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.