ORIGINAL SCRIPTS

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WELCOME TO HAZARDVILLE – TV Pilot, Comedy Series

An apocalyptic suburban comedy about the ultimate battle of WOKE vs. MAGA.

  • Winner: Georgia Comedy Film Festival - Best Comedy Series Teleplay Award 

SOMETHING'S GOT A HOLD OF ME – Feature Screenplay, Dramatic Biopic

Based on a True Story, Optioned from A True Life Memoir

A trans Baptist minister writes her memoir to overcome the trauma from a sexual assault.

  • Nominee: Script Awards Los Angeles

  • Honorable Mention: Hollywood Script Awards

UPROAR – TV Pilot, Limited Series

Secrets tear apart an affluent African American family living in Westchester in the 1980s. 

  • Semi-Finalist: Page Turner Screenplays - First 15 Competition 

  • Quarter-Finalist: Creative Screenwriting Unique Voices Screenplay Competition

PANSY – Feature screenplay, Drama

An isolated gay teen meets a 33 year old man in an AOL chat room and has to keep their relationship secret from his conservative Catholic parents.

  • Emerging Narrative Screenplay Award - IFP Market

  • Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition 

  • Rhode Island Film Festival Screenplay Competition “Barren Branches Award” 

  • Short-list of 20 – Sundance Institute Feature Film Program

CHICAS MALAS – Feature screenplay, Comedy

Coming-of-age comedy about American teenagers on an exchange program in Mexico.

  • Finalist – Hollywood Screenplay Contest

MUHAMMAD AND MARY – Feature screenplay, Drama

An ill-fated love story between a retired Catholic school teacher and a Muslim taxi driver.

  • Panasonic Digital Filmmaking Grant - IFP Market

FILMOGRAPHY

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LOOK AT LUCAS
March 2019

10 minutes

A young boy wants to play with his mother at the beach but first he has to get her off her phone.

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UNCLE STEPHANIE
June 2014

18 minutes

A college student shoots a documentary about his colorful uncle, an aspiring transgender cabaret star from New York City, and learns more about his family than he ever wanted to know. 

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THE PROM QUEEN
September 2000

18 minutes

A punk rock gay kid develops an unlikely crush on a boy from the popular crowd and a secret tryst leads to a prom scene that no one will ever forget.

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ZEN PARKING
June 2017

11 minutes

A yoga teacher looking for parking is forced to face his rage when someone steals his spot.

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THE RED BOOK (Trailer)
April 2012

Trailer for a novel written by Deborah Copaken Kogan, published by Hyperion Books.

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THE BEAR
June 1999

A teenage boy's plan to spend a day at the opera is ruined when his father gives him a rifle for his 18th birthday and forces him to go on a hunting expedition.

IFP MARKET

EMERGING NARRATIVE
SCREENPLAY AWARD

Pansy

True Crime Thriller

IFP

MARKET

PANASONIC DIGITAL
FILMMAKING GRANT

Mohammed & Mary

Dark Comedy

Telluride

Film

Festival

FILMMAKER OF TOMORROW

Prom Queen

Short Film