Bob Cousins

New Media
On Leave | Associate Professor


Screenwriting, history of animation


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Bob Cousins was born and raised in Lethbridge, but he does not hold this against himself. After earning his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Lethbridge, he became the first student there to receive a Master of Arts from the Department of Theatre and Dramatic Arts. Later, he completed a Master of Fine Arts in Screenwriting from the Department of Film and Video at York University.

Bob started teaching at the University of Lethbridge as a sessional instructor back in the day. He is currently an Associate Professor in the New Media Department, and teaches courses in narrative writing, screenwriting, writing for comedy, film comedy, and animation history.

Bob has written 24 feature-length screenplays and a television pilot for a situation comedy, is actively seeking an agent in Los Angeles, and dreams of becoming the next Joe Gillis.

Recent Scripts

True Love Ways (2021) Dramedy

The Road to Reno (2020) Comedy

Best Christmas Never (2020) Family/Holiday Comedy

Small Fish in a Small Pond (2019) Romantic Comedy

Suckin’ In the Seventies (2019) Time Travel Action Comedy

White Rabbit (2018) Thriller/Crime Drama

Comic-Conned (2017) Comedy

Smuggler’s Blues (2016) Action


Winner of the “Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition” for Action/Adventure in 2017/2018.

Winner of the “Fresh Voices Spotlight Award for Best Dialogue” in 2017/2018.

Nominated for a “Fresh Voices Spotlight Award for Best Role Written for a Leading Man” 2017/2018

Semi-final winner of the “ScreenCraft Action/Thriller Screenplay Contest” in 2017.