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About Brent

Here to rep the nation's capitol: Ottawa. I'm an acting teacher, published poet and short story writer who made the switch to screenplays in recent years. I've been a theatre director/actor/designer since sometime in the last century. My passion project is to bring the true story of a Canadian hero named Yvon Durelle, a boxer who fought the great champion Archie Moore in 1958 for the World Light-Heavyweight title, to the screen. Since we're Canadian, we don't usually celebrate our heroes with the passion they have inspired in us. We have to change that. This is the perfect time for us to remember Durelle's remarkable life and career. Just a Canadian "Rocky"? No, "Rocky" was Hollywood... Durelle's story is not only reality, it's an unflinching look into the heart and soul of a real man and the nation he brought to its feet one snowy night in December of 1958. Currently, The Yvon Durelle Story is advancing through the Screencraft True Story contest.

Being Canadian, I'm obviously a big hockey fan, though I cheer for one of those teams who mostly just provide deep, soul-searching disappointment every year. Oh, and of course I listen to RUSH! I hope to connect with the screenwriterverse out here to share, learn, encourage and support.

Loglines

  • The White Gardenia (short film)

    The White Gardenia (short film) Budget: $0 - $100K | Drama After the death of her husband, a grieving mother and wife struggles to deliver his eulogy.

  • The Bookstore (short film)

    The Bookstore (short film) Budget: $0 - $100K | Sci-fi Horror When the lonely owner of an enchanted bookstore falls in love with a flaky customer, he risks his life by transporting into dangerous situations in the pages of several popular books to reinvent his meek personality.

  • The Sun Does Not Move (short film)

    The Sun Does Not Move (short film) Budget: $0 - $100K | Sci-fi Horror An ambitious Renaissance expert’s book tour to promote his controversial ideas turns life-threatening when he is kidnapped by ancient extra-terrestrials and forced to undergo a harrowing test to authenticate a genealogical connection to Leonardo da Vinci. 

  • RECIPE FOR HATE

    RECIPE FOR HATE Budget: $1M - $5M | Thriller Mystery Facing police indifference and anti-punk hysteria after his two friends are brutally murdered, a Punk rock zine writer becomes the next target when he enters the dark world of neo-Nazi extremism to find the killers and end the bloodshed.

  • Miramichi

    Miramichi Budget: $1M - $5M | Biography Sports The true story of an impoverished fisherman who battles through the crooked boxing world of the 1950’s, family tragedy and his own inner demons to earn a title fight against legendary champion Archie Moore.     

  • Talons

    Talons Budget: $1M - $5M | Thriller Crime After a bone-weary veteran detective and an ambitious FBI profiler on her first field assignment uncover a covert government bio-weapons program, they need to elude a hit squad to prove it when the project’s architects become desperate to avoid exposure

  • ONE YEAR ~ TV Pilot

    ONE YEAR ~ TV Pilot Budget: $100K - $1M | Drama Crime A traumatized but resilient group of residents who suffered through a terrifying ordeal in their small-town diner gather on the event's first anniversary for support, remembrance and to acknowledge how the devastating incident has changed them.

  • One Year (Drama Pilot Show Bible)

    One Year (Drama Pilot Show Bible) Budget: $100K - $1M | Drama Crime A traumatized but resilient group of residents who suffered through a terrifying ordeal in their small-town diner gather on the event's first anniversary for support, remembrance and to acknowledge how the devastating incident has changed them.

Awards

  • FINALIST (THE BOOKSTORE) Astrophobia Sci-Fi /Horror FF
    (2022)

  • Quarterfinalist, (BEES-HIVE) ScreenCraft TV Pilot Script Competition 2021
    (2021)

  • Quarterfinalist (MIRAMICHI: THE YVON DURELLE STORY) Screencraft True Story Competition,
    (2021)

  • Quarterfinalist (ONE YEAR) Screencraft Drama Competition, Top 19%
    (2021)

  • Semi-finalist (TALONS) Screencraft Drama Competition, Top 6%
    (2021)

  • 2nd Round, (ONE YEAR) LaunchPad Pilot Competition
    (2021)

  • 2nd Round (TALONS) LaunchPad Feature Competition
    (2021)

  • Quarterfinalist (MIRAMICHI: THE YVON DURELLE STORY) Vancouver BadAss Film Festival
    (2021)

  • Official Selection (THE SUN DOES NOT MOVE) Cleveland Horror Fest
    (2021)

  • Official Selection (THE BOOKSTORE) Cleveland Horror Fest
    (2021)

  • Quarterfinalist (THE SUN DOES NOT MOVE) Vancouver BadAss Film Festival
    (2021)

  • 2nd Round (TALONS) Austin Film Festival
    (2021)

  • Official Selection (MIRAMICHI), Montreal Independent Film Festival
    (2021)

  • WINNER Best Short Script (THE BOOKSTORE) Independent Horror Movie Awards
    (2021)

  • Nominee Best Short Script (THE SUN DOES NOT MOVE) Independent Horror Movie Awards
    (2021)

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