Media

Fair Warning: Some videos and writing contain scenes of adult language, sentimentality, sexual references, strong violence, and musical theatre, which small children may find totally awesome. Viewer discretion is advised.

Trailers & Clips

SciShow (2016-Present) Writer

    • Educational YouTube channels covering all branches of science.

The Testimony of Erin J. (Suspense Mockumentary, 12 min, 2013) Writer-Director

  • Erin J. believes she was visited by extraterrestrials growing up, but no one else in her family believes her. Karen Lynn Gorney investigates her claims.
  • For more information, check out this blog post.
  • Official Selection 2014 Garden State Film Festival
  • Trailer

Dirty Hands (Suspense Thriller, 15 min., 2010) Writer, Director, Producer

  • Convicted killer Nancy King has escaped from prison and is hunting down the prosecutor of her case. Co-Produced with Peter Srinivasan.
  • Official Selection 2011 Garden State Film Festival
  • Trailer
  • Clip: Opening Scene Nancy King waits for her target to arrive home.

 

Cinemetropolis (Comedy, 20 min., 2008) Writer, Director, Producer, Editor

  • In a city where every movie you’ve ever seen is happening at the same time, a boy from a silent film falls in love with a girl from a musical.
  • Trailer
  • Clip: Alleyway Swing Feeling the urge to bust a move, singing school girl Melisma and silent street rat Sordino let loose behind a speak easy in the Silent District of Cinemetropolis.

Monmouth University (2-5 min, 2014)

 

The Final Battle (Musical, 2 hrs., 2010), Editor

  • A full-length musical based on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, performed at Infinitus 2010. Written and produced by Lena Gabrielle Weinstein and Mallory K. Vance.
  • Watch on Youtube
  • Clip: Never Letting You Go Outside the Room of Requirement, the romantic tension between Ron and Hermione comes to a head. They burst into song while Harry tries to keep them focused on what’s important.

The Last Smoker in America, “I Wanna to Call You” (Musical, 2012, 5:30 min., Editor)

Writing & Scripts

 

A screenplay, of course, is not a finished film. Don’t be surprised if what you read isn’t exactly what you see.


I Am Not James Foster Kaplan (Political Thriller, Five-Part Miniseries, 2015) Writer

  • An investigative journalist and an unemployed nurse team up to untangle a web of entrenched corruption, dangerous technology, and international terrorism in a futuristic Washington, D.C.
  • Russian Winter A man named Huang trudges into a lonely hardware store…
  • Midnight Arrival Margo has new information that can’t wait until morning.
  • Texting Excerpt Margo and Keisha receive a clue and plot their next moves. Throughout the series, characters frequently communicate through text messages and computer interfaces. Here’s a formatting method I use to include them in the script. For more info, check out this blog post.

Afghanestern (Western, Feature-length, 2011) Writer

  • A spaghetti western set in modern-day Afghanistan. 2013 Garden State Screenplay Competition Finalist.
  • I.E.D. An American convoy is attacked by Taliban fighters. While looking for the gunmen in a nearby village, the U.S. soldiers get help from Baraz, the chief of police.
  • Traitor In The Midst The United States is offering a $10,000 bounty for Taliban Commander Abdullah Rashid, and Baraz goes to his mountain hideout with a dire warning. Little does Abdullah know that Baraz would like to collect the bounty himself… For more information about writing this scene, check out this blog post.


Long Shot (Science fiction, short story, 2012) Dr. Raymond Hargrave, former special forces soldier, must stop a massive alien planet-ship headed straight for Earth. For more information, check out this blog post.

The Awesome Adventures of Captain Dishdrainer (Children’s Comedy, Feature-length, 2009) Writer

  • Twelve-year-old Max Brenkin hitches a ride aboard the Starship Spaghetti, with his next door neighbor Floyd Klinger (alias Captain Dishdrainer), to avoid taking the Full Academic Level Evaluation (F.A.L.E.) at school tomorrow.
  • Opening Scene Max and Klinger prepare to storm the enemy position deep in an alien jungle.
  • Dinner Garbanzo beans. Yuck.
  • Emergency Deployment Max feins illness so he doesn’t have to go to school tomorrow. Mom needs Klinger to babysit so she can go to her third job.