Artistes

ALEX EPSTEIN
ALEX EPSTEIN
Scénariste

Alex Epstein

Screenwriter



A US and Canadian dual national, Alex Epstein is a writer for movies and television.
 
He was nominated for a Jutra, and won a Canadian Comedy Award, for his work on the buddy cop comedy BON COP / BAD COP. The film won the Genie for Best Picture, and broke the Canadian box office record for a Canadian movie.
 
He co-created the comic drama tv series NAKED JOSH for Showcase and Oxygen; it ran three seasons and won him two Canadian Screenwriting Award nominations. He was also Head Writer on CHARLIE JADE and Executive Story Editor for GALIDOR. He has directed two short comedies, TWELVE WAYS TO SAY I’M SORRY and YOU ARE SO UNDEAD, for Bravo!FACT.
He has written two books, CRAFTY SCREENWRITING: WRITING MOVIES THAT GET MADE, and CRAFTY TV WRITING: THINKING INSIDE THE BOX. He writes a popular blog about screenwriting, COMPLICATIONS ENSUE.

achievements

(2000 and on)
   
FICTION
2015 Look Kool II
Co-Writer (4 episodes)
2014 Look Kool
(5 episodes)
2013 Human Filght 3D
(Story Editor)
2012

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Happy Slapping
(Story Editor)
Walter's Christmas
2011

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Eddie: The Sleepwalking Cannibal (Story Editor)
Angle mort
(Story Consultant)
2009 The Wild Hunt
(Strory Consultant)
2006 Bon Cop, Bad Cop
2005 Charlie Jade
(Head writer)
2005-
2003
Naked Josh
(Co-creator, supervising producer)
2003

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Galidor
(Executive story editor)
15/Love
(2 episodes)
2002 Cruel Game
(Story Consultant)
2001 Vampire High
(1 episode)
   
FICTION IN DEVELOPMENT
2012 The Accidental Assasin
2011 Qalunaak
2011 Beyond Suspicion
2011 Kiki Wilder
2010-2009 Stuck in the Middle
   
SHORT FILMS
2013
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Role Play
Winter Garden
2012 Grilled Cheese, Tartine and Mixed Marriage
 
2010 You are so Undead
2007 12 ways to say I'm sorry
   
PRINT AND INTERNET
2013 Complications Ensue: The Crafty Screenwriting Blog
2011 The Circle Cast
2006 Crafty TV Writing: Thinking Inside the Box
2002 Crafty Screenwriting: Writing Movies That Get Made

awards / honours


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  • Nomination, Best Shorts & Webseries, WGC Screenwriting Awards 2014 for Role Play
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  • Premiered at Rendez-vous du Cinéma Québécois 2014 for Role Play
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  • Premiered at Vancouver International Film Festival 2013 for Role Play
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  • Premiered at TIFF 2013 for Winter Garden
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  • Premiered at Rendez-vous du Cinéma Québécois 2013 for Grilled Cheese, Tartine & Mixed Marriage
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  • Winner, Canadian Comedy Award, Best Film Writing; Genie, Best Picture; Golden Reel Award; Nom. Jutra Prize, Best Screenplay for Bon Cop / Bad Cop
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  • Shortlisted, Quebec Writers Federation Award
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  • Nominated, Canadian Screenwriting Award, 2005 for Naked Josh
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  • Nominated, Canadian Screenwriting Award, 2006 for Naked Josh
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