Chase Palmer (2003) is in development on several scripts for Focus, FilmNation, Paramount and GK Films.
Chase is a Brooklyn based writer/director who works with both the major studios and independent producers. Recent projects as screenwriter have included DALLAS BUYERS CLUB; the Civil War heist movie NO BLOOD, NO GUTS, NO GLORY for producer Kevin Misher (PUBLIC ENEMIES, THE INTERPRETOR) at Paramount; EVOLUTIONS CAPTAIN, a film about Charles Darwin for Academy Award winning producer Cathy Schulman (CRASH, THE ILLUSIONIST) and Focus Features; and ISABELLA V, a potential franchise produced by and starring Natalie Portman. Mr. Palmer’s planned directing debut is NUMBER THIRTEEN, with Gail Mutrux producing (KINSEY, DONNIE BRASCO). A portrait of young Alfred Hitchcock framed as a Hitchcockian thriller, the cast includes Ewan McGregor, Geoffrey Rush and Tony-winner Dan Fogler as Hitch. As director, Mr. Palmer’s two award-winning short films—NEO-NOIR (2002) and the Fox Searchlab (Searchlight) commissioned SHOCK AND AWE (2004)—have played at film festivals worldwide including Sundance, BFI London Film Festival, LA Film Festival, Deauville Festival of American Film, Short Shorts in Tokyo and Melbourne International Film Festival. In 2004 he was invited by the State Department to screen and discuss his work as part of a program to promote short filmmaking in Burma. In 2005 he was profiled as one of Filmmaker Magazine’s “25 New Faces of Independent Film.” Mr. Palmer is also creative director of The Screenwriters Colony.