I’m here for the gritty movies, the rebellious movies, those films that pack a punch far harder than their budgets would suggest.
As a spec script writer, I love to create pulpy thrillers, mostly with female leads, that feature strong themes, brutal action, witty dialogue, and twisting scenes that have characters vying for power or falling for one another.
As a producer and writer-for-hire, I’m production savvy, budget conscious, and market orientated, able to write in a variety of styles and genres with the ultimate goal to entertain viewers while turning profit for investors.
2012 was the year I started screenwriting from Staffordshire, England and it’s been a hell of a ride, from my early scripts being featured by Amazon Studios to recently penning the LA based features Break Even (starring Tasya Teles, James Callis, and Steve Guttenberg), Double Threat (starring Danielle C. Ryan, Matthew Lawrence, and Dawn Olivieri), and Night Train (starring Danielle C. Ryan, Diora Baird, Ivan Sergei, and Joe Lando).
I’m proud to have had films featured on KTLA Morning News, written about in US Weekly Magazine, recommended by The New York Times and Collider, reach the top five most popular movies on Amazon Prime, and go to #1 on Hulu.
I’m all about the craft and all about the love. It doesn’t matter to me if it’s Tarantino or Twilight, I look for the good in everything. I’m the author of Turn & Burn: The Scriptwriter’s Guide to Writing Better Screenplays Faster, a free online resource I’ve since expanded into a book highly recommended by Picture this Post and a former director of UTA’s story department. Plus, I share a role on an advisory board with the likes of Shane Black (Lethal Weapon), Jim Uhls (Fight Club), and two WGA council co-chairs.
As a huge fan of American New Wave films of the 70’s and a child of the Independent Cinema Movement of the 90’s, my dream is to make cult films that showcase strong female characters in the truest sense of the term – strong in character – with the rebellious tone and gritty aesthetic of those eras. This is something I’m in the process of doing through my production company Rebelle Rouser.
I’m also here to help change the industry for the better too. In 2016, frustrated by the costs and cliques that screenwriters and filmmakers face when trying to share or source material, I started the free script hosting website Script Revolution which has flourished into a thriving community consisting of over 15,000 screenwriters and industry members. Together, we’re moving the needle and getting stronger every day.
That sound cool? If so, let’s talk – CJ
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.
State Reserves Budget: $1M - $5M | Thriller ⋄ Adventure In an America that’s succumbed to martial law, a small town police force struggles to maintain the peace while discovering it’s located near a top secret military super weapon.
For Your Dreams Budget: $1M - $5M | 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.
'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.
Oversteer Budget: $1M - $5M | Comedy ⋄ Crime When their getaway car crashes en route to a critical rendezvous point, a bank-robber finds herself desperately searching for transportation along with her lover, her mentor, and an injured gang member who’s rapidly turning psychotic.
The Saggar Budget: $0 - $100K | Crime ⋄ Drama Following a long stretch inside, an ageing gangster leaves prison to find he’s been double-crossed by the crime family he took a fall for and his daughter no longer wants him in her life.
Hell's Belles Budget: $5M - $10M | 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 world, 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 nearby city's military.
Film by Rolling Thunder Films / Shane Stanley (Action and Thriller) Writer-Producer A single mom struggling to make ends meet as a Hollywood teamster evades capture by a ruthless FBI Agent while running black market medical supplies in her legendary souped-up pickup truck.
Film by Rolling Thunder Films / Shane Stanley (Action and Comedy) Writer-Producer With ruthless mobsters on her tail, a young woman with a split personality becomes entangled with a man on a pilgrimage across the country to scatter his brother's ashes.
Film by Captcha Entertainment / Shane Stanley (Action and Thriller) Writer Four adventurous friends find 50M in cash at a remote island only to discover it was left by the DEA for the Cartel in a rogue deal.