Craig Weeden is an award-winning writer who met PaperFilm’s co-founder Jimmy Palmiotti when Jimmy enrolled in Craig’s screenwriting workshop at St. Petersburg College in Clearwater, Florida. Since then they’ve collaborated on a wide variety of film, TV and graphic novel projects.
Their adaptation of BACK TO BROOKLYN (which Jimmy created/wrote with PREACHER’s Garth Ennis) is currently in development with ROAR Entertainment. Their 112-page graphic novel KILLING TIME IN AMERICA (based on their original screenplay) was published in 2018. They have numerous scripts out with various producers.
On the solo front, Craig’s crime thriller DIAMOND PAYBACK, a Script Pipeline “Recommend,” was a Finalist in two screenwriting competitions prior to being optioned to Emmett Furla Oasis Films. Two of Craig’s TV shows are under option to Brantlinger Entertainment: SoBe HEAT, an hour-long scripted drama series, and STRIP CLUB SOS, an hour-long unscripted reality show. His quirky dramedy SHORTFALL is being shopped.
Craig earned an MA English and MFA Creative Writing from the University of Arkansas (Woo. Pig. Sooie!) His work has been published in over 100 literary and general magazines, including The Southern Poetry Review, New Orleans Review, Cimarron Review, Mike Shayne Mystery Magazine and Tennis. He’s listed in A Directory of American Poets and Fiction Writers, the International Who’s Who in Poetry and at Poets & Writers.
“Mia’s Gift: A Muzzles the Manatee Story,” a middle-grade novel Craig wrote with his wife, Victoria, won multiple awards. A collection of his poems, “Yachting in Arkansas,” is available from Amazon/Kindle.
Craig’s editing projects include “Lords of the Sunset Strip,” the autobiography of actor Blackie Dammett, the father of Red Hot Chili Peppers’ frontman Anthony Kiedis; “Grow Rich with eBay Consignment” by eBay pioneer Christopher Matthew Spencer; and “The Boston Fracture,” a terrorist sleeper-cell thriller, by former French spy Herve Jaubert.
As a technical writer, Craig has provided many clients with a wide range of corporate communications. He’s even written program manuals for an investment software company.