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If you want to be a great director, be a great screenwriter.
—Akira Kurosawa

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

Genre: Drama, Adventure, Character-Driven, Coming of Age

Title: Spyder: One Man's Quest for the "Little Bastard"

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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NOW A 6x BEST SCREENPLAY WINNER ON THE SUMMER 2022 FILM FEST CIRCUIT!

Feature Screenplay. 120 pages.

Time Period: 1941.

Locales: Seattle, Washington; New York City.

Genre: Film Noir, Drama, Crime, Mystery, Thriller, Action.

Logline: On a rainy Seattle night, an alluring hit man and a mysterious woman meet, not realizing they share a close bond—through vengeance and murder. But clues to her real identity lead him to New York City and its deadly underbelly of organized crime.

Listen to the Inspirational Screenplay Soundtrack featuring Jazz hits of the early 1940s on Spotify.

5TH ANNUAL NEW YORK FILM AWARDS 2021 WINNER FOR BEST BREAKTHROUGH SCREENWRITER OF THE YEAR!
CANNES OFFICIAL SELECTION! 7x WINNER ON THE 2021 & 2022 FILM FESTIVAL CIRCUIT!

Feature Screenplay. 108 pages.

Genre: Comedy, Action, Adventure.

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.

2x CANNES WINNER!
CURRENT 20x BEST SCREENPLAY WINNER ON THE 2021 & 2022 FILM FESTIVAL CIRCUIT!
FEATURED IN TORONTO FILM MAGAZINE & FILM DAILY MAGAZINE!

Short Screenplay. 12 pages.

Genre: Drama.

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.

CANNES WINNER!
CURRENT 5x WINNER ON THE 2022 FILM FESTIVAL CIRCUIT!

Short Screenplay. 30 pages.

Genre: Satirical Comedy, Character-Driven.

Logline: A blue-collar worker is promoted as company liaison for a Paris business trip. But his over-the-top French preparations put him on a fine line between cultural awareness and being a menace to society.

CANNES WINNER!
2x WINNER! 3x HONORABLE MENTION!

Short Screenplay. 12 pages.

Genre: Film Noir, Drama, Crime, Mystery, Thriller, Action.

Logline: On a rainy Seattle night, an alluring hit man and a mysterious woman meet, not realizing they share a close bond—through vengeance and murder.

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CURRENTLY ON THE 2022 FILM FESTIVAL CIRCUIT!
NEW YORK FILM AWARDS 2022 WINNER — BEST SCREENPLAY!

Short Screenplay. 21 pages.

Genre: Horror, Thriller, Drama. Fanfiction.

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

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.

2x WINNER ON THE 2021 & 2022 FILM FESTIVAL CIRCUIT!

Short Screenplay. 29 pages. Available.

Genre: Horror, Thriller, Suspense, Drama.

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.

FILMCON AWARDS 24HR SCREENPLAY CHALLENGE SPECIAL JURY AWARD WINNER — NOVEMBER 2021

Short Screenplay. 5 pages. Available.

Genre: Drama.

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

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FILMCON AWARDS 24HR SCREENPLAY CHALLENGE WINNER — OCTOBER 2021

Short Screenplay. 5 pages. Available.

Genre: Dramedy.

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

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FILMCON AWARDS 24HR SCREENPLAY CHALLENGE RUNNER-UP WINNER — JULY 2021

Short Screenplay. 5 pages.

Genre: Comedy. Animation.

Logline: Hoping for a better way of life, a brave chicken saves his coop comrades from their monstrous owner and leads them all to freedom.

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FILMCON AWARDS 24HR SCREENPLAY CHALLENGE FINALIST — JUNE 2021

Short Screenplay. 5 pages. Available.

Genre: Comedy.

Logline: When a man discovers a furry feline companion, he learns fate gave him something more than what he anticipated: Love!

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FILMCON AWARDS 24HR SCREENPLAY CHALLENGE WINNER — MAY 2021

Short Screenplay. 5 pages.

Genre: Scifi, Drama, Adventure, Action.

Logline: Agents Mulder and Scully are sent forth into the infamous Skinwalker Ranch, but something along the way leads them to another reality.

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Genre: Comedy, Action, Adventure. Feature-Length Script. 106 pages.

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. 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: 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: 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.