John Mezes

John Mezes

Screenwriter and Script Consultant

Milford, Connecticut

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About John

Writing is a love 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 my vision with my family and friends, then later with other writers.. 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 nine feature screenplays, two of which are sold to a producer with Uallywood Production Studios and Odessa Film Studio, working with producer/actor Chris Place. "Garden of Eden", a dramady, is currently in production, filming in four locations. The other script, "Two", a suspense drama, is scheduled for production in May 2024.

I've also written three tv pilots which have attracted attention from Mandalay Entertainment, Circle of Confusion Management, and Ghost House Pictures. "Headstones", an hour long weekly episodic series in the thriller/drama genre blending The Dead Zone with Cold Case . "The Timekeeper's Cottage", a half hour anthology series in the sci-fi/drama genres blending Quantum Leap with Black Mirror, and "S.E.T. Supernatural Elimination Team", an hour-long episodic weekly series in the horror genre blending Supernatural with Sanctuary.

One of my scripts, "Home", a feature 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. I am available for feature and tv pilot script consultations by appointment only. Please contact me here on Stage 32 for instructions on how to book a consultation.

I co-host the Thursday night Pitch Practice Tank Session right here on Stage 32 with the wonderful Noel Thompson at 5:30 pm PST/8:30 pm EST where I invite all writers to attend and hone their pitch techniques. I'm also a Stage 32 Writers' Room moderator.

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

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Loglines

  • Triangle

    Triangle Budget: $5M - $10M | Horror A betrayed billionaire and the search party he hired encounter a mysterious supernatural force when they enter the Bermuda Triangle looking for his lost brother.

  • Home

    Home Budget: $1M - $5M | Horror As a serial killer hunts a midwestern town, a retiree must survive a home invasion on Halloween night by three masked intruders looking for revenge for the murder of a friend.

  • Garden of Eden

    Garden of Eden Budget: $100K - $1M | 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: $1M - $5M | Family Fantasy 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: $100K - $1M | Drama Thriller A guilt ridden doctor and his young son have their humanity tested through life and death struggles while trying to reach a safe community in a world decimated by a deadly virus.

  • Convention Crush

    Convention Crush Budget: $100K - $1M | Romance Other Comedy When two rival comic book vendors meet at a convention and battle in sales for a grand prize, they find themselves drawn to each other in ways as epic as the superheroes they sell.

  • A Weekend With Grandpa

    A Weekend With Grandpa Budget: $1M - $5M | Horror When a grieving ex-marine grandfather takes his two estranged grandkids on a camping trip to reconnect and heal, they encounter a malevolent entity that feeds on souls, forcing them to confront their inner demons and fight for their survival.

  • 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

  • Two

    Two (2019 - 2023)
    Film by Uallywood Studios/Michael Eric Writer 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.

  • Garden of Eden

    Garden of Eden (2021)
    Film by Uallywood studios/ John Michael Reefer (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".

  • Quarterfinalist, NYC International Screenplay Awards 2022 "Two".

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