For more than 25 years, I have been telling stories to engage, educate, and convince audiences. I've worked hand-in-hand with the Communications, Public Relations and Media Relations departments of PPG Industries, Alcoa, Mellon Bank, Federated Investors, GE Medical Systems, Westinghouse Electric, Peoples Natural Gas, Mayo Clinic, and many others. During the past few years I’ve been writing scripts for videos to educate kids (PA Cyber Charter School), writing scripts for eLearning courses for Alcoa and Delta Faucet Company/ Brizo, and most recently, writing scripts for a MindSnacks’ mobile app brain training game called “Elevate.”
I’ve written for print, web, mobile, video, TV and feature films. I am the screenwriter and Associate Producer of a documentary on acclaimed Beaux-Arts architect, Henry Hornbostel, which aired on PBS in November of 2013 and is an official selection of the 2014 Napa Valley Film Festival. The one-hour film is narrated by Tamara Tunie, best known as medical examiner, Melina Warner on the NBC police drama “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” and for her supporting role of Margaret Thomason in the 2012 film, “Flight.”
I’ve written twelve feature screenplays and secured several screenplay options. My comedy, "Kill Bassi" is in development with Zin Haze Productions, the producers of 2008’s "Bottle Shock." Zin Haze also optioned my off-the-wall romantic comedy, "Chatter.”
I began 2015 with two screenplay options; the first for my revenge/thriller, "3rd Degree" (a 2009 BlueCat Semi Finalist) and my second option for my thriller, "The Face Behind the Mask."
My comedy screenplay, "If I Were You" was optioned in August, 2009. My supernatural thriller, "Burn" was a Semi Finalist in the 2008 Scriptapalooza Screenwriting Competition and was optioned in October, 2010. My revenge/thriller, "3rd Degree" was a Finalist in the 21st Writemovies International Screenplay Competition and was a Semi Finalist at BlueCat.
My crime thriller "When Fortune Flatters" was a Second Rounder (top 10% of 5,800 entries) at the 2011 Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition. My latest screenplay, a sci-fi/action script, "Thirst" is being shopped. I'm also pitching my original crime/drama “The Easy Way Out” as a Cable TV series.
Unique traits: Versatile writer who's written for print, broadcast, web, feature, and documentary formats.
Thirst Action ⋄ Sci-fi While a fierce battle rages on Earth for the last freshwater on the planet, oceans of water are discovered on Jupiter's moon, Europa. But when a trio of young scientists learns that Europa's water is lethal, they must stop the deadly water from contaminating Earth's dwindling water supply.
Chatter Comedy ⋄ Romance The girl of his dreams is back in the arms of a royal douche bag, he's just been fired from his job, and is now the target of two assassins, and to top it off, he's turning into a squirrel. What a week! (This is NOT a Disney, family genre comedy.)
3rd Degree Thriller A drug deal gone horribly wrong has claimed the lives of an innocent family. A disabled middle-aged man would seem to have no chance against these murderous thugs, but Ray McGovern has an advantage. He has nothing left to lose.
The Face Behind the Mask Thriller When a 30-something mother is contacted by a long lost junior high classmate on a popular social networking site, she is eager to play catch up. But when she discovers that a disturbed perpetrator has been using a fake identity to obtain her personal information and to go after her daughter, her worst nightmare is realized.
The Easy Way Out Crime ⋄ Drama The thrill of the game compels a female con artist to scam again and again, knowing it may end up costing her her life. The Easy Way Out is an original one-hour Crime Drama Series for Cable TV
Film (Action, Crime, Mystery and Thriller) Writer A drug deal gone horribly wrong has claimed the lives of an innocent family. A disabled middle-aged man would seem to have no chance against these murderous thugs, but Ray McGovern has an advantage. He has nothing left to lose.
Henry Hornbostel in Architecture and Legacy
Film (Documentary) Writer Henry Hornbostel stepped onto the stage and into the spotlight of the American Renaissance when in 1904, he won the prestigious commission to design and build industry titan, Andrew Carnegie's technical school in PIttsburgh, PA, known today as Carnegie Mellon University. Hornbostel's body of work is expansive and grand. His magnificent structures - buildings, bridges and monuments - are a timeless tribute to the French style of Beaux Arts, yet remain American classics. Unique and universal in their appeal, Hornbostel's designs continue to inspire us more than a century removed from his original sketch pad and blue prints. Hornbostel's work, and that of other American Renaissance artists and architects, punctuates the landscape with tangible links to our American story. The built environments that make up many of our American cities were born from the talents and vision of architects such as Henry Hornbostel. Written by Greg Rempel
Film (Thriller) Writer A mother goes to extraordinary lengths to protect her daughter from a relentless criminal.