jesse valencia - screenwriter

In addition to music, acting, writing, and illustration, I am also an award-winning, professional
screenwriter.  In 2020, a year after the publication of my nonfiction book "KEEP MUSIC EVIL: THE BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE STORY" I graduated the competitive DAVID LYNCH MFA IN SCREENWRITING PROGRAM and went right into working on multiple screenwriting and film projects, both for myself and others.  My clients and collaborators are as varied as actors currently working in Hollywood, veteran Academy-Award winning film directors, actors, and fellow unrepresented screenwriters and musicians, storytellers all. Some of the scripts I have doctored in recent years are have been picked up for production, and being a filmmaker myself, you'll find me also hard at work at seeing my own stories come to life. 

This page features an overview of my screenplays. If you would like to read any of them for any reason, or if you have any questions or comments about your own screenwriting, please reach out to me at:   

Nicolás kringle

LOGLINE: When cynical biracial teenager Nicolás Kilgren is whisked away to the magical winter wonderland of Thulea, he must learn the power of belief in order to defeat Marzana, an evil Ice Witch whose reign of terror has destroyed the hope of Christmas, and earn his rightful place as the successor to Santa Claus if he is to ever return home.

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in the land of good oaks

LOGLINE: In this semi-autobiographical musical drama Rhys Diaz, the gifted but self-sabotaging musician with PTSD as well as the vigilante founding father of Sitgreaves County, Arizona, must learn to control his anger and overcome his inner turmoil through the healing power of music if he is to land the record deal of his dreams.

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