An unwilling navigator of an overloaded slave ship fights for the lives of the human payload as a lone passenger manipulates the small crew into committing horrific acts for his own profit.
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 true-life criminal Forrest Gump convinces two young gay miscreants to burn down a competing gay bar which affects his life only after theirs are ruined.
2017 Second Rounder at the Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition
Rated 8.5/10 (Recommended + High Marketability) on WeScreenplay
Rated 8/10 on Blacklist
When a coal mine closes in on an African-American farming community in the Depression-era midwest, a burnt-out County Sheriff must solve a lynching that tears apart one family while touching his own.
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.
With experience splicing film, building a stop-motion module from a bucket of electronics parts, and rigging a model car with pyrotechnics, Jason has developed an allure for all facets of story crafting including writing, logo design, storyboard illustration, camera operation, music-making, motion graphics, and building props.