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Santa's Dog


Santa's loyal, gift-focused "boss dog" finds his world turned upside down when he falls from the sleigh and is adopted by a family whose struggles can't be fixed with presents. A Dog's Purpose meets Elf.

Santa’s Dog is a 96-page family feature based on my award-winning children’s book by the same name. Structured in the vein of Princess Bride to parallel the book as it’s read, the Santa’s Dog screenplay is a heartwarming coming-of-age story that reminds us the best gifts don’t come wrapped.


Semifinalist, Stage 32 Holiday Movie Screenwriting Contest 2024

Semifinalist, Creative Screenwriting Unique Voices Screenplay Competition 2024

Semifinalist, PAGE Awards - PAGE International Screenwriting Awards Competition 2023

Second Rounder, Austin Film Festival 2023

Finalist, Kairos Prize 2023

Quarterfinalist, Emerging Screenwriters Animation Screenplay Competition 2023

Second Round, ISA Fast Track Fellowship 2023

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Based on my award-winning children's book:

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"A sweet, powerful Christmas story."

- Kirkus Reviews

** 2019 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Silver Winner: Children's Book (ages 4-7)

** 2019 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Silver Winner: The Bill Fisher Award for Best First Book (Children's)

An Exchange Student's Guide to Love and Legends


An exchange student in Costa Rica inherits the artifact a legendary evil jungle goddess seeks and must battle for her life, while juggling a budding romance with a disbelieving local. Seriously, none of this was covered in the exchange student handbook.

An Exchange Student's Guide to Love and Legends is a 113-page young adult fantasy romance feature based on my unpublished manuscript (to be published in 2025!) by the same name.


Quarterfinalist, ScreenCraft Family Screenplay Competition 2023

Quarterfinalist, Final Draft - Big Break 2022

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