Scott Fales is a screenwriter, author, producer and development strategist for film and television who is passionate about creating high-concept, inspirational content. He has held senior business development positions with several Fortune 500 companies, instilling integrity and eliciting excellence in his projects and the people he works with.
Scott studied cinematography at Brooks Institute of Photography, earned his civil engineering degree at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, and obtained a Master Screenwriter Certification through ScreenwritingU. Having lived in various countries around the world, Scott brings a wealth of experience and cultural wisdom to any project he works on.
Much of Scott’s literary work is historically grounded, though he writes in a wide variety of genres and formats for both live action and animated content. His stories range from historic battles and biopics to creating immersive fantasy and sci-fi worlds, and from outlandish comedy to suspenseful thrillers. He has even written a few children’s adventure stories along the way.
Scott provides script consulting and coverage services for producers, writers and other creatives. His analytical perspective enables him to assist others enrich and elevate the quality of their content by fusing enthralling characters with compelling plots.
While living and working in Hungary, Scott established and sits on the board of directors for the Stars of Eger Film Foundation (), which promotes international collaboration on inspirational and educational content, including films, television, literary content and video game localization projects.
The Adventures of Marco Polo Panda Budget: $1M - $5M | Animation ⋄ Family A young panda bear grows up in a private animal collection in California after being abducted from his home in China, but when a young snow leopardess shows up speaking mandarin, the young panda begins to remember his past. They escape the zoo and travel from china town to china town re-discovering his Chinese heritage and learns that he is the Mighty Panda of Destiny that ancient prophets spoke of.
Eclipse of the Crescent Moon Budget: $30M+ | Action ⋄ Historical An orphaned peasant raised by nobility leads 2,000 Hungarians to victory against impossible odds after being surrounded during the historic Siege of Eger in 1552, ultimately killing over half of the 80,000 enemy troops and saving Europe from an Ottoman invasion.
Handel's Messiah Budget: $10M - $30M | Historical ⋄ Drama George Frederick Handel, a brilliant albeit arrogant composer, must learn that with humility comes great honor in order to fulfill his destiny and compose the most celebrated music the world has ever known: Handel’s Messiah.
Krampus & the Legend of St. Nick Budget: $10M - $30M | Adventure ⋄ Animation Nicholas, a Lycian priest in 343 AD, pursues a legendary child-hunting satyr named Krampus into the depths of Hades and sacrifices his own life to save the souls of hundreds of children... who become his elves when he is resurrected as the Santa Claus!
A Season to Love Budget: $1M - $5M | Drama ⋄ Family Past mistakes collide with present secrets when Charlie persuades his estranged daughter and two grandchildren to visit for Christmas, and the broken family finds healing and hope when they learn to love unconditionally... and they discover how important family really is.
Blending the Old and the New Budget: $100K - $1M | Historical ⋄ Documentary The legend of Bikavér wine dates back to the Ottoman Empire's invasion of Hungary and the historic Siege of Eger in 1552. Hungarian wine makers still produce Bikavér wine, blending traditional and modern wine making techniques.
Blind Courage Budget: $1M - $5M | Sports ⋄ Drama A juvenile delinquent sentenced to assist an extreme sports ministry for blind students learns to see life from a new perspective, but walking away from a gang has its own consequences.
Rich Girl Budget: $1M - $5M | Biography ⋄ Drama After Cathy's husband takes his own life due to an affair she had, she descends into alcoholism and drugs and is sentenced to prison by the judge she used to work for. She loses her career, her husband and children, her freedom and her hope, but when she prays for peace and submits to God, her astonishing ascent from prison to redemption becomes a living testimony to other struggling souls.
Touch of the Master's Hand Budget: $0 - $100K | Music ⋄ Drama An old farmer and his wife watch as the last vestige of their hopes and dreams is auctioned cheap to a thoughtless crowd in their old barn, but the Master comes and on that day, they witness the miracle that they desperately needed and richly deserved.
Road to the Open
Film (Comedy and Drama) Miscellaneous Crew A man tries to help his best friend and doubles tennis partner out of a rut in life through a long shot attempt at a national tennis tournament. Jerry McDonald has become a recluse after losing his wife to breast cancer, and raising his 10 year old daughter is his sole purpose in life, aside from the semi social outlet of tennis with his childhood friend, Miles, an eccentric trust funder who lives on a tennis court in an Airstream trailer. Feeling like his chance at love has been lost, Jerry has seemingly given up, until his daughter asks, 'Do you think you'll ever get married again?' Jerry takes a chance at love with Sam from work, and what emerges is a Road to the Open. Written by Anonymous
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Film (Short, Comedy, Drama and Romance) Set decorator A narcissistic talk-radio host, Skip Stonewall is so self-involved that he doesn't even notice one of his co-workers is Deaf. Due to a Providential mishap, Skip finally learns how to hear - thanks to the Deaf community.
Official Selection (Screenplay) - Beverly Hills Film Festival
Finalist (Best Original Screenplay) - Burbank Film Festival