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My name is Brian Elias and I am a progressive, creative and inventive writer. Words are my vision and my medium. With an intuitive, perceptive and curious personality, I possess the skills necessary to produce appealing content that capitalizes on the latest trends and interests of an audience at large. I have a strong ability to relate and identify with my audiences and deliver high level readership while drawing in new audiences as well as retaining current readers.
I began doing rewrites for MGM studios when I was 22 years old. Through the years, I have optioned several scripts with major studios and independent film makers and edited two novels.
Most recently, I’ve been developing an action/comedy with Thunder Road Pictures (Sicario, John Wick, Clash of the Titans).
Represented and optioned screenwriting professional seeking to use his skills, experience and ability to rock worlds, move hearts and blow minds with artful and thought provoking storytelling.
Search out and construct meaningful, passionate and spiritual experiences that allow others to examine their own lives, learn deeper truths, while putting their socks back on... because they've just been knocked off by gripping, true to life and flat out delightful stories.
Monmouth University West Long Branch, NJ
Bachelor of Arts (BA) Mass Communication Awarded
Representation: One Entertainment New York, NY 2005-Present
AMERICAN EPIC | Developed with Thunder Road Pictures 2017
In 1759, a dark force is unleashed on the colonies of the would-be United States of America. The people of the frontier are plagued with nightmarish visions of a Horned Serpent and a Black Monolith, which corrupts the minds of men and turns them feral. George Washington, himself, is the chosen one who alone can to save the world, and in the process, reveals the origins of American folklore.
SAY GOODBYE TO HOLLYWOOD | Developed with Hallmark Channel, 2009
A darling yet pretentious actress is about to marry her rap-mogul fiancé, but there is just one problem; she may still be in love with her anti-Hollywood ex-husband.
THE SCOUT | Optioned, 2001
Ash Black, a perceptive but tired former agent is thrust back into action when the man who killed his partner re-emerges to hunt down the last of the human augmenting Element 66, and Ash must overcome a secret corporate army and some long held lies to secure the E-66 and safeguard his country and family.
THE ZEROHERO | Twice Optioned, 2013
A bullied student seeks revenge by plotting to murder the school’s most popular student, but falls in love with his intended victim’s girlfriend instead.
CITY OF DIS | Spec Screenplay, 2015
A reformed, over the hill ex mafia hitman returns to the way of the gun to protect a teenage boy and event the murder of his lover.
HARM’S WAY | Spec Screenplay 2017
When NASCAR driver Harmon James is forced to drive for Ferrari in the world of Formula 1, he has to use his vintage American charm and driving skill to beat his world champion teammate and win the heart of his new boss’s daughter.
THE CHOSEN ONE | Spec Screenplay 2017
Ben, a cocky, brash wizard-hunter enters his worst nightmare when he finds that he is a wizard himself, and now he must join the wizards he hates to rescue his grandfather and save the world from the more powerful Witch Queen.
THE INITIATED | Spec Screenplay, 2015
Rachel, a loner by choice, discovers she has a psychic connection with an abducted boy and seeks to rescue him from the neuroscientist bent on turning him into a weapon.
Freelance Book Editor/ Development Editor Jackson, NJ 2014-Present
Editor - Perform varied tasks for authors depending on the project needs. Such responsibilities include story development and line editing to copy editing and proofreading.
“The Witches Bottle” by William Elias (October 2015)
“Undivided” by Shawn Hyland (November 2015)
Unique traits: high school football coach
The Jersey Devil Budget: $10M - $30M | Horror ⋄ Comedy A reluctant teenager, plagued by her own psychic abilities, must stop the ghost of a satanic teacher from unleashing a demon before all hell breaks loose on the town.
American Epic Budget: $30M+ | Fantasy ⋄ Adventure Set during the French Indian War of 1759, a young Colonel, who blames himself for the death of his men, must defeat demonic forces unleashed on the American Colonies before they control the future of a great nation forever.
The Scout Budget: $1M - $5M | Action When a secret agent sets out for revenge on the man who killed his partner, he uncovers a conspiracy that casts a shadow over his own government agency, and threatens his very life.
Say Goodbye to Hollywood Budget: $1M - $5M | Romance ⋄ Comedy A darling yet pretentious actress is about to marry her rap-mogul fiancé, but there is just one problem; she may still be in love with her anti-Hollywood ex-husband.
Harm's Way Budget: $10M - $30M | Sports After a cocky NASCAR driver loses his fortune, he's forced to race Formula 1, and has to learn the difference between winning the race at all cost or winning the heart of his love.
American Epic - ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship Quarterfinalist
American Epic - ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship Semifinalist