I want to make people laugh, then think. If they think first they won't laugh.
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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. It was also an “Award Winner” at the International Independent Film Awards, Los Angeles, 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. “The Crux of the Angst” was also a “Finalist” at the Swedish International Film Festival, 10/17/21.
My feature script “The Crux of the Angst” won “Best Original Screenplay” at the Hollywood Blood Horror Festival, 2/6/22. “The Crux of the Angst” was a “Finalist” and “Nominee” at the Los Angeles Film Awards, 1/29/22.
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. “Flat Blurbs” was a screenplay “Finalist” at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival. It was also a “Finalist” at Beyond the Curve International Film Festival, Paris, 11/3/21.
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. It was also a “Finalist” at the Bright International Film Festival, in London, 10/14/21.
My feature-length script “Don’t Change Your Husband” was a “Finalist” at the Golden Script Competition, in Edinburgh, 7/5/20. It was also a “Finalist” at the New Wave Short Film Festival, Munich, 12/2/21.
My feature-length script “Don’t Change Your Husband” won “Grand Jury Prize Gold” for “Best Screenwriting” at the Los Angeles Motion Picture Festival, 2/3/22. “Don’t Change Your Husband” was an “Award Winner” at the Amsterdam International Film Festival, 3/28/22.
My feature script “Second Best and Best” won the “Best Feature Script” category at the Chicago Indie Film Festival Awards, 6/6/21. It was also a “Finalist” at the Vancouver Independent Film Festival, 7/20/21.
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, 9/14/21.
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. Independent Shorts Awards, Los Angeles, made “The Blood Machine” a “Finalist” on 10/31/21.
My short script “The Pizza Paradox” won the category “Best Unproduced Script” at the Berlin Short Film Festival, 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. “The Pizza Paradox” won the “Best Script Award” at the Night of Comedy Shorts in Milano, 6/26/21.
I have a film in development. My script “The Pizza Paradox” has been optioned by Producer/Director Abhisek Roy, of San Jose, CA. He is currently starting up a film production of it. (3/21/22)
My script “Untitled Rom Com” won the “Best Feature Script-Silver Award” at the Pinnacle Film Awards, 5/1/21.
My short script “Anosmia, Please” won the category “Best Sci Fi Script” at Redwood Shorts and Scripts, 11/1/21.
My feature script “Solid Rock-Hard Golden Candy Classics and So Much More” won the category “Best Script” at the Vancouver Independent Film Festival, 2/5/22.
My script “Your Face is a Country” won the category “Best Feature Script” at the New York Neorealism Film Awards, 1/4/22.
My feature script “Your Face Is a Country” was a “Finalist” and “Nominee” at the Los Angeles Film Awards, 1/29/22.
My feature script “The Epigones Club” was a “Finalist” at the New York International Film Awards, 2/6/22.
My stage play “Should Be Giraves” was produced at the Secret Theatre in New York City in 4 performances throughout the month of February, 2020. It starred Jessica Alexandra Green and Kerry McGann. Sarah MacDonnell directed.
My feature script “Martin’s Accidental Quest” was an “Award Winner” at the Montreal Independent Film Festival, 1/17/22. “Martin’s Accidental Quest” was a screenplay “Gold Award Winner” at the International Independent Film Awards, Los Angeles, 6/28/21.
My feature script “Rochelle” was an “Award Winner” at 8&Halfilm Awards, Rome, 1/5/22. It was also a “Finalist” at Feel the Reel, Scotland, 12/31/21. “Rochelle” was a screenplay “Finalist” at the New Wave Film Festival, Munich, 1/1/22.
John McCloskey
219 964 9220
jmjosmak01@gmail.com
PO Box 531 Fowler, IN 47944 USA
  • Writer (10 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
    Rochelle
    Screenplay
    The Epigones Club
    Screenplay
    The Injured Party is at Fault
    Screenplay
    Your Face Is A Country
    Screenplay
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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