WINNER – 2nd Place 2010 ScriptVamp – Honorable Mention

Posted in Uncategorized on March 6, 2011 by runningfornow


Congrats to Craig Cambria for his Grand Prize winning script “Controlled”. Very cool. I’m sure it rocks!

Seven wins. No options. What’s the deal? ;)


New Year, New Poster

Posted in Uncategorized on January 12, 2011 by runningfornow

What do you think? Leave a comment! : )

TSD Short Film w/ adjusted levels for web

Posted in Uncategorized on November 13, 2010 by runningfornow

The first version of this footage was a bit too dark for viewing online. Here’s the adjusted clip with better gamma levels so you can see more of the cool set design. Thanks!

WINNER ~ Horror Genre ~ Scriptsation 2010

Posted in Uncategorized on October 31, 2010 by runningfornow

I just got word that The Sleeping Deep won the Horror genre category in the 2010 Scriptsation Screenwriting Competition, which brings the total number of awards to six. Congrats to all the other Scriptsation winners. Details at:

Halloween just got even better! Hope yours is off to a good start as well. :)

If you haven’t yet seen any of the promotional materials, click over to and treat yourself to some good ol’ fashioned scary good fun!

The only thing certain is… there’s nothing certain.

Posted in Uncategorized on October 23, 2010 by runningfornow

I just signed and sent off a 2-year producer’s agreement/release along with the latest draft of the script to a seriously “big” (seriously) lit manager who has spent many years producing, packaging and financing films, many of them bonafide recognizable blockbusters with A-list talent in the sci-fi, fantasy, and horror genres. Always a good sign, right?

This, however, does not mean a “done deal” is etched in stone for The Sleeping Deep. If it were only that easy! After reviewing the script (which is bound to blow them away;) they will either get back to me with development notes(!), thus making the process official OR they could easily reply with a “PASS” which pretty much terminates the agreement. Yes, another waiting game, another crapshoot… and I have no clue how to play the craps table.

For the moment I am pleased to have made it this far. I got through the front yard gate, onto the porch, the door creaked open and eye contact was made. Will a meaningful conversation follow? Will the door swing shut, bonking me on the nose, sending me on my way? Your guess is as good as mine. :)

I am hopeful yet grounded in reality. Chances are slim, but a guy can dream, right? No matter the outcome I’ll be sure to post results.

As always, stay tuned…

New project, new possibilities…

Posted in Uncategorized on September 26, 2010 by runningfornow

While waiting for news from a few producers regarding The Sleeping Deep, I hunkered down and tidied up a 30-page supernatural/thriller I’ve been tinkering with called A Dawning Darkness. The first part “A Sea Witch for All Seasons” sets the stage for what (I’m planning) will become a much larger story set in Portland, Maine (or a waterfront district of the sort) and revolves around a pair of detectives, a gang of magical warriors, and the wrathful Shansatka, Shadow Queen of Vak’thil. Oh my!

Logline: When the long buried coffin of an ancient sea witch is hoisted to the water’s surface, a flurry of bizarre deaths spark an investigation that becomes bloodier and deadlier at every turn.

Part sci-fi, part supernatural with a mix of spooky moodiness (moody spookiness?) and “budget conscious” design, the plan is to use this script as a new writing sample for more opportunities with companies looking for similar material.  Part one has been registered with the WGA and is available for consideration. Email me if you’d like to give it a read.

Now, back to your original programming!


HPLFF LA = good times

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on September 15, 2010 by runningfornow

I attended the first Los Angeles H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival over the weekend with my buddy Michael Mulcahy, one of the team members on The Sleeping Deep promotional materials. It was a lot of fun and was great to see  some familiar faces as well as meet a few new folks. I didn’t go crazy with picture taking, but here are 2 pics from inside the lobby.

I’ll be there next year!

Oklahoma Horror Film Festival ~ Official Selection

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on August 15, 2010 by runningfornow

The Sleeping Deep made the list of Best Un-Produced Screenplays at the 2010 Oklahoma Horror Film Festival. Take a look at some of the other cate-gories, features and shorts at:

Their poster is pretty slick!

NEW 30-second teaser is now *LIVE*

Posted in Uncategorized on June 1, 2010 by runningfornow

TSD Poster w/ updates

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on May 22, 2010 by runningfornow

Finally added more reader’s quotes to the poster. Click to view larger image.

As always, visit to watch some clips!

Mazimus art by Mike Nash.