My "day job" I work as a VFX Coordinator at a studio and in my free time I write screenplays for TV/FILM. I've been top 10% in Nicholl, 2nd Rounder at Austin Film Festival (TV Drama & Comedy, Feature Drama & Comedy) , Final Draft Big Break Quarter-finalist (Feature Comedy), ScreenCraft Semifinalist (Feature Comedy & Feature Sci-Fi) and this past December was a finalist in ScreenCraft's Pilot Launch (TV Drama Pilot).
I would love to meet more writers and filmmakers!
Name: Nancy Duff
Lives in: Los Angeles, California
Company: VFX Coordinator @ Universal
Occupation: Screenwriter and Visual Effects Artist
Film by David Schlussel (Short, Comedy, Crime and Drama) Miscellaneous Crew Harvest is a dark comedy in the vein of Sopranos and Dexter, about a Russian family who run a successful underground organ trafficking business. Their practices are as crude and unorthodox as they are, but somehow the family manages to find clients who are more than willing to pay them, generously, for their services. Written by Anonymous
Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant
Film by Paul Weitz (Action, Adventure, Fantasy and Thriller) Visual effects Teenager Darren Shan is an excellent student and the pride and joy of his perfect middle-class family; his best friend is the reckless Steve. When they receive a flyer with an advertisement for a freak show, they sneak to the theater to see the attractions. The ringmaster is a vampire called Larten Crepsley, that has a lethal spider. After the show, Steve tells Darren to go home. However he returns and overhears Steve unsuccessfully trying to convince Larten to transform him into a vampire. Darren steals Larten's spider which bites Steve later and he seeks out Larten asking for an antidote for his friend. Larten proposes a deal to Darren. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Aliens in the Attic
Film by John Schultz (Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy and 1 More) Visual effects Stuart Pearson heads with his family to spend a summer vacation in Creek Landing, Michigan, with his brother Nathan Pearson and his sons and their mother Rose in an old lake house they had rented. When the television has trouble with the image, Stuart's son Tom and the arrogant boyfriend of his sister Ricky Dillman go to the attic and then to the roof, where Tom meets his cousin Jake and they find the antenna dish totally destroyed. Sooner they discover four alien invaders that are preparing an invasion of the Earth that use a mind control weapon that only affects adults and they lock the quartet in the attic. Now they need to a find a way to force the adults to leave the house and discover the vulnerability of the invaders to plot a defense plan to save our planet. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Land of the Lost
Film by Brad Silberling (Adventure, Comedy and Sci-Fi) Visual effects Palaeontologist Rick Marshall takes Will and Holly into a new world of danger, dinosaurs and big bug-eyed lizard people while trying to find their way back home and, too, save the universe and in doing so saving his reputation. With the dinosaur with brains, brawn and personality and the adventure of scientific advancement and exotic beasts in a far away land, it all adds up to time traveling fun and frolics. Written by Cinema_Fan
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
Film by Shawn Levy (Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family and 1 More) Visual effects Ben Stiller returns as night watchman Larry Daily, now a successful business man, who gets back to the museum just in time to find that he needs to get his friends out of trouble. This new installment takes us to the Smithsonian, and introduces us to new characters, such as Amelia Earhart, General Custer, and many more!
Fast & Furious
Film by Justin Lin (Action, Crime, Drama and Thriller) Visual effects Heading back to the streets where it all began, two men rejoin two women to blast muscle, tuner and exotic cars across Los Angeles and floor through the Mexican desert. When a crime brings them back to L.A., fugitive ex-con Dom Toretto reignites his feud with agent Brian O'Connor. But as they are forced to confront a shared enemy, Dom and Brian must give in to an uncertain new trust if they hope to outmaneuver him. And from convoy heists to precision tunnel crawls across international lines, two men will find the best way to get revenge: push the limits of what's possible behind the wheel. Written by Universal Studios
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
Film by Rob Cohen (Action, Adventure, Fantasy and Thriller) Visual effects Centuries ago, the evil Emperor Han was cursed by the sorceress Zi Yuan who transformed him and his army into mummies. In 1946, the explorer Rick O'Connell and his wife Evelyn O'Connell are invited by the British government to take a relic, the diamond "The Eye of Shangri-La" to China. The ancient stone is capable of resurrecting the Emperor Han and of pointing the way to Shangri-La and the eternal pool of life. When the couple reaches China, they meet their son Alex O'Connell, who has discovered the tomb of Han, and Evelyn's brother Jonathan Carnahan. The O'Connells are betrayed by their friend Prof. Roger Wilson, who is associated with General Yang. Yang wants to serve Emperor Han, so he resurrects the mummy and they head for Shangri-La. The guardian of Han's tomb (and Zi's daughter) Lin tells them that the only ways to destroy Han are to prevent him from reaching Shangri-La or by stabbing his heart with a cursed dagger. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The Incredible Hulk
Film by Louis Leterrier (Action, Adventure and Sci-Fi) Visual effects Depicting the events after the Gamma Bomb. 'The Incredible Hulk' tells the story of Dr Bruce Banner, who seeks a cure to his unique condition, which causes him to turn into a giant green monster under emotional stress. Whilst on the run from military which seeks his capture, Banner comes close to a cure. But all is lost when a new creature emerges; The Abomination. Written by Graham Kroon
The Cheetah Girls 2
TV Movie by Kenny Ortega (Comedy, Drama, Family and Musical) Miscellaneous Crew The sequel is filled with 'Cheetah-style' adventure, drama and humor. The escapade begins when Galleria enters the group in a Barcelona music festival, and the spirited foursome (escorted by Galleria's protective mom Dorothea and Chanel's mother Juanita) embarks on a journey of a lifetime. But things get way more complicated once the four best friends arrive in España: they meet Marisol, a talented solo singer and her manager/mother Lola, who unknown to the Cheetahs, may lead their group to break up; they are shown the sights by Joaquin, a handsome young tango dancer who falls for Dorinda; the fashion bug bites aspiring designer Aquanette; Chanel questions the future of her mother and Luc's relationship; Galleria begins to lose faith in the Cheetah Credo; and the Cheetahs' dream of becoming stars may be dashed forever when they are informed they've broken a stringent festival rule. Written by fmmini
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
Film by Ken Kwapis (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Miscellaneous Crew The movie is based on the young adult book, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, by Anne Brashares. As four best friends spend their first summer apart from one another, they share a magical pair of jeans. Despite being of various shapes and sizes, each one of them fits perfectly into the pants. To keep in touch they pass these pants to each other as well as the adventures they are going through while apart. Written by Stephanie
The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement
Film by Garry Marshall (Comedy, Family and Romance) Miscellaneous Crew Princess Mia has just turned 21 and is supposed to succeed her grandmother as the Queen of Genovia. But Viscount Mabrey who wishes that his nephew who is also in line to the throne to be the new ruler, reminds everyone of a law that states that an unmarried woman can't be made queen, and with the backing of parliament, he opposes Mia's coronation. But Queen Clarice asks that Mia be allowed time to find a husband, and she is given 30 days. But Mabrey tries to do what he can to stop that. But his nephew, Nicholas has met Mia and they are both attracted to each other but Mia upon learning who he is, dislikes and doesn't trust him but Clarice has invited him to stay with them for the 30 day period to keep an eye on him. Written by firstname.lastname@example.org
Written in Blood
Film by John Terlesky (Crime, Drama and Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew When the wife of Detective John Traveller and her lover are executed in bed and John takes the blame, his partner and friend, Detective Matthew Ransom, becomes very upset, affecting his marriage that was not working well. The lover of John's wife was the son of Luke Williams, a detective of the same department, and he does not accept the death of his son. After the trial and conviction of John, Matthew separates from his wife Mary Ramson, being sexually arrested by John's daughter Jude. Meanwhile, a serial killer kills the enemies of John, leaving clues in the crime scenes relatives to Sherlock Holmes tales and Matthew suspects of Jude. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Film by Terry Cunningham (Action, Drama and Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew Terrorists steal the only clue to a deadly virus that has been unleashed in Africa.
Film by Terry Cunningham (Action and Sci-Fi) Miscellaneous Crew America's best player is being pulled in to the ultimate cyber-terror. The game's mastermind has stolen his identity, put him on the FBI's Most Wanted List, and is blackmailing him to take a part in a real twisted plan of world destruction. With just hours left, can the code be broken to save the world from total annihilation? Written by CineTelFilms
TV Movie by Jim Wynorski (Action, Horror, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew A space shuttle crashes containing a lethal prototype organism designed to survive in any environment. The only people who can stop the creature are the Secretary of Defense agent and the female scientist who created it.
A Rumor of Angels
Film by Peter O'Fallon (Drama) Miscellaneous Crew An old woman helps a young boy resolve his feelings over the death of his mother.
Chain of Command
Film by John Terlesky (Action, Adventure and Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew Connelly, a secret service agent whose contempt for the new president's morals makes him unwilling to take a bullet for the guy is transferred to 'football duty'. The football in question is the briefcase which gives the president control over the whole of America's nuclear arsenal. It must be kept within 40 feet of him at all times and officers guarding it have responsibility only for the briefcase. However, during unofficial negotiations with a prominent Chinese businessman both the president and the football are captured. Written by <email@example.com>
TV Movie by John Terlesky (Action, Adventure, Crime and Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew A newspaper reporter is marked for assassination for his investigation into what happened to some army helicopters that were mysteriously shot down. However, the assassin cannot pull the trigger when she sees him with his daughter. She then teams up with him to fight the mercenaries that are after him. Written by John Sacksteder <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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