Jona Doug

Screenwriting
Spec Scripts
Works for Hire
Collaborative Partnerships/Co-Writing Ventures
 

Jona Doug

ABOUT

Jona Doug is a Midwestern husband, dad, lawyer and multi-genre screenplay writer who has been writing since early childhood. He has courtroom trial experience. He enjoys the outdoors... hunting, shooting, fishing, Jeeping, hiking.

A child at heart, Jona began writing in early childhood. His first professional gig was the sale of an anecdote to The Detroit News for its column, It Happened to Me, at age fourteen. He thereafter worked the craft of short short fiction and poetry.  

He recently converted his college-published short stories to screenplays and got hooked on the medium of screenplay story-telling.

Voice:  Regardless of genre, his voice often, but not always, includes characters of faith or those who use, consider or reference - however subtle - scripture or a higher moral authority when problem solving, whether appropriately or inappropriately or to the character's advantage or misfortune. 

Always interested in collaborating on interesting projects, Jona Doug recently contributed as an additional writer on the feature thriller, Outlier.

Profiles and awards at Coverfly, ISA and IMDb.

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Jona Doug

AVAILABILITIES

Scripts:

Jona Doug has spec scripts in many genres of shorts with monthly and annual placements on The Red List in Thriller, Family, Horror and Comedy genres available. 

 

See some available scripts here.

Collaborations:

Jona has assisted filmmakers by co-writing, re-writing and additional writing to spruce-up stories with additional flare and emotional payoff.

As a multi-genre disciplined story-teller, and  practicing contract lawyer, Jona is trained at discerning the tone of existing content and blending in new content collaboratively with other creators.

Collaborations and credited works-for-hire on great ideas can be rewarding for all parties involved.  If you need a script or co-writing on an existing script or idea in development, reach out!

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Available Scripts

Shorts

The Blue Ball (Family; 22 Pgs)  NEW
A selfish man discovers his better self on a beach after he sets out to retrieve a blue ball his son lost in the water and ends up between the powerful forces of nature that took it and the graceful submission by which it was taken.  
FIRST PLACE: Script Summit, Michigan Writers Award - Shorts (2021)

Jolly's Sweet Revenge (Horror; 24 Pgs) NEW
A young black policewoman stumbles on and investigates possible corruption involving child trafficking and discovers that her innocent little victim has his own sweet method of revenge. 
WINNER: Best Screenplay, Indie Horror Film Festival (2021)

A Visit from the Candyman (Drama Thriller; 8 Pgs)
A sweet young boy unwittingly solicits an insidious drug dealer to get his withdrawing junkie dad out from under a bed, the deadly consequences of which reveal a social worker who just may be the dealer himself cleaning up his own mess. 
FIRST PLACE: Script Summit, Michigan Writers Award - Shorts (2020)
 
Old Tom Snyder (Comedy, Drama; 32 Pgs)
An insecure man averts personal crises and discovers his independence when he goes on a search for his barber, upon whom he relies heavily for life advice, after the barber leaves town unexpectedly. 

Features

White Room (Faith, Fantasy / Thriller; 94 Pgs)  NEW
A carnal seminary student awakens trapped in a white cube with wings sewn to his back where he's tortured and confounded until a mysterious visitor resurrects his faith to survive on the outside.

Caribbean Cruise Vacation (Comedy; 114 Pgs)
A backward-thinking boomer must break free from his white culture-centric comfort zone when forced to take a black teen on a family cruise in place of his estranged son.
 

All awards placements and additional screenplays viewable at ISA.

 

Jona Doug

CONTACT ME

Reach out to inquire about one of my scripts or writing or co-writing on a project.

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