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 5 screenplays and 1 pilot completed.

My pilot MADE IN AMERICA is advancing to the quarterfinals in the 2018 ScreenCraft Pilot Launch competition and has been selected for Round 2 of the MACRO Episodic Lab powered by The Black List, headed by Lena Waithe and Eva Longoria. My screenplay 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. My screenplay WAITING FOR HAPPINESS advanced to the Second Round (top 20%) in the Drama Feature category of the 2018 Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition.

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  • 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. Advanced to the Second Round (top 20%) in the  category of the 2018 Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition!

  • 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. My pilot has been selected for Round 2 of the MACRO Episodic Lab powered by The Black List, headed by Lena Waithe and Eva Longoria. MADE IN AMERICA is advancing to the quarterfinals in the 2018 ScreenCraft Pilot Launch competition.

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