I'm Aaron, and I'm a writer.
After cutting my teeth writing sketches and co-producing a sold-out five-week graduation production at The Second City, I collaborated in the 48-Hour Film Project as the sole screenwriter and our film was awarded Best of Chicago (top 15) and Crowd Pleaser. I then practiced screenwriting it all its forms (feature, short, & television) at Columbia College Chicago — acquiring a refined taste for character and profound understanding of story. While at Columbia, I wrote, produced, directed, & edited an original short film and participated in the Practicum Program where two of my three scripts were selected for production ($5K budget) out of a pool of hundreds. Since graduation, I have written two feature film screenplays and two original television pilots; one of which placed as a Quarterfinalist in both the Script Pipeline TV Writing Contest and the BlueCat Screenplay Competition. I have recently become a contributor for the screenwriting website Script Gods Must Die, where I am developing a monthly column. My 10+ years of experience has developed my writing into an amalgam of complex characters, satirical commentary, authentic storytelling, & a unique voice — all of which go everywhere I go.
(un)heroic Budget: $0 - $100K | Action ⋄ Comedy After his entire family perishes at a disastrous family reunion to which he was not invited, an imaginative drunk is offered one last chance to redeem himself when he inherits a job as a side-kick to a vigilante billionaire bent on defending New City from evil-doers.
"Love" Story Budget: $100K - $1M | Independent ⋄ Comedy When a depraved slacker falls desperately in love with an unattainable woman, he is forced to wrestle with his pathetic understanding of what true love really means for himself and everyone around him, but finds that the definition may be more fluid than he is willing to accept.
The Guitarist Budget: $100K - $1M | Independent ⋄ Comedy When a faded rocker is tempted by his estranged former bandmate to reignite his musical ambitions, he is forced to choose between his stable life and his greatest dream.
Good Enough To Be True Budget: $1M - $5M | Comedy ⋄ Crime After a case of mistaken identity, two petty criminals who have used their wit and ingenuity to scam their way through life seize a dangerous once in a lifetime opportunity to strike gold.
Good Enough to Be True
Film (short) by David Aaron Tripp Screenwriter, Producer, Director, Actor, Editor.
Film (short) by Red Rabbit Productions Screenwriter, Co-Director, Actor
BlueCat Screenwriting Pilot Contest Quarterfinalist
Script Pipeline Pilot TV Writing Quarterfinalist
Dean's List - Columbia College Chicago (4.0 GPA)
Top 15 Finalist - Chicago (Falling Upward)
Crowd Pleaser (Falling Upward)