Geoffrey D. Calhoun

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Geoffrey D. Calhoun
Occupation(s)Screenwriter, author, narrator
Notable workThe Guide for Every Screenwriter

Geoffrey D. Calhoun is an American screenwriter, author and narrator. He is known for writing The Guide for Every Screenwriter (2019) and for co-writing various films.[1]


Originally from Troy, Michigan, Calhoun worked as an MRI technician prior to becoming a screenwriter.[2] He wrote his first script after being challenged to write a screenplay by a friend of his who worked in the television industry. After writing the neo-noir thriller Pink Bunny,[3] which was later optioned, Calhoun decided to begin screenwriting fulltime.[4] He subsequently studied screenwriting at the Film Connection.[5]


Calhoun co-wrote the drama film Sirens of Chrome, a documentary about the roles of models and female presenters at auto shows which featured Jeff Lemke and Lauren Fix.[6] The film was based on Margery Krevsky's book of the same name.[7]

In 2019, he co-wrote the horror script Resurrected with JoAnn Hess. Calhoun and Hess later co-wrote the script for the romantic comedy film Confectionately, Yours, which won Best Comedy-Romantic Feature at the 2020 Indie Gathering Film Festival.[8]

He co-wrote the biographical drama Finding Nicole, starring Kaiti Wallen, John Savage, Brandon Quintin Adams and Kelli Maroney. The film, which is based on co-writer Nicole Beverly's experiences as a domestic abuse survivor, was directed by Harley Wallen.[9]

Calhoun co-wrote the upcoming horror film SOS, starring Vernon Wells, Jenabah Koroma and Rachel Faulkner. He also played the role of Yuri in the 2021 crime film Trick, starring Eugenia Kuzmina, Robert Pralgo and Oksana Maria.[10]

Calhoun has collaborated with filmmaker Darcy Weir on numerous projects. Calhoun was a script consultant for Weir's 2020 documentary film Sasquatch Among Wildmen.[11] He also wrote Weir's 2020 documentary series Occult Journeys, and was head writer and narrator of Weir's 2021 documentary film Crop Circle Realities.

The Guide for Every Screenwriter[edit]

Calhoun wrote The Guide for Every Screenwriter, a screenwriting manual published in 2019.[12] The book explores the screenwriting process, and outlines various methods of storytelling and narrative.[citation needed]

Other work[edit]

Calhoun founded WeFixYourScript, a script doctoring and consultation company,[13] which has worked with filmmakers such as Jay Mohr.[14] Calhoun is also the director of Script Summit, an annual screenwriting contest.[15] He hosts the Successful Screenwriter podcast,[16] and has written for publications such as Script Magazine.[17]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Calhoun won the Louis Mitchell Award for Excellence in Writing at the 2017 Action On Film International Film Festival,[18] and he was nominated for Best New Writer at the 2016 Action on Film Festival. His comedy horror Hipster-Z was nominated for Best Comedy Feature at the 2016 Action on Film Festival.[19] Hipster-Z also won Best Feature Horror Comedy in the 2016 Horror Hotel International Film Festival.[20] Hipster-Z also won Best Feature Comedy Script in the 2017 Indie Gathering Film Festival.[21]



List of films written by Calhoun
Year Title Credited as Notes
TBD Finding Nicole Writer
TBD SOS Writer
TBD Confectionately, Yours Writer
2021 Trick Actor
Crop Circle Realities Narrator, head writer Documentary film
NO1 Associate Executive Producer
2020 Sasquatch Among Wildmen Script consultant Documentary film
2019 Resurrected Writer
2018 A Day in the Life Director, script consultant
2017 Sirens of Chrome Writer
2016 Sam the Vamp Associate Executive Producer
2011 By the Sword Writer, producer, director


Year Title Credited as Notes
2020 Occult Journeys Writer Television documentary series


  1. ^ Schwarze, Kelly (2020-07-10). A Filmmaking Mindset: The New Path of Today's Filmmaker. Indie Film Factory, LLC. pp. 63–64. ISBN 978-0-578-72399-0.
  2. ^ Swift, Liya (2016-06-20). "From MRI tech to screenwriter: Film Connection grad Geoffrey D. Calhoun pursues his passion". Film Connection Blog. Retrieved 2021-02-15.
  3. ^ Z, Maximum (2017-10-20). "A very hands-on Q&A with Geoffrey Calhoun". Maximum Z. Retrieved 2021-02-15.
  4. ^ "Behind The Scripts". Royal Starr Arts Institute. 4 June 2018. Retrieved 2021-02-15.
  5. ^ "Film School Grad Geoffrey D. Calhoun | Film Connection". Film Connection Film Institute. 2017-08-09. Retrieved 2021-02-15.
  6. ^ "'Sirens of Chrome' Tells Tale of Women at Auto Shows". 16 January 2017. Retrieved 2021-02-15.
  7. ^ Dragovic, Ana (2008-12-18). "Sirens of Chrome". Hour Detroit Magazine. Retrieved 2021-02-15.
  8. ^ "2020 - The International Indie Gathering". Retrieved 2021-02-15.
  9. ^ Wiseman, Andreas (2020-06-09). "'The Deer Hunter' Star John Savage & Kaiti Wallen Among Cast For Domestic Violence Drama 'Finding Nicole' Based On CNN Doc". Deadline. Retrieved 2021-02-15.
  10. ^ "La belleza de Eugenia Kuzmina | GQ México y Latinoamérica". GQ Mexico (in Mexican Spanish). 14 November 2017. Retrieved 2021-02-15.
  11. ^ "Sasquatch Among Wildmen | Film Threat". 2020-11-11. Retrieved 2021-02-15.
  12. ^ admin (2019-01-29). "Top 16 Screenwriting Books". ScreenCraft. Retrieved 2021-02-15.
  13. ^ "Improve Your Script: A Conversation with Geoffrey D Calhoun". London Filmmakers. 2020-01-15. Retrieved 2021-02-15.
  14. ^ "Articles & Interviews". We Fix Your Script. Retrieved 2021-02-15.
  15. ^ Vayavong, London (2019-07-25). "Infestation: International Horror Hotel Film Festival 2019: The Interviews". One of Us. Retrieved 2021-02-15.
  16. ^ "profile". Retrieved 2021-02-15.
  17. ^ Calhoun, Geoffrey D. (14 May 2020). "Articles by Geoffrey D. Calhoun". Script Magazine. Retrieved 2021-02-15.
  18. ^ "Action on Film 2017 Winners" (PDF).
  19. ^ "2016 Action on Film Winners" (PDF).
  20. ^ "2016 - Horror Hotel". Retrieved 2021-02-15.
  21. ^ "2017 - The International Indie Gathering". Retrieved 2021-02-15.

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