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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.

Body and World
A group of people wait in a room, anticipating the moment they will be born—and knowing in advance what kind of life they will ultimately live.
Short Drama, Sci-Fi For sale 19pp
The Warlock
While taking a train trip, a little boy is interrupted by an elderly man who calmly recounts that he once killed his sister, dismembered her body, then gave her head to a bear to eat.
Short Drama, Family, Fantasy, Horror For sale 7pp
The Black Cottage
"The Black Cottage" tells of two men, a poet and a minister, who chance upon an empty cottage as they are passing and discuss the “story” of that cottage—its persons, its place, its past.
Short Drama, Family, Mystery For sale 5pp
The Lie
A husband confronts his wife with the (unspoken) charge of adultery, only to have her deny it, then admit it—and then deny it again.
Short Drama, Family, Romance For sale 4pp
The Bonfire
A teacher and five kids go up a hill—to start a fire and scare themselves.
Short Drama For sale 5pp
Viewfinder
A photographer with hook-hands comes to a suburban homeowner’s door, trying to sell him a picture of his house—and selling him more than that.
Short Drama, Family, Mystery For sale 6pp
The Listener
A traveler knocks on the door of a country house at night and asks if anyone is inside—well, is there or isn’t there?
Short Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller For sale 2pp
The Father
A nondescript man sits in a kitchen while, in another room, a bunch of females fuss over a baby—who may or may not be his progeny.
Short Drama, Family, Mystery For sale 3pp
The Runaway
A father and son go walking in the snow in winter, only to encounter—and leave alone—a fearful colt without his mother.
Short Action, Drama, Family For sale 2pp
Old Man at the Bridge
Leaving his animals behind and fleeing war, a tired old man stops at a bridge—where a military scout urges him to keep on moving.
Short Action, Drama, War For sale 4pp

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