I create low budget, grounded, genre and hybrid-genre TV Series and Films, and I like to think of myself as a queer futurist! A little bit John Carpenter meets Jon Waters, with a dose of John Cameron Mitchell! (The Holy Jon Trifecta). Check out my Writer/Director Reel to the right for a short sample of some of my work.
I'm currently developing multiple Feature and TV projects, and am planning to shoot some of the short films I've been writing in the coming year. Look below for samples from my screenwriting portfolio. If you're a showrunner or producer looking to Staff a room or a Writing Room Assistant, a director that mentors aspiring filmmakers, looking for collaboration, or interested in one of my projects or portfolio for representation, producing, optioning, or funding--please reach out and lets chat!
For Accolades, Resumé, and Highlights--skip to the bottom of the page
*COVERFLY RED LIST-
#3 Western Television (Half Hour)
*2nd Rounder for Launch Pad Pilot Competition
PILOT SCRIPT, PITCH DECK AVAILABLE TO READ.
PILOT SCRIPT , PITCH DECK AVAILABLE TO READ.
LOW BUDGET DARK COMEDY/SCI-FI. 5 MINUTES.
*Coverfly Red List--Top 29%
*BIG APPLE FILM FESTIVAL SCREENPLAY COMPETITION
*SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL SCREENWRITING COMPETITION FINALIST
SCRIPT/PITCH DECK AVAILABLE
DARK COMEDY/CRIME DRAMA. 15 MINUTES
SCRIPT/PITCH DECK AVAILABLE
1990s Bay Area Creature Feature
April 1999, days after Columbine--Drea wants her band to play Prom at their Private Catholic Prep School. They get their chance when the new Principal proposes having two proms in light of recent events: one for the "cool kids" and one for, well, everyone else. Everyone's on board--but there's a lot more to this radical new Principal's experiment, and it's going to make for a HELL of a night.
Present Day--Portland, Or.
Sofia--a former Mafia Capo from Genoa, Italy--comes out of hiding to find her missing, estranged daughter in modern day Portland, Oregon. Unfamiliar with the landscape, Sofia forms a bond with her daughter's wife, and a retired cop who volunteered as a security guard for their bakery. Together, they scour a beautiful and depraved landscape that seems to exist off any discernible grid in hopes that Mo is still alive.
Crime Drama-1981 Chicago
SHORT FILMS (shot):
NUTELLA (DIGITAL); OH BONDAGE, UP YOURS! (B&W, 16MM, SILENT)
SHORT FILM SCRIPTS:
MAYO (a dark comedy/crime caper), END TIMES (a comedic sci-fi)
PIER VALENTINO'S: SHOW WITHOUT END! (ALL EPISODES AND SEGMENTS);
2 EPISODES OF
BY C. JULIAN JIMINEZ AND DENEEN REYNOLDS KNOT.
EVERY LOVE STORY ENDS IN TEARS (by Nidia Medina, NYC FRINGE), ONE MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL, NY MADNESS, SHITFUCK RIPUPS (Written & Produced by Sarah Shaeffer), WORKSHOPS OF MY OWN PLAYS WITH THEATRE 167, NY MADNESS, NUYORICAN, THE TANK, FULLSTOP COLLECTIVE, AND OTHERS.
LONDON FILM SCHOOL--1 TERM
MULTIPLE HOWLROUND GRANT RECIPIENT
COVERFLY RED LIST RANKED-TOP 24%
Launch Pad 2nd Round Placement
FOR MY TV SERIES PILOT:
#5 Western TV Half-Hour
END TIMES, a short film, received an
Honorable Mention in The Big Apple Film Festival's 2023 Screenplay Competition,
and is on Coverfly's Red List.
ORCHARD PROJECT EPISODIC LAB ,
SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL SCREENWRITING COMPETITION FINALIST.
THEATRE RESIDENCIES: EMERGING ARTISTS THEATRE, NUYORICAN POETS CAFE, GRANGE HALL CULTURAL CENTER., AND THE TANK, SO-FI FESTIVAL.
CREATOR OF ALL THINGS PIER VALENTINO!
ARTICLES FOR PULP MAG, THE KITCHEN OnSscreen, BrokenGlass
SCREENWRITING/TV WRITING TEACHER/MENTOR--ANDREA CIANNAVEI.
Private Catholic Mixtape '89-'01
You're (No) Good -or- A Priori A Posteriori
Pier Valentino's: SHOW WITHOUT END! (The Final Broadcast)
The Emperor I of Bensonhurst (and Parts of Bath Beach)
Soil Part 1 & 2
There Are Too Many Of Us
Penn Station Intergalatico
PITCHED PLAYS (not written)
Over Ten Plays for One One Minute Play Festival