Adman and Marketing guy turned screenwriter/author. Graduate of the Writer's Program at UCLA. I write character driven stories - humor and intrigue. Two-time finalist at the Austin Screenwriters Conference Pitch Competition. Finished 3rd in 2013. Second Round script in 2014. I love this stuff.
Some of my work -
ROUGHRIDERS - Inspired by the true story of Boys Ranch - an orphanage high school that wins the Texas state cross country championship. Yes, the script did predate Disney's MacFarland. Sold and is in development.
STARTING FROM SCRATCH is a spec Second Rounder at Austin in 2014. When her soon to be ex-husband/manager steals everything, America's sweetheart celebrity chef moves home with her parents and has to take a job as a short order cook to start over.
You can also find me kicking out short scripts in the writing exercises section on DoneDealPro.com and snarking on twitter - @jcolinholmes
Unique traits: I've been doing a bad WC Fields impression since the sixth grade talent show.
ELFIS! Animation When his big break comes, one of Santa's helpers risks ruining Christmas for his chance to sing at a children's hospital.
Skweaky The Email Bunny Animation ⋄ Family ⋄ Fantasy Behind your computer screen, web monkeys and email bunnies make the Internet happen, but when a file too big to email crashes everything, young Skweaky must undertake a perilous journey across the internet to save the system.
The Queen of Texas Comedy After a corrupt state official shuts down her shop, a beautician discovers an ancient Spanish Land Grant that might make her the rightful owner of all of Texas.
Starting From Scratch Comedy ⋄ Romance When her soon to be ex-husband/ex-manager runs off with everything, a celebrity chef is forced to move back with her parents and take the only job she can find - short order cook in the cafe she worked at in high school..
First Person Shooter Action ⋄ Adventure A slacker discovers his online video game has been controlling real-world military robots, and if he can keep from being killed, he must stop a power-hungry general from using the secret operation for his own ends.
Horror House - Halloween Short Horror An escaped convict discovers that hiding out in a haunted house at Halloween isn't as good an idea as he thought. - This was my 2012 entry in the DoneDeal Pro Halloween Short contest. Finished 3rd.
UCLA - Writer's Program