NEWS & HONORS

MAY 2022

The feature screenplay for BLOOD, SCUM & NEON LIGHTS is 100% complete! Soon, it will have a run on the 2022 film festival circuit!

I'm excited to officially announce my James Dean feature screenplay project, Spyder: One Man's Quest for the "Little Bastard," with a sneak peek of what it will entail. This adventurous, heartfelt story begins full-time in July! Be sure to check back for further updates!

Logline: In the aftermath of a bad breakup, a heartbroken James Dean fanatic embarks on a quest to find the late actor’s 1955 race car—the infamous Porsche 550 Spyder—known as the “Little Bastard.“

Time Period: Present Day.
Comps: Nomadand; Thelma & Louise.
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OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!
A FEATURE SCREENPLAY COMING SOON!

"For Spyder Deakins—the Porsche 550 Spyder is his destiny!"

Genre: Drama, Adventure.

HALLOWEEN: KINDRED SIN is a first-time Best Screenplay Winner in the NEW YORK FILM AWARDS! Thank you, NYFA!

APRIL 2022

THE FRANCOPHILE is Best Script Winner in the RED MOVIE AWARDS for the Winter 2022 Edition. Merci! Thank you, RMA!

MARCH 2022

THE LETTER was named an Official Selection in the INTERNATIONAL WORLD FILM AWARDS! Thank you, IWFA!

The RED MOVIE AWARDS marks my 65th film festival Official Selection! Thank you, RMA, for another filmmaking achievement! 🙏

The new script poster for THE LETTER...

FEBRUARY 2022

BREAKTHROUGH SCREENWRITER OF THE YEAR 2021 WINNER!

A NIGHT AT THE DRIVE-IN

Thank you to the NEW YORK FILM AWARDS for this absolute honor! The 2021 year will always be a memorable one!
To read my thank you speech, please visit the PRESS section.

The 5th Annual win marks my 40th film festival win! Thank you, NEW YORK FILM AWARDS, for the filmmaking milestone! 🙏

PARIS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL WINNER!

It's an incredible honor and achievement for THE LETTER to be named WINNER in the PARIS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL! To read my thank you speech, please visit the PRESS section.

THE JIGSAW is a Quarter-Finalist in the FILMMATIC HORROR SCREENPLAY AWARDS!. Thank you, FILMMATIC!

Frank rode his bicycle to Vegas with a basketful of wine 🍷 and baguettes 🥖 & took a gamble! And with his poker face, he won me an award! 🏆✨👍 Thank you so much for this honor, VEGAS MOVIE AWARDS! And for making me a 3x VMA Best Screenwriter Winner!

Since my short screenplay, THE LETTER, is an Official Selection right now at the PARIS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, I graciously received an all-access pass to attend the virtual festival to watch all the selected films! And this is truly special because it's my first film festival attendance as a selection! So a big merci—a huge thank you to Executive Director, Jenna Suru (seen in the promo), Paris International Film Festival, and Filmocracy for this opportunity! I’m so excited! 🙏❤️🇫🇷

JANUARY 2022

WINNER for BEST SHORT SCREENPLAY in the SILK ROAD FILM AWARDS CANNES. Thank you, SRFA CANNES

I'm excited to announce THE FRANCOPHILE is an Honorable Mention in the MONTREAL INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL for the Winter 2022 competition. Merci! Thank you, MIFF! 🙏🇨🇦

THE LETTER is the Best Script In Short Winner of the VANCOUVER INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL! Thank you, VIFF!

THE LETTER is a Finalist in the January 2022 DUBAI INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL! Thank you, DIFF!

THE LETTER is currently in competition as a Quarter-Finalist in the Spring 2022 SCREENCRAFT FILM FUND! Thank you, SCREENCRAFT!

THE SILK ROAD FILM AWARDS CANNES marked my 60th Official Selection with THE FRANCOPHILE. Thank you, SRFA CANNES!

THE FRANCOPHILE is an Official Selection in the SILK ROAD FILM AWARDS CANNES festival! Thank you, SRFA Cannes!

THE FRANCOPHILE is an Official Selection in the FLORENCE FILM AWARDS! Thank you, FFA!

THE FRANCOPHILE is an Official Selection in the PARIS FILM AWARDS! Thank you, PFA!

DECEMBER 2021

I'm excited that THE FRANCOPHILE is the Best Screenplay Winner in the TOP SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL! Thank you, TOP SHORTS!
It's a terrific ending to a very memorable and most successful year on the 2021 film festival circuit! And it will be great to see what happens in 2022!

I’m excited to announce some unexpected news that A NIGHT AT THE DRIVE-IN is a Best Screenplay Nominee in the 5th ANNUAL NEW YORK FILM AWARDS 2021 event! Thank you, NYFA! I'm crossing my fingers!

My screenwriting projects for 2022 & 2023. Wrapping up “Cubicle-Crazy” before March. Then start the feature “Blood, Scum” Trilogy followed by 2 short scripts summer & fall, then end with the second “Blood, Scum” script and kickoff 2023 with the third “Blood, Scum” feature! All this with a tentative feature screenplay collaboration too!

THE LETTER and THE JIGSAW are Finalists in the RED FLIGHT PICTURES SCREENPLAY AWARDS! Thank you, RED FLIGHT!

A NIGHT AT THE DRIVE-IN is a 2x WINNER in the highly-esteemed VEGAS MOVIE AWARDS!

Award of Prestige
BEST COMEDY SCREENPLAY

Award of Excellence
BEST SCREENWRITER / FEATURE

Thank you, VMA!

I’m proud to announce THE FRANCOPHILE has won its first film festival award for Best Short Screenplay Winner from the honorable NEW YORK FILM AWARDS! Thank you, NYFA!

THE LETTER is a Best Script Winner of the RED MOVIE AWARDS in Reims, France! It's truly a heartfelt honor! Thank you, RMA! And thank you to Mr. Didier de Kall, a member of the RMA, who shared some kind thoughts about the script on Instagram! Thank you again, Didier!

THE LETTER is the Best Short Screenplay Winner in the FILMCOM AWARDS! This marks the 17th win for this special script! Thank you again, FILMCON!

THE DEATH OF EVEN MINOR is a Special Jury Award Winner in the FILMCON AWARDS 24 HR SCREENWRITING CHALLENGE for November 2021. Thank you, FILMCON!

Genre: Drama. 5 pages.
Logline: Within hours of his execution, a death row inmate maintains his innocence from a heinous murder that he did not commit.

To read the award-winning script, click on the film poster below.

THE JIGSAW is an Official Selection in the BLOODSTAINED FILM FESTIVAL of Tokyo, Japan. Thank you, BIFF!

My first Official Selection started with the FILMCON AWARDS and their 24 HR SCREENWRITING CHALLENGE for THE X-FILES: THE CURSE OF SKINWALKER RANCH. I never planned for a run on the film-fest circuit, but here we are—with the FILMCON AWARDS marking my celebratory 50th Official Selection 7 months later! Thank you, FILMCON!

THE LETTER is the Best Unproduced Short Winner in the CAIRO INDIE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL! Thank you, CISF!

The official announcement of the new screenplay trilogy! Based on the award-winning script. It all begins Winter 2022.

NOVEMBER 2021

THE JIGSAW was named Semi-Finalist in THE MONOCHROME FILM FESTIVAL of London. Thank you, TMFF!

THE LETTER has received its fourth Cannes Official Selection. This is another major honor! Thank you MEDITERRANEAN FILM FESTIVAL CANNES!

Celebrating the current 15 wins!

THE LETTER is the Best Original Screenplay Winner in the CANNES SHORTS film festival!

This now makes THE LETTER a 2-time Cannes-winning short screenplay and an overall 15-time film festival winner!
Thank you, CANNES SHORTS, for this great honor! Click here for the list of winners!

Def Tone is the Winner in the FILMCON AWARDS 24 HR SCREENWRITING CHALLENGE for October! Thank you, FILMCON!

Genre: Dramedy. 5 pages.
Logline: While making his moves on a patron in a hotel bar, a chauvinistic man learns the outcome isn't what he expected.

To read the award-winning script, click on the film poster below.

THE LETTER is the Best Short Script Winner in the NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL FILM AWARDS. Thank you, NYIFA!

THE LETTER is the Fall Season 2021 Best Short Script Winner in the prestigious MONTREAL INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL. Thank you, MIFF, for the momentous honor! Click here for the list of winners!

OCTOBER 2021
HAPPY HALLOWEEN WITH A NEW SHORT SCREENPLAY!

Genre: Horror, Thriller, Drama, Fan fiction. 21 pages.
Logline: Puzzled by gruesome massacres in a rural town, a senior police detective discovers a nefarious link to the victims and infamous serial killer, Michael Myers.

RATED R for Graphic Violence, Language, Sensitive Subjects. Viewer Discretion Advised.

THE LETTER was named as a Semi-Finalist in the SAN FRANCISCO INDIE SHORT FESTIVAL. Thank you, SFISF!

Thank you to the prestigious VEGAS MOVIES AWARDS for the recognition and shout-out via social media! And I'm so proud to be part of the VMA Family!

THE JIGSAW is an Official Selection in DIABOLICAL HORROR FILM FESTIVAL. Thank you, DHFF!

THE LETTER is a 2x WINNER in the prestigious VEGAS MOVIE AWARDS!

Award of Excellence
BEST SHORT SCRIPT

Award of Prestige
BEST SCREENWRITER / SHORT

Thank you, VMA!

I will never, ever let anyone doubt me as a screenwriter ever again—not even myself...

BLOOD, SCUM & NEON LIGHTS is the BEST SHORT SCREENPLAY WINNER in the SILK ROAD FILM AWARDS CANNES festival. Thank you again, SRFA CANNES, for another honor of recognition! 

THE LETTER is Best Short Script Winner in the TOKYO INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL. Thank you, TISFF, for this great honor!

THE LETTER is a Special Mention in the TOKYO INTERNATIONAL MONTHLY FILM FESTIVAL. Thank you, TIMFF!

DRUK INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL recognized THE LETTER as an Outstanding Achievement Award Winner! Thank you, DIFF!

THE LETTER and a NIGHT AT THE DRIVE-IN were named Official Selections in the CANNES INDIES CINEMA AWARDS!
Thank you, CICA!

THE LETTER is the Best Short Script Winner in the PARIS FILM AWARDS. Thank you, PFA!

THE LETTER is the Gold Award Winner in the MILAN GOLD AWARDS! Thank you, MGA!

THE LETTER is an Honorable Mention in the LONDON MOVIE AWARDS. Thank you, LMA!

SEPTEMBER 2021

THE JIGSAW is an Official Selection in England's PURGATORY FILM FESTIVAL. Thank you, PFF!

THE LETTER made it far as a BEST SHORT SCRIPT Finalist in the PARIS PLAY INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL. Thank you, PPIFF!

THE LETTER is a current Official Selection in the VENICE SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL. Thank you, VS!

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 FILMCON 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 Winner in the SILK ROAD FILM AWARD CANNES festival. Thank you, SRFA CANNES, for the tremendous honor! 

THE LETTER is the Best Short Script Winner in the FLORENCE FILM AWARDS. Thank you, FFA, for the achievement!

THE LETTER is the Best Short Script Winner in the NEW YORK MOVIE AWARDS. Thank you, NYMA, for the recognition!

THE LETTER is the GOLD AWARD — BEST SHORT SCRIPT WINNER in the HOLLYWOOD GOLD AWARDS. Thank you, HGA, for the honors!

BLOOD, SCUM & NEON LIGHTS 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 FILMCON AWARDS Best Feature Screenplay Winner for July 2021. Thank you, again, Filmmakers Connect!

The Coop Crusader: An Animated Tale is the FILMCON AWARDS 24HR Screenwriting Challenge Runner-up Winner for July 2021. Thank you, Filmmakers Connect, for this challenging honor! You may read the winning script by clicking on the film poster.

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 Screenplay Short 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 FILMCON 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 FILMCON AWARDS 24HR SCREENWRITING CHALLENGE for June 2021. Thank you, Filmmakers Connect!
You may read the winning script by clicking on the film poster.

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