Russ Meyer

Russ Meyer

Author, Producer and Screenwriter

New Prague, Minnesota

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About Russ

I’m a screenwriter nominated for the Arthur Rosenfeld Award For Excellence In Dramatic Writing, and named one of the Top 100 Indie Writers in Del Weston’s forthcoming book of the same name. I specialize in thrillers and absurd comedies. My scripts have received accolades from the Nicholls, Austin, Script Pipeline, Contest of Contest Winners, and many others. My screenplays have won 14 screenplay contests.

The second of my shorts scripts to be filmed, JUST A TIC, is showing in film fests. THE FAT LADY SINGS is my first script to appear in print, as a novella. My sci-fi thriller script, A LITTLE FAVOR, is becoming a graphic novel. I have several feature scripts available. My modern western script, JENNA’S GONE, is in development with Taz Entertainment and CoyoteMoon Films, currently looking for funding for the final portion of the budget.

Loglines

  • JENNA'S GONE

    JENNA'S GONE Thriller Western An untried deputy and a hunting guide find their lifelong friendship turning lethal as they track after the kidnappers of the waitress they both love, each suspecting the other of a role in her disappearance.

Credits

  • Just a Tic

    Just a Tic (2017)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Writer A repairman stumbles upon the downside of energy-generating windmills, and his thoughtful moments amid a cornfield full of wind turbines provides a cautionary tale.

  • All Choked Up

    All Choked Up (2015)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Writer A texting typo leads to seriously funny complications for a Valentine's Day romance.

Awards

  • Eyecatcher Film Festival - selected short film JUST A TIC
    (2017)

  • Action On Film Film Festival - nominated film JUST A TIC for Best Comedy Scene
    (2017)

  • The Indie Gathering International Film Festival – Short film JUST A TIC Micro Film Comedy 4th Place
    (2017)

  • NOVA Film Festival – short film JUST A TIC selected for the Artists Circle
    (2017)

  • Southern Arizona Independent Film Festival – Selected short film JUST A TIC
    (2017)

  • Barebones Film Festival – Short film JUST A TIC Won Script To Screen Award
    (2017)

  • Barebones Film Festival – JUST A TIC, nominated Charles Hubbell for Best Lead Actor in a Short Film
    (2017)

  • Hollywood Dreamz Film Festival – EVERY WEEK won Best Comedy Short Script
    (2017)

  • Hollywood Dreamz Film Festival – Nominated for Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy Short Script
    (2017)

  • Hollywood Dreamz Film Festival – Selected feature script IT’S A POPCORN WORLD
    (2017)

  • Capital Fund Screenplay Competition – Feature script PAPER TRAIL selected 26th of top 100
    (2017)

  • Stage 32 Fantasy & Sci-Fi Screenplay Contest – Feature script A LITTLE FAVOR named a Semi-Finalist
    (2017)

  • Genreblast – Short script EVERY WEEK named a Finalist
    (2016)

  • Eyecatcher Film Festival – Accepted feature script SETTLING THE BOOKS
    (2016)

  • Eyecatcher Film Festival - Accepted feature script PAPER TRAIL
    (2016)

  • Eyecatcher Film Festival – Short script ‘583’ named Finalist
    (2016)

  • Action On Film Film Festival - ‘583’ won Best Short Comedy Script
    (2016)

  • NOVA Film Festival – Feature script IT’S A POPCORN WORLD won Runner-up Comedy
    (2016)

  • Minnesota Screenwriters Workshop Feature Contest – SETTLING THE BOOKS awarded 5th Place Finalist
    (2016)

  • Barebones Film Festival – Feature script A LITTLE FAVOR named Finalist
    (2016)

  • Barebones Film Festival – Short script JUST A TIC named Finalist
    (2016)

  • Screencraft Short Film Fund Contest – Short script ‘583’ named Semi-Finalist
    (2016)

  • Short Script to Screen Contest – Short script EVERY WEEK named Semi-Finalist
    (2016)

  • Albuquerque Film Festival – Feature script A LITTLE FAVOR accepted
    (2016)

  • 15 Minute Mini Movie Festival – Short script EVERY WEEK accepted
    (2016)

  • Sunscreen Film Festival – Selected feature script M.G.
    (2015)

  • Minneapolis 48 Hour Film Festival – Short film ALL CHOKED UP nominated for Best Use Of Character
    (2015)

  • Screencraft Sci-Fi Screenplay Contest – Feature script A LITTLE FAVOR named a Quarter-Finalist
    (2015)

  • Reno Tahoe International Film Fest – Feature script THE TORTOISE AND THE HEIR named Top 10 Finalist
    (2015)

  • Action On Film Film Festival - Feature script THE TORTOISE AND THE HEIR accepted
    (2015)

  • Neo Noir Film Festival – Feature script THE FAT LADY SINGS accepted, named a Top 33 Script
    (2015)

  • The Indie Gathering International Film Festival – Feature script M.G. named 3rd Place Comedy-Drama
    (2015)

  • IFIPG – Feature script PAPER TRAIL named a Top 6 Finalist
    (2015)

  • Mountain Film Festival - Feature script PAPER TRAIL given Honorable Mention
    (2015)

  • Colorado Int. Film Festival - Feature script PAPER TRAIL given Honorable Mention
    (2015)

  • Barebones Film Festival – Feature script M.G. named Semi-Finalist
    (2015)

  • NOVA Film Festival – Feature script A LITTLE FAVOR named a Sci-Fi Finalist
    (2015)

  • Action On Film Film Festival – Feature script THE FAT LADY SINGS Pitch Perfect Winner
    (2014)

  • Action On Film Film Festival – Feature script THE ORGANIC SVENGALI accepted
    (2014)

  • Action On Film Film Festival – Feature script H2O Accepted
    (2014)

  • Action On Film Film Festival –ESCALATOR! named Finalist for Comedy Feature & Dialogue Feature Script
    (2014)

  • Neo Noir Film Festival – Feature script JENNA’S GONE Accepted
    (2014)

  • Neo Noir Film Festival – Feature script PAPER TRAIL given Honorable Mention
    (2014)

  • Holly Shorts Screenplay Contest – Short script EVERY WEEK named Semi-Finalist
    (2014)

  • Barebones Film Festival – Feature script THE ORGANIC SVENGALI given Honorable Mention
    (2014)

  • Nashville Film Festival – Short script EVERY WEEK named a 2nd Rounder
    (2014)

  • Phoenix Film Festival – Feature script JENNA’S GONE named a Finalist
    (2014)

  • Fade In Awards – Feature script A LITTLE FAVOR named a Quarter-Finalist
    (2014)

  • Skyfest Screenplay Contest – Feature script SETTLING THE BOOKS received a Certificate Of Excellence
    (2013)

  • 3 Lines Or Less Contest – Feature script M.G. Won
    (2013)

  • Action On Film Film Festival – Feature script IT’S A POPCORN WORLD named a Finalist For Comedy
    (2013)

  • Screenplay Search Contest – Feature script PAPER TRAIL named Finalist
    (2013)

  • 3 Lines Or Less Contest – Feature script H2O named Finalist
    (2013)

  • Chicago Screenwriters Network - Feature script A LITTLE FAVOR named a Semi-Finalist
    (2013)

  • Action On Film Film Festival – Feature script PAPER TRAIL Accepted
    (2013)

  • Action On Film Film Festival Writers Room – Short script UNFRIENDED Won
    (2013)

  • Trindiefest - Feature script SETTLING THE BOOKS named a Top 5 Drama
    (2013)

  • Trindiefest - Feature script A LITTLE FAVOR named 3rd Place Suspense Thriller
    (2013)

  • Indie Gathering Int. Film Fest – Feature script SETTLING THE BOOKS named 3rd Place Suspense Thriller
    (2013)

  • AFilmWriter.com Screenplay Contest - Feature script SETTLING THE BOOKS named a Quarter-Finalist
    (2013)

  • 3 Lines Or Less Contest – Feature script THE FAT LADY SINGS named 5TH Runner up
    (2013)

  • Writers On The Storm Screenplay Contest - Feature script SETTLING THE BOOKS named a Quarter-Finalist
    (2013)

  • Contest Of Contest Winners - Feature script SETTLING THE BOOKS named a Finalist
    (2013)

  • Barebones Film Festival – Feature script SETTLING THE BOOKS Won
    (2013)

  • 3 Lines Or Less Contest – Feature script IT’S A POPCORN WORLD named a Finalist
    (2012)

  • Reel Authors Screenplay Contest – Feature script SETTLING THE BOOKS named a Semi-Finalist
    (2012)

  • Reel Authors Screenplay Contest - Feature script A LITTLE FAVOR named a Quarter-Finalist
    (2012)

  • 3 Lines Or Less Contest – Feature script THE TORTOISE AND THE HEIR named 2ND Runners Up
    (2012)

  • 3 Lines Or Less Contest – Feature script SETTLING THE BOOKS named 1st Runners Up
    (2012)

  • Hollywood Screenplay Contest - Feature script A LITTLE FAVOR named a Finalist
    (2012)

  • Trindiefest - Feature script PAPER TRAIL Awarded 1st in the Thriller Genre, and Best In Show
    (2012)

  • Action On Film Film Festival - Feature script SETTLING THE BOOKS named an Official Script Selection
    (2012)

  • Action On Film Film Festival - Feature script A LITTLE FAVOR named an Official Script Selection
    (2012)

  • 3 Lines Or Less Contest – Feature script THE ORGANIC SVENGALI named 5th Runners Up
    (2012)

  • Chicago Screenwriters Network Contest - Feature script SETTLING THE BOOKS named a Quarter-Finalist
    (2012)

  • Screenplay Search Contest - Feature script SETTLING THE BOOKS named a Finalist
    (2012)

  • The Indie Gathering International Film Festival – Feature script A LITTLE FAVOR wins 2nd Place
    (2012)

  • Scriptapalooza Contest - Feature script A LITTLE FAVOR named a Quarter-Finalist
    (2012)

  • Pulsar Sci-Fi Screenplay Contest - Feature script A LITTLE FAVOR named a Quarter-Finalist
    (2012)

  • Page Screenplay Contest - Feature script A LITTLE FAVOR named a 2nd Rounder
    (2012)

  • 3 Lines Or Less Contest – Feature script PAPER TRAIL named a Finalist
    (2012)

  • Red Inkworks Screenplay Contest - Feature script JENNA’S GONE named a Top 7 Finalist
    (2012)

  • Barebones Film Festival – Feature script PAPER TRAIL named a Top 9 Finalist
    (2012)

  • 3 Lines Or Less Contest – Feature script JENNA’S GONE named 3rd Runner Up
    (2012)

  • Table Read My Screenplay Contest – Short script EVERY WEEK named a Finalist
    (2012)

  • Fade In Awards - Short script EVERY WEEK named a Quarter-Finalist
    (2012)

  • Champion Screenplay Contest - Feature script JENNA’S GONE named a Quarter-Finalist
    (2012)

  • Story Pros Screenplay Contest - Feature script JENNA’S GONE named a Semi-Finalist
    (2011)

  • Scriptsation Contest – Short script ‘583’ Won
    (2011)

  • American Screenwriting Competition - Feature script JENNA’S GONE named a Semi-Finalist
    (2011)

  • Writers On The Storm Screenplay Contest - Feature script THE PIPER (M.G.) named a Quarter-Finalist
    (2011)

  • Action On Film - Short script EVERY WEEK named Finalist for Best Comedy, Sci Fi Fantasy, & Dialogue
    (2011)

  • Divebomber Radio Screenplay Contest - Feature script PAPER TRAIL awarded 3rd Place
    (2011)

  • Minnesota Screenwriters Workshop Short Script Contest– Short script JUST A TIC named a Finalist
    (2011)

  • Skyfest Screenplay Contest – Feature script JENNA’S GONE received 4th Place
    (2011)

  • Bluecat Fellini Short Screenplay Contest - Short script EVERY WEEK named a Semi-Finalist
    (2011)

  • Barebones Film Festival – Short script EVERY WEEK named a Top 12 Finalist
    (2011)

  • Contest Of Contest Winners - Feature script JENNA’S GONE Won
    (2011)

  • Action On Film Film Festival - Feature script JENNA’S GONE named an Official Selection
    (2010)

  • Screenwriters Conference in Santa Fe Page 1 Contest - Feature script JENNA’S GONE named a Finalistli
    (2010)

  • Divebomber Radio Screenplay Contest - Feature script JENNA’S GONE awarded 3rd Place
    (2010)

  • MN Screenwriters Workshop Leave 'Em Hooked Contest - Feature script JENNA’S GONE named a Finalist
    (2010)

  • ScriptPIMP Screenplay Contest - Feature script JENNA’S GONE named a Top 20 Finalist
    (2010)

  • Nicoll Fellowship Contest - Feature script JENNA’S GONE named a Quarter-Finalist
    (2010)

  • NexTV Screenplay Contest - Feature script JENNA’S GONE named a Quarter-Finalist
    (2010)

  • AWA Screenplay Contet - Feature script JENNA’S GONE named a Top 8 Finalist
    (2010)

  • Barebones Film Festival – Feature script JENNA’S GONE received 4th Place
    (2010)

  • Screenplay Search - Feature script JENNA’S GONE Won Best Drama
    (2010)

  • Biz Of Screenwriting Rewrite Contest - named a Finalist
    (2009)

  • Script Savvy Screenwriting Contest - Feature script IT’S A POPCORN WORLD given Honorable Mention
    (2009)

  • Writers On The Storm Contest - Feature script JENNA’S GONE named a Semi-Finalist
    (2009)

  • Chicago Screenwriters Network Screenplay Contest – Feature script H2O named a Quarter-Finalist
    (2009)

  • Back In The Box Screenwriting Competition - Short script ‘583’ named a Quarter-Finalist
    (2009)

  • Screenwriters Conference in Santa Fe - Feature script THE ORGANIC SVENGALI Won Actor’s Choice Award
    (2008)

  • Female Eye Screenplay Contest - Feature script THE ORGANIC SVENGALI Won Low Budget Screenplay Award
    (2008)

  • WSF/CSW Screenplay Contest - Feature script THE ORGANIC SVENGALI named a Finalist
    (2007)

  • Boston Motion Picture Awards Spoof-writing Competition - Short script ‘583’ named a Finalist
    (2007)

  • American Gem Contest - Short script ‘583’ given Honorable Mention
    (2004)

  • Wisconsin Screenwriters Forum Contest - Feature script THE ORGANIC SVENGALI named a 2nd Rounder
    (2004)

  • Wisconsin Screenwriters Forum Screenplay Contest – Feature script THE FAT LADY SINGS named Top 10
    (2003)

  • 555Short Screenplay Contest - Short script ‘583’ named a Finalist
    (2003)

  • Austin Film Festival Screenplay Contest - Feature script THE FAT LADY SINGS named a 2nd Rounder
    (2001)

  • Page One Contest - Feature script THE FAT LADY SINGS Won
    (2000)

  • America's Best Contest - Feature script THE TORTOISE AND THE HEIR named a Semi-Finalist
    (1995)

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