On Leap Day in 2016, the Zoetrope screenwriting contest announced its winner and finalists.  Daniel S. Duvall's speculative feature film screenplay The Offended Ancestor placed as 1 of 25 semifinalists.  The script, a spooky family-friendly mystery, follows a teen who sets out to prove to her skeptical parents that a ghost haunts their suburban home.

Daniel S. Duvall's short story A Huff Motel Halloween appears in a book titled Robbed of Sleep Volume 4 (now available in paperback and Kindle form at Amazon).

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-- Welcome to the official site of Daniel S. Duvall --

   <-- 12 NOV 2015

I am a graduate of the UCLA Professional Program in Screenwriting, and I have thrice placed in the top five percent (quarterfinals) of the Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting contest.  I was a regular contributor to Creative Screenwriting magazine from late 1998 until early 2001. 

On the 14th of February in 2015, I learned that my screenplay The Marsh Wolf had placed in the quarterfinals of the Zoetrope screenwriting contest.  In November of 2015, this same script finished in the top 50 (out of nearly 1,600 entries) in The Launch Pad contest. 

In the mid-1990s, I played fretted four-string electric bass guitar in a short-lived band called Dewey and the Porkbellies.  You can hear some live tracks performed by this four-piece group by clicking HERE.

On the 18th of September in 2002, my favorite band (Fairport Convention) kindly allowed me to sit in as a guest bassist for one tune (Portmeirion written by violinist Ric Sanders).  You can enjoy footage of this historic event by clicking HERE.

I currently dwell in Ohio with my two cats (pictured below).  The brown boy is named Alley Cat, and the white girl is Thalia.