Dr. Melissa Caudle, AKA Dr. Mel, is an award-winning American author of more than a dozen books, fiction and non-fiction, and an award-winning screenwriter. She is also the Senior Editor at Absolute Author Publishing House and has helped hundreds of authors reach their publishing dreams. She is best known for the novels "The Keystroke Killer: Transcendence," "Never Stop Running," "Secret Romances," and "A.D.A.M. The Beginning of Life," which all became bestsellers, and then Dr. Mel converted them into screenplays. She has won over 25 screenwriting contests in both feature and short categories. Her children's animation script, "The Creek Dweller in the Bayou," won nine screenwriting contests and is now in production with 311 Studios in her first animation short film. Another bestseller for Dr. Mel is her book series for screenwriters. The series includes quick guidebooks for screenwriters on developing and using a beat sheet, writing a logline, synopsis, and creating a one-pager for screenplays. She also has published two books for filmmakers and reality show creators to raise funds for their projects, having worked in the film industry for fifteen years. She started as a background actor, and quickly became a SAG actress, and then started working as a production crew member in various roles: production assistant, celebrity personal assistant, director’s assistant, script supervisor, 1st AD, production coordinator, and producer in both films and reality shows.
As an artist, Dr. Mel illustrated six adult coloring books in her series Abstract Faces, including several of her favorite art creations. She describes her style of art as a mixture between Picasso and Salvador Dali. She uses professional markers, acrylic paints, and watercolors. Another side to Dr. Mel is her love for music. At the age of eight, she began taking viola lessons and played in her school’s orchestra. Soon after, she learned the cello and the violin. As an adult, she taught herself to play the piano. Her love for music inspired her to compose songs. She has several albums under Mystic Towers and has composed original scores for independent films and dozens of book trailers.
When she is not writing or drawing, she loves to go to the New Orleans Saints games, ballroom dance, swim, camping, and spend time with her family. Her goal is to keep living life to the fullest and cherish every moment with her family. Screenplays include Dragonfly Principal, Auditing Richard Biggs, The Angelics, Dreamweaver, A.D.A.M., The Keystroke Killer, Never Stop Running, MK-ULTRA, The Creek Dweller, Secret Romances, and many more.
For more information, check out Caudle’s website at .
Unique traits: People say I have stunning eyes as they are green trimmed in cobalt blue.
Never Stop Running Budget: $5M - $10M | Thriller ⋄ Drama In this thought-provoking psychological thriller, a school teacher makes a stunning discovery that may unlock the greatest mystery of life – reincarnation. Never Stop Running is a mental-time travel suspense thriller about Jackie, 33, who suffers from retrograde amnesia and turns to a regression hypnotherapist to regain her lost memories. She wants nothing more than to remember her past to save her marriage and family. The outcome isn’t what she expects as she starts reliving her past lives. Armed with the knowledge of her past lives’ deaths and how they occur, she searches for answers, creating a moral and inner conflict about reincarnation, fate, and destiny destroying her marriage. The only thing that scares her more is her husband, who she fears will kill her as she has seen in each past lives' tragic deaths – always where she runs to escape. Will history repeat itself, or will she be able to break the chain? .
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