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B. S. Carter

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B. S. Carter
Mount Pleasant, United States

B. S. Carter began his writing career in second grade writing one-page (wide rule) sequels to movies like The Terminator, Ghostbusters, and City Heat (it’s a Clint Eastwood-Burt Reynolds buddy picture).  B. S. dreamed of being a filmmaker, but either through laziness, ADD, or fear, he never finished his University of Southern California application essay in which he detailed how The Last Boy Scout is a revolutionary action movie (yes, he actually still believes this). 

B. S. attended the University of South Carolina (the other USC) and flirted with English, Education, and Journalism majors before finally committing to a properly unemployable Liberal Arts degree like Media Arts.  His crowning achievement was an unfinished drama short about the love affair between a virgin male and an HIV-positive female.  Lesson learned:  Be a writer rather than a writer/director.  (Truth be told, while in college, B. S. did win the Havilah Babcock Short Story Prize for his short story “Guts,” in which a high schooler tries unsuccessfully to stop his best friend from committing suicide.) 

After college, B. S. met his future wife, a stupid woman who believed in B. S. so much that she agreed to move to Los Angeles with him.  There, for over nine years, he wrote, rewrote, PA-ed for free, PA-ed for money (met David Lynch), sent endless queries, entered multiple contests and fellowships, worked as a reader, worked non-industry office jobs, listened to a Richard Walter lecture (look him up, it’s worth it), participated in two 48-Hour Challenges, went to a Shane Black Q & A, and couldn’t get arrested as a writer to save his life.  

Additionally, during that time in Los Angeles, in no particular order, the economy tanked, there was a writer’s strike, B. S. and his wife struggled to get pregnant, his father died, B. S. quit smoking (gained twenty pounds in one week), B. S. and his wife were unable to sell their house, and his son was born nine and half weeks premature.   

Eventually, B. S. and his wife and kid left California (in a sandstorm) and moved back to South Carolina.  There, oddly enough, he “sold” three short scripts (two comedies and one thriller) and got extraordinarily close to a feature sale. 

Currently, B. S. has no substantial hope of “making it,” but he finds that he can’t stop writing, so he writes features, pilots, and shorts, in the genres of comedy, thriller, sci-fi, drama, and action.  At present, his wife, successful at everything she attempts, is making a name for herself in interior design, and his son (at eight years-old, almost five feet tall, thanks breast milk) can’t decide if he wants to be a scientist, a YouTuber, a comic book artist, or a video game designer. 

Shootin' The Shorts Reviews

B. S. is a Shootin' The Shorts reviewer, which means they take time out to help bring attention to other writer's short scripts they believe need to be produced. How cool is that? Here are all the reviews they've written.

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Scripts By B. S.

Call Me
A mysterious woman shows up at a stranger's door with the sole intention of making him happy.
Short Drama For sale 11pp
1 reader loves this script
Believer
After escaping the clutches of a killer, a traumatized survivor desperately tries to hang onto her sanity while helping police in the last twelve hours before the next promised victim.
Feature Thriller For sale 117pp
1 reader loves this script
Know One
Two next door neighbors try to figure out why their spouses are suddenly exhibiting multiple personalities.
Web Series Pilot Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller For sale 12pp
1 reader loves this script
Controller
A mentally unstable fugitive reluctantly uses experimental mind-control technology to save a former lover from a vengeful master thief.
Feature Action, Sci-Fi For sale 111pp
Black and Blonde
Jennifer Robbins, a rookie police officer, gets her dream assignment to the Missing Persons Unit. There, she's partnered with Nikki Black, a seasoned detective battling alcoholism after the suicide of her husband.
TV Pilot Crime For sale 62pp
See Ya Tomorrow
Desperate to stop a tragic event in her past, a quick-witted security expert travels back to her first day of work at a low-rent time travel agency, and attempts to hijack her younger self’s life.
TV Pilot Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi For sale 58pp
The Booty Battle
In a frat house where everybody always gets laid, one student has the courage to stand up and say, no, I will not get laid tonight.
Short Comedy Available for Free 18pp
1 reader loves this script