FEATURE LENGTH SCREENPLAYS

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CITY OF TREES

A feature-length drama.

Bobby Burnham returns to his hometown to care for his dying mother, but things begin to unravel when Bobby rekindles a romance with his now-married high school sweetheart and his black-sheep brother returns to town, pushing Bobby to confront hard choices about love and family. COMPS: You Can Count On Me, August: Osage County

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2019 SELECTION (1 OF 10) | PLUME & PELLICULE SCREENWRITING RESIDENCY
2019 WINNER | FILMMATIC DRAMA SCREENPLAY AWARDS
2019 FINALIST | ATLANTA INTERNATIONAL SCREENPLAY AWARDS
2019 FINALIST | SCREENWRITING MASTER COMPETITION
2019 FINALIST | BLOCK ISLAND FILM FESTIVAL
2019 SEMI-FINALIST | PAGE AWARDS
2018 BEST SCREENPLAY | LOS ANGELES INT’L SCREENPLAY AWARDS
2018 GRAND PRIZE WINNER | STORYPROS SCREENWRITING COMPETITION
2018 WINNER - DRAMA CATEGORY | LOW LIGHT INT’L SCREENPLAY COMPETITION
2018 FINALIST | JOHN MILIUS SCREENWRITING AWARD
2018 FINALIST | INROADS SCREENWRITING FELLOWSHIP
2018 FINALIST | OAXACA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
2018 FINALIST | CATALINA FILM FESTIVAL
2018 FINALIST | SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SCREENPLAY COMPETITION
2018 FINALIST | SCREENPLAY FESTIVAL
2018 FINALIST | COVELLITE FILM FESTIVAL
2018 FINALIST | CINDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL
2018 FINALIST | WINDY CITY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
2018 FINALIST | SANDWICHES FILM FESTIVAL
2018 SECOND ROUNDER | AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL
2019 SEMI-FINALIST | ATLANTA FILM FESTIVAL
2018 SEMI-FINALIST | SCREENCRAFT FELLOWSHIP
2018 SEMI-FINALIST | SCREENCRAFT DRAMA CONTEST
2018 SEMI-FINALIST | SWITZERLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

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DEAD DON’T SPEAK

A feature-length crime thriller.

NEW. In 1955, when a young woman goes missing from a dusty ranching town, obsessive deputy sheriff Alice Skuyler’s investigation leads to a history of abducted girls and Alice’s confrontation with her own complicated past. COMPS: Silence of the Lambs, Zodiac

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2019 QUARTER-FINALIST | NICHOLL FELLOWSHIP
2019 SECOND ROUNDER | AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL

 

TELEPLAYS

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BRANDED

A 1-hour serialized western crime drama.

Rudy Strom, a disgraced ex-state trooper turned cattle cop, is pulled into police detective Isabela Quintana’s murder investigation of a prominent ranching family when their cattle are found skinned alive. The duo’s investigation uncovers ties to The Cord, a secretive, militarized religious sect that shuns the police, banks and hospitals to protect their way of life—and punish those who turn against them. COMPS: The Killing, Big Love, True Detective

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2019 FINALIST | INROADS FILMMATIC SCREENWRITING FELLOWSHIP
2018 FINALIST | LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL SCREENPLAY AWARDS
2018 OFFICIAL SELECTION (1 OF 8) | NYTVF SCRIPTS
2018 OFFICIAL SELECTION | SMASHCUT SCREENWRITING AWARDS
2018 TOP 20 SELECTION | ROADMAP JUMPSTART WRITING COMPETITION
2018 FINALIST | SCREENPLAY FESTIVAL
2018 FINALIST | CREATIVE WORLD AWARDS
2018 FINALIST | TWISTER ALLEY FILM FESTIVAL
2018 SECOND ROUNDER | AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL
2019 SEMI-FINALIST | NYC INTERNATIONAL SCREENPLAY AWARDS
2018 SEMI-FINALIST | CINESTORY TV RETREAT & FELLOWSHIP
2018 SEMI-FINALIST | CINEQUEST SCREENPLAY COMPETITION
2018 SEMI-FINALIST | SCREENCRAFT PILOT LAUNCH COMPETITION
2018 SEMI-FINALIST | SCREENCRAFT FELLOWSHIP
2018 SEMI-FINALIST | FADE IN AWARDS - TV PILOT COMPETITION
2017 OFFICIAL SELECTION | WESCREENPLAY TELEVISION COMPETITION
2017 BEST PILOT SCRIPT | BARE BONES FILM FESTIVAL

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ECCO, IDAHO

A 1-hour serialized sci-fi thriller.

On the dusty outskirts of Eisenhower’s America, George Hennesey, a failed geophysicist who has never forgiven himself for the disappearance of his sister, and Cat Clausen, a teenage rebel outcast, stumble into greatest technology race the world has ever known when Cat’s best friend vanishes off the face of the planet. COMPS: Dark (Germany), Stranger Things

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2019 FINALIST | NASHVILLE FILM FESTIVAL SCREENPLAY COMPETITION
2019 FINALIST | CATALYST CONTENT FESTIVAL
2019 FINALIST | NYC INTERNATIONAL SCREENPLAY AWARDS
2019 FINALIST | ATLANTA INTERNATIONAL SCREENPLAY AWARDS
2019 SEMI-FINALIST | FADE IN AWARDS - TV PILOT COMPETITION
2019 SEMI-FINALIST | SUN VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL SCREENWRITING COMPETITION
2019 SEMI-FINALIST | STAGE 32 PILOT COMPETITION
2019 SECOND ROUNDER | AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL
2019 OFFICIAL SELECTION | SCRIPT SUMMIT

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ZAIRE

A 1-hour serialized crime drama.

NEW. Based on a true story. After being sent to the new African country of Zaire as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer, opportunist Dicky Albers quickly becomes embroiled in escalating illegal endeavors — from money-changing to laundering illegal profits from diamond smuggling, and finally becoming a CIA informant — all the while balancing it with his marriage to a Congolese woman and raising two multiracial daughters leading to the evacuation of ex-pats during the 1991 country collapse. COMPS: Ozark, Narcos

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SWEETLY

A 30-minute serialized crime drama.

NEW. Dale Sweetly, a freelance corporate fixer with a rare spinal condition, is dispatched to a small timber town to use any means necessary to steal a secret that threatens to cripple the global petroleum industry. COMPS: Barry, Breaking Bad

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ZERO POINT

A 1-hour serialized pre-apocalyptic thriller.

Consumed by the strange and abrupt death of her son, Dr. Alex Embry investigates a mysterious disease that she alone believes will bring about human colony collapse starting with the youngest generation first. Co-written/co-created with Gregory Bayne. COMPS: The Killing, X-Files

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2018 SCREENPLAY FINALIST | ITVFEST
2016 OFFICIAL SELECTION | IFP'S FILM WEEK
2016 OFFICIAL SELECTION | TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL DIGITAL CREATORS MARKET
2015 FELLOW | IFP EPISODIC LAB
2015 OFFICIAL SELECTION | TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL N.O.W. PROGRAM
2014 OFFICIAL SELECTION | IFP FILM WEEK

SHORT FILMS SCRIPTS

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CARBON

A sci-fi western short film.

A sheep rancher's carefully constructed life begins to unravel when she discovers strange happenings on her ranch.

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2015 BEST SHORT SCREENPLAY | SUN VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL