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dQ Kaufman
Seattle, United States

I'm a no budget short film director. Which means I write, cast, do storyboards, edit, and color correct. I primarily want to be a director/writer when I grow up. My degree is in graphic design. I've worked as an art director and game designer for a couple very large game companies both here and abroad. I've attended the Joe Kubert School of Cartooning for a bit. Man, my handwriting used to be good enough to literally letter comic books, but now it looks like I'm using a leaky pen during a Godzilla attack.

I have a dark, dark sense of humor in my writing and a fine mix of experiences with a fine mix of people. I enjoy writing the kind of scripts that pull the rug out, both in plot points and tone. Any moments of emotional realism and truth are loving snuggled down into brassy genre stories.

You know, stuff like when Nux points at Capable at the end of Fury Road and says "Witness me" and he's really meaning it for the first time, because he's finally found something worth dying for, but, also, what he's really saying is "please remember me" because he loves her and would do anything for her, and then, after so many others have, he sacrifices himself so everyone can get away, and I get all teary in a goddamn post - apocalyptic car chase movie. That kind of shit.

Awards

Coverfly All-time Overall Top 25% for
The Safe House

Endorsements

WeScreenplay - Consider for
The Safe House

Scripts By dQ

Amalthea
A ragtag team of soldiers escorts a disgruntled engineer to a distant moon of Jupiter, and are pulled into a dangerous fight for their lives against the leader of the space-station and his insane crew.
Feature Action, Horror, Sci-Fi For sale 114pp
The Safe House
Personal grief threatens to pull a hired killer into madness after one of his attempted victims claims to be an ancient demon.
Feature Crime, Film-Noir, Horror For sale 96pp
WeScreenplay - Consider
Coverfly All-time Overall Top 25%
Uninvited
A affluent woman receives an unwelcome visitor.
Short Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller Seeking finance 12pp
1 reader loves this script
Revati
A "meeting the parents" dinner conversation leads to stories about Hindu myths, time travel, and alternate realities.
Short Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi Seeking finance 10pp
Cecilia
A woman dying of cancer is visited by a mysterious stranger from her past.
Short Horror, Mystery Seeking finance 12pp
Halfway
Two women become trapped in a teleporter.
Short Horror, Sci-Fi Seeking finance 11pp
Daylight Moon
As they chase two women on the run, the hunters become the hunted, and discover some fables are best left unexplored.
Short Horror Seeking finance 13pp
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