Derek Connolly sitting over fossilized mosquitoes
Derek Connolly
Miami, Florida
Derek Connolly is best known as the writer of Colin Trevorrow’s critically acclaimed film Safety Not Guaranteed, which starred Mark Duplass, for which he won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the Sundance Film Festival and an Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay. Connelly’s credits include Chris Wedge’s upcoming Monster Trucks, for Paramount Pictures.

A graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, Connolly was named one of Variety’s 10 Screenwriters to Watch in 2012.