Head-On Bobby Rafferty

During the Great Depression, a struggling former daredevil is lured back into the game to stage an epic train crash and win a major railroad project for his hometown. But his drinking, family strife, and a rival town’s threat of sabotage could derail his plan. (60-minute pilot)

  • Larry Portzline
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  • Big Apple Film Festival Screenplay Competition Spring 2023

  • ScreenCraft TV Pilot Script Competition 2023

  • ScreenCraft True Story & Public Domain Competition 2023

  • Filmmatic - Pitch Now Screenplay Competition Season 5

  • Filmmatic - Pitch Now Screenplay Competition Season 4

  • Filmmatic TV Pilot Awards Season 6

  • Shore Scripts TV Pilot Contest 2021

Writer Biography - Larry Portzline

-- Native of the Harrisburg, PA area;
-- Screenwriter and lifelong word pro who creates feel-good, character-driven comedies with quirky pop culture themes;
-- Finalist, Semifinalist & Quarterfinalist in 10 screenwriting competitions, 2021-23 (see Projects);
-- Made Coverfly’s Redlist for TV Comedies in 2022 & 2023;
-- B.A. in English from Elizabethtown College;
-- M.A. in the Humanities from Penn State University;
-- Accredited in Public Relations (APR);
-- Over 30 years in corporate, non-profit & government communications;
-- Award-winning journalist;
-- Taught writing & literature at 4 colleges;
-- Bookstore Tourism guru.

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A blue-collar guy in a white-collar world, I was a PR pro for the state senate by day, moved pianos by night, and taught writing on weekends — all as a single dad. Now I write character-driven feel-good comedies with quirky pop culture themes that make the finals in screenplay competitions.