John Michael Riva Jr.


FONTANA | FEATURE  DRAMA SCI-FI ACTION THRILLER

When a drone pilot suffering from PTSD is replaced by Fontana, an AI version of himself, he must face his inner demons in order to stop the program from unintentionally destroying the world. 

🏆  FINALIST - Final Draft Big Break (2021)

🏆 SEMIFINALIST - Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards (2021)

🏆 SEMIFINALIST - ScreenCraft Action & Adventure Screenplay Competition.  (2021) 

🏆 SECOND ROUNDER - Launch Pad Feature Competition (2021)


THE GRAY MAN | FEATURE - COMEDIC HORROR

Five friends book an Airbnb  to finish their last semester of college, during lockdown. Inside, not only do they have to face an evil spirit , but themselves. 



DOWN ON TWO  |  ONE-HOUR  DRAMEDY

A short-fused Minor league catcher wrestles with the harsh reality that he's just not good enough for the big leagues. When he goes for a last-ditch tryout in the South, he uncovers an underdog with an undeniable promise - the team's female trainer who secretly coaches the team. 


HUNTER'S GOLD | FEATURE DRAMEDY

After the sudden death f her treasure-seeking husband, a financially desperate, uptight workaholic embarks on the same treacherous journey that claimed her husband's life. 


SAT |  SHORT COMEDY (FEATURE)  

In order to pay back his student loans, an Ivy League grad earns money taking the SATs for rich kids. During his last scam, before calling it quits, he is caught and forced to choose between continuing the scheme or being outside as a fraud. 



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