It takes courage to make a fool of yourself. Charlie Chaplin
I am a New York-based screenwriter with 8 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.
STEVIE & NICK Budget: $1M - $5M | Romance ⋄ Independent Stevie and Nick, next-door neighbors, one needs to get somewhere and the other to get away, embark on an unexpected road trip across America that will redefine what they want from life and from each other.
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 amidst the chaos of post-flood New York, where climate change protests and gentrification battles take center stage.
WHAT A BEAUTIFUL STATE WE ARE IN Budget: $1M - $5M | Romance When a carbon monoxide leak forces the evacuation of their apartment building, Cass and Row, two strangers living in the same East Village complex, embark on an impromptu day-long adventure across the diverse boroughs of New York City, forming a unique bond amidst the chaos.
NELSON Budget: $1M - $5M | Romance ⋄ Independent When yet another girlfriend leaves her for a man, an anxious lesbian aims to sleep with one herself, for the first time, but her quest leads to an old friend and perhaps a new beginning.
Waiting for Happiness Budget: $1M - $5M | Romance ⋄ Drama A man resolved to move forward, and a woman determined to hide away, fall in love; unfortunately, the racial persecution he faces, and the scars she bears, threaten their future together. Second Rounder, Austin Film Festival 2018 Quarterfinalist, Scriptapalooza Screenplay Competition 2019 Quarterfinalist, Final Draft - Big Break 2019 Top 100 (Feature or TV Pilot), Table Read My Screenplay Competition 2021
SING DON'T CRY Budget: $1M - $5M | Drama A naïve immigrant seeks a better life in America, but first, he'll have to survive New York City. Top 15%, The Academy Nicholl Fellowship 2017
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.' Semifinalist, Scriptapalooza Screenplay Competition 2018Second Rounder, Austin Film Festival 2018Semifinalist, Scriptapalooza Fellowship 2018
MADE IN AMERICA Budget: $5M - $10M | Action ⋄ Thriller In the midst of a nervous breakdown and battling his own demons, a disgraced Los Angeles detective sets on a high-stakes mission to locate an American infant abducted by a Mexican immigrant risking a re-crossing of the Mexico-United States border with the baby. 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.