Writer
Home Up Maine ASC Missouri ASC

 

 

With a keen eye for detail, comic timing, and smooth natural dialogue Mark has written more than 20 plays, several commercials and several screenplays;  Two of which were commissioned, salaried projects for PATRIOTIC PRODUCTIONS.

Most of the plays and screen plays listed below are available for production rights.  

If you are looking to hire a writer for a specific project, e-mail Mark all the details and he'll let you know what he can do for you.


FOURSOME
(Psychological-Horror-Thriller)
Story and script by Mark & Jaclyn Bedell

A young couple move into an old house that has a bloody history.  As the two set up their new home it becomes apparent that they are not alone there.  The audience is lead to believe that this is another one of "THOSE" stories... but they are in for a surprise... and so is the audience!

(Available for production rights!!!)


 

REAR ECHELON
Story and Screenplay by Mark Bedell
Military advisor MSgt. David Bedell U.S. Air Force (Ret.)

SERIES PILOT or FEATURE

Peter Spencer has no talent whatsoever.

But that doesn't stop him from graduating from Journalism school... Of course, his daddy's millions had a lot to do with that.

After graduation, Peter nearly destroys one of his Dads stations by turning human interest stories into exposes (like covering the annual Girl Scout cookie sale as a child labor story).

Peter's hero is Geraldo Rivera.  He's always dreamed of being war correspondent. 

His parents don't want him going into battle, but they can't have him working at a station anymore either!

They make a call to a Louisiana Senator and Peter gets imbedded into a Louisiana National Guard, "rear echelon" quartermaster unit that will never see combat.

The unit is lead by an 8th generation officer, very "strack" who happens to be a woman.

They are in Iraq in the days leading up to and including the ground war offensive in 2003.

Of course, they DO wind up in combat and Peter  has some serious choices to make.

This Screenplay was commissioned and purchased by
Patriotic Productions in California

 

 

RUSHING THE GUN
(Based on actual events)
by Mark Bedell
Military advisor MSgt. David Bedell U.S. Air Force (Ret.)

ACTION DRAMA

Afghanistan 2002.   Operation Anaconda is going wrong.

A Navy Seal team, including Chief petty Officer Neal Roberts, is sent to the top of a ridge above the battle for a reconnaissance mission.   Inadvertently, their helicopter tries to set down in the middle of a covert Al Qaida Strong hold. 

When the Chinook Chopper tries to escape the incoming RPGs, Neil Roberts falls out.

He is left to fight alone with nothing but a handgun.

When his team returns for a rescue mission they are at great
peril from an Al Qaida heavy machine gun.

Neal Roberts rushes the heavy machine gun saving his rescuers.

This Screenplay was commissioned and purchased by
Patriotic Productions in California

 

 

TOTAL IMMUNITY
Story and script by Mark Bedell
Military advisor MSgt. David Bedell U.S. Air Force (Ret.)

ACTION THRILLER
Kirk Summers made some bad choices early in life.  His friends did time for the murder, but Kirk got off.
He spent 20 years as a Navy Seal trying to atone for his past sins.
Now he's retired from the Navy, and his old friends are out of prison.
Somebody's holding a grudge... can you guess who before the surprise ending?
 
TOTAL IMMUNITY has 81 pages but lots of action.  It should run about 105 to 110 minutes. Perfect for a direct to DVD or TV movie.

(Available for production rights)


VISIONS
(A Psychological Thriller)
Story and script by Mark Bedell

Jack comes home from a business trip to find his wife brutally murdered.  The police have no suspects and very little evidence.   Jack begins having visions of his wife's ghost.  Is she trying to help him solve her murder, or has Jack gone insane with grief?   By following the clues found in his visions, will Jack come face to face with his wife's killer?

(Not yet available for production rights)


VIDEO SERIES' BY MARK BEDELL
(Many of the following plays are highly adaptable to the screen The Frog Prince will make and excellent feature length live action family film.  Androcles & the Lion will make an excellent feature length animated family film.  Christopher Columbus and/or The (Mis)Adventures of Don Quixote will make excellent elementary educational film/videos

The Gift of the Magi, The Fisherman's Wife, The Sausage, Atalanta's Race, The Emperor's New Clothes, and The Talking Skull will make an excellent live action children's video series.

Mark Bedell has dozens of other titles, too many to list them all here, 
that will make an excellent animated children's video series. Certain titles: THE TORTOISE & THE HARE, THE ANT & THE GRASSHOPPER, THE CLAM, have already been re-written for animation.

If you're looking for material for ANY type of children's project, Mark is the man to turn to for script development/creation. 

STAGE PLAYS
THE KRACKERJACK KLASSICS
(All plays are appropriate for Kindergarten to 5th grade)
These are plays that were created for the KRACKERJACK THEATRE CO.  Each and every play had MANY hundreds of performances in every state from Maine to Virginia.  What's more, Mark personally performed in EVERY SINGLE PERFORMANCE.  This is how he developed as a writer.  Mark could see firsthand what worked and what didn't, what went over well and what flopped.  The result is the most highly developed, well polished scripts that are available anywhere.

THE GIFT OF THE MAGI
Story by O. Henry
Dramatized by Mark Bedell

For full description click here.


THE FISHERMAN'S WIFE
Story from the familiar folktale
Dramatized by Mark Bedell

For a full description click here.


CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS
(An Hysterical Historical Overview)
Painstakingly Researched and
Dramatized by Mark Bedell

For a full description click here.


THE FROG PRINCE
Story by Jakob & Wilhelm Grimm
Dramatized by Mark Bedell

For a full description click here.


ANDROCLES & THE LION
Story by Aesop
Dramatized by Mark Bedell
Lyrics by Mark Bedell
Music by Mark Bedell

For a full description click here.



The DRIFTWOOD Series
(All plays are appropriate for Kindergarten through 5th grade)

These plays were created for the DRIFTWOOD PLAYERSDP never did the incredible volume of performances that KRACKERJACK THEATRE CO. did, but still, each of these shows was performed scores of times throughout ME and NH.    The DRIFTWOOD PLAYERS specialized in smaller, simpler productions.   While they do not require elaborate scenery, props, costumes or even sound; they DO require uncommonly adept and versatile actors.
  

AESOP'S FABLES
The Sun and the Wind
The Fox and the Crow
The Ant and the Grasshopper
The Lion and the Mouse
The Tortoise and the Hare

Stories by Aesop
Dramatized by Mark Bedell


FOREVER TALES
(All three of these stories were originally part of the STORIES FROM PLANET EARTH Series)
The Sausage
(From the Swedish Folktale)
The Turtle's War Party
(From the Seneca Myth)
The Talking Skull
(From the Nigerian Storytelling tradition)
Researched and Dramatized by Mark Bedell


THREE TALES FROM KIPLING'S
JUST SO STORIES
1st Runner-up
1991 John Gassner memorial Playwriting Competition.
Produced by:
Krackerjack Theatre Co. 1990-1995
University of Rhode Island 1993
Driftwood Players 1997-2001

This was originally written for professional actors to perform for kids but has been adapted very effectively to "Theatre for Youth"
THE ELEPHANT'S CHILD
HOW THE CAMEL GOT ITS HUMP
THE SING SONG OF OLD MAN KANGAROO

 

ATALANTA'S RACE
From the Greek Myth
Dramatized by Mark Bedell


THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES
Story by Hans Christian Andersen
Dramatized by Mark Bedell


UNDER THE POET TREE
A montage of classic poetry
Arranged and dramatized by Mark Bedell




Other plays written by
MARK BEDELL:

THE EMPEROR'S NIGHTINGALE

THE (MIS)ADVENTURES
OF DON QUIXOTE

STORIES FROM PLANET EARTH
Each playlet is 12 to 15 minutes long.  Choose any three for a full play.  Or, if you're a touring company choose ALL of them!  Let your sponsors choose any three.  It's a custom made show!
THE GREAT BIRD IN THE CAROB TREE
(Argentina)
KOOKABURRA AND THE SUN FIRE
(Australia)
THE RICH MAN AND THE SHOEMAKER
(France)
THE BOY WHO CRIED WOLF
(Ancient Greece)
THE TIGER, THE BRAHMIN AND THE JACKAL
(India)
THE SINGING TURTLE
(Japan)
THE TALKING SKULL
 
(Nigeria)
THE TURTLE'S WAR PARTY
(Seneca)
THE SAUSAGE
(Sweden)
THE MASTER AND THE LABORER
(Ukraine)

For more details on Mark Bedell's writing experience
click on his writing resume

 

Home Up Maine ASC Missouri ASC

For more information, please contact mark@Fight-Director.org

 

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