I write scripts for comedy, animation, and sci-fi.
BAITED (ORIGINAL HALF-HOUR COMEDY PILOT)
Logline: Bright and ambitious twentysomething Melanie Blanchard lands her dream job at a top digital publishing startup, only to discover it to be a clickbait factory full of jaded millennials writing mindless internet articles for a living.
*Quarterfinalist: ScreenCraft TV Pilot Launch Competition 2019*
*Official Selection: Atlanta Comedy Film Festival 2019*
LET’S NOT GET EATEN (ORIGINAL HALF-HOUR COMEDY PILOT)
Logline: In post-apocalyptic Toronto, an amateur improv troupe
must prove to a horde of bloodthirsty cannibals that they
deserve to be kept alive for entertainment.
*Finalist: Filmmatic Comedy Screenplay Awards 2019*
BARRY (HBO) — “DIG DEEPER”
My spec script for the Emmy-winning comedy series created by Bill Hader & Alec Berg, which aired its second season in 2019.
Logline: The series stars Hader as Barry Berkman, an ex-Marine-turned-hitman who decides to become an aspiring actor in LA after experiencing a life-changing acting class. (Spoilers ahead.) At the shocking conclusion of Season One (2018), Barry evades arrest by murdering Janice Moss, an LAPD Homicide Detective who finally discovered Barry to be the mystery hitman she had been looking for.
“Dig Deeper” takes place just before the start of Season Two in the aftermath of Barry’s dark choice. Although he successfully hides Janice’s body, Barry’s beloved acting teacher Gene Cousineau–Janice’s former lover–is utterly devastated by the loss. Quickly, Gene’s all-consuming grief threatens to upend not only Barry and Sally’s student production of The Front Page, but the entire intricate web of lies Barry has built for himself.
ADVENTURE TIME — “FINN THE CREATIVITIST”
A spec script for the acclaimed Cartoon Network series.
Logline: When creatures begin disappearing from the Candy Kingdom overnight, Princess Bubblegum tasks Finn and Jake with solving the mystery.
*Winning Screenplay: Wildsound Festival 2019*
Watch: Full-Length Table Read w/ Professional Voice Actors @ Wildsound Festival, March 2019
HART BLOOMFIELD, SPACE DETECTIVE (ORIGINAL HOUR-LONG SCI-FI PILOT)
An original one-hour sci-fi series, aimed primarily at the millennial demo (18-35).
Logline: A twentysomething young man, fed up and living with his parents in suburban Toronto, takes a job as an interplanetary detective on the planet Koraax.
*Official Selection – Best Scene Winner @ Fantasy/Sci-Fi Film & Writing Festival 2019.*
CATASTROPHE (Channel 4) — “ISSUES”
A half-hour comedy spec script for the cult hit series Catastrophe, which has aired for 3 seasons on Channel 4 in the UK. A fourth season is scheduled to air in 2018.
Logline: Rob has a falling out with Sharon over the question of whether the kids will be “messed up” by their unusual childhood, and things get worse when Olivia decides to torture him at work. Meanwhile, Catherine runs into an old friend, igniting Dave’s intense jealousy.
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