YELLOW HEARTS (TV pilot for SUGAR LAND) One-hour Southern fried TV drama based on the award winning novel
The series: 1924. Rural Texas. After Miss Dara’s forbidden, queer love is discovered, she is forced to work in a savage men's prison where she meets the soon-to-be-famous blue singer, Lead Belly, who sings his way to freedom (true story!) and inspires her to break free of her prisons—any way she can. Based on the award winning, southern novel.
In lingo, SUGAR LAND - which went through the Sundance "Mapping the Series" Co//ab - would BBQ with Fried Green Tomatoes and Shawshank Redemption. The Bible is ready and the short film showcased at the American Pavilion at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival, LA Intl Shorts, OUT Atlanta, AGLIFF, DC Shorts, and others. Email me!
In addition to Finalists laurels above:
2023 Semi-finalist Stowe Labs
Second Rounder in PAGE Awards 2023
Semi-finalist LA Intl Screenplay Awards
Quarter-finalist ScreenCraft Fellowship 2022
Quarter-finalist Filmmatic - Inroads Fellowship Season 5
Semi-finalist Flickers' Rhode Island 2022 Intl Film Festival
Semi-finalist 2022 Vail Script Contest
Quarter-finalist The Great American Script
Quarter-finalist in Showcase
Semi-finalist Writers' Lab 2023
Semi-finalist Scriptation 2023
Top 12 Finishing Line 2023
DIPSO MANIAC (TV pilot for CAROUSEL) One hour, surreal TV thriller
___WINNER 2023 PORTLAND SCREENWRITER'S AWARDS (out of 1,000+)
Yellow Jackets meets Neil Gaiman's The Sandman.
Pilot: The souls of two star-crossed lovers are trapped together in different lives during different periods of time until one of them, DIPSO MANIAC, can gain the confidence to break the pattern.
Series: CAROUSEL opens on a charming yet a volatile boozehound, Dipso Maniac, who must decide whether to forgive or avenge his own death. And when the mysterious, non-binary Bartender turns out to be his Case Worker with secrets of their own (many they don't even know), things get really bizarre.
THE LIFE & ASSUMED DEATH OF THE BARONESS (feature)
A surreal, queer indie: The Others meets Downton Abbey
When The Baroness, a regimented recluse, falls in love with her new female butler, she must destroy who she was, to be who she is.