SANTAGATE is a family comedy script I wrote over the course of a couple years. I started it in the amazing Tim Albaugh's UCLA Online workshop. After I wrote the rough draft, I pitched it at my first Austin Film Festival in 2010. Not being the best pitcher, I was shocked to tie for third in the Pitch Finals. Two years and seven drafts later, it makes the AFF comedy screenplay finals. http://www.austinfilmfestival.com/news/2012-screenplay-teleplay-finalists/ Many thanks to my fellow writers in the UCLA Online Workshop and Pixar Screenwriters' group for all the great notes.
Logline: A kid reporter obsessed with the truth struggles to uncover the greatest grown-up conspiracy of all time: the secret of Santa.
2012 Austin Film Festival Finalist in the comedy screenplay category (top 5 scripts out of 2000)
2012 Austin Film Festival Semi-Finalist for Enderby Entertainment Award
2011 BlueCat Quarterfinalist (older draft)