JIMMY AND JARA FROM OUTTA SPACE
A twisted sci-fi road comedy with heart, a la “Little Miss Sunshine” with aliens, an interspecies romance and a spoof on classic sci-fi films and the American Southwest’s UFO subculture. JIMMY, a Venice Beach boardwalk hustler, discovers beautiful alien JARA and her two intergalactic circus performers stranded on Earth. He cons them into his “family” of misfit street performers and takes them to Las Vegas. Along the way, sweet-tempered aliens touch jaded human hearts. Ultimately Jimmy must save Jara and her E.T.’s from a ruthless Las Vegas casino kingpin, with the help of Nevada UFO buffs. Script Excerpt
Character-driven psychological horror thriller set in a suburban house, with a disturbed female lead and a shocking twist ending, inspired by Henry James' "Turn of the Screw". Two children seem to be haunted by the ghost of their dead mother's secret lover, as seen through the eyes of a young, troubled woman hired as a nanny while their father leaves town on business. Their suburban house evolves into a nightmare world of psychological evil that seems to emanate from the back-yard pool. Hook: is there a ghost in the house, or is the nanny imagining it and going mad?
A psycho-sexual thriller about a Key West sculptor, yachtsman and society drop-out who falls in love with the troubled daughter of a powerful Tennessee Williams-styled family and becomes embroiled in a complex web of madness and murder. A twisted, Hitchcockian tale of a single man's nightmare of sex, romance and paranoia based on Patricia Highsmith's theme in "Strangers On A Train". Script Excerpt
WHITE DEVIL OF SHANGHAI
Romantic war adventure set against the backdrop of World War II China. Two mismatched fugitives of war, a jaded American newsman and a strong-willed Jewish refugee girl, escape Japanese-occupied Shanghai to reach Free China. They evolve into unlikely heroes among the Chinese, one as a mercenary destroying lives, the other as a Red Cross miracle worker saving lives. Their stormy relationship ultimately brings them together to save Shanghai's Jewish refugees from Nazi extermination. Script Excerpt
BELLE AND THE BLOOD BEAST
A revisionist horror take on the classic fairy tale for young adults -- equal parts romance, action and gore. Belle, a modern, independent beauty rebelling against the man's world of 17th-century France, is forced to live in an enchanted castle to save her father's life. She becomes the defiant prisoner of the Blood Beast, a lonely nobleman cursed with a monstrous body and a predatory savagery powerful enough to hunt and kill twenty men. Both are transformed by a strange, complex love that's threatened by outside forces led by Victor, a cold-blooded cadet captain so obsessed over Belle that he'll destroy them both. Who the true beast is evolves in dark, twisted ways. A romantic horror-thriller date movie, R-rated for violence, not a Disney family movie. More in the style of "Red Riding Hood", "Gretel and Hansel" and "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies". Script Excerpt
CAUGHT IN THE ACT
Film noir domestic-crime thriller of love, passion, betrayal and revenge in Bel Air. A devious, corrupt L.A. businessman hires a talented young actor to seduce his beautiful wife as grounds for divorce, but when the actor and the wife fall in love, their arrangement spirals out of control into a double murder conspiracy. Script Excerpt
CONFESSIONS OF AN ACCIDENTAL ALIEN
Fictionalized autobiographical dark comedy about a UFO fanatic turned screenwriter on a rollercoaster ride of Hollywood success, failure and a nightmarish marriage that nearly destroys his career. The existential journey of an "alien" stranded on earth, from his teenage years raised by lesbians in the 50's to his adult struggles to survive in the film industry of the 70's through the 90's, to his globetrotting adventures as a miniseries writer from London to Morocco. All based on true events. Names have been changed to protect the guilty. Script Excerpt
Adaptation of Joseph Conrad's novella of an eccentric steamship captain, his ambitious first mate, their motley crew and 200 Chinese passengers caught in the typhoon of the century, set in the South China Seas of 1901. A morality tale of family separation, racism and survival to the extreme during a perilous sea journey as terrifying as "A Perfect Storm", evolving into an epic struggle of hearts and minds that defines the best and worst in men. Script Excerpt
Karate Kid meets West Side Story. An interracial teen romance is caught between two gangs of skateboarders and BMX racers in a park turf war. An Indonesian kickboxer and the white sister of the skateboard leader fall in love against her brother’s wishes. When the turf war turns violent, he has to rescue her brother from a dangerous drug ring. A martial-arts action drama of teen love, rage and betrayal. Script Excerpt
"The Dirty Dozen" meets "Black Hawk Down" in Mexico. Seven post-stressed war vets are hired by Mexican businessmen and a billionaire mercenary contractor to rescue a Sierra Madre town overrun by warring drug cartels. High-tech merc warfare, twisted heroism and ironic plot twists climax in a battle that inspires the locals to take up arms against the cartels, giving birth to a new Mexican revolution. Script Excerpt
Horror comedy in the 80's retro style of "Gremlins". Two young, naive newlyweds move into a Victorian house that's in serious need of supernatural pest control. The new bride discovers and befriends a E.T.-type creature who may be a monster but is the key to an ancient mystery that may save their marriage...if they don't kill each other first. Script Excerpt
SWIM FOR YOUR LIVES
A dysfunctional father and daughter vacationing in Bali, conflicted over a pending divorce, are sole survivors of a plane crash at sea and try to swim to the nearest coast, fighting both natural and human elements of danger. Alternate version for a different location: British Columbia, Canada. Script Excerpt
An aspiring New York pianist is tutored by a world-famous Russian concert master and falls in love with his daughter, only to discover that the maestro leads a double life as a Soviet assassin who murdered his father. Seeking vengeance, the young pianist finds himself embroiled in a mysterious KGB plot to smuggle out an American prototype of the "Suitcase Bomb" -- the first portable nuclear device designed at the height of the Cold War. Script Excerpt
Action thriller set in a European ski resort. An American cat burglar with a recent fear of heights pulls off one last rooftop heist and steals a mysterious package. Crossing the Alps to deliver them to a mysterious banker, he's stalked by a clever female assassin. He evades her, using an innocent ski instructor and her students as a ruse, and boards a cable car. The assassin boards with them, when the lift is derailed in mid-air -- a skyhanger with unexpected twists. Script Excerpt
LOST AT SEA
High-seas survival adventure in a lifeboat, based on a true story and a controversial naval murder trial. As a disabled cruise ship is evacuated, one of its lifeboats is hopelessly lost at sea -- in the path of an oncoming storm. A junior officer, acting as captain, faces a moral dilemma when he realizes there are too many people in the boat to survive the storm: he must play God and decide who goes overboard to die, in order to save the majority of passengers. Script Excerpt
LIFE WITHOUT FATHER
Ghost dramedy with family values, a la "Ghost" meets "Parenthood". An acclaimed news cameraman who's been neglecting his family for his career dies suddenly under mystical circumstances and returns home as a ghost to haunt his 12-year-old son a week before his 13th birthday. He only has a short time to teach his son life lessons and to learn how to be, and to redeem himself as, a once-absentee dad. Script Excerpt
Updated take on "Key Largo", character-driven underdog actioner for a male star. A maverick ex-convict drifter and habitual thief, alienated from society and prone to violence, bonds with the pacifist woman owner of a Louisiana monkey sanctuary. When animal smugglers invade her wildlife preserve, the ex-con is forced into a confrontation that finally redeems his lost humanity. Script Excerpt
The ghost of a teenager cyberbullied into suicide haunts the internet as a social-network virus that turns abused kids into killers who take revenge against bullies. When a smart but family-troubled geek fights back and succumbs to the cyberghost, his father has to intervene to save his son. Script Excerpt
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A rookie private investigator’s first case is in a small Colorado mountain town full of secrets; in solving the case he gains a new secret that he must forever keep from his fiancée.
OUT of BODY
When brutal thieves storm his bank and knock him unconscious, a timid bank manager awakens to discover he's having an out-of-body experience and must use his unique vantage point and newfound powers to thwart the heist and free hostages.
The Coventry Deception
After a crisis thrusts him into the presidency, Robert Gorley confronts the challenges of leadership as he deals with a power struggle, an assassination attempt, and a ruthless terrorist plot to launch multiple attacks on US soil.
A gay Syrian refugee in Istanbul, while juggling dangerous smuggling operations for both the CIA and Islamic State, falls in love with, and must decide between, two men who offer him very different futures.
Haunted by a devastating tragedy, a man makes the life-altering choice to abandon his family, friends, and prosperous career, opting instead for a one-way voyage to Mars as a participant in a groundbreaking space exploration initiative.
After a bitter family feud escalates on Election Night, a rebellious tech exec and his girlfriend head to a remote firehouse to defiantly vote against his arrogant father's mayoral bid, but when a masked axe-wielding killer traps them, he must team with his estranged uncle to escape a deadly personal and political game.
After her mentor's suspicious death, a driven project manager inherits the rebuild of a notorious private prison, only to find herself stalked by a mysterious entity hellbent on sabotaging her at every turn.
Eager to bond with his white-collar colleagues, a newlywed man accompanies them on a trip to a seedy spa, but when masked assailants emerge to kidnap, torture, and blackmail them, he must team with a plucky masseuse to thwart the twisted game of their mysterious captors.
THE SOCIAL POLICE
Twenty years from now, an FBI agent patrols the social media.
CIRQUE D' ETOILES
*** Russian astronaut, thrown out of the space program, hijacks a space taxi going to the International Space Station.