David J Schroeder

David J Schroeder

WriteBrain LLC
Producer, Screenwriter and Script Consultant

Miami, Florida

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August 2015
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About David

Born in the small-town of Gloversville, at the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains in Upstate New York, David J Schroeder was forever imprinted with its beauty. At 18, a paralyzing spinal cord injury in a diving accident resulted in a long accomplished journey beginning in Miami, Florida and the University of Miami where he wrote his thesis under the direction of Nobel Laureate, I.B. Singer and earned an M.A. in American Literature.

Immediately after, he took a position at Miami-Dade College, where presently, he is a full professor teaching composition, creative writing, screenwriting, and advising animation script development. In 2001, he received the Peter H. Clayton Endowed Teaching Chair for teaching excellence.

The journey also included 13 medals in the National Wheelchair games, a world record in the wheelchair marathon, a six-time member of the US Disabled Sailing Team, and circumnavigating Manhattan in a kayak. Free-lance writing included magazine features, technical writing, and most recently screenwriting. He has studied with Paul Lazarus (West World) and Tom Musca (Stand & Deliver). Since 2010, seven different scripts have won 'Best Screenplay' 66 times in different contests.

Schroeder's first production/screenplay short film, This Modern Man Is Beat, has premiered in 20 countries, screened in over 100 festivals, and won 110 Best Awards in the past 2 year.

Unique traits: Quadriplegic.

Loglines

  • HALFWAY HOME

    HALFWAY HOME Budget: $1M - $5M | Drama A young man's Ivy League scholarship is interrupted by a paralyzing accident and community service as a live-in supervisor in a halfway house for the mentally disabled.

  • LOST CAUSE

    LOST CAUSE Budget: $5M - $10M | Action A medically retired explosives expert salvages a lost nuclear bomb while fighting Black-Ops terrorist off the coast of Florida. "Die Hard"-at-Sea.

  • THE BIG IDEA

    THE BIG IDEA Budget: $1M - $5M | Comedy THE BIG IDEA: a jack-ass odyssey. A disabled germaphobic/dirty joke scholar, a Black/Swedish hip-hop poet, a multiple personality John Doe, and a martial arts American/Asian Mensa chick want to collect a $10 million court settlement from infomercial giant, fat-man Tony Idoni, for their 'Big Idea' - a telephone condom.

  • THE BIG IDEA

    THE BIG IDEA Budget: $1M - $5M | Comedy THE BIG IDEA: a jack-ass odyssey. A disabled germaphobic/dirty joke scholar, a Black/Swedish hip-hop poet, a multiple personality John Doe, and a martial arts American/Asian Mensa chick want to collect a $10 million court settlement from infomercial giant, fat-man Tony Idoni, for their 'Big Idea' - a telephone condom.

  • CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM: ACCIDENT

    CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM: ACCIDENT Budget: $100K - $1M | Comedy Larry David has a hard time being smart without being an ass. A traffic violation leads Larry David to community service as a cross walk guard. Meanwhile, the hybrid car maybe a silent killer, and Jeff Green is losing weight while getting Rolf-ed.

Credits

  • This Modern Man Is Beat

    This Modern Man Is Beat (2015)
    Film (Drama, Thriller and Short) Writer In a world of cultural confusion and erroneous judgment, Habib bin Habib al Fulan pawns his guitar and reconciles with his American wife.

Awards

  • Silver Springs FF - Winner of the 'Fresh Squeezed Florida Made Short
    (2016)

  • SENE Film, Music & Arts Festival - Best Short Film
    (2016)

  • SENE Film, Music & Arts Festival - Best Short Film
    (2016)

  • NOVA IF&MF - Winner Lead Actor, Runner-up Cinematography, Nominated Best Short & Director
    (2016)

  • NYLA IFF - Best Lead Actor/ Jordi Vilasuso
    (2016)

  • Nice IFF - JURY AWARD
    (2016)

  • L.A. Neo Noir FF - Silver Award
    (2016)

  • Stage 32 Short Film Contest - winner
    (2015)

  • IndieFest Film Awards - Awards of Excellence (Short Film, Writer, Lead Actor, Editing, Overall )
    (2015)

  • http://www.imdb.com/name/nm5665873/resume?ref_=nm_ov_res

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