I came to screenwriting later in life.
I’d always loved film and television, but as someone from a blue-collar family and living on the wrong coast, it wasn’t even a consideration to try for fun let alone as a career. Until I met a group of local actors who started making short films as part of the 48 Hour Film Project, which had its humble beginnings near me in Washington DC.
This turned into a decade-long hobby making short films, first as a production assistant then as a lead writer. In that time, I helped write four award-winning 48 Hour Film Project shorts, including the BEST FILM from the 2013 competition in Baltimore.
I eventually wound up directing my own work, which includes some parody sketches and a webseries.
Filmmaking was a real leg-up in my screenwriter education, which I further developed by reading the books (you know the ones), taking classes and running a workshop for two years.
Budget has limited my entries into contests, but I have been a Finalist in ones from AMAZON STUDIOS and the LONDON SCREENWRITERS FESTIVAL.
Today, I’m still chasing the dream,
My webpage: http://cfmueller.com
My IMDB credits: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1828389/
SUBBIN' (pilot) Comedy A smart-mouthed underachiever slides into an easy gig substitute teaching at his old high school. But when he discovers an ex-girlfriend works there too, he takes up a new course --- winning her back.
JUMPING THE SHARK (pilot) Comedy A secondary character in a long-running TV show awakens to discover he’s trapped in a very tropey sitcom world.When a guest actor threatens to become a permanent member of the cast, our hero has but one choice – he must kill Ted McGinley.
HER... AND HIM (short) Comedy ⋄ Fantasy ⋄ Romance Cupid, omnipotent and bored, sets up two mismatched partygoers.
See IMDB link for credits
BEST WRITING "All's Fair in Love & Wizard's War" - 48 Hour Film Festival DC - short film
BEST FILM "Cordially Invited" - 48 Hour Film Festival Baltimore - short film
SECOND ROUNDER (top 10%) "Subbin'" - Austin Film Festival - pilot script
FINALIST "Her... and Him" (top 50 of 1900) - 50 Kisses Film Contest - short script
FINALIST (top 5) - Amazon Studios Comedy Punch-Up Contest - feature script
NOTABLE LIST "Subbin'" - Amazon Studios - pilot script
BEST OF & AUDIENCE FAVORITE "He Drove" - 48 Hour Film Festival DC - short film
BEST OF & AUDIENCE FAVORITE "The Date" - 48 Hour Film Festival Baltimore - short film