CTEA profiles

SCREENWRITERS & WRITERs

 

Travis Darkow

Screenwriter/Actor

Director/Producer

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CREATOR STATEMENT:

"Crafting stories and creating whole new worlds that didn't exist before has always brought me much joy. It is truly my favorite thing in the world and I will never stop creating."

CTEA AWARDS: 

2018 Fall Festival -

Best Horror Screenplay: Creepy Characters & Dialogue, Commercial Appeal

2019 Winter Festival -

Best Horror Screenplay: Creepy New Concept & Theme,

Characters & Dialogue

2019 Summer Festival -

Best Horror Screenplay: Creepy Plot & Pacing, New Series

 

Dave Thomas

Screenwriter/Director

Producer/Journalist

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CREATOR STATEMENT:

"My first love is Writing. To engage another person by words, to take them a magical journey of the imagination is extremely rewarding. To deliver a positive message, to relay a story, provide a unique experience and to stimulate another person's emotions by your writing is not just a joy, but a privilege."

CTEA AWARDS: 

2018 Fall Festival -

Best Horror Screenplay: Creepy Writing Style

2019 Winter Festival -

Best Horror Screenplay: Creepy New Series

 

Jaren Lewis

Screenwriter/Director

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CREATOR STATEMENT:

"I am a student-filmmaker currently enrolled at Lee University where I study Cinematography. I have been a horror creator and enthusiast as far back as I can remember. Dread is one of my first ever short film screenplays, and hope to some day develop it into a film. Keep your eye out for my production company Family of Fear."

CTEA AWARDS: 

2018 Fall Festival -

Best Horror Screenplay: Creepy Plot & Pacing

Samuel Fisch

Screenwriter/Director

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CREATOR STATEMENT:

"My favorite genres include horror, science fiction, and fantasy. I'm currently developing several feature length scripts and TV series. My inspirations come from George Romero, Wes Craven, John Carpenter, Tobe Hooper, Clive Barker, Stuart Gordon, Charles Band, George Lucas, Ridley Scott, and James Cameron just to name a few."

CTEA AWARDS: 

2019 Winter Festival -

Best Horror Screenplay: Creepy Commercial Appeal

Gemma Paul

Screenwriter/Director

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CREATOR STATEMENT:

"With the right attitude and motivation you can achieve anything you want and make your dreams come true. I am a strong advocate for Women in Film and Women in Horror and hope to push my way into the industry as a strong Writer and Director."

CTEA AWARDS: 

2019 Winter Festival -

Best Horror Screenplay: Creepy Writing Style

2020 Winter Festival -

Best Horror Screenplay: Creepy Creature Development

Best Horror Screenplay: Creepy Commercial Appeal

Dusty Gibson

Screenwriter/Writer

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CREATOR STATEMENT:

"I live in Northeast Georgia home to the ever impactful movie Deliverance which was the inspiration for my horror screenplay A Devil On The River. Jill Wolfe plays a deadly game of chess with Victor Sharp who is a bloodthirsty DNR Ranger that patrols the mighty Chattooga river. What transpires in those woods is truly shocking!"

CTEA AWARDS: 

2019 Winter Festival -

Best Horror Screenplay: Creepy Plot & Pacing

Jose Luis Anaya

Actor/Screenwriter

Director/Producer

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CREATOR STATEMENT:

"SOFIA'S EYES" was born from a creepy-pasta tale I read last summer that captivated my twisted imagination and decided to write this story as my final short film. I wanted to give myself a try with a supernatural horror tale, since those stories have always frightened me, but never ventured into making something about phenomenons that are beyond our imagination."

CTEA AWARDS: 

2019 Spring Festival -

Best Horror Screenplay: Creepy Writing Style, Commercial Appeal

Hannah Grace

Screenwriter/Photographer

Student Director

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CREATOR STATEMENT:

"I'm a story teller. Whether I'm telling the story through photography, writing, or art I will always find that telling a story is my biggest passion. The essence of fear is also a fascination of mine. I do take pleasure in genres other than horror; however, the feeling of fear itself is thrilling. My goal is to portray a feeling within my photos, writing and art that will create unease or deep emotion for the audience."

CTEA AWARDS: 

2019 Spring Festival -

Best Horror Screenplay: Creepy New Series, New Concept & Theme

2019 Fall Festival -

Best Horror Screenplay: Creepy Creative Storyteller

Jonathan Murphy

Screenwriter/Actor

Producer

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CREATOR STATEMENT:

"This is a story about a monster… A throwback in homage to the classic thrillers with a modern twist sure to stand as a point of evolution within the genre. Fifteen years ago, two teenage girls were murdered at Merrymaker Campgrounds. The case was filed an animal attack, the camp was condemned and the killer never found...but something horrific still waits in those woods."

CTEA AWARDS: 

2019 Spring Festival -

Best Horror Screenplay: Creepy Characters & Dialogue, Plot & Pacing

Rachel Brewer

Screenwriter/Writer

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CREATOR STATEMENT:

"I've been writing as a hobby for many years and finally decided to do something about it in 2012. I went to London's Central Film School and earned my diploma in screenwriting, along side working in the Insurance industry where I still am today. I love telling stories and I love horror. My aim is to write good, old fashioned horror and keep the audience entertained throughout."

CTEA AWARDS: 

2019 Summer Festival -

Best Horror Screenplay: Creepy Characters & Dialogue

2019 Fall Festival -

Best Horror Screenplay: Creepy Writing Style

Garcia Sisters

Screenwriters/Writers

 

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CREATOR STATEMENT:

"Samantha and Allison Garcia are sisters, born in the 80's, both left-handed, and loving writing - especially if it's horror! They are the creators of THE NIGHT OWL CHRONICLES horror books series (as they are self-proclaimed night owls!). When they're not writing they're reading and when they're not reading, they're writing."

CTEA AWARDS: 

2019 Summer Festival -

Best Horror Screenplay (Feature): Creepy Commercial Appeal

Best Horror Screenplay (Short): Creepy Climactic Development

Diana Lee Woody

Screenwriter/Writer

Artist/Director

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CREATOR STATEMENT:

"Diana Lee Woody is an award winning screenwriter and film maker. She has also written several plays and radio plays which have been produced in the United States and Canada. She is also a physicist and visual artist. Diana is a member of the Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights, Dramatist Guild of America, and The American Physical Society. She is a native of the east coast, hailing from Silver Spring Maryland."

CTEA AWARDS: 

2019 Fall Festival -

Best Horror Screenplay: Creepy Plot & Pacing

Richard Stringham

Screenwriter/Writer

Artist/Director

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CREATOR STATEMENT:

"Richard Stringham was born in Little Rock, Arkansas and raised on a steady diet of R-rated movies during the heyday of the video rental era. His obsession with horror and exploitation films led him to start writing scripts at the age of 16. He worked in construction and as a heating and air contractor before quitting to produce, write and direct his first feature, "Close Calls", in 2016. Since then, he has written several award-winning screenplays, and has produced a number of indie films."

CTEA AWARDS: 

2019 Fall Festival -

Best Horror Screenplay: Creepy Screenwriter

Richard T. Wilson

Screenwriter/Writer

Director/Producer

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CREATOR STATEMENT:

"Emmy® Award Winner, Richard T. Wilson serves as the President /Writer-Filmmaker of nationally recognized educational film company, OutreachArts, Inc. and its new, award-winning, sister company, Mad Shelley Films. Some of his work has also been prominently featured on ABC World News Tonight, National Public Radio, PBS and The Independent Film Channel."

CTEA AWARDS: 

2019 Fall Festival -

Best Horror Screenplay: Creepy New Series

Theo Hogben

Writer/Photographer

Director/Producer

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CREATOR STATEMENT:

"British born filmmaker. Learned his craft moving to Norway after studying in the UK. He has gone from strength to strength, making his first short 'A Most Savage Beast' Released in 2019 and his first doc 'Just Another Toy Story.' He is now working on his first feature and has appeared on Indie Film Hustle and At the Flicks."

CTEA AWARDS: 

2019 Fall Festival -

Best Horror Screenplay: Creepy Characters & Dialogue

Elvira Fox

Screenwriter/Director

Game Designer

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CREATOR STATEMENT:

"Elvira Fox (a.k.a. Tetiana Rohova) is a Ukrainian director, screenplay writer and game designer. Currently lives in Moscow and works at Flame & Foxes production, co-founded with a cinematographer Oleg Krassin. Finds inspiration in surrealism, Stanley Kubrick’s films, horror games and her Staffordshire bull terrier Joker."

CTEA AWARDS: 

2019 Fall Festival -

Best Horror Screenplay: Creepy New Concept & Theme

Autumn/Jimmie Rogers

Screenwriters/Directors

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CREATOR STATEMENT:

"Autumn was born in Honduras to a missionary family, Jimmie in Hawaii to military parents. At age thirteen they met in Prattville Alabama. Years later Jimmie went off to school for film and Autumn studied psychology. Living by the motto “If my wife won’t watch it I can’t write it” He invited her to join his endeavors. With his vivid imagination and her background into the mind they now live in Atlanta with their two-year old daughter while writing films that make you laugh make you fear and make you think."

CTEA AWARDS: 

2020 Winter Festival -

Best Horror Screenplay: Creepy Climactic Development

Anthony Osarfo

Screenwriter/Journalist

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CREATOR STATEMENT:

"My wildest ambition is to become one of the best horror scriptwriters Hollywood or scriptwriting circles has ever had. It’s a journey of discovery, and so I keep writing every day to better my writing skill. My journey thus far has been an impressive career spanning more than a decade in art, culture, tourism, and entertainment writing – written for prominent entertainment newspapers, a magazine, and several online portals."

CTEA AWARDS: 

2020 Winter Festival -

Best Horror Screenplay: Creepy New Concept & Theme

Mikeal Burgin

Screenwriter/Writer

Actor/Stuntman 

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CREATOR STATEMENT:

"Horror, to me, is a serious genre, full of interesting characters and situations. I want to take the audience on a ride that stressfully challenges their own beliefs, and gives them reason to discuss the choices that our characters make, and how they might choose if they were in the same situation. The Caregivers is that story that stays with you long after the end credits have rolled."

CTEA AWARDS: 

2020 Winter Festival -

Best Horror Screenplay: Creepy Characters & Dialogue

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Gabriele Virzi

aka (Gab Harvey)

Screenwriter/Writer

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CREATOR STATEMENT:

"I was born in Turin (Italy) and I am based in London (UK). I've been writing horror since September 2018. I try to put my characters in situations I haven't heard of before and from there try to have them react in the most believable way possible. I guess that my message is that true horror is that unexpected little thing happening when you have no idea about how to deal with it. Also, that one's perception is definitely one's reality, but not necessarily THE reality."

CTEA AWARDS: 

2019 Summer Festival -

Best Horror Screenplay: Creepy New Concept & Theme

Best Horror Writing: Creepy Creative Storyteller

 

Kornblum Katz

Screenwriter/Writer

Director

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CREATOR STATEMENT:

"Kornblum Bierstadt Katz is the author of the novel Damnation! as well as an award-winning screenwriter whose scripts have drawn from his experiences as a gay transgender man. When he isn’t writing, he can usually be found skiing or climbing one of Colorado’s 14,000-foot mountains."

CTEA AWARDS: 

2019 Summer Festival -

Best Horror Screenplay: Creepy Writing Style

Best Horror Screenplay: Creepy Screenwriter

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