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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 Attic Door
A widow and her son live together on an isolated farm behind a mountain, only to be interrupted by a stranger, a skeleton, the past—and the truth.
Short Crime, Drama, Family, Horror, Mystery For sale 7pp
Cat in the Rain
Ignored by her husband, a woman seeks solace—and hope—in a stray cat.
Short Drama, Family For sale 5pp
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
Brief Candle
Just as he is about to go in for supper, a boy gets his left arm caught in a buzz saw—ultimately losing his hand and dying from loss of blood.
Short Drama, Family, Horror For sale 2pp
Pigeon in the Shoot
A father and son take part in a pigeon-shoot, where the son is the better shooter—and flaunts it.
Short Drama, Family For sale 4pp
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
Sightless
On a wooded island one night sit twelve blind folk under the guidance of an old priest, who, unbeknownst to group members, has expired—yet whose body remains among them, leaning against a tree.
Short Drama, Horror, Mystery For sale 39pp
Boots on the Ground
An American Army private objects to the execution of six French peasants accused of desecrating the corpses of dead G.I.s—and nearly becomes a corpse himself.
Short Drama, War For sale 5pp
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

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