I'm a multiple contest winner, including a very recent (2016/2017) double-finalist in the Final Draft Big Break screenplay competition, for both my TV pilot Dead 9 and my feature script The Life of Life, taking top 10 out of over 7,000 submissions. I write both TV and film. I've have a big budget film in development with an A-list producer, about to go to market. I have developed scripts with studio companies like Atlas Entertainment and Giant Pictures (Fox).
I currently have an originally created produced script in theaters playing nationally, called Growing Up Smith, a multi festival winner, starring Jason Lee. *See credits and trailer below. Growing Up Smith is about to go international.
Growing Up Smith Awards and Nominations to Date:
~20 'Official Selections.'
~Seattle International Film Festival, (Ranked top 5 and Best Of SIFF)
~Winner of the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature, Woodstock International Film Festival
~Winner of the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature at the Naples International Film Festival.
~The Jury Prize for Best Narrative Feature, Nomination at NIFF.
~Nomination for Best Narrative Feature, Port Townsend Film Festival. ~Nominated for Feature Film Score Of The Year - The Screen Music Awards, Australia.
~Selected as Number Two on IMDB’s Staff Picks for Best Movies.
~Opening night film and winner of Best American Independent Feature Film, 2016 Cleveland International Film Festival.
~Winner of the Jury Award for Best Feature Narrative, 2016 CAAMFest
~Winner for Best Family Feature, 2016 Garden State Film Festival.
Name: Gregory Houghton
Lives in: Los Angeles, California
Good Ol' Boy
Film by Frank Lotito (Comedy, Drama and Family) Writer GOOD OL' BOY is the story of Smith, a ten-year-old boy from India growing up in Small Town, America in 1979. While the boy's family straddles the fine line between embracing the American Dream and preserving their Indian heritage, there are barbecues, Halloween and hunting. And as Smith falls for Amy, the girl-next-door, he finds in Amy's father Butch the cowboy he wishes his own father could be. But alas, when Smith's father Bhaaskar sees Smith is quickly losing any hope of remaining a respectable Indian boy, he banishes him back to India. Nineteen years later Smith will return to America, back to a place he once called home. Written by AN
Good Ol' Boy
Winner of the 2010 Script-A-Thon screenplay contest for my action script Crawl (winner chosen by Renny Harlin).
2013 semifinalist in the Final Draft Big Break contest for my one hour TV pilot Overwatch.
2014 winner for Best Feature Film Screenplay in the NexTV contest for my big budget action thriller Strain.
2015 Woodstock Film Festival Winner/Audience Award for Best Feature Film.
2015 Naples Film Festival Winner/Audience Award for Best Feature Film.