A Selection of Scripts - Television, Features, Theater

 

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TELEVISION

The Girl Next Door (drama, 1 hour)

Kidnapped as a boy and caged for 14 years, a young man kills his captors and goes on the run with an unlikely ally -- their daughter. Fighting against the system that broke and forgot them, this millennial "Bonnie and Clyde" become public enemy number one and the world's most famous celebutantes, delivering poetic justice with a power authorities just can't stop -- social media.

9 episodes written

Writers - Joe McClean, Rich Wong, Brad Kayl, Barry Finnegan

- Deck

- Pilot Script

P.O.W. Story 
(historical drama, 4-part limited series)

 

The secret love affair of a captured German soldier and a black American woman stampeding through WW2, Jim Crow, and personal tragedy. Based on largely forgotten historical events from a well-documented era and characters born from the experiences of many.

4 episodes written

- Deck

- Pilot Script

The Fixers (sci-fi drama, 1 hour)

Captains of two clandestine, time-traveling teams called The Fixers go head to head when deep personal loss sets them on opposing missions to Fix the past.

2 episodes written

- Deck

- Pilot Script

Apartment 36 
(supernatural drama, half hour)

 

After Trent Samuels starts a new job as an apartment manager, he finds himself wrapped up in the building's disturbing, murderous history - a history that may be his own.

Pilot written

- Deck

- Script

Sins of Survivors 
(historical drama, 1 hour)

 

Set in 1937 Detroit, in the once-thriving, slum of Black Bottom, booze is recently legal and race tensions are rising in the auto industry. Now brothers Buddy and Paul Hawkins are locked in a fight to hold onto the wealth, power, and influence they built illegally during prohibition.

Pilot written

- Pitch Video (narrated by Blair Underwood)

- Pilot Script

Toppers Go Down 
(dystopian drama, 1 hour)

 

Two worlds: one above ground embracing a surveillance state, the other literally underground to avoid the “eye in the sky.” After a young topper commits an accidental crime, her life flips upside down when she and her father flee underground to avoid the penalties of a state that sees all.

Pilot written

- Pilot Script

FEATURES​

Viral (psychological thriller)

After his wife goes missing, Andrew follows a mysterious trail of security footage into a paranoid cycle of deceit and horrifying crimes.

Blair Underwood attached to Star and Direct.

- Director's Book

- Script

The Mighty Vandals (drama)

The true story of a mostly Mexican high school basketball team from a poor Arizona mining town, who, in the face of racism and poverty, went undefeated to win the state championship in 1951.

- Deck

- Script

The Phoenix Exchange (action comedy)

A loyal Mercenary, his badass Ex-Girlfriend, and their overzealous Sidekick fight off Pirates, mother fucking Indian Warriors, and the deadliest Motorcycle Gang the world has ever seen to deliver a life-saving package to a dying Crime Boss.

- One Sheet

- Script

Reflected (contained supernatural thriller)

A disturbed young woman returns to the childhood home where she last saw an untainted girl looking back at her from the other side of the mirror, but the reflection she finds isn’t so innocent.

- Deck

- Script

The Drama Club (drama - already produced)

In a twisted maze of ex-lovers, old grudges, and new spouses, friends who haven't seen each other in 20 years fall down a rabbit hole of alcohol-fueled bad decisions.

- Trailer

- Script

Life Tracker (drama - already produced)

If DNA could predict your future, would you want to know? A faux-documentary found-footage film.

- Trailer

- Script

THEATER
The Most Lamentable Tragedie of the Brothers Booth (historical drama)

 

Less than 5 months before the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, three world-famous brothers (Junius, Edwin, and John Wilkes) performed on the same stage for the first and only time in their lives. The performance was a benefit to raise money for a statue of William Shakespeare that still stands in NYC's Central Park today. The play they performed for their adoring audience? Julius Caesar – Shakespeare’s tale of the assassination of a world leader.

 

The Most Lamentable Tragedie of the Brothers Booth is an imagining of the conversations and true stories of the brothers' lives over the course of the weekend of November 25th, 1864.

- Script

2010 - present

2010 - present