Randy is a full-time screenwriter based in Portugal.
A former senior executive previously living in Tokyo, Randy walked away from a 30-year corporate career that spanned the globe (from France and Spain to China and Japan) to dedicate his time to writing.
Randy has completed two feature-length comedies (“Nazareth High” and “The Expat”), two short scripts (“Surfing in Siargao” and “Seniors Suicide Club”) and most recently a one-hour drama pilot (“Villon”) based on 15th century French poet François Villon. All his work has placed well in competitions.
He is currently doing research for his next feature-length screenplay, a historical biopic set in 19th century Portugal.
Franco-American, Randy is fluent in English and French. He is also proficient in Portuguese and continues to study Japanese. He has also studied Spanish, Russian and German.
Randy combines his language skills and his from-the-inside understanding of different cultures to bring to life stories with a confident and grounded international streak.
Randy earned a Masters in International Business Studies from the University of South Carolina and holds a BA in French from the University of Illinois.
When Randy is not writing, you may find him surfing at his local beach break an hour north of Lisbon, at home baking arguably the finest homemade sourdough bread in all of Portugal, or traveling to places near and far. Unless there is a global pandemic, then it’s either the bread or the surfing.
Seniors Suicide Club Budget: $0 - $100K | Comedy Four octogenarians conspire to leave this world...
Nazareth High Budget: $1M - $5M | Comedy An apocryphal gospel chronicles the riotous exploits of a 16-year old Jesus of Nazareth who is more focused on playing with his band and searching for his lost love, than developing into a divine prophet.
The Expat Budget: $1M - $5M | Comedy An American business executive on track toward his C-suite dream job gets blindsided by an expatriate assignment to Paris where he and his family must now learn to adapt as he tries to satisfy an ever more demanding CEO and CFO.
Surfing in Siargao Budget: $0 - $100K | Comedy Two 50-year old buddies from Chicago head off to a remote island in The Philippines to learn how to surf, battling the weather, each other, and the treacherous coral ocean floor.
Villon Budget: $1M - $5M | Drama 15th century French poet François Villon struggles to check his propensity for lying, cheating, stealing and killing, as he endeavors to stay out of prison, stay alive and prevent his life’s work from falling into oblivion.
Fade In Short Script Competition: Semifinalist for "Surfing in Siargao"
UK Film Festival Short Screenplay Competition: Phase 3 (Top 55) for "Surfing in Siargao"
UK Film Festival Short Screenplay Competition: Phase 3 (Top 55) for "Seniors Suicide Club"
Creative Screenwriting Unique Voices: Semifinalist for "The Expat"
Screencraft Comedy Screenplay Competition: Quarterfinalist for "The Expat"
Fade In Comedy Screenplay Competition: Semifinalist for "The Expat"
Austin Film Festival - Script Competition: Second Rounder for "Villon"
Page Turner Awards - Finalist for "Villon"
Austin Film Festival - Script Competition: Second Rounder for "Nazareth High"
Final Draft's Big Break Screenwriting Contest: Quarterfinalist for "Nazareth High"