My feature comedy, children's movie and documentary won awards at film festivals in New York, Houston, Flagstaff and Ohio. I am a songwriter and a music publisher. Prior to becoming a writer, producer, director and filmmaker, I was a radio news anchor/news director/air personality and a writer for The Cleveland Plain Dealer. My primary focus is writing. My goal is to make more of my award winning screenplays into movies. I also want to connect with others who are seeking screenplays and share my passion for the stories that are too big for my small independent production company to make.
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ALL THE WRONG MOVES Animation ⋄ Comedy A young wrestler finds life becoming increasingly complicated when he lies about himself in order to date a wealthy young woman with a Ph.D.
The Best Things In Life Are Free Drama ⋄ Romance A young and hungry chef, struggling to make his fortune and win a fellow foodie’s love, becomes the prime suspect in a high-profile murder case because of the lonely people he meets and his unusual acts of kindness toward them.
Up A Steep Grade Biography ⋄ Drama ⋄ Historical A fiery Texan battles banks, railroads, the government and depression in his crusade for modern coast-to-coast rail passenger service.
THE BLACK HEART BOOK Action ⋄ Adventure ⋄ Biography ⋄ Drama ⋄ Western True paranormal story of a righteous family man who finds his faith shaken by greedy neighbors and land disputes. When he happens upon a newspaper advertisement for a book with special powers and decides to buy it, he begins a spiritual journey that will test the moral fiber of his entire family. (Book Adaptation)
Driving School Action ⋄ Comedy When his bar fails, a 40-year old divorced Chinese musician finds himself the proud owner of a driving school.
Walking Free: The Nellie Zimmerman Story Biography ⋄ Drama ⋄ Historical An elderly blind-deaf woman survives 19 years in a state hospital, wins her freedom with the help of a college student and becomes a leader in the independent living movement for persons with disabilities. (Book Adaptation/True Story)
Tyler Hudson's Christmas Eve Adventure Family ⋄ Animation When Santa's sleigh is hijacked with a non-believer boy and his younger brother aboard, it might take a Christmas miracle to get them all home and keep Santa out of jail.
You Call This Love Musical ⋄ Romance A young woman strives to make a name in radio while maintaining a long distance romance with a rising country talent.
Too Much Time On My Paws
Film (short) by Nib Star Productions writer/producer/director/filmed it/song lyrics
"Punk" The Robert R. Young Story
Documentary by Nib Star Productions writer/producer/director/narration/still photographer/research/some filming/song lyrics
City Dogs (Children's Movie)
Film (short) by Nib Star Productions writer/producer/director/voice of Sybil/set designer/set builder/song lyrics
SixtySomething (Feature Comedy)
Film by Nib Star Productions writer/producer/director/actor/song lyrics
Telly Award #WDOML (Worst Day Of My Life) Short Film
Telly Award, Worldfest-Houston - Bronze - Long Letters and Interesting Pictures - Short Film
Telly Award In My Dreams Short film/Music Video
Worldfest-Houston - Gold - Two Brothers and Two Sisters - Screenplay
Worldfest-Houston - Gold - The Best Things In Life Are Free - Screenplay
Worldfest-Houston - Gold - You Call This Love? - Screenplay
Worldfest-Houston - Bronze - All The Wrong Moves - Screenplay
Worldfest-Houston - Bronze - Up A Steep Grade - Screenplay
Worldfest-Houston - Bronze - The Black Heart Book - Screenplay
Worldfest-Houston - Gold - Walking Free: The Nellie Zimmerman Story - Screenplay
Telly Award - Too Much Time On My Paws
New York Festivals - Bronze - World Medal "Punk" The Robert R. Young Story (Best Writing)
Worldfest-Flagstaff - Gold - "Punk" The Robert R. Young Story
Classic Telly - "Punk" The Robert R. Young Story (Director)
Silver Telly - "Punk" The Robert R. Young Story (Producer)
Worldfest-Houston - Silver - "Punk" The Robert R. Young Story
Telly Award - "Punk" The Robert R. Young Story (Writer)
Worldfest-Houston - Bronze - "Punk" The Robert R. Young Story
Ohio Independent Film Festival - Best Film Directed by a Woman - SixtySomething
Worldfest-Houston - Silver - Driving School - Screenplay
Telly Award - Life Is A Picture -- song
Telly Award - SixtySomething
The New York Festivals - Finalist - City Dogs
The New York Festivals - Finalist - Gimme Independence - song