Noel Thompson

Noel Thompson

Screenwriter

Chicago, Illinois

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August 2020
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About Noel

Screenwriter/Archaeologist/Mom/Adventurer/Sailor

Currently slated to have my thriller short filmed in Houston in March 2024 with an amazing team. Also, in pre-production for a drama short to be filmed in July 2024 in New York City. It looks like I'll be on the film festival circuit in 2025!

Over the past year, I've been living and writing (and tango dancing) in Buenos Aires, but otherwise I live in the Chicago suburbs.

I joined Stage 32 not only to help myself improve, but also to help others. Since joining, I have met the most incredible and creative people who have helped me develop as a screenwriter. When I'm not on Stage 32 learning something new, I co-host a monthly Zoom Table Read group, which allows screenwriters to hear their words come to life.

I’ve written over fifteen feature screenplays, four shorts, and two TV pilots (psychological thrillers, action-adventure, epic, and comedy). 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 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 the USA.

I've learned so much and I'm always willing to impart my second-hand knowledge to anyone in need. 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.

I can speak, read, and write in Spanish. I have a psychological thriller short that I have written in Spanish that I hope to film. And a feature that I've written in English that I hope to film in Buenos Aires. I've also lived in Panama, and worked in Spain. Overall, I would say my Spanish is at an intermediate level.

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. This trip inspired my action-adventure script, Lock Down. Despite my exciting world travels, I usually only use those experiences for inspiration. 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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  • 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.

  • Jeannieology

    Jeannieology Budget: $1M - $5M | Comedy Two bickering sisters unwittingly re-ignite a decades-old mafia blood vendetta when they attempt to bury their mother’s ashes in the family crypt in Sicily.

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