"There is a difference between trying to make a good movie, and making a movie, to try and do good." Lawrence Whitener
Company
DOG-e The Movie, LLC
Upon 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 then studied under Yale Screenwriting Professor Marc Lapadula for five years who critiqued my stories monthly until his death in 2022. Marc told me I was good enough to move to L.A., and here I am.
  • Writer (58 Credits)
    Attitudinals
    Stage Play
    A GOOD EXAMPLE
    Screenplay
    Beckley
    Screenplay
    Cam'ra One
    Television Script
    Cardinal Virtues
    Screenplay
    Charming City
    Screenplay
    Consequential - 8 pages
    Short Script
    Don't Turn Around
    Screenplay
    Don't Turn Around - 30p
    Short Script
    Don't Turn Around - 40p
    Short Script
    Don't Turn Around - 45p
    Short Script
    Drivers Wanted
    Television Script, Treatment
    ENGINUITY-24p
    Short Script
    Hell's Posse
    Screenplay
    I had, HAVE ...a Dream
    Screenplay
    In-Closure
    Short Script
    Its All Good...not
    Short Script
    Law & Order, 25th Century
    Screenplay
    No-Mann
    Screenplay
    ParaRescue
    Television Script
    ParaRescue - TV Pilot
    Television Script
    Redbear
    Screenplay
    Riding Life
    Screenplay
    Riding Life - The Series
    Television Script
    S. F. O. - Special Forces Order - TV Pilot
    Television Script
    Saving Robin Williams-26p
    Short Script
    Searching For Grace
    Screenplay
    Shoot Me If You Can
    Screenplay
    Sun of Gunn
    Screenplay
    The Chrome Cotillion
    Screenplay
    The Handler 1 - Junkyard Dog
    Screenplay
    The Handler II - City Dog
    Screenplay
    The Unknown Soldiers
    Screenplay
    Unit Four
    Screenplay
    VideoGenic-15p
    Short Script
    VideoGenic-20p
    Short Script
    We Carry Nuthin' Out
    Screenplay
    Weapon of Choices - 12p
    Short Script
    Weapon of Choices - The Making Of; kinda' sorta, what the f is a pandemic? - 17p
    Short Script
    Well, Shite
    Short Script
    WHAT LOVE INSPIRES
    Screenplay
    When Common Sense Tells You Not To
    Screenplay
    World War SantaZ
    Screenplay
    World War SantaZ - 40p
    Short Script
    In-Closure2023
    Short
    Consequential2022
    Short
    Consequential Trailer2022
    Other
    Searching For Grace Trailer2022
    Other
    The Handler II - City Dog2021
    Short
    Weapon Of Choices - The Making Of; kinda sorta, not really, what the f is a pandemic?2021
    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
    THE HANDLER 1 - 3-min2017
    Short, Other
    THE HANDLER I - 4-min2016
    Other
  • Director (15 Credits)
    In-Closure2023
    Short
    Consequential2022
    Short
    Consequential Trailer2022
    Other
    Searching For Grace Trailer2022
    Other
    The Handler II - City Dog2021
    Short
    The Handler II - City Dog 2-min Trailer2021
    Other
    Weapon Of Choices - The Making Of; kinda sorta, not really, what the f is a pandemic?2021
    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
    THE HANDLER 1 - 3-min2017
    Short, Other
    THE HANDLER I - 4-min2016
    Other
  • Producer (9 Credits)
    In-Closure2023
    Short
    Weapon Of Choices - The Making Of; kinda sorta, not really, what the f is a pandemic?2021
    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
    THE HANDLER 1 - 3-min2017
    Short, Other
    THE HANDLER I - 4-min2016
    Other
  • Acting (3 Credits)
    Saving Robin Williams - as told in his own words2019
    Short
    R-E-V-E-L-A-T-I-O-N-Z - 33m2017
    Short
    THE HANDLER I - 4-min2016
    Other
Best Inspirational Screenplay
Attitudinals
New York Metropolitan Screenwriting Contest
New York city
2022
Nomination, Best Short Script
In-Closure
KinoDrome
Kansas City, MO
2022
Nominated, Best Short Screenplay
In-Closure
Short Filmz
Los Angeles
2022
Winner - Best Screenplay
I had, HAVE ...a Dream
Cult Critic Movie Award
India
2022
Quarter-Finalist
The Unknown Soldiers
BlueCat
Los Angeles, CA
2022
Best Inspirational Screenplay
Searching For Grace
Winner, New York Film Festival
New York City
2022
Winner - Best Screenplay
Shoot Me If You Can
Wild Bunch Film Festival
Arizona
2021
Best Feature Screenplay
The Unknown Soldiers
International Screenplay Awards
Los Angeles, CA
2021
Finalist
The Unknown Soldiers
Omaha Film Festival
Omaha, Nebraska
2021
Winner - Best Short Script
Weapon of Choices - The Making Of; kinda' sorta, what the f is a pandemic? - 17p
Reale Film Festival
Milano, Italy
2020
Winner - Best Short Script
Weapon of Choices - The Making Of; kinda' sorta, what the f is a pandemic? - 17p
IndieX Film Festival
Los Angeles
2020
Official Selection
The Unknown Soldiers
Chicago Screenplay Awards
Chicago, IL
2020
Special Wild Card Award
Hell's Posse
Winner - The Wild Bunch Film Festival
Arizona
2020
Official Selection
ParaRescue
Bridge Fest Screenplay Contest
Canada
2020
BEST DETECTIVE FEATURE
Sun of Gunn
Adapted Screenplay Competition
Los Angeles, CA
2020
Special Wild Bunch Award
Redbear
2020 Winner - The Wild Bunch Film Festival
Arizona
2020
Official Selection
The Handler II - City Dog
Austin Action Fest
Austin, TX
2020
Best Short Screenplay
Weapon of Choices - 12p
Poe Screenwriting Contest
Richmond, VA
2020
Best Horror Screenplay
No-Mann
Sci-Fi/Fantasy Film Festival
Los Angeles, CA
2020
Official Selection
The Chrome Cotillion
New York's Big Apple Screenplay Contest
New York City
2019
Best Screenplay
VideoGenic-24min
Virgin Springs Cinefest
West Bengal
2019
Official Selection
Unit Four
Oaxaca International Screenwriting Contest
Oxaca, Mexico
2019
Best Feature Screenplay
Don't Turn Around
Crimson Screen Horror Film Fest
Charleston, SC
2019
Best Horror Feature Screenplay
Don't Turn Around
Toronto Vanguard Film Festival
Toronto, CA
2019
Best Screenplay
Cardinal Virtues
True Life Screenplay Contest
Los Angeles
2019
Best Horror Screenplay
No-Mann
Chicago Screenplay Awards
Chicago, IL
2019
Best Screenplay
A GOOD EXAMPLE
Northern Virginia International Film Festival
Merrifield, VA
2019
Nominated Best Writing
Law & Order, 25th Century
Monkey Bread Tree Writing Awards
London, England
2019
Nominated, Best Western Screenplay
We Carry Nuthin' Out
Burbank International Film Festival
Burbank, CA
2018
Best Unproduced Screenplay
Charming City
Chicago Horror Film Festival
Chicago
2018
Official Selection
Charming City
Crimson Screen Horror Film Fest
Charleston, S.C.
2018
Best Short Film
R-E-V-E-L-A-T-I-O-N-Z - 33m
Virgin Springs Cinefest
West Bengal
2018
Best Short Script
ENGINUITY-24p

Independent Shorts Awards
2018
Winner - Best Modern Western Screenplay
Riding Life
2018 The Wild Bunch Film Festival
Oklahoma
2018
Official Selection
The Handler 1 - Junkyard Dog
Atlanta Film Festival
Atlanta, GA
2018
Official Selection
The Handler 1 - Junkyard Dog
Military Script Contest
Los Angeles, VA
2018
Best Family Screenplay
Searching For Grace
Richmond International Film Festival
Richmond, VA
2018
Best Comedy Screenplay
World War SantaZ
International Independent Film Awards
Encino, CA
2018
Official Selection, Best Detective
Beckley
Oxaca Screenwriting Contest
Oaxaca, Mexico
2018
Best Horror Script
No-Mann
Chicago Horror FilmFest
Chicago, IL
2018
Finalist, Best Horror Screenplay
No-Mann
Crimson Screen Horror FilmFest
Charleston, S.C.
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
Official Selection, Best Romance
WHAT LOVE INSPIRES
Global Screenplay Challenge
Oaxaca, Mexico
2018
Official Selection
Law & Order, 25th Century
Oaxaca Film Festival
Oaxaca, Mexico
2018
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 1 - Junkyard Dog
All Genre Screenplay Contest
Los Angeles, CA
2017
Best Screenplay
WHAT LOVE INSPIRES
Romance Film and Screenplay Festival
Toronto, Canada
2017
Winner
Law & Order, 25th Century
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
20132018
High School
W. T. Woodson
19661970
Nickname
Larry
Birth City
Alexandria, VA
Current City
Los Angeles, CA
Hometown
Washington, D.C.
Gender
Male
Eye Color
Blue
My Uncle Joe Higgins was a character actor who played the original blacksmith "Nils" on "The Rifleman" TV-series. He is mostly remembered in the 70's as "The Dodge Sheriff." He is why I went into Show Business.
"Santa don't ride horseback," Lawrence Whitener in "The Marshall" before losing 40 pounds for the role of "Ole Joe."
"There is a difference between trying to make a good movie, and making a movie, to try and do good." Lawrence Whitener
Company
DOG-e The Movie, LLC
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