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Travis Opgenorth

Screenwriter

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A fear-facing adventurist, Travis swam with sharks, took his acrophobia to the top of a Mayan pyramid, tried Mexican food... in Denmark, and ghost hunted in an opera house on the National Registry of Haunted Places. By infusing his writing with his own meandering experiences and lessons learned, he hopes to grow other people's view of the world. 

 

In 2011 Travis optioned his contained actioner, Day of Reckoning, to producer Paul J. Alessi (Knuckle Draggers). In 2016 he entered a shopping agreement with producer David Harris (Security (2017)) for his action-thriller, Ranger Creed, and in 2017 Travis landed a writing assignment with producer Richard Harding (Hotel Rwanda) to pen an action-thriller for Sixth Sense Productions.

 

Among his numerous contest placements, Travis has had eight top-ten finishes and eight more first-place wins across TV spec, TV pilot, short, and feature film formats. He was also very excited to recently learn that Daredevil and TMNT unofficially co-exist in the same universe.

 

Writing Experience

 

2017 - Writing assignment: Untitled Hostage Project for Sixth Sense Productions (Hotel Rwanda) 

2016 - Ranger Creed entered into shopping agreement with producer David Harris (Security (2017)) 

2011 - Day of Reckoning optioned by Partners In Crime Films (Knuckle Draggers)

 

Significant Writing Awards

 

Key = TVP: TV Pilot // F: Feature Script //  S: Short Script //  *: Final Results Pending

 

2017: 

2nd Place - Table Read My Screenplay, Park City (F: The Poacher)

2nd Place - ScreenCraft Action/Thriller Contest (F: The Poacher)

Finalist - WeScreenplay Feature Contest (F: The Poacher)

*Top 10 Finalist - The Tracking Board: Launch Pad - Feature Competition

 

2016: 

– GRAND PRIZE – Palm Street Films Script Contest (S: Before Dishonor)   

– WINNER – Nashville Film Fest - Action/Adventure (F: Ranger Creed)

– Runner-Up – Writemovies Monthly Contest (S: Before Dishonor)

Honorable Mention – WeScreenplay Intl. Screenplay Competition (F: Ranger Creed) 

– Honorable Mention – Southern California Screenplay Contest (S: Before Dishonor)

– Finalist – Acclaim Screenplay Contest (F: Ranger Creed)

– Finalist – LA CineFest Screenplay Contest (S: Before Dishonor)

– Finalist – WeTV Pilot Competition (Kingdom of God)

 

2015: 

Winner – Haunted Horror Film Fest (S: Roulette)

– Best In Category – Nextventertaiment Writing Competition (TVP: Kingdom of God) 

1st Runner Up – People’s Pilot Contest (TVP: Kingdom of God)

– Finalist – Twisted Horror Film Fest (S: Roulette)

– Finalist – Twisted Horror Film Fest (S: Lunacy)

 

2014: 

3rd Place – Story Pros Awards Screenplay Contest (F: Chimera)

– Finalist – Horror Screenplay Contest (F: The Undiscovered)

 

2013: 

Winner – Cash Pot Screenplay Competition (F: Gridiron)

Gold Prize Winner – Hollywood Screenplay Contest (TVP: Iscariot)

Finalist – PAGE INTL. Screenwriting Awards (F: Gridiron)

Semifinalist – Nicholl Screenwriting Fellowship Contest (F: Gridiron)

 

2012: 

Honorable Mention – The L.A. New Wave International Film Festival (F: Luna)

– Finalist – Scream Fest L.A. Screenplay Competition (F: Luna)

 

2011: 

Winner – Cellardoor Screenplay Competition - (F:Day of Reckoning)

– Finalist – Blue Cat Fellini Screenplay Competition (F: Day of Reckoning)

 

And many, many more... 

my screenplays

The Poacher
Feature
 
 
Kingdom of God
TV Pilot
 
 
Before Dishonor
Short
 
 
Ranger Creed
Feature
 
 
Roulette
Short
 
 

classes / training

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
Classroom

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