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Biography

A multi-decade broadcast and print journalist turned PR pro, CJ branched out a few years ago into the long form literary world with the crime thriller novel HURRICANE RON. The screen adaptation is: on Coverfly's April and June Red Lists and is in the site's overall top 8% for action features, It is a Vancouver Bridge Fest's March Grand Winner, a WeScreenplay Feature Contest quarterfinalist, a Santa Barbara International Screenplay Awards semifinalist, a StoryPros 2021 International Screenplay semifinalist, a Creative Screenwriting Unique Voices Screenplay Competition (2022) quarterfinalist, and a Fresh Voices 12th Annual (2021-22) quarterfinalist. WeScreenplay called it "Bad ass." A well-known actor is attached.

He also collaborated with a playwright friend on a diverse cast feature-length comedy about a young orphan living amongst his unique animal friends on a densely wooded interstate median, which made it to the finals of the 14th Annual StoryPro Screenplay competition, semifinals in Scriptation's and Filmatic's 2021 screenplay contest, and is a Santa Barbara International Screenplay quarterfinalist. The International Screenwriters Association (ISA) says "Cecil’s Woods has a shine. We like this coming-of-age story, especially in the wooded environment where The Boy has to adjust to the life he inherits. There is a lot of heart here, especially as it concerns how The Boy connects with the animals and others around him."

CJ is looking for opportunities to sell his spec scripts and hire out to work on comedy, drama, and action TV & Film productions.

Literary agents, book publishers, film producers & script collaborators are encouraged to contact him.

Known For
Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna, Rocky Balboa, Law Abiding Citizen

GANG OF ONE - HURRICANE RON

CJ Hatch
Drama Action & Adventure

Based on CJ Hatch's 2015 crime/thriller novel: Special Forces veteran Ron McKee runs afoul of "Thor's Hammer" - a biker gang using skills learned from the “Global War on Terror” to run a criminal empire. Coverfly Red List & Top 8%.