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The L.A. Kid

A homeless, but enterprising teen poses as a Reed College lit. major to impress the girls, but winds up on the wrong side of the law instead.

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    Short Script
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    United States
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  • 2018 Scriptalooza

  • 2019 Houston Comedy Film Festival
    Houston, TX
    October 19, 2019
    Selected Short Comedy Screenplay
  • 2019 Worldfest Film Festival
    Houston, TX
    April 27, 2019
    Silver Remi, Feature-length screenplay
  • 2019 Flickers Rhode Island International Film Festival
    Providence, Rhode Island
    October 14, 2019
    Semifinalist Short Screenplay
  • 2021 Page International
    Los Angeles, CA
    August 15, 2021
Writer Biography

A native of Johnstown, NY, Robert Tartell has been everything from a dishwasher to a factory worker to a pilot, U.S. Army officer to practicing Family Physician and brings a wealth of experience to his creative writing.
His recent awards include:
2019: Winner Houston Comedy Film Festival Best Short Screenplay THE KID
2019: Silver Remi Award, Houston Worldfest Screenplay Competition, HARD-HEARTED HANNAH
2019: Semifinalist, Flickers Rhode Island International Film Festival Screenplay Competition, TURTLE EGGS FOR AGASSIZ
2019: Semifinalist SoCreate Screenplay Competition, ONE STEP AT A TIME
2019: Quarterfinalist, Scriptalooza Screenplay Competition, FUNNY BONEYARD
2018: Quarterfinalist, Scriptalooza Screenplay Competition, PANAMA FEVER

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Writer Statement

Things start with a spark.