Multi-AWARD-WINNING
SCREENWRITEr & Photographer

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© Brett Howard Nelson. All rights reserved.

ABOUT

Welcome to my official writing website. I have many creative passions, and storytelling is one of them. It began early in school when creative writing inspired the writer within me. Then the dramatic arts lead me to become a trained actor in film, television, and theatre. In the early 2000s, I ventured into screenwriting, and my first script, The Black Dahlia Mystery, garnered me literary management. During those few years, it was the most troublesome time for a screenwriter—the former post 9/11 years when all movies had to be written safe: no explosions, terrorism, hijackings, or any kind of violence imaginable. From there, I left the biz and went out into the real world—and experienced life!

As of now, I have returned to screenwriting with some recent 2021 film festival award-winning works for both short and feature-length scripts. And I'm also seeking reputable script agent representation for my latest and upcoming feature-length screenplays.

When not writing, I dabble in graphic design from my professional art education. And as a photographer, photography is another creative passion.

I’m a native of Seattle, Washington, and still live in the area. I love science fiction and fantasy, true crime, video games, and love working out in virtual reality with my Oculus Quest. If you have questions, feel to reach out via the
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NEWS

SEPTEMBER 2021

I'm proud to announce that two multi-talented filmmakers are now officially attached to the short film production of The Letter. Egyptian musician, Mina Samy, will compose the cinematic score. And New York Cinematographer, Michael Henaghan, is the Director of Photography. Click on each of the promo photos below to read each artist's official press release:

The letter is an Official Selection in the druk international film AWARDS. Thank you, DIFF!

The JIGSAW  made it as far as a Nominee in the INDEPENDENT HORROR MOVIE AWARDS . Thank you, IHMA!

The JIGSAW  is the BEST HORROR SCREENPLAY WINNER in the FILMCOM AWARDS FOR AUGUST 2021. Thank you, Filmmakers Connect!

A Night at the Drive-in is the BEST COMEDY SCREENPLAY WINNER in the festigious international film festival. Thank you, festigious!

The Letter is the BEST SHORT SCREENPLAY in the silk road film award CANNES festival. Thank you, SRFA CANNES, for the tremendous honor! 

The Letter is BEST SHORT SCRipt in the Florence film AWARDS. Thank you, FFA, for the achievement!

The Letter is BEST SHORT SCRipt in the New York MOVIE AWARDS. Thank you, NYMA, for the recognition!

The Letter is the GOLD AWARD — BEST SHORT SCRipt in the Hollywood gold AWARDS. Thank you, HGA, for the honors!

The Letter is an honorable mention in the Florence film AWARDS. Thank you again, FFA, for the double accolades!

blood, scum & neon lights  received an Honorable Mention in the art film awards. Thank you, AFA!

AUGUST 2021

A Night at the Drive-in made it as far as an Official Selection in the New York INDEPENDENT CINEMA AWARDS. Thank you, NYICA!

The Letter made it as far as a Best Short Script Quarter-Finalist in the London Film & Television Festival. I’m very grateful for its inclusion after learning that hundreds of entries were submitted worldwide! Thank you, LFTF!

The JIGSAW had its first film festival entry in the Gothamite Monthly Film Awards . And it was named the August 2021 winner for BEST HORROR SCRIPT OF THE MONTH. Thank you, GMFA!

The letter is the Best Screenplay Winner in the Top Shorts Film Festival for August 2021. Thank you, Top Shorts, for this amazing honor!

The letter is a Semi-Finalist in the Los Angeles film AWARDS. Thank you, LAFA!

A Night at the Drive-in is a two-time winner for both Best Screenplay Feature and Best Comedy Screenplay. Thank you, again, New York Film Awards, for the double honors.

A NIGHT AT THE DRIVE-IN is the FILMCOM AWARDS winner for Best Feature Screenplay for July 2021. Thank you, again, Filmmakers Connect!

The Coop Crusader: An Animated Tale is the FILMCOM AWARDS 24HR Screenwriting Challenge Runner-up Winner for July 2021. Thank you, Filmmakers Connect, for this challenging honor!

JULY 2021

Artist of the Week

For the week of July 22, 2021, I was named Artist of the Week by Filmmakers Connect! A very BIG thank you to their team for this great feature that has created some awesome, unexpected industry exposure. Click here to read the feature article!

I’m proud to announce THE LETTER is the BEST SHORT SCREENPLAY WINNER in the NEW YORK FILM AWARDS for June 2021. I’m deeply honored. Thank you NEW YORK FILM AWARDS for this great honor!  Overall, it was a great month with three unexpected, award-winning screenplays and one Top 10 finalist!

I'm very excited to announce that BLOOD, SCUM & NEON LIGHTS is the FILMCOM AWARDS BEST SHORT SCREENPLAY WINNER for June 2021. Thank you, Filmmakers Connect!

Recent film festival recognition for BLOOD, SCUM & NEON LIGHTS. Thank you to New York Script Awards, and Santa Barbara International Screenplay Awards.

PUFF is a Top 10 Finalist in the FILMCOM AWARDS 24HR SCREENPLAY CHALLENGE for June 2021. Thank you, Filmmakers Connect!

(Click film poster to read the script)

JUNE 2021

Thank you to FILMCOM AWARDS  and the 24HR SCREENPLAY CHALLENGE. You may read the winning script by clicking on The X-Files film poster graphic below.

(Click film poster to read the script)

IN DEVELOPMENT

FEATURE-LENGTH SCREENPLAY
COMING FALL 2021

SHORT SCREENPLAYS
COMING 2021 & 2022

FEATURE-LENGTH SCREENPLAYS COMING 2022

SCREENPLAYS

Genre: Drama. Short Screenplay. 12.pages.
Currently on the 2021-2022 screenplay film festival circuit!

Logline: After losing her job, a kindhearted man consoles a young woman in Central Park. But upon their next visitation, his life is forever changed—from unforeseen circumstances.

Genre: Mystery, Crime, Drama, Noir. 12 pages. Unavailable. A short screenplay to be made into a feature-length screenplay coming January 2022.
Currently on the 2021-2022 screenplay film festival circuit!

LOGLINE: On a rainy Seattle night, a mysterious man & woman meet, not realizing they share a close bond—through vengeance and murder.

Genre: Horror, Thriller, Suspense, Drama. Short Screenplay. 29 pages.
Currently on the 2021-2022 screenplay film festival circuit! Script available June 2022.

Logline: During a severe snowstorm, three friends decide to take a shortcut home. But their after-school journey becomes a horrific detour when they venture into the dense forest known as The Jigsaw.

Genre: Comedy, Action, Adventure. Feature-Length Script. 108 pages.
Currently on the 2021-2022 screenplay film festival circuit! Script available June 2022.

LOGLINE: After seeing her father at the movies with another woman, his daughter confides to her zany, Italian family that he is having an affair. With their support, she tells her mother, who gives them strict orders to plot a stakeout at the drive-in—where all hell breaks loose.

LOGLINE: A wife is asked for a divorce by her dispassionate husband on their twentieth anniversary in Central Park. At the same moment, a man admits to his girlfriend that he’s a cross-dresser, and a young man tells his family he’s gay while introducing his older, flamboyant lover.

Genre: Mystery, Crime, Thriller, Suspense, Drama, True Story. Feature-Length Script. 108 pages.

LOGLINE: A skilled FBI agent becomes obsessed in capturing a skyjacker named Dan Cooper, who demands $200,000, four parachutes, and a vanishing jump from a 727 airplane.

Genre: Mystery, Crime, Thriller, Suspense, Drama, True Story. Feature-Length Script. 109 pages.

LOGLINE: When a young and aspiring starlet seeks love along the way to her Hollywood dream, she becomes the obsession of many admirers. But her mysterious past catches up with her, resulting in her gruesome, unsolved, 1947 murder.

Genre: Horror, Thriller, Drama, Action, Adventure. Pitch Available/No Script. This project is SAW meets GUNS AKIMBO set in a serious and dramatic, high-octane style.

LOGLINE: An intolerant man is corrected by a low-key serial killer named Conscience, who forces him to participate in a deadly scavenger hunt, in which his innocent, kidnapped family is the prize.

The Letter

A Dramatic Short Story 

After losing her job, a kindhearted man consoles a young woman in Central Park. But upon their next visitation, his life is forever changed—from unforeseen circumstances.

The Jigsaw

A Short Story 

During a severe snowstorm, three friends decide to take a shortcut home. But their after-school journey becomes a horrific detour when they venture into the dense forest known as The Jigsaw.

BOOKS

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Quotes

After the failure of global peace, and the disbandment of NATO allies, the governments of many nations clash, resulting in a worldwide nuclear war.

As the global crisis escalates, American Astronaut Kyle Gannon awaits his lifelong dream of a mission to Mars while in hiberstasis for a routine test launch. But unbeknownst to him, his dream becomes a nightmare when SpaceX launches Gannon at the onset of the nuclear strike, sending him light years into outer space. Seven years and one day later, his space capsule arrives at its galactic destination.

Rescued by the Akryllians—humanoid aliens in the Astronokai galaxy, he becomes a strong ally in their interplanetary, galactic war against the evil Skrayth regime. But upon the discovery of an ancient battle sword, Gannon learns he is destined to be there—and must try to stop a cataclysmic event, reminiscent of earth’s fate.

ONE MAN. MANY WORLDS. A NEW DESTINY.

LINKS

My award-winning photography portfolio!
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CONTACT