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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 change us for the better.

I am 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.  

Also willing to discuss turning any of these shorts into features. If interested, let me know.

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

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

Representative Awards & Recognition

Metamorphosis Revisited  (Representative Awards)
Best Sci-Fi Screenplay – Top Shorts (2019) 
Finalist – Hollywood Just For Shorts (Feb 2019) 
Semi-Finalist -- Fade In/Sci-Fi Competition (2019) 
Platinum/2nd Place – LA Shorts Awards (April 2019) 
Best Short Screenplay -- Indie Short Fest (April 2019)
Semi-Finalist -- Filmatic Short Screenplay Awards (2019) 
Finalist – The Oaks International Film Festival (August 2019) 
Best Short Screenplay -- Los Angeles Film Awards (April 2019) 
Finalist/Short Screenplay--Las Vegas Screenwriting Contest (2019) 
Best First Time Screenwriter (Short) – Festigious Film Festival (May 2019) 
Best Short Screenplay -- RED International Screenplay Contest (April 2019) 
Semi-Finalist/Best Screenplay -- New York Cinematography Awards (May 2019) 
Finalist -- Best Short Screenplay -- Park City International Film Festival (May 2019) 
Best Original Concept Short Screenplay -- Olympus Film Festival Los Angeles (April 2019) 
Finalist/Short Screenplay--Las Vegas International Film and Screenwriting Competition (2019) 
Semi-Finalist/Best Short Screenplay -- Canadian Cinematography Awards (August 2019)
Semi-Finalist/Best Short Screenplay -- Manhattan Short Film Festival (August 2019)
Best Short Screenplay/Award of Excellence -- Vegas Movie Awards (September 2019)
Semi-Finalist -- Los Angeles Cinematography Awards (September 2019)
Finalist -- Imaginarium Convention Screenplay Awards (October 2019)
Finalist -- Berlin Motion Picture Festival (October 2019)

Parallels (Representative Awards)
Finalist/Best Plot – Script Summit (2019)
Finalist – Top Shorts Film Festival (July 2019) 
Finalist – Hollywood Just For Shorts (Feb 2019) 
Diamond/First Place – LA Shorts Awards (April 2019) 
Best Short Screenplay – Festigious Film Festival (May 2019)
Best Screenplay – Los Angeles Film Awards (July 2019)
Runner Up/Best Screenplay -- Indie Short Fest (April 2019)
Silver Award/Best Sci-fi Screenplay – Independent Short Awards (April 2019)
Bronze Award/Best Short Screenplay – European Independent Film Awards (Spring 2019) 
Finalist/Short Screenplay--Las Vegas International Film and Screenwriting Competition (2019) 
First Runner Up Best Short Screenplay--California International Shorts Festival (Spring 2019) 
Silver Award/Best Short Screenplay – Hollywood Film Festival (July 2019)
Semi-Finalist/Best Short Screenplay -- Manhattan Short Film Festival (August 2019)
Finalist/Best Sci-fi Screenplay -- Cutting Room International Short Film Festival (August 2019)
Semi-Finalist -- Vegas Movie Awards (September 2019)
Semi-Finalist -- Los Angeles Cinematography Awards (September 2019)

When the Aliens Arrive, Will They Bring Wine? (Representative Awards)
Selection– Script Summit (2019) 
Semi-Finalist– Hollywood Just For Shorts (Feb 2019) 
Selection– California International Shorts Festival (Spring 2019) 

Helping You To Forget (Representative Awards)
Winner/Best Screenplay – Top Shorts Film Festival (July 2019) 
Best Short Screenplay – Hollywood Just For Shorts (Feb 2019) 
Finalist/Best Screenplay – Festigious Film Festival (July 2019) 
Honorable Mention/Best Short Screenplay -- Independent Short Swards (July 2019) 

Perchance to Dream (Representative Awards)
Semi-Finalist -- Cordillera International Film Festival (July 2019)
Silver Award/Best Short Screenplay -- Independent Short Swards (July 2019)
Finalist -- Indie Short Fest (July 2019)
Finalist -- Filmatic Short Screenplay Awards (2019)
Gold Award/Best Script -- Mindfield Film Festival (August 2019)
Finalist -- Waterford Film Festival (October 2019) 

You Can't Escape Your Past (Representative Awards)
Best Short Screenplay - Top Shorts Film Festival  (May 2019) 
Best Sci-Fi Short Screenplay - Los Angeles Film Awards (May 2019) 
Finalist/Short Screenplay– Script Summit (2019)
Best Short Screenplay – Festigious Film Festival (July 2019) 
Gold Award/Best Screenplay -- LA Shorts (July 2019)
Diamond Award/Best Screenplay --Hollywood Film Competition (July 2019)
Semi-Finalist/Best Short Screenplay - Canadian Cinematography Awards (2019)
Semi-Finalist -- Vegas Movie Awards (September 2019)
Finalist -- Los Angeles Cinematography Awards (September 2019)
Finalist -- Imaginarium Convention Screenplay Awards (October 2019)

The Closet Door (Representative Awards)
Winner/Best Short Screenplay - Top Shorts Film Festival  (August 2019)
Honorable Mention/Best Short Screenplay - LA Film Awards  (August 2019)
Best Thriller Screenplay – Festigious Film Festival (August 2019) 
Finalist/Best Short Script -- IndieX Film Festival (October 2019)

The Illusion of Time
Finalist -- Top Shorts (September 2019)
Semi-finalist -- LA Film Awards (September 2019)
Best Short Screenplay – Festigious Film Festival (September 2019) 

Opals in the Sky
Finalist -- IndieX Film Fest (June 2019)
Silver Award/Best Script -- Mindfield Film Festival (August 2019) 

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. 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

When The Walls Come Crashing Down
A woman's finds that she can no longer leave her home, and she is convinced that her madness is causing the disappearance of reality.
Short Sci-Fi For sale 7pp
4 readers love this script
Dreaming of an Old Tomorrow
A young boy stumbles upon an old tank, and a finds a mysterious new friend, only to find an unexpected connection between the two.
Short Fantasy For sale 11pp
3 readers love this script
The Existence of Memory
A sympathetic bartender convinces her delusional patron that his idea that a time traveler has changed history is impossible until one small action shows both that he was actually correct all along.
Short Sci-Fi For sale 8pp
3 readers love this script
The Curious Case of Simon Terwilliger
An author suspects that his writing for a character causes everything to happen to him as well. Now he has to test his suspicions when the publisher tells him to kill the character.
Short Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi For sale 10pp
3 readers love this script
The Pendulum of Time
Two time travelers decide to once and for all settle the question of whether they can change the past or not. Unfortunately, the answer means one of them has to die.
Short Sci-Fi For sale 11pp
3 readers love this script
The Retirement Plan
Rather than live out his years alone, a retired scientist realizes that his time machine has only one great use; to go back to be with his true love before they met.
Short Sci-Fi For sale 10pp
3 readers love this script
The Time-Traveling Assassin
A man convinces a detective that he might actually be telling the truth with a fantastic assertion that he traveled through time to kill Abraham Lincoln.
Short Sci-Fi For sale 10pp
3 readers love this script
That Way Madness Lies
A man explains to his psychiatrist his delusions that men from the future are following him. It’s not until it’s too late that he begins to realize that she is one of them.
Short Sci-Fi For sale 10pp
2 readers love this script
The End of Limitations
A detective tries to capture a woman who is using a time machine to evade the statute of limitations before he runs out of time.
Short Sci-Fi For sale 11pp
2 readers love this script
Day Zero
One man pays the ultimate price when he refuses to cooperate in a Society that determines what jobs it needs everyone to do.
Short Sci-Fi For sale 7pp
2 readers love this script

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