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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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Into the Sunset | Kent Meloy | Script Shop Episode 039

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"An aging courier takes on one final cross-country job to fulfill a long overdue promise and quite possibly save his soul."

About Kent Meloy

Kent Meloy is a film director/writer/producer with over 30 years experience in the industry.
Specializing in the nuances of telling a good story, he has spent a great deal of time working with clients to hone their message to their intended audience.

He began his career as a grip and location sound recordist for a nationally syndicated dramatic children's series and spent five years absorbing everything he could. When the opportunity presented itself he moved into video editing where he discovered a knack for pacing and setting the mood through the editorial. In the mid-90s, at the onset of the world-wide-web he moved into web and interactive design, becoming a champion of the mantra "know thy audience", working with producers and large corporate clients to ensure they were considering the desired results of the communication, not just "how cool it looked".

When an opportunity to get back into the film and theater world presented itself, he jumped at the chance and has been involved there ever since, spending a great deal of his time honing his skills as a director, writer and producer. With a handful of awards under his belt for these endeavors he feels he has found his calling, and is aggressively pursuing it.

Specialties: a skewed take on the ordinary, a refusal to let imagination stagnate, a love of 'what's possible, even if improbable' and a fierce devotion to telling a good story.

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Rise | Amy McCorkle | Script Shop Episode 038

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"In a life she can't remember, in a time too painful for him to forget, can the healing sands of time work their magic so that she might embrace her past so that she can set the world free."

About Amy McCorkle

Amy Leigh McCorkle is an author, blogger, screenwriter and filmmaker. With 23 books published, nearly half of them Amazon Bestsellers, with her memoir an International Bestseller, Letters to Daniel, she has parlayed that into a successful independent film festival presence. Since 2014 she and her screenwriting and producing partner, Melissa Goodman have won 61 awards and been nominated 30+ times for their scripts, documentaries, short films and music videos. Amy lives in Shepherdsville, Ky with her orange tabby Luke. When Amy is not creating fictional worlds she is using her Letters to Daniel platform to advocate for herself and others like her who live bipolar disorder.

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Some Years Earlier | David Bradburn | Script Shop Episode 037

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"Either you happen to life, or life happens to you."

About David Bradburn

David Bradburn grew up outside of Chicago in Elgin, Illinois. Here, he shot his first film during high school: a compilation of shorts and mock commercials that he hoped would be funny enough to make it to America's Funniest Home Videos.

They weren't.

Over 25 years later, Bradburn has honed his craft and finds himself wearing the many different hats of the independent movie maker to see a project from script to screen. Serving as lead producer of the Von Steuben High School Film Festival for six years, Bradburn navigated the process of obtaining grants to bring filmmaking opportunities to Chicago high school students.

Whether he's serving as writer, producer or director, Bradburn wants to do more than just make movies: he seeks partnerships with other local filmmakers to put Chicago on the map as the premier independent film making city. Bradburn's directorial approach draws on his 20 years worth of experience as a high school English teacher: his leadership and focus inspire his crew's motivation to realize his creative vision.

Bradburn's films include "Home", "The Night Before The Morning After", "Superhero Me", a finalist in the 2012 Beverly Hills Film Fest Writing Competition, My Brother's Other Mother ¬- a documentary chronicling his younger brother's search for his birth mother in the Dominican Republic, and "The Coming of Age" which was written by Northwestern University's Film Department Chair, Dave Tolchinsky. Bradburn's successful launch into Chicago's independent film community most recently landed him assignments with Kenmore and FOX.

His current projects include: Some Years Earlier, a feature in development, is a coming of age story about the universal tale of overcoming one's past. His films "Rockabye" and "Before You Woke" are currently on the festival circuit.

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Second Dance | Dexter Williams | Script Shop Episode 036

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"An American college student, haunted by recurring dreams of another time, is shocked beyond imagination when she is told she’s the reincarnation of a nineteenth-century Middle Eastern belly dancer."

About Dexter Williams

Dexter is an award-winning American screenwriter who has written thirteen feature film screenplays and thirteen short screenplays, virtually all of which being a personal reflection of his interest in the paranormal and metaphysical. He has written scripts in the genres of: comedy, drama, fantasy, horror, science fiction, and thriller.

Dexter is represented by Mystical Sounds Productions, a management/production company based in Montreal, Canada.

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The Web | Waide Riddle | Script Shop Episode 035

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"A handsome man wakes up in a strange bed with a strange and beautiful girl. He soon learns that she knows way too much about him and the horrible things she has done to his body."

About Waide Riddle

In the fall of 2015, I awoke from a startling dream. It was a very specific dream. A nightmare if you will. But, a good one. I sat down and wrote "The Web." In the vein of "Basic Instinct," "The Web" uses the male image as the victim. The female is the 'Monster.' Just how ghoulish can a human mind be? I wanted to present a very pschologically twisted 'patient' with a touch of the supernatural. Is she really capable, or is he really seeing this? Enjoy. 

 

Waide is managed by ATN Entertainment in Hollywood.

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Haunt | Alex Workman | Script Shop Episode 034

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"Tulsa, 1935 , Edward Hall finds himself in the midst of a cover-up by a crooked police chief. He must discover the evil that no one else can while protecting the identity of everyone involved."

About Alex Workman

My name is Alex Workman and I'm on a personal journey to take my writing as far as it can go. I've been writing for the past 6 years with about 12 screenplays under my belt. In addition to writing screenplays I also write comic books(my first love). I've basically worked retail all my life going from job to job. While in community college I had a revelation that this isn't going to help me really get where I need, only writing everyday could do that. Being stuck in Holdenville, Oklahoma for the past undisclosed number of years isn't so bad though. I believe it gives me an interesting perspective on the world that is.

I got married in March and I'm really excited about that! 🙂

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Tyler, Texas | Patrick Norman | Script Shop Episode 033

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"A tormented African-American veteran kills two brutal Klansmen on a journey west, finding peace only after helping a Caucasian woman and her family in Texas."

About Patrick Norman

I was raised in San Mateo, Calif. during the 60's and 70's. I worked for a large Investment company in San Mateo before moving to San Diego to become a Beach Lifeguard. I met my wife at a Giants / Padres game in San Diego.  Giants won! Hahaha!

I come from a large Irish / Danish family where my father was the center of world. He was a very loving, gentle soul, amazingly funny, energetic and a crafty storyteller. I probably inherited a love of life, reading and storytelling from him.

I enjoy sailing, playing chess, Risk and Scrabble. I love nature and being in the woods, hiking and spend as much time as possible with my wife and two boys.  

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Texican | Allyson West | Script Shop Episode 032

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"One hot morning in a Texas Trailer home, Javi and LeighAnn are pushed to confront race and bias by their love for each other."

About Allyson West

Allyson West is an award-winning producer and director based in Cincinnati, Ohio. The latest narrative from Turn West Productions, TEXICAN, has attended 15 film festivals and won Best Drama Short, Best Director, Best Actress, as well as numerous other awards and nominations in 2017. Allyson also creates live performance work in Cincinnati, Ohio. She has a BFA in Acting from the Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music and studied under Barbara Marchant at the William Esper Studio in Manhattan, New York.

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