Richard Geiwitz

Richard Geiwitz

Screenwriter

Baltimore, Maryland

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January 2018
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About Richard

Through a Glass Ceiling, Darkly – Comedy; four struggling actors plot the accidental deaths of the four Hollywood brats who stole their roles in a horror film in time to get their roles back in the sequel. (Previously titled: “Who’s Killing the Children of Hollywood?”)

Official Finalist - Filmmaker’s International Screenwriting Awards (2014)
2nd (as Hon. Mention) - West Field Screenwriting Awards (2014)
Official Finalist - California Film Awards (2014)
Official Finalist - Las Vegas Screenplay Contest (2015)
Official Finalist - Los Angeles Screenplay Contest (2015)
Official Selection - Las Vegas International Screenwriting Competition (2016)
Official Selection - Screenplay Festival (2016)
Finalist - Comedy Film & Screenplay Festival (2017)
Official Selection - Atlanta Comedy Film Festival (2017)

Solomon’s Choice – Drama: Arrogant, bitter news reporter is forced to choose between holding back a huge news story for his own gain or giving it away to save lives during an Arab-Israeli clash.

Official Finalist - Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest (2014) (Treatment)
Official Finalist - New York Screenplay Contest (2014) (Treatment)
Honorable Mention (4th or 5th) - American Gem Literary Festival (2014) (Short Story version)
Semi-Finals - Table Read My Screenplay (2015) (Feature Script)
Silver Award (2nd) - Int’l Independent Film Awards (Fall 2015) (Feature Script)
Honorable Mention - California Film Awards (2015) (Feature Screenplay)
Honorable Mention - Los Angeles Movie Awards (2016) (Feature Screenplay)
Official Selection - Las Vegas International Screenwriting Competition (2016)
Second Round - Austin Film Festival (2016)
Semi-Finalist - Los Angeles Cinefest (2016)
Official Selection - Spotlight Screenplay Competition (2016)
Finalist - Screenplay Festival (2016)
Honorable Mention - Mountain Film Festival (2017)
Official Finalist - Las Vegas Screenplay Contest 2017
Bronze Award - Mindfield Film Festival (2017)
Official Finalist - Honolulu Film Awards (2017)
Official Selection - Lucky Strike Films Festival (2017)

Throwdown at Broken Axe – Western; a frontierswoman in 1860s Colorado avenges the deaths of her two children and sheriff husband at the hands of hired gunmen. (Previously titled: “Lee and Li.”)

Honorable Mention - Skyfest VII (2013)
Quarterfinalist - Filmmaker’s International Screenwriting Awards (2014)
Special Selection - Artemis (2015)
Official Selection - Las Vegas International Screenwriting Competition (2016)

Jacob’s Jewels – Comedy; three travel agents uncover a box of jewels in Israel and try to sneak them out with Palestinian robbers, Israeli burglars and the Russian mob hot on their heels.

Honorable Mention - LA Film and Script Festival (2013)
Certificate of Excellence - Skyfest VII (2013)
Semi-Finalist - Filmmaker’s International Screenwriting Awards (2014)
Official Finalist - Las Vegas Screenplay Contest (2016)
Honorable Mention - Screenplay Festival (2016)
Official Selection - Atlanta Comedy Film Festival (2017)

The Man Who Struck Out Joe DiMaggio – (treatment) Drama; self-conscious appliance repairman in 1947 South Carolina gains the confidence to ask out the girl of his dreams only after striking out the Yankee Clipper during a barnstorming game.

Official Finalist - Hollywood Screenplay Contest (2014) (Treatment)
Semi-Finalist - American Gem Literary Festival (2014) (Short Story version)
Winner - Las Vegas Screenplay Contest (2016) (Treatment)

True Believer – (short) Drama; A Middle Ages revolutionary, banished to a monastery for actions against the throne, plots to turn the brothers against the church and crown.

Official Finalist - New York Screenplay Contest (2014) (Treatment)
Quarter Finalist - American Gem Literary Festival (2015) (Short Script)
Gold Award - California Film Awards (2015) (Short Script)
Semi-Finalist - Los Angeles Cinefest (2016) (Short Script)
Silver Award - International Independent Film Awards (Short Script) (2017)
Honorable Mention - Mindfield Film Festival (2017)

The Baltimore Greys – Historical Drama; Young teenage boys face the moment of truth during the Civil War after being told they were too young to fight by Stonewall Jackson himself.

Official Finalist - Las Vegas Screenplay Contest (2015)
2nd Place - Los Angeles Screenplay Contest (2015)
Finalist (Top Three) - Las Vegas International Screenwriting Competition (2016)
Gold Award - International Independent Film Awards (2017)
Semi-finalist - Los Angeles CineFest (2017)
Diamond Award - Mindfield Film Festival (2017)

You’re Outta Here! – (treatment) Comedy; A baseball manager challenges an umpire to a game between managers/coaches and umpires to prove which group can play the game better.

Official Finalist - Hollywood Screenplay Contest (2014) (Treatment)

Bad Hair – Comedy-Horror; Taylor, a beautiful, but timid woman, draws interest from men after getting hair extensions. What she and the police don't know is that the haunted hair came from the head of a murderer. And it's not done killing yet!

Official Finalist - Hollywood Screenplay Contest (2014) (Treatment)
Semi-Finalist - Houston Comedy Film Festival (2017)
Official Selection - Atlanta Comedy Film Festival (2017)
Fourth Place - Zed Fest Film Festival & Screenplay Competition (2017)
Official Selection - Bloodstained Indie Festival: Sci-Fi, Horror, Action (2017)

Swingmen – Drama - Five high school boys seek redemption, after being denied a legitimate tryout for the high school basketball team, when they challenge the Varsity to a game.

Official Selection - Las Vegas International Screenwriting Competition (2016)
Official Finalist - Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest (2017)
Official Selection - Lucky Strike Films Festival (2107)
Second Place - Los Angeles Screenplay Contest (2017)

Campus 911: Serving Since Yesterday – Comedy; Well-meaning bumblers, hired as campus police officers, take on fraternities and a university president, who wants their funding to be used for a football team.
Winner (Comedy) - Las Vegas Screenplay Contest (2017)
Official Selection - Atlanta Comedy Film Festival (2017)
Second Round (in progress) - Austin Comedy Short Film Festival (2017)

The Good Fight – Drama: A daughter follows her father, a radical Sixties lawyer, into fighting against oppression and the system. But times have changed and the two clash over what each sees as oppression and the system.

Gold Award - California Film Awards (2016)
Silver Award - International Independent Film Awards (2017)
Semi-Finalist - Los Angeles CineFest (2017)
Platinum Award - Mindfield Film Festival (2017)
Finalist (top 5) - Las Vegas Int’l Screenwriting Competition (2017)
3rd Place - Colorado Film Festival (2017)
Semi-Finalist - Screenplay Festival (2017)
Semi-Finalist (in progress) - Southern California Screenplay Competition (2018)

Best Laid Plans – (short) Sci-Fi: Two robbers are transported back in time to deposit the stolen money in a bank to reclaim it and the interest when they return to their own time.

Fifth Place - California Film Awards (2016)
Silver Award - International Independent Film Awards (Short Script) (2017)

Welcome to America – (short) Three Americans who complain about how their country treats them are mysteriously transported to other countries and replaced by people there who want to be Americans.

Official Selection - Houston Comedy Film Festival (2017) (Short Script)
Semi-Finalist - Los Angeles CineFest (2017) (Short Script)
Official Selection - Chicago Independent Film Festival (2017)
Platinum Award - Mindfield Film Festival (2017)
Semi-Finalist - Hollywood Just 4 Shorts Film and Screenplay Competition (2017)
Official Selection - Back in the Box Competition (2017)


Shadows – White cop shoots Black drug dealer and then dreams he's the father of a young White man shot by a Black officer. Soon, he can't tell which experience is real.

Semi-Finalist - Los Angeles Cinefest 2017
Bronze Award - Int’l Independent Film Awards (2017)
Winner (Drama) - Mindfield Film Festival - Los Angeles (2017)
Finalist - Hollywood Hills Screenplay Competition (2017)
Finalist (top seven) - Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood (2017)
Semi-finalist (in progress) - Screenplay Festival (2017)
Gold Award - California Film Awards (2018)

The Last Prison - A robotics genius finds herself in a cat-and-mouse game with her astounding creations who fight for power among themselves for power while mining on a Saturn moon.

Semi-Finalist - Los Angeles CineFest (2016)
Winner (Table Read) - Wildsound (2017)
Finalist (top six) - Los Angeles Movie Awards (2017)
Gold Award - Int’l Independent Film Awards (2017)
Finalist - New York Screenplay Contest (2017)
Platinum Award (2nd) - Mindfield Film Festival (October 2017)
Finalist - Hollywood Screenplay Contest (2017)
Finalist - Other Worlds Austin Sci Fi Screenwriting Contest (2017)
Second Place - Los Angeles Screenplay Contest (2017)
Official Selection - Miami Int’l Science Fiction Film Festival (2017)

The Missile - Joe six-pack takes on the persona of a fallen superhero to win back his wife and daughter's affections and finds out this superhero thing is tougher than it looks.

Winner (Comedy) - Hollywood Hills Screenplay Competition (2017)
Finalist - New York Screenplay Contest (2017)
Second Round (in progress) - Austin Comedy Short Film Festival (2017)
Finalist - Los Angeles Film & Script Festival (2017)
Official Selection - Atlanta Comedy Film Festival (2017)
Semi-Finalist (in progress) - Screenplay Festival (2017)

Life’s a Pitch – (short) A struggling writer can’t keep her script pitch technique out of real life.

Semi-finalist - Los Angeles Cinefest (2017)
Silver Award - Int’l Independent Film Awards (2017)
Finalist - Just 4 Shorts (2017)

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