I'm an advertising art director and animator who wrote, produced and directed a short film and reached the semifinals with 3 scripts in the Nicholl Fellowship and the Austin Film Festival.
Seeking… Budget: $100K - $1M | Drama A young woman having survived a ten-year battle with a terminal disease decides to find a sex tutor to help her fill in the gaps in what she thinks is her stunted life education.
The Appointment Budget: $100K - $1M | Thriller Twenty-something San Franciscans struggle with the loss of a roommate after he’s called to the local Federal building for The Appointment, leading one of them to seriously consider how he’ll respond when he receives his summons.
Assault Budget: $5M - $10M | Action ⋄ Thriller A female Iraq vet rampages against a private security corporation to rescue her fiancé, only to realize that she's actually fighting a life's worth of psychological trauma.
DOs & DON'Ts Budget: $5M - $10M | Romance A catty fashion editor questions her concept of beauty and the value of her advice when she meets a handsome and exotic African lobbyist on the same day she finds a picture of herself in her favorite magazine... as a Fashion Don't.
Latent Image Budget: $5M - $10M | Thriller ⋄ Horror A globetrotting photojournalist is haunted by the image of a little girl that begins to appear in his photographs.
Oxygen Wars Budget: $30M+ | Action ⋄ Sci-fi After surviving serious injuries, a clone soldier gets left out of the war he's a part of and rediscovers his humanity as well as the truth behind the war.
Home of the Brave Budget: $10M - $30M | Action ⋄ Crime Recognizing his former partner in a bank robbery a cavalier FBI agent tries to stop him and the militia behind it only to discover their greater threat to the area's three dams and the real reason behind his partner's involvement.
Parenting Rules! Budget: $1M - $5M | Comedy A newlywed, pressuring his wife to get pregnant, wakes up in a world where everyone has to go through parenting training, be on-call for baby-sitting, and earn a license before getting pregnant.
Someday! Budget: $5M - $10M | Romance ⋄ Comedy A career medical student sees his life, fianceé, and the world change when "Someday" actually arrives.
Timetripper Budget: $5M - $10M | Action ⋄ Sci-fi A homicide detective in the '40s tries to solve a series of oddly scientific murders and their connection to his schizophrenic brother.
Control Home Budget: $1M - $5M | Sci-fi A bounty hunter on the trail of an organ scam artist comes to realize that he may have found the man who has his original hands.
Parabellum Budget: $1M - $5M | Western The Civil War continues for two men during Reconstruction when a Confederate soldier who has become a bandit learns that the Federal Marshal hunting him is his brother.
Four Shades of Black Budget: $1M - $5M | Action ⋄ Horror A cop stumbles onto an ancient cult of supernaturally strengthened torturers and fights for his life as well as his identity as a good man.
His Father in Heaven Budget: $1M - $5M | Historical ⋄ Comedy After nagging his dad for something to do, Jesus is sent to Earth with the challenge of making humans "righteous and God-fearing," but on his mission he finds an unexpected ally and marketing wiz in Judas Iscariot who, contrary to later stories, actually helps him get his message out.
The 8th Budget: $1M - $5M | Action ⋄ Crime A corrupt narcotics detective relives the day of his death and desperately tries to figure out why he's stuck in this loop until he finally admits to himself his need to confront the criminals above him.grapples with his need to expose the crimes he's known about.
Film (short) by Melton Cartes Producer, Director, Writer, Editor In his last hour, a mobster revisits his life of crime and the decisions that brought him here.
"Home of the Brave" Second Rounder — Austin Film Festival
"Timetripper" Second Rounder — Austin Film Festival
"Parabellum" Second Rounder — Austin Film Festival
"Oxygen Wars" Second Rounder — Austin Film Festival
"Four Shades of Black" Second Rounder — Austin Film Festival
"Latent Image" Semifinalist — Austin Film Festival
"Home of the Brave" Semifinalist — Nicholl Fellowships
"Control Home" Semifinalist — Austin Film Festival