Tom Stohlgren

Tom Stohlgren

Scientist, Natural Resources Ecology Lab, Colorado State University
Author, Researcher and Screenwriter

Windsor, Colorado

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About Tom

Thomas J. Stohlgren, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist
Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Co 80523
Phone: (970) 217-4498
Email: tjstohlgren@gmail.com
Work: https://www.nrel.colostate.edu/investigator/tom-stohlgren-homepage/
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MORE ABOUT TOM

Strong roles for women and minorities are essential to change the status quo. A revolution may not be necessary, but an evolution is long overdue!

By day, Tom Stohlgren is a Senior Research Scientist at the Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO 80523, and Affiliate Faculty. He wears Hawaiian shirts every day to teach classes, advise graduate students, and conduct research part-time. He received a Bachelor's degree in Forestry from the University of California, Berkeley; Master's degree in Biology from California State University, Fresno; and, Ph.D. in Ecology from the University of California, Davis. Tom is recognized as one of the top ten most productive scientists in the world in the field of biological invasions. He is invited around the world to lecture. He has published over 200 scientific papers and a textbook on methods of assessing plant diversity.
In his copious spare time, Dr. Stohlgren is a novelist, screenwriter, and playwright. He’s published six novels, completed one additional novels, written nineteen theatrical screenplays, one three-act play (a comedy), and thirteen scripts for a potential TV series. Two of his novels ended up as finalists for the Colorado Authors Award for Best Fictional Novel. His goals are to: (1) “See the world as it should be, rather than how it is,” as Don Quixote would say; (2) entertain first, and educate second; and (3) replace despair, panic, and gullibility with scientific reasoning, education, and hope.

For the past four years, Tom has been tutored and mentored by Emmy Award winning Lee Levinson of Lee Levinson Productions (NY) to make his scripts "camera-ready." Tom is always open to working collaboratively, editing as you see fit, or writing for hire. Tom's scripts are fresh, authentic, and engaging! Give them a read!

Unique traits: I'm one of the top ten most productive scientists in the world in the field of "Biological Invasions." [But my love is writing!]

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  • Rainmaker (Australia)

    Rainmaker (Australia) Budget: $1M - $5M | Action Drama Australia is burning, and a young mixed-race professor on the run seeks to loosen the fatal stranglehold the mega-drought has inflicted on the desperate inhabitants of New South Wales. [60-min TV Drama; Ask for the Series Bible]

  • Changing Arts and Minds

    Changing Arts and Minds Budget: $1M - $5M | Drama When a homeless female veteran snags a temporary job as a middle school art teacher, she must overcome her own personal shortcomings to inspire six wildly indifferent students.

  •  Twelve - My Age of Reason

    Twelve - My Age of Reason Budget: $1M - $5M | Comedy Biography In the span of eight hilarious days in 1964, a young Catholic schoolboy rebels against authority, begins to ask tough questions, and comes of age, thanks to his four, wildly ill-behaved brothers.  [Ask for the 5-pg Look Book and camera-ready script]

  • Everyone Hops A Train

    Everyone Hops A Train Budget: $100K - $1M | Biography Comedy After nearly 50 years, a man recounts an impulsive decision to hop a freight train with three friends in their late teens going nowhere. What would you tell your younger self?

  • Short Order Buzz Kill

    Short Order Buzz Kill Budget: $100K - $1M | Horror Comedy When a crazed waitress seeks revenge on Stoners who failed to tip adequately for many years, an inexperienced Police Officer must step up his detective skills before more innocent citizens fall prey to the Slash and Burn Serial Killer.  [In partnership with Emerald Pyramid Pictures; Matt Sly and Warren L. Madden]

  • Becoming We (w/ Chinese female lead)

    Becoming We (w/ Chinese female lead) Budget: $1M - $5M | Romance Comedy When a Texas-trained Chinese doctor gets cold feet about her upcoming marriage in China and escapes to a Colorado ski town over Christmas break, she must weigh the disapproval of her parents against a new nonconformist love and the acceptance she gains from an irreverent group of snowboarders and townsfolk. 

  • Becoming We

    Becoming We Budget: $100K - $1M | Romance Comedy Drama When a young Middle-Eastern doctor reneges on her arranged marriage and escapes to a Colorado ski town over Christmas break, she experiences prejudice, a potential new love, and an unexpected visit from her displeased parents.

  • The Goons of Liberty

    The Goons of Liberty Budget: $100K - $1M | Thriller Drama When thoughts and prayers aren't enough, a Joan of Arc-like teen and her fellow school mass-shooting survivors kidnap a judge, lawyer, and teacher to prevent the next mass shooting and protect a nation from itself.

  • Tony’s Smokehouse Crematorium (Feature)

    Tony’s Smokehouse Crematorium (Feature) Budget: $100K - $1M | Horror Comedy When four college students open a discount drive-thru crematorium, they make fast friends with a cross-dressing hitman, but overnight enemies of the viciously angry "newly cremated" spirits.

  • Christmastime in Holly's Woods

    Christmastime in Holly's Woods Budget: $100K - $1M | Romance Comedy When a successful patent attorney and her daughter escape the city for a country Christmas, they find that, as John Lennon said, “Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.”  [MOW-formatted Christmas Rom-Com]

  • The Last Witch Trial

    The Last Witch Trial Budget: $100K - $1M | Thriller When a genius 15-year-old girl near Salem, Massachusetts, is recruited by a manipulative female scientist from a genetics laboratory, claims of witchcraft lead to the last witch trial in America where only one of them will survive.

  • Worship  By Tom Stohlgren and Devin Walker

    Worship By Tom Stohlgren and Devin Walker Budget: $100K - $1M | Thriller Biography Inspired by a true story: When two con-artists ask a prostitute to impersonate a goddess to help scam an entire Mexican village, they find more evil incarnate, torture, and human sacrifices than they, or the villagers, ever bargained for.

  • Pattern of Evil

    Pattern of Evil Budget: $100K - $1M | Thriller Crime When an elusive serial bomber abducts a statistics professor to force her help, she must devise a solution to stop him before his next attack at her daughter’s school.

  • Rainmaker By Tom Stohlgren and Jon Bulette

    Rainmaker By Tom Stohlgren and Jon Bulette Budget: $100K - $1M | Action Adventure A young Latina professor on the run seeks to loosen the fatal stranglehold the mega-drought has inflicted on the desperate inhabitants of California.

  • Tony’s Smokehouse Crematorium (TV Sitcom Pilot)

    Tony’s Smokehouse Crematorium (TV Sitcom Pilot) Budget: $100K - $1M | Horror Comedy When four college students open a discount drive-thru crematorium, they make fast friends with a hitman, but overnight enemies of the angry newly cremated. [We have a 6-page Bible and Pilot script ready to send you.]

  • Tubers

    Tubers Budget: $100K - $1M | Romance Comedy When a stay-at-home 23-year-old is conned into tracing her family’s ancestral roots (tubers) in Ireland, she must overcome her father’s horrible travel tips and survive a sarcastic, unemployed Irishman to find true love and her grandpa’s buried treasure.

  • The Prisoners of Tiny House

    The Prisoners of Tiny House Budget: $100K - $1M | Comedy Family It’s Christmas Break, but when a judge orders a bickering family to three-weeks of lockdown in a two-hundred-square-foot “tiny house” in a forest, they must have faith in each other to find a new lease on life, love, and Christmas. Optioned June 2019. No longer available.

  • The Last Nighttime Story (set in China)

    The Last Nighttime Story (set in China) Budget: $1M - $5M | Family When a bickering Chinese boy and his sister discover bedtime storybooks in their home are disappearing, they're forced to confront a mean, old junkyard owner, or no one in their school will hear a bedtime story ever again.

  • Stray Bullet

    Stray Bullet Budget: $100K - $1M | Drama When a stray bullet from senseless gun violence claims the life of a ten-year-old storyteller, her Irish-American mom must fulfill her daughter’s dying wish to have her ashes spread on a ‘fairy tree’ in Ireland, or the mom will never find closure, and the daughter’s stories will be forgotten forever. [In Feature and MOW formats]

  • Murders Don't Have To Be Perfect

    Murders Don't Have To Be Perfect Budget: $100K - $1M | Mystery Crime When a bride is poisoned on her wedding night at her parents’ exclusive winery, a beautiful sommelier-in-training sniffs out the killer before the sheriff arrests the innocent groom or other deserving guests.

  • The Santa Chair

    The Santa Chair Budget: $100K - $1M | Family A troubled, colorblind little girl makes a Santa Chair that grants wishes for others to save her mom’s tiny mountain town café from closing before Christmas. [Available in Feature film and MOW formats]

  • Inhuman Faces

    Inhuman Faces Budget: $100K - $1M | Sci-fi Thriller When a Hollywood dermatologist down on her luck is left to help human clones battle facial rashes, she must choose between the Hippocratic Oath to save lives, or to save the world. 

  • Innerstate 70

    Innerstate 70 Budget: $0 - $100K | Comedy Drama If the high school graduates voted “Least Popular Girl” and “Least Likely to Succeed Boy” don’t complete an ill-fated, less-than-epic road trip across Colorado, they may be defined forever by what others think of them. [Also written as a micro-budget one-hour TV Pilot]

  • Love Terrors: The Potter's Field Six

    Love Terrors: The Potter's Field Six Budget: $100K - $1M | Thriller Horror When six wildly different fourteen-year-olds are the only ones in their class brave enough to camp-out on Halloween night in a cemetery, the spirits from the Potter’s Field and murderous thugs change their lives forever.

  • Drone On Trial

    Drone On Trial Budget: $100K - $1M | Sci-fi Thriller When a beautiful Syrian widow brings charges of murder against a defense contractor’s Drone operator and software engineer, the armed, monster-like Drone begins to take matters into his own artificial-intelligence controls.

  • Mountain Mysteries: The Case of the Gold Cat

    Mountain Mysteries: The Case of the Gold Cat Budget: $100K - $1M | Mystery Crime Drama When the town historian is shot, and a priceless gold nugget is reported missing after 130 years, a young, unconventional county sheriff must survive a hornet’s nest of liars, thieves, and murderers to solve the crimes. [Written in Feature-length (or MOW), and one-hour TV Pilot formats]

  • Terminally Séanced

    Terminally Séanced Mystery Thriller Horror Crime When the young widow of an old billionaire holds a séance for those named in the will, the inheritors are being scared to death one at a time based on their gullibility, until a skeptical country sheriff sees through the four attempted murders. [All in one room, on one night, with only six actors]

  • Milkmen? A Comedy About Deportation

    Milkmen? A Comedy About Deportation Budget: $100K - $1M | Comedy Romance When a no-nonsense Latina immigrant is hired by three unmarried milkmen in Tahoe City, California, she must turn around a dysfunctional business, before her immature love interest grows up and commits to marriage to prevent her deportation.

  • Unacceptable Cargo

    Unacceptable Cargo Action Adventure Drama When a young Nigerian woman gets a temporary work visa in the U.S. for a better life, she finds slave-like labor conditions and a ring of human-traffickers, leading her to escape home to exact revenge. [In partnership with Arthur O. Thomas, Main Man Films, LLC.]

  • Death Coach

    Death Coach Budget: $100K - $1M | Thriller Horror When a history major takes her boyfriend to Ireland on spring break to trace her genetic roots, she thinks the Cóiste Bodhar (Death Coach) may be coming for her at a long-cursed Bed and Breakfast.

  • Black Widow Journalist

    Black Widow Journalist Budget: $100K - $1M | Biography Drama When a young conniving journalist trespasses to interview a multi-millionaire recluse at his Lake Tahoe fortress, she is shot, imprisoned, and unwaveringly determined to get her story, before one of them dies. This is a fictional “exit interview” with a real-life Lake Tahoe multi-millionaire George Whittell Jr., 86 years old in 1968.

  • Rock Springs (By Tom Stohlgren and Arthur O. Thomas)

    Rock Springs (By Tom Stohlgren and Arthur O. Thomas) Budget: $1M - $5M | Action Adventure When a beautiful Chinese factory worker retraces her great-grandmother’s footsteps in America, she risks her job and her life to recover her family’s treasure, and bring a century-old massacre of 28 Chinese laborers into a modern perspective. [In partnership with Arthur O. Thomas, Main Man Films, LLC.]

  • Rescue Me Twice

    Rescue Me Twice Budget: $1M - $5M | Action Adventure When vile human-trafficking kingpins run amuck around the globe, an elite, but troubled, team of ex-military operatives must rescue the victims before it’s too late.

  • Luke Stone and the Secret of the Golden Buddha  By Tom Stohlgren and Stanley N. Lozowski

    Luke Stone and the Secret of the Golden Buddha By Tom Stohlgren and Stanley N. Lozowski Budget: $10M - $30M | Action Adventure When Nazi and Japanese spies plan to dive on a shipwreck off Ocean City, New Jersey in 1941, history professor Luke Stone is saddled with a strong-willed female rookie agent to prevent stolen Chinese treasures from falling into the wrong hands, again!

  • The Trophy Hunters

    The Trophy Hunters Budget: $100K - $1M | Thriller Horror When a woolly mammoth dig on a small Scottish island with a violent past is interrupted by crazed snipers, a determined female paleontologist must find a way to stop them before her entire team is killed.

  • Resorting to Love and Violence

    Resorting to Love and Violence Budget: $100K - $1M | Mystery Thriller When B-list movie actress, Dani Diego, witnesses a suicide in Cabo San Lucas, she attracts the attention of two local detectives, a handsome investigative reporter, and a crime boss named Bone Crusher, all leading to huge rewards for Ms. Diego if she can survive one more night.

  • The Hobbyist Detectives

    The Hobbyist Detectives Budget: $100K - $1M | Mystery Comedy When a world-famous mystery novelist is found dead in the small coastal town of Crabby Cove, an inner-city detective must deal with seven meddlesome hobbyist detectives to solve the case and prevent a repeat murderer from going free. It’s a fun-filled spoof of TV murder mysteries with an ensemble cast.

  • Mountain Matchmaker

    Mountain Matchmaker Budget: $0 - $100K | Romance Comedy When a new online matchmaking site linked to a mountain campground looks like a scam, an inner-city public defender in a pre-mid-life crisis must learn to camp and expose the truth, or live a life without love.

  • The Last Nighttime Story

    The Last Nighttime Story Budget: $100K - $1M | Family When bickering twins, Alec and Brenda, discover bedtime storybooks throughout their neighborhood are disappearing, they're forced to confront a mean, old junkyard owner, or no one in third grade will hear a bedtime story ever again.

  • Haven Gotta Clue

    Haven Gotta Clue Budget: $0 - $100K | Mystery Crime When unscrupulous crime scene investigators from around the country convene in a casino in Colorado, it’s up to small-town Sheriff Ellie May Lyons to solve a mysterious murder.

  • Texting Santa

    Texting Santa Budget: $100K - $1M | Comedy Long after her mother is killed in a car accident, an extremely withdrawn third-grader must come out of her shell before her school Christmas break or her father may never find love again.

  • An Eye For The Game

    An Eye For The Game Budget: $1M - $5M | Action Sports Thriller When famous sports heroes around the world die prematurely, it's up to a feisty Latina sports reporter to expose the unscrupulous doctors and a wealthy sports agent who are determined to stop her.

  • Half-A-Love At First Sight

    Half-A-Love At First Sight Budget: $0 - $100K | Romance Comedy A long-married woman finally falls in love with her husband on one hilarious night, with the help of uninvited guests, imaginary friends, a memory drug, drama therapy, a jewel thief, and indigestion.

  • Off Switch

    Off Switch Budget: $100K - $1M | Drama When a likable binge-drinking high school science teacher is sentenced by his wife to a strict Catholic rehab center, he must rebel against authority and religion to find his "off switch” and return to his family.

  • The Treaty

    The Treaty Budget: $10M - $30M | Action Adventure Shy professor and beautiful Native American activist race a deadly corporation to find an old Indian treaty that may give a third of Colorado back to Native Americans. [Part 1 of a film trilogy or TV mini-series]

  • The New Sons of Liberty

    The New Sons of Liberty Budget: $1M - $5M | Action Adventure When heavily armed, ultra-patriotic Americans try to take back a new Indian Reservation, it's up to a gritty Cheyenne chief and her resourceful professor husband to defeat them. [Part 2 of a film trilogy or TV mini-series]

  • The Battle for the Black Hills

    The Battle for the Black Hills Budget: $1M - $5M | Action Adventure Beautiful Cheyenne chief and shy professor husband are besieged by angry Tea-Party-like militias fueled by anti-Indian sentiments, culminating in a modern cowboys versus Indians battle for the sacred land. [Part 3 of a film trilogy or TV mini-series]

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