John Thibault is the author of “Deadly Serious,” and the novel, “Ghost Town.” He wrote non-fiction books, “Sway,” and “How to Change a Law,” a 2017 Reader's Favorite Gold Medal Winner, and a Finalist in the 11th Annual National Indie Excellence Book Awards. His screenplays have placed well in the following contests:
Crash Site
• Top 20%, Academy Nicholl Fellowship, 2017
• Official Selection, Finish Line Script Competition, 2019
• Semifinalist, TRMS Park City, 2020
• Quarterfinalist, Stage 32 Feature Drama Screenwriting Contest, 2020
Hal The Spud King Of Japan
• Best Feature Length Comedy Screenplay Finalist, Houston Comedy Film Festival, 2020
• Finalist, Die Laughing Film Festival Hollywood, 2017
• Official Finalist, Hollywood Screenplay Contest, 2017
• Semifinalist, Austin Revolution Film Festival, 2016
• Semifinalist, Toronto Comedy Film & Screenplay Festival, 2020
• Semifinalist, Edinburgh Screenwriting Competition , 2020
• Semifinalist, Utah Film Festival, 2020
• Semifinalist, 15th Annual Filmmakers International Screenwriting Awards, 2017
• Quarterfinalist, Shore Scripts Festival, 2017
• Quarterfinalist, WeScreenplay, 2019
• Round Two Top 100 Features, Cinequest Screenwriting Competition, 2015
• Official Selection, Script Summit, 2020
• Official Selection, Houston Comedy Film Festival, 2020
• Official Selection, Austin Comedy Short Film Festival, 2020
• Official  Screenplay Selection, Portland Comedy Film Festival Summer, 2020
Red Ink On Steel
• Official Selection, Atlanta Comedy Film Festival, 2017
• Official Selection, Finish Line Script Competition, 2019
Warm Body
• Top 18%, Finish Line Script Competition, 2019
Body Count (Abduction)
• Finalist, New York Short Film And Screenplay Competition, 2017
• Official Selection, Pasadena International Film Festival, 2017
He worked at MCA/Universal, eBay, and Financial Engines. He received a BA from Ryerson and an MFA from UCLA. He lives in Silicon Valley.
https://www.imdb.me/John.Thibault
Quarterfinalist
Final Appeal
Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards
Beverly Hills CA
2020
Semifinalist
Crash Site
TRMS Park City
Park City, UT
2020
Quarter Finalist
Crash Site
Stage 32 Feature Drama Screenwriting Contest
Scottsdale AZ
2020
Official Selection
Hal, The Spud King of Japan
Script Summit
Royal Oak, MI
2020
Finalist, Best Feature Length Comedy Screenplay
Hal, The Spud King of Japan
Houston Comedy Film Festival
Houston TX
2020
Semifinalist
Hal, The Spud King of Japan
Toronto Comedy Film & Screenplay Festival
Toronto
2020
Quarterfinalist
Hal, The Spud King of Japan
WeScreenplay
Beverly Hills, CA
2019
Official Selection
Crash Site
Finish Line Script Competition
Vancouver, BC
2019
Finalist
Hal, The Spud King of Japan
Die Laughing Film Festival
Hollywood, CA
2017
Quarterfinalist
Hal, The Spud King of Japan
Shore Scripts Festival
Santa Monica, CA
2017
Semifinalist
Hal, The Spud King of Japan
15th Annual Filmmakers International Screenwriting Awards
Hollywood, CA
2017
Official Finalist
Hal, The Spud King of Japan
Hollywood Screenplay Contest
Hollywood, CA
2017
Official Selection
Red Ink on Steel
The Atlanta Comedy Film Festival
Atlanta
2017
Top 20%
Crash Site
Academy Nicholl Fellowship
Beverly Hills, CA
2017
Finalist
Abduction
New York Short Film And Screenplay Competition
New York
2017
Official Selection
Abduction
Pasadena International Fim Festival
Pasadena, CA
2017
Semifinalist
Hal, The Spud King of Japan
Austin Revolution Film Festival
Austin, TX
2016
Round Two Top 100 Features
Hal, The Spud King of Japan
Cinequest Screenwriting Competition
San Jose, CA
2015
College
UCLA
MFA
College
Ryerson University
BA
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