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Walls | Pawel Grajnert | Script Shop Episode 058

About Walls

'Walls' is a short, sci-fi drama about a teenage girl in a world uncomfortably much like our own who discovers a horrible truth about her society and the walls it enforces.

About Pawel Grajnert

Paweł Grajnert is a writer, filmmaker, and actor who works in the US and Poland. His films have premiered at the Venice Film Festival, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Gdynia National Film Festival in Poland. He holds an MFA in film from Columbia University New York, where he was awarded the prestigious Alfred P. Sloan Foundation prize for excellence in science-focused screenwriting.

His writing has also been recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting Competition; the Polish International Film Festival; and the State of Illinois from whom he received the honor of a Literary Arts Award. His photography, poems, short dramatic works, and stories have been published internationally. Among other projects, he's currently working with Epoka TV in Poland to bring Mirosław Nahacz's book "84" to the screen as a feature-length film.

Most people in the US are more comfortable with the English version of my name: Paul. So please feel free to use Paul.

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The Back Room | Marcedes Bigham | Script Shop Episode 057

Logline for The Back Room

"Harold, a man with an unconventional addiction, invites his daughter and her two kids over for Thanksgiving. Can he put his family over his addiction?"

About Marcedes Bigham

Marcedes Bigham was born and raised in Newcastle, OK. She attended film school in Oklahoma City and earned an MFA in Screenwriting at Boston University. She currently lives in Newcastle, OK with her three dogs and a cat who are her constant writing companions.

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JO | Julian Trinidad Gardea | Script Shop Episode 056

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"Introvert violinist named Jo, struggles with her inner spider-like demons who then goes on a murderous rampage on those who cross her."

About Julian Trinidad Gardea

Julian Trinidad Gardea is originally from El Paso, Texas. He currently holds a B.A. in Anthropology from NMSU (2010) and has a background in Museums & Auction Houses from Cape Town, South Africa to Dallas & Austin, Texas.

He was first introduced to the world of Film & Screenwriting from his sister, Celina - who has a Creative & Digital Media Degree; who also brought him behind the scenes of student independent films, theater / plays that she was in and films that he should watch, Tarantino!

Julian is fascinated with mythology and horror and during Celian's time in Japan, she introduced him to the crazy stories that she heard about, most notable - Jorogumo (which inspired him to write the screenplay: "Jo"). A spider-demon woman who has a taste for men's flesh.

He currently lives in Albuquerque, NM and works as an artist & photographer.

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The Shared Curse | Megan Bickel | Script Shop Episode 055

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"A fiercely independent archaeologist races to harness the power of the Roman gods in order to sever a fatal curse that binds her to a meek woman brought back from ancient Rome."

About Megan Bickel

Megan lives and writes in Indianapolis, Indiana in a household of all boys - her husband, three sons, and two cats. Her screenplays have been finalists in contests such as StoryPros International, Industry Insiders, and Table Read My Screenplay - Park City. Focusing mainly on Sci-Fi and Fantasy features, Megan draws on the energy and inspiration that comes from a lifetime love of movies and a supportive community of family, friends, and writers. Please connect with her on Twitter - @megankbickel

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Masterpiece | Bridget Messaros | Script Shop Episode 054

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"After her mother's murder goes cold, Elizabeth starts her own investigation trying to decipher the mind of her mother's killer; illustrating the mental state of an unstable individual showing how a series of events can personify the darkest corner of thought. Will Elizabeth find her mother's killer or become a victim?"

About Bridget Messaros

Growing up in Waldo, OH (which is indeed, a real place), Bridget was involved in everything. Cheerleading, show choir, musical, band, soccer, dance, and 4-H. Having her Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management she was going to be a wedding planner but 3 years ago she auditioned and landed a lead role in a feature film and she got hooked in the entertainment world.

Masterpiece is her first screenplay and she’s learning the editing process is longer than the writing process. This story has been brewing in her mind for the past 8 years but she finally decided to write it down. She has a keen interest in crime mysteries and psychological thrillers.

Also, an avid lover of the outdoors, Bridget often camps for her vacations. Recently traveling out to Yellowstone and backpacking through Grand Teton with her husband. If she had it her way, her dog, Theodore, would be with her always. You can also find Bridget, her husband, and Theodore kayaking on some lakes around the Cleveland area.

Bridget plans to continue writing and acting in the future. Her hopes for Masterpiece is to obtain Hello Sunshine as a producer and bring the story to life in a theater near you.

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Thoughts and Prayers | Matthew Hoch | Script Shop Episode 053

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"After losing her daughter in a school shooting, a grieving mother takes the gun control issue into her own hands by confronting her state's NRA-backed Senator, with a legally purchased firearm of her own."

About Matthew Hoch

Matthew is an East Coast native and Los Angeles transplant. After making a journey out west for the better part of a decade, Matthew has returned East from Los Angeles, hoping to glean inspiration from the tri-state area. Matthew's previous screenplays have won awards and placed in national screenwriting competitions such as Stage 32, Hollywood Hills Screenplay Competition, Story Pros, 13Horror.com Screenplay festival, and Atlanta Comedy Film Festival. He has had a feature produced and distributed onto streaming platforms by Gravitas Ventures, as well as two short films that made the festival rounds. Short fiction of his has appeared in various literary journals. He is a lifelong Mets fan, much to his dismay. Instagram @ mhocher twitter @mhoch

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The Finicky Cat | Garin Pirnia | Script Shop Episode 050

Logline for The Finicky Cat

"John and Mary adopt a cute cat named Mittens, but they later find out it has a hankering for human brains. The couple must succumb to the cat's insatiable hunger--or else. It's loosely based on a true story."

About Garin Pirnia

Garin Pirnia was born and raised in the rock-and-roll city of Dayton, Ohio. She has written about arts and culture for Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, Mental Floss, the Wall Street Journal, the Atlantic, Huffington Post, Eater, Cincinnati CityBeat, and many more publications. She is author of The Beer Cheese Book and Rebels and Underdogs: The Story of Ohio Rock and Roll. Garin blames her twisted sensibilities on growing up watching “family films” like The Dark Crystal, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, and Gremlins. As far as she knows, Anthony Michael Hall is doing just fine.

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Not That Nice | Adielenah Perez | Script Shop Episode 042

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"When recently dumped Karen loses her cat she enlists the help of her kid neighbor, Bella, who has lost something of her own."

About Adielenah Perez

Adielenah is a Puerto Rican writer/director, born and raised in the Bronx. She grew up in her fathers karate school, watching spaghetti westerns and the Twilight Zone, wondering if she could tell her own stories one day. Her start in filmmaking was with grassroots media and activist organizations such as Global Action Project but did not end there. She currently lives in Washington DC.

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Dream Trip | Artem Chukanov | Script Shop Episode 041

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"Alex is going on a dream trip to the USA, but soon he realizes that local people hide some dark secrets, and he must return before it is not too late."

About Artem Chukanov

Born on 3d of October, 1996 in the small town Uvarovo, Tambov region (600 kms away from Moscow). Went to the 1st grade when I was almost 7. Throughout the academic years I had been an active participant of various contests. My portfolio contains more than 100 different certificates confirming participation and winning in a lot of contests such as “Best Student of School” and various contests on different school subjects (Russian language, literature, mathematics, English, and many others). In 2004, I started studying at Music School for Children. I have graduated from there with honors in 2009, but I continued playing accordion and singing in choir and solo.

In 2013, I became a participant of exchange program for students called FLEX (Future Leaders of Exchange). It was a big success for me because approximately only 1% of participants get to actually go to the States and live there for one year. I lived in a small town, Clark Fork, ID. I graduated from Clark Fork High School with honors finishing 3d among 21 students in the class. Upon my graduation from there, I decided that I wanted to get an American Degree. Unfortunately, my family wasn’t able to afford my studies in the USA, so my choice was American University in Bulgaria (AUBG). It is much closer to my native country and education is much more affordable. Before getting into AUBG, I had to repeat my school year in Russia. In 2015, I graduated from Russian High School with a Medal of Excellence, and I was admitted into AUBG. There, I found my true passion. I wanted to study something related to the film. Journalism & Mass Communication major was the closest to what I wanted to learn. Fortunately for me, they also opened a Film Studies minor.

I am a regular participant of 48 Hours Documentary Challenge organized by AUBG Documentary Club every September. Three years in a row I had been creating short documentary films on a variety of subjects. I'm huge fan of horror films, so even if I’m making a very amateur short documentary film, I include some thrilling elements in there. I’m also a big fan of screenwriting. I’ve written a handful of short scripts, and I get back to them from to time because I believe that writing something good is a long process. Dream Trip was the very first fictional script I’ve ever written.

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Timed | Kathleen Wolak | Script Shop Episode 040

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"Two nameless observers ponder mankind’s foibles as a twisted narrative unfolds in front of them."

About Kathleen Wolak

Kathleen Wolak is a writer and proud law school dropout from Hamden, CT.  Before falling in love with writing for the screen, she authored three young adult novels and published several short science-fiction and horror stories.  Kathleen's inspiration stems from anything off-beat or ghoulishly hilarious. Her influences range from David Lynch to Rick and Morty. In 2018, Kathleen’s first screenplay, Timed, was named an official selection for the 2 Dollar Film Festival.

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