Dave Merlino

Dave Merlino

Rainbows & Unicorns Entertainment LLC
Director and Screenwriter

Seattle, Washington

Member Since:
June 2012
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About Dave

Dave has always had a passion for screenwriting and has worked for years to develop his craft. In 2012 Dave decided that it was time to listen to his internal creative drive and left his position in the government to form Rainbows and Unicorns Entertainment LLC with his writing and creative partner Dustin Sweet. Rainbows and Unicorns has allowed Dave to focus on his main passion of screenwriting while also expanding his skill set as he helps to produce and direct short films shot in and around Seattle. Dave has been recognized by The Writer's Store with multiple highest rated "recommends" on multiple screenplays in different genres as well as quarter finals finishes in The Bluecat Screenplay Competition and The 15th Annual Fade-In Awards.

In his former government life Dave was a high ranking Federal Law Enforcement Supervisor specializing in counter-terrorism and interview techniques. Dave is available as a script or movie consultant to help in the areas of police officer psychology and procedures, counter-terrorism techniques, federal law enforcement roles and responsibilities, weapons handling and the internal workings and politics of the federal government.

Credits

  • Happy Birthday, Dad

    Happy Birthday, Dad (2014)
    Film (short) by Rainbows and Unicorns Entertainment, LLC Screenwriter/Director

  • On the Page Podcast #313 - It's a Crime

    On the Page Podcast #313 - It's a Crime (2013)
    Internet by On the Page - Pilar Alessandra Interviewee

  • Freedom Fighter

    Freedom Fighter (2013)
    Film (short) by Rainbows and Unicorns Entertainment Screenwriter/Director

  • The 700 Year Itch

    The 700 Year Itch (2012)
    Film (short) by Rainbows and Unicorns Entertainment Screenwriter/Director

  • Edutilos Origins: The Long Slide Back

    Edutilos Origins: The Long Slide Back (2011)
    Film (short) by Studio Peligroso/ Dustin Sweet Screenwriter

Awards

  • Official Selection - Sedona International Film Festival
    (2015)

  • Official Selection - Life Fest Film Festival
    (2015)

  • Official Selection - Columbia Gorge International Film Festival
    (2015)

  • Official Selection - Action on Film International Film Festival
    (2015)

  • Honorable Mention - My Hero International Film Festival
    (2015)

  • Happy Writers Fresh Voices Screenplay Contest - Semifinalist
    (2015)

  • Finalist - Industry Insider Contest, Sheldon Turner Round
    (2014)

  • Page International Screenwriting Awards - Top 10%
    (2014)

  • Official Selection, International Family Film Festival
    (2014)

  • Final Draft Big Break - Top 10 Horror/Thriller
    (2014)

  • Page International Screenwriting Awards - Top 10%
    (2013)

  • Final Draft Big Break Screenplay Contest - Semifinals (top 3%) - "Bloodlines"
    (2013)

  • Final Draft Big Break Screenplay Contest - Semifinals (top 3%) - "Do Unto Others..."
    (2013)

  • Winner - Industry Insider Contest - Randall Wallace Round
    (2012)

  • Scriptapalooza Screenwriting Competition Semi-Finalist
    (2012)

  • Screenplay Replay Contest - Finalist
    (2012)

  • 15th Annual Fade-In Awards Quarter Finalist
    (2011)

  • Bluecat Screenplay Competition Quarter Finalist
    (2011)

Education

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