Sunny and the Seal

This is the story of two elderly men, one shirtless and in beachwear, the other in a full body seal costume, as they peruse a grocery store at two in the morning, discussing deaf dogs, immortality, and where one can find some darn sunscreen.

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  • Columbia Gorge International Film Festival
    Vancouver, WA
    July 15, 2015
    Official Selection
  • Artists Alliance Short Screenplay Competition
    Los Angeles, CA
    September 1, 2015
    Official Selection
  • Hollywood Hills Screenplay Competition
    Hollywood Hills, CA
    December 1, 2015
    Top Finalist
  • NewLife Film Festival and Screenplay Contest
    Los Angeles, CA
    February 15, 2016
    Official Selection
  • Sacramento International Film Festival
    Sacramento, California
    March 6, 2016
    Official Selection
  • Las Vegas Screenplay Contest
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    March 31, 2016
    3rd place, Short Screenplay
  • Omaha Film Festival
    Omaha, Nebraska
    February 2, 2017
  • Drunken Film Festival
    Bradford, West Yorkshire
    May 31, 2017
    Official Selection
  • The Indie International Gathering
    Hudson, Ohio
    July 9, 2017
    1st Place Short Comedy-Drama
  • Hill Country Film Festival
    Fredericksburg, Texas
    April 2, 2015
    Official Selection
  • DaVinci International Film Festival
    Hollywood, CA
    November 25, 18
  • LIFF - Lebanese Independent Film Festival
    Beirut, Lebanon
    August 1, 19
    Official Selection
  • Manhattan Short
    New York
    September 26, 2019
Writer Biography - Jake Teeny

Jake Teeny is nearly finished with his PhD at The Ohio State University, where he largely studies the psychology of persuasion. In addition to his research, Jake also writes all kinds of fiction, from short stories in the Saturday Evening Post to screenplays in national and international competitions. For access to his articles, free eBooks, and short stories, check out There, you'll also find his weekly blog, where he applies insight from psychological and behavioral research to enhancing your everyday life.

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