"If this script is awarded the high level of production it deserves,
then we are in for a treat the likes of which is seldom seen in the horror film industry."
                                                                      ~ Michelle Souliere,
Strange Maine




Determined to keep her job at a small publishing house, 

a young journalist unearths the mystery of a missing 

persons case at a sacred Native American lake.

When terrifying nightmares threaten to derail her

efforts, she must confront a wrathful spirit to solve

the crime and save her soul from eternal torment.

"The Sleeping Deep is a brilliantly told story with a rich plot, engaging characters, and superb action sequences."
~ ScriptVamp (
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FINALIST ~ Other Worlds Austin 2015

FINALIST ~ Fright Night Film Fest & Horror Weekend 2013

FINALIST ~ A Night of Horror International Film Festival 2010

FINALIST ~ Oklahoma Horror Film Festival 2010

FINALIST ~ Screenplay Festival 2009

FINALIST ~ Movie Script Contest: The Golden Brad Awards 2009

FINALIST ~ Spooky Movie DarkHart Screenplay Award 2009

FINALIST ~ WILDsound Script Contest & Festival 2009

FINALIST ~ 2nd Annual StoryPros Awards Screenplay Contest

FINALIST ~ 2nd Annual StoryPros International Screenplay Contest


SEMI-FINALIST ~ Screamfest Horror Film Festival 2009

SEMI-FINALIST ~ Slamdance Screenplay Contest 2009

SEMI-FINALIST ~ Landlocked Film Festival 2009


QUARTER-FINALIST ~ ScreamCraft Horror Script Contest 2013

QUARTER-FINALIST ~ CineStory Screenwriting Contest 2009

QUARTER-FINALIST ~ BlueCat Screenplay Competition 2009

QUARTER-FINALIST ~ Creative World Awards 2009





Jeff's Writing Bio


Artwork by Mike Nash


Two strangers.  One nightmare.


Two strangers must destroy a wrathful demon from an ancient dreamworld before it inhabits their waking reality.



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1-Page Synopsis (web)


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Davis Enterprise        Dead Harvey        Fosters Daily Democrat

Unfilmable.com        Strange Maine   Zombos' Closet of Horror


"You've accomplished a miracle -- a truly engaging and horrifying genre piece that completely avoids the recent trend toward over the top unnecessary gore. There's great scenes of suspense, lots of great relationships, and a lot of very memorable and likable characters. You have a handle on pacing, exposition, dialogue, and professional formatting. Very well done."                       ~ WILDsound Film Festival


... a dual reality horror, evocative of The Cell."

The Sleeping Deep is an effects-driven dual reality horror, evocative of The Cell. This was one of my most favorite scripts from this year’s competition season. It’s a 
fantastic read!”           ~ Monica Partridge, Competition Reader and Story Editor


"You have written an effective thriller that's filled with dangerous situations, terrific Native American lore, sympathetic characters that we care about and those we root for and want to see win, and exciting and unique action sequences."    
                                                                 ~ Bluecat Screenplay Competition


“An unsettling story laced with imagery and characters that will stay with you long after you wish they’d gone.”
                                                                  ~ Chip Street, WriteClubChallenge.com


"Nice job balancing homage, horror and humor. This kind of genre work so often trips over cliches and flat dialogue, and I thought you dodged those two pitfalls with finesse. A very, very solid piece of work."
                                                               ~ Michael Gillis, Roundtable Pictures


"It is a very impressive script... in the true spirit of H.P. [Lovecraft]"
                                                              ~ Emeric Spooner, Maine Supernatural


"Jeffrey Blake Palmer's nightmare parade The Sleeping Deep rose to the top..." 
                                                                           ~ H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival


"If this film [script] is awarded the high level of production it deserves, then we are in for a treat the likes of which is seldom to be seen in the horror film industry."
                                                                      ~ Michelle Souliere, Strange Maine



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