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The Land of Nadine

*Winner - Desertscape International Film Festival

*Finalist - Houston Comedy Film Festival

*Finalist - Chicago Comedy Film Festival

*Finalist - Portland Comedy Film Festival

*Official Selection - New York City International Screenplay Awards

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. 

The Bucklanders

*Finalist - Screenwriting Sage Contest - Feature Comedy 

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

*Semifinalist (Top 5) - Desertscape International Film Festival 

*Quarterfinalist - Filmmatic Comedy Screenplay Awards

*Official Selection - Freedom Festival International 

*Official Selection - Atlanta Comedy Film Festival 

*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 (Top 2) - Desertscape International Film Festival

*Semifinalist - Cordillera International Film Festival 

*Quarterfinalist - The Great American Script Contest

*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 Real, Actual End of the World 

*Finalist - Texas Short Film Festival - Dark Comedy Screenplay Competition

*Finalist - Austin After Dark Film Festival

*Quarterfinalist - Screencraft Screenwriting Fellowship

*Official Selection - Toronto Comedy Film & Screenplay Festival

*Official Selection - Dark Comedy Film Festival 

As Western civilization crumbles around them, four dental students embark on a road trip through the American South in order to get an operation before rising sea levels kill the last doctor in Florida.

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. 

Emmett of Xendia 

*Finalist - Other Worlds Film Festival

*Finalist - Beaufort International Film Festival

*Official Selection - FilmQuest Film Festival

*Official Selection - Yucca Valley Film Festival 

*Official Selection - KinoDrome International Motion Picture & Screenplay Festival 

Upset at how the human media has been portraying them, an adventure party of insecure magical creatures kidnaps a Manhattan teenager and takes him on a quest in hopes of showing him they aren’t losers. 

Paulie & Constantine

*Finalist - Las Vegas International Film & Screenplay Festival

*Official Selection - Golden State Film Festival

*Official Selection - Open Gate International Film Festival

A young father travels through time to avoid paying a debt to the mob, but the future proves to be just as dangerous when he partners with a suicidal millennial to save his long-lost son, escape a bloodthirsty gang and stop an alien invasion of New Jersey. 


*Best Screenplay Nominee - San Pedro International Film Festival

*Semifinalist - The Southern California Screenplay Competition

In Ancient Mesopotamia, a group of poor teenagers are the first to accidentally discover cheese, but their schemes to keep it all to themselves and monopolize a lucrative new market have unforeseen consequences for both their friendship and the trajectory of the Bronze Age.

Brie & Ezra Kinda Lost It

*Semifinalist - Santa Barbara International Screenplay Awards

Two former “gifted kids” develop a romance after their respective mental breakdowns when they take a gap year between high school and college. 


*Semifinalist - Sunvale Screenplay Contest

While the rest of the world is plunged into World War III, a family of British researchers and a runaway cult from Nevada unite to build a new settlement in Greenland on top of a misplaced nuclear bomb.


*Official Selection - Marina Del Rey Film Festival

*Official Selection - LA Punk Film Festival

In the 1900 Olympics, a French schoolboy was picked at random to reduce the weight of the Dutch rowing team and steer them to victory before disappearing - fourteen years later, he’s on a desperate mission to survive the First World War and prove his champion status to the love of his life.

First Team

When a naive Hollywood production assistant is accidentally abducted by an extraterrestrial film crew, he gets trained as a talent wrangler on their latest movie alongside a non-union cast and crew of fantastical aliens.

Beech Grove 

The last two survivors in post-nuclear Indianapolis attempt to escape the radiation, only to realize that the entirety of human history is a ruse created by two insecure mid-level gods desperate to make them fall in love.

Finding Dogs in Expo Park

A mentally ill magician’s assistant in Los Angeles moves to a new neighborhood, where he explores new romances, learns what it means to be needed and experiences supernatural events involving a disappearing Mexican restaurant.

Pops: The Rise of the Bell Arch Speech Team

A goody-two-shoes theatre kid desperate to belong and a spoiled stoner hoping to prove himself to his family join forces at their Midwestern college to resurrect its long-defunct speech and debate team.

The Aerosol Salesman (Or: 48 Uses For Postcards)

When two salespeople - a dim-witted man with a heart of gold and a jaded woman on a pointless mission - meet in a backwards Indiana town, they must win over the locals by embracing their native brand of love, family and hijinks.

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.

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