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Corrected - John McCloskey, writer
My feature script “The Crux of the Angst” won the category “Best Feature Script” at the Prague International Film Festival, 9/4/21. “The Crux of the Angst” won “Best Original Screenplay” at the Hollywood Blood Horror Festival, 2/6/22. It also won “Best Script” at the Toronto Independent Film Festival of Cift, 8/10/21.
My feature script “The Crux of the Angst” was an “Award Winner” at the International Independent Film Awards, 3/29/22.
“The Crux of the Angst” was a screenplay “Finalist” at Le Festival du Film Fantastique de France, in Paris, 9/29/21. My feature script “The Crux of the Angst” won the “Award of Excellence” at the NYLA International Film Festival, 4/26/22. My feature script “The Crux of the Angst” won “1st Place Script” at the Los Angeles Reel Film Festival, 5/4/22.
My script “The Pizza Paradox” won the category “Best Unproduced Script” at the Berlin Short Film Festival, in Germany, on 4/16/21. It also won the category of “Best Unproduced Script” at the Paris International Short Festival, in April, 2021. “The Pizza Paradox” won the “Best Script” category at Vegas Shorts, 3/31/21. My script “The Pizza Paradox” won the “Best Script Award” at the Night of Comedy Shorts in Milano, 6/26/21.
My feature script “Second Best and Best” won the “Best Feature Script” category at the Chicago Indie Film Festival Awards, 6/6/21. My feature screenplay “Second Best and Best” was a “Finalist” at Page Turner Screenplays, 6/27/22. It was also a “Finalist” at the Vancouver Independent Film Festival, 7/20/21.
My script “Flat Blurbs” won the “Best Feature Script” category at the New York Neorealism Awards, 10/7/21. “Flat Blurbs” won the “Best Screenplay” prize at Feel the Reel, in Glasgow, 10/24/21.
My script “Flat Blurbs” won the category “Best Unproduced Script” at the London Indie Film Fest, 10/11/21. My script “Flat Blurbs” won “Best Short Script – Bronze” at the Independent Shorts Awards, Los Angeles, April 2022. “Flat Blurbs” was a screenplay “Finalist” at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival.
My feature-length script “Don’t Change Your Husband” won a “Special Jury Award” at the Los Angeles Film Awards, 10/1/21.
“Don’t Change Your Husband” won the category “Best TV Pilot Screenplay Comedy” at the Silicon Beach Film Festival, 11/2/21. “Don’t Change Your Husband” was a screenplay “Finalist” at the Golden Script Competition, in Edinburgh, 7/5/20. It was also a “Finalist” at the Bright International Film Festival, in London, 10/14/21. The Ouchy Film Awards in Lausanne, Switzerland made my feature-length script “Don’t Change Your Husband” an “Official Selection”, 5/15/22.
My feature-length Pilot script “Don’t Change Your Husband” won “Grand Jury Prize Gold” for “Best Screenwriting” at the Los Angeles Motion Picture Festival, 2/3/22. My feature-length Pilot “Don’t Change Your Husband” was an “Award Winner” at the SoCal Film Awards, 7/18/22. “Don’t Change Your Husband” was a screenplay “Award Winner” at the Amsterdam International Film Festival, 3/28/22. My script “Don’t Change Your Husband” was a “Finalist” at the New Wave Short Film Festival, Munich, 12/2/21.
My short script “Anosmia, Please” won the category “Best Sci Fi Script” at Redwood Shorts and Scripts, 11/1/21. My short script “Anosmia, Please” was an “Award Winner” at the Night of Comedy Shorts, Milano, 9/11/21. It was also an “Award Winner” at Berlin Shorts, 9/15/21.
My feature script “Last Summer at the Dells” won the category “Best Unproduced Script” at the Berlin Art Film Festival, 6/12/21. It was also a “Finalist” at the Cinegate Film Festival, Crystal Aurora Awards, in Berlin, Germany, 9/14/21. My feature script “Last Summer at the Dells” was an “Official Nominee” at the New Wave Cinema Awards, London, 7/5/22.
The British Short Film Awards named my script “The Blood Machine” as a “Finalist”, 10/22/21. My short script “The Blood Machine” won the “Best Unproduced Script” category at the London Indie Film Festival (24framesfilmfest), on 6/14/21. “The Blood Machine” was a “Finalist” at the Paris International Short Festival, 9/25/21. My short script “The Blood Machine” was a “Nominee” at the San Francisco Indie Short Festival, 8/16/21. My script “The Blood Machine” was a “Finalist” at the Independent Shorts Awards, Los Angeles, October 2021.
I have a film in development. My script “The Pizza Paradox” has been optioned by Producer/Director Abhisek Roy, of San Jose, CA.
My feature script “Martin’s Accidental Quest” was a “Gold Award Winner” at the International Independent Film Awards, 6/28/21. My feature script “Martin’s Accidental Quest” was an “Award Winner” at the Montreal Independent Film Festival, 1/17/22. My feature script “Martin’s Accidental Quest” was a “Nominee” at the Toronto Film and Screen Awards, 2/28/21. It ws also the sole screenplay “Honorable Mention” at the New York Movie Awards, 7/8/22.
  • Writer (11 Credits)
    Clean The World
    Screenplay
    Don't Change Your Husband
    Television Script
    Fear! Greed! Lies!
    Television Script
    Known Unknowns
    Screenplay
    Last Summer at the Dells
    Screenplay
    Martin's Accidental Quest
    Screenplay
    Mister Opportunity
    Screenplay
    Rochelle
    Screenplay
    The Epigones Club
    Screenplay
    The Injured Party is at Fault
    Screenplay
    Your Face Is A Country
    Screenplay
"Grand Jury Prize Gold"
Mister Opportunity
Los Angeles Motion Picture Festival
Los Angeles
2022
"Best Screenplay"
Mister Opportunity
Feel the Reel
Edinburgh, Scotland
2021
"Best feature Script"
Mister Opportunity
Prague International Film Festival
Prague
2021
Finalist - Best Teleplay-Pilot
Last Summer at the Dells
I was a Finalist in 2020 Golden Script Contest. Script: Don't Change Your Husband
Edinbugh, Scotland
2020
Finalist - Best Teleplay
Your Face Is A Country
My teleplay-pilot “Don’t Change Your Husband” was a Finalist at the Golden Script Screenplay Competition, July 5, 2020. It can be found on the “Golden List.” My screenplay “Martin’s Accidental Quest” was a semi-finalist in the Page Turner Screenplay Contest, September 21, 2020. They said it was in the “Top 15 scripts” in the category of comedy. My teleplay-pilot “Fear! Greed! Lies!” was an Official Selection of the WRPN.TV Screenplay Competition, September, 2020 I won the 2016 Best Local Playwright Contest at the Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette, in Indiana. My play was “The Kegger”. (I used the pen-name “JS Green” then.)It was performed at the CTGL on May 17, 2016.
Edinbugh, Scotland
2020
Finalist - Best Teleplay
Fear! Greed! Lies!
My teleplay-pilot “Don’t Change Your Husband” was a Finalist at the Golden Script Screenplay Competition, July 5, 2020. It can be found on the “Golden List.” My screenplay “Martin’s Accidental Quest” was a semi-finalist in the Page Turner Screenplay Contest, September 21, 2020. They said it was in the “Top 15 scripts” in the category of comedy. My teleplay-pilot “Fear! Greed! Lies!” was an Official Selection of the WRPN.TV Screenplay Competition, September, 2020 I won the 2016 Best Local Playwright Contest at the Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette, in Indiana. My play was “The Kegger”. (I used the pen-name “JS Green” then.)It was performed at the CTGL on May 17, 2016.
Edinbugh, Scotland
2020
Finalist - Best Teleplay
Don't Change Your Husband
My teleplay-pilot “Don’t Change Your Husband” was a Finalist at the Golden Script Screenplay Competition, July 5, 2020. It can be found on the “Golden List.” My screenplay “Martin’s Accidental Quest” was a semi-finalist in the Page Turner Screenplay Contest, September 21, 2020. They said it was in the “Top 15 scripts” in the category of comedy. My teleplay-pilot “Fear! Greed! Lies!” was an Official Selection of the WRPN.TV Screenplay Competition, September, 2020 I won the 2016 Best Local Playwright Contest at the Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette, in Indiana. My play was “The Kegger”. (I used the pen-name “JS Green” then.)It was performed at the CTGL on May 17, 2016.
Edinbugh, Scotland
2020
Birth City
Boston
Current City
Fowler
Hometown
The world is my hometown.
I was born in Boston, raised in Arlington, Mass. My father was a teacher. My mother was a singer.
"What we need is a new set of cliches." Samual Goldwyn
I want to make people laugh, then think. If they think first they won't laugh.
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