Frank Hays

Frank Hays

Screenwriter
Screenwriter and Actor

Seattle, Washington

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About Frank

Frank Hays is a screenwriter and actor from Washington state. His passions in life are his family and writing. Since retiring from Federal service, he enjoys writing screenplays with diverse characters. His genres include drama, horror, comedy, and animation.


His screenplay LA FAMIGLIA (THE FAMILY) was selected TOP 15% in the NICHOLL FELLOWSHIP contest in 2019. His latest and most bestowed screenplay, VINCENT AND PAUL: UNSPOKEN BROTHERHOOD, is a dramatized account of Vincent van Gogh's tumultuous relationship with Paul Gauguin. The scripts numerous awards include BEST DRAMA SCREENPLAY (Los Angeles Motion Picture Festival), BEST LGBT SCREENPLAY FEATURE (Best Script Award), BEST SCREENPLAY FEATURE (Beyond the Curve International Film Festival), and HONORABLE MENTIONS in the following film festivals, Queen Palm International Film Festival, Mediterranean Film Festive Cannes, and Prague International Film Festival. Frank's other award-winning scripts include THE SUCCUBUS, CIRCUS ANIMALS, BROWNE'S ADDITION, and SIMPLY OUTRAGEOUS, the web series.


AVAILABLE SCREENPLAYS:

VINCENT AND PAUL: UNSPOKEN BROTHERHOOD - An unsuccessful painter plummets into the realms of madness after being rejected by his narcissistic lover and forced into a mental institution.

LA FAMIGLIA (THE FAMILY) - After being accused of impersonating a United States citizen by a Homeland Security officer, an Italian immigrant goes into hiding and finds work and love with a divorced man with two children.

CIRCUS ANIMALS - After a lioness and her cub are abducted by crooked carnival workers, a band of circus animals embark on a dangerous journey to rescue them.

THE SUCCUBUS - After separating from his wife, a best-selling author moves to a small town and buys a secluded mansion inhabited by a demonic female spirit who haunts his dreams and waking hours.

THE BROWNE'S ADDITION SERIES - An episodic series that explores the lives of a group of gay friends. It's a cross between Tales of the City and Queer as Folk.

SIMPLY OUTRAGEOUS - With the help of an aging southern man, a flamboyant drag queen sets out to rescue his best friend from a ruthless drag ball competitor.

Loglines

  • The Succubus

    The Succubus Budget: $1M - $5M | Horror After separating from his wife, a best-selling author moves to a small town and buys a secluded mansion inhabited by a demonic female spirit who haunts his dreams and waking hours.

  • La Famiglia (The Family)

    La Famiglia (The Family) Budget: $1M - $5M | Drama Romance After being accused of impersonating a United States citizen by a Homeland Security officer, an Italian immigrant goes into hiding and finds work and love with a divorced man with two children.

  • Vincent and Paul: Unspoken Brotherhood

    Vincent and Paul: Unspoken Brotherhood Budget: $1M - $5M | Historical Drama An unsuccessful painter plummets into the realms of madness after being rejected by his narcissistic lover and forced into a mental institution.

  • Circus Animals

    Circus Animals Budget: $5M - $10M | Animation Family After a lioness and her cub are abducted by crooked carnival workers, a band of circus animals embark on a dangerous journey to rescue them.

Awards

  • Award Winner - Honorable Mention – Queen Palm International Film Festival, Palm Springs, Ca.
    (2021)

  • Award Winner - Grand Jury Prize SILVER Best Horror Screenplay, Los Angeles Motion Picture Festival
    (2021)

  • Award Winner - Best Feature Horror Screenplay, Best Script Award
    (2021)

  • Award Winner - Grand Jury Prize SILVER Best Drama Screenplay – Los Angeles Motion Picture Festival
    (2020)

  • Award Winner - Grand Jury Prize BRONZE Best Feature Screenplay – Los Angeles Motion Picture Festival
    (2020)

  • Award Winner - Best LGBT Screenplay Feature, Best Script Award
    (2020)

  • Award Winner - Best Screenplay – Beyond the Curve International Film Festival, Paris, France
    (2020)

  • Award Winner - Honorable Mention – Mediterranean Film Festival Cannes, French Riviera
    (2020)

  • Award Winner - Honorable Mention: Drama Screenplay – Prague International Film Festival
    (2020)

  • Finalist – QueerWrites, Australia
    (2020)

  • Finalist – European Cinematography Awards
    (2020)

  • Finalist – TMFF – The Monthly Film Festival
    (2020)

  • Finalist – New York Cinematography Awards
    (2020)

  • Semifinalist – Changing Face International Film Festival
    (2020)

  • Semifinalist – Madras Independent Film Festival
    (2020)

  • Semifinalist – Wiki Screenplay Contest
    (2020)

  • Finalist – The Golden Script Competition
    (2020)

  • Finalist – Seattle Film Festival
    (2020)

  • Finalist – Beyond the Curve International Film Festival, Paris, France
    (2020)

  • Semifinalist – Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards, Los Angeles, Ca.
    (2020)

  • Quarterfinalist – ScreenCraft Drama Competition
    (2020)

  • Award Winner - Best Unproduced Screenplay SILVER, Los Angeles Animation Festival
    (2020)

  • Semifinalist – Creative Screenwriting Unique Voices Screenplay Competition
    (2020)

  • Quarterfinalist – Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards
    (2020)

  • Quarterfinalist – The Golden Script Competition
    (2020)

  • Award Winner - 2nd place – TMFF - The Monthly Film Festival
    (2020)

  • Top 15% – The Academy Nicholl Fellowship, Los Angeles, Ca.
    (2019)

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