David C. Velasco

David C. Velasco

Author and Screenwriter

Waterloo, Iowa

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September 2020
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About David

Getting older since birth, David decided to get busy writing, a passion developed as a teenager. Years of having characters dance around his head became unbearable, writing THE LOFTS (now renamed LIKE A DRUG) and his first sci-fi FUTURECAST.

David grew up in the deserts of New Mexico. After a stint in the US Navy and graduating college, lived in Kansas and California for a few years each. He and his wife spent twelve wonderful years in Springfield, MO where much of his inspiration comes from, and began serious writing. A short story –Fortunate Son, published online at narraratorINTERNATIONAL– received Editor’s Pick.

The ever present desire to create and entertain, he continues other high concept sci-fi projects such as DOPPLEGAMER & SMALL CREATURES, in addition to people-focused dramas. He now delves into screenwriting by adapting LIKE A DRUG (formerly THE LOFTS) to the screen and one hour pilots CHASING HUMANITY and PART TIME HEROES.


  • Part Time Heroes

    Part Time Heroes Sci-fi Fantasy 60 min TV pilot. X men meets Fringe when a cynical bartender and four everyday people struggling for a meaningful life discover they’re superheroes- but only when in Earth’s alternate universe, where they can spend no more than 20 hours at a time, recruited to fight a super villain bent on taking over the parallel planet.

  • The New Bohemians

    The New Bohemians Drama A group of self-proclaimed, 21st Century bohemians struggle with gentrification, redefining the American Dream, and each other, as they navigate the world of a revitalized, less than idealistic, downtown district. 60 minute pilot.

  • Chasing Humanity

    Chasing Humanity Drama Adventure After discovering life on Saturn’s moon Titan, the head-strong founder of a private space firm works relentlessly for a successful manned mission, but challenged by his ambitious nephew looking to take control and fierce suspicion over the find. 60 min serialized drama.

  • Like A Drug

    Like A Drug Budget: $1M - $5M | Drama A lovelorn romantic, wide-eyed dreamer and scorned realist try breaking their loveless past only to discover they’re more addicted to desire than love, a hard habit to break.

  • Dopplegamer (Treatment)

    Dopplegamer (Treatment) Action Sports A once thankless gamer, now the greatest player in a live action battle arena game, wants a return to his old life but struggles with the allure and fame his gaming persona brings.

  • Volte-face (1st 12 pages)

    Volte-face (1st 12 pages) Budget: $1M - $5M | Thriller Drama An international thief kidnaps a cybersecurity wiz for one last job, but still needs him to save herself after discovering he’s a wanted serial killer.


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