Richard Cullen

Richard Cullen

Screenwriter

Los Angeles, California

Member Since:
April 2017
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About Richard

To the untrained eye my career appears to have taken a few strange turns.

After reading scripts for London theatres, directing plays, and (somehow) lecturing in film theory, I ended up working in rock and roll, creating concert visuals for people like U2, Lady Gaga, and Elton John, and directing music videos for bands that nobody has heard of.

But I’ve always been a writer, and I relocated to Los Angeles to concentrate on screenwriting, (and to embrace the simple truth that there are places on the planet where it doesn’t rain absolutely all the time).

Among other things, I'm a graduate of the Writers’ Program at UCLA. I've won, or placed, in various screenwriting festivals and competitions - most recently winning the Stage32 Search For New Blood Competition - and was named a UCLA Writer of the Year.

Horror, fantasy, science fiction, and thrillers are sort of my thing. I sort of grew up on Star Wars, Steven Spielberg, David Lynch and Clive Barker, and I've seen Ghostbusters more than any other movie. There is a reason for this.

In a parallel life, I'm also a vfx artist and motion graphics designer.

Unique traits: Can solve a Rubik cube with one eye closed.

Loglines

  • The White House In The Woods

    The White House In The Woods Budget: $1M - $5M | Horror Thriller A headstrong teen must convince her mother that the man they’ve just moved in with is planning to kill them, but the proof she needs is hidden in a strange alternate reality, concealed within the walls of his house - a reality that her mother cannot see. 

  • Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Budget: $1M - $5M | Western Horror A vampire gets stranded in the Texas desert, while trying to reach a Mission where his curse can be lifted. The only person who can help him is a morally uptight Catholic schoolteacher. But she has problems, and plans, of her own.

Awards

  • Stage32 Search For New Blood Screenwriting competition - WINNER
    (2021)

  • ISA - Horror and Thriller - Semi Finalist
    (2021)

  • Final Draft Big Break - TV Spec - Finalist

  • Final Draft Big Break - TV Pilot - Semi Finalist

  • Story Pro

  • BlueCat

  • Pages

  • UCLA - Screenwriting Competition - WINNER (1 hour TV)

Education

  • Central Saint Martins, College of Art and Design, London
    (2008-2010)

  • University of Westminster, London
    (2003-2006)

  • Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama

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