James A. Conrad
Author and Frontier Scientist
"The Sleeping Beauty" — Feature spec screenplay. A spellbound sleeping princess is awakened by the kiss of a future prince in this fairy tale fantasy set in England in the ninth century and high-tech world of the twenty-third century. An expanded retelling of the Charles Perrault fairy tale La Belle au Bois dormant (1697). Based on a 1981 film treatment by James A. Conrad. 135-page script. Status: available.
"The Sleeping Beauty" — A short novel adapted from the above screenplay. Status: possibly an e-book someday.
"The Wizards of Roswell" — A short screenplay. A mock documentary that presents an intriguing new theory about the famous flying saucer crash near Roswell, New Mexico in 1947. Comedy. 21 pages. Status: available.
"Pick a Model, Any Model" — A short screenplay. A street magician out shooting magic tricks with his television crew on a city sidewalk encounters a group of models from a reality show. Comedy. 9 pages. Status: available.
"Presidential Briefing" — Story. Every year while attending an economic summit, the presidents of the United States, Russia, and China meet secretly for a shared intelligence briefing on the latest visual and audio evidence purportedly of the paranormal, UFOs, and cryptozoology. This year, however, one of the videos they watch contains something extra. Status: available.
"Untitled Life Story Adaptation" — Life story/character rights of telekinesis scientist James A. Conrad. Status: available.
"Supergirl" — A comic book-to-movie adaptation writing sample. An origin story of the DC Comics character (the original Kara Zor-El from Krypton). Comments from industry readers in the early 1990s: "Highly entertaining and visually exciting . . . Action scenes jump to life, providing fantastic visual descriptions . . . am also impressed by your dialogue . . . Clearly you know your subject and it shows." — film industry story analyst (studio/agency reader). | "You have a good visual sense. Your descriptive writing is excellent. . . . faithful to the comic books." — produced screenwriter-director. | Script: 141 pages. Treatment: 3 pages. Note: This is a comic book adaptation/superhero writing sample only. It was written over 20 years ago because I had been a collector of Superman and Supergirl comic books as a child growing up in the 1960s and had a complete archive (1959-1985) of Supergirl appearances up until the original character's demise in 1985. Supergirl © and ® DC Comics
Various nonfiction and fiction projects in development not listed here.
A Science Fiction Story in Three Panels
by James A. Conrad, 2013.
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