McKenzie has had multiple reviews on The Black List in the top 5% along with many "Recommends" and "Considers" from popular coverage services. He has placed in writing contests including top 15% of the 2019 Nicholl Fellowship, Quarter Final of Scriptalooza, Quarter Final of StoryPros, and Second Round finalist at Austin Film Festival. He wrote and produced the interactive children's storybook series, The Wired Bunch. With over 200,000 readers, it has a dedicated fanbase. He also worked for the Wagner/Cuban companies working for movie producer and philanthropist, Todd Wagner. McKenzie has written several feature spec scripts and a TV pilot with other projects underway.
The Mandate Sci-fi ⋄ Crime In a world where an ever-present government has a mandate to protect human life at all costs, an outsider adolescent finds herself torn between a father who investigates the rare murders that still occur and a boyfriend who might be evolution's counterbalance - a blood-thirsty mutation of the human race.
The Backslider's Club Budget: $1M - $5M | Crime ⋄ Drama A conflicted psychology professor leads a support group for former religious leaders who are all dealing with troubled pasts -- but realizes that he must confront his buried past that includes a younger brother who orchestrated a mass church shooting.
Good Friday Thriller ⋄ Horror In the late 1980s, a church youth group on an Easter weekend campout in the Tennessee wilderness runs for their lives when a sadistic Satanic coven, there celebrating the death of Christ, viciously hunts them in order to satisfy their need for human sacrifice.
The Barracuda Budget: $30M+ | Thriller ⋄ Drama After a tenacious prosecutor is released from being held captive for fifteen years, he returns to a world where his family has moved on and sets out to find the bastard that locked him up, forcing him to straddle the line of justice and revenge.
Sons of Dixie Budget: $5M - $10M | Crime In the early 1990s, two law enforcement brothers investigate the infiltration of narcotics by a secretive Appalachian cartel into their small Alabama hometown and uncover a connection to their mother’s home video business to the Dixie Mafia, which forces them to choose between badge and blood.
Oral Arguments Budget: $1M - $5M | Crime ⋄ Drama A district attorney and a defense lawyer, who were once married, have their murder cases converge after their witnesses start ending up dead.
Running for Santa Budget: $1M - $5M | Family ⋄ Fantasy After a failed Presidential re-election bid, the chief strategist is approached by Kris Kringle to manage his son's magical campaign to run for Santa against a mysterious challenger with a secret agenda to take over the North Pole and destroy Christmas.
John the Baptist Budget: $1M - $5M | Thriller ⋄ Drama A small-town pastor moves his family to the big city to replace the revered minister of a legendary mega-church in Dallas but finds himself entangled in a dark power struggle and the heated spotlight of right-wing cable news.
A Case of Affluenza Budget: $5M - $10M | Drama ⋄ Crime In 2013, when an affluent white teen drives drunk and kills four people in Texas, his light sentence sparks outrage throughout the country while his parole violation launches an international manhunt.