Matthew Parvin

Matthew Parvin

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Screenwriter

Canton, Michigan

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November 2020
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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

  • Masks

    Masks 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...

Awards

  • 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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