Vince Parenti

Vince Parenti

Filmmaker, Writer, Producer at Reverie Pictures and Satuma 5
Director, Filmmaker and Screenwriter

Los Angeles, California

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About Vince

Growing up in an Italian neighborhood in NY I learned to make wine long before I knew what an apple pie means, even though my mother’s (Dutch) side of the family arrived in the 1600s. It wasn’t until I served in the Army that I found out my upbringing was very regional. And it was this experience which fueled my writing. Yes, I failed English Literature and History in high school and I never thought I could write. But do you think my mother would be okay with me not writing home? So I began writing her stories about how every place I went to was different. She loved my letters and eagerly awaited the next… and so did my platoon sergeant. Curious to know what I was constantly writing about, he snuck into my rucksack and read one without my knowledge. Pretty ballsy on its own, but if I did what he did I don’t think I’d ask him, “so, what happens next?” That exchange opened my eyes to the notion that I might like writing more than I was willing to admit. So the idea fermented in the back of my mind for ten-plus years. Then I cracked open my wallet and invested in Screenwriter software (that was the Final Draft software of the nineties, for those who don’t know). My first screenplay was read by Baltimore/Spring Creek in mid '98. My second, a genre picture, received an offer. I kept writing genres, alone and with co-writers, getting another project optioned. After the option expired, the script remained un-produced. But I was able to leverage my experience to work as a writer-for-hire on my friend’s projects. In 2005 I raised money and produced a feature that went on to win a Silver Remi award for Best Independent Film in Houston's Worldfest Film Festival in 2006. Then in 2009, I wrote and produced a TV pilot, which premiered in the NY TV Festival and went on to win Best TV Pilot, Award of Merit and other accolades. Fifteen screenplays, two TV pilots, a lot of shorts and many years later, I’m looking to forge new relationships, develop new projects, and to continue to write more stories.

Unique traits: I speak many European languages. Played soccer in Germany.

Loglines

  • Scary Good Drug

    Scary Good Drug Budget: $100K - $1M | Horror Brother of a famous actress unknowingly releases a demon in his sister's new mansion and now must fight to save everyone, including himself.

  • Mercury: God of Athletics

    Mercury: God of Athletics Budget: $5M - $10M | Action Sci-fi Maimed athlete gets a 2nd chance when he finds a miracle drug, but his path to stardom is blocked by a murderer who wants it, while the drug's creator seeks to control him.

  • Sancho Claus

    Sancho Claus Budget: $1M - $5M | Comedy A grieving cholo promises to deliver gifts to the families in his community, but his jealous "helpers" think he's sleeping with the lonely mothers and scheme to stop him.

  • The Potential of Dirt

    The Potential of Dirt Budget: $1M - $5M | Action Comedy A slacker gets a chance to save his family's boxing legacy, but on the way his car breaks down making his journey the biggest opponent he's ever faced.

  • Mental Custodian

    Mental Custodian Budget: $100K - $1M | Comedy A broke janitor is mistaken for a therapist and decides to take on crazy clients to fight a misleading video that ruined his life.

  • CUT. STITCH. FIT.

    CUT. STITCH. FIT. Budget: $100K - $1M | Drama Fashion. Immerse yourself in an environment of broken people willing to sacrifice anything to gain fame and fortune.

Credits

  • Never Rights

    Never Rights (2020)
    Film (short) by Reverie Pictures / Vince Parenti (Drama) Writer, Producer, Director A man created a lucrative future for his daughter, but as she matures the cost to her freedom becomes prohibitive.

  • In & Out

    In & Out (2019)
    Film (short) by Vince Parenti (Comedy and Thriller) Writer, Producer, Director

  • Texas Metal

    Texas Metal (2018 - 2019)
    TV Series Producer

  • Crazy

    Crazy (2015)
    Film (short) (Thriller) Editor, VFX

  • The Toy Soldiers

    The Toy Soldiers (2014)
    Film VFX Consultant

  • La Mime

    La Mime (2014)
    Film (short) VFX Artist

  • It's Time

    It's Time (2014)
    Film (short) by Reverie Pictures / Vince Parenti (Comedy and Drama) Director, Writer, VFX, Editor, Supporting Actor

  • Running the Household

    Running the Household (2014)
    Film Camera and Electrical Department

  • Speechless

    Speechless (2014)
    Film Camera and Electrical Department

  • End of the Beginning

    End of the Beginning (2013)
    Film (short) by Film DaDa VFX Artist

  • Operation Homefront

    Operation Homefront (2012)
    Film (short) Actor

  • Desperate Endeavors

    Desperate Endeavors (2012)
    Film by LBYL Productions VFX Supervisor

  • Deep Sleep

    Deep Sleep (2011)
    Film (short) Supporting Actor

  • Let's Play the Frog's Game

    Let's Play the Frog's Game (2011)
    Film Actor

  • Celebrity Close Calls

    Celebrity Close Calls (2010)
    Television Actor

  • Rainbow Rabbit Reliant

    Rainbow Rabbit Reliant (2010)
    Film (short) VFX Supervisor

  • Fall

    Fall (2010)
    Film (short) VFX Supervisor

  • Green Room

    Green Room (2009)
    Television by Reverie Pictures / Vince Parenti (Drama) Director, Writer, Producer, VFX Supervisor, Editor

  • Brown vs. Wall St.

    Brown vs. Wall St. (2009)
    TV Mini Actor

  • The Longest Yard Sale

    The Longest Yard Sale (2007)
    Film by Reverie Pictures / Vince Parenti (Comedy and Drama) Director, Writer, Producer, VFX Artist, Editor

  • FAQs

    FAQs (2005)
    Film Actor

  • Portrait of Eve

    Portrait of Eve (2005)
    Film (Drama) Writer, Actor

  • The Legend of Pete Jones

    The Legend of Pete Jones (2005)
    Film Actor

  • My Life with Morrissey

    My Life with Morrissey (2003)
    Film Actor

  • General Hospital

    General Hospital (1998)
    Television Actor

  • Sunset Beach

    Sunset Beach (1997)
    Television Actor

  • The Sasquatch Hunters

    The Sasquatch Hunters (1997)
    Film Actor

  • Heavy

    Heavy (1995)
    Film Actor

  • C.P.W.

    C.P.W. (1995)
    Television Actor

  • Temple

    Temple
    Camera and Electrical Department

Awards

  • Best TV Pilot - Cinema City IFF
    (2009)

  • Award of Merit - Accolade Competition
    (2009)

  • Best Low-Budget Film - Silver Remi, Worldfest Houston IFF
    (2006)

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