The first movie I was a fan of was none other than, da, dum, da, dum... Jaws. I got my start writing coverages at the request of Kevin Pike, a renowned special effects expert who worked on Back to the Future and Jaws. I designed his Filmtrix website and he wanted some opinions on some screenplays for clients of his. I also began running his Filmtrix Inc's Social Media Account.
From that point on, my career writing coverages began. Afterward, I started writing coverages on the Coverfly Peer review platform. As of right now, I currently work writing coverages in the largest database for scripts. I've covered everything from semifinalists in the Academy Nicholl Fellowship, to Screencraft/Big Break Finalists, to people who are not native English speakers writing their first screenplay.
The big question, where did I learn the craft of screenwriting from? Short answer: screenwriting and reading about screenwriting. (Fun Fact: I even read the book "Screenwriting for Dummies.") I don't believe writers can really be made, they are born. It's more about creative DNA, tenacity and work ethic if they wish to succeed or not as a professional.
In the last 10 years, I've written more than 20 screenplays in most all genres. From comedy, to horror, to sci-fi, to western. For one of my scripts, I was agented at The Brogan Agency (used to be a WGA signatory) and it was sent to a production company. For three separate scripts, I've took contest placement. I've been a Quarterfinalist in both Final Draft's Big Break and Roadmap's Road to New Republic and recently and I was a Finalist in the 2021 Scriptapalooza contest. I've also done some out of left field things in the film industry too. I did clip reel editing for producer Jack Binder and Film Budget dot com. He produced the 2018 Oscar-nominated Ethan Hawke film “First Reformed" along with many others.
When I'm not burning the midnight oil writing and reading, I also am a web designer and a graphic designer where I have a degree in graphic design. I have an expansive background in both graphic and web design (fifteen years). I have written mission statements and designed websites for Hollywood set, audio production companies and script coaching companies. That's my creative background and credentials in a nutshell. If you have a question about my coverage services check out www.screenplayreader.net,. Or if you are wondering about my web design check out www. crescentcoastdesign .com. Cheers and always bring a bigger boat.
Unique traits: Sharp eye for unique images and sharp ear for language.
Scriptapalooza TV Finalist
Top 50 - Road to New Republic Feature Screenplay Competition
Final Draft’s Big Break Screenplay Contest Quarterfinals