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Comedy 
Local ordinance states: “Lawns must be mowed every 2 weeks”, a suburban couple’s only crime is not mowing their lawn (buried under snow) in December, the story follows their travails trying to save their home from being demolished by a monster we created: Government! PDF Excerpt

Written by: Russ Meyer     [Contact Author]    Interviews
Format: Short Screenplay
Budget: Micro
In the Vein Of: Spoof of 1950's instructional films

Posted: 09/18/2010
Updated: 07/30/2018
Author Bio: Nominated for the Arthur Rosenfeld Award For Excellence In Dramatic Writing. Named one of the Top 100 Indie Writers in Del Weston’s forthcoming book of the same name. The holiday comedy genre short that I wrote, ALL CHOKED UP, premiered at the Riverview Theater in Minneapolis, MN. My comedic cautionary tale short script, JUST A TIC, is in film festivals. Both nominated for Best Lead Actor in a short film, and won a Script To Screen Award at the Barebones Film Festival. Won 4th place Micro Comedy at The Indie Gathering. Runner Up for Best Comedy Scene at The Action On Film Film Festival. Narrative Short Bronze Award in the International Independent Film Awards. Co-wrote and helped edit a true story pod cast series, DECEIVED. Studied Screenwriting with Steve Larson, Durrell Royce Crays, and Dan Decker. Member of the Minnesota Screenwriters Workshop, FilmNorth, and Wisconsin Screenwriters Forum. Finalist in the BizOfScreenwriting Rewrite Contest. Won 14 screenwriting contests with 10 scripts.

Contest Results: Action On Film (First Place) [2016]
EyeCatcher (Finalist) [2016]
Scriptsation (First Place) [2011]
Boston Awards (Finalist, Spoof Division) [2007]
Urban Insider (Finalist, 555SHORT) [2003]
Back in the Box (Quarterfinalist) [2009]
American Gem Short (Honorable Mention) [2004]