Gene Cartwright

Gene Cartwright

Austin Film Festival SemiFinalist, Author/Screenwriter/Past Oprah Show Author Guest at | | |
Author, Director, Producer, Screenwriter and Songwriter

Los Angeles, California

Member Since:
October 2013
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About Gene

Author (16+ books), Austin Film Festival 30 SemiFinalist, former electrical engineer, a past Pulitzer-nominated author/screenwriter, composer, former Oprah guest author, and inactive Marine. See comprehensive bio and more at

Unique traits: Author (16 books+), past Oprah Show guest author, award-winning screenwriter, former engineer, songwriter, and inactive Marine who loves editing to perfect writing.



  • Saving Emma

    Saving Emma Budget: $5M - $10M | Fantasy Family A precocious 7-year-old heroine with uncanny powers, her mysterious terrier and unearthly forces defend her family from her father’s ruthless enemies determined to destroy them.

  • John Roméo - 'Dead of Night'

    John Roméo - 'Dead of Night' Budget: $10M - $30M | Thriller Crime Virgil Tibbs meets John Wick when a world-famous former LAPD homicide-wiz turned millionaire author with a gun, sex life, and attitude tracks a sadistic killer but becomes the hunted.

  • In Her First Life

    In Her First Life Mystery Drama When the pregnant 12-year-old daughter of a poor preacher fingers the 17-year-old son of a Southern state’s wealthiest, politically connected family, she is later targeted for murder.

  • 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. 2-Cam Script.


    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 is blamed for the death of his former lover—daughter of the prestigious law firm's white senior partner—his new marriage implodes and he's targeted for murder.

  • 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)


  • Austin Film Festival semi-finalist 2023

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