Gene Cartwright

Gene Cartwright

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Author, Director, Producer and Screenwriter

Los Angeles, California

Member Since:
October 2013
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About Gene

Father, former electrical engineer, inactive Marine, a Pulitzer-nominated author/screenwriter, composer, former Oprah guest author, and lover of plain-speaking. See comprehensive bio at | or

Unique traits: Author (first book at age 12), past electrical engineer, songwriter, artist who loves rewrites and editing to perfect his work.


  • Dead of Night

    Dead of Night Budget: $5M - $10M | Thriller When a disgraced Oscar-nominated director and his mistress become the latest serial murder victims, a black, in-your-face, jet-setting, millionaire author and former LAPD homicide wiz is called on to end the carnage but becomes the hunted. 

  • A Family Gathering

    A Family Gathering Budget: $10M - $30M | Drama Family In 1974, when the pregnant 12-year-old daughter of a poor black preacher fingers the teenage son of a Southern state’s wealthiest white family, she is targeted for murder.

  • Saving Emma

    Saving Emma Budget: $5M - $10M | Fantasy Family When the 7-year-old daughter of a black Marine and white wife, both deceased, adopted by her mother’s twin sister, is targeted by her father‘s enemies, she and her mysterious terrier are joined by unseen forces.

  • The Lemon Tree - Sitcom Pilot

    The Lemon Tree - Sitcom Pilot Budget: $100K - $1M | Independent Comedy An ambitious young black woman combines her psychology degree with her love of fashion and hairstyling, and launches “The Lemon Tree”—a multi-ethnic salon and shrink’s office—set in the 90s.First Episode Filmed.


    BAAAD IDEA Budget: $5M - $10M | Comedy Genre: Romantic Comedy, 118p. When a laid-off, divorced 7th-grade teacher, desperate to care for his 3-year-old daughter, hatches a desperate moneymaking scheme, he lands in FBI cuffs and sparks a super-power face-off.

  • The Water Line - A Klansman's Road to Redemption

    The Water Line - A Klansman's Road to Redemption Budget: $0 - $100K | Drama Former Klansman and Selma, Alabama native David Earl Applewhite’s journey to redemption lasts fifty years, reunites him with a black man who saved his life, and ends in a battle with demons he created.

  • Shadows In The Mist

    Shadows In The Mist Budget: $1M - $5M | Drama When a young, black lawyer in a prestigious firm is accused in the death of his former lover—daughter of a powerful white attorney—his world collapses, his new marriage implodes, and he vows violent revenge.

  • Fire Night: Zombies Rule

    Fire Night: Zombies Rule Budget: $5M - $10M | Horror Violent citizens of a dying New England town torment a young family who refuse to sell their farm to save the town, but the raiders awaken vengeful spirits trapped three-hundred years in Devil's Woods.

  • Tommy Lee Must Die!

    Tommy Lee Must Die! Budget: $100K - $1M | Action Thriller An armed 22-year-old Abilene, Texas dollar-store employee steals her boss’s car, and gives chase to a 46-year-old scumbag fleeing west on I-20 with her 16-year-old sister.

  • Nowhere, Texas

    Nowhere, Texas Budget: $100K - $1M | Independent Sci-fi During a film producer’s road trip home from Pasadena to Austin, he detours off I-10 past Van Horn, and ends up on a hellish country road to Nowhere, Texas—a town not on any earthly map. (2-character short film adapted from short story)

  • The Waiting Game

    The Waiting Game Budget: $0 - $100K | Thriller A deranged lover lies in wait, determined to exact bloody revenge on an unfaithful mate.

  • First Date

    First Date Budget: $0 - $100K | Romance Comedy During a first date with a woman his intellectual superior, an egotistical millionaire millennial makes assumptions that leave him looking like “assumptions” minus the ‘umptions.’ Rom-Com (6 pages)

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