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The Loss of Silence

The Loss of Silence


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Feature

Feature

CONTEST

Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards

StoryPros International Screenplay Contest

PLACEMENT

Finalist

Semi-Finalist


PROJECT

The Loss of Silence

Fins

The Forbidden Edge

The Forbidden Edge

I Want to Fly Where Monarchs Fly

The Loss of Silence

Mary Mary Quite Contrary

Hoof & Horn

The Forbidden Edge

The Forbidden Edge

I Want to Fly Where Monarchs Fly

Mary Mary Quite Contrary

Playing with Dolls

Return to Spalding Drive

Return to Spalding Drive

Return to Spalding Drive

The Loss of Silence

The Factory

Dingbats

Fins

Mary Mary Quite Contrary

Return to Spalding Drive

Opening Line Based on Photo


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Feature

Feature

Feature

Feature

Feature

Feature

Feature

TV Pilot

Feature

Feature

Feature

Feature

Feature

Feature

Feature

Feature

Feature

TV Pilot

TV Pilot

Feature

Feature

Feature

Writers Digest Magazine

CONTEST

Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards

Cinequest

Creative World Awards

Screenplay Festival

Screenplay Festival

StoryPros International Screenplay Contest

Filmmatic Comedy Screenplay Awards 7

Cinequest

Austin Film Festival

Scriptation Showcase Script Competition

Scriptation Showcase Script Competition

Scriptation Showcase Script Competition

Scriptation Showcase Script Competition

Inroads Screenwriting Fellowship

Los Angeles International Screenplay Awrds

StoryPros Awards

WriteMovies

StoryPros Awards

ISA Fast Track Fellowship

Creative World Awards

Creative World Awards

American Screenwriting Conference

May/June Issue Contest

PLACEMENT

Finalist

Semi-Finalist

Semi-Finalist

Semi-Finalist

Semi-Finalist

Semi-Finalist

Semi-Finalist

Semi-Finalist

Second Rounder

Quarter-Finalist

Quarter-Finalist

Quarter-Finalist

Quarter-Finalist

Quarter-Finalist

Quarter-Finalist

Quarter-Finalist

Quarter-Finalist

Quarter-Finalist

Second Rounder

Preliminary Finalist

Preliminary Finalist

Selected

6th Place

PROJECT

The Loss of Silence

Fins

The Loss of Silence

Return to Spalding Drive

Fins

The Loss of Silence

The Loss of Silence

The Loss of Silence

Hoof & Horn


PROJECT TYPE

Feature

Feature

Feature

Feature

Feature

Feature

Feature

Feature

TV Pilot

CONTEST

Creative World Awards

Screenplay Festival

Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest

Scriptation Showcase Script

Scriptation Showcase Script

Austin Film Festival

Cynosure

Scriptation Showcase Script

Filmmatic Comedy Screenplay

PLACEMENT

Finalist

Semi-Finalist

Semi-Finalist

Semi-Finalist

Quarter-Finalist

Second Rounder

Quarter-Finalist

Quarter-Finalist

Quarter-Finalist

PROJECT

The Factory

Return to Spalding Drive

Return to Spalding Drive

The Factory

Return to Spalding Drive

Return to Spalding Drive

Return to Spalding Drive

Return to Spalding Drive

The Factory

The Factory


PROJECT TYPE

TV Pilot

Feature

Feature

TV Pilot

Feature

Feature

Feature

Feature

TV Pilot

TV Pilot

CONTEST

Screenplay Festival

Creative Screenwriting Screenplay Contest

Screenplay Festival

Creative Screenwriting Screenplay Contest

BlueCat

Creative World Awards

Fresh Voices

Screencraft

Screencraft

Scriptation Showcase Script

PLACEMENT

Finalist

Semi-Finalist

Semi-Finalist

Semi-Finalist

Quarter-Finalist

Quarter-Finalist

Quarter-Finalist

Quarter-Finalist

Quarter-Finalist

Quarter-Finalist

WHAT CRITICS ARE SAYING

The author has a considerable talent for comedy, and each line gives the characters their voice and personality. It's quite an accomplishment. - Return to Spalding Drive

Clearly a unique voice and style. - Return to Spalding Drive

Being different is important and this script certainly stands out. - The Loss of Silence

This is definitely one of the most compelling and original re-imaginings of the world of Greek mythology I have ever encountered - The Factory

I'm joyful to admit that I was hooked from the very first scene and was fascinated with the story all the way to the end. - Fins

The writer has an absolutely wonderful ear for the rhythms and sounds that make scripted dialog so fun to read. - Dingbats

The writer does this really excellent thing where many of the scenes just felt like it was two friends hanging out. - Dingbats

The writer is incredibly effective at turning up the heat. - Hoof & Horn

There's a great deal of humor, personality and dramatic intrique that's conveyed through the characters' swift, sharp-witted exchanges with each other. - Fins

It's vital for a screenplay to establish its core concepts within the opening ten pages, and this certainly succeeds. - The Loss of Silence

This concept is familiar for audiences and strong enough to carry not only this pilot, but an entire series. - The Factory

There are several moments of humor throughout the script, specifically in the dialogue between characters. - Hoof & Horn

LOGLINES OF SCREENPLAYS, TV PILOTS AND PLAYS

Return to Spalding Drive - Feature

A lover of Film Noir, screenwriter Nick Steele finds himself trapped in the 1930s Los Angeles mob scene and discovers how far he is willing to go for the love of a gangster moll guarding an enormous secret.

The Factory - 1 Hour TV Pilot

An allegorical tale centered on the ancient Greek Gods living in Olympia, Washington with Zeus as their charismatic factory leader trying to resurrect their power over mortals in the modern world.

Fins - Feature

An engaged couple are invited to a mysterious town along the California coast that holds a strong familial connection to one of them.

The Loss of Silence - Feature and Play

Set in Puritan Massachusetts, a woman's mother commits a heinous crime and in the aftermath discover their true roots.

Dingbats - 1/2 Hour TV Pilot

A young man moves into a Hollywood apartment and meets a wacky owner and a menagerie of odd tenants.

Hoof & Horn - 1/2 Hour TV Pilot

A wacky restaurant owner opens a new restaurant featuring singing waiters in a small Midwestern city.


The Forbidden Edge - Feature

Hope Wren and her family seek a better world in a post-apocalyptic world where religion and knowledge have been banned and the people have returned to a simplistic agrarian existence.

Mary Mary Quite Contrary - Feature and Play

Seven siblings return home to find out what their father has left them in the will.

Playing with Dolls - Feature

A bank robbing lady killer in 1930s Los Angeles excapes capture by driving three dolls cross country to Kansas City where the law and love eventually catch up with him.

I Want to Fly Where Monarchs Fly - Feature

After being threatened by the local avocado cartel, a Mexican family braves the road to the United States during the Trump administration.

This is a charming and frequently amusing comic crime caper road movie. - Playing with Dolls

The worldbuilding when it comes to establishing this society is unique and a fresh way that the audience hasn't seen from the post-apocalyptic sci-fi/speculative fiction genre - The Forbidden Edge

The author has made some really big, risky choices with this screenplay, and I applaud him for that - I Want to Fly Where Monarchs Fly

The seven siblings are deeply well developed, with an incredibly clear identity, personality and backstory that fits who they are. This is further reinfored by everthing they say and do. - Mary Mary Quite Contrary

The script builds up into a tense and well constructed world that allows plot and characters to evolve. - The Forbidden Edge

This is an important story that needs to be told. The characters and their situation stir strong emotions and compassion. - I Want to Fly Where Monarchs Fly

The concept of this story is absolutely delightful. Family feuds are always entertaining to watch. Most family feuds tend to be dramas, so having this story take a comedic approach feels like a creative take that audiences would respond positively to. - Mary Mary Quite Contrary

My feature screenplay The Loss of Silence was selected as a Finalist in the Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards and has moved into the Semi-fInals in the StoryPros International Screenplay Contest. Finalists will be announced soon for the latter.