Screenplays/ STAGE PLAYS

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PIANO LESSONS

A gay teen romance set in the rural south of the 1950's.

Screenplay

-Semifinalist, 2019 LGBTQ Screenwriting Competition

-First Scenes Winner, 2018 LGBT Toronto Film Festival, First Scenes Table Read with professional actors

-First Place, 2016 Tea Dance Gay & Lesbian Film Festival -Feature Screenplay Competition

-First Place    Honolulu Film Festival- Feature Screenplay Competition

-First Place    One-in-Ten Screenwriting Competition

-Second Rounder      Austin Film Festival--Feature Screenwriting Competition/ Drama Category

-Selected Project        Squaw Valley Community of Writers, Screenwriting Program

-Finalist       Gay Charlotte Screenwriting Competition

-Semifinalist     Lone Star Screenwriting Competition

-Quarterfinalist     Empire Screenplay Contest

-Quarterfinalist      Fade In Screenwriting Competition

-Quarterfinalist      Writer's Network Screenwriting Competition

-Selected Project     Milledgeville Film Festival

-Honorable Mention   Canada International Film Festival/ Write Brothers Screenplay Competition

 

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ARCADIA

A drama set in Palo Alto, CA circa late 1990’s.

-Second Rounder    Austin Film Festival/ Feature Screenwriting Competition (Twice!)

-Quarterfinalist      Fade In Magazine Screenwriting Competition

-Quarterfinalist      The Underexposed Screenwriting Competition

-Selected Project    Milledgeville Film Festival

 

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VON $TROHEIM

Biopic—The life and times of silent film director Erich von Stroheim.

-Semifinalist      Fade In Magazine Screenwriting Competition

-Quarterfinalist    PAGE Award Screenwriting Competition

 

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QUEENSGATE

A dark dramedy set in contemporary London. Sequel to UPTOWNERS.

-First Place     2016 British Independent Film Festival -Best Unproduced Screenplay

 

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THE RECYCLED STATESMAN

A contemporary political eco-fable set in the rural south.

-Quarterfinalist    Writer's Network Screenplay Competition

 

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HOME FIRES

A prodigal son returns to his hometown in the contemporary rural south.

- Semifinalist, 2017 Southeastern International Film Festival

-Top Three Finalist    2016 Milledgeville Film Festival -Feature Screenwriting Competition

-Finalist     Pilotquest NYC Television Writing Competition

-Honorable Mention     The Underexposed Screenwriting Competition

 

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SEVENTH SON

Members of a traveling tent revival encounter obstacles as they travel across the south and southwest.

-Semifinalist     Lone Star Screenwriting Competition

 

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JACK

Biopic about the life and times of Beat author Jack Kerouac.

 

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UPTOWNERS

Noir-ish dramedy about a dysfunctional New Orleans family.

-Quarterfinalist    Writer's Network Screenwriting Competition

 

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“Don’t Flush It!”

A comedy about things you should never flush down the toilet.

  • Commissioned by GCSU Department of Theatre & Dance and GC Green. Based on student research. Staged and screened at Georgia College & State University on mutiple occasions—as a part of Earth Day Activities and COPLAC (Council of Public & Liberal Arts Colleges) Conferences .

  • Filmed version of first performance screened at 2018 AASHE (Association for Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education) Conference in Pittsburgh, PA.


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“ROUTE OF ALL EVIL”

Two waitresses plot to rob a would-be preacher of his money only to get caught up in his deadly schemes instead. Made into a short film.

Winner:  Landmark Theatres Festival Scholarship Award at the Big Easy Shorts Film Festival

-Quarterfinalist    Fade In Screenwriting Competition

Images from “Route of All Evil.” Photos by Jeff Pound.