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I’m here for the gritty movies, the rebellious movies, the b-movies, those features that are here to be good old fashioned entertainment and pack a punch that’s a lot harder than their budgets would suggest.
I love pulp and exploitation, I like car chases and gunplay, but I also love depth and themes that resound with viewers at the core of their being. I like dialogue that crackles and has weight behind the words. I love scenes that twist and turn as characters vie for power or fall for each other.
2012 was the year I started writing and it’s been a hell of a ride. Following one of my first scripts being featured by Amazon Studios, I’ve been cutting my teeth writing shoestring budget short scripts and giving them away to up-and-coming filmmakers. Now I’m here for the independents and timing couldn’t be better. We need a goddamn uprising and I'm helping drive it with a recent feature script option in Vancouver and another feature in pre-production in Los Angeles.
I write what I call nextploitation; hard-hitting, in your face content with a nod to the past and one eye on the future. I’m talking progressive values mixed with nostalgic hedonism. My twist? I write female characters, often as leads, that don’t suck. I do this because I care deeply about my characters being the real deal.
I’m all about the craft and all about the love. It doesn't matter to me if it's Tarantino or Twilight, I always look for the good in everything. I’m not here to take centre stage. I’m here to knuckle down and prove myself in the hope the teams I join go on to grow with our audience.
I’m all about helping change the industry too, in any way I can and for the better. In 2016, I started the script hosting website Script Revolution, offering the same benefits of sites such as the Blacklist and Inktip but with none of the costs.
That sound cool? If so, let’s talk.
For Your Dreams Budget: $5M - $10M | Action ⋄ Adventure ⋄ Comedy ⋄ Thriller ⋄ Crime A hardy country girl with nothing to lose is forced to transport drugs by Texan drug lord, but instead she double-crosses him in a last ditch bid to fulfill her sister's dreams in Vegas.
Blueberry Special Budget: $100K - $1M | Independent ⋄ Thriller ⋄ Comedy ⋄ Crime ⋄ Drama Mortally injured following a deal gone wrong, a small-time drug dealer finds herself holed up in a diner restroom with her friends long gone and her attacker closing in.
'64 Malibu Budget: $100K - $1M | Thriller ⋄ Crime A stringer's investigation of a washed up celebrity at a seedy motel descends into chaos when she unwittingly draws assassins toward the woman she idolises.
The Saggar Budget: $0 - $100K | Crime ⋄ Drama Following a long stretch inside, an ageing gangster leaves prison to find he’s been double-crossed and his daughter doesn’t want him in her life.
Bitch Force Budget: $10M - $30M | Action ⋄ Adventure ⋄ Comedy When they stumble upon a small town terrorized by a drug lord, an unruly all female army crew feel it’s their duty to rescue an innocent young girl from his grasp.
Interstate Juggernaut Budget: $10M - $30M | Action ⋄ Thriller ⋄ War In a post-WWIII Los Angeles, a drifter helps a farm girl search for medicine, but they find themselves caught up in an action packed feud between a crazed ex-colonel at the helm of a massive traveling war machine and what remains of the city's military defenses.
Gash Bandits - Short Budget: $0 - $100K | Crime ⋄ Drama ⋄ Thriller When they stop to fix their get-a-way vehicle, two runaway sisters must tackle both love at first sight and the bounty hunters hot on their tail.
Impala Cholas - Short Budget: $0 - $100K | Crime ⋄ Drama Presented with a seemingly innocent young girl looking to buy a gun from her, a ruthless gang leader has to choose between easy money and tough love.
Cotton Mouth Coed Budget: $0 - $100K | Thriller ⋄ Crime ⋄ Drama Knowing she has a bounty on her head, a small time college cannabis dealer tries to convince a close friend to keep her business going so she can go into hiding.
Oversteer - Short Budget: $0 - $100K | Crime ⋄ Drama The surviving gang members of a car crash find their only salvation may be to kill the good samaritans that have offered their hospitality.
Blackpool Pleasure - Short Budget: $0 - $100K | Crime ⋄ Drama A young druggy chasing the ultimate high and avoiding the pornstar she’s stolen from is faced with a disgraced friend in need of her charity.
By God - Short Other ⋄ Thriller Handcuffed to a bag of explosives and reflecting on a hostage situation gone awry, a white supremacist woman and Arab man debate their potential afterlife.
Film (Action and Thriller) Writer
Like Lightning From Heaven
Film (short) by Priscila Zortea Writer Upon finding someone who’s contemplating a crime, a charming young woman tries to do what she thinks is the right thing – talk them into going through with it.
Devil's Little Angel
Film (Short and Thriller) Writer Enslaved by her therapist and forced to kill, a girl fights to shake his hold over her mind and spare the life of a visiting female detective.
For Whose God?
Film (Short and Drama) Writer Handcuffed to a bag of explosives and reflecting on a hostage situation gone awry, a white supremacist woman and Arab man debate their potential afterlife.
Bring This All Together
Film (short) by Yurena A de Dios (Crime and Drama) Co-Writer Following a desperate act of self defence, a drifter finds herself tied into the runaway life of two petty thieves, one of which she cannot help but fall in love with.
Film (short) by Sandra Mitrovic (Drama) Writer A suicidal young actor narrates a brief tour of her life of fame, success, isolation and depression.