Hank Peña screenwriting

"I'm just a red shirt hoping to get his own ship someday."

Hank Peña

             Writing room - One wall.

I am a Boston-born Spanish/Costa Rican hybrid, with a wealth of life experience, a track record for meeting deadlines, and a keen interest in action/adventure writing.

A classic case of "snack-fed pop culture veal", I was raised on Marvel, D.C., Godzilla, zombies, Star Wars, U2, Dungeons & Dragons, BNL, Guardians of the Flame books, G.I. Joe, network TV, GnR, HBO, video games, The West Wing, Star Trek, etc.

I have a blue collar background, but navigate the world with the guile of a Romulan.

Married, with 2 girls, and a minivan.

Dog "Valkyrie" -  Cat "Khaleesi"

I met Kevin Smith for 30 seconds.

Go Patriots! 


  I only met Kevin Smith for 30 seconds, but feel like we've known each other for a minute and half.

Features, shorts, and pilots.

The Price of Camelot 

When part of modern-day Boston is magically transported into the medieval past, an unlikely hero must pit modernity against ancient magic to set things right!

The Nor'easters

Three bowling buddies and a pizza shop employee embark on a harrowing adventure to return a magical artifact to it's proper resting place.

The Bunker

As certain doom approaches, Ray (an obsessive survivalist with a shattered marriage) must choose whom to allow into his survival bunker. 

In The End 

An alien lawman uncovers illegal corporate activity during the premier of a found-footage documentary depicting the end of the human race in an undead apocalypse.

War Clan

Being a hero turns out to be a family thing in this Latino-centric meta-human adventure!

Hearts in Purgatory

The laws of Heaven and Hell are tested when a love triangle develops in a post-apocalyptic wasteland.

Broken Raven 

A survival instructor, driven nearly suicidal by grief, accepts a mission to documents his escape from an undead-infested area.

Human Wreckage

An injured race car driver finds a new lease on life in a town obsessed with demolition derby.

The Letter


A Broken home mends a shattered life when a widow befriends the daughter of a divorced innkeeper.


(Short )

A flawed parent tries to convert her Atheist son in the moments before the end of the world.

Universal Zoo


Two dedicated alien researchers fight to keep the location of Earth, and it’s gastronomic wonders, secret from a nefarious collector.

O.E.M. (Office of Emergency Management)


The first Latina U.S. President creates a special emergency response team to “triage” disasters.

*Scripts available upon request.


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Hank Peña