I live in South Africa. My writing partner is Lee Ann Riddle from USA, and we have been writing together since 2003 and finally took the plunge into producing in 2019.
We are currently in post-production with our short film "My neighbor Earl" (2020). Progress can be followed on imdb.com and Facebook.
Our short screenplay "6 Equals 9" has been picked up for production by Ron Harris of Stargazersfilmco on Script Revolution.
Our feature screenplay "Call of the Crazy" was selected as finalist in the Pitch Now Screenplay Competition.
"Wages of Sin", a horror we were hired to work on by Aaron Robson was released on DVD in 2007. It received a nomination for the Shockerfest International Film Festival.
Our short screenplay "Luck of the Draw" produced and directed by SJ Munoz Main from Tica Productions, starring Chris Mulkey, James Duval and Kristoffer Winters. . This short is now available on Shorts TV. It was accepted into the "Dallas Film Festival", "Jackson Hole Film Festival", "Palm Springs Film Festival" and the "Rhode Island Film Festival" The screenplay for Luck also won 2nd place in the Writesafe Second Quarter 2005 contest.
Unproduced feature screenplay wins
- "Call of the Crazy" was selected as finalist in the Pitch Now Screenplay Competition 2019.
- "Flight of the Dragonfly' – Drama in collaboration with SJ Main of Tica Productions - 2nd (finalist) in the drama category of the International Family Film Festival and was 1 of 25 semi-finalists in the Domani Vision Film Festival
- 'B.ustin' U.nidentified D.udes' - Scifi comedy - Finalist in 'Writesafe 1st Quarter 2005' contest
- 'Operation Santa Claus' - Drama Comedy - Semi-Finalist in 'Writesafe 4th Quarter 2005' contest
- 'Ghostwriter' Teenage drama - was a Finalist in 'Writesafe 4th Quarter 2005' contest
- 'Wide Open' – Drama- won Honorable Mention in 'Spec Scriptacular South Africa' contest
- We received "finalist" (2nd) in the drama category of the "International Family Film Festival" for "Flight of the Dragonfly", a collaboration with SJ Main.
- 'Tokoloshe' placed 5th in 'Writesafe 3rd Quarter 2004' contest
- ”Call of the Crazy' won Honorable mention in 'Writesafe 3rd Quarter 2004' contest
- 'Death Midwives' was a Finalist in the 'Writesafe 4th Quarter 2004' contest
- 'Seven Trumpets' was a Finalist in 'Writesafe 4th Quarter 2004'contest
Unproduced short screenplay wins
- "Ghost o'clock" was selected as semi-finalist in New York City International Screenplay awards 2019.
- 'Earl' was a Semi-Finalist in 'Writesafe 1st Quarter 2005' contest
- 'Dead of the Night' placed 3rd in the First Heat of NYCMidnight contest 2004
Rewind Drama Three friends struggle to keep their tragic lives secret while trying to reconnect at their high school reunion.
Deception Thriller ⋄ Drama A man tries to piece together the puzzle of who attempted to murder his wife, when she reappears seven years later, accusing him.
Call of the Crazy Horror ⋄ Drama A psychiatrist is held captive in an asylum until he has freed the spirits hungering for a healing they never found in life.
Predisposition Horror A doctor struggles with his evil doppelganger to learn the truth about their genetic past.
B.U.D. – Bustin’ Unidentified Dudes Sci-fi ⋄ Comedy When a teen is blamed for his date's abduction, he sets out to find her and prove that aliens don't exist.
Big Fat Fairytale Adventure ⋄ Animation An overweight tooth fairy leads a group of disgruntled unemployed fairies into a battle to regain their rightful positions.
Operation Santa Claus Drama ⋄ Family A rebellious teen, forced to visit with her estranged father for Christmas, suspects him of running a covert operation.
Dauphin Island Drama ⋄ Fantasy A young woman's life, scarred by abuse and oppression, changes when she reunites with the man who has haunted her since childhood.
The Orb Horror A mourning mother places her family at risk when moving them into a haunted house to delve into her obsession with paranormal investigation.
Blindman's Bluff Budget: $0 - $100K | Comedy ⋄ Drama Much to his wife’s delight, a blind old man’s cunning trickery backfires when he behaves inappropriately towards his caregiver.
Cutting Edge Budget: $0 - $100K | Comedy ⋄ Drama When an inebriated self-proclaimed hero saves a woman on the edge, her response is not what he expects.
Dead of the Night Budget: $0 - $100K | Horror When Late Night Talk Radio listeners report horrific events, the disbelieving host finds herself haunted by the same evil force.
The Farmers Budget: $0 - $100K | Horror ⋄ Comedy An elderly couple confront unresolved rivalry when they receive a visit from an estranged family member.
Love for Christmas Animation ⋄ Family When Santa Claus loses his Christmas spirit, he receives some loving assistance from Cupid.
Unholy Union Budget: $0 - $100K | Horror ⋄ Comedy A wife's demonic behavior forces her husband to seek holy help.
The Unemployed Budget: $0 - $100K | Comedy ⋄ Drama A couple's loyalty is put to the test when they both face unemployment.
The Mourning After Budget: $0 - $100K | Drama A young mom and a carefree petrol head both suffer with personal defeat after severe losses resulting from the same tragic incident.
Wrong Directions Budget: $0 - $100K | Comedy ⋄ Drama An elderly couple endanger themselves by refusing to update their technology.
Born to be Wild Budget: $0 - $100K | Comedy Grandma gets what Grandma wants .
Man's World Budget: $0 - $100K | Sci-fi ⋄ Comedy In a world where only men are free, women find a way to survive.
High life after dark Budget: $0 - $100K | Thriller ⋄ Comedy A woman's paranoia is heightened by her pot smoking when an unknown intruder breaks in.
Ghost o'clock Budget: $0 - $100K | Fantasy Ghost hunters cheat time to capture the money shot.
Six equals Nine Budget: $0 - $100K | Comedy ⋄ Crime A cash drop off to apartment six goes horribly right when it should have been made to number nine.
Mysterious ways Budget: $0 - $100K | Thriller ⋄ Drama Out of desperation, a boy from an abusive home translates a Bible scripture after Church literally and tests God existence to save him.
Sinner’s Prayer Budget: $0 - $100K | Horror ⋄ Fantasy A priest's prayers become reality when judgement is personified.
Bum's Rush Budget: $0 - $100K | Crime ⋄ Drama A grandfather's moral values are put to the test when he has to choose between bailing out his criminal granddaughter or paying her dues.
Games people play Budget: $0 - $100K | Comedy ⋄ Drama Battle lines are drawn when a couple collides in a supermarket.
A Child's Closet Budget: $0 - $100K | Horror ⋄ Fantasy A child's greatest fear is what hides in the closet
Death becomes her Budget: $0 - $100K | Drama Family members cope in different ways with regrets and hindsight after a terrible tragedy.
It's a living Budget: $0 - $100K | Drama Financial hardship forces a wife to the streets to find trash for her husband to turn into treasures
Calling the Dead Budget: $0 - $100K | Horror A dad shows his disbelieving family how to call up the dead.
The Curse Budget: $0 - $100K | Drama A peasant woman vows to get revenge on the aristocrat who kills her lover.
Woman's Work Budget: $0 - $100K | Drama An overworked housewife uses an intentional mistake to teach her overbearing husband a lesson.
'Earl' was a Semi-Finalist in 'Writesafe 1st Quarter 2005'
'Wide Open' – Drama- won Honorable Mention in 'Spec Scriptacular South Africa'
'Ghostwriter' Teenage drama - was a Finalist in 'Writesafe 4th Quarter 2005'
'Operation Santa Claus' - Drama Comedy - Semi-Finalist in 'Writesafe 4th Quarter 2005'
'B.ustin' U.nidentified D.udes' - Scifi comedy - Finalist in 'Writesafe 1st Quarter 2005'
"Flight of the Dragonfly' – 2nd Place Drama in International Family Festival
"Flight of the Dragonfly' – Semi-finalist Domani Film Festival
'Luck of the Draw' - 2nd in 'Writesafe 2nd Quarter 2005' contest
'Tokoloshe' placed 5th in 'Writesafe 3rd Quarter 2004' contest
”Call of the Crazy' won Honorable mention in 'Writesafe 3rd Quarter 2004'
'Dead of the Night' placed 3rd in the First Heat of NYCMidnight contest
'Seven Trumpets' was a Finalist in 'Writesafe 4th Quarter 2004'
'Death Midwives' was a Finalist in the 'Writesafe 4th Quarter 2004'