I am a Los Angeles based screenwriter in search of an agent/manager. I have written several screenplays. Originally from East Los Angeles, I am a graduate of Garfield High School and a former student of Jaime Escalante, the math teacher the movie "Stand And Deliver" is based on. It was Mr. Escalante's dedication to teaching math to high school students in East L.A. that inspired me to pursue a career as a screenwriter. I'm also a member of SAG/AFTRA and was with the Daniel Hoff Agency (commercial agent). I am also a graduate of East Los Angeles Junior College (AA degree) and California State University Los Angeles (B.A. Degree).
Most of my screenplays are character driven stories that depict individuals trying to overcome life's obstacles. One underlying theme in my scripts is loneliness and the need for human companionship and love. I have written screenplays with George Clooney and Jennifer Lopez in mind. Some of m material deals with Hispanic themes and takes place In East L.A.
I directed one of my screenplays a couple of years ago just to go through the process of filmmaking and have a video on YouTube (josevelasquez310) entitled "Jose Velasquez Director Reel".. It's the trailer for the script "Phantom Murder." This project would make a great T.V. series. It has key elements of "The Rockford Files" and "Magnum P.I." My script is actually a male version of "Murder She Wrote".
I have also written poetry which sometimes gets picked up as song lyrics. My influences in poetry writing are the musical groups "The Doors" and "The Moody Blues".
Phantom Murder Budget: $10M - $30M | Drama Novelist plays the roll of a private detective in order to solve the murder of his ex-girlfriend.
East L.A. The Downside Budget: $10M - $30M | Drama High school Latino football star from East L.A. enlist to fight in the Vietnam War and returns to find an East L.A. that has changed during the tumultuous 1960's.
Look The Other Way Budget: $10M - $30M | Drama Alcoholic social worker falls in love with a Latina welfare recipient living in a housing project.
Johnnie Robinson Budget: $10M - $30M | Drama Ex-gangster tries to go straight after serving forty years in prison, but don't go his way and winds up pulling "one more job".
Man of Leisure Budget: $10M - $30M | Drama A wealthy playboy falls in love with a corporate executive and gets used to steal technology information from her company.
Portrait of a Dream Budget: $10M - $30M | Film-noir A lonely private investigator goes looking for love and winds up being framed for murder by a group of con artist.