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I write Heartwarming Misadventures.

 

The hijinks of just being me can be kind of hysterical. Nope, I’m not one of the cool kids. Never will be. I’m the misfit who looks like he’s just been dumped out of the junk-drawer. “What Could Possibly Go Wrong?,” is my brand. I own it. That’s why, when I walk into a room, I wouldn’t want to be anyone else but me.

 

The comical misadventures I've had, including being an amateur stock car driver, are my best stories. Naturally, I write about hope-fueled misfits who dream big, stumble into larger than life situations where they face their fears and earn unexpected new lives.

 

In features, I became the Lead Graphic Designer for, FARGO, THE BIG LEBOWSKI, SUGAR & SPICE, I also did, MIGHTY DUCKS, and Tim Burton's unfinished SUPERMAN LIVES.

 

I transitioned into screenwriting and have come squeaky close to breaking in to features and TV. I’ve earned an 8 out of 10 on the Blacklist, successfully completed a paid feature writing assignment, and I’ve done pretty well in most of the biggest competitions.

 

2016 - RECKLESS WHEELS, my Coming-of-Age Drama, became a Top Finalist in the Twin Fall Sandwiches Film Festival.I write Heartwarming Misadventures.

 

2016 - TUTTLESON'S HAUNTED TOY STORE, my Supernatural Family feature script became a Semi-Finalist in the ScreenCraft: Family-Friendly Screenplay Competition.

 

2015 - A GUITAR A DREAM & YOU, my half-hour Dramatic Comedy TV Pilot, became a Semi-Finalist in the ScreenCraft TV Pilot competition. (as, ZACH'S NEW GIG).

 

2015 - A GUITAR A DREAM & YOU, my half-hour Dramatic Comedy TV Pilot, also became a Quarter-Finalist in the Stage 32 TV-Writing Competition, (as SING IT). 

 

2015 & 2014 - Top-Finalist in the ABC Talent Showcase with my Romantic Comedy short, SHUD-UP & KISS ME, (aka SPEED-DATE #3).

 

2012 - CRAYON HEARTS, my feature Dramatic Romantic Fantasy, was given an 8 out of 10 score by The BlackList's Professional Reader. (as WALTER CRISP'S ALMOST PERFECT MOMENT). 

 

2011 - RECKLESS WHEELS, (aka Evel Like Knievel), my Coming-of-Age Drama, was an Amazon Studios December 2011, Best Screenplay Competition, Semi-Finalist. 

 

2011 - Successfully completed my first paid Dramatic Writing Assignment for UK Indie Producer, Ahmed Maasarani, the Dramatic Thriller -  MANIPULATION. 

 

2010 - 2nd Place Winner in Writer/Director Jessica Bendinger's Adaptation 

Screenwriting Competition for her YA Romantic Drama Novel, THE SEVEN RAYS. 

 

2008 - Action-Comedy, SEMI-DANGEROUS MEN, became a Second-Rounder Finalist in the Austin Film Festival Screenwriting Competition. 

 

I'm a two time Austin Film Festival Screenwriting Competition, Second Rounder Finalist. 2006 & 2008.

 

2nd Place Winner in Writer/Director Jessica Bendinger's Adaptation Screenwriting Competition for her YA Romantic Drama Novel, THE SEVEN RAYS. 2010

 

Plus, I'm a two-time Top-Five Winner in the Screamfest LA, Screenwriting Competition. 2004 & 2005.

my screenplays

CRAYON HEARTS -
Feature
 
 
CRAYON HEARTS- Proof-of-Concept 10-page short
Short
 
 
TUTTLESON'S HAUNTED TOY STORE
Feature
 
 
A GUITAR A DREAM & YOU - Family Comedy
TV Pilot
 
 
SEMI-DANGEROUS MEN - Buddy-Action Comedy
Feature
 
 
RECKLESS WHEELS - Coming-of-Age Drama
Feature
 
 
SHUD-UP & KISS ME - 5 pgs Romantic Comedy Drama
Short
 
Script Avail
THE AUDITION - 7 pages
Short
 
 
JAMES BOND: ALL OR NOTHING - Teenage Origin Story
Feature
 
 
LETTERS TO HELEN - A faith inspired Romantic Drama
Feature
 
 
MANIPULATION - Dramatic Romantic Thriller
Feature
 
 
THE INVITATION - Save the Future 9 pages
Short
 
Script Avail
MY HEART IS A WORK IN PROGRESS - Romantic, 7-pages
Short
 
Script Avail
MY DARK SIDE - YA Female-Led Horror
Feature
 
 
RE-ORIGIN - Dramatic Sci-Fi 5-pages
Short
 
 

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