To secure the means to return to England, a lone passenger manipulates the small crew of an overloaded slave ship into performing a horrific task while the navigator struggles to regain his humanity and a slave determined to return to his family fights for his life.
2016, 2017, and 2018 Second Rounder at the Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition
2017 Quarterfinalist at the PAGE International Screenwriting Awards
2017 Quarterfinalist at the BlueCat Screenplay Competition
A chance meeting between a bar owner with ties to the French Quarter mafia and a young transient leads to the tragic fire of a gay night club in 1973 New Orleans.
2017 Second Rounder at the Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition
Rated 8.5/10 (Recommended + High Marketability) on WeScreenplay
At the height of the Great Depression, a black southern Illinois farmer fends off coal miners and moonshiners leaving a wearied sheriff to make sense of the racial conflict when events turn deadly.
2018 Second Rounder at the Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition
Joe's love for cinema began in his teens as an usher in a Chicago movie house where he would sneak his friends only into those movies that he considered were good movies (apologies to General Cinema Corporation).
An award-winning author of fiction and non-fiction stories and articles and a popular public speaker, Joe credits his Irish roots for his love of story-telling and being able to embellish a tale with funny details, poignant circumstances, and memorable characters.
Besides writing, his other creative outlets include animation, music, web, and graphic design. His left noodle interests include programming, technology, science, and mapping.
Jason had a brief stint as a Production Assistant in Hollywood, getting a feel for the industry and a drive to get his own projects into production.