Screenwriter Mike Sundy at Austin Film Festival

bio

Mike Sundy is an award-winning screenwriter who writes epic but heartfelt stories.  He is a two-time panelist at the Austin Film Festival, as well as a Feature Finalist (top 5 out of 6,500 scripts.)  Two of his family scripts from the AFF Screenwriting Competition were #1 and #2 on blcklst.com: SANTAGATE and CARDBOARD CASTLE.  He was a co-founding member of the writer's group at Pixar, where he worked for eight years.  As of 2017, Mike's co-writing a couple of sci-fi thriller features with director Colin Levy.

scripts

SKYWATCH (sci-fi thriller feature/in development) - When two outcast teens hack into a drone delivery system to pull a prank on the girl next door, they accidentally redirect a critical shipment and find themselves entangled in a life-and-death political conspiracy.
Co-Writer/Director Colin Levy, based on his short film Skywatch

SUGAR HOUSE (indie sci-fi thriller feature/in development) - When a troublesome young girl is sent to spend the summer at her estranged uncle's cabin, she finds an unsolved mystery from his past about a rash of children who disappeared long ago from his New Hampshire village - but then reappeared 24 hours later, apparently unharmed.  Against her uncle’s warning, she digs deeper and stumbles across a unearthly portal with an astonishing power.  But a twisted psychopath - the boy who never came back - seizes control of the artifact and exploits it for a dark purpose.
Co-Writer/Director Colin Levy

SANTAGATE (family comedy) - A kid reporter obsessed with the truth unravels the biggest grown-up conspiracy of all time - the secret of Santa.  He struggles to gather evidence and outfox a powerful toy store owner on his quest to break SANTAGATE to all kids.
Austin Film Festival Comedy Finalist (top 5 out of 6500 scripts)
#1 Family script on blcklst.com

CARDBOARD CASTLE (family fantasy) - A stoic Air Force Captain journeys into the whimsical mind of his comatose daughter and races to save her from a fearsome beast before she is lost forever.
PAGE Awards Semi-Finalist
5x Austin Film Festival Feature Screenplay Second Rounder (top 10%)
#2 Family script on blcklst.com
Scriptapalooza Semi-Finalist
Screencraft Family-Friendly Quarterfinalist

THE ASCENDANT (short thriller) - A cult member filled with doubt struggles to choose between following his heretical cellmate or his charismatic but abusive leader.
PAGE Awards Semi-Finalist
Austin Film Festival Short Screenplay Second Rounder (top 15%)

DO OR DIE (one-hour dark drama TV pilot) - A renowned self help guru will go to disturbing lengths to make sure her clients succeed.
2x Austin Film Festival One-Hour Pilot Second Rounder (top 15%)

To request a script, please e-mail Mike at phastman@hotmail.com.

press

SANTAGATE: An Interview with Mike Sundy from the Handsome Timmy D Express podcast
Imagination in a Picturebook with Children's Author Mike Sundy from the Surrender to Creative Freedom podcast