Mark Jay Rosen is an award-winning screenwriter and playwright living in Olympia, Washington. He is best known for his feature-length, family-friendly romantic comedy, "A Bridal Tail", about a woman who finds her long-lost love two days before her Christmas wedding to the wrong guy, and who must outwit her spineless fiance and his scheming mother who engineered the wedding through deceit. It features a woman wanted for serial embezzlement and blackmail; another woman who's a muscular chauffeur, butler, bodyguard, and nanny; and three mischievous teens along the lines of Tom Sawyer, Huck Finn, and Becky Thatcher. Plus a few friendly dogs.
• "A Bridal Tail" won Best Feature Screenplay at The Good Dog! International Film Festival 2020 (Australia), Best Romantic Comedy Screenplay Award, Atlanta Comedy Film Festival Fall 2019, Best Feature Length Comedy Film Screenplay Nominee, Georgia Shorts Film Festival Fall 2019, and was a Finalist at the Austin Comedy Short Film Festival Fall 2019.
• His screenplay "Cat Goddess"--a supernatural horror/thriller about a young Wiccan woman in a small Pacific Northwest town who joins a posse to capture a cat killer, and must use her powers to stop an even greater threat--was a Finalist at the 2020 Los Angeles Crime and Horror Film Festival, Best Feature Script Nominee at the Independent Horror Movie Awards 2019, and Best Feature Length Horror Screenplay Award Nominee, Oregon Scream Week Horror Film Festival Winter 2019.
• His full-length comedy stage play, "Me 3"--about a young man who physically separates into his own Id, Ego and Super-Ego, who each go out and wreak havoc on the world--won 1st Place, Robert J. Pickering Award for Playwriting Excellence 2017 and was performed at the Tibbits Opera House, Coldwater, Michigan; 1st Place in the 2018 McLaren Comedy Playwriting Competition, Midland Community Theatre, Midland, Texas; and was a Semi-Finalist at the 2019 2nd Annual New Comedies Festival, B Street Theatre, Sacramento, California.
In his spare time, Mark works for the State of Washington in legislation, government affairs, and risk management, is an avid bicyclist, and enjoys practicing tai chi; the fact that he practices rather poorly has not (yet) been a deterrent. He lives with his incredibly patient wife, Kazuko, and their almost-perfect elderly Yorkie, Sasha. Mark is a graduate of Columbia College in New York and Rutgers Law School, and is a member of the Olympia Film Collective and the Dramatists Guild. You can reach Mark at markrosen001@gmail.com.
Official Selection
CAT GODDESS
Underground Indie Film Festival - Horror Cult Sci-Fi Fantasy 2020
Apopka, Florida
2020
Finalist
CAT GODDESS
Los Angeles Crime and Horror Film Festival 2020
Los Angeles, CA
2020
Best Feature Screenplay
A BRIDAL TAIL
The Good Dog! International Film Festival 2020
Rozelle, Australia
2020
Best Feature Script Nominee
CAT GODDESS
Independent Horror Movie Awards 2019 (Summer Edition)
2019
Official Selection
CAT GODDESS
Diabolical Horror Film Festival 2019
2019
Official Selection
CAT GODDESS
Horror Films In Hotlanta 2019
Atlanta, Georgia
2019
Best Feature Length Horror Screenplay Award Nominee
CAT GODDESS
Oregon Scream Week Horror Film Festival Winter 2019
Portland, Oregon
2019
Official Selection
CAT GODDESS
Austin After Dark Film Festival 2019
Austin, Texas
2019
Official Selection
CAT GODDESS
Bloodstained Indie Film Festival: Sci-Fi Horror Action 2019
Tokyo, Japan
2019
Best Romantic Comedy Screenplay Award
A BRIDAL TAIL
Atlanta Comedy Film Festival Fall 2019
Atlanta, Georgia
2019
Best Feature Length Comedy Film Screenplay Nominee
A BRIDAL TAIL
Georgia Shorts Film Festival Fall 2019
Atlanta, Georgia
2019
Official Selection
A BRIDAL TAIL
Portland Comedy Film Festival Fall 2019
Portland, Oregon
2019
Official Selection
A BRIDAL TAIL
Houston Comedy Film Festival 2019
Houston, Texas
2019
Finalist
A BRIDAL TAIL
Austin Comedy Short Film Festival Fall 2019
Austin, Texas
2019