When David (a lonely 30-something gay librarian) travels to upstate New York to plan a funeral, he is forced to deal with his crumbling relationship with his brother Paul and closest friends Gretchen and Rebecca- all of whom are hurtling towards middle age in vastly different ways.
*Shortlisted for Final Selection at 2013 Sundance Screenwriting Lab with director Warren Fu attached.
*Winner of the 2011 NewDraft Award at the New York Gay & Lesbian Film Festival.
*Staged Reading at the Lincoln Center at the Waler Reade Theater
*Final Selection Shortlist for the 2011 Outfest Screenwriting Lab & 2011 Nantucket Film Fesitval Tony Cox Screenwriting Lab.
VIRGINIA IS DEALING
COMEDY/DRAMA/COMING OF AGE
Virginia Harcourt is a nineteen year old perpetual overachiever and compulsive lair who may have just flunked out of Harvard. Enlisting the help of her reluctant ex-best-friend Helen, the girls embark on a frantic Christmas road trip to salvage Virginia’s academic future.
*Workshopped with Academy Award nominee & Sundance Fellow Jeremy Pikser.
FRANCINE IN NEW YORK
After the sudden death of her emotionally distant husband, Francine Conway (a sixty-something housewife from rural Australia) steals inheritance money from her selfish adult son to travel to New York City to reconnect with a daughter she hasn’t seen in years.
*Workshopped with Academy Award nominee & Sundance Fellow Walter Burnstein.
*Staged Reading at New York University’s Goldberg Theater.
Scotty and Alex are two outcasts at high school in Sacramento, 1991. For the first time, Scotty begins to feel like he has found a place when he and Alex befriend a sexually promiscuous and equally depressed senior Cammie. But things soon crumble with differing levels of tragedy and humor for these three unlikely friends.
*Adapted from the short story by Adrian Tomine.
WELL BEHAVED LADIES
Smith College, 1965. Miles Broome is a tomboy who desperately wants to be accepted to Harvard Medical School but is in fierce competition with snide and wealthy Winnie Winthrop. When Winnie frames Miles, her only way to save her place at Smith (and her dreams of Harvard) is to help a collection of Northampton’s worst behaved girls become the epitome of 50s “ladies”.
Annie is a recent college graduate, jobless and stuck at home with her successful, emotionally distant family. When the opportunity arises for Annie to move to glamourous Paris to work as an au pair Annie she takes the leap, only to discover life in France isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.
FARMERS MARKET (ORIGINAL HALF HOUR PILOT)
SINGLE CAMERA COMEDY
Twenty-something musician Greta Jaffe has been thrown out of her band for her bad behaviour. Greta returns to bougie Park Slope, Brooklyn to earn some money working at the local Farmer’s Market and reconnect with the friends and boyfriend she left behind. Only, Greta’s forgotten all of the bridges she burnt (literally) on the road to fame and now she must lie and steal her way back into the organic, grain-fed hearts of her old circle.
SEXUALLY ACTIVE ADULTS
Hamish has had a lot of sex. Louis hasn’t. Hamish knows nothing about sex, in fact, he’s never had an STD test. Louis knows a lot about sex, in fact, he’s a doctor at sexual health clinic. Hamish is gay. Louis is straight. Two complete opposites meet in a hospital room and before you can say “colon exam” both men discover they have a lot to learn about life, sex and themselves.
On her 24th Birthday, lonely and recently orphaned Marni has become convinced she is going into early menopause. In a desperate attempt to conceive, she invites over three possible (and unsuspecting) baby-daddies for a Birthday party none of them will ever forget.