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About Samuel

I'm a screenwriter in Ohio looking to make connections with both the entertainment world at large and especially with other creative folks in the U.S. Midwest.

My horror short “Thunk” is currently in pre-production with Shadow Wolves Productions, and I’ve previously worked in feature film development with Zero Gravity Management (Ozark) and director Jaime Osorio Marquez (The Troop, Thousand Fangs) . I’ve also been a semi-finalist (top 2%) in the Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition and a finalist in the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival Screenplay Contest. In addition, I've written over sixty published short stories and poems, three of which have earned honorable mentions in the annual Year's Best Fantasy and Horror anthologies.

My usual genres are horror and psychological thriller; I believe my background as a professional behavior specialist helps me create realistic characters and place them in terrifying situations. However, I'm also interested in science fiction, fantasy, dark drama, and offbeat comedy.

Please visit my website for writing samples and more information.

Unique traits: 1) 20 years as a behavior specialist helping people with disabilities 2) Volunteer leader at the no-kill animal shelter Animal Welfare League of Clark County 3) Born in Port Clinton, Ohio -- "the Walleye Capital of the World" (seriously)

Photos

Loglines

  • The Little Room Above

    The Little Room Above Budget: $1M - $5M | Thriller Horror While receiving treatment for a brain tumor, a twenty-something man begins visiting a creepy attic that no one else can see. There he must confront a horrific childhood trauma, a menacing janitor and a decade of guilt over his sister's mysterious disappearance.

  • They Wait in the Dark

    They Wait in the Dark Budget: $1M - $5M | Horror Trapped in her home by a blizzard, a young wife fights to rescue her husband from the inhabitants of a nightmarish pit that suddenly opens in her bedroom floor.

  • In The Blood

    In The Blood Budget: $1M - $5M | Horror After years of living as a normal person, a reformed slasher-killer straight out of an urban legend must protect his daughter when her 13th birthday triggers a curse that not only awakens her own bloodlust but also sends a band of other supernatural maniacs after her.  

  • Beyond the Indigo Veil

    Beyond the Indigo Veil Budget: $30M+ | Sci-fi Adventure A beach bum pilot, his estranged physicist father, and a brilliant wallflower grad student must work together to find the pilot's grandparents, who are aboard a missing cruise ship. All they have to do is master an invention allowing them to travel through the multi-dimensions of the Bermuda Triangle... and dodge a maelstrom of Nazi sailors, crash-landed aliens, steam-punk pirate ships, and pissed-off sea serpents...

Credits

  • Thunk

    Thunk (2020)
    Film (short) by Shadow Wolves Productions/Brendan Byrne (Horror) Co-Creator

Awards

  • Austin Film Festival Semi-Finalist

  • H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival Finalist

  • Writer's Store Industry Insider Finalist

  • 3rd place, Story Pros International Screenplay Competition

  • 3 Honorable Mentions in YEAR'S BEST FANTASY & HORROR

  • Nominee, Science Fiction Poetry Association's Rhysling Award

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