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) I love dark comedy, raw emotion, high stakes, and emotionally rooted narratives.. I love imperfect, tragicomic human beings and circumstances. My worlds are boldly diverse, queer saturated, femme forward, muscular and tender, multi-lingual and multi-generational, and break down societal norms with an irreverent and passionate wrecking ball. My goal is to elevate and evolve genre storytelling, and to place characters and circumstances in the forefront of stories in which they've been--if included at all--often sidelined, stereotyped, and ridiculed. My work is a lot like me: punk, queer, and geeky. It's loving, but always has a bite. It is both familiar and alien. It is emotional, and cerebal. It is serious, and not so serious. It believes that silliness can be as powerful an act of resistance as any other, but it's not afraid to rage and scream against a world full of broken systems, broken dreams, suffering, and cruelty.
NEO-WESTERN/ ANTHOLOGY SERIES.
30 MINUTE, 8 EPISODE, SINGLE CAMERA SERIES.
LOCATION: SAN FRANCISCO AND SANTA ROSA, CA.
*COVERFLY RED LIST-
#3 Western Television (Half Hour)
#17 Western in the past Month
#1 Western Television (Half Hour) in the past month
*2nd Rounder for Launch Pad Pilot Competition
PILOT SCRIPT, PITCH DECK AVAILABLE TO READ.
LOW BUDGET SCI-FI/DARK COMEDY.
30 MINUTE, 8 EPISODE, SINGLE CAMERA.
LOCATION: NEW YORK CITY/TRI STATE AREA.
PILOT SCRIPT , PITCH DECK AVAILABLE TO READ.
ABSURDIST/COMING OF AGE COMEDY
CO-WRITTEN/CREATED WITH NIDIA MEDINA
(based on her play)
30 MIN, 8 EPISODE, SINGLE CAMERA.
LOCATION: A FAKE TOWN IN CONNECTICUT
PILOT SCRIPT, TREATMENT AVAILABLE.
*ORCHARD PROJECT EPISODIC LAB FINALIST
LOW BUDGET DARK COMEDY/SCI-FI. 5 MINUTES.
*Coverfly Red List--Top 29%
*BIG APPLE FILM FESTIVAL SCREENPLAY COMPETITION
SCRIPT/PITCH DECK AVAILABLE
DARK COMEDY/CRIME DRAMA. 15 MINUTES
LOCATION: PDX AND NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
SCRIPT/PITCH DECK AVAILABLE
DARK COMEDY. 15 MINUTES
LOCATION: NORTHERN CALIFORNIA--BAY AREA
DARK COMEDY/ B&W Short Film. 3 MINUTES
QUEER/STONER/ADULT SWIM LATE NIGHT COMEDY.
30 MIN, 10 EPISODE. ONGOING.
FAUX VARIETY/FAKE PUBLIC ACCESS SHOW.
PITCH DECK FOR SERIES,
DEMO EPISODE/SEGMENTS AVAILABLE
Treatment, 2 Screenplay Drafts
*MULTIPLE HOWLROUND GRANT RECIPIENT.
OPTIONED SCREENPLAY ADAPTATION OF AN AWARD WINNING PLAY by J. Nicole Brooks.
Based in Portland, Oregon
A Queer, Neon-Noir Crime Drama
Bay Area Based. Creature Feature/Horror
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
PIER is a tragi-comic character that I have layed on Stage, in VarietyComedy shows, and on camera as a webseries that I write, shoot, direct, and cut.
MULTIPLE APPEARANCES AS PIER VALENTINO AT SHAWN RANDALL'S SYMPHONICS LIVE AT BOWERY POETRY CLUB, AND ECHT'S FEAR/LOVE AND 61LOCAL.
PIER VALENTINO's SHOW WITHOUT END! (THE FINAL BROADCAST)
PIER VALENTINIO'S IMAGINARY FRIEND CABARET
WERE PRESENTED AT SO-FI FESTIVAL, THE TANK AND GRANGE HALL CUTLRUAL CENTER IN 2018-2019.
*Currently being developed into a TV series