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Ralph Shorter
Maple Ridge, Canada


Ralph Douglas Shorter ~ Screenwriter Resumé

Successes: One of my feature length action/thriller screenplays is in pre-production in the UK.

Another is under consideration locally (Vancouver). 

About the Screenwriter:

I was recently picked up to write for a local production company after they perused a writing sample I submitted. So far, I've handed in one action/comedy script.

I'm fairly well-rounded, educated (public, high school and college), and was advised many times to be a writer, so, of course, I became a designer for nuclear plants, turning mechanical, electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic schematics into working drawings for trades people (you can't tell the young anything).

After working as such for five years, I realized I was at the top of my pay scale in the industry so I moved on to the construction of the nuclear plants, Pickering Nuclear Power Plant, Bruce A & B Generating Stations, as well as shutdown work at Douglas Point Nuclear Power Plant.

Later, I moved around the country from Toronto to Clarenville, Newfoundland, St. John, New Brunswick, Calgary, Alberta before settling in Gold River, British Columbia, and eventually worked in Prince Rupert.

Later still, I became a maintenance steamfitter in a sugar refinery in Vancouver.

All of these experiences, plus everyone met along the way, were put to good use in my scribblings (all experiences are grist for the mill to a writer).

I have fourteen completed, high concept, feature-length screenplays, most of which have legs, and several more features I'm presently working on.

Hobbies and Interests:

Canadian, American and global politics, writing and filming short screenplays, trivia, gymnastics as a gymnast and coach, stuntman coach, table tennis, soccer, Shorin Ryu karate, global warming, nuclear arms and power plants, boxing, MMA, the study of terrorist activities and its causes and consequences, conspiracy theories and acquiring general knowledge.



Four of my feature length screenplays have been recommended for production by four different acquisitions officers. 

Three of my short screenplays have been made into short films. Another is presently being shot in Ocala, Florida. 

One paid article for Fine Woodworking.

Scripts By Ralph

The Girls from Epanema
A greedy, overbearing man prowls through his house in search of a place to murder his mother-in-law for the insurance money, but his submissive, browbeaten wife and mother-in-law have plans of their own.
Short Comedy, Crime For sale 5pp
4 readers love this script
Read Review by Julia Cottle
An altruistic, elderly gentleman tries to save a young prostitute from life on the street.
Short Comedy, Drama For sale 8pp
3 readers love this script
Read Review by KP Mackie
Arthur Pen
Bullies chase young Arthur Pen through a time warp where Merlin the Magician assures the incredulous boy he is King Arthur Pendragon of Round Table fame.
Feature Action, Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Fantasy For sale 93pp
2 readers love this script