THE FRANCOPHILE

A blue-collar worker is promoted as company liaison for a Paris business trip. But his over-the-top French preparations put him on a fine line between cultural awareness and being a menace to society.

  • Brett Howard Nelson
    Writer
  • Project Type:
    Short Script
  • Genres:
    Satirical Comedy, Character-Driven
  • Number of Pages:
    30
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • First-time Screenwriter:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • SILK ROAD FILM AWARDS CANNES
    silkroadproduction.org
    January 31, 2022
    WINNER — BEST SHORT SCREENPLAY
  • RED MOVIE AWARDS — WINTER EDITION
    redmovieawards.com
    April 10, 2022
    WINNER — BEST SCRIPT
  • NEW YORK FILM AWARDS
    newyorkfilmawards.com
    December 10, 2021
    WINNER — BEST SHORT SCREENPLAY
  • TOP SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL
    topshorts.net
    December 29, 2021
    WINNER — BEST SCREENPLAY
  • VEGAS MOVIE AWARDS
    vegasmovieawards.com
    February 13, 2022
    WINNER — BEST SCREENWRITER / SHORT - AWARD OF PRESTIGE
  • VEGAS MOVIE AWARDS
    vegasmovieawards.com
    February 8, 2022
    SEMI-FINALIST (BEST OF 6) — BEST SHORT SCRIPT/SCREENPLAY
  • MONTREAL INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL
    montrealindependentfilmfestival.com
    January 22, 2022
    HONORABLE MENTION WINNER — SHORT SCRIPT
  • ATLANTA COMEDY FILM FESTIVAL
    cinemalife.org/atlanta-comedy-film-festival
    November 13, 2023
    NOMINEE — BEST COMEDY SHORT SCREENPLAY
  • TOP SHORTS 8TH ANNUAL 2022 FILM FESTIVAL
    topshorts.net
    August 1, 2023
    NOMINEE — BEST SCREENPLAY
  • PARIS FILM AWARDS
    parisfilmawards.net
    January 5, 2022
    OFFICIAL SELECTION — BEST SHORT SCRIPT
  • FLORENCE FILM AWARDS
    florencefilmawards.com
    January 5, 2022
    OFFICIAL SELECTION — BEST SHORT SCRIPT
Writer Biography - Brett Howard Nelson

Brett Howard Nelson is a multi-award-winning screenwriter with 130+ Official Selections with 80+ wins from film festivals around the world. He has a diverse artistic background in photography, graphic design, and creative writing. Brett began screenwriting in the late 90s after his transition from acting.

Not long after, he attained management with his first feature screenplay, The Black Dahlia Mystery, a haunting, mysterious whodunit tale about Beth Short and her infamous 1947 murder. In the early 2000s, his scripts received "first look" reads with MGM Studios.

After a 17-year break from the Hollywood industry, Brett returned to his long, lost passion for screenwriting in early 2021, which lead to an unexpected, unplanned, successful run on the 2021 and 2022 film festival circuit with several short and feature screenplays. He was declared Breakthrough Screenwriter of the Year winner from the 5th Annual New York Film Awards for his indie comedy screenplay, A Night at the Drive-In. A few hours later, his short screenplay, The Letter, won Best Short Screenplay in the 2022 Paris International Film Festival. And his success continues on the 2023 film fest circuit with new feature works.

Brett is a native of Seattle, Washington, and lives in the Seattle area. Currently, he is seeking reputable management and agent representation for his current and upcoming feature-length screenplays.

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