L. Andrew Cooper

L. Andrew Cooper

Screenwriter and Author

North Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California

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About L.

Since 2018, L. Andrew Cooper has written more than 25 scripts, a mix of features and shorts spanning thriller to comedy, drama to horror. So far, most have brought home laurels, many from multiple competitions. Before the current obsession, Cooper used his degrees from Harvard (B.A.) and Princeton (Ph.D.) to teach courses in Film Studies on all levels. He has published ten books, most of them good. For the most up-to-date list of Cooper's scripts and awards, please visit the "Screenplay info" link below.

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  • Agave Agape

    Agave Agape Budget: $100K - $1M | Sci-fi Horror When a young gay man rents an apartment in a house where an eccentric scientist lives with her daughter, who has an odd relationship with the poison plants in their garden, he must resist taking part in their murderous designs or lose control of his life completely.

  • Boy in the Lake

    Boy in the Lake Budget: $1M - $5M | Horror An imaginative black teenage girl encounters a beautiful, supernatural, white young man who lives in a lake, but as she pursues him, she unwinds a history of occult activity tied to the lake and to the multiplying copies of the young man wreaking havoc all around her.

  • Calling Cards

    Calling Cards Budget: $0 - $100K | Drama Thriller A lonely ex-professor receives a visit from a charming former student who performs a magic card trick that shows different ways, delightful and disastrous, that the evening could reshape their lives.

  • Come Alive

    Come Alive Budget: $1M - $5M | Comedy Sci-fi A middle-aged gay couple’s attempt to rekindle their relationship turns into an absurd, hormone-fueled quest to defeat alien invaders and save a new LGBTQ society.

  • Crazy Time

    Crazy Time Budget: $5M - $10M | Horror A traumatized woman’s belief that she suffers from a Biblical curse launches a quest in which she follows psychics, Satanists, preachers, and corporate executives toward an apocalyptic showdown with God.

  • The Dark Tetrad

    The Dark Tetrad Budget: $100K - $1M | Thriller Horror A gay man whose life is already in shambles attracts the interest of a young female serial killer who murders people around him, focusing suspicion on him while forcing a reckoning with his dark impulses.

  • End of the Book

    End of the Book Budget: $1M - $5M | Horror After unleashing monsters from cursed books, six teenagers must fight to survive a night locked in the shifting aisles of a labyrinthine haunted library.

  • Familiar

    Familiar Budget: $5M - $10M | Horror When a black woman’s nephew is murdered by police, she uses an enchanted necklace that links her to a monstrous “familiar” who grants her wish for vengeance but creates an escalating cycle of violence.

  • From the Walls

    From the Walls Budget: $5M - $10M | Horror Fantasy When a new arrival at a mental institution joins other patients in tracking down what they believe is a conspiracy involving the hospital staff, a mysterious basement, and shared hallucinations, she becomes part of mind-shattering and deadly events that could consume her.

  • Idolatry

    Idolatry Budget: $1M - $5M | Horror When a naïve college student becomes fixated on the leader of a notorious literary magazine, he risks getting lost in a world of decadent brutality and stylized murder.

  • Interview with an Alien!

    Interview with an Alien! Budget: $1M - $5M | Sci-fi Drama A woman who shares her body with a collective of microscopic aliens tells a life story intricately woven into sixty years of history, explaining why she will or won’t turn her back on Earth.

  • Leanne's Man

    Leanne's Man Budget: $100K - $1M | Comedy As two nervous gay dads see their bright daughter through a series of dates from high school to college and beyond, they must balance their absurd overprotectiveness with recognition of her growing independence.

  • The Masses

    The Masses Budget: $1M - $5M | Horror A strong-minded woman struggles to save her family as infectious tumors lead her town into a fascist nightmare.

  • Miasma

    Miasma Budget: $0 - $100K | Horror As foul fumes fill their house, a couple in a strained marriage must fight through sickness, hallucinations, and violent impulses to save their children and escape.

  • The Middle Reaches

    The Middle Reaches Budget: $1M - $5M | Horror Fantasy When five friends reunite to seek the truth about the otherworldly place where their high school friend disappeared more than a decade earlier, they journey into a dark realm of sex, violence, and creatures hungry to keep them forever.

  • The Neighbors

    The Neighbors Budget: $100K - $1M | Thriller Horror When an insurrection led by white nationalists affects the entire United States, an interracial couple in the suburbs must fight off deadly attacks from their neighbors.

  • Sam the Rhino

    Sam the Rhino Budget: $1M - $5M | Thriller Film-noir A trans private eye’s search for his missing mother leads him into a web of intrigue with a wealthy family who may kill each other—and him—before they can help him find his mom.

  • Silence

    Silence Budget: $0 - $100K | Horror After an insecure woman visits an unusual house, the people in her life gradually disappear.

  • The Teenage Tasting Collective

    The Teenage Tasting Collective Budget: $100K - $1M | Drama When the soul of their group disappears, five teenage friends embark on a “summer of dissipation,” trying to stay together while grief is tearing them apart.

  • Their Father's World

    Their Father's World Budget: $5M - $10M | Horror After they naively try to resurrect their father by opening a door between worlds, three long-sequestered sisters face supernatural and psychological attacks based on their family history while trying to escape their haunted house.

  • Trouble at Home

    Trouble at Home Budget: $0 - $100K | Drama When troubled siblings return to their childhood home to visit their mother, they confront her about a lifetime of abuse, but when she becomes violent, they tie her to the bed, pushing acrimony to life-threatening extremes.

  • Wonder Drugs

    Wonder Drugs Budget: $5M - $10M | Drama A woman with a mental illness tries new drug therapies and goes on a hallucinatory journey—through a giant garden, a mall in the clouds, a live volcano, and more—in search of a whole, stable sense of self.

Awards

  • Semi-Finalist, Hollywood Dreams IFF (Boy in the Lake)
    (2021)

  • Quarter-Finalist, Page Turner Screenplay Competition (Boy in the Lake)
    (2021)

  • Finalist, The Great American Script Contest (Calling Cards)
    (2021)

  • Official Selection, SoCal Film Awards (Calling Cards)
    (2021)

  • Best Feature, Psychological Thriller, Silver State FF (Calling Cards)
    (2021)

  • Quarter-Finalist, Hollywood Dreams IFF (The Dark Tetrad)
    (2021)

  • Best YA Horror Feature Screenplay, Golden State FF, 2021 (End of the Book)
    (2021)

  • Official Selection, LA International Horror FF (Familiar)
    (2021)

  • Semi-Finalist, Los Angeles Crime and Horror FF (Familiar)
    (2021)

  • Quarter-Finalist, Chicago Screenplay Awards (Familiar)
    (2021)

  • Best Horror Feature Screenplay, Austin After Dark FF (Idolatry)
    (2021)

  • Semi-Finalist, Hollywood Dreams IFF (Idolatry)
    (2021)

  • Official Selection, LA International Horror FF (Idolatry)
    (2021)

  • Quarter-Finalist, ScreenCraft Comedy Competition (Leanne's Man(
    (2021)

  • Semi-Finalist, 25th Annual Fade In Awards Comedy Competition (Leanne's Man)
    (2021)

  • Official Selection, LGBTQ Unbordered IFF (Leanne's Man)
    (2021)

  • Official Selection, Action on Film Megafest (Leanne's Man)
    (2021)

  • Official Selection, Underground Indie FF (The Masses)
    (2021)

  • Finalist, Best Horror Feature Screenplay, Austin After Dark FF (Miasma)
    (2021)

  • Semi-Finalist, Filmmatic Horror Screenplay Awards (Miasma)
    (2021)

  • Semi-Finalist, Stage 32 5th Annual Sci-Fi/Fantasy Screenwriting Contest (The Middle Reaches)
    (2021)

  • Finalist, Best Horror Feature Screenplay, Oregon Scream Week Horror FF (Their Father's World)
    (2021)

  • Official Selection, Screamwriting Festival (Their Father's World)
    (2021)

  • Semi-Finalist, New York International Screenplay Awards (Trouble at Home)
    (2021)

  • Finalist/Nominee, Best Writing, Close Up: San Francisco Short FF (Silence)
    (2021)

  • Semi-Finalist, Your Script Produced! Studios: Season 2 (Silence)
    (2021)

  • Quarter-Finalist, Miami Screenplay Awards (The Dark Tetrad)
    (2021)

  • Gold Award, LGBTQ-Unbordered IFF (Leanne's Man)
    (2021)

  • Official Selection, Marina del Rey FF (The Dark Tetrad)
    (2021)

  • Best Alien Encounter Feature Screenplay, Miami International Sci-Fi FF (Interview with an Alien!)
    (2021)

  • Quarter-Finalist, Filmmatic Drama Screenplay Awards (Trouble at Home)
    (2021)

  • Runner-Up, Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy Script, Action on Film IFF (Interview with an Alien!)
    (2021)

  • Nominee, Best Thriller/Horror Script, Action on Film IFF (The Neighbors)
    (2021)

  • Best Thriller/Horror Script, Hollywood Dreams IFF (The Dark Tetrad)
    (2021)

  • Best Screenplay, Conquering Disabilities with Film IFF (Trouble at Home)
    (2021)

  • Official Selection, Hollywood Horrorfest (The Neighbors)
    (2021)

  • Best Horror Script, Hollywood Horrorfest (The Middle Reaches)
    (2021)

  • Finalist, Boston Screenplay Awards (The Dark Tetrad)
    (2021)

  • Semi-Finalist, Filmmatic Comedy Screenplay Awards (Leanne's Man)
    (2021)

  • Selection, New York City International Screenplay Awards (The Neighbors)
    (2021)

  • Selection, Shockfest FF (The Neighbors)
    (2021)

  • Semi-Finalist, Other Worlds FF / Under Worlds FF (Agave Agape)
    (2021)

  • Selection, The Santa Barbara International Screenplay Awards (The Middle Reaches)
    (2021)

  • Quarter-finalist, Screenwriters' Network Screenplay Competition (Calling Cards)
    (2020)

  • Finalist, South Carolina Underground Film Festival (Come Alive)
    (2020)

  • Semi-Finalist, RAINBOW Cinema Awards (Come Alive)
    (2020)

  • Official Selection, Action on Film Megafest (Come Alive)
    (2020)

  • Winner, Live Reading, FEEDBACK LBGT Toronto FF (Come Alive)
    (2020)

  • 2nd Place, Fade In Awards Thriller Competition (Crash Cafe)
    (2020)

  • Official Selection, Hollywood Dreams IFF (Crash Cafe)
    (2020)

  • Finalist, FilmQuest (Crazy Time)
    (2020)

  • Official Selection, Shockfest Horror Library (The Masses)
    (2020)

  • Honorable Mention, Hollywood Horrorfest (The Masses)
    (2020)

  • Official Selection, Austin After Dark Film Festival (The Masses)
    (2020)

  • Honorable Mention, The International Horror Hotel (The Masses)
    (2020)

  • Nominee, Best Feature Script, Independent Horror Movie Awards (Miasma)
    (2020)

  • Official Selection, Action on Film Megafest (Miasma)
    (2020)

  • Official Selection, Filmmatic Drama Screenplay Awards (The Phantom Cuckoo)
    (2020)

  • Silver Award Winner, LGBTQ Unbordered International FF (Sam the Rhino)
    (2020)

  • Gold Award Winner, LA Neo Noir Novel, Film, and Script Festival (Sam the Rhino)
    (2020)

  • Semi-Finalist, RAINBOW Cinema Awards (Sam the Rhino)
    (2020)

  • Semi-Finalist, Action-Adventure, Creative World Awards (Sam the Rhino)
    (2020)

  • 1st Place, Suspense-Thriller, Indie Gathering International Film Festival (Sam the Rhino)
    (2020)

  • Semi-Finalist, New York City International Screenplay Awards (Sam the Rhino)
    (2020)

  • Semi-Finalist, Stage 32 7th Annual Search for New Blood Screenwriting Contest (Their Father's World)
    (2020)

  • Official Selection, Hollywood Dreams IFF (Undying)
    (2020)

  • Best Feature (Written Word) Conquering Disabilities with Film IFF (Wonder Drugs)
    (2020)

  • Overcomer Award, Conquering Disabilities with Film IFF (Wonder Drugs)
    (2020)

  • Official Selection, Hollywood Screenings FF (Wonder Drugs)
    (2020)

  • Semi-Finalist, Los Angeles CineFest (Wonder Drugs)
    (2020)

  • Semi-Finalist, Filmmatic Short Screenplay Awards (Hidden Subjects)
    (2020)

  • 2nd Place, Supernatural Short Script, Hollywood Horrorfest (Silence)
    (2020)

  • Finalist, Best Feature Screenplay, The Thing in the Basement Horror Fest (End of the Book)
    (2020)

  • Official Selection, Shockfest FF (Crazy Time)
    (2020)

  • Semi-Finalist, Zed Fest FF & Screenplay Competition (Crazy Time)
    (2020)

  • Semi-Finalist, Los Angeles Crime and Horror FF (End of the Book)
    (2020)

  • Honorable Mention, WriteMovies Screenwriting Contest (Idolatry)
    (2020)

  • Official Selection, Shockfest FF (The Masses)
    (2020)

  • Best Overall Screenplay, The Indie Gathering IFF (Sam the Rhino)
    (2020)

  • Finalist, 13Horror.com Film & Screenplay Contest (Their Father's World)
    (2020)

  • Semi-Finalist, Lit Scares International Horror Festival (Their Father's World)
    (2020)

  • Finalist, WriteMovies Horror Award (Undying)
    (2019)

  • Finalist, 13HORROR.COM Film &Screenplay Contest (Undying)
    (2019)

  • Finalist, Big Apple FF (Undying)
    (2019)

  • Official Selection, Marina Del Rey FF (Wonder Drugs)
    (2019)

  • Official Selection, Chicago Screenplay Awards (Wonder Drugs)
    (2019)

  • 3rd Place, Outre, Hollywood Horrorfest (Charlie's Mother)
    (2019)

  • Semi-Finalist, ScreenCraft Shorts Competition (Complicity)
    (2019)

  • Finalist, 13HORROR.COM Film & Screenplay Contest (Selfie Stick)
    (2019)

  • Finalist, Hollywood Just4Shorts Film and Screenplay Competition (Silence)
    (2019)

  • Finalist, Hollywood Just4Shorts Film and Screenplay Competition (Tapestry)
    (2019)

  • Official Selection Action on Film Megafest (Unreal Anthony)
    (2018)

  • 2nd Place, Drama, Indie Gathering International FF (Unreal Anthony)
    (2018)

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