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American Daydream

An up-and-coming singer dreams of superstardom. When a car accident sends him three years into the future, he's overwhelmed by the high price of fame; and discovers the wealth of true love.

  • Jim Grieco
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  • New York International Film Awards
    New York City
    February 28, 2022
    Best Original Story, Best Romance Script, and Best Comedy Script
  • Los Angeles Film Awards
    Los Angeles, CA
    November 28, 2021
    Best Screenplay
  • Hollywood International Golden Age Festival
    New York, NY
    February 28, 2022
    Best Script
  • Vegas Movie Awards
    Las Vegas
    August 6, 2021
    Best Comedy - Award of Prestige
  • Scriptapalooza
    Los Angeles, CA
    August 4, 2022
    Semifinalist (Top 100)
  • Catalina Film Festival
    Los Angeles, CA
    September 24, 2022
    Award of Excellence
  • Screenwriting Competition
    September 30, 2021
    Platinum Award
  • Dark Comedy Film Festival
    Los Angeles, CA
    May 14, 2021
    Silver Award
    Los Angeles, CA
    April 4, 2022
  • The Big Apple Film Festival
    New York, NY
    November 5, 2021
  • The Santa Barbara International Screenplay Awards
    Santa Barbara, CA
    November 13, 2021
  • Pitch Now Screenplay Competition
    Los Angeles, CA
    January 31, 2022
  • Emerging Screenwriters - Genre Screenplay Competition
    Los Angeles, CA
    August 31, 2021
  • Filmmatic Comedy Screenplay Awards (Season 6)
    Los Angeles, CA
    September 15, 2021
  • Scriptation Showcase
    Los Angeles, CA
    September 15, 2021
Writer Biography - Jim Grieco

This New York native first entered the world of entertainment back in the 1990’s. In and around Manhattan, Jim worked his way up the television production ladder, becoming an Emmy award-winning Director of Photography. Over the years, Jim has contributed to a wide variety of creative projects. In all his efforts, his tireless work ethic has embodied his commitment to excellence. Jim's writing achievements include his award-winning spec-scripts, Still Time to Change (drama), Five Thousand Years (horror/thriller), and American Daydream (comedy).

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Writer Statement

What are the most valuable assets in life? Material possessions… copious wealth? Love is the most valuable asset life has to offer. And as The Beatles once said, so many years ago... "Money can't buy me love." American Daydream reflects this timeless sentiment.