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Oscar Moreno

I'm an optioned bilingual Mexican writer and filmmaker from the U.S./Mexico border. My life here has taken me from witnessing the horrors of violence to the joy of seeing its survivors lead happy lives, and experiencing what it's like to be a musician and to soak up the moments of love and weirdness you can find here.  My passion for storytelling has stemmed from filmmaking and impacted different aspects of my life. I’m mainly focused on writing and making the kinds of gritty and mesmerizing thrillers, horror movies and sci-fi that I’d stay up watching late at night as a teenager. But I also love powerful drama and believe all of these flavors can be combined and provide an exciting experience for audiences. These are the stories I love telling and seeing because they most closely resemble what I've experienced and witnessed living on the border, and this is what fuels me to bring unique, fresh perspectives to stories about this part of the world or about the kinds of people I've met here and can find anywhere. I feel they are necessary now more than ever.

My prose work has appeared in the New York Times, Somos en Escrito, Levadura, The Wire's Dream Magazine, The Seattle Star and the Rio Grande Review. I am working on different projects with various producers, including Julio Abad of Autumn Leave Films, and Simon Warne and Luc Bégin of Triality World. I've had my scripts optioned by the likes of Showdown Productions.

*Currently seeking representation*

Awards

Nicholl Fellowship - Top 15%
(Salvadora)

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Scripts By Oscar

Narcotúnel
A young couple must escape from a narcotúnel after they're held hostage by a cartel boss who manipulates them against each other as they find themselves caught in a turfwar.
Feature Crime, Thriller For sale 89pp
1 reader loves this script
Close the Door
A girl pays the price for her absent-mindedness and discovers a dark secret about her life.
Short Comedy, Horror For sale 3pp
1 reader loves this script
Caution: Wet Floor
A shy young man must use desperate and dangerous measures to get the attention of the girl of his dreams.
Short Comedy For sale 5pp
1 reader loves this script
A Simple Kind of Life
After discovering his daughter's principal was the lead singer of his favorite early 2000s rock band, a young man befriends him to revive his music career and start one of his own.
Feature Comedy, Drama For sale 100pp
Twelve Grapes
On New Year's Eve, a young couple from two different countries must decide the future of their relationship before the clock strikes twelve.
Short Drama, Romance For sale 10pp
Recovery
A young woman gets caught up in a robbery spree with her best friend: A self-proclaimed time traveler collecting lost works of art.
Feature Drama, Sci-Fi For sale 85pp
Frisson
In order to save her kidnapped sister, an ASMR vlogger must uncover the identity of a cyberstalker as he exposes her secrets online.
Feature Horror, Thriller For sale 85pp
Sanctuary
In order to protect a young immigrant, an activist must prevent a group of white supremacists from breaking into her home.
Feature Thriller For sale 90pp
Fates
Series logline: After the noble and powerful hero of an alternate fantasy world becomes a terrifying villain, his former allies and friends must unite forces across multiple realities before he destroys them all.
TV Pilot Fantasy, Horror For sale 65pp
Hedgehogs
In order to save their lives from addiction and depression, a party-loving college junior escapes with her best friends (An introverted freshman and a girl mourning her father's death) from the Texas borderland to California.
Feature Comedy, Drama For sale 86pp

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