Cheryl Boyles

Cheryl Boyles

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Screenwriter, Content Creator, Dialogue Editor, Editor, Script Consultant and Researcher

Tucson, Arizona

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July 2019
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About Cheryl

Long before I could print my name, I was "writing" dialogue. As a child, I did a lot of pretending and talking to myself, but this thrilling process of creating conversation involved editing — the alpha and omega literary love of my life.

The first screenplay I ever read was for the 70s film, "Billy Jack," because the paperback version was literally the movie script. As a 13-year-old kid, this alien style of writing spoke to me on somehow familiar terms, and I said to myself, "I could do that." I married young to escape an abusive household and turned to reading the classics while raising babies because college was out of the question. The thing I loved most about reading was the way I was able to "see the movie" — cast, set, and all — providing the most satisfying (and cheapest!) of escapes and adventures that, in a word, saved me.

Our own deepest truths reveal themselves in the stories we tell. My stories explore relationships I either never understood, or never experienced and wished I'd had. It doesn't get more personal than that, or more universal.

Here to support and collaborate with like-minded people to create through film the LIGHT we want to see in the world.

Unique traits: (fun fact) Bluetooth technology is named after my 31st great-grandfather, Harald I "Blaatand" (Bluetooth) Gormsson, King of Denmark and Norway.

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Loglines

  • Golden

    Golden Budget: $5M - $10M | Historical Drama A failed preacher re-imagines Christianity through making the Golden Rule his life's creed, but unexpected business success runs him afoul of organized labor, threatening to expose in him the same religious hypocrisy he so detests. Alternative loglines: 1) A disillusioned preacher reinvents his faith by making the Golden Rule the governing law in his hastily purchased sweatshop, but unexpected success sets him on a collision course with family, church, workers, and organized labor. 2) An extraordinary spiritual visionary reinvents his faith through living the Golden Rule, building upon it a practical spirituality that stands as an historical testament to equality and brotherhood — in industry, and in the world. 3) Turn of the century prodigal son grows up to publicly challenge Christianity's "failings" by making the Golden Rule the governing law in his sweatshop, putting him at odds with family, church, workers, and organized labor.

  • Pod People

    Pod People Budget: $10M - $30M | Sci-fi Drama An abrasive pop star tortured by a secret past finds love, forgiveness, and healing through the humanness of a little girl hunted by the U.S.'s corporate-corrupted government for exploitable alien technology spliced into her DNA.

Awards

  • (Golden) Selected for Festival — Finish Line Script Competition
    (2019)

  • (Golden) Semi-Finalist — Scriptation Showcase Script Competition
    (2019)

  • (Golden) Austin Film Festival — Second-Rounder
    (2017)

  • (Golden) Selected for Festival — Finish Line Script Competition
    (2017)

  • (Pod People) Selected for Festival — Finish Line Script Competition
    (2017)

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