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 from New Mexico State University, 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.


  • The New Bohemians

    The New Bohemians Drama 60 minute drama pilot. An eclectic group of 21st Century bohemians and millennials of a Midwest City struggle with gentrification, redefining the American Dream and choices they never thought they'd have to make in the fight to preserve their lifestyles.

  • Chasing Humanity

    Chasing Humanity Drama Adventure After discovering life on Saturn's moon Titan, three diverse people in a private space firm are torn between the dangers of a manned mission there or letting their troubled pasts destroy them.

  • After Lives

    After Lives Fantasy Drama 60 minute drama/fantasy pilot.  If getting killed and stuck on Earth wasn’t enough, Herón discovers two best friends fell for him, his death breaking them apart, and now he struggles to set things right believing it’s his ticket out of purgatory.

  • Once Upon a Christmas Past

    Once Upon a Christmas Past Budget: $1M - $5M | Fantasy Drama Remembered in high school for putting on the worst Christmas play ever, the same group of adults back home for the holidays find a chance to redeem themselves through a wish they never asked for: to go back and get it right.

  • Like A Drug

    Like A Drug Budget: $100K - $1M | 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.

  • Part Time Heroes

    Part Time Heroes Sci-fi Fantasy 60 min drama pilot. X men meets the Watchmen 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.

  • 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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