Screenplays

Looking to purchase a large cache of hi-tech weapons, a nefarious militia group hires a master counterfeiter to create millions in fake cash. To make the best bogus bills possible, the counterfeiter plans to hijack a secure Secret Service train and steal the cargo of U.S. Treasury’s real rag paper. A young female FBI agent must team with her estranged Secret Service agent father (long on the forger’s trail) to stop the counterfeiter. COUNTERFEIT KING has reached the semi-finalist and finalist rounds of the Chesterfield Writer’s Film Project and the American Accolades Screenwriting Competition. It has been a quarterfinalist in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Nicholl Competition and the Creative World Awards competition.

What do you do when you’re the best cat burglar on the West Coast, you have a pain-in-the-ass partner, you’ve pissed off some very bad guys and you’ve fallen in love with a high school English teacher? You rob the San Francisco Federal Reserve, that’s what. But ripping off a federal bank isn’t that easy to pull off - unless you get lucky. Filled with action, thrills, wit and a little love, THICK AS THIEVES has been a quarterfinalist in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Nicholl Competition.

A history grad student discovers half of a map leading to the lost coronation crown of Napoleon. She is then forced to team up with a rogue, lively thief in order to get the map’s other half, find the crown and return it to the Louvre – while staying a step ahead of a group of thugs hired by a wealthy collector looking to add the crown to her private collection. Action-packed and just plain fun, THE CROWN is in the style of ROMANCING THE STONE. This script reached the quarterfinals of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Nicholl Competition.

HOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD
A washed-up, ex-junkie actress opens up her own investigation after her boyfriend is murdered, only to find a seedy trail of broken promises in a town made famous for its glamorous disparity. This film noir thriller was a "second rounder" (top 15%) in the Austin Film Festival Screenplay competition.

A teenage movie fanatic and his neighbor - a longtime crush - embark on an exciting and dangerous quest to find the only remaining, presumed-to-be-lost scene from the original “King Kong” – the priceless “spider pit scene” removed from the finished film after it sickened a 1933 preview audience. An offer of $10 million for the lost scene launches the teenagers on their way. They follow the clues placed in movie memorabilia throughout New York City – and attempt to outwit the greedy men who want the historic scene for themselves and will do anything to get it.

A rousing action-adventure "scavenger hunt" about movie fans and emerging love, KONG QUEST is also a travelogue of exciting locations around the Big Apple, including, of course, the Empire State Building. KONG QUEST was a semifinalist in the 2011 Creative World Awards Script Competition and a quarterfinalist in the 2011 Scriptapalooza Screenwriting Competition.