JAIME ALEJANDRO CRUZ

WRITING SAMPLES


The Inherited

A supernatural horror about family, greed, and legacy | Feature Screenplay

LOG LINE

Carlos, a reserved teenager in small-town Wyoming, stumbles upon his dead father’s guitar pick that cauterizes an inverted pentagram on his hand. Seeking an answer to his father’s mysterious death, he ventures into the old nunnery outside of town where his father perished, only to discover the past is never behind us.

Semifinalist | Screamcraft International Screenplay Contest

Quarterfinalist | TSL Free Screenplay Contest (~13000 entries)


Toxic Fallout at Stacy’s Divorce Party

An affirmation of friendship, faith, and love | Feature Screenplay

LOG LINE

Stacy has to sign the divorce papers as her friends jumpstart a divorce party that is rapidly spiraling into the house party to end all parties. Counseled by a talking sewer raccoon named Cora, Stacy must come to terms with who she is, face her wounded spirituality, and find the courage to go after Maribel, the love of her life.

*Adapted from Jaime’s 2014 stage play of the same name.


Talk: A Human Interest Piece

A Short Screenplay written for Zoom.

LOG LINE

A seasoned news reporter at a local TV station is ready for his big promotion. His superior has a new prospect in mind for him. A quick satire on the blurred lines between journalism and entertainment.

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