Pathos Garden

A troubled teen and his angry father try to sort out their problems with the help of a weathered old Hawaiian cemetery groundskeeper. But the old man is not all he appears to be.

  • Todd Sorrell
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    Fantasy, Horror, Supernatural
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    United States
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Writer Biography - Todd Sorrell

Quarterfinalist 2009 -- Writers on the Storm Screenplay Contest (Top 100 of over 1000 entries) for "The Minstrel"

Finalist 2011 Smashcut Screenplay Contest for "The Minstrel"; (Top 10 in Fantasy Genre, Top 100 overall)

4th Place -- (Honorable Mention) Let's Do Lunch 20/20 First Page Contest for "Pathos Garden"

Quarterfinalist in Fantasy Genre for "Silent Rescue" 2012 Creative World Awards Screenplay Competition

Finalist (Top 10%) in Oaxaca Film Festival Screenplay Contest 2013 for "Silent Rescue"

Semifinalist in Fantasy Genre for "Silent Rescue" 2013 Creative World Awards Screenplay Competition

Quarterfinalist in Diversity Genre for "Forces of Nature" in Cynosure Screenwriting Awards 2013

Quarterfinalist in Act One Screenplay Competition 2013 for both "The Minstrel" and "Silent Rescue"

Quarterfinalist in Fresh Voices 2013 Screenplay Competition for "Silent Rescue"

Semifinalist for "Silent Rescue" and "The Minstrel" in 10th Annual Filmmakers International Screenwriting Awards 2013

Finalist for "The Minstrel" FilmQuest Film Festival 2014

Finalist (Top 14) for "The Minstrel" and "Silent Rescue" The Terror Film Festival 2014 -- *Silent Rescue" took 3rd Place

Finalist (Top 6) for "The Minstrel" and "Silent Rescue" at the International Family Film Festival 2014

Semifinalist for "The Minstrel" at the Richmond International Film Festival 2015

Quarterfinalist for "Silent Rescue" at RIFF 2015

B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies (Linguistics/French/Hawaiian-Creole English) University of Hawaii 2011

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Writer Statement

Themes of healing and reconciliation drive my writing. The best and most natural way for me to deliver these themes is through the fantasy and scifi genres. This way, the story is packaged in a way that entertains and challenges the viewer at the same time.