A captive on a British slave vessel joins the ship's navigator to rise against a ruthless captain who takes the ship on a murderous detour. Adapted from the true events of the 1781 Zong Massacre.
Top 15% of the 2021 Nicholl Academy Screenplay Competition
2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 Second Rounder at the Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition*
2017 Quarterfinalist at the PAGE International Screenwriting Awards*
2017 Quarterfinalist at the BlueCat Screenplay Competition*
Everyone else pays for the crimes of a slippery bar owner during his one-man, 30-year New Orleans spree involving the mob, the FBI, the JFK assassination, the gay liberation movement, and murder. Based on real events.
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.
Top 5% of the 2021 Nicholl Academy Screenplay Competition
2021 Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Semifinalist
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.
He enjoyed a brief stint as a Production Assistant and Extra in Hollywood before returning to the midwest producing award-winning digital shorts and writing screenplays with Joe.
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.