Any fool knows that to work hard at something you want to accomplish is the only way to be happy.
-- Eugene O'Neill
The view of Mt. Diablo from playwright Eugene O'Neill's Tao House. I grew up in the same hills, with the same view from my very first writer's desk. Later in life, he would have a profound affect on me.
THE INCREDIBLE EXISTENCE OF YOU
THE LOVE EFFECT
A Romantic Drama
A Romantic Drama
• QuarterFinalist BlueCat International Screenplay Awards
• Outstanding review from Universal Pictures Worldwide Marketing Executive
LOST IN LOS ANGELES
Prod Co.: Swanky Flicks. Development.
Orange Is The New Black
One hour, speculative television screenplay.
* Top 12 finalist in the 2014-2015 Warner Bros. Writer's Workshop.
DEATH OF A SHOES SALESMAN
An Original Dramadic Television Piliot
It's one-of-a-kind with an ensemble of wonderful, colorful characters, and depicts a modern day world you've never seen before. Tonally similar to SIX FEET UNDER, ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK.
Work For Hire
Prod Co.: Zen Everything
Written by: Martin Copping, Tyler Atkins, & Drue Metz
An Outrageous Dramedy/Road Picture
* Previously Optioned.
Based on me and my crazy father. Think "Little Miss Sunshine", "Sideways", "The Hangover".
BUGA BELUGA & THE DEEP BLUE SEA
An Animated Family Musical
* Honorable Mention Award - UCLA Professional Program in Screenwriting Contest
* Promoted in the Daily Variety magazine.
My love for Disney, Pixar and DreamWorks translated into falling in love with creating a world and characters who come together for a special journey. I wrote the lyrics and created an entirely new world designed for a three-film franchise. Think WIZARD OF OZ, The Land Before Time, Finding Nemo and WALL-E. Yes, they all inspired this.
R E P E N T A N C E
A Neo-Noir Psychological Thriller
This is the film for you lovers of DRIVE, SHUTTER ISLAND, MEMENTO. Part mystery, part psychological, thematic symbolism. 90 pages. A golden mid-range indie feature.
Isis, Oh Isis
A heart-warming western adventure about an unlikely hero
At table reads I was told it was one of my best narrative works. Both a homage to comedic westerns and just a flat out fun adventure, this is a heart-warming funny story about the biggest underdog who sets out to become his childhood friend's dream man rough and rugged cowboy.
Think BIG FISH, O' BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU? and BACK TO THE FUTURE -- the western one, of course!