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Richard Lasser

Freelance Writer & Screenwriter

Location:Seattle, Washington, United States
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I've had a hand in writing four produced feature films, the most recent being, “Walking With the Enemy”, starring Ben Kingsley.

Prior to that, my feature film script “The Tricks of Love”, starring Natasha Lyonne, won Best Picture at the Monaco International Film Festival and 3 major acting awards. 24 different production companies have hired me to write, rewrite or polish their feature-length scripts. Following please find my bio and credits.

Resume – Credits
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Film Credits:
1. 'The Chosen Few', feature-length psychological thriller, produced by I VU Pictures. Writer and Co-Producer
2. “The Counting House”, feature-length psychological horror, produced by RAI Cinema, Italy. Writer. A writer-for-hire project.
3. “The Tricks of Love, a feature-length romantic comedy by Mutressa Movies.
4. “The Obedient Son”, short, war drama, Liberty Studios.
5. “I Scream”, short, dark comedy. Late Bloomer Films. Writer and Director.
6. “Walking With the Enemy”, writer, Liberty Studios
In Pre-Production
Mondo Motion Pictures shooting “Made in France” a bittersweet love story. shooting in Paris. 2013. Writer

Produced Plays
“The Impeachment Trial of George W. Bush,” San Francisco, May 2008.
Films In Development:
1. “Ivan and Maria”, based on the novel, the story of Ivan the Terrible of Russia. Sindika Productions. A writer-for-hire project.
2. “Bedroom City”, a writer-for-hire project for PropellerFilm of Germany.
3. “The Cellist”, a thriller for Great Falls Moving Pictures. Writer.
4. “Journey to the West” an animated film for JTW CG LLC.
Past Work for Hire Projects:
1. Hired to write "Happy New Year", an action thriller by Garbo Productions.
2. Hired to write "Stepping Out to Vancouver" a buddy road movie, by Blue Moose Productions
3. Hired to write the fantasy thriller, “Sky” by Morgan Street Productions
4. Hired to write the action/thriller, 'Treasure' by an independent producer.
5. Hired to write the character-driven drama, “Bucking Broncos” by PK Productions.
6 Hired to write the thriller, 'Time Bomb' by KS Productions.
Scripts Currently Optioned:
1. “Peacocks”, optioned by Beautiful Calf Productions
2. “The Cellist,” optioned by Great Falls Moving Pictures
1. “The Tricks of Love”, Best Picture, Monaco International Film Festival, 2008
2. “The Chosen Few” Award of Excellence-Feature Category, Berkeley Film Festival, 2002; Official Selection Vancouver Island Film Festival, 2002
3. Chesterfield Writers Awards – Semi-Finalist
4. New Century Writers Awards – Finalist for “Young Love”
5. “Bedroom City” Official Selection for IFP Market 2006, No Borders Section.
Education, Training and Background:
B.A. University of Virginia, Double Major in English Honors and Russian Language and Literature
Postgraduate work, UCLA, Russian Studies
Robert McKee’s Story Structure graduate
John Truby’s Screenwriting graduate
Author of two books, (Great Vegetables From the Great Chefs and Great Desserts From the Great Chefs, for Chronicle Books. (under the pseudonym Baba S. Khalsa), numerous articles for The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Food and Wine Magazine
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