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Mark Olmsted

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Mark Olmsted

Smart, funny, historical. Been around the block. In fact, I landscaped the block. My mother was French, and I grew up on stories of her youth in Avignon, including life under Nazi occupation. My passion for this period in history and my love of romance languages inform my screenplay, "The Exiled Heart." A graduate of NYU Film School, my first foray into full-length screenwriting began in 1986, and the decade that followed is a tragic saga of a romantic comedy that got so close to getting made it would make you cry if I told you the whole story. The decade after (1996-2006) is a harrowing tale of surviving HIV, drug addiction, and prison. The decade after that (2006-present) is an uplifting tale of redemption and recovery, replete with a Master's Degree in the Humanities from Mount St. Mary's University, (concentration in Creative Writing.)
I recently published "Ink from the Pen: A Prison Memoir,"  I edit subtitles for a living ( and occasionally script doctor ( If you need your script translated to pitch to foreign producers, or you can't quite figure out why your own script isn't working right, feel free to reach out.

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Scripts By Mark

In June 1998, addict MATT leaves Los Angeles when his meth dealer gets caught and goes to hide away by surprising his family at their summer home across the country in the Berkshires -- and together, they deal with a past tragedy and present...
Feature Comedy, Crime, Drama, Family For sale 93pp
The Exiled Heart
Set against the backdrop of occupied France and 1948 Manhattan, a haunted death camp survivor falls in love with the Spanish pilot who may know the fate of the newborn son she smuggled to safety during the war.
Feature Drama, Film-Noir, History, Mystery, War For sale 101pp