"There is a difference between trying to make a good movie, and trying to make a movie, to do good." Lawrence Whitener
After meeting author David Baldacci on the set of his "Wish You Well" in 2013, he motivated me to follow my dream of becoming a writer. I studied under Yale Screenwriting Professor Marc Lapadula for four years and...ta-da.
  • Writer (48 Credits)
    A GOOD EXAMPLE
    Screenplay
    Being Robin-103p
    Screenplay
    CAM'RA ONE - pitch
    Television Script, Treatment
    Cardinal Virtues
    Screenplay
    Don't Turn Around
    Screenplay
    Don't Turn Around - 30p
    Short Script
    Don't Turn Around - 35p
    Short Script
    Don't Turn Around - 40p
    Short Script
    Don't Turn Around - 45p
    Short Script
    Drivers Wanted - Pitch
    Television Script, Treatment
    ENGINUITY-16p
    Short Script
    Enginuity-23p
    Short Script
    HELL ON EARTH
    Screenplay
    Hell's Posse
    Screenplay
    Merry F'n Christmas
    Screenplay
    Merry F'n Christmas - 45 pages
    Screenplay
    Merry F'n Christmas - Chicago Style
    Screenplay
    One Man Army
    Screenplay
    Redbear
    Screenplay
    S. F. O. - Special Forces Order
    Screenplay
    S. F. O. - Special Forces Order - TV Pilot
    Television Script
    Saving Robin Williams-20p
    Short Script
    Saving Robin Williams-25p
    Short Script
    Searching For Grace
    Screenplay
    Son of Gunn
    Screenplay
    The Ace of Spades-86p
    Screenplay
    The Handler II - City Dog
    Screenplay
    THE HANDLER-screenplay
    Screenplay
    TRAIL RIDERS
    Screenplay
    Unit Four
    Screenplay
    VideoGenic-15p
    Short Script
    VideoGenic-20p
    Short Script
    We Carry Nuthin' Out
    Screenplay
    Weapon of Choices
    Short Script
    WHAT LOVE INSPIRES
    Screenplay
    When Common Sense Tells You Not To
    Screenplay
    World War SantaZ
    Screenplay
    World War SantaZ - 40p
    Short Script
    Saving Robin Williams - Beginning2020
    Short
    Saving Robin Williams - as told in his own words2019
    Short
    VideoGenic Trailer-2min2019
    Short
    VideoGenic-24min2019
    Short
    Walking The Dog-30sec2019
    Short
    EN-GEN-U-I-TY - 34m2018
    Short
    R-E-V-E-L-A-T-I-O-N-Z - 33m2017
    Short
    REVELATIONZ-under302017
    Short
    THE HANDLER - 3-min2017
    Short, Other
    THE HANDLER - 4-min2016
    Other
  • Director (10 Credits)
    Saving Robin Williams - Beginning2020
    Short
    Saving Robin Williams - as told in his own words2019
    Short
    VideoGenic Trailer-2min2019
    Short
    VideoGenic-24min2019
    Short
    Walking The Dog-30sec2019
    Short
    EN-GEN-U-I-TY - 34m2018
    Short
    R-E-V-E-L-A-T-I-O-N-Z - 33m2017
    Short
    REVELATIONZ-under302017
    Short
    THE HANDLER - 3-min2017
    Short, Other
    THE HANDLER - 4-min2016
    Other
  • Producer (9 Credits)
    Saving Robin Williams - Beginning2020
    Short
    VideoGenic Trailer-2min2019
    Short
    VideoGenic-24min2019
    Short
    Walking The Dog-30sec2019
    Short
    EN-GEN-U-I-TY - 34m2018
    Short
    R-E-V-E-L-A-T-I-O-N-Z - 33m2017
    Short
    REVELATIONZ-under302017
    Short
    THE HANDLER - 3-min2017
    Short, Other
    THE HANDLER - 4-min2016
    Other
  • Acting (4 Credits)
    Saving Robin Williams - as told in his own words2019
    Short
    R-E-V-E-L-A-T-I-O-N-Z - 33m2017
    Short
    REVELATIONZ-under302017
    Short
    THE HANDLER - 4-min2016
    Other
Best Double Screenplay
Hell's Posse
The Wild Bunch Film Festival
Arizona
2020
BEST DETECTIVE FEATURE
Son of Gunn
Adapted Screenplay Competition
Los Angeles, CA
2020
Best Double Screenplay
Redbear
The Wild Bunch Film Festival
Arizona
2020
Best Screenplay
VideoGenic-24min
Virgin Springs Cinefest
West Bengal
2019
Nominated Best Writing
S. F. O. - Special Forces Order
Monkey Bread Tree Writing Awards
London, England
2019
Best Screenplay
A GOOD EXAMPLE
Northern Virginia International Film Festival
Merrifield, VA
2019
Official Selection
Unit Four
Oaxaca International Screenwriting Contest
Oxaca, Mexico
2019
Official Selection; Best Horror Feature Screenplay
Don't Turn Around
Toronto Vanguard Film Festival
Toronto, CA
2019
Official Selection
THE HANDLER-screenplay
Atlanta Film Festival
Atlanta, GA
2018
Best Unproduced Screenplay
Merry F'n Christmas
Chicago Horror Film Festival
Chicago
2018
Official Selection
Merry F'n Christmas
Crimson Screen Horror Film Fest
Charleston, S.C.
2018
Best Short Film
REVELATIONZ-under30
Virgin Springs Cinefest
West Bengal
2018
Best Short Film
R-E-V-E-L-A-T-I-O-N-Z - 33m
Virgin Springs Cinefest
West Bengal
2018
Best Comedy Screenplay
World War SantaZ - 40p
International Independent Film Awards
Encino, CA
2018
Winner - Best Modern Western Screenplay
TRAIL RIDERS
2018 The Wild Bunch Film Festival
Oklahoma
2018
Nominated, Best Western Screenplay
We Carry Nuthin' Out
Burbank International Film Festival
Burbank, CA
2018
Official Selection
THE HANDLER-screenplay
Military Script Contest
Los Angeles, VA
2018
Official Selection
S. F. O. - Special Forces Order
Oaxaca Film Festival
Oaxaca, Mexico
2018
Best Family Screenplay
Searching For Grace
Winner, Best Family Screenplay, 2018 Richmond International Film Festival
Richmond, VA
2018
Official Selection, Best Romance
WHAT LOVE INSPIRES
Global Screenplay Challenge
Oaxaca, Mexico
2018
Official Selection, Best Detective
HELL ON EARTH
Oxaca Screenwriting Contest
Oaxaca, Mexico
2018
Semi-Finalist, Best Horror Script
Merry F'n Christmas - Chicago Style
Chicago Horror FilmFest
Chicago, IL
2018
Finalist, Best Horror Screenplay
Merry F'n Christmas - Chicago Style
Crimson Screen Horror FilmFest
Charleston, S.C.
2018
Winner
Enginuity-23p
Independent Shorts Awards
Los Angeles, CA
2018
Winner, Best Family Screenplay
A GOOD EXAMPLE
International Independent Film Awards
Encino, CA
2018
First Double-Finalist
A GOOD EXAMPLE
Richmond International Film Festival
Richmond, VA
2018
Best Comedy Screenplay
World War SantaZ
International Independent Film Awards
Encino, CA
2018
Best Screenplay
WHAT LOVE INSPIRES
Romance Film and Screenplay Festival
Toronto, Canada
2017
Best Science Fiction Screenplay
S. F. O. - Special Forces Order - TV Pilot
Sci-Fi Fantasy Film Festival
Ontario, Canada
2017
Best Action Screenplay
THE HANDLER-screenplay
All Genre Screenplay Contest
Los Angeles, CA
2017
Winner
S. F. O. - Special Forces Order
Sci-Fi/ Fantasy Film Festival
Toronto, Ontario
2017
College
Virginia Commonwealth University
Political Science (Just like schoolmate David Baldacci)
19721975
College
Yale Professor Marc Lapadula
screenwriting
20152019
High School
W. T. Woodson
19661970
Nickname
Larry
Birth City
Washington, D.C.
My "Unca' Joe" was the character actor Joe Higgins who played the original blacksmith "Nils" in "The Rifleman."
"Santa don't ride horseback," Lawrence Whitener in "Bill Tilghman & the Outlaws" before losing 40 pounds for the role.
"There is a difference between trying to make a good movie, and trying to make a movie, to do good." Lawrence Whitener
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