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Mars Bar

A brilliant but stubborn scientist struggles to prove she's ready to be promoted from a decrepit Mars research station.

  • Brandon Burkhart
  • Project Type:
    Television Script
  • Genres:
    Sci-Fi, Comedy
  • Number of Pages:
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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  • First-time Screenwriter:
  • Student Project:
  • Launch Pad
    Los Angeles
    August 14, 2020
    Top 100 Pilots
  • PAGE International Screenwriting Awards
    Los Angeles
    August 15, 2020
  • Cinequest Screenwriting Competition
    San Jose, CA
    March 7, 2020
    Third Place
Writer Biography - Brandon Burkhart

Brandon Burkhart is a beanerschnitzel (Mexican/German) writer/storyteller originally from San Antonio. He was recently one of only seven comedy writers selected for the 2020 NBC Late Night Writers Workshop.

From July 2017 until COVID, he was head writer for the satirical late night talk show The Night Cap with Stacy Rumaker, which ran monthly at The Virgil. His work has been seen at Comedy Central Stage, San Francisco Sketchfest, Second City's LA Diversity in Comedy Festival, and Hollywood Fringe Festival (Encore Award winner).

Brandon also contributes jokes to the nationally syndicated radio prep service The Complete Sheet (more than 1.2k stations) and Funny or Die’s Pitch app, and his writing has appeared in McSweeney’s and LA Times.

As a storyteller, he’s won the Moth StorySLAM four times (including the GrandSLAM), won Write Club twice and made SHINE Storytelling’s Ten Best Stories of the Year.

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Writer Statement

I love finding humor in darkness and making heavy topics lighter with jokes.