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. 


🏆 SECOND ROUNDER - Launch Pad Feature Competition (2021)

🏆 SEMIFINALISTScreenCraft Action & Adventure Screenplay Competition.  (2021) 

🏆 SEMIFINALIST - Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards (2021)


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 | COMEDY SHORT (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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