Don Dobrez Jr

Don Dobrez Jr

Nice Story Productions
Screenwriter and Filmmaker

Frankfort, Illinois

Member Since:
January 2015
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About Don

Independent filmmaker, screenwriter and director based in the Chicago area. Studied at Columbia College Chicago and USC Film School, also had a brief stint at Second City. Spent years in the trenches of public access TV, producing and directing hundreds of shows, and training over 200 volunteers in all aspects of video production.

My first success was achieved with "P-TV; Polka Television", a parody of MTV which won some local awards and was featured on Comedy Central. My screenplay "Wrestling With a Conscience" placed in the Top Ten of the Stage 32 Feature screenplay competition, and my short "The Summer Wind" has also placed in various screenplay competitions.

Currently working on a my second "Hallmark" script "The Summer Wind", an adapatation of my short film. I am currently looking for professiponal feedback on my first "Hallmark" script, titled "A Carol Christmas". I am also developing a series based on my dating experiences in my 40's titled "Flannel Sheets, Wink Wink". And I continue to work on my sc-fi/fantasy series "The Storyteller" in the vein of "The Twilight Zone" & "Amazing Stories", with hopes to write ten episodes. Also working on a final rewrite of "Wrestling". My day job is runnign my own digital transfer studio, transfering home movies & videotapes.to digital formats.

Unique traits: Excellent sense of humor Childlike Sense of Wonder Encyclopedic knowledge of modern music. Great storyteller.

Videos

Loglines

  • A Carol For Christmas

    A Carol For Christmas Romance Fantasy A mysterious woman is sent to help a business owner and his neighbors save their small town and its Christmas festival from the local scrooge and ends up breaking the rules by falling in love.

  • Wrestling With a Conscience

    Wrestling With a Conscience Comedy Fantasy A disenchanted young man, having lost everything, takes his own life, and finds himself in Purgatory. There he has to join with his four past lives and a disgruntled professional wrestler to fight Satan and his own fears for the chance to return to earth and fulfill his destiny.

  • The Summer Wind

    The Summer Wind Drama Fantasy An older man, having lost his wife to a tornado forty years earlier, struggles through a blind date set up by his overly zealous daughter, while waiting for the moment when he is magically reunited with his lost love.

Awards

  • Quarterfinalist - 11th Annual American Gem Short Script and Literary Festival, "The Summer Wind" short
    (2016)

  • Finalist - Stage 32 Feature Screenplay Competition "Wrestling With a Conscience"
    (2015)

  • Quarterfinalist - Scriptapalooza Screenplay Competition, "Wrestling With a Conscience"
    (2015)

Education

  • Columbia College Chicago
    (1981-1985)

  • Maine Television & Film Workshops
    (1981-1985)

  • USC Summer Film Production Workshops
    (1981-1985)

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