I’m a professional screenwriter based in Los Angeles with representation. My first film, A NEW TOMORROW, a political mockumentary, won the audience award at the Seattle Independent Film Festival. My drama pilot LEGS is currently under consideration at Showtime, and I just finished writing FILLMORE, a biopic which goes into production this spring. Additionally, my sitcom DICK & HONEY is currently under consideration at HBO.
I’ve worked in the biz at studios and production companies on such films as AUSTIN POWERS, BLADE, THE ANDROMEDA STRAIN and RUSH HOUR. And I’ve worked creatively with the producers of THE LORD OF THE RINGS, THE MISSING, GAME OF THRONES and GRAN TORINO. Needless to say, I have experience.
Below is my resume, from which you’ll see I’ve written twenty-six features, six TV pilots and six shorts. I’m fast, fun, versatile and easy to work with – and eager to discuss this opportunity with you. I look forward to hearing more about your project, and I’d be delighted to send you a writing sample at your request.
Thanks and best,
Carole A. Parker
A NEW TOMORROW
A sharp, witty political mockumentary in the vein of BOB ROBERTS, THIS IS SPINAL TAP and WAITING FOR GUFFMAN. When a low-budget filmmaker shoots a documentary about a local mayoral race in small-town Venison, he gets sucked into a battle between dysfunctional Democrats and Christian Republicans which explodes into ***, drugs and cheesy arena rock on election night. Winner, audience award - Seattle Independent Film Festival. Currently available on Netflix and Amazon.
A biopic about the life of Fillmore Slim, a blues musician who grew up in New Orleans in the 50’s. The story follows his life as a recording star, and then his ‘accidental’ second career as ‘America’s most successful ****’ in San Francisco in the 60’s into the 70’s. After living the high life, hanging out with rock stars and celebrities and managing over a hundred women, he falls from grace and goes to prison, only to emerge year later smarter and wiser, and returns to his music. Preproduction, spring 2014.
A killer on the run holds a group of celebrities hostage in an after-hours club, each of whom has a secret that will destroy their lives. But when the killer helps them resolve their conflicts, the celebs bond with him and try to help him escape. A psychological thriller with one location, told in real time. ALBINO ALLIGATOR meets THE PETRIFIED FOREST.
Hard-drinking PI Carrie Love gets in way over her head when she’s hired by the wife of a producer to investigate his ******. Before she knows it, her next-door neighbor is killed. Then the producer’s partner. Soon all fingers point at her, and Carrie must race against the clock as she tangles with deranged suspects, her ex-husband and her inner demons in order to nail all three killers. LA CONFIDENTIAL meets PULP FICTION. Part 3 of a trilogy.
Career criminal Kelsey Hazard has just pulled off the perfect robbery at a rock concert. But when the money from the job is suddenly stolen, she and her gang of heisters try to find out who took it. THE KILLING meets THE USUAL SUSPECTS by way of THE ITALIAN JOB.
When a young girl’s parents are killed trying to rob a bank, her family’s secrets are exposed. She decides to follow in their footsteps and persuades her grandfather to teach her how to be a heister. Her initiation comes full-circle when she pulls off the perfect job at the bank her parents tried to rob. THE TOWN meets HEAT in this prequel to THE HEISTERS.
Developed with executive producer Daniel Ostroff. (THE MISSING, GRAN TORINO)
ZOMBIE & JULIET
Thirty years in the future after a zombie apocalypse, Rommy and Jool fall in love and decide to elope despite their parents’ objections. But when Rommy gets bitten and gets the virus, he has to fight for his life, a cure -- and Jool. 28 DAYS LATER meets ZOMBIELAND by way of ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK. Developed with executive producer Mark Ordesky. (THE LORD OF THE RINGS, WAG THE DOG, THE FROZEN GROUND)
When exotic dancer Cherry Nation is mistakenly given a suitcase nuke at an airport bar, she’s suddenly pursued by Homeland Security agent April Street, an arms dealer, a terrorist sleeper cell, her CIA agent ex-lover and a trio of assassins – as she races against the clock to deliver the package before sunrise in order to save her family, her ex, a new flame, and her life. NORTH BY NORTHWEST meets THE BOURNE IDENTITY by way of WANTED.
When heiress Cameron Clinch escapes from a mental institution, she hooks up with a bisexual, drug-fueled gang of bank robbers, and goes on a one-way trip to hell which ends in a confrontation with her father of Oedipal proportions. BONNIE & CLYDE meets KALIFORNIA by way of GUN CRAZY.
****** Alona Tal, her drug dealer boyfriend Beggar Leck and wannabe screenwriter Holly Land live an idyllic life at a sleazy hotel on the Venice boardwalk. But when Holly overhears Alona being attacked by a client, she races into her room and kills him, which sets off a chain of events over the course of one long, hot night. As the body count rises, so does the body heat. VERY BAD THINGS meets AFTER HOURS in this pitch-black comedy.
B-movie actress Haven Crayce and personal trainer Jett Targo meet cute at the Marina walking their dogs, and are thrust into a torrid affair. Haven convinces Jett to **** her husband, an elderly film director who keeps her prisoner on his houseboat. At first things go to according to plan, but soon go horribly wrong when someone from Jett’s past arrives to dig up her dirty secrets. BODY HEAT meets BOUND in a twisty, sexy film noir.
LITTLE GIRL BLUE
Private eye Carrie Love must defend her family, her client and her ex-husband against a home invasion on Christmas Eve in Beverly Hills during a freak snowstorm. CRIME WAVE meets PANIC ROOM.
THE INVISIBLE GIRL
When overweight teen Bettie Bee gets cyber-bullied by the popular kids at school, she runs home and hides. But when she accidentally drinks her scientist father’s secret formula, she becomes invisible -- and then starts getting even. HEATHERS meets CARRIE.
FRANKENSTEIN IN LOVE
Science genius nerd Frankie Stein is in love with head cheerleader Shayla Petrie, but she won’t give him the time of day -- so when she gets killed in a hit-and-run accident, he brings her back to life and starts ‘dating’ her. Meanwhile, Frankie’s childhood sweetheart Vita Heck still pines for him, but when she finds out that Shayla’s been resurrected, she decides to try and win him back. RE-ANIMATOR meets THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN by way of SCREAM.
NOWHERE GIRLS: FOR YOUR THIGHS ONLY
In this sequel to NOWHERE GIRL, Homeland Security agents April Street and Cherry Nation face a terrorist cell who has gate-crashed the White House State Dinner, and has kidnapped Cherry’s little girls. It’s a mad race through Hollywood on one, long grueling night as April and Cherry fend off a series of assassins on their way to catch black ops ***** Honey Almond, and rescue Cherry’s kids.
HIT & RUN HOLIDAY
When Friday Foster, a desperate, unemployed screenwriter impulsively steals a car and finds a gun and a million in cash in the back seat, she decides to get revenge on the movie studio that killed her first big deal -- and takes it hostage. Live, on TV. She becomes a media superstar, and discovers that fame isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. NETWORK meets DOG DAY AFTERNOON by way of TO DIE FOR.
DAZED, BEAUTIFUL & BRUISED
******** detective Carrie Love, along with her ex-partner and soon to be ex-husband Bernie Keko are on the trail of Sparkle Plenty, a crazed, under-aged serial killer hell-bent on recreating her favorite movie *******. But when Carrie gets sucked into an affair with **** star Laura Wood, she’s thrown off the force, and her life falls apart. Just as all seems lost, Carrie confronts her demons and brings Sparkle to justice in a blood-drenched showdown of epic, pop-culture proportions. OUT OF SIGHT meets AMERICAN PSYCHO. Part 2 of a trilogy.
Carrie Love is "Legs," a private eye who gets in over her head when she impulsively decides to avenge the beheading of her **** star lover at the hands of a reality show snuff filmmaker. She plummets into a decadent joyride through the underbelly of Hollywood, where she must confront and conquer her demons in order to capture the killer -- and, on the way, find true love. Part 1 of a trilogy. PULP FICTION meets THE BIG SLEEP.
I WANT CANDY
The true story of Candy Joy’s journey as a young transgendered woman coming of age in Manhattan in the early 80’s. She takes a walk on the wild side in clubland, fueled by booze, drugs and hormones as she deals with a new identity, a new life – and trying to find love.
DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN meets THE CRYING GAME.
HOLLYWOOD 5-0 (aka THE DREAM POLICE)
Wendy Story, a "California blonde" actress -- and Remy Martin, a self-described "mocha-flavored" comic -- pose as policewomen to find a crooked cop on the run from the mob. The reason? He's Wendy's long-lost father -- and Remy's most recent ex -- and they both want the million dollar reward for finding him. RUSH HOUR meets CHARLIE’S ANGELS by way of LETHAL WEAPON.
THE PROPHESY OF RECKONING (Work-for-hire)
A group of five teenagers go on a quest to fulfill a prophesy that will save mankind from destruction. THE LORD OF THE RINGS meets GAME OF THRONES.
SEVEN YEARS (Work-for-hire)
Alex and Luke are childhood friends, but when Alex comes up with a plan for them and a group of college friends to try and cheat the bankruptcy laws by amassing a large amount of credit and then living off it for seven years, their friendship is soon tested. Things soon start to spiral out of control, with life-changing results for both. DEAD POET’S SOCIETY meets GOOD WILL HUNTING by way of 21.
THE EXPEDITER (Work-for-hire)
A coming of age story in which Michael Domino (18) gets a job working at factory in Queens, New York in 1975, where former Marine Master Sergeant Jack Cotton (60) takes him under his wing and teaches him about life, love, and being a man. FACTOTUM meets GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS.
A single father discovers that his genius son is really an alien, and that he’s planning on returning home. THE COURTSHIP OF EDDIE’S FATHER meets ET.
The true story of a star-struck innocent who latches onto world-famous **** star Savannah -- and goes on a wild ride through the underbelly of Hollywood and the **** industry that spirals down into drug abuse, isolation and insanity -- from which he barely escapes with his life. Sadder and wiser, he learns the cost of fame and fortune -- and the true meaning of friendship and love.
A true-life BOOGIE NIGHTS.
Former ******** detective Carrie Love has just opened her private eye shingle, and gets her first case: the ‘hearing aid guru to the stars’ wants her to find his missing daughter, who was working as a ********. Then she finds out her father has suddenly died, and is summoned home to deal with her dysfunctional family. Add falling in love with a **** star to the mix, and you have a recipe for disaster. A female ROCKFORD FILES, updated as a modern pulp-noir. In development at Showtime.
DICK & HONEY
Dick and Honey are a standup comedy team. The problem is, they’re not very funny, and they’re having a hard time making a living. On the verge of being evicted, they impulsively decide to become bounty hunters, and are thrust into the adventure of their lives when they’re hired to track down a Ponzi scheme criminal on the lam. BURN NOTICE meets MOONLIGHTING.Under consideration at HBO.
LA FEMME ACCIDENT
The true story of Candy Joy, and her journey as a young transgendered woman coming of age in Manhattan in the early 80’s. She takes a walk on the wild side in clubland fueled by booze, drugs and hormones as she deals with a new identity, a new life – and her family back home.
Winner, best drama pilot – Hollywood’s Next Big Success Screenwriting Contest. A punk-rock MARY TYLER MOORE SHOW meets THE CRYING GAME
FULL BODY (Work-for-hire)
Four women, from all corners of the globe work at The International, an exclusive massage parlor in Washington, D.C., run by the Croatian mob, which caters to politicians, diplomats, the government and the glob-trotting elite. It’s Summer’s first day on the job, and she gets more than she bargained for – ***, drugs and guns for hire. A stand-alone feature version is also available. *** & THE CITY meets THE SOPRANOS.
CABLE GUYS (Work-for-hire)
Mark McSherry is the showrunner for STEALTH, a popular cable TV series about super-spy Dart Craven and sexist shenanigans that would make James Bond blush. But when the network forces him to work with a female writer in order to make the show more ‘woman friendly,’ hilarity ensues. Under consideration at F/X.
DIRTY BUSINESS (Work-for-hire)
It’s Veka Smirnova’s first day at Club *******, a high-end gentlemen’s club in Manhattan. We follow her as she learns to deal with the customers, the other girls, and taking her clothes off in public for the first time. Meanwhile, behind the scenes, the mob-run outfit is a cover for white slave traffickers. *** & THE CITY meets SHOWGIRLS.
THE RIVIERA (Work-for-hire)
Logline confidential. In development with executive producer Vince Gerardis. (FLASH/FORWARD, GAME OF THRONES).
When a ********, a **** star and ****** witness the ****** of a tech billionaire, they must go on the run, find the killer and clear their names.
GEORGE DUBYA’S DAY OFF
In this take-off of FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF, George Dubya decides to play hooky from his duties at the White House. He parties with this drug connection Rush Limbaugh, and his pot dealer Dennis Miller. But when the terrorists attack again, things get a little crazy, and he has to call his parents for help.
BEING KEVIN SPACEY
In this spoof of BEING JOHN MALKOVICH, a struggling actor finds a portal into Kevin Spacey’s brain, where he emerges in various scenes from his films. He uses this gift to try and get Melissa Joan Hart, the girl of his dreams.
THE SICK SET
In this parody of THE SIXTH SENSE, a young boy sees grown-up versions of child actors, now hideous and deformed, and goes on a never-ending series of plot twists until the story collapses.
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