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Super Depressed

A suicidal man discovers he has a talent worth living a little longer to explore.

  • Kevin Machate
    Promise Me, #RIP, Bernie
  • Project Type:
    Screenplay, Short Script, Television Script
  • Genres:
    Comedy, Super Hero, short, Dark Comedy
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  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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  • First-time Screenwriter:
  • Student Project:
  • Chandler International Film Festival
    Chandler, AZ
    June 1, 2016
    Best Short Screenplay
  • Palm Street Films Screenplay Contest
    Los Angeles, CA
    Semi-Finalist (Top 10)
  • Southern California Screenplay Competition
    San Diego, CA
    September 1, 2017
    Finalist (Top 10)
  • Bare Bones International Film & Music Festival
    Muskogee, OK
    April 22, 2017
    WINNER: Best TV Pilot (3rd Place), Finalist (Top 5 Overall)
  • Las Vegas Screenplay Contest
    Las Vegas, NV
    March 31, 2017
    Best Short Screenplay (Winner)
Writer Biography - Kevin Machate

Kevin graduated from the University of Texas, with a BA in American Studies and minor in History. Although he began his film career as an actor, he quickly moved into Producing and eventually Directing. Kevin's films have won numerous awards worldwide having been screened in various cities in the US, Europe, South America, Oceania, and Asia.

Kevin has directed six short films and his credits as a producer have exceeded 50 at the time of this writing. His recent works include three short series starring Golden Globe and Tony Award winner Barry Bostwick and Saturn Award Winner Doug Jones, along with a series of short musical and educational videos (With puppets!) starring Ed Helms.

He is a veteran of the US Air Force and a three-time Guinness World Record holder. Kevin was recently featured by Business Insider magazine as one of the most "Impressive Students at the University of Texas."

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Writer Statement

Prior to my most recent script-turned-film, "Promise Me" I had never done any writing on my own. I had assisted other writers, re-written scenes for my films, and come up with the concepts for my films, but writing didn't initially come naturally. Prior to production, the script for Promise Me won Best Screenplay at four separate film festivals. Earlier this year it won again for the script and the film has won Best Short film at several other festivals, and has at this point been selected to screen in 73 festivals in 15 countries and has won nearly 20 awards. "Super Depressed" hopes to follow in that success as my second completed screenplay. Prior to the heavy dramatic tone of Promise Me, all of my films were comedies. Super Depressed marks my return to the dark comedy genre, in what I suspect will be the first of many of its kind. The script was originally written as a standalone short, but due to prompting from mentors, it is being developed into a pilot script for TV/Web.