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.
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 feature) - 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 feature) - 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
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: THE CRUCIBLE MOMENT (one-hour dark drama TV pilot) - A renowned self help guru goes to disturbing lengths to make sure her clients succeed.
Co-writers: Susan Brunig & Laura Hainke
2x Austin Film Festival One-Hour Pilot Second Rounder (top 15%)
To request a script, please e-mail Mike at email@example.com.