After his brother attempts suicide a few weeks before Christmas, an unrepentant asshole with a heart of gold moves back in with his comically dysfunctional family to help his brother, only to discover that his brother is the sanest of them all (#1 ranked Comedy and GLBT script on MovieBytes).
A struggling Hollywood screenwriter recruits his former best friends to help him write a script about a series of pranks they pulled in high school, and they discover why their friendship fell apart (ADAPTATION meets IDIOCRACY). [12 awards/honors including, 1st in 2017 Los Angeles Screenplay Contestl]
In Mexico, a drug cartel boss kidnaps a washed-up Hollywood director, and the two are driven to insanity while shooting a documentary about the boss's once-powerful cartel--a project meant to help both men reclaim lost glory.
An impressionable young man struggles to make sense of the alternating good and bad advice he receives from a much older friend as they travel through the heart of Mexican drug territory on a cursed trip to a remote Pacific coast beach [Ranked 10th in the Drama short script category of MovieBytes.com's "Top 10 Contest Winning Scripts"].
Two estranged best friends set off on a road trip to explore what truths unite people in a modern America dominated by apathy and discord. It is soon clear, however, that truth is the last thing either man seeks. [20 awards/honors, including first place in the 2016 London Film Awards, the 2014 Awareness Film Festival, and the 2014 West Field Screenwriting Awards].
A young boy who loves animals must cope with his father’s insistence that he will someday work in the slaughterhouse that has employed the men of his family for the past several generations. [21 awards/honors including, Grand Jury Prize winner of 2014 Hollywood Screenplay Contest, Grand Jury Prize winner of 2015 Las Vegas Screenplay Contest, and Grand Prize Winner of the 2014 London Film Awards (Feature Screenplay Category).]
An obsessive-compulsive twenty-one-year-old Peruvian woman, hoping to find love and relief from her mental illness, travels from Lima to the USA on a work-abroad program and takes a job at a small ski resort in Montana. [9 awards/honors including, Honorable Mention, 2014 Indie Gathering Film Festival and Top Three Finalist, 2015 River Bend Film Fest]
A first-year teacher in an at-risk Los Angeles middle school finds the inspiration to confront his bullies through his interactions with a lovable, but equally teased, student. [Ranked 2nd in the Urban short script category of MovieBytes.com's "Top 10 Contest Winning Scripts"]
A successful but unhappy novelist reluctantly returns to his childhood town to attend a friend's funeral and reminisces about his experiences playing basketball on a city court to escape his abusive home. [Ranked 7th in the Urban category of MovieBytes.com's "Top 10 Contest Winning Scripts"]
A group of friends from a working-class Detroit neighborhood cheat their way through a three-on-three basketball tournament to prove to themselves that they’re not losers (WHITE MEN CAN’T JUMP meets THE HANGOVER).
Ten months—that’s how long twenty-six-year-old writer and aspiring actor Jay Sakovsky decides to stay and teach in the bohemian beach town of Soul City, California, to save up cash and overcome his anxiety before moving on to Hollywood. But after several “friendly chats” with the vice principal about hangover sweats and black eyes from barroom brawls, Jay sees a therapist who helps him connect his self-destructive tendencies and artistic blocks to his undiagnosed OCD, setting him on a ten-year healing journey that drives him to near madness as he explores the limits of his heart, creativity, and psyche. A surreal, darkly comic, and psychologically epic novel, The Soul City Salvation explores mental illness, friendship, aging, masculinity, modern love, the creative process, spiritual awakening, and fighting for respect in an uncaring world. *The Soul City Salvation is the fifth and final book in a loosely-linked series, with Hammond, The Summer of Crud, Understanding the Alacran, and Developing Minds: An American Ghost Story as books one-four. Each book can be read independently of one another, but they work best as a series.
A group of troubled but charismatic boys in a tough Buffalo, NY neighborhood play basketball at a local park and dream of winning a state high school championship. Driven by raw talent and killer instinct, they dominate the court, but everywhere else, they feel like losers.
The summer after graduating from college, a troubled 22-year-old takes a cross-country US road trip with a friend, hoping to find the inspiration to reach his songwriting potential, start a band, and avoid student teaching in the fall.
A troubled 22-year-old man moves to Mexico and better understands the addiction and mental illness destroying his life [#1 Amazon Best Seller, Florida Authors and Publishers Association President's Awards, 2017, 2nd Place (contemporary/literary category)].
A group of recent college graduates who struggle with feelings of alienation and their addictions try to survive a year of teaching at two dysfunctional Miami public schools. [#1 Amazon Best Seller ("Satire" and "Urban Life" Kindle categories) and Winner of 2015 Stargazer Literary Prizes (Visionary and Metaphysical Fiction category)]