Matthew Parvin

Matthew Parvin

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Screenwriter, Content Creator, Editor, Playwright, Researcher, Script Consultant and Story Analyst

Canton, Michigan

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About Matthew

A high school English teacher by day, screenwriter by night.

I've been teaching English/Language Arts/Composition/American and World Literature, as well as Social Studies (History, Economics, Civics, Geography) for 20+ years.

I've been writing screenplays, short fiction, and poetry seriously since 1993. My writing journey has been, as John Lennon wrote, "a long and winding road". Until this past October, I had absolutely no confidence in my writing ability, but it was part of who I was. I couldn't give it up, even though I NEVER showed my product to anyone. No one in the business, no one I knew. My own family barely knew I wrote creatively. I was so frightened someone would confirm my fears and tell me to stop, give up; that I was no good. That all changed in October.

I met my mentor and a friend who, through his platform "The Failed Filmmaker" shepherded me through a writing process and empowered me to be who I always wanted to be: a writer. For that, and for the gift of confidence in myself, I'm forever grateful to Sean LaFollette.

So, here I am! I write everyday. I'm proud of what I write, enjoying the creative process. I'm looking forward to connecting, possibly collaborating, and being part of a community of writers and filmmakers. Let's create something!

Unique traits: Taught MIddle School/High School English/Language Arts/Literature/Drama/Composition and Social Studies for 20+ years.

Loglines

  • Helvete

    Helvete Budget: $1M - $5M | Thriller Horror An American exchange student studying in Norway and her black metal obsessed cousin are stalked by a corpse-painted serial killer through 1990's Oslo.

  • Villette

    Villette Budget: $5M - $10M | Historical Drama Lucy Snowe navigates 19th century society, the intrigues of a French boarding school and the passion of several suitors as she grows from orphan to teacher to, eventually, herself. Based on the novel by Charlotte Bronte.

  • becoming

    becoming Budget: $100K - $1M | Romance Drama Two people arrive at an antique bookstore to begin an affair. During a torrential storm engulfing the city Cammie and Aiden must confront the tempest outside and the turmoil within to truly know what their hearts want, and if what they truly want is each other.

  • Masks

    Masks Budget: $100K - $1M | Thriller Horror A Vietnam Vet working in 1970's Detroit goes for a restful weekend with three friends up north. What he gets is a descent into a world he never knew existed with people he thought he knew. When their secrets are revealed, all hell breaks loose. Then again, the Vet has some secrets of his own...

  • Long Time Comin'

    Long Time Comin' Budget: $100K - $1M | Drama A man decides to end his life and takes a nostalgic train ride to his seaside hometown for his finale. Along the way, he is entwined in the escape attempt of a young woman and her mother from human traffickers and seizes on an opportunity to try and make what's left of his life count for something.

  • Young Goodman Brown

    Young Goodman Brown Budget: $100K - $1M | Thriller Historical Salem Village, 1725. A journey home for a young Boston magistrate becomes a nightmare as he is confronted by the unbelievable past of his dying father, his about-to-be widowed mother and a community where nothing is as it seems. Based on the short story by Nathaniel Hawthorne.

Awards

  • Sixth Place - Hot Springs Screenplay Competition
    (2022)

  • Official Selection- 2022 Chicago Script Awards
    (2022)

  • Best Feature- Chicago Screenplay Awards
    (2022)

  • Official Selection- New Creators Film Awards
    (2022)

  • Official Selection- Wiki: The World's Fastest Screenplay Competition
    (2022)

  • Official Selection- Screenplay Festival
    (2022)

  • Official Selection- Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards
    (2022)

  • Honorable Mention- Santa Barbara International Screenplay Awards
    (2021)

  • Network Teacher of the Year (Cornerstone Education Group)
    (2012)

  • Network Teacher of the Year (Cornerstone Education Group)
    (2009)

  • Outstanding Teacher (Weston Technical Academy)
    (2002)

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