Who I Am
Scotty Cornfield: Writer/Director
Welcome to my world…I’m a writer. I also direct — sometimes simultaneously. (Note: I’m not even sure that’s possible).
My brand: I tap into thirty years of homicide and undercover experiences to tell stories about people with secrets. If that sounds grim, well…it can be, but working in the world I inhabited can take a psychological toll if you don’t find a way to find the funny in the fatal business we call Homicide.
Even when I’m not writing about my former life of crime-fighting, I’m often mining for comedy. I’ve written, produced and directed an abundance (I was gonna say “plethora” but I can’t even spell it) of short films including some award-winners. I co-wrote/produced the documentary “Children of Alcatraz” (insert shameless plug here about film being available on Amazon). I’ve written features, pilots, one-act plays, commercials, PSAs and in-house news magazine shows.
I’m a graduate of the UCLA Professional Screenwriting program as well as the Master Screenwriter Certificate program and Pro Series of Screenwriting U.
Some of my works
My first feature film — in association with Phase 4 Films, LLC) — is an anthology called San Francisco Stories. I teamed up with four other San Francisco-based filmmakers to create five short films with characters who cross-over between stories. After four years in the making, we crossed the finish line and are finally out in the world with a small festival presence (online and real world). We’re working with various platforms and hoping to have the 90-minute feature available for purchase and rental either late this summer or early fall.
I also have two other feature film spec scripts and a one-hour pilot in ongoing rewrite stages. Care to see samples of produced material? Here are links to shorts and the documentary.
Need a police consultant for your script or project?
See me wear another hat at www.reelcop.com
(Click any poster below to view the movie.)