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THE BIG IDEA

A disabled germophobic scholar, a Black/Swedish hip-hop poet, a multiple personality John Doe, and a martial arts Asian Mensa chick want to collect a $10 million court settlement for their 'Big Idea' - a telephone condom. Winner of 4 'Best Screenplay' award, 1 'Best Dialogue' award. Recent winner of Best Comedy feature in the Canadian Diversity FF.

Written by: David J Schroeder     [Contact Author]
Format: Screenplay
Starring Roles For: Lucy Liu
Steve Buscemi
Jim Carrey
In the Vein Of: The Three Stooges

Posted: 01/27/2012
Updated: 07/07/2018
Author Bio: Winner of 63 'Best' screenplay awards with 6 different scripts since 2010.

THIS MODERN MAN IS BEAT, screenplay written by David J Schroeder, with actor Jordi Vilasuso, and director Alex Merkin premiered in 19 countries, screened in 123 festivals, and won 106 Best Awards.

Contest Results: Houston Comedy (First Place) [2014]
Cannes Screenplay (Second Place, Feature Comedy) [2015]
Sacramento Fest (Finalist) [2018]
Portland Comedy Fest (Finalist) [2018]
Fade In (Semifinalist, Comedy) [2018]
Screenplay Festival (Honorable Mention, Comedy, top 5) [2017]
GenreBlast (Semifinalist, Comedy, winner pending) [2017]
Laugh or Die (First Place) [2013]
Los Angeles Independent (Finalist, Oct. 2015) [2015]
L.A. Film & Script (First Place) [2010]
Circus Road (Semifinalist) [2014]
Vegas Indie (Third Place) [2013]
Smashcut (Third Place) [2011]
Mockfest Hollywood (Finalist, top 5) [2011]
Independent Film Quarterly (Finalist, 4th Place) [2012]
Slamdance (Quarterfinalist, Script Accessible) [2009]
Cannes Latitude (Quarterfinalist, Official Selection) [2015]
Capital Fund (Honorable Mention, Hot 100) [2015]
Beverly Hills Fest (Finalist) [2010]
L.A. Cinema Film Fest (Finalist, 8th Place)
Stage 32/Happy Writers Screenplay (Semifinalist)
Queens (Finalist) [2009]
Red Inkworks (Finalist) [2009]
Hollywood Screenplay (Finalist) [2011]
Indie Gathering (Finalist, 4th Place) [2011]
Woods Hole (Finalist, 5th Place) [2011]
BlueCat Contest (Quarterfinalist) [2009]
Screenplay Search (Semifinalist, 10th Place) [2011]
Courier (Quarterfinalist, winner pending) [2014]
FilmStream (Semifinalist) [2009]
L.A. Cinema Festival (Honorable Mention, top 20) [2010]
L.A. Underground (Honorable Mention, Top 7) [2012]
Indie Fest USA (Quarterfinalist, top 16)
Script Showcase (Quarterfinalist) [2009]
Back in the Box (Quarterfinalist) [2009]
L.A. Reel (Honorable Mention, 8th Place) [2010]