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Nelda Turcios

Nelda Turcios

Screenwriter

New York City, New York

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About Nelda

It takes courage to make a fool of yourself. Charlie Chaplin

I am a New York-based screenwriter with 6 screenplays and 1 pilot completed.

My screenplay WAITING FOR HAPPINESS is a Big Break 2019 Quarterfinalist, advanced to the Second Round (top 20%) in the Drama category of the 2018 Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition, and a 2019 Scriptapalooza Quarterfinalist. My pilot MADE IN AMERICA was selected for Round 2 of the MACRO Episodic Lab powered by The Black List, headed by Lena Waithe and Eva Longoria; and advanced to the quarterfinals in the 2018 ScreenCraft Pilot Launch competition. My screenplay POINT OF NO RETURN(NO VOLVERE) is a 2018 Scriptapalooza SEMIFINALIST and advanced to the Second Round (top 20%) in the Drama Feature category of the 2018 Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition. In 2017, SING DON'T CRY, placed among the Top 15% of all entries in the Academy Nicholl competition.

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  • DON'T LET ME DOWN

    DON'T LET ME DOWN Budget: $1M - $5M | Independent Devastated by a recent break-up, a heartbroken man hatches a convoluted plan to win back the love of his life during a global pandemic by faking a crime to gain her sympathy.

  • Waiting for Happiness

    Waiting for Happiness Budget: $1M - $5M | Romance Drama A military veteran returns home after his father passes away, taking over his lawn care business and tackling racism, while dealing with his own grief and forming a tentative romance with a woman who has escaped an abusive relationship. Big Break 2019 Quarterfinalist. Advanced to the Second Round (top 20%) in the Drama category of the 2018 Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition. A 2019 Scriptapalooza Quaterfinalist.

  • SING DON'T CRY

    SING DON'T CRY Budget: $1M - $5M | Drama Days after the 2016 election, a naïve immigrant seeks a better life in America, but first he'll have to survive New York City.  In 2017, Sing Don't Cry, placed among the Top 15% of all entries in the Academy Nicholl competition.

  • POINT OF NO RETURN (NO VOLVERE)

    POINT OF NO RETURN (NO VOLVERE) Budget: $1M - $5M | Romance Drama After two girls fall in love in El Salvador, they try to make a future, even if it means crossing the dangerous border for the 'land of the free.' A 2018 Scriptapalooza SEMIFINALIST! Advanced to the Second Round (top 20%) in the Drama Feature category of the 2018 Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition!

  • STEVIE & NICK

    STEVIE & NICK Budget: $1M - $5M | Romance Independent Two next door neighbors, one needing to get somewhere and the other to get away, set out on a road trip across America that will redefine what they want from life and from each other.

  • MADE IN AMERICA

    MADE IN AMERICA Budget: $5M - $10M | Action Thriller A detective in the middle of a nervous breakdown, recently fired from the Los Angeles police department, finds himself on another mission, to look for an American baby boy who has been taken by a Mexican immigrant, who is risking a re-crossing of the Mexico-United States border. MADE IN AMERICA was selected for Round 2 of the MACRO Episodic Lab powered by The Black List, headed by Lena Waithe and Eva Longoria. It advanced to the quarterfinals in the 2018 ScreenCraft Pilot Launch competition.

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