I grew up as that weird (and some would say, occasionally twisted) kid who devoured Fangorias and watched every single horror movie his local video store in small-town Utah had on the shelf. Instead of posters of sports cars, or baseball heroes, I had Jason and Freddy hanging on my walls. Yeah, I guess you could say I was kind of a rebel and a horror freak.
Fast forward many years… I graduated from film school from the University of Utah, where I completed many short horror films, but most importantly, honed my skills for writing screenplays. I worked odd jobs on a bunch of indie films around Utah (I was even Fred Ward’s double in the Crow 3!) then finally the KNB crew on the last movie I worked on convinced me that I had to move to Los Angeles. With not a single contact and only a Hollywood Creative Directory in tow, I cold-called every production company A to Z. I finally landed a job at Danny Devito’s company, Jersey Films. After working there, and on the production side for a while, I decided to quit and write full time. Thank God that worked out. I currently reside in Pacific Palisades, CA with my wife and two daughters.
I’m a Gersh-represented writer who loves to focus on the horror and thriller genres, but really enjoys writing anything that allows me to be creative. I worked for the Stan Winston School of Creative Arts as their in-house writer. I wrote for the World Wrestling Federation crafting storylines and dialogue for awesome wrestlers. I’ve written numerous feature-length scripts, many of which are tied up at various studios or production companies. I’ve sold TV projects (one with Jamie Lee Curtis that has now become the thing of legend.) I’m constantly working on a pitch, treatment, script, comic book, or even graphic novel (my last feature-length graphic novel “Run Like Hell” can be purchased on this site.) Both myself and my projects have been mentioned in Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, and countless Internet websites. I’ve worked in all aspects of the entertainment industry, including film, TV, comics, Internet, and video games, yet you may not always see my credits (well, there is The Hurricane Heist.) Many times I’m that consummate “development” and “behind the scenes” guy, but hey it’s a living.
I should note… there is something QUITE BIG brewing that I can’t WAIT to disclose. Counting the moments until I can announce this amazing new project. Stay tuned…
JEFF’S REP CONTACTS:
Sean Barclay – firstname.lastname@example.org