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About Richard

Richard Dane Scott wrote his first screenplay called "Mass Potpourri" in 10 days. It was hailed as the second best story ever written - behind only "The Bible." But his mother was stoned out of her mind that day, so Richard went to get a second opinion. Unfortunately, he didn't know anyone else. So he sent it to Hollywood. And they sent it back.

He decided to start entering his masterpiece into every contest around. Four thousand and three hundred dollars later, nothing happened. And then finally, when all looked lost, he broke through and became a Quarter Finalist in the El Paso, Texas Eighth Annual Screenplay Contest for Minority Writers with Stoned Mothers. This was a glimmer of hope. Someone saw potential. And out of the 13 total entrants, Richard beat two of them. This opened the floodgates of confidence. Richard then went on to write 15 more screenplays. They all sucked. And then he really hit the big time.

Richard became a finalist in the Academy Foundation's Nicholl's Fellowship - the most prestigious screenwriting contest in the universe with the screenplays "Little Park Little" and "Cult of Portman, Natalie." In 2010, Richard was named a finalist in the Austin Film Festival screenplay competition with his dramedy The Undercard (2014). It has since been optioned by producer Dawn Wiercinski and attached to producer Richard Bever of Chill Films and director Mark Robert Ellis.

In 2012, Richard co-wrote the family screenplay My Dog the Champion (2013) with Robin Nations, which has been released by Anchor Bay and stars Lance Henriksen, Dora Madison Burge, and Cody Linley. Richard then wrote The Adventures of Pepper and Paula (2014), a family film inspired by actual events in the life of world champion female gunslinger Pistol Packin' Paula. This was released in 2015 and stars Mindy Raymond, Holt Boggs, Jon Michael Davis, and Alexandria Deberry. Both films were produced and directed by Kevin Nations and Robin Nations.

In 2015, three features were produced and co-written by Richard. First was the remake of the eighties cult classic "Soul Man" called My B.F.F. (2015) and stars C. Thomas Howell, Lew Temple, and Meta Golding, produced and directed by Greg Carter. Second was a teen apocalyptic drama called STAGE V with writer/director Buddy Calvo and produced by San Antonio Spur Boris Diaw. Lastly is the light family comedy THE CONWAY CURVE, directed by Marian Yeager and starring Veronica Wylie and Casper Van Dien.

New for 2017 is the spoof AVENGERS OF JUSTICE: FARCE WARS, directed by Jarret Tarnol and starring Amy Smart, Simon Rex, and Shawn Michaels. Also in development is the feature dance flick STEP SISTA!!, a feature horror called EL CUCUY, and a TV series called THE FIFTH WARD.

Credits

  • Avengers of Justice: Farce Wars

    Avengers of Justice: Farce Wars (2017)
    Film (Action, Comedy and Family) Writer While trying to remain a good husband and father, Superbat and the Avengers of Justice come out of retirement to stop Dark Jokester and Lisp Luthor from freezing the planet.

  • Step Sista!!!

    Step Sista!!! (2017)
    Film (Family and Musical) Writer Based on a true story, it is a coming of age story about two life long friends (one white the other black) who compete in a "Stepping" contest with unexpected results. Stepping or step dancing is a form of percussive dance in which the participant's entire body is used as an instrument to produce complex rhythms and sounds through a mixture of footsteps, spoken word, and hand claps. Though stepping may be performed by an individual, it is generally performed by groups of three or more, often in arrangements that resemble military formations. Written by Randall Robinson

  • My B.F.F.

    My B.F.F. (2016)
    Film screenwriter

  • Stage V

    Stage V (2016)
    Film screenwriter

  • The Conway Curve

    The Conway Curve (2016)
    Film screenwriter

  • The Adventures of Pepper and Paula

    The Adventures of Pepper and Paula (2015)
    Film screenwriter

  • Judge & Jury

    Judge & Jury (2015)
    Film (Short and Fantasy) Writer Add a Plot »

  • Now Hiring

    Now Hiring (2014)
    Film associate producer

  • My Dog the Champion

    My Dog the Champion (2014)
    Film screenwriter

  • I Love You More

    I Love You More (2014)
    Film (Short, Comedy and Romance) Writer An overly in love young couple start claiming that their love is greater than the others, and that's when things turn ugly.

  • Interrogation

    Interrogation (2009)
    Film (Short, Comedy, Crime and Drama) Writer When a gangster's personal chef goes missing, a hapless sheriff interrogates a seedy femme fatale, a seamstress, and a jealous songbird, only to find the truth is stranger than fiction.

  • Watering Mr. Cocoa

    Watering Mr. Cocoa (2008)
    Film (Short) Writer Seven-year old, Amber, is convinced that she can bring her hamster back to life by watering his grave... now if it will only work for her father... and the body she saw her teacher burying in the woods...

Awards

  • Austin Film Festival finalist - THE UNDERCARD
    (2010)

  • Nicholl's Fellowship finalist - LITTLE PARK LITTLE
    (2009)

  • Austin Film Festival finalist - DAKOTA FROST AND THE REIGN OF THE ICE CREAM KING
    (2007)

  • Nicholl's Fellowship finalist - CULT OF PORTMAN, NATALIE
    (2006)

  • Nicholl's Fellowship finalist - LITTLE PARK LITTLE
    (2005)

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