Johnson Script Consulting
 

SAM Johnson

Script ConsultANT

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About me

I’m a New York-based former Harvard Lampoon Vice President and graduate of USC’s Peter Stark producing MFA who has written for Cartoon Network, Pixl TV, The Huffington Post and Heeb Magazine. I’ve worked in every genre from horror to comedy to police procedurals to cartoons to romance... I also worked for five years as a script consultant for Amazon Studios, Team Downey and a host of other companies and have independently helped many students and aspiring filmmakers improve their scripts and edits.

samples of my writing

Spring Fling

In this feature romcom, when a high school senior is forced to lived with her grandma in a retirement community, she’s at first pretty bummed—until she finds out a fellow retiree has crush on her grandma and decides to be her unwilling grandma’s own personal wingman.

pANDAS

This short r-rated cartoon tells the story of super-duper-adorable Gege and MeiMei, main attraction at a California zoo, but behind the scenes these two indulge in a hard-drinking, hard-drugging, sex-fueled lifestyle that would make Charlie Sheen's Saturday night look like Martin Sheen's Monday afternoon. Think: "The Secret Life of Pets" meets Steve McQueen's "Shame."

Prison Blues

In this 30-minute live-action pilot, a nerdy 16-year-old, through a series of unfortunate coincidences, finds himself in a supermax prison and, following an “accidental shivving”, at the helm of a gang.

Vladimir Putin: Hero Patrol

This award-winning animated pilot chronicles the life of international hero and all-around good guy Vladimir Putin as he fights for right and justice both as a President on the world stage and as an underground jujitsu crime fighter on the mean streets of Moscow. (Official Selection Vegas Cinefest)

The Sex Tutor

The Sex Tutor (feature comedy) tells the heartwarming story of a high-strung high school kid who—dumped by his first girlfriend for less-than-stellar lovemaking skills—makes the obvious, logical choice to hire a nationally (in)famous call girl who brought down a sitting congressman to teach him to “bone.”

I'm Not Me

In this sci-fi feature, a scientist with a degenerative brain disease gets more than he bargained for when he agrees to be his corporation’s personal guinea pig for a project to place his consciousness into the body of a robot.

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Awards

Finalist: 2019 International NY Film Festival

Semifinalist: 2019 LA Comedy Fest

Runner Up: 2018 Harvardwood Screenplay Contest

Quarterfinalist: 2018 Wescreenplay Contest

Winner: 2016 Harvard Shorts Contest

Official Selection: 2013 Pittsburgh Horror Fest

Official Selection: 2013 Hartford Silk City Film Fest (later sold film for VOD and DVD distribution)

Official Selection: 2012 Vegas Cinefest (short pilot)

semifinalist: 2010 Slamdance Screenwriting Competition

Winner: 2009 Jack Oakie Comedy Screenwriting Fellowship, USC

Winner: 2009 USC production grant for short screenplay

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