Screenwriter and other in Sacramento, California
-Had seven plays produced. Three off-Broadway, one in San Francisco and three others in small theaters.
-Had one play published. Star Trip The X Generation - Contemporary Drama Service.
I have used a variety of pen names for various reasons:
MALCOLM DALLAS - The Zodiac Cult Murders - Guild Press/Xlibris.
Sold many stories to men’s b-level, ribald magazines and women’s “True” Romance magazines. Lot of fun, not much money.
EARLY SANTEE - Six Notch Road (The Joshua Trail Trilogy) Oz-Osteen Zalar Publishing.
Beloved Vagabond Oz-Osteen Zalar Publishing.
H. L. Osteen - A Yellow Cotton Dress - Oz-Osteen Zalar Publishing.
Lew Osteen - Kill Me Another Day - currently in submission process.
I am an award-winning, optioned and produced screenwriter. I have completed 15 feature length screenplays and 5 shorts.
Finalist 2008 International Family Film Festival
Finalist 2010 Norcal Screenplay Awards
Finalist 2010 Creative World Awards
Finalist 2010 Go Green Screenplay Awards
Winner 2008 Best Screenplay So. Cal. Film Festival
Winner 2008 WORLDFEST Platinum Remi award
Winner 2010 WORLDFEST Platinum Remi Award
Winner 2011 WORLDFEST Silver Remi Award
Winner 2014 Best Shorts Competition
Optioned 2010 Mike Wilson Productions
Optioned 201l Jodie Fleming Productions
Optioned 2012 Johnny Murillo Productions
Optioned 2013 David Lawlor Productions
Produced 2012 Vince Dee Miles Productions
Produced 2013 Vince Dee Miles Productions
Produced 2014 Vince Dee Miles Productions
Produced 2014 Matt Salvo Productions
Produced 2014 Evil Grin Productions
I love to write and have been fortunate to achieve some success in most writing mediums. I am now committed to being a successful fiction writer having just completed the first book in my Deke Matthews Detective series, KILL ME ANOTHER DAY and have already started the second book, A PERFECT POISON - Anya in America.
I am a gregarious, high energy, semi-handsome, somewhat modest, quick study and a man of my word. Currently single and with two grown children, my work is my life - with an occasional wine-tasting trip and San Francisco weekend with good company.
I have been blessed to meet many wonderful people from all over the world. My most joyful writing experience was being a young playwright in New York. They were short plays in small theaters, but the producers, audience and crew treated me like royalty.
I have had my share of rejection blues and painful writer’s blocks, but overall I have enjoyed the journey and look forward to whatever is down that “... road less traveled.”
If you are looking for a Professional Wordsmith, let’s have a glass of good wine and talk about it.
Urban's Hero (2015)
Broken Wand... Broken Hearts (2014)
The Role of the POTUS Ball (2013)
If We Really Loved Each Other (2012)
FINALIST 2008 INTERNATIONAL FAMILY FILM FESTIVAL FINALIST 2010 NORCAL SCREENPLAY AWARDS FINALIST 2010 CREATIVE WORLD AWARDS FINALIST 2010 GO GREEN SCREENPLAY AWARDS WINNER 2008 BEST SCREENPLAY SO/CAL FILM FESTIVAL WINNER 2008 WORLDFEST PLATIN
FINALIST 2008 INTERNATIONAL FAMILY FILM FESTIVAL FINALIST 2010 NORCAL SCREENPLAY AWARDS FINALIST 2010 CREATIVE WORLD AWARDS FINALIST 2010 GO GREEN SCREENPLAY AWARDS WINNER 2008 BEST SCREENPLAY SO/CAL FILM FESTIVAL WINNER 2008 WORLDFEST PLATINUM
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