Writer, director, and producer from from the proudly ordinary, middle-class town of Fountain Valley, California. My love of filmmaking began with my father's Handycam and some schoolyard buddies in the childhood production of HIT THE ROAD, GHOST! Since graduating from Cal State Long Beach, my work has screened at numerous international events such as LA Shorts Fest (the world's largest AMPAS and BAFTA-accredited short film festival) and BFI London LGBTIQ+ Film Festival (the UK's biggest queer film event). My screenplays have placed in contests including Fresh Voices (Finalist), Austin Film Festival (2nd Rounder), Nashville Film Festival (Semifinalist), Nicholl (Top 15%), Sundance Screenwriters Lab (2nd Rounder), Coverfly Red List, and more. In addition to unveiling my latest short, LIFE TUNE, I am currently developing two features and an adult animated series.
The Devil of Felman's Peak Budget: $1M - $5M | Horror ⋄ Thriller When a struggling couple and their autistic daughter attempt a weekend getaway, they must unite as a family to escape a madman who believes himself possessed by the ghost of a Civil War soldier.
All the Guac Budget: $100K - $1M | Drama ⋄ Comedy After his father is diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, an aimless stoner wrestles with himself, troubled love and the law to save his family’s sandwich shop from going up in smoke.
Mergays Comedy ⋄ Animation When two gay teens escape their rich but oppressive parents on a stolen yacht, they are swept away to an undersea queerdom of smoking hot mergays and all the wonders of the deep.
Film (Short, Action, Drama and Thriller) Director A woman must choose between forgiveness and revenge when she lures her granddaughter's killer to her apartment.
Film (Short and Drama) Director Derek Scerbo finally feels as though he's arrived in the game of life. He is a beloved English professor at the local university and is married to a successful financier husband, with whom he raises a 4-year old daughter. This semester, however, Derek's all-American family is compromised when he develops feelings for Trysten, a smart and handsome new student. Derek realizes the picture-perfect life he's always wanted may be in jeopardy as he confronts serious questions about family and monogamy. Written by Tommy Garcia
Film (Short and Comedy) Director A three-person internet date quickly goes from awkward to disastrous.