In 2013 I sold my first screenplay (A Big Love Story) to Ryan Sage, who at the time worked on the hit TV show Modern Family. Ryan wanted to make a feature and was looking for the right script. Turns out I had that script!

A Big Love Story was shot and filmed in L.A. and went on to win several festival awards and receive positive reviews from Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, and more.

The next film was Halloweed, a horror-comedy starring Danny Trejo, Tom Sizemore, Ray Wise, and more. The film had a limited theatrical and Netflix run. A lot of fun to write.

Every 21 Seconds came out in 2018, a screenplay I wrote based off Brian Sweeney's novel covering his traumatic brain injury and miraculous recovery. 

Since 2010 I've done a comedy podcast with songwriter Jim Snedeker. Not Like This is available every Tuesday and can be downloaded right here.

Fun Facts: I play D&D, own pet rats, lost 100+ on Keto, and was once voted a top 10 comedian in Chicago - according to WGN.

If you're interested in working together or reading some of my work, you can contact me at DaleZawada@gmail.com.

Thanks for checking out the site!

- Dale


  • YouTube Social  Icon
  • Twitter Social Icon
  • Flickr Social Icon
  • Instagram

© 2023 by Samanta Jones. Proudly created with Wix.com