Biopic of the luminously beautiful but tragic 1950s film noir star Barbara Payton. Script Excerpt
Everything I Have Is Yours
Thirteen-year-old Haylee stumbles on her father's affair with her mother's friend, who has come to stay after her home was burglarized. Script Excerpt
The Dressmaker's Daughter
Romania 1940: A Jewish teenage girl studying to become a doctor, falls into a forbidden affair with her tutor. As war erupts, the Nazis invade and her family is killed, but a Romanian Iron Guard officer takes her as his concubine and sends her to nurse enemy soldiers in a field hospital. When her lover shows up with a group of Jewish partisans, she leads them through headquarters to kill two high-ranking Nazi guests of the officer. But her lover dies in the action. She escapes with the partisans and spends the rest of the war sabotaging German supply lines. Adapted from my Young Adult novel published by Santa Monica Press in 2022. Script Excerpt
Home Like a Shadow
College girl accompanies her new boyfriend to his decaying San Joaquin Valley home town for his mother's birthday and is pulled into family conflicts and lost dreams dating back to the Civil War. Script Excerpt
A high-tech entrepreneur seals his family into an underground luxury "billionaire bunker" to wait out the nuclear war he thinks is imminent. But when his engineers tap an ancient aquifer to supply water to the bunker, they release a Mesozoic life form. And it's hungry. Script Excerpt
Lonely teen, uprooted from Minnesota to Santa Monica, falls for her lab partner in biology class, who happens to be the world's best shoplifter. Script Excerpt
Thriller based on the true stalking murder of Berkeley student Tanya Tarasoff in 1969 by an obsessed graduate student, and the legal case that changed U.S. doctor-patient confidentiality laws. Script Excerpt
The ghost of a beautiful young woman, murdered by a serial killer, enters a young man's life, bringing chaos with her. Script Excerpt
A married young assistant D.A. falls for a vagabond teenage artist living in the seedy Beach Flats area of Santa Cruz, California, near the Boardwalk. His deception may lead him to the murderer in a gruesome double homicide --- at the cost of his marriage and career. Adapted from my true crime short story published in UK crime magazine, Close to the Bone: https://www.close2thebone.co.uk/wp/saturday-night-off-2/ Adapted from my short story published in the UK crime magazine Close to the Bone https://www.close2thebone.co.uk/wp/saturday-night-off-2/ Script Excerpt
A young couple are stranded on a remote Alaskan island when their seaplane goes down in a winter storm. Soon, they realize they are being stalked --- and not just by wolves.
Handsome rogue, denounced by his vengeful wife as a "wolf by night" in medieval France and burned at the stake, surfaces in modern day Los Angeles and befriends a fatherless teenage boy. Script Excerpt
Earth in 25 million years: man is long gone The uber species, evolved from birds, are farmers in a Fertile Crescent-type village, exploring science, art and warfare. But after romance leads to political betrayal, the ruling family is banished to a wilderness teeming with predators evolved from rats, insects and reptiles. Script Excerpt
The Virgin Effect
Daughter of a middle-eastern oil billionaire, drugged and raped at a frat party, contacts a young L.A. surgeon to restore her virginity for her arranged marriage. When the surgeon's receptionist learns of the plan, she and her boyfriend decide on blackmail. Script Excerpt
Aging hacker gets out of prison and plots an act of sabotage to impress a Dutch hacker chick and reclaim his status as the ruling terror of the Internet. Script Excerpt
Three Latino felons on the run invade the home of a prosperous Latino insurance executive, who must reconnect with his own violent past to save his family. The tensions heightens when his 17 year old daughter bonds with one of the felons. Script Excerpt
Ghost of a young gambler hanged in 1884 takes up residence in an old gold mill near Lake Tahoe and raises hell in the life of the tour guide, a Stanford student. Script Excerpt
Adulterous young husband facing criminal punishment in medieval Scotland flees into the hideout of the notorious cannibal family. Script Excerpt
Quirky young woman gets drunk on her high-tech job and ends up in a strange rehab where she must come to terms with her choices and history. Adapted from my published short story. Script Excerpt
A thoughtless parking impulse leads a slick young ad executive into captivity and back to a crime he may have committed while in school --- as a botched revenge plot traps him and three women in an apartment with no escape from one another or the past. Script Excerpt
"Wharton" business student with grandiose Wall Street ambitions is phished into taking a summer job at a failing home repair company staffed with ex-cons and colorful "losers." When he falls for the receptionist, a hard-luck runaway who dreams of becoming a cabaret singer, he must confront what's really important in life. Script Excerpt
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Searching for her estranged sister, FBI Agent November Knight reluctantly joins an Elite Team, A.
THE ORGANIC SVENGALI
She wants to connect with her dead parents by attending their alma mater; he’s a young genius coasting as a music history professor who cured himself of cancer, and is looking for a fresh mind now that the cancer has returned; their paths and wills are about to cross.
SETTLING THE BOOKS
A rare book dealer uses the reading of his will to seal heirs who he believes wronged him, in a panic room with no air or escape, unless they decode a mystery hidden in a centuries old book; even here the female book appraiser and the investigator must keep their secret.
AT THE MERCY OF FAITH
A 14 year old preacher renounces his faith in God in the wake of a terrifying and traumatic encounter.
CIRQUE D' ETOILES
*** Russian astronaut, thrown out of the space program, hijacks a space taxi going to the International Space Station.
THE SOCIAL POLICE
Twenty years from now, an FBI agent patrols the social media This pilot streamer has it all.
It's not your mother's buddy movie.
This one is pure Fun! It's a genre buster, Fosse/Verdon meets James Bond, meets All That Jazz and Cabaret! Asian American Black Belt goes undercover for the CIA, to help track down terrorists.
Kids and their dogs find the Rainbow Bridge in a snowstorm.
THE CALL CENTER
Locusts invade the building, the adherence schedules are off kilter, and one of the night managers is watching TV and preaching the word.