This page contains a sampling of completed screenplays. I also serve as a Script Reader for Austin Film Festival. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you would like to chat about writing!
The Trade Winds (Feature - Drama)
A grief-stricken sailor oversee a shipment from New England to the West Indies during the Civil War; a perilous journey that forces him to confront the forces of Nature, brutality of Caribbean slave trade and his own longing for the family he lost to battle. This feature screenplay was a Quarter-finalist in the American Zoetrope Screenplay Competition; Quarter-finalist in the We Screenplay Diverse Voices Screenwriting Lab; and Quarter-finalist in the LA International Screenplay Awards (2021.)
And Algae Always Collected At The End Of That Canal (Feature - Drama)
A young woman faces memories of departed family members as she reunites with a childhood friend to search the bottom of a lake in hopes of finding a relic from her youth. This feature screenplay placed in the Second Round of the Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition.
The Collection of Blood (formerly, "Sergei Yudin's Bank," Feature - Drama)
Inspired by true events, this is the story of a Russian surgeon who overcame catastrophic injuries to become a renowned doctor and found the World's first blood bank - only to find himself hunted by the KGB. This feature screenplay placed in the Quarterfinals of the Bluecat Screenplay Competition, Top 4% of the Academy Nicholl Screenplay Fellowship, and Second Round of the Alfred P. Sloan Sundance Institute Fellowship.
Green Cab on Broadway (Feature - Drama)
An Iranian man becomes an illegal cab driver in an effort to stave off deportation after losing his job. This feature screenplay was a Quarter-finalist in the Bluecat Screenplay Competition and the Second Round of the Austin Film Festival's Screenplay Competition.
The Greenhouse (Short)
An elderly botanist threatens to unravel a tragic family secret when he is hired to catalogue rare plants on an abandoned estate. This short screenplay placed in the Second Round of Austin Film Festival's Screenplay Competition.
The Last Damn Tudor In Grosse Pointe (Feature - Comedy)
A dysfunctional family of five searches for the perfect home in an upscale suburb of Detroit. Completed in 2021.
The Haitian Applicant (Short)
A destitute Haitian man has an encounter with two tourists that leads to unexpected consequences. This short screenplay placed as a Semi-Finalist in the Bluecat Screenplay Fellini Competition.
A well known financial analyst and TV host loses her reputation and moves back to the Midwest, where she befriends a former classmate and petty criminal with a closed head injury. The first series in The Canal Trilogy, a group of TV shows focused on the waterfront communities of Metro Detroit.
Catamaran (TV Pilot - Drama)
The death of an oil baron leaves his eccentric family stranded aboard the yacht he created to escape the perilous consequences of climate change. Pilot episode of a limited science fiction series.