David C. Velasco

David C. Velasco

Author, Screenwriter and Content Creator

Waterloo, Iowa

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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.

David also creates short videos, sizzle reels and video pitch decks for his various works.

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  • Parageist

    Parageist Fantasy Drama 60 minute drama/fantasy pilot.  Killed in a freak accident and stuck on Earth, a young man’s spirit discovers his death breaks apart two best friends who fell for him and now struggles to set things right believing it’s his ticket out of an Earthly purgatory.

  • The New Bohemians

    The New Bohemians Drama 60 minute drama pilot. A free-spirited woman facing middle-age in middle-America and the eclectic people in her orbit have their lives torn apart by gentrification and a soul crushing redefining of the 21st Century American Dream.

  • 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.

  • The Omegas

    The Omegas Historical Drama As a comet hurtles towards Victorian Earth, a young astronomer faces bias and prophecy as she and a reformed womanizer struggle to help others inform the world of the pending disaster all the while preparing their own, perhaps futile, life after impact.

  • 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.

  • Chasing Humanity

    Chasing Humanity Drama Adventure Ad Astra meets Secession when the fading CEO, guilt-ridden astronaut and secret-laden cadet within a private space firm use the discovery of life on Saturn's moon Titan to regain control of their lives and dreams even if it means destroying both.

  • Dopplegamer

    Dopplegamer Action Sports READY PLAYER ONE meets ROLLERBALL when 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.

  • World Wars

    World Wars Sci-fi Adventure In 1907, a motley group of Æthernauts, bent on avenging the invasion of Earth, struggle to reach Mars using left behind technology only to choose between carrying out their mission or saving the Red Planet.

  • 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.

  • Volte-face

    Volte-face 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.

Awards

  • World Wars- Quarter-Finalists 2024 Emerging Screenwriters Sci-Fi & Fantasy Screenplay Competition

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