former film professor at the University of Louisiana. Supervised the development and production of a webcast series, "STEM in 30," for the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Worked on projects at Universal, CBS, Culver Studios, Amblin Entertainment, Paulist Productions and multiple independent films. My film, "My Uncle Sidney" is based on a short story by two-time Edgar Award winning author, James Lee Burke (Black Cherry Blues, Cimarron Rose...), stars Hollywood favorite John Ashton (Beverly Hills Cop, Gone Baby Gone...) and garnered numerous festival awards. My original screenplay. "Twenty Lashes." won Best of the Festival in the Festival of Media Arts and I was commissioned to write the screenplay, "Misfortune."
Unique traits: HD Production Company. Pro Bono video production for the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Curable.org, The Open Media Foundation and PetAid Colorado.
Cleavage Budget: $1M - $5M | Comedy Three elderly writers, victims of The Greylist (better known as Hollywood Age Discrimination), conspire to get back on the studio lot to pitch. Stonewalled at every turn, they hatch a plot to hire a young, Hollywood-skinny and Hollywood-hot frontman. He just needs a tight fitting shirt and great pecs. Or maybe a she… if she’s willing to display a modest abundance of…
Twenty Lashes Budget: $1M - $5M | Drama "Twenty Lashes" is a Semi-Finalist in the Stage32 1st Annual Diversity Springboard Screenwriting Contest and a Quarter Finalist in the 6th Annual Feature Screenwriting Contest. Thank you Stage32!! A Black businesswoman from NYC travels into the path of Hurricane Katrina searching for her missing husband just as a Klansman enters an all-Black backwater-juke-joint to initiate a provocative debate over what the South would be like had the Confederacy won the war. Then all hell breaks loose.
Misfortune Budget: $1M - $5M | Drama When she got everything she wanted, she lost everything she loved. Based on the true story of the wife of the largest lottery jackpot winner in history and the lies, heartbreak and devastation that followed. This is an American tragedy of Shakespearean proportions.
AnAtomic War Comedy Girl hates boy, boy hates girls, the perfect love story. Two filmmakers meet at a festival and fall madly in loathing. Despite their disdain, they are compelled to work together to produce a provocative documentary about the battle between the sexes. "When Harry Met Sally" on steroids.
My Uncle Sidney
Film (short) by Timothy Dee Writer/Producer, Director/Editor It's passive resistance with a Texas attitude! Based on the short story "Uncle Sidney and the Mexicans" by two-time Edgar Award winning author, James Lee Burke, "My Uncle Sidney" tells the story of a cantankerous southeast Texas farmer who confronts the local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan head on.
GRAND PRIZE KING FOUNDATION BEST OF THE FESTIVAL Scriptwriting Competition, Las Vegas, Nevada.
WINNER NEW ORLEANS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Cinema 16 Louisiana Lagniappe Award.
OFFICIAL SELECTION Nashville Independent Film Festival.
OFFICIAL SELECTION SXSW FILM FESTIVAL, Austin, TX for film, Spirit of the Wind.
WINNER Bronze Worldfest-Houston competition.
WINNER CINE EAGLE chosen to represent the U.S. in international competition.
HONORABLE MENTION "Movies on a Shoestring " Competition, Rochester International Film Festival.
OFFICIAL SELECTION Melbourne Independent Filmmaker’s Festival.
WINNER 1st Annual WORLDFEST-FLAGSTAFF.
WINNER COLLEGE EMMY American Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation College Television Com
WINNER A&E NETWORK CITY-VIDEOS COMPETITION on the Arts & Entertainment Network.
ACE AWARD WINNER as part of American Cablesystems team producing a national campaign combating illit
FSU Film School
Florida Atlantic University