I’m not a failed screenwriter who went into advertising as a fallback. I’m an ad writer who chose to become a failed screenwriter on purpose. All scripts are available for production. They’re also copyrighted and registered with the WGA, so no pilfering.
Realistic dialogue is my speciality, if coverage services are to be trusted. Feel free to employ me as a script doctor.
Note: Several of these shorts were written as part of timed screenplay competitions. So if you’re wondering why one features a ghostly hamster or why I, a sober-minded individual, would set one inside a medical marijuana dispensary, that’s why.
Golden Acres – If you crossed Seinfeld’s parents with “Arrested Development,” you’d end up at Golden Acres. – Comedy, 11 pages
Chinaball – When a covert operation unearths unexpected enemies, a pair of CIA operatives must fight tooth and nail to keep the right secrets safe and the wrong people silenced. – Spy Thriller, 8 pages
The Envelope Please – One man learns to be careful for what he asks in this period homage to Rod Serling. – Sci-Fi, 14 pages
Princess Maggie – A young girl’s window holds the secret to her true identity. – Fantasy, 20 pages
Passers – When cloning is outlawed, only outlaws will have clones. – Sci-Fi, 12 pages
Love Buds – An emotionally-stunted widower seeks a second chance from a purveyor of medicinal marijuana before their nascent relationship gets nipped in the bud. – Romantic Comedy, 5 pages
Terror Nova – In 1912, the second expedition to reach the South Pole discovers an unwelcome gift from the first – a most unlikely specter of doom. – Horror, 5 pages
Hear No Evil, Eat No Evil – A teenage girl discovers that growing older does not automatically equal growing wiser, and that fighting for what one believes in can result in unintended consequences. – Comedy, 5 pages
Heads You Lose – When a spy comes in from the cold to rescue an old friend she discovers two heads are definitely better than none. – Sci-Fi/Spy, 5 pages
The Next Big Thing – After a struggling pool cleaner unwittingly gets tagged as Hollywood’s new “It Boy,” he finds himself fighting the trappings of instant celebrity and a ruthless paparazzo in order to rescue his nascent career and, more importantly, the love of America’s Sweetheart. – 102 pages
The Roaring – A skeptical professor witnesses his wife’s suicide, triggering his long-repressed ability to see evil incarnate. But when he learns his estranged teenage daughter may have inherited his “gift,” he discovers that saving her from a rogue preacher’s apocalyptic machinations may be the secret to his own redemption. – 104 pages