Screenplays

 

PIANO LESSONS

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

AWARDS

-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

 

ARCADIA

A dark dramedy set in Palo Alto and San Francisco, CA.

-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

 

VON $TROHEIM

The life and work of director and actor Erich von Stroheim, set in the early days of Hollywood.

-Semifinalist      Fade In Magazine Screenwriting Competition

-Quarterfinalist    PAGE Award Screenwriting Competition

 

QUEENSGATE

A dark dramatic comedy set in London. Sequel to UPTOWNERS.

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

 

THE RECYCLED STATESMAN

A political eco-fable set in the contemporary south.

-Quarterfinalist    Writer's Network Screenplay Competition

 

HOME FIRES

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

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

-Finalist     Pilotquest NYC Television Writing Competition

-Honorable Mention     The Underexposed Screenwriting Competition

 

SEVENTH SON

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

-Semifinalist     Lone Star Screenwriting Competition

 

JACK: A PORTRAIT OF KEROUAC

The life and times of Beat author Jack Kerouac.

 

UPTOWNERS

Noir-ish  dramedy about a dysfunctional family in New Orleans.

-Quarterfinalist    Writer's Network Screenwriting Competition

 

And the short screenplay:

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