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R. J. Cardullo
Milford, United States

A former university film teacher, I turned to screenwriting several years ago. I have also written film criticism for many publications. A New Yorker by birth, I grew up in Miami and was educated at the University of Florida, Tulane, and Yale. My last U.S. address was in Milford, Connecticut; I am now an expatriate residing in Scandinavia.

Many of my scripts (both long and short) are adaptations of lesser-known works by well-known authors. I am happy to re-write, collaborate, or write on demand. Thanks kindly for any attention you can give my work.

Scripts By R. J.

The Monster
A black stable-hand saves his white employer’s young son from a house fire, but the black man’s burns disfigure his face so much that he becomes a pariah, like the employer himself—and his family.
Feature Drama, Family, Horror, Thriller For sale 76pp
The Beggar, or the Dead Dog
A blind beggar and a self-important emperor meet by accident outside a castle, revealing as they speak that the blind man can “see,” while the wealthy ruler is poor of heart—as well as mind.
Short Comedy, Drama For sale 11pp
The Fifth Column
Set during the Spanish Civil War, "The Fifth Column" concerns Loyalist attempts (led by an Anglo-American) to stop Fascist double agents operating behind the lines in Madrid—and awaiting four columns of fellow Franco insurgents.
Feature Action, Drama, Thriller, War For sale 101pp
Active Service
"Active Service" represents one man’s experiences in the Greco-Turkish War (1897): his change from urban scandalmonger to foreign correspondent, and from innocence to awareness, observation to participation, self-abnegation to self-revelation.
Feature Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, War For sale 90pp
The Informer
"The Informer" examines the devastating effect of government surveillance, even censorship, on an ordinary middle-class family of middle-of-the-road beliefs.
Short Drama, Family, Mystery For sale 17pp
Death of a Hired Hand
A farmhand returns to the place of his previous employment, ostensibly to work but really to sleep—and then to die.
Short Drama, Family, Mystery For sale 11pp
Fool of God
An old Belgian peasant loses his entire family to the Germans in one day during the First World War—only to be confronted by questions of God, man, and self.
Short Drama, Family, War For sale 24pp
Coups de Grace
During the American Civil War, a triangle has developed between the Union captain Downing Madwell and two brothers with whom he serves—one of them his friend, the other his enemy.
Short Action, Drama, War For sale 4pp
Plane to Plane
Two farm laborers, one a college man and the other a hired hand, hoe a corn field as they compare the benefits of formal education to those of practical experience—to no end.
Short Drama For sale 5pp
A Tough Tussle
During the American Civil War, on night-time patrol, a Union officer tussles with the Confederate enemy—in the form of a corpse—and loses.
Short Action, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller For sale 6pp

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