Dar Curcio-Elsbury

Dar Curcio-Elsbury

Screenwriter, Script Consultant and Animal Trainer

Polo, Illinois

Member Since:
June 2015
Last online:
1 week ago
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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

    White Gloves, Purple Heart Budget: $10M - $30M | Drama Historical Blindsided by her Navy medic daughter's death in Iraq and denied VA benefits, a Gold Star mom struggles to raise her orphaned grand-daughter, forgotten by the system until Grandma changes the law. (Based on a true story, have rights).

  • Blues Sequined

    Blues Sequined Comedy Crime Two smart-ass cops on probation partner undercover as drag queen beauty contestants to bust a transvestite burglary gang that heists hot couture for their underground pageants, bankrupting posh boutiques. The Julie Newmar trophy versus the Commissioner's boot, an unexpected bonus. (Inspired by true events.)

  • Day Trader

    Day Trader Comedy Action Desperate to date a new neighbor, a Chicago Day Trader volunteers for a scientific stress test, bottling his urine over the weekend to score a first date . (A sit-com pilot)


    DIVINING A SWAN SONG Family Romance Sports

  • David's Smile

    David's Smile Drama A family man contracts a cerebral virus that's so rare it's misdiagnosed a few times until he succumbs to a coma. His family's faithful vigil against all odds brings him back from the brink of death, clinically blind but seeing his family as a blessing clearer than ever. (Based on a true story for which I have rights).


  • Insanity

    Film by Sore Losers Productions Script Consultant


  • Columbia College Chicago

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