Hi! My name is Clemente Esparza, II
The majority of my writing and my ideas stem from music that I am listening to or music that I have heard. In a sense, I want to feel the mood and the atmosphere of the story, before I start making a concept that can work in conjunction with the music. Somewhat making an unofficial soundtrack for what I am going to write. I do this mainly because I want to feel what the character feels through the music I am listening to at the moment.
The genre that my screenplays are based in is Horror/Thriller, something with a reason to the fear and not just slasher or monster based. Growing up as a horror fan, I loved all of the classics but I wanted to focus on the feeling of fear, terror, madness. The things that will drive you into insanity. I think writing/ creating stories like this stems from my fear of losing my mind.
Currently, I am working on a 6 Episode Mini-Series based on H.P. Lovecraft's 'The Shadow Over Innsmouth'. I have 4 of the 6 completed at the moment.
My story is essentially the lead up to the tale, Shadow Over Innsmouth, following a young Zadok Allen, Anna Tilton, a young Barnabas Marsh and Obed Marsh. I am doing a bunch of research to get this series right by following the source material and making sure that, if someone who is a fan of Lovecraft's 'Cthulhu Mythos' were to read these stories, they can easily fit them into the mythos. Also, I'm not catering specifically to the Lovecraft fan but fans of the horror genre and the casual series watcher who enjoys a great story.
I am from the Bay Area and I graduated from De Anza College in 2019 with an AA in Film/Tv Production and an AA in Film/Tv Screenwriting.
Feel free to send a message!
Nominee: Best Script (Unrealized)
THE DIVINE
Vesuvius International Film Festivals
Italy
2022
Honorable Mention
THE DIVINE
Absurd Film Festival
Cinisello Balsamo, Milano
2022
Best Short Screenplay
THE DIVINE
Festivus Film Fest
New Westminster, British Columbia
2022
Official Selection
THE DIVINE
Emerald Peacock
Germany
2022
Official Selection
THE DIVINE
Fox International Film Festival
Saint-Petersberg, Russia
2022
Semi-Finalist (Best Horror Screenplay)
MADNESS
Lonely Wolf International Film Festival
United Kingdom
2022
Nominee - Best Short Screenplay
MADNESS
Lonely Wolf International Film Festival
United Kingdom
2022
Quarter Finalist
MADNESS
Plot Point Awards
Italy
2022
Best Script: Short Film
MADNESS
Horror ShowFest
Italy
2022
Best Short Screenwriting
MADNESS
Cult Movie International Film Festival
United Kingdom
2022
Nominee
MADNESS
Beyond the Curve International Film Festival
France
2022
Finalist
MADNESS
RED Movie Awards
2022
Finalist
MADNESS
13Horror.com Film & screenplay Contest
2022
Best Screenplay
MADNESS
Festivus Film Festival
New Wesminster, British Columbia
2022
Honorable Mention
MADNESS
Absurd Film Festival
Cinisello Balsamo, Milano
2022
Best Thriller Short Script
MADNESS
Red Dragon Creative Awards
Austin, Texas
2022
Semi-Finalist
MADNESS
Madrid Arthouse Film Festival
Madrid, Spain
2022
Official Selection
MADNESS
Emerald Peacock
Germany
2022
Best Short Screenplay
MADNESS
Fox International Film Festival
Saint-Petersberg, Russia
2022
Honorable Mention
MADNESS
Arrow International Film Festival
Saint-Petersburg, Russia
2022
Best New Story
MADNESS
Pure Magic Film Festival
Netherlands
2022
Best Short Screenplay
MADNESS
Masters of Cinema Film Festival
Russia
2022
Honorable Mention
MADNESS
Hollywood Script Awards
Los Angeles, California
2022
Best Screenplay
Anna Tilton: An Innsmouth Story
Festivus Film Festival
Canada
2022
Best Screenplay
Zadok: An Innsmouth Story
Festivus Film fest
New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada
2022
Honorable Mention
Zadok: An Innsmouth Story
Frights! Camera! Action! Screenplay and Film Contest
Ireland
2022
Official Selection
Zadok: An Innsmouth Story
Arrow International Film Festival
Saint-Petersburg, Russia
2022
Best Short Screenwriting
MADNESS
Medusa Film Festival
United States
2021
Best Short Script
MADNESS
Accord Cine Fest
United States
2021
Honorable Mention Best Short Screenplay
MADNESS
GLIFF - Golden Lemur Film Festival
Lisbon, Portugal
2021
Official Selection
MADNESS
Thrills & Chills Film Awards: Halloween Edition
France
2021
Best Script (Unrealized)
MADNESS
Vesuvius International Film Festival
Campania, Italy
2021
Official Selelction
MADNESS
Adbhooture Film Festival
Kulkuta, India
2021
Finalist Best Short Script
Anna Tilton: An Innsmouth Story
Accord Cine Fest
2021
Finalist Best Short Screnplay
Anna Tilton: An Innsmouth Story
13HORROR.COM FILM & SCREENPLAY CONTEST
2021
Best First 10 Pages Screenplay
Alhazred: Sands of Madness
The Magic of Horror Festival
2021
Semi-Finalist Best Short Screenplay
Zadok: An Innsmouth Story
Zed Fest
Burbank, California
2021
Finalist Best Short Script
Zadok: An Innsmouth Story
Accord Cine Fest
2021
Official Selection
Zadok: An Innsmouth Story
LIT Scares International Horror Festival
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
2021
Quarter-Finalist
Zadok: An Innsmouth Story
80 Screams International Film Fesrtival
Middlebranch, Ohio
2021
Official Selection
Zadok: An Innsmouth Story
GLIFF - Golden Lemur Film Festival
Lisbon, Portugal
2021
Official Selection
Zadok: An Innsmouth Story
Vesuvius International Film Festival
Campania, Italy
2021
Honorable Mention
Zadok: An Innsmouth Story
Adbhooture Film Festival
Kulkuta, India
2021
Best Screenplay
Zadok: An Innsmouth Story
Moonrise Film Festival
Hermosillo, Sonora
2021
Official Selection
Zadok: An Innsmouth Story
HorrOrigins Film Festival
Chamblee, Georgia
2021
Best Fable
Zadok: An Innsmouth Story
Horrors4You
London, UK
2021
Official Selection
Zadok: An Innsmouth Story
Hollywood Horror Fest
Hollywood, California
2021
Screenplay Semi-Finalist
Zadok: An Innsmouth Story
Chicago Horror Film Festival
Chicago
2021
Semi-Finalist
Zadok: An Innsmouth Story
London Indie Short Festival
London, UK
2021
Finalist Best Short Screenplay
Zadok: An Innsmouth Story
The Thing in the Basement Horror Fest
2021
Official Selection
Zadok: An Innsmouth Story
Underground Indie Film Festival
2021
Short Screenplay Finalist
Zadok: An Innsmouth Story
13 HORROR.COM FILM & SCREEPLAY CONTEST
2020
Nominee Best Feature Screenplay
Sons of Gotham: A Batman Tale
Pop Con International Film Festival
Indianapolis, Indiana
College
De Anza College
Film/TV Production & Film/TV Screenwriting
20152019
Birth Date
May 2, 1989
Nickname
CJ
Birth City
San Jose, CA
Current City
Modesto, CA
Hometown
San Jose, CA
Height
6' 0''
Gender
Male
Eye Color
Brown
Zodiac Sign
Taurus
Children
2 Cats and 2 Dogs
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