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My script “The Blood Machine” is now a short film directed by Robert Felker. It is a crime story set in Chicago. My script “Hold Your Hearses” is also a short film, directed by Stephen Folker. It is a family drama. Both of these have finished shooting and are in post-production, to be released in late spring 2024. My script “The Pizza Paradox” is a short film directed by Abhisek Roy. It was a “Semi-Finalist” at the Indie X Film Festival, Los Angeles, March 2023.
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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.
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My one-hour pilot “Cold Heat” made the “Top Fifty” at the Cinequest Screenwriting Competition, 3/30/23. It is in the top 6% of discoverable projects on Coverfly. “Cold Heat” was a “Finalist” for “Best TV Pilot Screenplay” at the Golden Script Competition, Edinburgh, 2022. It is on the 2022 “Golden List.”
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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 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 Award” at the Night of Comedy Shorts in Milano, 6/26/21.
My 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 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” won “Best Short Script – Bronze” at the Independent Shorts Awards, Los Angeles, April 2022.
My feature script “Your Face is a Country” won “Best Feature Screenplay” at the Seattle Movie Awards, 11/28/22. It won “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 “Solid Rock-Hard Golden Candy Classics and So Much More” won the category “Best Script” at the Vancouver Independent Film Festival, 2/5/22. It was an “Official Selection” at the North Europe International Film Festival – London Edition, 5/6/22.
My feature-length Pilot “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” won a “Special Jury Award” at the Los Angeles Film Awards, 10/1/21. It won “Best TV Pilot Screenplay Comedy” at the Silicon Beach Film Festival, 11/2/21. “Don’t Change Your Husband” was a “Finalist” at the Golden Script Competition, in Edinburgh, 7/5/20. The Ouchy Film Awards in Lausanne, Switzerland made “Don’t Change Your Husband” an “Official Selection” 5/15/22.
My short script “Anosmia, Please” won the category “Best Sci Fi Script” at Redwood Shorts and Scripts, 11/1/21. “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 “Martin’s Accidental Quest” was a “Gold Award Winner” at the International Independent Film Awards, 6/28/21. “Martin’s Accidental Quest” was an “Award Winner” at the Montreal Independent Film Festival, 1/17/22.
My feature script “Untitled Rom Com” won the “Best Feature Script-Silver Award” at the Pinnacle Film Awards, 5/1/21.
My feature script “Rochelle” was an “Official Selection” at the 22nd Annual Beverly Hills Film Festival, 4/22/22.
My feature script “Known Unknowns” was an “Official Selection” at the Art of Brooklyn Film Festival, 5/11/22.
John McCloskey 219 964 9220
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  • 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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