Steve Cleary

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I'm a comedy writer based in Southern California with a body of work including original features, shorts and sketches.

Please feel free to download any of my material and reach out with any commentary or suggestions. I'll be happy to return the favor.

If you would like to ensure you're reading the latest draft, please shoot me a message and I'll send a copy to you via email.

Watch a table reading of one of my feature comedies, “Lawn Boys” here:

My Scripts

Wine Tasting
SKETCH, COMEDY. An urbane couple on a wine-tasting outing work through their marital issues over a flight — with pretentious and scathing commentary for every sip.
Short For sale 6pp
2 readers love this script
Hard-Up Secret Agent
SKETCH, COMEDY. A dashing secret agent lets his arch-nemesis and his hench-woman in on a little secret: he just can't score babes.
Short For sale 5pp
1 reader loves this script
Devil's Gulch
SKETCH, COMEDY. When a wayward backpacking couple encounter a crafty old codger in the wilderness, they realize they might have been better off lost!
Short For sale 5pp
1 reader loves this script
No Trespassing
SHORT, THRILLER. A fancy man in a tailored suit endures a night of terror when he pays an unwelcome visit to a wary homeowner.
Short For sale 3pp
The Flower Monster
SHORT, ANIMATED. When a Boy and his Robot friend play with something that doesn't belong to them, the consequences are frightening!
Short Free (subject to permission) 6pp
Banh You!
SKETCH, COMEDY. An insecure guy who goes on a blind lunch date with a gal who skipped breakfast is a recipe for disaster!
Short Free (subject to permission) 3pp
What's the Big Idea?
FEATURE, COMEDY. After saving their jobs by submitting an old screenplay under a pseudonym, a pair of slacker junior executives struggle to meet demand when the studio heads order them to keep the scripts coming.
Feature For sale 96pp
SHORT, DARK COMEDY. The North American Tiddlywinks Champion is forced to play a rematch to the death after he's kidnapped and held captive in a cheap motel.
Short For sale 9pp
The Seaglass Exchange
SHORT, FAMILY. Displaced from her city life to spend the summer in a quiet beachtown, a disillusioned young girl helps heal old family wounds by collecting seaglass for her eccentric artist grandfather.
Short For sale 37pp
Lawn Boys
FEATURE, COMEDY. A washed-up city guy must become a champion of nature and lead a crew of misfit landscapers when a scheming artificial turf dealer sets up shop in his hometown.
Feature Seeking finance 104pp