Craig Holland

Craig Holland

Craig specializes in dramatic writing with a comedic twist. He’s developed his ear for dialogue and theatrical material as a game designer, developing adventure & mystery games. He’s excited about the community theater production of his full-length comedy Love Is A Crocodile produced by the Misfits Theater Company at the Grand Central Arts Center. Recently, Craig wrote and directed a short comedic film,...
Craig specializes in dramatic writing with a comedic twist. He’s developed his ear for dialogue and theatrical material as a game designer, developing adventure & mystery games. He’s excited about the community theater production of his full-length comedy Love Is A Crocodile produced by the Misfits Theater Company at the Grand Central Arts Center. Recently, Craig wrote and directed a short comedic film, Body of Knowledge, which is currently making its way around the festival circuit.

In the advertising business, Craig learned to create prose that is efficient and impactful (you can’t waste the advertiser’s money!). During his time in advertising, he wrote radio commercials, web ads and web sites, print ads, executive speeches, audio/visual presentations and much, much more.

After selling his interactive ad firm, Craig moved into the app development world designing entertainment apps before the Apple iPhone even existed. Working with entertainment brands like Paramount Pictures (School of Rock), Walden Media (Around the World In 80 Days), he created many best-selling mobile games. Craig continued to design and create video games for PCs and smartphones for more than a decade. Among the dozens of games he's created, he wrote story and dialogue for game adaptations of classic literature such as Gaston Leroux' The Mystery of the Yellow Room and Wilkie Collins' Moonstone and Woman in White. He also created and wrote the comedic adventure game series Unsolved Mystery Club featuring the Amelia Earhart Mystery and the Ancient Astronauts.

Craig’s foundation in story, dialogue writing, and character development stems from his BA in English Literature degree from UCLA, where he graduated magna cum laude. In addition, Craig directed and acted in many theater productions in college and high school. Craig also received an MBA with an emphasis in marketing from USC. (Yes, he is both a Trojan and a Bruin, which has created a life-long inner conflict).

Plays

  • Love Is A Crocodile
    A homeless man and woman search for true love by eavesdropping on couples dining at an outdoor cafe.

    Down-and-out and living in a homeless camp, Cyrus and Phoebe wager over whether or not true love exists in the world. They position themselves near a garden cafe and overhear the conversations of several couples in various stages of their relationships. They search for clues behind the nerd date,...
    A homeless man and woman search for true love by eavesdropping on couples dining at an outdoor cafe.

    Down-and-out and living in a homeless camp, Cyrus and Phoebe wager over whether or not true love exists in the world. They position themselves near a garden cafe and overhear the conversations of several couples in various stages of their relationships. They search for clues behind the nerd date, the blind date, the first date, the gamophobe, and all those distractions that get in the way of love.
    At the end of the day, will Phoebe and Cyrus find true love?

  • LOL
    Two young people encounter a crisis and struggle to do the right thing.
  • Body of Knowledge - dark comedy
    On his second day as a security guard at the hospital morgue, Devin gets into a dangerous betting game with a mortuary body transporter.
  • The One
    A case of mistaken identity, Norman thinks he's found the love of his life...and Madison thinks she's found a new client. What happens when their true identities are revealed?

    Can be performed as a 10 minute stand alone comedy or as a scene from the full length play Love Is A Crocodile.
  • Intelligent Life
    TV PILOT - Arriving as the “new” girl in the office, Gwen takes on the impossible assignment of getting the seemingly inept Finch Marketing team ready for a big trade show. The boss says he’ll close the office if Gwen doesn’t whip the team into shape.
  • Revenge Therapy (Feature)
    FEATURE FILM SCRIPT - After her longtime boyfriend breaks up with her, a love-torn therapist struggles to find her self-esteem and chooses the unconventional method of revenge as therapy to heal her broken heart.
  • INVERTEBRATE (Feature)
    FEATURE FILM: In this psychological thriller feature, a naive young detective enlists the help of an older, cunning psychiatrist to solve a cold case murder, but it turns out the psychiatrist committed the crime when he was a younger man.
  • Comedy Writing Sample - 5 pages
    A 5 page comedy writing sample from my TV Pilot Intelligent Life.
  • Animal Attraction - 10 minute comedy
    Jay tries to recover from a disastrous first date at the zoo with Robin. Despite all the missteps and spider bites, they share an attraction.