I am a TV and feature writer of high concept edgy thrillers and compelling biopic adaptations that address timely social issues through the intimate journey of the characters. For two decades, I created and ran a successful online dating site and became a published author with a relationship advice self-help book. I now apply my insights on human behavior and interpersonal relationships to my screenwriting. I think my greatest asset as a writer is my life as a father of eleven kids (no, that’s not a typo), which has made me very efficient. I'm currently developing my original anthology TV series with a producer being pitched to networks, as well as a limited series true crime book adaptation, and marketing two original TV series of dystopian worlds with female-driven main characters, a high concept animation feature based on a well-known international brand, a biopic feature film and a Hallmark-style Christmas movie. Always building out the portfolio and open to new projects.
Unique traits: Easy to work with, great listener, open to change. I know a great laugh when I hear it and special person when I meet one.
THE SAPPHIRE DOOR (short) Thriller A frazzled man in a speeding car suddenly finds himself in a strange room with an inquisitive host who helps him discover exactly what’s going on.
The Sapphire Door
Cory Mandell Professional Writing Workshops
Robert McKee Story and TV seminars