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About John

Writing is a love, no, a passion of mine, since my early twenties. Beginning my craft with several small short stories, I found comfort and satisfaction in putting pen to paper, creating and sharing sharing my vision and work with others. Life detoured me for a number of years, and I returned to writing in 2017, and boy, have I made up for my hiatus!

I've completed five feature screenplays, two of which are optioned by a producer with Uallywood Studios and Odessa Film Studio, working with producer/actor Chris Place. "Garden of Eden", a dramady, was sold and is currently in pre-production, filming in two locations.

One of my scripts, "Home", a horror screenplay, finished as a quarterfinalist in 2021's Screencraft Screenwriting Contest, and I placed in the top 25% of horror projects on Coverfly. Another feature script, "Two" placed as a quarterfinalist in both of 2021's NYC Screenplay Awards and Chicago Screenplay Awards.

I strongly believe in collaboration, and unity, inside the industry field, with the more who succeed, the better. Often, I give feedback and notes to fellow screenwriters in script swaps, and I receive it as well, as I am always learning and growing as a writer, practicing what I say, because we can all help each other, and make each of our individual journeys more educational, pleasant, and meaningful by working together.

I co-host the Thursday night Pitch Practice Session with the wonderful Brooklynn Fields at 5:30 pm PST, where I invite all writers to attend and hone their pitch techniques.

Let's chat, anytime, and see how we can help each other, for the next opportunity is right around the corner.

Loglines

  • Triangle

    Triangle Budget: $100K - $1M | Horror Two millennial stockbrokers, an ex-boss, and a party girl adrift on a raft inside the Bermuda Triangle after a yachting massacre are stalked throughout the night by a mysterious, deadly presence.

  • Home

    Home Budget: $100K - $1M | Horror A midwestern retiree, living in a town plagued by a serial killer, must survive a home invasion on Halloween night by three intruders who seek revenge, convinced he is responsible for the death of a loved one.

  • Garden of Eden

    Garden of Eden Drama Comedy Attempting to save his career, a self-destructive actor scarred by personal tragedy travels to a foreign country to star in a film and falls victim to a dangerous criminal dating agency while also finding a forbidden love.

  • Switch

    Switch Budget: $100K - $1M | Family Two sisters, one an ambitious housewife, the other a frustrated executive, envious of each other's lives, switch bodies during a wish, but must reverse the spell when a family tragedy strikes.

  • The New Hire

    The New Hire Budget: $0 - $100K | Horror On an interview, an ambitious young woman discovers an ancient, horrifying secret about her employer's method of devouring it's competition.

  • Two

    Two Budget: $0 - $100K | Drama Traveling through a world decimated by virus, a father and son encounter both good and evil in others, while using love, hope, and strength to rebuild their lives.

  • Presence

    Presence Drama A battered wife attempting to flee her home and abusive marriage in an unconventional method is haunted by the painful memories of her husband.

  • Date Night

    Date Night Budget: $0 - $100K | Horror During a night out in a city, an elderly couple reminiscence about their years together, and continue a gruesome tradition close to their hearts.

  • The Land

    The Land Budget: $0 - $100K | Horror A fifteenth century exploration party, seeking answers to the disappearance of a colony in the Americas, learns the consequences of trespassing where they don't belong.

Credits

  • Garden of Eden

    Garden of Eden (2021)
    Film by Uallywood studios/ R. Bobby Persad (Comedy and Drama) Writer A struggling actor, scarred by tragedy, travels to the Ukraine in search of a career boost, but instead of a sure thing at a price, finds himself sucked into a criminal underworld.

Awards

  • TOP 28% of discoverable projects on Coverfly / Top 28% of all 60,624 projects Top 26% of 5,513 Horro

  • Quarterfinalist, ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship 2021 "Home".

  • Quarterfinalist, Chicago Screenplay Awards 2021 "The Land".

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