Tom Batha

Tom Batha

Screenwriter

San Francisco, California

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About Tom

Tom hails from Milwaukee and, yes, he did work in a brewery. He's a first-generation American, the son of immigrants from Eastern Europe. Tom earned a Bachelor's Degree in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University. His first screenplay, The Big Beyond, won the Shriekfest Film Festival's Best SciFi Feature Screenplay. Encouraged by his early success he wrote others in different genres, including a Dramedy called Good Saint Binky that won Stage 32's 4th Annual Feature Screenwriting Contest. Tom currently lives in the San Francisco Bay area.

Unique traits: I used to make those fuzzy covers people slip over their toilet tanks and seats.

Oh...I also used to own the domain name Zoom.us before I sold it back in 2012. I wonder what they did with that...

Loglines

  • Deity (TV Pilot sample)

    Deity (TV Pilot sample) Sci-fi Thriller A rookie FBI agent wakes up in a mysterious hospital, paralyzed, where she struggles with bizarre experimentation in order to develop the telekinetic abilities needed to stop those that shot her and left her for dead  – her fellow agents.

  • The Big Beyond (sample)

    The Big Beyond (sample) Sci-fi When their paths mysteriously cross in a remote desert of America’s ravaged future, an aging gunfighter, in a life-long search for the woman he loves, joins a secretive band of travelers in a deadly journey after he discovers they not only know where she is, but that she’s in grave danger.

  • What The Dark Brings TV Pilot (sample)

    What The Dark Brings TV Pilot (sample) Horror A Sheriff discovers that the increasingly horrific events consuming his small desert town are connected to the nearby Asylum, which once confined the victims of failed exorcisms.

  • Good Saint Binky (1st 5 pages)

    Good Saint Binky (1st 5 pages) Drama Comedy When a grief-stricken widower decides on suicide he must first travel cross-country to deliver his unsuspecting 110 pound Rottweiler to its new home.

  • They Come (sample)

    They Come (sample) Horror A scientific team stranded on a remote island discovers the volcano they’re investigating is actually a portal to hell about to unleash a primordial evil that can’t be stopped. 

  • Outlier TV Pilot (sample)

    Outlier TV Pilot (sample) Sci-fi A naïve loner, unaware of his astonishing abilities, finds himself targeted for murder by a powerful cabal after he unwittingly foils their deadly social experiment.

  • The Incredible Henry Plotz (sample)

    The Incredible Henry Plotz (sample) Sci-fi Armed only with his cunning, a self-centered petty thief is forced through a deteriorating wormhole to rescue a key military scientist who’s been abducted by malevolent creatures from an unknown world.

  • An Accidental Family

    An Accidental Family Thriller A loner who arranges revenge for victims hides from a murderous gang by masquerading as a suburban family man with the woman he’s fallen for and the young girl whose parents he killed.  

Awards

  • I've Won (Stage 32, Shriekfest). I've Placed (Screencraft). I've Shown (Austin, Final Draft).

Education

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