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Scott Nelson

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Scott Nelson
Milwaukee, United States

Award-winning writer of features and shorts. Work is sometimes a bit edgy and often has a twist. I believe that good screenplays make us deal with hard issues, and changes us for the better.

Looking for vehicles to connect with other writers and producers. Currently working as a technology analyst, so I especially like looking at the impact technology has on society. Also interested in general in using stories to talk about issues with Society, and helping to effect positive change.  

Heavily influenced by Rod Serling, Ray Bradbury, Harlan Ellison, and Phillip K. Dick. 

Currently, have forty-five shorts in production (including three web series), and would love to work on some more.

Awards & Recognition
Hot 100 – Capital Funds Contest (2018) – Counter-Fake
Finalist – World Series of Screenwriting (2018) – Counter-Fake
Quarterfinalist – Atlanta Film Festival (2019)—Counter-Fake

Finalist –  Script Summit (2018) – The After Time
Finalist – World Series of Screenwriting (2018) – The After Time

Finalist –  Script Summit (2018) – War of the Great Houses
Finalist – World Series of Screenwriting (2018) – War of the Great Houses

Finalist – Depth of Field International (2018) – Decision Point

Selection –  Script Summit (2019) – Metamorphosis Revisited
Bronze Award –   Independent Shorts Award (March 2019)--Metamorphosis Revisited
Selection -- Indie Short Fest (2019)-- Metamorphosis Revisited

Selection–  California International Shorts Festival (Spring 2019)--When the Aliens Arrive, Will They Bring Wine?

Honorable Mention/First Runner Up Best Short Screenplay--California International Shorts Festival (Spring 2019)--Parallels
Selection –  Script Summit (2019) – Parallels
Selection -- Indie Short Fest (2019)-- Parallels

Scripts are free to students for school-related projects. All others, contact me to discuss details to secure the script.

 

Proposal to Producers and Fellow Writers

Feel free to look through these scripts. I will keep it updated with new ones as they become available

I am happy to work out a deal with you to have you produce 1 or 2 scripts. But let me offer up something else. Have you considered doing a web series? My thinking is that with the popularity of Black Mirror and the relaunch of the Twilight Zone, anthologies are a big deal right now.

I would love to work with you if you want to move to the next level in your work by doing a web series. Who knows? It might lead to bigger things, such as a TV show.

I think that my work could serve as a basis for what you want to do. It doesn't all need to be my work, of course. We can put together a group of like-minded writers. A couple options:

  1. A number of these stories are science fiction. We could easily put a series together around that.
  2. A script like “Manolo” could be the basis of a series on immigration or social issues in general.
  3. “The Male Curfew” would serve as a cornerstone around feminist issues.
  4. “I Am the Dreamer of Dreams” could support a look at depression and suicide.

I am sure that we could think of more. My point is, let’s dream a bit, and do something more than create shorts for contests (although using them for that is still fine).

So let me know. I look forward to seeing what we can do together.

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Scripts By Scott

Shadows of a War Imagined
Two soldiers find themselves alone in a woods, with no memory of how they got there, or even who they are.
Short Fantasy For sale 6pp
6 readers love this script
Exit 14
Adam Miller is an advertising executive whose life is falling apart. Until he finds the town of Sunset, which brings him an eerie peace and a difficult decision.
Short Sci-Fi For sale 13pp
5 readers love this script
Decision Point
Ray Olson is the proprietor of a seedy motel. He has a “hobby” of watching and filming his guests. Until one day, his voyeurism leads him to discover a sinister terrorist plot.
Feature Thriller For sale 93pp
5 readers love this script
Perchance to Dream
A man finds that he is living two lives at once. Each takes place in the dreams of the other and he doesn't know which one is real and which one is the dream.
Short Sci-Fi For sale 11pp
4 readers love this script
A Moment in Time
A scientist hoping to be the one to invent time travel instead finds himself stuck in one moment in time, with no way to get out.
Short Sci-Fi For sale 6pp
2 readers love this script
Fortune Favors the Bold
Strange messages in fortune cookies bring two strangers together, resulting in bad fortune for both.
Short Fantasy For sale 8pp
2 readers love this script
The Writer
Three characters become self-aware, and realize that they are in a screenplay where they are controlled by the all-powerful Writer.
Short Fantasy For sale 7pp
2 readers love this script
Manolo
Manolo is leaving Mexico for life in the US. Along the way, he meets a grizzled old American, and together the two learn about racism, immigration, and what made America great in the first place.
Short Drama For sale 21pp
2 readers love this script
The Court-Martial of Bonnie Williams
Part of the first mission to Mars, the mission commander comes across her own skeleton on the planet, that causes her to be put on trial upon her return.
Short Sci-Fi For sale 12pp
2 readers love this script
ALTERNATE REALITIES--A WEB SERIES/PART 4
An artist inexplicably travels to other realities. Along the way, she must deal with agents bent on stopping her, and the impact her travels have on both her personal life, and that of others.
Episode Sci-Fi For sale 13pp
1 reader loves this script

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