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Stephen Erickson

THE STONECUTTER screenplay

Poster - Cannes 2011

Genre:   Crime Thriller


A headstrong high-school journalist investigates the disappearance of her acquiescent father and uncovers links between two murders, a powerful politician and a massive development scheme. This story could launch her career, however, the more she learns, the deeper it implicates her father and his city government office.

PELICAN BRIEF meets the darker intimate vein of a GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO.




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Genre:   Drama                                               PRODUCED


Awards:

     Best Feature - New York Independent Film Festival
     Best Picture 'Maverick Award' - Method Film Festival
     Best Director - New York Independent Film Festival
     Best of Fest (Audience Award) 3rd. place - Santa Barbara 

          International Film Festival
     Best Cinematography - New York Independent Film Festival

Screenplay Awards:
     Jack Nicholson Screenwriting Award
     Samuel Goldwyn Award Finalist


A heart-hardened son returns home to his dying father, a master stonecutter, to keep a promise made years before: that he’d cut his father’s gravestone. As he searches for a way to forgive a man whose cowardice split apart the family, he's confronted by family members and in-laws, each wrestling with their part in a dark secret, and he discovers the healing power of love and his life’s purpose.

Rich color palettes and a hand-held camera style, which opens the frame to dance with the actors, add to the emotional impact of this award winning directorial debut.

Genre:   Action Drama

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Awards:

   2017 PAGE Awards Quarterfinalist

   2017 Austin Film Festival Screenwriting Competition - Second Rounder

   2017 Finish Line Script Competition Quarterfinalist         

   2017 Shore Scripts Quarterfinalist           2017 Scriptapalooza Quarterfinalist
  
Hurricane Katrina devastates New Orleans leaving tens of thousands of pets stranded. The true story of an embattled couple who lead one of the most dangerous animal rescue operations of all time and, when betrayed by corrupt leaders, risk everything to change animal control policy in Louisiana.


​A DOG'S PURPOSE  meets  ERIN BROCKOVICH.

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Genre:   Coming-of-Age Dramedy


Awards:

   2017 Creative World Awards Preliminary Finalist

   ​2017 Scriptapalooza Quarterfinalist 

   2015 PAGE Awards Quarterfinalist

When a timid 13-year-old with a tortured past discovers mistreated chickens on the farm of the classmate he has a crush on, he inspires his friends to take over her farm to stop it. As their mis-adventure gains national notoriety, supremely powerful forces: Big Ag, the FBI and their parents act to stop them.

SUPER 8 meets THE WAY WAY BACK.​​


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Genre:   Romantic Comedy


Awards:

   2016 Austin Film Festival Screenwriting Competition - Second Round, Comedy
   2016 Creative World Awards Comedy Semifinalist​


A crafty life insurance claims investigator loses Enrique, his empowering talisman, to a woman who dreams of effecting social change. As her site, revealing corporate misdeeds including those of his company, takes off, he must recover Enrique and avoid falling in love.


THE HANGOVER meets ​LOVE ACTUALLY.