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Produced screenwriter/playwright with over 30 international awards. SAGActor/Director/Acting coach with over 40 years experience.

Unique traits: Actor/Director/Coach/Screenwriter



    SUFFER CREEK Horror Meeting your fiancé's family shouldn't be this tough. But out at the Land property, it seems there's something in the water. And something in the woods. And there's something right behind you that knows all your secrets. Up at Suffer Creek, it's hard to keep a dead man down.


    TAKE ME WITH YOU Drama A death in the family compels two estranged sisters to confront one another, battle old demons, and examine their painful and painfully funny relationships, as a closet overflowing with family skeletons is unsealed and exposed.


    LOCATIONS Comedy Scouting film locations in the Tennessee backwoods, a slick Hollywood film executive discovers the art he lost in the business he found.


    THE DEEP DARK Horror A dysfunctional family's problems multiply and magnify when they move into a rambling house that has an agenda of its own.


    CRITTER Thriller Journeying to a small town to explore a local legend, a reporter exhumes details about the past that are stranger than any headline she could have imagined.


  • The Remember Box

    The Remember Box (2016)
    Film (short) by Michael McClendon Director/Writer THE REMEMBER BOX lays bare the relationships of three desperately disparate women, and their convoluted lives. When Leni is diagnosed with Alzheimer's, her free spirited daughter Johanna makes the decision to pack her up and bring her to live with her own family. But Johanna's rigid and driven sister, Patricia, has other ideas. The ensuing battle opens old wounds and reveals an astonishing past and a lifetime of secrets. When memories die, where do they go?

  • Recurrence

    Recurrence (2015)
    Film (Short) Writer Tiffany and Amber plan a quiet evening away from their nursing job at the local insane asylum. Armed with their very own video cassette player and the latest VHS tapes, they are blissfully unaware that the inmates are headed to their house for a little entertainment of their own. With a nod to the Slasher Films of the eighties, RECURRENCE pulls out all the stops, as the perky nurses find the tables turned in a most barbaric manner. With the inmates stalking the girls in their cavernous old home, it's a war of wits and half-wits. But the girls are in for a final twist that will leave them longing for release...or at least death.

  • Stand Your Ground

    Stand Your Ground (2014)
    Film (Crime and Drama) Director/Writer When Jackie Carpenter's (Francine Locke) son, Jason (Drew Matthews), is accused of murder she fights against the odds to free him; but when the prosecution (Sandra W. Van Natta) seeks a life sentence, both Jackie's and Jason's world spins into turmoil sending them on parallel journeys of wavering faith and tentative hope. STAND YOUR GROUND is the true story of a cry for justice and of tragedy, trust and triumph. "Stand Your Ground" will put your faith on trial as the journey of Jackie Carpenter bridges the gap between Cell Block A and a miracle. Written and Directed by Michael McClendon

  • Blue Sky

    Blue Sky (1994)
    Film (Drama and Romance) Actor It's the early 1960s. Nuclear engineer Hank Marshall is a major in the US Army, he who works on top secret nuclear testing projects. Trouble follows him from posting to posting largely because of his mentally unstable wife, Carly Marshall, who is bipolar. During her manic phases, her already overt sexuality, which she models after such sex symbols as Marilyn Monroe and Brigitte Bardot, is ratcheted up a notch, that partying behavior which is mixed with less frequent phases of physically destructive behavior. Regardless, Hank and Carly love each other, Hank who would admit to himself that he enjoys the fact that other men find Carly attractive, which is partly why he allows her to act the way she does in public. They, in turn, mutually love their now two teenaged daughters, Alex and Becky. Reassigned from their two year posting in Hawaii largely due to the ruckus Carly has caused there, they are next sent to Alabama, the base under the command of Vince Johnson, his wife, Vera Johnson, ... Written by Huggo

  • Bride of Killer Nerd

    Bride of Killer Nerd (1992)
    Film (Comedy and Horror) Actor Harold Kunkle has moved to a new city after the unfortunate incidents in "Killer Nerd." At a nearby high school, a nerd girl is having similar problems to Kunkle's: rampant anti-nerd bigotry. They meet by chance in church and fall madly in love. Her classmates plan to get even for imagined slights, and invite her and Kunkle to a party. When they make a fool of her, she and Kunkle team up to cause attrition amongst their detractors. Written by Ed Sutton <>

  • Case Closed

    Case Closed (1988)
    TV Movie (Crime, Action and Drama) Actor Add a Plot »

  • In the Heat of the Night

    In the Heat of the Night (1988)
    Television (Drama, Crime and Mystery) Actor Bill Gillespie is a police chief in a small town in the American South, and later becomes sheriff of the county. As Bill tries to solve crimes and catch criminals, aided by his capable investigator Virgil Tibbs and police lieutenant Bubba Skinner, he must navigate tricky small-town politics. Racial tensions often run high in the South and this theme is frequently explored. Bill's personal life is often portrayed in this TV drama, as well. Written by Tad Dibbern <>

  • King Kong Lives

    King Kong Lives (1986)
    Film (Action, Adventure and Horror) Actor A giant ape King Kong, which was shot and fell off the World Trade Center tower, appears to be alive, but is in coma for 10 years and desperately needs a blood transfusion in order to have an artificial heart implanted. Suddenly, in the rainforest, another gigantic ape is found - this time a female. She is brought to the USA, and the heart is successfully implanted. But then King Kong, having sensed the female ape, breaks loose. Written by Boris Shafir <>

  • North and South

    North and South (1985)
    Television (Drama, History, Romance and War) Actor 1842, a special summer day at the huge plantation of Mont Royal. A South Carolinian young man, Orry Maine, leaves his rich home for West Point Academy. On his way northwards, in very strange circumstances, he meets two people who will play a decisive role in his life: beautiful lady Madeleine Fabray whom Orry helps and with whom he falls in love and a "Yankee" George Hazard by whom Orry is helped and who is also on his way to West Point Academy. From that time, Orry and George are best friends and help each other at every moment, they fight for the USA in the Mexican War at Churubusco where George saves Orry's life. A few years later, the friendship of Orry and George spread to the friendship of their families, the Maines from South Carolina and the Hazards from Pennsylvania. Yet, the love of Orry's life, Madeleine gets married to Justin LaMotte, a rich cruel owner of nearby plantation in South Carolina. Their love cannot be fulfilled and they only meet in secret. Years pass by and ... Written by Marcin Kukuczka

  • One Who Was There

    One Who Was There (1977)
    Drama Actor Maureen O’Sullivan portrays Mary Magdalene traveling from Jerusalem to Galilee in AD 64. This lonely survivor is one of the few left who saw Jesus arrested and crucified. The passage of time has left her haunted by memories of death. Her spiritual strength and faith have eroded and are overshadowed by despair.

  • Nashville

    Nashville (1975)
    Film by Robert Altman Actor Nashville is a 1975 American satirical musical comedy-drama film directed by Robert Altman. A winner of numerous awards and selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry, Nashville is generally considered to be one of Altman's best films.



  • LOCATIONS (Feature Screenplay) Official Finalist WORLD SERIES OF SCREENWRITING 2014 (Comedy Screenp

  • LOCATIONS (Best Comedy Screenplay) Third Place ALASKA FILM FESTIVAL

  • SUFFER CREEK (Feature Screenplay) First Place Screenplay, INDIE HORROR FILM FESTIVAL 2014

  • CRITTER (Feature Screenplay) Official Selection INDIEFEST USA, 2014 Official Finalist NEW YORK SCR

  • CRITTER (Feature Screenplay) Official Finalist NEW YORK SCREENPLAY CONTEST


  • STAND YOUR GROUND (Feature film, produced) First Place Best Feature Film PEACHTREE VILLAGE INTERNAT

  • A CRY FOR JUSTICE (Feature Screenplay) First Place Best Screenplay - ALASKA INTERNATIONAL FILM FEST

  • MUSTARD SEED KIDS (Feature Screenplay) Official Finalist, World Series of Screenwriting

  • CITY HALL CEMETERY (Full length stage play) Finalist NEXT GENERATION PLAYWRITING CONTEST, Produced.

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