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“Who Is Lighting All The Trees On Fire?”

A detective is invited to a house to investigate the potential oncoming apocalypse.

Writer Biography - Ryan J Skinner    

Ryan is a screenwriter, TV writer and playwright. He started The Basement six years ago and under that banner has made several TV pilots, web series, shorts, pitch packages and more. Studio Nowhere, a half hour comedy series he created, was optioned by 24 FPS Pictures which led Ryan to sign with his first agent. More recently he sold a one hour drama entitled The Four Mothers to Hirsch Pictures. The pilot is shot and currently the package for the series is being shopped. Film director Kate Bohan recently hired Ryan to write a feature film entitled Panorama late in 2022. His screenplay Carnegie’s Call just won the Crime/Mystery & Film Screenplay Festival and the Triloka International Filmfare Festival in April 2023. Ryan is also a playwright. His play Cairo was picked for two reading series as well in early 2023, including the NEXT! Reading Series in Cooperstown, New York. His plays have been produced across the country, including Michigan, New Jersey, Manhattan and Oregon. He is currently repped by Gloria Soto of the Max Steiner Agency.

Writer Statement:
Ryan likes to tackle anything from drama, to dark comedy to sci fi, but loves more than anything to write projects that have a raw and simple core to them that study the human journey.

Gilligan’s Island Of The Dead

Writer - Jerry Kokich

Those seven stranded castaways from the Classic TV series aren’t what they seem...

“The Light Fell Far Out”
Short film by Lauren Verna

“Take It”
Feature film by Rinni Losso

“Alive 4 Now”
LGBT+ Series by Billy Cairn

“Out to Sea”
Horror screenplay by Safeena Samson