L. Andrew Cooper

L. Andrew Cooper

Screenwriter and Author

North Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California

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November 2020
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About L.

Since 2018, L. Andrew Cooper has written more than 20 scripts, a mix of features and shorts spanning thriller to comedy, drama to horror. So far, 18 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.

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  • Calling Cards

    Calling Cards Budget: $0 - $100K | Drama When a lonely ex-professor receives a visit from a charming former student, a magic trick with playing cards makes the evening develop in five different ways, putting their careers, their love lives, and even their survival at stake.

  • Come Alive

    Come Alive Budget: $1M - $5M | Adventure Comedy 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.

  • Crash Cafe

    Crash Cafe Budget: $100K - $1M | Thriller A deranged but calculating man takes the customers in a café hostage by poisoning them and withholding the antidote, forcing each hostage to decide how much control to surrender in order to make it out alive.

  • 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.

  • End of the Book

    End of the Book Budget: $1M - $5M | Horror When six teenagers participate in an illicit overnight lock-in at a haunted library, reading from the wrong books unleashes monsters that they must fight to survive until morning.

  • Idolatry

    Idolatry Budget: $1M - $5M | Horror When a naïve college student becomes fixated on the leader of a notorious literary magazine, he spirals into a world of obscure drugs, brutal sex, and sensationalized 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.

  • The Masses

    The Masses Budget: $1M - $5M | Horror As the people of a small town succumb to infectious tumors that change their behavior, a strong-minded woman tries to save her children from the fascist nightmare that her husband and other townsfolk are creating.

  • Miasma

    Miasma Budget: $100K - $1M | 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 odd sisters face a supernatural onslaught while trying to escape their haunted house.

  • 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.

  • Silence

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

Awards

  • 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, AOF 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)

  • Official Selection, 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, AOF Megafest (Miasma)
    (2020)

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

  • Official Selection, 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)

  • 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 AOF Megafest (Unreal Anthony)
    (2018)

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

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