Professional Writer, Director, & Creative Dude
PAUL D. MOONEY
(No, not the late famous comedian. Whose real last name was actually Gladney)
I used to do a fair amount of work in the medium of film on both the creative and production sides. But in recent years I've limited it to select personal projects and those helmed by friends/frequent collaborators such as the ones laid out below:
CARE, a short film directed by myself and written by my frequent collaborator Erin Anne MacDonald and her creative partner Evan Enslow, is currently winning laurels and accolades at multiple film festivals across the country. For more about the film, check out the CARE website.
Other Laurels for "CARE"
Semi-Finalist: Big Apple Film Festival & Screenplay Competition
Official Selection: Austin After Dark Film Festival, Malibu International Film Festival, WorldFest Houston, Red Cedar Film Festival, Port of Fear Film Festival, First Glance Film Festival
Pilot Script: "Beadwindow"
TOP 10 FINALIST
Twenty-something slacker and veteran Howie Sedgwick gets one hell of a job offer the same day his long-suffering girlfriend throws him out: taking over his (in)famous uncle Jack's ultra-right wing radio show. While the large paychecks may be nice, he nows has to balance a personal life full of people who hate what he's doing and his new coworkers who (rightfully) suspect Howie may not believe the lunacy he's spewing. Script and independent reviews are available on The Blacklist.
Other Laurels for "Beadwindow"
Finalist: Filmmatic Comedy Screenplay Awards, Richmond International Film Festival, Dumbo Film Festival
Semi-Finalist: Table Read My Screenplay (International Screenwriter's Association), Inroads Screenwriting Fellowship, Page Turner TV Pilot Competition, Irvine International Film Festival
Official Selection: Austin Revolution Film Festival, Las Vegas International Film & Screenwriting Competition, Finish Line Script Competition
Produced Pilot: "Vetted"
After serving four years as an officer in the Marines, Captain Danny Butler returns to his native New York City to begin the rest of his life. Going from amphibious war-fighter to fish-out-of-water in his old hometown provides a whole new set of challenges he never imagined.