MY PORTFOLIO

 

I attended Full Sail University’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program to develop the level of professional entertainment writing craft required to support my passion for creating thought provoking and action packed stories that are commercially viable.  During the program I honed a wide range of creative writing skills, but I focused on screenwriting for film.  While completing my final academic portfolio I began working on concepts that would continue on to support my first feature-length spec screenplay after graduation: Heroine.

 
Heroine Proof of Concept

Short screenplay

A tough female marine has to alert a visiting Arab crown prince of a kidnapping plot after receiving a cryptic message, but a cover-up then makes her the prince’s only hope of escaping execution by ruthless terrorists led by an espionage mastermind.

 
Heroine: A Real Test of Morality

Sample screenplay scene (to be created)

Proof of concept for Hussein’s dilemma between saving Riley’s life and staying true to his religious convictions.

 
Heroine: The Rebirth of Compassion

Sample screenplay scene (to be created)

Proof of concept for Riley’s epiphany that finally relieves her of insurmountable anger at human irrationality in exchange for choosing humanistic compassion despite it.

 
Nerves of Steel

hour drama show bible (to be edited)

A futuristic neurologist has a superhuman knack for saving lives by bringing cutting-edge medical technology to bear, but secretly uses those same advances to give himself extraordinary abilities place, which comes at a very high price to his own well-being.

 
The Garden of Episteme

Short animated screenplay (to be revised)

A young guardian, with the power to enchant her arrows with a rhetorical influence on her target, protects the Garden of Episteme from all those who don’t come bearing a Burden of Proof to feed the garden with—but when a sorceress with the power to impart potent fallacies with her own arrows breaks in, the young warrior must learn to assemble the other guards’ abilities with perfect synergy to defeat her.

Garden of Episteme: Promotional Materials

Literary journalism article (to be updated)

 

 
Heroine, the Game

Short dialogue-driven Role Playing Game

 

Conatus

Game design document (to be expanded)

 

No Good Deeds: I Love You, Man

Three-minute comedy webisode script

 

Mark Twain: My Template for Creative Mastery

Personal essay

 

The King’s Speech: Analyst’s Report

Literary coverage

 

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