Memories made top 15% in Nicholl Fellowship

Made it to the top 15%, 1,016 scripts out of 7442. Ehh. Guess it’s better than not making it.

This is the 2nd to last contest Memories is entered into. Results for the last one should be announce sometime in August then I’m retiring this one from the contest circuit. It turned out to be a decent writing sample which at this point in my screenwriting “career” (I use that term loosely), is pretty much what I’m looking for.


Memories made Quarter Finals in BlueCat!

Memories is inching it’s way up. Quarter Finals is the top 5% (225 out of 4500 entries). I have my fingers and toes crossed it makes it at least to the next level. I seem to bottom out at Quarters all the time. 😛


MEMORIES – TOP 10% in BlueCat!!

Step one in advancing in the BlueCat Screenplay Competition is making the top 10%. “Memories” is on the list. A fine accomplishment being as though there were 4494 entries. BlueCat Top 10%.

Next step is to make the Quarter Finals which will be announced on March 1st. Fingers crossed. 


New Review on short, “The Creation of Oz”

Again I have to thank the lovely and talented, Janet Goodman-Clarke for showcasing another one of my shorts on Simply Scripts. This time it was, “The Creation of Oz”, reviewed by Michael O’Farrell. Click here for the REVIEW.

This short bombed in the NYCMM challenge I wrote it for, but I’d get over that pretty quick if someone filmed it. 🙂



New review and new short added

New review added: “Shootin’ the Shorts” reviewed the first screenplay I ever wrote, “Waterfall”. I wrote it back in 2002, did a rewrite to clean it up some years later. This is an American tale, many of us will be able to relate to … in the end. 🙂 Click here to read the 3 pager, “Waterfall“.  Click here for the Review of Waterfall.

New short added: The Apple Story“, my second round entry for the 48 hour/2014 NYCMM Short Screenplay Challenge. My group was assigned GENRE: Action/Adventure — LOCATION: an apple orchard — OBJECT: an air mattress

My first round entry really bombed, although I really liked it. As a result of that low score, I have no chance to move forward to round 3 but figured I write a 2nd rounder anyway. Elements of adventure, horror and fantasy in this one. I’m on the fence about it. Curious if anyone likes it. 

UPDATE: The Apple Story ended up placing. I guess it was pretty good. 🙂


2 New Shorts Added…

Nathan Green –  a 14 page horror written for Simply Scripts October 2014 “OWC” One Week Challenge.

LOGLINE: When a woman struggling to deal with her recent separation buys a jacket from a thrift store, she inadvertently lets another bad man into her life.

The Creation of Oz a 5 page historic fiction family film written for the first round of NYCMM’s 2014 Screenwriter’s Challenge.

LOGLINE:  (period piece 1865) – When a deadly tornado threatens his aunt’s farm, an imaginative boy entertains his family with a fantastical story while they ride out the storm in the cramped quarters of an underground shelter.



Two reviews and another “consider” for MEMORIES!

Thanks to Danny Manus for your very insightful review and the “consider”!!

And thank you. Janet Goodman-Clarke, for your thoughtful and entertaining review. Hopefully some Indie filmmaker will see it, read it, love it and film it!!


“A Woman Scorned” – OPTIONED

I’m really looking forward to seeing this filmed. A film student picked it up so it’s a non-exclusive option and won’t be entered into any festivals so it’s still available if anyone else wants to give it a shot.


Best Ensemble Comedy Screenplay!

Thank you Broad Humor Film Festival!! Had a great time in LA, met some wonderful people and can’t wait to go back!!

BHFF award pic

Broad Humor award graphic