FEATURE SCREENPLAYS

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The Bucklanders

*Finalist - Screenwriting Sage Contest - Feature Comedy 

*Finalist - Austin Comedy FiIm Festival - Dark Comedy Screenplay Competition

*Official Selection - Freedom Festival International

*Official Selection - Austin Spotlight Film Festival

Drawn together by a strange job opportunity, four young British professionals in the 1830s travel the world and witness historic events through a series of intercontinental shenanigans in service to an eccentric geologist. 

Orion's Pants

*Finalist - Desertscape International Film Festival

*Semifinalist - Cordillera International Film Festival 

*Official Selection - Austin Comedy Film Festival 

Two estranged comedy partners and a high school science teacher are the first to realize that planet Earth is shrinking beneath them, and unfortunately for the rest of humanity, it looks like they're the only ones who can unravel an intergalactic conspiracy. 

The Land of Nadine

*Finalist - Houston Comedy Film Festival - Dark Comedy Screenplay Competition

*Finalist - Portland Comedy Film Festival - Dark Comedy Screenplay Competition

During the Cold War, five dumb and privileged grandkids of a deceased wealthy entrepreneur don't inherit any actual money - but they do receive a square mile of land on the Swedish coast, where they attempt to evade the draft and make some cash, only to have their buffoonery push them ever deeper into geopolitical conflict. 

Untitled Roman Brain Project

*Top 20% - Academy Nicholl Fellowship

*Official Selection - Montreal International Film Festival 

*Official Selection - Silicon Beach Film Festival 

*Official Selection - Austin Spotlight Film Festival

When a mild-mannered office worker in the mind of a 12-year-old boy is promoted to Head of Brain Development, she and her team have to navigate the dark and absurd world of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in order to guide him through puberty. 

The Aerosol Salesman (Or: 48 Uses For Postcards)

When a dim-witted salesman meets a cunning, jaded saleswoman in a backwards Indiana town, they must win over the local yokels by getting a taste of their brand of love, family and distinctly human hijinks. 

Upper Management

When a data entry clerk for Heaven realizes his crucial software is down, he must go down to Earth and manually document the lives of two souls: a bubbly, Heaven-bound sorority girl and a misunderstood, Hell-bound convict.

Maria Beats 

A washed-up hip-hop producer moves back in with her ne’er-do-well father in North Carolina, where the only job she can find is composing music for a low-budget Shark Week program, but her quirky new production crew helps her embrace a major detour to her Hollywood dreams. 

Frederick Montego and the Sand Navy

Helplessly in love with his best friend, a cunning bookstore employee must get closer to her by joining her secret society of twenty-somethings who are paid by an ingenious quadriplegic stoner to live the exciting life he never could. 

Kincaid

            A sarcastic, uninspired sculptress moves to a small Nevada town to take care of her grandparents’ old house, where she must lead the local senior artists' club to put on an unforgettable gala in order to reinvigorate their creative passions.

The Switchers

*Winner—2016 Indiana University IMP Capstone Award

            Five strangers from across the Midwest share the ability for their souls to jump bodies involuntarily; in order to halt an assassination attempt, they must band together as a family and

master their condition.

Ponnaka

When an arrogant but gifted American language student is stranded in a small Cambodian town, he learns the ritualistic art of shadow puppet theatre while wrestling with his fragile notions of masculinity, culture and race.