-Had seven plays produced. Three off-Broadway, one in San Francisco and three others in small theaters.
-Had one play published. Star Trip The X Generation - Contemporary Drama Service.
I have used a variety of pen names for various reasons:
MALCOLM DALLAS - The Zodiac Cult Murders - Guild Press/Xlibris.
Sold many stories to men’s b-level, ribald magazines and women’s “True” Romance magazines. Lot of fun, not much money.
EARLY SANTEE - Six Notch Road (The Joshua Trail Trilogy) Oz-Osteen Zalar Publishing.
Beloved Vagabond Oz-Osteen Zalar Publishing.
H. L. Osteen - A Yellow Cotton Dress - Oz-Osteen Zalar Publishing.
Lew Osteen - Kill Me Another Day - currently in submission process.
I am an award-winning, optioned and produced screenwriter. I have completed 15 feature length screenplays and 5 shorts.
Finalist 2008 International Family Film Festival
Finalist 2010 Norcal Screenplay Awards
Finalist 2010 Creative World Awards
Finalist 2010 Go Green Screenplay Awards
Winner 2008 Best Screenplay So. Cal. Film Festival
Winner 2008 WORLDFEST Platinum Remi award
Winner 2010 WORLDFEST Platinum Remi Award
Winner 2011 WORLDFEST Silver Remi Award
Winner 2014 Best Shorts Competition
Optioned 2010 Mike Wilson Productions
Optioned 201l Jodie Fleming Productions
Optioned 2012 Johnny Murillo Productions
Optioned 2013 David Lawlor Productions
Produced 2012 Vince Dee Miles Productions
Produced 2013 Vince Dee Miles Productions
Produced 2014 Vince Dee Miles Productions
Produced 2014 Matt Salvo Productions
Produced 2014 Evil Grin Productions
I love to write and have been fortunate to achieve some success in most writing mediums. I am now committed to being a successful fiction writer having just completed the first book in my Deke Matthews Detective series, KILL ME ANOTHER DAY and have already started the second book, A PERFECT POISON - Anya in America.
I am a gregarious, high energy, semi-handsome, somewhat modest, quick study and a man of my word. Currently single and with two grown children, my work is my life - with an occasional wine-tasting trip and San Francisco weekend with good company.
I have been blessed to meet many wonderful people from all over the world. My most joyful writing experience was being a young playwright in New York. They were short plays in small theaters, but the producers, audience and crew treated me like royalty.
I have had my share of rejection blues and painful writer’s blocks, but overall I have enjoyed the journey and look forward to whatever is down that “... road less traveled.”
If you are looking for a Professional Wordsmith, let’s have a glass of good wine and talk about it.
Unique traits: Won awards in ficton writing, Poetry and screenplays
IN YOUR WILDEST DREAMS Adventure ⋄ Sci-fi ⋄ Thriller A troubled teenage boy, tormented by a powerful gift to conjure dreams into reality, enlists the aid of a troubled young girl to help find his mother’s killers - even though doing so might destroy the world.
STEAL - Really, REALLY BIG! Action ⋄ Adventure ⋄ Crime ⋄ Drama ⋄ Thriller Log Line: A collapsing Ponzi scheme chooses an amiable African-American to take the fall. Tag Line: Blazing Saddles meets Trading Places!
SIX NOTCH ROAD Action ⋄ Adventure ⋄ Western Log Line: A Welsh Miner pursues Six Brothers who murdered his wife from the Coal Mines of Pennsylvania to the Gold mines of California all the while learning how to be a deadly gunfighter and finding his quest complicated by love. Tag Line: A hand grasping for vengeance. A heart holding onto love.
VICTORIA'S SECRETS Comedy ⋄ Family ⋄ Romance Log Line: Love-starved, Irish Lass hides a handsome Spanish Sailor, hoping for love to blossom before he is discovered by lusty mother and loony father. Tag Line: Love is where you find it. It might even wash up on the beach.
NO BLACK THING Action ⋄ Drama ⋄ Family Log Line: A young, polished , inner-city African-American faces a racial identity conflict, while enduring the agonies of coming of age in the Hood! Tag Line: Is the Color of Education Black, White or Black and White?
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Broken Wand... Broken Hearts
Film (Short and Fantasy) Writer An innocent fairy's efforts to gain acceptance by children is thwarted by an evil sister.
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If We Really Loved Each Other
Film (Short, Drama and Romance) Writer Maria and her husband are at a crossroads on whether to salvage their relationship or end it. What will they do?
PLATINUM AWARD WINNER 2010 WORLDFEST
WINNER BEST SCREENPLAY SO CAL SCREENPLAY AWARDS
PLATINUM AWARD WINNER 2008 WORLD FEST
FINALIST 2008 INTERNATIONAL FAMILY FILM FESTIVAL FINALIST 2010 NORCAL SCREENPLAY AWARDS FINALIST 2010 CREATIVE WORLD AWARDS FINALIST 2010 GO GREEN SCREENPLAY AWARDS WINNER 2008 BEST SCREENPLAY SO/CAL FILM FESTIVAL WINNER 2008 WORLDFEST PLATIN
University of Missouri: St. Louis