Shaun Michael Goldsmith is a highly trained screenwriter and story consultant, whose feature-length screenplay; “Cold Autumn” was recently optioned in LA. He is a Nicholl fellowship semi-finalist and an experienced script reader with contests, writers and production companies in both the United States and Canada.
His brands include compact, elevated thrillers and high concept action films, focusing on minimalist style narrative and a highly structured approach, while emphasizing character, plot, style and theme.
Based in Toronto, Canada, he is currently developing three projects: a feature thriller taking place on the high seas: “Peril,” a treatment for a film set during the Iran-Iraq war titled, “The Hatred of Others” and an upcoming non-fiction book: “Structure Sells.”
His website is .
Unique traits: Nicholl Fellowship semi-finalist, capable of working on brand and on assignment and currently seeking representation. My style focuses on layered, rich characters with clipped, authentic dialogue and strong visual flair.
The Death Squad Action ⋄ War “NEGLECTED BY CONGRESS...WANT OF GENERALS AND DISCIPLINE IN OUR ARMY, WHICH MAY BE CALLED A GREAT RABBLE, OUR CREDIT AND REPUTATION LOST...AND A POWERFUL FOREIGN ARMY ADVANCING UPON US ARE SO MANY DIFFICULTIES WE CANNOT SURMOUNT THEM.” -- BENEDICT ARNOLD TRAITOR
His Lover Drama A Wife confronts her Husband's mistress at this graveside.
The Most Dangerous Game Action ⋄ Adventure Let the game begin...
The Sniper War A Sniper encounters an Enemy Sentry only to discover the truth within himself.
The Mourner Horror A Husband complicit in his Wife’s death, encounters retribution from the beyond the grave.
The Ring Keeper Thriller A story about a man held captive by a woman who believes him to be the serial killer who murdered her sister years ago and that she intends to kill him in one hour if he does not confess to the crime.
The Penultimate Moment Thriller Every family has its secrets.
Festival of the Dead Historical ⋄ Thriller A serial killer terrorizes London. Two thousand years ago.
Creature Horror We are NO longer the superior being...
The Darkest of Harbors Historical ⋄ Thriller DECEMBER 1775 …a colony in revolt …a town under siege …and a killer preys upon its streets
The Illegals Thriller Moscow Rule #4: Never look back, you're never completely alone...
by Heartrock Pictures Inc. Writer/ Co Producer
George Brown College (Screenwriting)