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THE TORTOISE AND THE HEIR

It is a mismatched battle between unlimited high tech and resources available to Charlene, the power behind the throne of a large corporation, and Stram, a lone wolf San Francisco private investigator using tried and true low tech methods as they race to the final heir, and chase across California, with Stram straining to keep the last heir safe. Synopsis PDF Excerpt

Written by: Russ Meyer     [Contact Author]    Interviews
Format: Screenplay
Budget: Mid
Posted: 03/16/2010
Updated: 09/08/2018
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 Dan Decker, Durrell Royce Crays, and Steve Larson. *Member of the Minnesota Screenwriters Workshop, FilmNorth, Wisconsin Screenwriters Forum, and Film Independent. *Won 14 contests with 10 different scripts.

Contest Results: Chicago Screenwriters (First Place, Best Action) [2009]
Writers On The Storm (Semifinalist) [2009]
TLLjournal (Third Place, 2nd Runner Up) [2012]
America's Best (Semifinalist) [1996]
Fade In (Semifinalist) [2007]