Dar Curcio-Elsbury

Dar Curcio-Elsbury

Screenwriter, Script Consultant and Animal Trainer

Polo, Illinois

Member Since:
June 2015
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About Dar

Specialty: high concept female-driven scripts based on true stories, or historical biopics.
Also, a script consultant. Published fiction, nonfiction and photo-journalism in national periodicals.
Screenwriting U Pro Series Alum, Master Screenwriter Program in progress, Columbia College Chicago, MFA.

Unique traits: Special: seldom-told point of view of unsung or controversial heroes, including animal characters, Have expertise in nonverbal animal communication.



    WHITE GLOVES, PURPLE HEART Drama Historical Blindsided by her medic daughter's death in Iraq, a retiree struggles to raise her orphaned grand-daughter. Afraid of losing each other, too, grandma fights DoD policy that hurts more than helps single parent survivors.  (Based on a true story, have rights).

  • Badge in Drag (formerly Sass n Sequins)

    Badge in Drag (formerly Sass n Sequins) Comedy Crime When a transvestite burglary gang heists and fences hot couture to cross-dresser pageants, raising funds for LGBTQ suicide prevention, two cops begrudgingly go undercover in drag for a bust that they hope doesn't end their careers. (Inspired by true events.)

  • Spikes, Slumps & Scoundrels

    Spikes, Slumps & Scoundrels Comedy A TV sitcom series set in the 1990s.  An ensemble of asset-driven, corporate climbing Chicago brokerage "Friends" decompress from stressful market highs, lows, even crashes, with pranks, comic office antics, and happy hours, all shared by the indispensable estate and retirement planner, Desiree Drummer. 


    DIVINING A SWAN SONG Family Romance Sports

  • David's Smile

    David's Smile Drama Family A corporate climber's cerebral virus is misdiagnosed, wrongly medicated.  He plummets into a coma that only a family bedside vigil lures him back from the brink of death, clinically blind yet seeing them more clearly than ever. (Based on a true story for which I have rights).


  • Insanity

    Film by Sore Losers Productions Script Consultant


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