AUGUST 2, 2023
From the significant amount of submissions this year from 60 countries, Spyder rose to the top as a TOP 20 Screenplay Finalist in the CATALINA FILM FESTIVAL! And I will be there in person for all the prestigious HOLLYWOOD fanfare and events! As an already-been-declared Catalina Film Fest alumnus and royalty, I’m invited to all the parties and walk their world-famous red carpets! And my trip to Avalon is booked and confirmed for all the festivities! Thank you, Catalina Film Festival and Institute.
2023 CATALINA FILM FESTIVAL TOP 20 FINALIST!
JULY 30, 2023
The Life & Times of a Cubicle-Crazy Co-Worker! and Spyder: One Man's Quest for the "Little Bastard," and BLOOD, SCUM & NEON LIGHTS are current SEMI-FINALISTS in the FLICKERS RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL!
All three feature screenplays are in current competition until October 2023. Thank you, RIIFF!
3X FLICKERS RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL SEMI-FINALISTS!
JUNE 27, 2023
MAY 16, 2023
MARCH 6, 2023
Thank you to the Golden State Film Festival!
OCTOBER 16, 2022
Thank you to the creative team of the VEGAS MOVIE AWARDS for the Winner's Press Release for Spyder! Through its U.S. & U.K. distribution to over 200+ news sites, it hit the major new services in the movie industry, including the Academy Awards News Wire!
To read the entire press release, click the article image.
FEBRUARY 21, 2022
BREAKTHROUGH SCREENWRITER OF THE YEAR 2021 WINNER!
A Night at the Drive-in
First off—I’m speechless! Absolutely honored and overjoyed!
After returning to #screenwriting in early 2021, I knew I could write and make a comeback! I knew it was going to happen much sooner than later! And it did—with an unplanned, totally unexpected, successful, first-time run on the film fest circuit with several screenplays.
I dedicate this honorable achievement to my fellow filmmaking peers! May this inspire you to keep pushing forward with your dreams and goals!
With that, I want to give a HUGE praise and THANK YOU 🙏 to the NEW YORK FILM AWARDS—the judges and the entire team! I’m deeply touched and extremely thankful for this heartfelt win!
FEBRUARY 20, 2022
PARIS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL WINNER!
Wow! I can't believe it!
This is like a real dream come true! THE PARIS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL marks the 20th win for The Letter. 🏆And just to think of all the amazing worldwide recognition this short screenplay has received in the last 8 months is an absolute blessing!
Merci 🙏 to the Paris International Film Festival and all the judges (which I also think includes Cheryl Neve) for this memorable and highly-esteemed honor! And for recognizing this story—and its message—regarding mental health and suicide awareness! And this great achievement inspires me, even more, to get this short film made and entered into this amazing film festival.
And merci 🙏 to the festival's Executive Director extraordinaire, Jenna Suru, for this experience and the opportunity. Congrats on a great and successful film festival! And also congrats to all the award-winning filmmakers! They created some great, outstanding films!
And now... it's time to celebrate! Merci! 🙏
"Brett Howard Nelson is seeing his star rise with increasing speed as his latest film The Letter graces the screens at Cannes to near universal acclaim alongside all the other festivals it has shown so far. In a recent interview with Toronto Film Magazine, we gained loads more insight into the rising director and what he sees in his future as a screenwriter."
– FILM DAILY Magazine
TORONTO FILM MAGAZINE & FILM DAILY MAGAZINE have published feature articles on The Letter, courtesy and compliments of Montreal Independent Film Festival. It is also my first time interviewed as a Screenwriter and soon-to-be Director! Thank you to all the teams at TFM, FDM, and Montreal Independent Film Festival for the great honor and opportunity! To read each article, click the individual graphics below!