Claude Gagne

Claude Gagne


Temiskaming Shores, Canada

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January 2022
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About Claude

Hi Everyone,

In 1990, the iron ore mine I worked at as a welder closed. After almost 20 years repairing and building equipment to keep the mine operational I was out of job. They stated the cost to mill, pelletize and haul the ore out of the pits and rail it down to Hamilton Ontario became too costly. Luckily my wife taught the little ones and kept the expenses under control. Now faced with the challenge of finding work, we decided to move to southern Ontario to help me pay some of the bills that kept piling up. When you have about twenty-five welders besides the other workers looking to find work in a small town and me only forty-years-old, you need to do something. We ended up in London Ontario. I welding the piping for locomotives at GM Locomotive Division with my wife immediately finding work teaching French Immersion work in a mostly English city.

Now, you may be asking yourself, what made me become a screenwriter when I didn't have any schooling to write screenplays? I bought a computer and everything you want to know is in there to learn. I bought Dave Trottier's, The Screenwriter's Bible did a lot of reading, bought a Final Draft Screenwriting program and figured a piece-of-cake to write with my imagination firing on all pistons. Until you realize that writing is no big deal, but it is when you need to find someone to take you on and produce your story to the big screen is the problem. If you're like me and unproduced, you realize your piece-of-art is not that easy to find a home. So, you try to find someone. You enter contests, get shot down and collect all the thanks but no thank you letters and emails and continue writing more. I must have a dozen or so screenplays in hard copy (PDF wasn't invented then) and now some are sorted in my pdf documents and final draft list.

My screenwriting is mainly for family viewing. I like to write comedy, family drama, adventure, etc. but no horror. Maybe someone will reach out and have me write a novel into screenplay form. I love challenges and hope to help someone develop my story to fruition or help with theirs. If anyone wants to accomplish a great movie in the filming industry, I'm only a few clicks away. Good luck and God bless.

Warmest regards,

Claude Gilbert Gagne


  • WARNING: Keep Your Cats & Dogs Inside

    WARNING: Keep Your Cats & Dogs Inside Budget: $1M - $5M | Horror Folklore, a legend since the seventies becomes reality in this small town along the shores of Lake Temiskaming. The Mugwump needs more than fish to keep her satiated.

  • Candy Rescues the Tooshones

    Candy Rescues the Tooshones Budget: $100K - $1M | Drama Animation Seven-year-old Candy whilst playing in her room with plush toys is magically zapped by two fairies with their wands to Frouveld an enchanted sequoia forest to rescue the Tooshones captured by Esmerelda the castle's sorceress. How will Candy remove the sorceresses necklace to remove her powers?

  • Must Be Michael

    Must Be Michael Budget: $1M - $5M | Family A super-photo telekinetic, one month-old-baby boy, born out of wedlock is dropped off on Mitchell's house stoop one cold morning.  She reads the pinned note to the flimsy cloth diaper, "This baby is special! Take care of him," whilst the baby levitates above the crib behind her.


    LITTLE WHITE ROOTS Budget: $5M - $10M | Family Adventure Little white roots from the Couppa tree cures melanoma cancer. A botanist and family must return to the the Amazon for more roots during the announcement of a major gasoline shortage and economic recession.

  • Now What?

    Now What? Budget: $100K - $1M | Comedy A bellhop fired for doing what is right, decides to start a street produce stand. One problem though, another produce stand is across the street! 

  • Map in a Bottle

    Map in a Bottle Budget: $100K - $1M | Family Adventure A map in a bottle found amongst washed up tree roots on North Bay's beach by a young teenage couple intrigues them. This begins their quest to find out where and what is buried at the X on the leather map.  

  • Orby, the Alien Robot

    Orby, the Alien Robot Budget: $5M - $10M | Fantasy Family A camping trip with family, a young girl experiences a visit from a small alien robot from a space exploratory vehicle. Orby is sent down to study mankind for a future invasion. 

  • The Bug Boy

    The Bug Boy Budget: $5M - $10M | Sports Action A horse trainer and Parisian chef have their luck changed when a bag of cash falls out of an old armored truck. Maybe they can win at the races with the purchase of a horse.   

  • The Miser's Gift

    The Miser's Gift Budget: $5M - $10M | Romance Drama A teenage boy discouraged, depressed, after witnessing the tragic knifing death of his friend, quits school and begins life on his own.  He turns to praying with the bible and his first Charismatic Gift is from a wealthy miser. [ 110 minutes ]

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