Calvin Bender, a Texas native, is a dynamic and energetic creative drama and science fiction writer for film and television. He grew up during the 80s in Sweetwater, TX in a turbulent household, that was full of drama (and trauma perhaps?) for him and his two younger brothers. Calvin now uses the struggles he faced surviving an abusive home life to enrich the creativity and authenticity in crafting his drama and science fiction stories.
After graduating High School, Calvin joined the Marine Corps. His service experience taught him how to persevere through stressful situations. It was after he was saved in early 2000 that Calvin self-published a memoir titled My Journey of Life with God. Commercially, it wasn't a success; however, it taught him a lot about himself, and he found his true calling - writing. Calvin enrolled at Ashford University as an English major before transferring to Full Sail University where he earned his BFA degree in Creative Writing for Entertainment.
Since going to Full Sail, Calvin has written a feature film on domestic violence called Virulent with his writing partner Christian Rousseau. He plans to direct and produce the movie. Calvin has also written and self-published a science fiction book titled Aberration: The Coming Change and is developing the story into a screenplay for the big screen. Finally, Calvin has a production company in the works and plans on writing, directing, and producing a sci-fi drama series called "Supernal" about an ambitious teenage girl who becomes supernatural.
Unique traits: Never liked English in High School
Supernal Independent ⋄ Sci-fi ⋄ Drama After a teenage girl loses her dad to murder and then witnesses a homicide firsthand, her life spirals into an alternate dimension of reality in search of God whom she believes is working through her.
Ann Frank Budget: $0 - $100K | Drama An out of work telemarketer, who after discovering she was adopted wants to find her father, but her unfit mother falls terminally ill before getting the answers she needs to find him.
Virulent Budget: $1M - $5M | Independent ⋄ Thriller ⋄ Drama When domestic violence overtakes a family, a distraught teenage boy goes overboard in giving his father a full dose of his own medicine.
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