Noel Thompson

Noel Thompson

Screenwriter

Chicago, Illinois

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August 2020
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About Noel

Screenwriter/Archaeologist/Mom/Adventurer/Sailor

I joined Stage 32 not only to help myself improve, but also to help others. I offer to read scripts, loglines, and pitches. Since joining, I have met the most incredible and creative people who have helped me develop as a screenwriter.

I’ve written over twelve feature screenplays, two shorts, and two TV pilots (action-adventure, epic, thrillers, comedies, especially slapstick). I’m always developing my craft to make my scripts undeniable: reading tons of screenwriting books and scripts, attending classes and webinars, and going to Stage 32 zoom events. I've learned so much and I'm always willing to impart my second-hand knowledge to anyone in need.

Currently in pre-production on my first short (with an amazing director, first AD, and script supervisor that I met through Stage 32), and budgeting out my second short. Both of which I hope to film in 2022 and submit to festivals.

Being from the East Coast, I don’t tend to filter my feedback. I’m very direct and I appreciate direct feedback on my work. My skin is as tough as a Komodo dragon. My nickname is TT for Turbo Thompson because I can churn out work quickly and efficiently. Okay, only one person calls me that, but it's still true! Although lately I've been focusing on quality over quantity and collaboration over stagnation.

Recently, I was living in Buenos Aires, but since the pandemic I’ve been living outside Chicago. I can read Spanish, and almost write a full script in Spanish. I've also lived in Panama, and worked in Spain. I would say my Spanish is at an intermediate level.

I graduated from Boston University and The University of Chicago: Archaeology/Art History/French/Egyptology. I have worked as an archaeologist in Belize, Spain, Egypt, and USA.

I love sailing and took two years off with my family aboard our sailing catamaran to cruise The Bahamas, Jamaica, Panama, and Costa Rica. The highlight was traversing the Panama Canal from the Caribbean to the Pacific Ocean. People often ask me if I've written about those experiences, and despite the life/death nature of our adventures, I have not yet written about it directly, only inspired by. Perhaps one day, someone will want to hear about the home-birthing, home-schooling mom who made her husband quit his job to go be a sailing bum only to deal with fires, squalls, and international authorities.

Send me a message and tell me what you’re working on!

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Loglines

  • Snow Drift

    Snow Drift Budget: $0 - $100K | Thriller A grieving father, a disillusioned barmaid, a sketchy barman, a newlywed couple, and a sheriff converge in a rural bar during a violent snowstorm, but little do they know only four of them will make it out alive. 

  • Sleeper Agent

    Sleeper Agent Budget: $1M - $5M | Action Comedy A case of mistaken identity leads to a night of zany action when an American housewife sleepwalks believing she's a secret agent.

  • Toltec Quest

    Toltec Quest Budget: $10M - $30M | Action Comedy A scientific female archaeologist must trust a mystical ayahuasca message to survive a booby-trapped subterranean cavern system to find a legendary Toltec treasure.

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