Richard Rothrock

Richard Rothrock

Author, Screenwriter and Script Consultant

Dundee, Michigan

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August 2015
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About Richard

Richard Rothrock is an award-winning writer, teacher and public speaker. A native Hoosier who grew up in West Virginia, he has an undying love for film, television, literature, history, the Indianapolis 500, amusement parks, the supernatural and all things Disney. In 2021, he appeared in the Big Red Chair for the New Year's Eve episode of The Graham Norton Show.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and Film from Oakland University, a Master of Arts in Mass Communication from Bowling Green State University and a Certificate in Editing from the University of Chicago. His work has appeared in magazines, newspapers, and book anthologies including I Never Believed In Ghosts Until…100 Real-Life Encounters (1992).

Richard taught creative writing and film history at colleges and universities and continues to serve as a consultant for up and coming authors. He is the author of Sunday Nights With Walt: Everything I Know I Learned From “The Wonderful World of Disney” (2017).




  • Me & Michael Cimino

    Me & Michael Cimino Drama A naïve teenager becomes the personal assistant of filmmaker Michael Cimino during the production of Heaven’s Gate, an experience that will change both him and Hollywood forever.

  • Way Out

    Way Out Sci-fi To celebrate the opening of his first space station resort, billionaire Jonathan Zimbalist invites a cross-section of celebrities and social media stars on board to participate in a TV reality show.  

  • The Girl in the Basement

    The Girl in the Basement Horror The Girl In the Basement follows an 8-year-old boy who wakes one night in his small town home to the laughter of children coming through the furnace grate.  He sneaks over to the basement door where he spies children playing below.  A girl named Daisy meets his eyes. Who is she? And why does she want him to come downstairs to play?

  • The Girl in the Basement

    The Girl in the Basement Horror A lonely boy hiding with his single mother in a rented house on a forgotten street in a small Midwestern town.   Longing for a friend he meets Rose, a little girl who hides in the basement.  Who is she?  And why does she want him to come down the stairs to play?  

  • Before Noon

    Before Noon Romance A fanfiction continuation of the Before trilogy: In 2022, Jesse and Celine drop their twin daughters off for their first day of college at New York University then take a walk through Greenwich Village reminiecsing about their past and debating the next phase in their relationship.


  • Semi-Finalist, Page International Screenwriting Awards


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