A Road to Nowhere

Finding he is lost and alone at night on an unfamiliar desolate rural country road following an auto accident, Sam Kaufman, a middle-aged man businessman, seeks help at an eerily unimpressive roadside motel. However, the bleak and depressing ambiance of the place proves to be of little consequence compared to the bizarre behavior of the motel manager and his guests. Gradually, Sam comes to realize the macabre circumstances of where he is and that the road that led him to this motel was, in fact, a road to nowhere.

A Road to Nowhere is the screenplay adaptation of my one-act play of the same title.

  • David Earle
  • David Earle
    Life Is But A Dream
  • David Earle
  • David Earle
    Searching for Michael
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    Drama, Thriller, Horror
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    United States
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  • Filmmatic Short Screenplay Awards
    Studio City, California
    Winner - Best Screenplay
  • Big Apple Film Festival
    New York City, NY
    Finalist - Best Short Screenplay
  • Milledgeville+Eatonton (ME) Film Festival
    Milledgeville, GA
    Semi-Finalist - Best Screenplay
  • Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards
    Los Angeles, California
    Winner - Best Screenplay Short
  • Mediterranean Film Festival Cannes
    Cannes, France
    Winner - Best Short Screenplay
  • Northern Virginia International Film & Music Festival
    Alexandria, Virginia
    Winner - Best Thriller Screenplay Under 20 Pages
  • Northern Virginia International Film & Music Festival
    Alexandria, Virginia
    Winner - Best Horror Screenplay Under 20 Pages
  • Northern Virginia International Film & Music Festival
    Alexandria, Virginia
    Nominated - Best Drama Screenplay Under 20 Pages
  • The International Horror Hotel Film Festival
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Winner - Best Short Script
  • L.A. Shorts Awards
    Los Angeles, California
    Winner - Best Script
  • Action On Film International Film Festival
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    Nominated - Best Sci-Fi / Fantasy Horror - Short
  • Hollywood Just4Shorts Film and Screenplay Competition
    Hollywood, CA
    Semi-Finalist - Best Short Screenplay
Writer Biography - David Earle, David Earle, David Earle, David Earle

David Earle is a multiple award-winning screenwriter, playwright and novelist, born and raised in Anaheim, California, and lived fifteen years in the Los Angeles area where he worked at various entertainment industry companies; Taft/Barish Productions, New World Pictures, Rogers & Cowan, Hollywood Records, and Walt Disney in Creative Development at Disney Imagineering. He now resides in Charleston, South Carolina where he writes prolifically, varying from comedies to dramas, from novels to screenplays to plays, of which he has had four plays produced in the U.S. and Australia. Credits include - After the Wedding; A Road to Nowhere; They're Having a Deadly Good Time; and Postnuptials. Postnuptials, an adult farce, had its Australian premiere at the Parade Theatres in Sydney where it was chosen as the theatrical event for the 2013 Sydney LGBTQ Mardi Gras festivities. Both the Postnuptials stage play and its (unproduced) screenplay adaptation have been nominated or won a number of awards at film festivals internationally. He adapted his one-act stage drama, A Road to Nowhere, into a screenplay short (unproduced) that has received several international film festival awards. His sci-fi novel, Life Is But A Dream, is selling worldwide in 248 countries (notably on Amazon and Barnes & Noble). The (unproduced) screenplay adaptation of Life Is But A Dream, that he wrote, has won him many awards and nominations at a number of international film festivals while WGAW chose Life Is But A Dream for a full cast industry reading at the WGAW building in Los Angeles for its ethnic diversity of characters. His five-episode true story limited series, Pelée, currently in pre-development, has also won him numerous awards internationally. The most recent screenplay of his is another multi-award-winning true story drama titled, Searching for Michael. In addition, he has written the novelette, The Remarkable Travels of Billy Sparks, and short story, The Calla Lilies.

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