Gary A. Piazza

Gary A. Piazza

GAP Media

Director, photographer (still) and screenwriter in Vancouver, Washington

About Gary

Owner/Operator - GAP Media – A multi-media professional and award-winning screenwriter specializing in videography, photography and screenwriting.
www.gapmedia.smugmug.com
gappman@gmail.com
http://www.imdb.me/garypiazza

History:
Started writing, shooting video/photography in 1983. Graduated from the Hollywood Scriptwriting Institute in 1993 after completing 6 years in the Navy. An independent professional photographer/videographer/screenwriter located in Vancouver, WA, with a passion for film, filmography and the writing process. Previously with Trans-International Productions and Miller-Moore Talent as head writer and screener.

Screenwriting Catalogue -
(Listed in order of completion)

"Amber" – "A child ghost returns home to adopt living parents so she can have the family she always dreamed of." Fictional dramatic thriller based on a dream.

"Breakaway Heart" – "A Vietnamese refugee barely escapes Vietnam after the fall of Saigon and embarks on a life-long journey to find her father and happiness.” Based on historical events as told by friends, colleagues, and years of dedicated research.

“The Agent” – “An up and coming Hollywood agent loses touch with her only son in order to secure her career in the film industry.” She becomes the biggest mogul in the business…at a cost.

"A Secret Journey" – "Three misfit government brats steel away aboard a time-traveling UFO and end up stuck in the cretaceous period." Reminiscent of Goonies, E.T. and Jurassic Park with a bit of Final Countdown. Great family action fun.

"Sunny" – "A young boy kills his abusive father and heads out on his own only to be pursued by a local sheriff who has ties to the family." Coming-of-age drama, reminiscent of Sling Blade.

"The Thing II" – "RJ MacReady must team up with an alien bounty hunter to eradicate The Thing." The sequel to the John Carpenter horror classic from 1982.

“Deckforce” – “A ghost runs amok aboard a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier. It’s up to an enlisted airmen to eradicate this deadly force.” The Final Countdown and Under Siege meet Ghost.

Representation -

No representation at this time, currently searching for a new agent. Previously with...

Miller-Moore Talent – Suzanne Moore - Venice Beach, CA
No longer in business.

Transinternational Productions – Gailey Vollmer - Los Angeles, CA
No longer in business.

Achievements -

“A Secret Journey” – Finalist – Action/Adventure Screenplay Comp., 2017
“Amber” – Semi-finalist – Los Angeles Cinefest, 2017
“Amber” – Semi-Finalist – Boston Intl. Film Festival, 2017
“Breakaway Heart” – Winner – Hollywood Blvd Film Festival, 2016
“Breakaway Heart” – Winner – L.A. Underground Film Festival, 2016
“Breakaway Heart” - Finalist at the Writebox screenplay competition, 2015
“Amber” – Finalist at the Stage 32 Screenplay Competition, 2016
“A Secret Journey” - Semi-finalist at the Nashville Film Festival, 2016

Other notable recognition –

“Breakaway Heart” dev notes from the Blacklist, “Very professional. A story whose protagonist should be remembered at award season. A story that needs to be told…”
“Breakway Heart” dev notes from Brad Wilson of Higher Purpose Entertainment, “Wow! What can be said? The plot is amazing and the structure the writer has laid out is terrific. I just find it all very Professional…”

Advanced judge's feedback from Slamdance 2017 for "Amber." "Kudos to the writer for such an amazing premise that certainly is in a league of its own. I haven't read a script that was written quite in this way. Amber is such a tragic and sweet character that you definitely become heavily invested in. The story is very good and I enjoyed the end result."

Received script coverage for "Sunny" from then executive Barbara Fisher at Universal with “Consideration.”

In The Works -

Preliminary research and writing for “A-Hole”. The world is better without him…until it needs him.

Preliminary research and writing for "Atlantis".
A three-part, big budget, tentpole story of what really happened to Atlantis over its 10,000 year reighn. Lord Of The Rings scope and size with generational storyline that covers three rises and falls.

Videography/Film -

"Pinning The Ridge." Filmumentary. Writer, producer, director, camera, editing, sound and titles. An independent, self-funded production.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpZJRBugV70

"Six Hour Sweat." Film short. Writer, producer, director, camera, editing, sound and titles. An independent self-funded production.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0FdCTUR-UA

"The Heavyweights – the 24 Hours of Starvation Ridge." - Brand/team showcase, client funded. Writer, producer, director, sound, editing.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbbmVWTDAoo

"Find Me No Evil" – Independent production, short. Self-funded. Writer,producer, director, sound, editing.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDvJBTP51bQ

"Good Rockin' Tonight" – Mark and the Memphis Kings music video. Independent production.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6NgGzuij50

Local business spots and numerous wedding shoots over the last 20 years.

Media links -
Video:
Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/user/gaposis

Photography:
www.gapmedia.smugmug.com
https://www.viewbug.com/member/gappman

Owner: filmumentary.com, filmumentary.org


Name: Gary A. Piazza

Lives in: Vancouver, Washington

Company: GAP Media

Occupation: Director, Photographer (Still), Screenwriter and Videographer

Unique traits: I can touch my elbow with my tongue.

Awards

  • Semi-Finalist - Boston Intl. Film Festival - "Amber"
    (2017)

  • Semi-Finalist - Los Angeles Cinefest - "Amber"
    (2017)

  • Finalist - Action/Adventure Screenwriting Comp. - "A Secret Journey"
    (2017)

  • Winner - Moondance Film Festival - Screenplay Feature - "Breakaway Heart"
    (2017)

  • Winner - Best Screenplay, LA Underground Film Festival, for "Breakaway Heart"
    (2016)

  • Semi-finalist, Cinefest, for "Amber"
    (2016)

  • Winner - Hollywood Blvd Film Festival for "Breakaway Heart"
    (2016)

  • Finalist - Happy Writers Screenplay Competition - "Amber"
    (2016)

  • Finalist - Writebox screenplay competition for "Breakaway Heart"
    (2015)

Education

  • Hollywood Scriptwriting Institute
    (1990-1993)

Desert Island Movies

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