Screenplays & Specs
A collection of original screenplays and spec scripts that were written throughout my years in college.
Harvey & Gretta
Based on the Brothers' Grimm story, Hansel and Gretel, Harvey and Gretta are two young children that have run away from home during the Great Depression in order to make life easier for their parents. All seems well when they find the mysterious Margaret and her beautiful, blossoming garden of fruits and vegetables, but things take a dark turn when Gretta realizes just what- or who- she is using as fertilizer.
Based on the Lewis Carroll poem, The Walrus and the Carpenter, "Little Oysters" is about Mary-Anne Carpenter, an internet security analyst whose life spirals into chaos when her daughter is abducted on her way home from school. Mary-Anne uses her technical knowledge to hunt down her daughter's kidnapper, discovering a child trafficking ring in the process.
Animated Web Series Pilot
Lola is six years old, and she can see the dead. In this pilot, after her best friend, Tim, dies in a tragic boating accident, Lola helps him fetch his stuffed teddy bear from his closed casket, appalling the mourners around them.
Before Season 2 was released, I wrote a spec script focused on The Snow Ball, in which Mike becomes increasingly convinced that Eleven is trying to send him messages through the school while Dustin tries to get a date for the dance. These signs, however, turn out to be the monsters Will is throwing up from his body. Meanwhile, Hopper and Joyce sign up as dance chaperones, and Johnathan offers to photograph the event.
A Series of Unfortunate Events
A joint spec script written with Emily Kane, this episode takes place just after season 1 of the show, focusing on the events of Lemony Snicket and Count Olaf's time at Prufrock Preparatory School as they battle to star in the school's play. Meanwhile, Violet, Klaus, and Sunny try to repair a rootbeer float machine in the school.
Fresh Off the Boat
After Eddie and his friends break the family television set, Eddie and his brothers set up a lemonade stand in an attempt to pay their mother back and afford a summer at basketball camp. It becomes an all-out war when their neighbor claims he is the sole lemonade seller and attempts to ruin their business. Meanwhile, Jessica becomes addicted to the board game "Monopoly" and takes it a little too far.
When Archer loses his diary, he and the gang track it back to Arizona, where Barry is attempting to auction the diary off online, leading to a wild west shootout in a saloon. Meanwhile, Cyril and Pam babysit Archer and Lana's baby, and Malory and Ray try to book Cheryl a country music gig at a funeral.
When a mysterious Coral Juice machine arrives at the Krusty Krab, courtesy of Plankton, Spongebob becomes addicted to the caffeinated drink. When it hinders on his ability to work, Mr. Krabs and Squidward try to shut the machine down, only to receive a riotous response from Spongebob and other Coral Juice-addicted customers.