I have a degree in Journalism from TCU and had every intention of writing for the rest of my life. Somewhere along the way, I wound up with a CPA license and a career as a CFO in the automotive industry because, apparently, life throws you a hell of a lot of curveballs.
Writing has always been my passion and my creative outlet. Lately, I've embarked on writing screenplays because, hey, why the hell not. Mostly, it's cathartic and just to prove to myself that I can still produce something remotely entertaining. Naturally, once I finished the first one, I embarked on the next, oh I don't know, twelve ideas that were floating around in my head and I figure if I'm going to write, I might as well try to do it better each time. Hence, I'm here to glean good ideas and habits from you guys in this community.
And, who knows, maybe one day, one of these will see the light of day. After all, people do win the lottery, lightning does strike twice, the Cubs did actually win another World Series. Anything is possible.
Torn Curtain Budget: $5M - $10M | Action During the final days of the Cold War, a burned-out CIA operative gets a chance for redemption when he is sent into Moscow to rescue a fleeing socialite who holds the codes to the Soviet nuclear arsenal.
The Plot to Kidnap Bella Stone Budget: $5M - $10M | Comedy A movie exec signs a beautiful reclusive movie star to appear in her comeback film only to have her go missing days later and the ensuing investigation could land everyone involved in prison.
Big Iron Budget: $1M - $5M | Western In the late 1800s, a widowed Texas Ranger travels into the New Mexico badlands to hunt the notorious outlaw responsible for destroying his family.
Chasing Ghosts Budget: $10M - $30M | Action A retired Navy SEAL leads a team into Vietnam to search for the remains of American POWs only to unravel a hidden family secret that could ultimately alter the U.S. Presidential race.
Hall of Fame Rental Budget: $1M - $5M | Sports A Hall of Fame pitcher makes an unlikely comeback to help lead the Los Angeles Dodgers back to the World Series.
The Wedding Band Budget: $1M - $5M | Romance ⋄ Comedy A widowed Navy SEAL begins teaching at his daughter's high school, but when she tries to hook with up with her new friend's Mom, things don't quite go as planned.
Stage 32 Feature Screenwriting Quarterfinals (Big Iron)