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Screenplays


Writing Portfolio

Screenplays - Spec Features

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THE EVERYDAY ELLIOTS

Romantic Comedy, adapted from Jane Austen's Persuasion. When a medical student returns home to reel in her ridiculous, reality-show family, she reignites a flame for her now-famous ex-fiancee. (119 pages)

What this script does incredibly well is provide a contemporary version of a Jane Austen classic. The parallels are spot-on and clever... Each of Austen’s characters undergo a modern twist and it’s enjoyable to see how seamlessly the storyline transfers over to the 21st-century."
-Blcklist reader

SOMERTON

Cold War Drama/Espionage. Based on true events. An ex-intelligence officer must clear his name after his former lover connects him to a mysterious corpse found near Adelaide, Australia. (109 pages)

Awards: Winner, Screenwriters in the Sky Competition. Finalist, Colorado Film Awards. Top 10% of Nicholl Fellowship.

"This is a wild ride. We never know what is going to happen next... There's so much to appreciate here."
-Nicholl Fellowship Reader 

THE FRAME JOB

Comedy. When art-history genius Amanda can't get a job post-graduation, she and her friends turn to the next-best thing: a heist. 
(113 pages)

Awards: Honorable Mention, Colorado Film Awards. Semifinalist, Fresh Voices. Shortlisted in Fresh Voices for Best Ensemble Cast.

"I MUST SAY THAT I THOROUGHLY ENJOYED READING YOUR SCRIPT. THE FANTASY AND THE REALITY OF ROBBING A MUSEUM ARE NICELY JUXTAPOSED IN WAYS THAT MAKE IT MOSTLY BELIEVABLE, YET WHIMSICAL."
-FRESH VOICES READER

Spec Shorts

MUSHROOM BISQUE

Comedy. A suicidal man finds himself on an unexpected journey for soup. (12 pages)

You have a thoughtful, intelligently written script. Harold is revealed with a very human touch..."  
-BLUECAT READER

ZIGGY

Animation/Family/Adventure. A game of star tennis goes terribly wrong, skyrocketing a kid alien to a faraway place called Roswell, New Mexico.
(14 pages)

"I actually laughed out loud."
-Bluecat reader

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Magazines


Magazine Articles

Magazines


Magazine Articles

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BOULDER MAGAZINE

Summer 2016

"Marijuana, Meet Big Pharma" - Marijuana growers face changing patent laws and fear encroachment from Big Ag and Big Pharma

"Movers, Shakers, & Boulder's Makers" - Profile on Boulder County's Maker Movement

Winter/spring, 2015-16:

"Escape the Ordinary: Backcountry Hut Trips" - Cover Story, How to plan and enjoy a backcountry hut trip by ski or mountain bike

"A New Kind of Cool" - Buzz piece on the rise of cryotherapy 

"A Different Kind of Psych Class" - Buzz profile of Boulder's two psychic institutes

"What Kind of Skier are You?" - Humorous personality-based quiz

"Wood-fired Warmth" - Restaurant Profile of Under the Sun

Fall, 2015: 

"A Human Lightning Bolt" - Profile of Nick Quinlan, Boulder native and Chairman of Major League Hacking

"Find Your New Fall Look" - Quiz designed to fit with Fall Fashion feature

"Boulder's Home on the Creek" - Restaurant Profile of The Riverside

Summer, 2015:

"Beer Wars" - Examining changes in the craft brewing industry, most notably the encroachment of big breweries

"Barbeque Bliss" - Tips to throw memorable and stress-free backyard shindig

"Foxy Fittings" - A business profile on Boulder's Fjällräven store

"What Kind of Dater Are You?" - A quiz designed to fit in with the feature, "How to Create a Great First Date"

BOULDER COUNTY HOME & GARDEN MAGAZINE

SPRING, 2016

"The Soil Solution" - How regenerative farming techniques could reverse climate change

"Garden on the Rocks" - Showcase unusual xeric plants through a crevice garden centerpiece

winter, 2015-16

"Breathe Easy" - 6 houseplants to detox indoor air, based on NASA's clean air study as well as follow up studies by Emory University

"The Beauty of Ugly Food" - Examining food waste in Boulder County, plus current efforts to save good produce deemed too 'ugly' to sell

"Floor-Finder Guide" - Comparing popular flooring options and technological advances in hardwood, tile, laminate, vinyl, and carpet

Fall, 2015:

"Let's Go Glamping" - How to have a glamorous camping experience without the heavy price tag

"Seed Safekeeping" - About Ft. Collins' National Center for Genetic Resources Preservation and their vital work

"Mattress Matters" - Investigating why mattresses are so expensive—and what consumers can do to avoid being scammed

BBB DENVER/BOULDER COMMUNITY GUIDE

Fall, 2015:

"Easy Riding: Auto Maintenance for Winter" - Tips on preparing your car for snow and ice

"Decorate Smarter" - How to decorate once for all of fall's holidays

Summer, 2015:

"Summer Construction Tips" - What to look out for when hiring a contractor for common summer projects

TELLURIDE FESTIVARIAN
Editor-in-Chief & Founding Partner

Summer, 2014:

"Beyond Local's Night" - A guide to the Telluride Comedy Festival

"Respect the Balloon" - Previewing the Telluride Balloon Festival

"The Greatest Show on Earth: Telluride Film Festival" - Previewing the Telluride Film Festival

"Gluttons Unite: The Meat Is Here" - Previewing the Telluride Barbeque Festival

Winter, 2013-14:

"Try New Things" - Off-the-beaten-path activities to enjoy in the Telluride winter

"Mountainfilm: Inspiration from a Festival That Matters" - Highlights from Mountainfilm 2013

"A Favorite In The Rough" - Reviewing Telluride's first Arts + Architecture Weekend 

Summer, 2013:

"Getting Up For the Telluride Balloon Festival" - An anecdotal essay about volunteering your way into a hot air balloon during the Balloon Festival

"Inspiration From the San Juans" - Previewing Telluride Plein Air Festival

"Small But Strong: Unforgettable Fests" - Quieter Telluride festivals that shouldn't be missed

"Theatre Week" - About a new collaboration between Telluride Playwrights Festival and Telluride Theatre

"Telluride Barbeque Returns" - Previewing changes made to a new fall festival

Winter 2012-13:

"Heart, Indomitable" - Highlights from Mountainfilm 2012

"Telluride's Mother of Festivation" - The history and culture of Telluride's greatest summer event, the Telluride Bluegrass Festival

"Discovering the Classics at Telluride Chamber Music" - Why you shouldn't overlook this educational festival

"The Telluride Barbeque Festival" - Introducing the brand-new barbeque festival in all of its meaty glory

LOGOS
The Alumni Magazine for Ursuline Academy of Dallas

"Networking: Powering Your Life Path" - How to leverage social media and day-to-day interactions in order to build real connections that last, for the 2015 annual issue

 

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Everything Else

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Short Stories

"Ballerina, 1956" published in The Gallery, Fall 2011

Lurch: Stories on Revolution completed 2012 - high honors from The College of William & Mary

Digital Journalism/Blogging

5280 online

How to Ski Colorado on a Budget

Boulder Magazine

Telluride Festivarian