michael j kospiah
Hey, I'm Michael... I write movies.
I'm an award-winning screenwriter based out of New York City. My first produced feature film, "The Suicide Theory" won the Audience Award at the 2014 Austin Film Festival as well as the Grand Jury Prize (Best Picture) at the Dances With Films Festival in Hollywood. After a brief theatrical release and a three-year run on Netflix, "The Suicide Theory" is now available to watch on Amazon Prime, Itunes, Google Play, Vudu, Youtube and DVD. It sits at 79% on Rotten Tomatoes.
My second produced feature film, "Rage", a crime-thriller, premieres in Melbourne, Australia March 2020 and will be making its rounds in the film festival circuit, 2020. "The Black Pill", (suspense-drama) my 3rd feature film, shoots in Melbourne, Australia Summer 2020 with Prima Lux Films. And my mumble-core horror feature, "They Never Left" is currently in development with Abandoned House Productions in New York City.
For any inquiries, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow me at Twitter (@MichaelJKospiah) and Instagram (@michaeljkospiah) for updates on current and upcoming projects.
Need Help With Your Script?
My background includes 15+ years of screenwriting. Though many of my works are original specs that I've either sold or optioned, I've also written for hire numerous times, including for my second produced feature film, "Rage". I also have experience working as a script consultant and script doctor, even providing writers with coverage for both short length and feature length scripts. Whether it was just a simple script polish or full, page-one rewrite, I've helped writers, producers and filmmakers from all over the world get their screenplays into production-ready shape, helping to ensure that each of their stories have reached their full potential.
If you believe your screenplay needs to be polished, doctored or needs a page-one rewrite (I also do coverage), then contact me at email@example.com. My fees are reasonable, affordable and flexible. Contact me today for a quote - I'll work with you on a fee that's reasonable for your budget, whether your screenplay is short or feature length.
The Suicide Theory
2014 (Freestyle Releasings, Seven 8 Media)
Directed By: Dru Brown (Sleeper)
Starring: Steve Mouzakis (Prison Break Reboot, I Frankenstein) & Leon Cain
Synopsis: A suicidal man hires a demented killer to assist him in suicide, but for some reason, miraculously survives each attempt on his life.
AVAILABLE ON AMAZON PRIME, ITUNES, GOOGLE PLAY & YOUTUBE
*79 % Rotten Tomato Score (https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_suicide_theory)
*Winner: 2014 Austin Film Festival, Dark Matters Audience Award
*Winner: 2014 Dances With Films Festival, Grand Jury Prize
*Winner: 2014 Melbourne Underground Film Festival, Best Supporting Actor (Leon Cain), Best Cinematography (Dan MacArthur)
*Named Top 10 Australian Feature Film of 2015 (The Guardian)
*Named Best Picture of 2014 (Fakeshemp.Net)
2020 (Prima Lux Films)
Directed By: Johnny Balasz (Night Shift)
Starring: Matt Theo (Night Shift), Hayley Beveridge (Cat Sick Blues), Richard Norton (Mad Max: Fury Road) & Jasper Bagg (Thor: Ragnorok, Pacific Rim: Uprising)
Synopsis: After a violent home invasion leaves him in a coma and his wife deeply traumatized, a mild-mannered husband awakens to find out that one of the attackers is still on the loose. As they try to move on with their lives, one day his nearly-despondent wife spots the attacker, opening up a twisted tale of brutal revenge where all isn't as it seems.
The Dead Guy in the Trunk
2014 (Scheffilm Productions)
Directed By: Lucas Scheffel
Starring: Julie Dickson & Aaron Walton
Synopsis: April fears that her relationship with long time partner Marvin has come to an end after he arrives home late on the night of their anniversary. She thinks it's infidelity. But she soon finds out that it's something much, much worse.
Look Behind You
2019 (Whistling Woods International)
Directed By: Vitasta Dhar
Starring: Sagar Jatt, Shwetank Jha
Synopsis: During a city-wide curfew due to an ax-murdering psycho on the loose, a paranoid local suspects his neighbor across the street of being the culprit. But he soon realizes that he and his neighbor have an awful lot in common.
*Contact me if you'd like to see the actual film.
Directed By: Jeff Easley
Starring: Kara Joy Reed, Dan Sowels
Synopsis: A woman wakes up in the middle of the night to the unsettling sounds of laughter...
Starring: Justin R. Diemert, Chris Nelson
Synopsis: A man is followed home by a creepy street violinist after refusing to give him a dollar...
They Never Left
Directed By: Jay Andrew Check
Starring: Clay von Carlowitz & Colleen Slattery
Synopsis: After Darwin gets dumped for drunkenness, he must learn how to co-exist in his convenient new NYC digs with its existing tenant -- his dead roommate.
A Tooth For a Tooth
Directed By: Chent Steinbrink
Starring: Pascal Rehm, Elyssa Smith, Jack Valutis
Synopsis: The tooth fairy isn't real - at least that's what Larry tries to convince his 10-year old son, Austin. But Larry, himself, begins to have some serious doubts when Austin wakes him up in the middle of the night claiming that the tooth fairy is in his room - and he isn't happy.
FEATURE FILM (Primalux Films, 2021)
Directed By: Johnny Balasz
Synopsis: A violent man with a violent past has a score to settle with some very, very violent people.
FEATURE FILM (Abandoned House Productions, 2021)
Starring: Clay von Carlowitz (Return to Return to Nuke 'Em High Vol. 2, Cut Shoot Kill, My Bloody Banjo) & Asta Paredes (Sociopatha, Return to Return to Nuke 'Em High Vol. 1 & 2)
Synopsis: After being dumped by his girlfriend, a down-on-his-luck alcoholic moves into an unusually affordable NYC apartment only to find out that the previous tenant isn't quite ready to leave – despite dying three years ago. A micro-budget, mumble-core horror film with comedic elements similar in tone to films like “House of the Devil”, “Creep 1 & 2”, “You’re Next” and “Bagheads”.
FEATURE LENGTH SCREENPLAY (FOR SALE)
Synopsis: A retro, 80's style grindhouse slasher about a blood-thirsty waitress who torments a customer and his family after not being tipped. But there's more than meets the eye in this violent, blood-soaked tale of revenge.
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