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Nasty | Sean Patrick Leonard | Script Shop Episode 003

Nasty Screenplay Logline

“On the night of their monthly book club, 6 friends are reeling from the effects of the new administration and the Women's March that followed soon after. On this particular night these women decide to take things into their own hands.”

About Screenwriter Sean Patrick Leonard

Born and bred on Chicago's Northside, Sean has been a professional writer, actor and producer for the past 20 plus years. As a writer he recently won Best Short Screenplay for Rockabye at the 2017 Twister Alley International Film Festival and was a Finalist at the 2016 Austin Revolution Film Festival and the 2017 Windy City International Film Festival. NASTY marks his second screenplay going to camera. His next writing projects are a short screenplay which has been completed and is in production talks called Meanwhile... and his first feature screenplay, which is still in process called Swing.

As an Actor he was honored to be in the Jeff Award winning Incident on Run 1217 with Factory Theatre. He has been featured in Machine Gun Preacher, Chicago Justice and Chicago Fire. He has been seen in various features and short films including the multi award winning The Life and Death of an Unhappily Married Man. His next acting project is with the super talented Fatal Funnel Films whose Cellar Door won him Best Supporting Actor also at the 2017 @Twister Alley Film Festival. He will be starring in their first feature film later next year. Last year he created Crash of Rhinos to produce film and TV projects here in Chicago.

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The Goldenhill Fortune | Michael Peake | Script Shop Episode 002

The Goldenhill Fortune Screenplay Logline

“When a stranger from the past comes to Wilber and Reginald Goldenhill, the two brothers relive a childhood they never knew had.”

About Screenwriter Michael Peake

"The aspect of writing and producing my own films came out of the desire to act in things that I wanted to push myself in. I was getting decent roles, but nothing that really felt satisfying. So I took some advice from another local filmmaker and started writing roles for myself."

-From interview with One Film Fan

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Skinner | Leah Watson | Script Shop Episode 001

Skinner Screenplay Logline

“A gentle young man struggles to survive in the ranks of a brutal post-apocalyptic gang, but when the gang diverts from an evening of ghost stories to prey upon a lone young woman, he discovers that real monsters are found in the most unexpected places and unspeakable horrors may hold the key to his redemption.”

About Screenwriter Leah Watson

Originally from Denver Colorado, Leah started performing and creating as soon as she could walk. In the last 10 years she has cultivated her craft at Denver School of the Arts, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, The School at Steppenwolf, and University of Colorado.  

In 2015, after a transition to Los Angeles, she stumbled upon The Choreography House, an elite pole dance training facility in North Hollywood, and had the extraordinary privilege of training in the aerial arts with Kelly Yvonne.    

Whether writing, acting, dancing, or producing her primary passion is storytelling.

Read the Script for Skinner

Script available upon request by emailing l.watsonprod@gmail.com

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