Comedy Festival Short Script: Jesus: Texas Ranger, by Drew Henriksen

2fccb2e5be posterJesus and his sidekick Peter raid Judas’ meth lab.

Writer Biography – Drew Henriksen

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Drew Henriksen is the author of the Dragon Tales & Stories trilogy, Dragons & Wolves, The Dragon & The Detective, and Dragons and Science by ArcheBooks Publishing. Draghi & Lupi, the Italian translation, is currently on shelves in Europe. His dark western, Power of Prayer, has been playing throughout America. It won Best Short film at IOWF, a Golden Remi for Best Western at Worldfest Houston and APEX in Tucson, Best Western at Southern Shorts, and the Finishing Fund Grant at the Long Island International Film Expo. His Screenplay American Gunslingers won best screenplay at the 2018 World Music International Film Festival and his TV pilot script, Goodfella Pizza, won best screenplay at 2018’s Web, Television & Film Festival. In April of 2019, House in Haunted Woods took the Best Horror Screenplay award at Moody Crab Film Festival.
After years of being a laboratory supervisor for North Shore University Hospital, he began teaching science at Amityville Memorial High School in New York and an adjunct professor of forensic science for Syracuse University. Studying the martial arts he is now a Sensei, 4th Dan Master black belt. His Martial Arts work has gotten him stunt work and fight coordinator credit in several films. Drop by his website, or look him up on Facebook or IMDb.

JUNE 2019 – Read the best of NEW loglines and story pitches

ANIMATION Feature Screenplay: SMART PITCH, by Adnane Laala

ANIMATION Feature Screenplay: RONIN, by John Azzopardi

COMEDY Short Screenplay: The Emergence of Mahdi and Christ, by Mahdi Almasi

COMEDY Short Screenplay: FIELD MANEUVERS, by Jim Newman

COMEDY Feature Screenplay: The Redneck and The Robot, by Michael Miller

COMEDY Feature Screenplay: HONORARY MALE, by Amy Mäki

COMEDY Feature Screenplay: WOK & ROLL, by Paul Zeidman

COMEDY Short Screenplay: FAMILY CRISIS LIVE-IN, by Anna Patterson

COMEDY TV Show: Rockstars Vs Zombies, by Andrew Ward

COMEDY TV SHOW: One Year Later, by David Stebbeds

COMEDY Short Screenplay: The Emergence of Mahdi and Christ, by Mahdi Almasi

Jesus appears to prepare people for the Day of Judgment, but……..


Writer Biography

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I’m a photographer and camera operator
I’m working many years in many film festivals
I just start script writing and i want to become a filmmaker
I am a fast learner

COMEDY Feature Screenplay: HONORARY MALE, by Amy Mäki

B977a7656d posterWhile trying to stop a tyrannical drag queen from building a wall around San Francisco’s Castro District, a hopeless romantic drag unwittingly embraces a Chinese American family, desperate to produce an heir.


Writer Biography – Amy Maki

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Amy Maki’s time living and working in San Francisco provided inspiration for her feature film script, HONORARY MALE. Maki has production credits on several movies and is a former TV news editor. The Nebraska native holds a BA in Film and a MFA in Screenwriting from the Institute of American Indian Arts. Recently, Maki made her directorial debut with her short film, RUB THE SPEED distributed on Amazon Video Direct.

COMEDY Feature Screenplay: WOK & ROLL, by Paul Zeidman

An ambitious chef in a struggling Chinese restaurant takes on a sleazy powerhouse competitor determined to shut it down.

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Writer Biography

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Born and raised in the suburban wilds of southern New Jersey, Paul Zeidman has been writing original material from a very early age. Little did he realize that his love of writing and subsequent love of all things cinematic would someday combine to launch his screenwriting career.

Paul lives with his wife and daughter in San Francisco. When not writing, rewriting, or reading scripts, he also enjoys reading comic books, running half-marathons, and making what could possibly be the best pecan pie west of the Mississippi.

COMEDY Short Screenplay: FAMILY CRISIS LIVE-IN, by Anna Patterson

By Romance Novelist Anna Patterson
On Facebook, and can Google me.

Grandma gets thrown out of the nursing home, reclaims her home from son and family and seeks to regain control of her extended family although she hates them.
Dad and Mom own house and he is taking early retirement to remodel house to flip it in a sale, but their daughter of an abused marriage arrives with teen pregnant daughter and driver her home is their son, arriving after flunking out of fourth college. He drives up bringing his band just as cousins family come here after losing their tickets to Europe and traveler tickets.

COMEDY TV SHOW: One Year Later, by David Stebbeds

This five part comedy series tells the story of accident prone A.J and his friends. Nothing is safe as references fly and the fourth wall breaks Join AJ and friends in a comedy adventure series through out the world and time itself. Things go wrong, but there is always a way out. It all seems normal at first, but of course knowing AJ, it soon appears otherwise. AJ and friends will make sure you have a good time.


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COMEDY Short Script: DRIVE TIME by Jayson Johnson, David Ballard

F419b3ddeb posterWhen conservative and White field TV anchor, Jack Threadwood, has an on-air meltdown he’s fired from his job and forced to looked for work to pay for his daughter’s college education. Unfortunately for him, the only place that’s hiring is the Black-owned Hip-Hop radio station.


Writer Biography – Jayson Johnson, David Ballard

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Jayson earned an MA in film production from Eastern Illinois University and then took a marketing position working for legendary film director Francis Ford Coppola. Jayson worked on several successful wine and food ventures and then transitioned over to Coppola’s film studio, American Zoetrope. Jayson worked under film pioneers Walter Murch, Richard Beggs and Mr. Coppola himself. After four years of working at Francis Coppola Presents Jayson took Mr. Coppola’s advice to ‘go out and become famous’ and now works as a producer. Jayson now works full time as a freelance producer/director/location manager for Strike Five Films.

Comedy Feature Film: AFTER YOU by Renton Méndez

6fef513e00 posterAFTER YOU follow the encounters and disagreements of four characters: Mariana, a shy and quiet girl, who was raised in a religious environment broken by her mother’s sexual encounters with, a priest (her father), the which the girl frequently witnessed; Amelia, an extroverted, cheerful young woman who enjoys life and does not think about tomorrow or yesterday, a precocious girl who grows in absolute debauchery; Pablo, a man full of almost ridiculous self- restraint and romanticism, educated only by his mother and two aunts, grew up in an old-fashioned female environment and has certain effeminate features or touches, but is almost certain to be heterosexual; and Andrés, an independent boy, partying and drug addict, with problems of addiction and personality disorders.


Writer Biography – Renton Méndez

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I was born on December 10, 1987 in Sonora, México, studied
cinematography at the Lumiere Institute, specialized in directing and writing at INDIe Films. He is a founding partner of Moon Wolf Films where he produces and directing. Nominated several times in multiple festivals. He works as a Director, Producer, Script Supervisor and Editor.