I co-wrote a Showtime cable film out on DVD. One of my plays was nominated for an Edgar and is published by Samuel French. Another won the Dorothy Silver Award. One of my screenplays was optioned again and again -- and I turned it into a YA book published by a small press. I have screenplays, romantic comedies, thrillers and others, which need good homes.
Unique traits: I have a background in stand-up and sketch comedy, a good ear for dialogue, I'm a rhyming fool as a lyricist, and I combine highbrow and lowbrow stuff in unlikely ways.
Mind Games Budget: $5M - $10M | Thriller A mafioso's daughter had her name changed and was taken to her mother's small town after her father's death. Now she's back in NYC, talking about who she really is to an attractive, older shrink. But is he who he seems to be?
A Sister For Christmas Budget: $5M - $10M | Family Keisha and Emily are best friends in school and church, and wish they could be sisters. When Emily and her mom become homeless, they move in with Keisha’s family, and the wish seems to come true.
Active Living Budget: $1M - $5M | Drama A gay, Japanese-American man whose partner has died moves into a homophobic "active living" center for older people -- and balks at pressure to be someone he's not.
Cell Drama ⋄ Mystery Stageplay: Dennis talks to a cop about how his older paraplegic addict brother Michael got access to the heroin that killed him, about their toxic relationship (seen in flashbacks), other people (also seen in flashbacks) with a motive to help Michael die -- and how Dennis might be implicated.
Au Pair Girl Drama ⋄ Thriller A teenage to an unpleasant rich couple on a private island learn of the parents' illegal activities -- so they hunt her, trying to kill her.
Country GIrl Thriller A teen from a Tennessee trailer park gets a job nannying for rich people in Nashville. The divorced parents fight and the mother takes the teen and her kids to NYC. When the mom is killed by a hit and run driver, the kids believe their father was behind it. Now the teen is on the run in a strange city with no money and three kids, dodging an Amber Alert and an angry father.
I Heard a Rumor Comedy ⋄ Romance An update of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, set on a college campus. Smart, quirky juniors Bea and Ben bait and diss each other with such ferocity, their friends suspect a secret attraction, and plot to expose it. Meanwhile, a much nastier practical joke by a creepy stalker makes Bea's shy freshman cousin consider dropping out. Bea demands that Ben help fight back.
Love, Unscripted Comedy ⋄ Romance Two college film students, one with a good camera and eye, one good with characters and dialogue, dislike each other but decide to make a rom com together; they wind up playing the leads and falling in love.
Transatlantic (stage play) Comedy ⋄ Romance This is a play about the "special relationship" from hell between the UK and America. Bernie wants to film Fiona's screenplay; their quieter spouses look on as they spar and spark to each other, and find unexpected strength in each other, when ditched.
Night of the Living Relatives
Film (short) by Tom Delfino (Comedy and Horror) Writer John reads in the paper that, like suicide bombers, you have to shoot zombies in the head, otherwise they still pose a threat. Too bad for John and his wife Kelly that they didn't shoot his zomboid sister...
He Never Died
Cooking for Two
Film by Harry Yuan (Comedy, Music and Musical) Music department 'Cooking for Two' is a musical comedy. When Marsha's TV ratings begin to slip, Rick, an internet cooking sensation, is hired to 'mix it up' in the studio kitchen. Their new show combines Marsha's slow-cooking methods and Rick's cooking shortcuts. Will this be a musical recipe for success... or disaster? Warning: This is a not-so-romantic romantic comedy, a musical for the anti-musical music lover Written by Anonymous
Led to Believe
Film by Allan McCall (Drama and War) Camera and Electrical Department, Composer, Sound department Roland Marvel is a man in hiding, working as handyman at a small Tennessee church. But when a charismatic minister and an intriguing young woman come into his life, he finds the tragedy of his own past on a collision course with the turmoil of 21st century America. Written by Allan McCall
In the Time of the Butterflies
TV Movie by Mariano Barroso (Crime, Drama, History, Romance and 1 More) Writer On November 25, 1960, the bodies of three sisters were found near the bottom of a cliff on the north coast of the Dominican Republic. The official daily 'El Caribe' reports that it had been an accident, but it does not mention that a fourth sister lives. Nor does it mention the sisters' fierce opposition to the General Trujillo's dictatorship. This is their story: how Minerva started the tragedy by refusing Trujillo; how Patria became an opponent from the church itself; how Maria Teresa joined the revolution through the love. And how they lost their wings, but not their courage. They were Las Mariposas - "The Butterflies". Written by Diana Heche <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Love, Unscripted: Best Comedy Feature Film Screenplay, The Houston Comedy Film Festival
Active Living: Best Screenplay, New York Writers Summit
Sarah Lawrence College
Oxford University, England