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A rare book dealer uses the reading of his will to seal heirs who he believes wronged him, in a panic room with no air or escape, unless they decode a mystery hidden in a centuries old book. Synopsis PDF Excerpt

Written by: Russell Meyer     [Contact Author]    Interviews
Format: Screenplay
Budget: Micro
In the Vein Of: Ten Little Indians
Panic Room
Posted: 04/16/2013
Updated: 09/14/2018
Author Bio: Nominated for the Arthur Rosenfeld Award For Excellence In Dramatic Writing.

The holiday comedy short that I wrote, ALL CHOKED UP, premiered in Minneapolis, MN.

My comedic cautionary tale short script, JUST A TIC, is in film festivals. Both nominated for Best Lead Actor in a short film, and won a Script To Screen Award at the Barebones Film Festival. Won 4th place Micro Comedy at The Indie Gathering. Runner Up for Best Comedy Scene at The Action On Film Film Festival. Narrative Short Bronze Award in the International Independent Film Awards.

Named one of the Top 100 Indie Writers in Del Weston’s forthcoming book of the same name.

Co-wrote and helped edit a true story pod cast series, DECEIVED.

Studied - Screenwriting with Dan Decker, Durrell Royce Crays, and Steve Larson - Silent Filmmaking at Film In The Cities - Improv at Dudley Riggs

Member of the Minnesota Screenwriters Workshop, FilmNorth, Wisconsin Screenwriters Forum, and Film Independent.

Winner of 14 screenplay contests with 10 scripts.

Contest Results: Bare Bones (First Place) [2013]
EyeCatcher (Finalist) [2016]
Contest of Contest Winners (Finalist) [2013]
Indie Gathering (Third Place) [2013]
TrindieFest (Finalist) [2013]
SkyFest (Finalist) [2013]
TLLjournal (Second Place) [2012]
Writers On The Storm (Quarterfinalist) [2013]
Screenplay Search (Finalist) [2012]
Reel Authors (Semifinalist) [2012]
StoryPros International (Quarterfinalist) [2012]
A Film Writer Screenplay (Quarterfinalist) [2013]
Chicago Screenwriters (Quarterfinalist) [2012]
Action On Film (Quarterfinalist) [2012]