Written by Josh Olson

Josh Olson’s screenplay for the film A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE was nominated for the Academy Award, the BAFTA, the WGA award and the Edgar, among others. He is the writer/director of the horror/comedy cult movie INFESTED. His adaptation of the Dennis Lehane short story UNTIL GWEN made the Black List.

He has written with or for Peter Jackson, Harlan Ellison, Willie Nelson, and Mick Jagger. His Village Voice essay “I Will Not Read Your Fucking Script” became an internet phenomenon, getting upwards of four million hits.

The ten-part audio drama BRONZEVILLE which he wrote, starring Laurence Fishburne, Larenz Tate and Tika Sumpter drops in February. He is currently writing THE TAKEDOWN, a television series for Legendary Entertainment, and co-writing WHACK JOB, an action feature with John Brancato for Millennium Films. He and Brancato recently wrote and sold the feature spec TRIGGER WARNING, which is being produced by Thunder Road.

Olson can be seen commenting on classic film trailers at Joe Dante’s website, TRAILERS FROM HELL.


Story Consultants:
Dave Anthony
Charles Murray
Adam Rifkin


Historical Consultant:
Michael Theobald