Gordon Farrell

Adjunct Instructor

Gordon Farrell was trained as a playwright at the Yale School of Drama and went from there to work with major Hollywood studios, initially as a story analyst for Warner Brothers and Columbia Pictures, and eventually as a screenwriter. He has written for hire and sold screenplays to Universal Pictures, Warner Brothers, MGM and ITC. He has worked with Robert Simonds (producer of Big Daddy, The Wedding Singer); Neil Moritz (producer of XXX, I Know What You Did Last Summer, Fast and Furious) and Bruce Berman (producer of Matrix, Three Kings, Mad Max: Fury Road).

Working in independent film, Gordon has written for and sold projects to NYC indie producer Norman Twain (producer, Lean on Me, Boycott, Scar, My Dog Tulip). Gordon’s first independent screenplay, Girls Who Smoke, premiered in 2011. It went to be an official selection at over a dozen film festivals, ultimately winning the Audience Choice Award in Seattle at the Post Alley Film Festival.

As a playwright, from 2009 to 2013 Gordon developed a trilogy of monologue plays for women, The Red Anthology, on New York's Lower East Side. His plays have also been produced in San Francisco, at the Alleyway Theatre in Buffalo, at the Yale School of Drama in New Haven, and at Primary Stages in New York. He authored the book for a series of award-winning musicals based on the life and death of Sherlock Holmes, which ran for three seasons in Buffalo, NY. He is the author of The Power of the Playwright’s Vision, published by Heinemann Press in 2001.

An award-winning computer game designer, Gordon helped develop the multi-million selling franchise for Empire Earth as well as Tilted Mill’s Caesar IV and Reverie World Studio’s Dawn of Fantasy. He is currently Lead Writer for RWS’s Kingdom Wars and its sequel Kingdom Wars 2: Battles