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Dark Option

Low-tech building mechanic becomes a government pawn in the shadowy world of industrial espionage. [Tagline: "Wanted: Industrial Spy -- no experience necessary."]

Written by: Gered Beeby     [Contact Author]
Format: Screenplay
Budget: Big
Starring Roles For: Gerard Butler
Blake Lively
Denzel Washington
In the Vein Of: The Spanish Prisoner
North by Northwest
Posted: 07/04/2009
Updated: 01/09/2016
Author Bio: A graduate of the U. S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Gered Beeby started his career as a nuclear submarine officer. Now retired from engineering and construction management, he is also retired as a Captain in the Naval Reserve. A member of Mensa, Gered is an advocate of life-long learning.

Gered is Past President (2003) of the San Diego Writers/Editors Guild and remains a member of the Board. He contributes to the Guild's annual anthology series. He also serves as a reviewer for the San Diego Book Awards.

"Dark Option" is an adaptation of his novel of industrial espionage published in 2002. The novel was nominated for a Publisher's Marketing Association (PMA) Benjamin Franklin Award in the category "Best New Voice - Fiction" in 2003.

Active in government affairs, Gered has served on the San Diego County Grand Jury twice in 2014/2015 and in 2011/2012; both as Foreman Pro Tem. His writing includes a new screenplay, a short story collection, and his memoirs. He lives with his wife Myrna in Encinitas, CA.

Contest Results: Hollywood Scriptwriting (First Place, June 2009 Monthly)
Writers Network Screenplay & Fiction Competition (Quarterfinalist, 15th Annual, 2008)
Fade In (Quarterfinalist, 17th Annual, 2013)
Writer's Digest (Honorable Mention, 84th Annual -- 2015)