Hello. I am Rick Kjeldgaard (KIl-Gard) Award winning spec screenwriter of various genres, both feature length and shorts. While I do write most of my own stories, I also have collaborative experience having worked with several Actors, Actresses and Authors on feature projects. I am always seeking creative connections and my next collaboration/new challenge. My greatest assets are my imagination and ability to write on the fly. My specialty is the horror/thriller genres which I've been a fan of my whole life.
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FEATURE TITLES: (WGAW Registered)
The Hillside - (Horror)
Perfect Personnel - (Sci-fi)
Final Payment - (Crime/Drama)
The Family that Stays Together - (Thriller)
Bad Neighbors - (Horror)
Nowhere-Ville - (Action/Thriller)
Prey for the Day - (Action/Thriller)
Renting a Time Machine - (Drama)
Discount Lodging - (Drama)
Revived - ( Romance/Drama)
Desert Slay-ground - (Thriller)
Unappreciated - (Drama)
Altered Lives - (Drama)
Hometown Kill Box - (Action/Thriller)
Inhuman - (Suspense/Thriller)
Unnatural Selection (Horror)
Trilogy Of Good and Evil (Spiritual-Horror)
The Unexpected (Suspense)
SHORT TITLES: (WGAW Registered)
Death Row Challenge (Suspense)
Hardened Soul (Suspense)
Unexpected Savior (Thriller)
Severance Pay-Back (Suspense)
A Cry for Help (Based on a short story))
Men Excelling and Terrific (Based on a short story)
The Devil's Apprentice (Based on a short story)
YouTube Table Readings:
Nowhere-Ville - Wildsound Festival
Prey for the day - Wildsound Festival
Hometown Kill Box - Wildsound Festival
Revived - Wildsound Festival
Severance Payback - VIMEO,. Wildsound Thriller Festival 2021
Sacrifices - VIMEO. Wildsound Thriller Festival 2021
Stung - VIMEO, Wildsound Thriller Festival - 2021
Through Dizzy Emu/Amazon books: (2019)
Prey for the Day
Hometown Kill Box
Screenplay movie short (YouTube)
Hometown Kill Box (2019)
TV Sit Com Spec: --
For MARRIED WITH CHILDREN -
Title "From Shoe Seller to Bank Teller"
Original TV Series Spec:
TITLE: BACHELOR - HOOD
Pilot Episode: "Moving Daze"
Other Episodes: "Temporary Insanity" & "The Birdman of the Office"
Unique traits: Creative mind. Sense of humor. Straight shooter. Kick back. Survivor.
Bad Neighbors Horror Dave has seen the horrors of war having fought in the middle east. Now recovering back home, he faces new horrors beyond his imagination.
Altered Lives Drama Three adult couples, friends since college, are leading the good life with their teenage kids in suburbia. Their similar lives become altered when a joke by a few of the teens goes terribly wrong.
Prey for the Day Thriller A couple takes a business trip from Los Angeles to Miami for a Real Estate deal that appears too good to be true. Their trip soon turns into a nightmare fight for survival as they are targeted by a con man and his henchmen in an abandoned community.
Nowhere-Ville Thriller Two longtime friends fly in a Cessna for an out of state camping trip. When their plane is disabled by a lightening storm they are forced to land in the desert. Out in the middle of nowhere, their trip turns into a horror filled fight for survival as they encounter a pair of escaped convicts with an agenda.
Trilogy Of Good And Evil Other Three stories involving spirits, both good and evil, here on earth.
Desert Slayground Thriller Three women take a girls trip to Lag Vegas to help one of them forget about a recent divorce. They soon become victims in a territorial war for drugs and money between rival gangs.
Revived Drama Richard Bernier is a single, financially secure thirty something businessman who one day decides to take a road trip to get away from it all. Turns out there's something from his past he's also trying to come to terms with. As he starts trip trip he meets someone running from issues of her own and together they take a journey towards recovery.
Trilogy Of Good And Evil Other Three stories of spirits, Good and Evil, genre on earth. Titles - "A Cry For Help?" "Men Excelling And Terrific" and "The Devils' Apprentice".
Inhuman Thriller A professional couple, on a getaway trip to a mountaintop community to sell the husband's childhood home, become prey to a criminal element hiding from authorities in the nearby woods.
Stung Thriller Two LAPD officers, while on a routine call, are targeted, taken prisoner, and subjected to a bizarre role reversal game of torture hosted by a criminal element hell bent on revenge.
Hometown Kill Box
Film (short) by Wildsound Fest (Action) Writer A Marine Colonel, burnt out and suffering from PTSD after his platoon is ambushed outside Baghdad, retires early and heads out to the solitude of the desert to live out his remaining years. The peace and quiet are soon disturbed by fugitive bank robbers and warring drug cartels who come to the small town i the middle of nowhere. He finds himself fighting a new war at home.
Film (short) by 13Horror.com Writer A Middle East war vet, on disability suffering from PTSD,. returns home and moves with his wife to a hillside home away from the city. The peace and quiet is soon interrupted by a group of marauding crazy people hiding out in the nearby hills. He must recall his forgotten military skills to help save his community from an onslaught
Prey for the day
Film by Wildsound Fest table read (Thriller) Writer A couple takes a business trip from Los Angeles to Miami at the invite of a Real Estate investor. Hoping to strike it rich in Real Estate. Their dream trip soon turns into a nightmare fight for survival against a con man and his henchmen in an abandoned, derelict community.
Film by Wildsound Fest table read Writer Two men on a camping trip, fly a Cessna from Los Angeles to New Mexico. On the way they are forced down in the middle of nowhere by a thunderstorm. Soon they realize their situation is worse then expected and the dream trip turns into a nightmare fight for survival against escaped convicts hiding out in the desert.
Film (short) by Wildsound Fest table read Writer A single, successful businessman, mid 30s, realizes life is passing him by and there's more to life than work. He decides to take a long, overdue road trip to clear his head . Along the way he picks up a female companion trying to clear her own head. Along the way they both turn out to have life issues they're dealing with and the trip turns into a revival of both their spirits.
Gold Award Winner. Best Script. "Altered Lives" at the Mindfield Film Festival 2018
Finalist 13Horror.com Screenplay contest for "Bad Neighbors"
Winning Action Feature Screenplay "Prey for the Day" Action/Adventure Festival
Top 15 winner "Hometown Kill Box" Wildsound Screenplay Festival
Finalist in the Napa Film Festival for script "Revived"
Finalist Breaking Walls Screenplay Contest for "Hometown Kill Box"
Winner Action Feature Screenplay "Nowhere-Ville" Action/Adventure Festival
Los Angeles Pierce College