Colin Francis Costello

Colin Francis Costello

Screenwriter, Script Consultant, Director and Producer

Los Angeles, California

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About Colin

Disney General Entertainment Writing Program Finalist and WGA-East member Colin Francis Costello is a biracial comedy and genre writer. He has won and finished as a finalist in numerous screenplay contests with his comedy and genre scripts.

The former award-winning advertising copywriter has written two family feature films. 2013's, “Star Wars” - influenced theatrical release, "The Stream" which stands at 93% on Rotten Tomatoes.

After writing two episodes for the PBSKids series, "Moochie Kalala Detective's Club," the educational show was nominated for a Midwest Emmy award. His debut short film, which he wrote and directed, 2018’s "The After Party" has played in 25 festivals internationally and won five. His other short film, 2019’s "Dreamwisher" has won ten awards in the United States and internationally. Colin most recently won Best Director and Best Comedy for an LGBT webseries titled “From Russia with Motive”

Colin’s writing has gotten the attention of In late 2018, he was selected by The Champions’ Program supported by the WGA Committee of Black Writers and designed to obtain writers of color representation or staffed. It was based on his one-hour pilot “Bad Cook” about a Las Vegas sous chef and her rise to becoming a crime boss.

When Colin’s not writing (which is rare), he is an active member of the WGA West Committee of Black Writers, Activities Committee and Genre Committee. Colin volunteers for Young Storytellers, helping Latinx and Black 5th graders develop their screenwriting voices. He also teaches screenwriting at UCLA Extension and is a freelance journalist for Reel 360, an online outlet that covers advertising and entertainment.

Unique traits: My genres include: family comedies, romantic comedies, teens, horror


  • Bedbugs

    Bedbugs Horror. Award-winning script about mutated bugs attacking a small Illinois town. If this script doesn't make your skin crawl, it's on too tight.


  • The After Party

    The After Party (2017)
    Film (short) by Ela Road Films/Colin Costello (Drama, Horror, Mystery and Thriller) Writer A notorious social media queen stops in a bar for a night cap only to encounter a group of bitter women shooting pool and who seem to know more about her than she does about them.

  • Lost n' Found

    Lost n' Found (2017)
    Internet by A Zaffarano Production/Monica Zaffarano (Comedy) Writer In this 2015 LGBT web-sitcom, Marty with the help of her friends, lesbian Harvey, stalker Devon, Sam and cousin Pat, goes on a journey to find true love in Los Angeles. Along the way, she also finds herself.

  • Committed

    Committed (2016)
    Film by Beatnik Films/Terry Ziegelman (Comedy, Romance and Short) Writer In this charity fan film, The Joker and Harley Quinn seek out couple's therapy.

  • Alternate Universe: A Rescue Mission

    Alternate Universe: A Rescue Mission (2016)
    Film by Fresh Films/Estlin Feigley (Adventure, Family and Sci-Fi) Writer Mickey, high-schooler and younger sister Alexis investigate their deceased mother's old string-theory physics project. The results send them to an alternate universe where they are dead but their parents are alive. Adventure ensues as they try to right wrongs, save their parents, and save the universe before the clock runs out.

  • The Great Chicago Adventure

    The Great Chicago Adventure (2015)
    Film (Short and History) Writer Add a Plot »

  • Moochie Kalala Detectives Club

    Moochie Kalala Detectives Club (2015)
    Television (Family) Writer Two young kids form the Moochie Kalala Detectives Club to uncover the truth behind their grandpa's wild stories. Every Saturday, Grandpa (Tim Kazurinsky) comes over and shares a ridiculous story that twists the kids thinking about science. To uncover the real story, the kids head to Museums and Zoos and meet with real scientists to discover the truth. Episodes feature museums and scientists from Adler Planetarium, The Field Museum, John G. Shedd Aquarium, Museum of Science & Industry, Lincoln Park Zoo and Frank Lloyd Wright Trust.

  • Scriptwriters Network Presents: The Stream - A Feature Comedy Detailed Event

    Scriptwriters Network Presents: The Stream - A Feature Comedy Detailed Event (2014)
    Video (Short) Writer Add a Plot »

  • The Stream

    The Stream (2013)
    Film by Dreaming Tree Productions/Estlin Fiegley Screenwriter

  • Little Man of Steel

    Little Man of Steel (2012)
    Film by Zaffarano Productions/Larry Ziegelman Screenwriter

  • Realitory: Welcome to the Machine

    Realitory: Welcome to the Machine (2012)
    Film by Realitory Pictures/ Michael Condro Screenwriter

  • Fade In

    Fade In (2012)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Writer A budding screenwriter faces the most difficult of writer's block.

  • First Kiss

    First Kiss (2008)
    Film (short) by Lloyd Stein Screenwriter


  • Beverly Hillls Film Festival, Finalist, Escape From the Friend Zone

  • Shriekfest, Finalist, Tagged

  • Shriekfest, Semi-Finalist, Overkill

  • Shockfest, Finalist, Tagged

  • Shriekfest Semi-Finalist, Bedbugs

  • Chicago Horror Film Fest Finalist, Bedbugs

  • Scriptapalooza Quarter-Finalist, Bridezilla vs. Deer

  • Next TV Entertainment Quater-Finalist, Shock Therapy

  • LA Film & Script, Best Horror, Sentenced

  • LA Film & Script Fest, Honorable Mention Wish You Were Here

  • Shriekfest Finalist, Sentenced

  • Shiver Films Short Screenplay Contest, 2nd Place, Overkill

  • Filmaka Short Screenplay, Finalist, Hooked

  • Filmmakers Int'l Screenplay Contest, Best Comedy Bridezilla vs. Deer


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