AT THE MERCY OF FAITH
A 14 year old preacher renounces his faith in God in the wake of a terrifying and traumatic encounter. 18 years later, the ruthless characters responsible for his past trauma, viciously returns to rain down terror upon his family and to.... RIP-OUT-HIS-SOUL....for the god of their HELL. Script Excerpt
His tribe slaughtered by Spanish forces, and his unbaptized mother condemned to Hell by the padres, Paco Palido, a young mixed-blood Californian now seeks a home, a place he belongs in a radically evolving world.
The Passage of Sun
Three brothers challenge the Convict Leasing System of forcing African American men into prison in order to continue providing slave labor and county revenue in Alabama following the Civil War. Script Excerpt
A recently separated couple finds themselves stranded in the Arizona desert on their way to a family holiday function.
Doors of Miracles
A young woman’s faith is tested, she is filled with the Holy Spirit and transcended through the universe to the Heavens to be returned to Earth with the power to heal, a direct link to God, God speaks and The Holy Spirit intercedes her response. Script Excerpt
We know his story: world-famous playwright, Nobel Prize Winner. But what of hers? A wife hidden in the background, her life controlled by men, the last forty years imprisoned in an asylum for the insane. What is her story? https://pirandelloswife.com/
Lover Haters Club
A bold group of teens band together to form a unique and quickly growing movement against relationship games, that captures the attention of the teen icon, Hayley Kiyoko.
A single mother struggles to balance a business and a new romance with family life when her young adult daughter's bizarre behavior is diagnosed as schizophrenia. She must choose between the love of her life and the life of her child.
South Of Main Street
Mom dies and the youngest daughter sues the emotionally challenged Dad for financial control of the estate sending him on a quest to prove he is normal - not an easy task when you are not.
A group of feisty, fed-up coworkers devise a plan to utilize their clientele privileges to potentially boost their lifestyle up a notch, by copying the MO of a group of infamous thieves.
Child of the Disappeared
Maria Waite is dying and has little time left to come to terms with a tragic past and to find the child that was stolen from her at birth. Script Excerpt
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. Script Excerpt
Trapped beneath a collapsed building, a grieving wife struggles to protect her treacherous husband from a horde of parasitic monsters. Script Excerpt
In the Occupied Netherlands, a widow and her 7 year old son go into hiding with the help of her brother, a WW1 veteran who struggles with PTSD. * "Recommend" by Dave Trottier Script Excerpt
and The Devil called!
The Devil himself appears to God`s chosen-one inflicting dreadful paralysis as his tri-stepped alien goons examine her brain for the secrets to her strength in refusing his gifts and proposal, `and you will be my bride`. Script Excerpt
After discovering a bag of money, two down-on-their-luck men set about improving their lives, unaware that other people are on their trail, including a small-time crook who needs to pay off his debts and a pair of crooked cops who want the money for themselves. Script Excerpt
When Pro Football's most feared linebacker shatters his best friend's career with a 'heart-stopping hit,' he's forced to battle his guilt and the unhinged psychopath who spiked his power drink, captures his family, and now threatens to kill them all. * ROCKY meets CAPE FEAR ================================== - Screenplay Available to managers and producers upon request. -
After losing her father to her serial killer stepmother, Cinder joins forces with an all-female band of warriors to keep her evil stepfamily from murdering their way to the throne.
When a catastrophic accident causes an athlete to become paralyzed, and all seems to be lost, he finds redemption in the most unlikely place, with a gaggle of colorful characters in a halfway house for the autistic. Winner of 19 'Best Screenplay' awards. Previously #1 on the MovieBytes.com feature Drama & Family 'Winning Lists.'
A well-known celebrity falls for a girl, unknowingly below his social status. He's torn between honoring his familial traditions and societal expectations regarding relationships or following his heart and true desires regardless of the consequences.
Though haunted by the childhood memory of the lynching of his father for leading a slave rebellion, an American slave risks his life to join Mexico's struggle for independence after witnessing the execution of the author of the first law against slavery on the North American continent. Script Excerpt
A successful producers world is turned upside down when she's given the unexpected news that her hit TV show has been canceled. Now at a cross roads, she's forced to revisit her own "gotaways" from the past.
Two gorgeous, ambitious blonde doctors in training who hate each other out of jealousy, form an unlikely friendship when faced with the boss from hell! Script Excerpt
SOUL SURVIVORS, AN OBSESSION OF THE HEART PART ONE
When a Woman unexpectedly appears after fifteen years, a man must confront the regrets he has always carried of running away from the only true love of his life.
Time Before the Fall
A famous movie director harboring dark sins and nightmares of war tries to persuade his granddaughter not to make a biographical drama about his life while subconsciously knowing he needs it for his redemption. His secrets come to light when a young actress channels the spirit of his missing wife. Script Excerpt
The World Turned Upside Down
A suicidal backpacker, on a wilderness pilgrimage triggered by a devastating family tragedy, rescues a seriously injured plane crash passenger, a woman on a clandestine mission; and together they brave the elements and battle the anti-government militia who crashed the plane and are about to terrorize an entire state. Script Excerpt
High School Lullaby
Finding out she has just under two weeks before she has to pack up her entire life and move away, a high school junior balances delicate friendships, secrets, and what she feels she must leave behind.
A blonde bombshell in stainless steel becomes a femme fatale - a relentless tiger with razor-sharp-toothed-pen spilling blood across the pages leaving nowhere for perpetrators to hide. Script Excerpt
Ayana and Deon Williams, a young, hip African American couple turned zombie in a top-secret government program, escape undetected and flee to the suburbs, where great success leads to unexpected notoriety and a cataclysmic showdown.
A retired police officer goes to the current-day Army/Navy football game with his two wacky friends intending to jump onto the field and score a touchdown he should’ve scored decades ago when he fumbled during the same football classic as time ran out, only this time dozens of security guards await him, and it’ll be a friggin’ miracle if he succeeds. Script Excerpt
The Last Skywriter in the Universe
Triggered by her son's illness, a determined mother journeys through fantasy, dreams, and reality as she tries to save his young life. Script Excerpt
Rita Fuentes, a fiery, attractive Latina social worker introduces Martin Wilkins, a law-and-order judge, to the violent, politically charged world of power, money, illegals, and life for the drug mules--like Demetria Plascentia, and his foolish new son-in-law, Antonio Borja--he condemns daily in his courtroom.
Saving Mark Twain
MARK TWAIN, American superstar, has writer’s block, is nearly bankrupt, and fears his Muse is gone forever. But could an infuriating star-struck fan, RUDYARD KIPLING (23)-- an unknown newspaper reporter from India who invades his life and steals his teenage daughter’s heart-- be the surprising key that unlocks the famous author's biggest secret, restores his confidence-- and saves Mark Twain? Inspired by a true story.
PICKET CHARLIE is an ecco-action thriller about a US Forestry Ranger that must defend her precious island reserve of trees from a band of brutal timber pirates in a near-future world devastated by climate change.
A young agri-business blogger goes home to bury her father and sell the family farm, only to unearth the dark family secrets of human nature that have distorted her world ever since.
The Chosen Ones
In the unforgiving backwoods of Appalachia, two strangers unite to find their missing children and unravel a decades-long kidnapping conspiracy.
The Dark Yonder
After being shown his terrifying Hell-fate a grizzled thieving gunslinger attempts to avoid damnation by harnessing the help of a headstrong heaven-bound little girl who has the power to destroy Hell’s Collectors and save his soul.
An introverted teen dives into the world of love, loss and an unexpected unique ability that she must harness and embrace in this unfolding coming of age, fantasy.
Cesar & Max
Between getting into trouble at school and his disconnected relationship with his mother, Cesar, a Mexican American teenager feels out of place in this world. After getting expelled from school thanks to his delinquent, privileged best friend, Max, the two take off on a wild trip to Mexico in search of Cesar's father who he has never met.
A gay army deserter adrift in a war-torn African country vows to save a girl trafficked into prostitution to redeem himself for an earlier promise he could not keep.
A teenage rock band trapped inside their stranded tour bus must fight for their lives against a deranged fan. Micro budget, single location, set entirely inside a bus.
In the Footsteps of Thaddeus Thackeray
Award-winning buddy comedy set in 1943, where 14 year-old Pennsylvanian nerd Judson Conover dreams of sharing adventures with his newfound favorite movie hero, Dublin McGinn. But when he mysteriously switches bodies with McGinn’s comic sidekick, the diminutive English teenage genius Thaddeus Thackeray, Judson realizes that surviving animated serials is MUCH harder than it looks. Meanwhile, Thackeray – lost within an all-too-real world at war – must figure out how to set things right. And the only one who can possibly help him is Judson's best friend, Kenny, who isn't quick to believe Thaddeus' rather fantastical story.
Under No Circumstances
A grounded, independent survivalist, swearing off parenthood, is forced to venture outside of his comfort zone when he reluctantly falls for a lively single mother.
An Indian-American teen conspires to become her mother's matchmaker instead of the other way around, but only to find love herself. Script Excerpt
THE SOCIAL POLICE
Twenty years from now, an FBI agent patrols the social media. This pilot streamer has it all. It’s a Sci-Fi buddy thriller genre mix with a dash of comedy. Perfect for a series that could run on any of the streamers Netflix, Amazon Prime, HBO, Showtime, Apple, even Disney, just take out the cussing. Will be taking meetings for this October 5th thru 12th in Anaheim CA at Disneyland except October 8th at 8am To schedule a meeting contact me or my agent at firstname.lastname@example.org or thru Winning Scripts here. GET IT WHILE IT LASTS!!!! HAVE AN AGENT READY FOR YOU! NO ONE BETTER THEN MINE! I PROMISE YOU! Contact me thru Moviebytes if you want to get in on the bidding or email me @ email@example.com
The Desert Shrine
Elizabeth, a beauty shop owner in an Arizona border town, investigates a nun's murder after receiving erotic phone calls from a mysterious stranger. When the murder causes racial division and violence around her, Elizabeth can no longer trust anyone including her own husband. Tired of living in his shadow, Elizabeth becomes drawn into a spiral of sexuality, betrayal, violence, and finally, spiritual awakening.
During a hostage crisis, an enigmatic man calms his fellow hostages by telling them the story of his one true love and the incredible events that came before it, beginning in the 1500s when he drank from the Fountain of Youth. Script Excerpt
In the world of Drag Queens, there's a fine line between fantasy and reality. When the two collide not even a serial killer can decide.
The Wayward Son
Orphaned after his father is murdered in the Rock Springs Massacre of 1885, Bo helps his adopted family of sheep ranchers fight for their land in bloody range wars while struggling with his identity and reigniting a dangerous love affair. (Formerly titled BLOOD LAW)
GHOST TOWN, NM
NEELAN PATEL (PITA), the obstinate Indian American father of AMISHA, insists his daughter marry the rich but foolish RAKISH LAGHARI. But AMISHA loves JUAN ARAVALO, a Mexican American boy. Soon illusion and reality, past and present, serious and absurd all mix when the young lovers escape to a New Mexico ghost town commune. They are pursued by her parents, RAKISH and a motley crew of amateur sleuths-cum-videographers.
A tenacious young Japanese-American's loyalties, duties, and illicit interracial relationship are tested to the limits when his family is separated by the US government and imprisoned during a time of fear and paranoia surrounding WWII.
A local newsman reports the who, what, where, when and how of a racial murder, but what about the why? Is he prepared for the consequences of trying to answer the why?
To Lie Beneath
An insidious succubus and her incubus partner, prey on the lives of Marcus, a recently divorced business man and his ex-wife Zora, a dormant witch, in metropolitan Atlanta. Script Excerpt
When a professor's wife, who suffers a panic disorder, disappears mysteriously during Mardi Gras, the professor obsesses on one of his students who's writing a play with a character eerily similar to his wife and may be in on the disappearance. Winner, Writers on the Storm; Top 16 scripts, Slamdance. Previously optioned to an LA production company.
In an attempt to conquer her PTSD a woman enters a reality game show daring contestants to stay in a supposedly haunted house- but soon discovers the hauntings are real.
Pursued by her overseer-from-hell in the dystopian New Deep South where minorities and non-Evangelicals are enslaved or worse, a clever runaway slave masquerades as a male circus performer on a life-or-death quest to rescue and avenge her family.
The sole survivor of a serial killer, tortured by visions of her ordeal, decides to conduct her own investigation only to realize that her former captor, whom she thought dead, might still be alive and after her.
A mysterious young, Irish girl, who refuses to name herself, insists that Aiden O’Brien, a Los Angeles literary agent read her work—both their lives depend on it! Despite Aiden’s repeated attempts to destroy the script, it returns, together with a host of Celtic demons and a sign, in Gaelic, “The Past Does Not Die.”
boo hoo flanagan
When Joe’s 39 year-old addicted and pregnant daughter appears on his doorstep, his sedentary life is about to disappear forever. Script Excerpt
Children's Party War
A softhearted stripclub bouncer goes into the children's party business to win back his stripper-turned-princess girlfriend but her coked-out “Prince Charming” boss isn’t having it.
The Barking Spider
Depression hits Joe pretty hard after his wife died but, when his addicted and pregnant daughter appears on his doorstep a year later, his sedentary life is about to disappear forever. Script Excerpt
Ajeeta the Invincible
To chase her dream of becoming a pro soccer player, a 12-year-old orphan escapes from her cruel reformatory and sets out on a dangerous trek from New Delhi to a soccer academy near Kolkata. (This story is also written as taking place in football-crazy South America - Benita the Invincible.)
When O’Clery, a high-profile Irish terrorist, is arrested at San Francisco airport, his deportation defense is led, surprisingly, by Sean Conlon, an inexperienced attorney. As the twists and turns unravel, Sean’s own family becomes the subject of an old betrayal. http://quislingmovie.com/
A Long Way Home
An orphaned dragon raised by a duck must rediscover her true origins when a treacherous army threatens the only home she’s ever known. Script Excerpt
UNCLE FRANCO'S BIRTHDAY SUIT
Paolo’s relatives, including his zany Uncle Franco, are determined to reunite their nephew with his teenage love, Magdalena. To succeed, they must overcome a scheming coworker, Martin, and his gold-digging sister, Sarah, with her false claims of pregnancy.
In a mystical land where champions fight to the death to keep the peace, the revenge of a chosen warrior against the killer of his family risks starting the bloody war he was bound to prevent.
A young physical therapist slowly loses his grip on reality as he succumbs to the seductiveness of his only patient, a morbidly obese woman with a grisly secret. Script Excerpt
THE FOURTH COURIER
When a series of grisly murders in Warsaw is linked to the disappearance of a Russian physicist with a portable atomic bomb, an FBI agent is sent to help the investigation, and the race is on to find the bomb before it ends up in the wrong hands.
Don't You Know Who I Am?
A hollywood security guard digs up celebrity dirt for money, but now his efforts to get the goods and evade detection are complicated when he befriends a young actress, and uncovers her dark secret.
FIRE ON THE ISLAND
When an arsonist threatens a Greek island village, the gay FBI agent stationed in Athens arrives to investigate, finds himself immersed in a community rife with conflict, falls in love with his chief suspect, and has only seconds to save the village after miscalculating the plan of attack.
CHARMER is a fast-moving female-driven romantic adventure/comedy. When a young woman, jilted by the leader of a small drug cartel, who pulls a mild-mannered laid-off DEA agent into the adventure of a lifetime when she takes him on a road trip to Mexico to relieve her ex-lover of his stash.
LIKE PULLING TEETH
In 1910 a New York City dentist accidently finds himself with a second job as a private investigator, and when during a simple divorce case he eavesdrops on one of the biggest country-changing secret meetings, he becomes a dangerous loose end. Script Excerpt
Accidentally killing an elderly Chinese chef during a botched robbery, an oafish redneck teenager and her misfit friends begin dying one by one when the chef's ghost returns from the grave, killing them in gruesome fortune cookie-themed ways. Script Excerpt
Conduit of Evil
An EMT attempts to save the life of a vicious killer — but the killer's evil spirit passes into him, and through him into his 8 year old nephew.
A FATAL CURE
The hub of the PR team in a BigPharm company sees her dear colleagues turn their backs and stigmatize her when a sociopath gatekeeper of the secret of the happiness pills spellbinds them with his charm.
Overcoming the limits of love
With a soul torn by a strong pain, Madison Turner decides to move to Vancouver. Traumatized by Jace Hudson, she survives in irrational fear of her biggest phobia: androphobia, ultimately deciding not to have anything to do with men anymore. Only time and the choices made will decide his future ... The arrival of Liam Baker will forever upset the life he had known up to now ... Above all, when he is entangled in the relationship between him and his historic girlfriend : Catherine Owen. Only Jace is the unsolved problem from which it is difficult to escape, not even the help of Liam, the boy she trusted in her worst moments, will be able to save her from trouble...
A beleaguered Greek miner draws a reluctant strike instigator into the throes of a Colorado mining revolt, sparking a labor dispute with horrifying consequences. Based on a true story. Script Excerpt
In the Cards
A down to earth, girl next door, piques the interest of a rough around the edges, men's club president.
A fruitless search for a missing woman leads a hired detective down a rabbit hole of secrets to surprise revelations involving his own family. Script Excerpt
Boo Hoo Flanagan
A black correctional officer coaches a prison basketball team and finds the motivation he needs, in life and on the job, in Boo Hoo Flanagan, an aging, white, crippled inmate who shoots 3-point baskets better than anyone has ever seen.
Mistresses of Sleep
A young lady receives an invitation from three mysterious hypnotists to unlock the secret of her recurring nightmares of death and destruction.
Between the Salt and the Sky
It's 1942 in a small Portuguese fishing village at the edge of war. An out-of-work fisherman with nothing to lose meets an unlikely ally with nothing to live for. Two little Jewish girls change everything. Script Excerpt
A mysterious space capsule adrift in the Pacific Ocean pulls a disillusioned Air Force pilot into battle against a shadowy paramilitary force hell bent on utilizing the astronauts' otherworldly cargo to enslave humanity. Script Excerpt
A VISION OF ANGELS
A suicide bomb plot for Easter Sunday in Jerusalem sets off a chain of events that weaves together the lives of an American journalist, Israeli war hero, Palestinian farmer, and Christian grocer. GRAND PRIZE, RHODE ISLAND INT'L FILM FESTIVAL'S SCREENWRITING COMPETITION
Liv Beckett is a famous New York author with a lot of secrets. After a near lethal overdose, she moves her family to an ancestral country mansion, to save her marriage and career, but when the kids start claiming the mansion is haunted, and the local Sheriff starts looking into Liv's past, she fears that her oldest secret is in danger of being revealed.
It's not your mother's buddy movie. It's a combo meal. It’s a little bit of Lethal Weapon, Die Hard, The Social with a side of Taken. Experienced FBI Agent hires and befriends an internet entrepreneur to help rescue a six year old girl taken hostage in a fall out shelter by a ruthless psychopath. Winner LA film fest Best scene 2017. Winner Willdsoud 1 page screenplay 2016
In the tradition of THE TOWERING INFERNO, but closer to AIRPLANE! comes a new spine-tingler and tickler, ESCALATOR! A firechief must juggle battling a fire in the mall, romancing the architect, and handling the press as he recruits his retired ace rescuer, attempting to save them all from - disaster!! Script Excerpt
After he accidentally defeats a mobster’s spoiled daughter in a high-stakes tournament, a lone-wolf poker player must go all-in with a fiery brothel madam, a septuagenarian showgirl, and an unhinged Girl Scout in a madcap gamble to win back his life.
Journey to Ivory Lane
A Black man recently separated from his wife starts an unlikely friendship with a devout white woman who helps him regain his lost faith.
The Longest Goodbye
A poignant look at an elderly mother's battle with dementia and her son's commitment to keeping love alive, as memories fade, and life on the road is rearranged to moments in time. Script Excerpt
An American college student discovers that she's the reincarnation of a 19th-century Middle Eastern belly dancer, and she has an unlikely destiny she must fulfill.
The Devil's Chair
In a backwoods graveyard on Halloween a group of cocky teenagers invoke the terrors of hell after sitting in a legendary chair reserved solely for the devil.
LABYRINTH OF DESTINY
During the Mexican-American War, Lieutenant Ulysses Grant falls in love with a young Mexican woman who helps American slaves escape bondage. The war separates them, but years later they meet again when the woman is dispatched to the United States to seek an alliance to prevent France from conquering Mexico and becoming an ally of the Confederacy. Script Excerpt
Discovering a centuries-old religious painting that shouldn't exist, an introverted art restorer slowly succumbs to the evil temptations of the mystical canvas, even as otherworldly forces strive to prevent her from revealing the artwork's unholy secret. Script Excerpt
The L.A. Kid
A homeless but hustling teen poses as a Reed College lit. major to impress the girls but winds up in trouble with the law instead. Script Excerpt
THE TORTOISE AND THE HEIR
It is a mismatched battle between unlimited high tech and resources available to Charlene, the power behind the throne of a large corporation, and Stram, a lone wolf San Francisco private investigator using tried and true low tech methods as they race to the final heir, and chase across California, with Stram straining to keep the last heir safe. Script Excerpt
1895. A gang of corrupt Texas Rangers hunt down reformed and unlucky Jail Break escape-artist (now used-horse salesman) Roy and his fancy German-automobile wheeler-dealer nemesis for the reward money ... DEAD OR ALIVE!
Jesse James vs. Jack the Ripper
After faking his own death, Jesse James comes out of hiding to track down the killer of his mistress-- the notorious Jack the Ripper. Can Jesse avoid the law for long enough to exact his revenge on Jack?
A wealthy, widowed New York socialite, and a know-it-all preacher enters the unfamiliar world of rodeo, determined to “rescue” the widow’s wayward daughter who has fallen for a young bull rider. But plans go comically awry. Eventually the rodeo and unlikely romances win the day.
A traumatized priest haunted by visions of his violent past obligingly serves a rural parish while indulging in a long distance affair, but his vindictive compulsion is sparked when he’s wrongly blamed for the deaths of two troubled altar boys. Script Excerpt
Murder in Emergency!
A dedicated nurse in her fight to save her beloved hospital from closure is alerted to patients being systematically murdered shifting her focus to destroying it. Script Excerpt
Based on a true story, John Colter becomes a legend during the early days of the American frontier due to his adventures in the Yellowstone region and encounters with dangers that lead to an arduous eleven-day, two-hundred mile flight across the wilderness in which he has only his wits to survive.
An untried deputy and a hunting guide find their lifelong friendship turning lethal as they track after the kidnappers of the waitress they both love, each suspecting the other of a role in her disappearance. Script Excerpt
An ambitious musician's tidy life is derailed when she's lured back to her dysfunctional family to care for a teenage sibling while wooing a record contract and dating someone who desires more than a casual hookup.
WHITE SHADOWS, BLACK DREAMS - now adapted into novel My Journey to Lewaro: Stories Along the Way
DR ANDREW HORTON UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA FILM AND MEDIA STUDIES Professor Emeritus Justin Swingle's WHITE SHADOWS, BLACK DREAMS, is a compelling dramatic script based on the life of one of America's most important but least known women, Madam C.J.Walker. An African-American who was born the daughter of slaves, orphaned at seven, she became through both strength of character and good fortune, Madam C.J. Walker, the first self-made female millionaire in the country and champion of the rights of not only blacks and women, but of all people. Swingle evokes the era as well as the character and aptly carries us through something of an epic
Phishing for Phoebe
Once homeless, a successful author at the end of his life searches for the woman who gave him his start; a woman consumed with guilt, hiding away and fiercely protected by a menagerie of colorful small-town characters who block all efforts to find her. Script Excerpt
Major Players: Ray Ray vs The Monster
After a five-year prison stint, a recently-freed boxer must defeat the undefeated champion of Atlanta 'The Monster' to save his cousin from drowning into deeper debt. But the real fight lies outside the ring, where his steps are laden with betrayals, gunfights, and narcotics. Script Excerpt
Five thieves pull off a daring jewelry store heist and escape through the sewer where they cross paths with a researcher and police officer documenting the disappearance of city workers. A horrific terror hunts them as they search for a way out of the maze of tunnels. Script Excerpt
A Special Ops soldier, whose grief over the loss of a son has torn his family apart, takes them on a vacation hoping to relive happier times, when a perilous situation forces them to pull together to survive. Ordinary People meets Straw Dogs in this Hitchcockian thriller.
A grieving animal control officer becomes an unlikely social media hero when she embarks on a vigilante crusade against animal abusers, but her violent actions trap her between friends on the police force and the leader of a citywide dogfighting ring. Script Excerpt
A LITTLE FAVOR
A former fighter pilot is asked, by the colonel who blackballed him, to do a little favor: use his quick reflexes to fly to the sun, reach in and pluck out 2 off-course, discarded doomsday bombs before next Wednesday evening when they’ll explode, nudging the sun, causing major global warming. Script Excerpt
SETTLING THE BOOKS
A rare book dealer uses the reading of his will to seal heirs who he believes wronged him, in a panic room with no air or escape, unless they decode a mystery hidden in a centuries old book; even here the female book appraiser and the investigator must keep their secret. Script Excerpt
Based on a true story. Two young boys watch their mother's boyfriend beat her. On her deathbed, she says he didn't do it. He goes free. Twenty years later, a rookie prosecutor - a young woman - fights to revive the cold case.
By produced writer. 10 feature films. 20 novels. A slave steals a Confederate steamship and sails it past the blockade of Charleston harbor during the Civil War, freeing himself, his family, his crew and their families. True story of Robert Smalls.
In Between The River
Katie (on the spectrum) thinks her nomadic family is normal but as she transitions from child to teenager; her father Donald is frequently absent, her mother Judy tries too hard to hold them together and her older brother Kyle hides a secret that eventually surfaces to expose the family illusion. Script Excerpt
A boy finds a dog which is actually a dangerous military prototype.
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
Only The Devil Knows
A young girl struggles against her brutally controlling father to find her place in the family.
Falling from the Sky
A troubled teenager, originally known for being the kid who made up a lie about an astronaut falling from the sky after the Columbia Shuttle disaster, witnesses a murder but can't get anyone in his small town to believe him -- except the killer. Finalist, Page International Screenwriting Awards
MIRDAD, A LIGHTHOUSE AND A HAVEN
At the end of the 19th century, a mysterious man is admitted to a Middle Eastern monastery, where he reveals new concepts of God, life, and love, which turn the monks into disciples, although they also arouse the furious reaction of the local materialistic abbot. Script Excerpt
A cynical accountant risks his career when he falls in love with his chief suspect.
With nothing but her wits as a weapon, a young Maya woman searches three continents for a fair deal and free her folks of the iron grip of the coffee traders.
This one is pure Fun! It's a genre buster, Fosse/Verdon meets James Bond, meets All That Jazz and Cabaret! Asian American Black Belt goes undercover for the CIA, to help track down terrorists. Oh, and did I mention she’s the Lead in a Broadway Musical? This is very musical, but there’s a lot of action! This one is getting a lot of attention right now! The main Characters reside in New York, they are part of an international terrorist group. They include cyber terrorists in New York, arms dealers from Pakistan, and a weapons and explosives ring in China. The saavy CIA Agents discover evidence that they are planning duo attacks on the subways in New York and London on the 4th of July. That’s where the story begins, but believe it or not, it’s really a love story!
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mail carrier tells his story
The Green Light Bug
In a once vivid and lively forest of Green Hill , a katydid cricket, Antennas , is determined to beat the odds and inspire the entire Animal and Insect Kingdom.
A troubled children's book author suffering from an autoimmune disease reunites with his fragmented family at their country home, only to become plagued by escalating visions of his dead nephew.
My Enemy, My Friend
After their only child was accidentally killed by a black security guard who mistook him for a thief, a white woman develops a feeling of hatred towards all black people.
The Magnificent Kevin
The Magnificent Kevin, a young magician in the old west, teams up with Harry Houdini and a secret society of magicians to battle their arch-nemesis, Melvin the Mentalist.
Buck and the Angel
A young boy, Buck Lynch, fatherless and living with his dying mother in his grandparent’s home, has a strong belief in the power of prayer. But his faith is tested when a mysterious stranger claiming to be an angel leads Buck to believe he has come to make his mother well when he has actually come for his mother’s life on Christmas Eve. Script Excerpt
Between The Flames
Wildfires are the least of her worries, when a college athlete lands a job on a Hotshot Crew in the 80's where she meets her best friend plus two love interests who want her for very different agendas during an intense drought year.
A young businesswoman makes interest-free loans to farmers in an attempt to stem the murder/suicides on the land as predator bankers withhold her funds and steal her assets and send in hitmen to eliminate her. Script Excerpt
Anatomy of a Town
The Chief of Police in a small town investigates the murder of a young woman while confronting the Sheriff, who blocks his every move for jurisdiction, in order to protect himself from the Chief finding out about his paternal ties to both the murder victim and the killer. Script Excerpt
Two mercenaries rob a former colleague's New York jewelry shop to even a score, but after the shop’s employees are found murdered, a deadly bank heist in Iraq begins to haunt them. Script Excerpt
The Gate is a fantasy action feature about two crusty bait and tackle guys who must stop eco-terrorists who have opened a time portal to the Pleistocene era and are about to wipe out humanity's ancestors to save the planet. Script Excerpt
A small-town sheriff dealing with personal problems investigates the murder and kidnapping of several girls where there’s no lack of suspects. Script Excerpt
An impoverished, middle-aged caregiver signs on for seasonal employment at the bleak and brutally efficient Big River Fulfillment Center where profits are valued over human lives. Inspired by true events. Script Excerpt
The Revenge (Formerly Another Color) - Adapted from the novel - My Journey to Lewaro: Stories Along the Way
New Orleans, the French Quarter, c1850. Severine, a white woman, has two daughters outside of marriage. One is black, the other white. Their father is black. Severine is dying. She must do anything she can so that her daughters do not have the life she has had. She aims to have Marbella, her white daughter pursue the placage system. She will become the courtesan of a rich Creole man. But what will happen to her sister? JUSTINSWINGLE.com Script Excerpt
THE GREAT QUEST
Based on the true story of the Buddha: The battles of a Prince who rejects riches and power, risking insanity and death, in a quest to find ultimate freedom.
A poor man, haunted by ghosts of war and without health insurance, struggles to raise money for the medical bills of a critically ill daughter. But a chance meeting with a soldier from his past turned holdup man gives the family hope when the man offers cash in exchange for refuge from the gang he stole from, unintentionally putting them all in the gang’s crosshairs. Script Excerpt
OPEN YOUR EYES, DUDE
Confronted with the choice between happy bachelorhood and old job, or marriage with eyes toward the Senate and President, a playboy surgeon has one week to find the right woman. (Previously titled, TRICIARELLA, WHO ARE YOU?)
Imagine going around the world under the sea onboard the world's most advanced submarine. It sounds like "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea," but it really happened. In this dramatic true story, an American nuclear submarine captain announces to his new, untested crew that their maiden voyage is now a far more dangerous top-secret mission - to make the first submerged circumnavigation of the Earth.
A man accidentally uncovers a pedophilia ring and rescues a young sex worker. When his attempts to get help from the authorities fail, he struggles to smuggle the girl to safety before they are both arrested or captured.
QUANTUM LOVE (OR HOW NICK AND VALERIE DESTROYED THE WORLD)
A surreal love story of disaster-movie proportions, its Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind meets Cloverfield, with a touch of Sid and Nancy.
RAGZI & THE DANSEUSE
When a mysterious private jet crash lands at JFK, Manhattan detective Ian Perry accepts a routine job as a bodyguard to a young Russian celebrity only to find them both swept into a vast and murderous plot with international consequences.
Seeking a fresh start, a newly married couple and their teenage daughter move to a small town, but the daughter begins to suspect that her stepfather is hiding something. Script Excerpt
A rookie detective on a routine hotel skip case instead finds himself pitted against a diabolical serial killer with a deadly grudge against the Eighth Air Force, whose reunion is being held there...and no one even suspects a murderer is in the house. Can he stop him before he kills again...and again? Script Excerpt
The Work of Zombies
Zombies are robbing banks in Savannah and a transplanted Cajun cop finds his work to hunt them down hampered by the hysteria generated by a headline-seeking reporter.
Troubled commuters take shelter from a sudden downpour on a Chinatown street corner, only to be tormented by the elderly man in their midst selling unique umbrellas and dispensing cryptic wisdom.
An officer in the Dublin Garda avenges his son’s murder at the hands of a drug dealer with two legendary tomahawks once used by his great grandfather, a fierce Comanche warrior, then lays his badge on the dealer’s body and walks off into the night to become the underworld’s most feared assassin against their own. Script Excerpt
The Odyssey of John Buchanan
When a Scottish soldier loses his father in the Battle of Culloden, he rushes home only to see his wife and mother slain by British soldiers. John Buchanan is captured and must not only escape his captors but fight against his eventual banishment to the British Colonies and escape his life as an indentured servant on a tobacco plantation in Maryland. Script Excerpt
PLAYING THE CHANGES
The country's top neurosurgeon, an unfeeling man, sees his perfectly ordered life unravel and, after hitting rock bottom, reinvents himself as a jazz saxophonist in an effort to recover his heart, humanity, and possibly his estranged wife – who is determined to resist his persistent and unwelcome attempts to win her back. Script Excerpt
Tales Of The Bizarre
An anthology of four comedic tales of sci-fi/horror/fantasy. A mudered wife resurrects through her garden; a small space alien is mistaken for an action toy; A base commander dares to challenge a UFO; A young man makes a pact with a witch. Script Excerpt
THE ORGANIC SVENGALI
She wants to connect with her dead parents by attending their alma mater; he’s a young genius coasting as a music history professor who cured himself of cancer, and is looking for a fresh mind now that the cancer has returned; their paths and wills are about to cross. Script Excerpt
Kolby's the top agent of Cupid, who happens to be a beautiful young woman, but Kolby's on the verge of losing his job, and Cupid's on the verge of dying, if he can't reunite a special pair of reincarnated soul mates before a deadline causes love to disappear from earth.
An American military Sergeant falls back into his dark past. He unknowingly takes on a new, feral, supernatural element in his life and willingly rushes toward a fatal, uncertain future.
A seventeen-year-old high schooler is frustrated by flaws he sees in the educational system and in his peers so he decides to commit a school shooting in order to lash out against them.
A Time to Remember
The number one pop star in the world puts his blazing hot career on hold to attend his senior year of high school and play football - much to his record label's dismay. Script Excerpt
E Pluribus Unum
Virginia 1860 – when a profitable, free plantation founded by disguised aliens and supported by famous Abolitionists is attacked by pro-slavers, two former slaves - a fighter and a pacifist, leave to seek help from newly-elected President Lincoln. Script Excerpt
Biopic of the tragic 1950s film noir star Barbara Payton. The dazzlingly beautiful Payton ascended to the heights of Hollywood glamor and opportunity in the 1950s, but her defiance of public morality and breathtakingly bad romantic choices brought her career crashing down. Script Excerpt
Marion Duke always struggled to overcome poor life decisions - some inherited, some self-inflicted. When the disparate elements of Duke’s life converge at his funeral, deeply buried secrets threaten to destroy his carefully cultivated image of a devoted father and war hero.
Searching for her estranged sister, FBI Agent November Knight reluctantly joins an Elite Team, A.R.M.S., (Advanced Research in Marine Science), to prevent one of their rogue members from creating a new race of underwater breathing humans, called Manphibians, only to discover that she becomes the catalyst. Script Excerpt
Mythic Diamond in the Rough
The Mafia kill and plant in the Nevada Desert in the light of the silvery moon, but in Death Valley they can’t keep a good ghost down.
How Did We Get Here
In pursuit of corporate success,she swaps happiness for ambition only to fall on her sword
Price of Oil
When a British nurse fights to save the life of a Persian teen - who is sentenced to death for the brutal murder of an American diplomat in 1924 Tehran - she encounters a British spy’s cover-up in an elaborate web of international espionage, pitting British against Russian against American operatives in a game of political power. Script Excerpt
A team of U.S. Marshals on the hunt for a fugitive on the Hopi Reservation stumble upon a top-secret government/military cover-up - the existence of the mythical extraterrestrial Ant People.
When a womanizing indie-rocker meets his match in a heart-wrecking femme fatale, it spirals into a modern Dangerous Liaisons to see who will “flinch” first. A bitingly funny dramedy-noir with an indie-rock soundtrack. Top Ten finalist - Table Read My Screenplay 2022
IT'S A POPCORN WORLD
When they try to steal an inventor’s home using government’s eminent domain, he decides to save his home by providing new land, expanding the world like a kernel of popcorn. Script Excerpt
A quirky brood attempts to stuff one last downhome Christmas into Thanksgiving weekend after learning their family’s beloved farm will be gone by December.
A happy-go-lucky Asian cop in LA loses his confidence, self-respect, job and girl after an embarrassing incident ruins him. Now this fool is mankind's only hope to stop World War III! Script Excerpt
When a Mossad agent discovers he has assassinated a Palestinian politician falsely accused of terrorist ties, he risks his job, marriage and ultimately his life to help the man's family. QUARTERFINALIST, NICHOLL FELLOWSHIPS WINNER, AMERICAN SCREENWRITERS ASSOCIATION
THE FAT LADY SINGS
A Duluth private investigator, needing to pay off his bookie, agrees to payment on completion of a prominent politician’s wife’s case; now he has only three days to find an Ohio plumber that the client only met on the internet over a dozen years ago. Script Excerpt
A tenacious female detective used to working alone teams up with a wise-cracking out of shape meter maid to track down a kidnapped child held for ransom. Script Excerpt
A savvy chemical engineer and her electronics-expert husband develop a device that can disable a firearm‘s shooting capability. Their good intention of saving lives faces an uphill battle against the least expected opponent.
On the brink of bankruptcy a salvage yard owner begrudgingly makes a handshake deal with a mobster to dispose of wrecked cars, no questions asked, then makes a big mistake... he opens a car trunk.
As the threat of revolution looms, a conflicted police detective must stop the One Percent Killer by exploiting their mutual addiction to the visionary drug Epiphany.
Father and daughter hunters pursue a fugitive vampire to the New World; her blood-thirst unleashed when pirates plunder the ship ferrying her coffin.
A young nurse and her fellow Florida refugees attempt a daring escape from an environmental disaster brought on by greed and political corruption.
Burning Old Man
A group of grade school friends reconnect to throw a communal sixty-fifth birthday party for one another - leading to a Burning Man type celebration.
Mate Matcher's Match
When a godless, seemingly carefree bachelor sets course to win a feisty, virginal Christian matchmaker, he collides with a righteous blockade that buckles only when she uncovers the personal trauma that cracked his moral compass.
The Dumb Ox Bellows
A 13th-century friar struggles to revitalize Christian theology using logic and reason, but intellectual opposition from peers, malicious slander by envious brethren, and “slavery of the pen” under two Popes drive him to mental collapse and loss of faith in his life’s work -- until God intervenes miraculously to affirm its merit. The extraordinary, true story of Saint Thomas Aquinas.- Script Excerpt
Long Path To Peace
A drug lord's incorruptible and alienated step-son escapes into the wilderness where he saves his Guide - the father he’s always wanted, from a never-ending, guilt-fueled nightmare. Script Excerpt
God chooses a young woman to be His Warrior but fails to warn her of the formidable opponents which collude to destroy her.
After a bitter middle aged alcoholic saves the life of a broken teenaged sex slave, they lift each other from the depths of despair.
ODE TO FREEDOM
Famous Russian poet, Alexander Pushkin, inspires a revolt against serfdom and the Tsar.
A retired detective begins receiving mysterious driftwood messages from a deranged serial killer, This turn into a search, for a madman serial killer with a knife. It’s gets complicated when he falls romantically for his new partner Script Excerpt
DIBBLE AND DABBLE
An idealistic FBI Agent is directed by J Edgar Hoover to investigate some dangerous radicals... The Marx Brothers.
A desperate Mississippi farmer hires a Creole shaman to cure his son from cancer, but when an evil deity possesses the boy, the farmer learns how far a father would go to save his son’s soul.
Fighting Johnny O'Brian
BASED ON A TRUE STORY. For a parole board hearing, a young civil rights attorney gets appointed - despite his protests - to represent a white man who's been in prison twenty years for killing two black police officers.
A California businessman discovers, through information provided by a mysterious woman, that his recurring nightmares of a tragic plane crash could be repressed memories of a previous life.
A petite Chinese girl turned competitive eater fears she'll lose her new found love if he discovers her gluttonous career.
When the Army sends a young doctor to Panama, his adventures- and misadventures- with the natives, the Army and his wife come fast and furious. Script Excerpt
Surviving Sand Island
Trafficked, shipwrecked and abandoned on a treeless island in 1761, reluctant leader Semiavou leads a female society through 15 years of relentless adversity. Her inner strength rescues them back to colonial Africa until they escape once more to their true community. (True story)
An Army brat grows up, leaves his Army M.P. job to attempt to claim himself a hometown, becoming a P.I. working out of his Grandfather’s storefront in Colorado gold country, his first case reveals a town full of secrets including one that destroyed his family years before, and a new secret that he must forever keep from his fiancée. Script Excerpt
Logline: A former college football star battling survivors guilt from a past fatal car accident gets recruited by a NFL scout as a practice player for training camp on a new expansion team.
Catherine, the manager of a high end store, behaves outrageously to everyone, customers and employees alike. Can a mall maintenance worker and a customer’s little girl change her toxic behaviour and earn the love missing from her life? An edgy drama comedy in the vein of As Good As It Gets.
Nothing in Common
When an unhappy couple with nothing in common win a bus trip to Niagara Falls in 1952 their romantic future changes when they encounter Marilyn Monroe filming on location. (Finalist, Cinequest under earlier title, "Wedding in Niagara Falls.") Feature screenplay developed from short play "Niagara 1952" successfully performed in Cambridge, England by The Blue Sky Theatre Company. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aalGAtjwE1o
A bank manager,recovering from a near-fatal automobile accident, becomes convinced that his exact double from an alternate universe is planning to rob his bank. No CGI; few locations.
When an arrogant investment banker. driving to a board meeting for a multi-million dollar bonus, is picked up on a DUI he is taken to a rundown holding facility where he must spend a frustrating and increasingly dangerous night night with an assortment of characters who share a connection. limited location; 80% in one location. Quarter Finalist Page international Awards.
Married With Friends
On Mother's Day, on the eve of their silver wedding anniversary, life for Roy and Margaret Fox turns upside down when their adult children learn their parents have each acquired a friend of the opposite sex. The kids are apposed until they discover the new friends are rich. Then things get complicated. PITCH: Is "When Harry Met Sally" wrong?
VICKI IN VIEWLAND
Vicki's crush for Jay has her falling head over heels, dropping her in the fantasy world of Viewland, where she must defeat all types of idiotic people and their foolish views in order to return home to Jay and newfound knowledge.
Three coworkers have a devastating impact on each other's lives as told from each person's perspective.
AND WE WERE LEFT DARKLING
In the aftermath of WW2, in an undefined place, two men, Eichmann and Wallenberg, play chess, using humans as pawns. Each represents the extreme of man’s humanity and inhumanity to man. https://andwewereleft.com/
Behind The Veil
Film Noir. Los Angeles, 1947. A private investigator's search for a gay man among those marginalized by society results in a battle against the powerful elite who exploit them. (Recent Quarter Finalist Santa Barbara 2022 Diverse Writers outreach) Script Excerpt
The Umpire Has No Balls
A fiery young woman who has baseball running through her blood and can call the game better than anyone starts her journey through the umpire ranks to achieve her one goal in life – becoming a major league baseball umpire. Her problem? No woman has ever broken through the stainless-steel ceiling of this male dominated sport.
Greedy executives of a large corporation implement an illegal downsizing process, and they would've gotten away with it but they didn’t count on a desperate employee whose courage and family loyalty proves much stronger than any of their corporate policies.
The Ed Dennehy Story
Ed always wanted to act or direct in theatre. Infant epilepsy, a lifelong battle with booze, or the bizarre hallucinations of van Gogh, Barrymore and spiders the size of dogs were not going to stop him. Living in reality was another matter. This is a physiological journey where a man struggles to find peace between the worlds of the real and the imaginary.
SOUTH WIND COME
A cynical teenager views her father's struggle with depression as a sign of weakness, but her attitude toward him and life changes when an enigmatic ancestor returning from a journey into the dark night of the soul saves them both from the wrath of an assassin in a drug cartel. Script Excerpt
A rising rock star strikes out for Iceland in search of inspiration, only to discover a centuries-old horror that threatens to use her gifts to take over the world.
Shooter on the Grassy Knoll (new as of 6-7-22) new excerpt 1-17-23
A man suffering from schizophrenia and lack of self-esteem fires one of the fatal shots into President Kennedy from a grassy knoll then finds the conscience he never knew he had lost in a New Mexico desert with two disabled sisters: one blind and one a deaf-mute. Script Excerpt
A New York policeman becomes a frontier sheriff bringing eastern savvy to the western grit needed to keep his Arizona town safe from bullies, bank robbers and badlands evil doers.
When a career bank robber, fleeing the police, seeks refuge in a church and holds the parishioners hostage, he is turned tothe path of faith by its Baptist minister who has problems of his own.Faith -based.
All Sarah's Things I Found In My Pocket
When his fiancé abruptly cancels their wedding, a man evaluates his own past behaviour, triggered by items -sunglasses, wine cork, fortune cookie, cloth rabbit- that he finds in his jacket that establish the film's structure like"Four Weddings and a Funeral" . Family friendly. Diversity roles.
Frankie, an angry, out-of-control boy, teams up with the Frankenstein monster to bring Frankie’s estranged father home for Christmas.
Born with a high tolerance for pain and fear, an Asian American fashion model changes career to become a rookie in a small town police department to undo the debacle caused by her abusive cop father years before. Not everyone is happy with her presence including a relentless cop killer .
Under The Influence
Tensions erupt when a workaholic bar owner becomes infatuated with the wife of an alcoholic patron. Drama with thriller elements. Inspirational. Nominated Best Drama Feature Austin Revolution Film Festival 2022 .
When a group of teenagers drive through the countryside during hunting season they confront husband and wife serial killers hunting people for sport.PITCH: Hunger Games meets Deliverance Gender and diversity balanced cast
A young man raised and oppressed by fundamentalist parents makes the life-changing discovery that universe creation may be within the grasp of a revolutionary new physics and not confined to the biblical God.
A father takes his young disabled son to the country to reconnect in an old Victorian, but their stay becomes one of regret after a malevolent presence is awakened. Script Excerpt
When the bombs were blossoming
German Officer, Town Commander of an occupied European town in WW2, reliving his youth, teaches a talented local boy to be the best world pianists, not knowing that the boy’s family supports the resistance movement.
An underachiever, at the end of his rope, learns the secret of traveling into parallel universes and uses it to improve his personal and professional life. Unfortunately, he breaks all the rules and loses his way home; And if he can’t fix it, it may cost him his life.
Shadow of Despair
A Chicago homicide detective specializing in behavioral psychology and analytics, pursues a serial killer who extracts body parts from his victims. Script Excerpt
Escape To Egypt
When the Holy Family narrowly escapes a raid on Bethlehem, they take a dangerous journey to stay ahead of Herod’s forces. It’s a biblical thriller inspired by The Protoevangelium of James, various Christian Orthodoxies, and the Writings of Josephus.
Bonnie and Hyde
A young hairdresser and her ex-G.I. boyfriend pull off a wild armored truck heist and take it on the lam South of the Border. Script Excerpt
Turtle Eggs for Agassiz
A famous scientist's strange need challenges a young teacher to tackle it, launching a great adventure. Script Excerpt
A young entrepreneur plugs his last dime into Heaven-Wise Acres, a cemetery-of-the-absurd theme park. To everyone's surprise it's a huge hit...until things go horribly wrong. Script Excerpt
A snake's on the loose in Mike Turner's new home and his wife is really freaking out!!! Script Excerpt
A closeted nurse from a dysfunctional family struggles with love and the meaning of life while working in the gay community during the emerging AIDS crisis in 1970’s New York City.
Set in the near future, two robots, the Monitor and the Merrimack, train for an arena battle to decide who will control the United States during the second civil war, only to develop awareness and question why they must fight at all as they clash in the largest attended, biggest pay-per-view event in history. Script Excerpt
Can two men find love and repair their shattered lives while battling for the fate of the planet?
THE GO TO GUY
When he accidentally kills his entire family, a failed science fiction writer does the only thing possible: he impersonates them all until he can figure out how to get away cleanly.
Edged on by his incestuous sister-in-law, the president of a leading euthanasia group faces-off with his estranged anti-euthanasia daughter over the fate of his aged mother.
After faking his death, a man attends his own wake in order to find perpetrators of a conspiracy that targeted him, but in doing so, he gets far more than he ever could have imagined.
A honeymooner in Belize becomes a reluctant adventurer when an anti-American police chief frames her husband for murder, and the only one on her side is the silent ghost of an ancient Mayan woman.
Quarter-finalist Screen Lab 2019. Semi-finalist Fresh Voices 2020. Semi-finalist Emerging Screenwriters 2022. Stevie is fifteen years old and well on the way to becoming a hardened criminal; Dave is a cop, natural enemy of Stevie; Susie is Dave’s two-year-old daughter who is kidnapped during a cyclone. The last thing a teenage boy needs is a baby. But it falls to Stevie to save the baby – without knowing who she is and for totally unselfish motives – and thus to save Dave and his family from total disintegration.
Ayden: The Exceptional
A brilliant young geneticist who believes superhumans exist in our modern society makes the ultimate discovery after he is led to a man with exceptional abilities. Script Excerpt
LOGLINE: When the son of mafia boss leaves the family business and is wrongly charged for murder, he must choose whether to stay loyal to his mob family and serve a prison sentence, or defy them by proving his innocence and risk assassination. ____________________________________________________________________________ SYNOPSIS: Chosen as next head of his family’s crime business, the eldest son of a New Orleans Mafia boss facing deportation orders abandons his Sicilian heritage by marrying an American woman and going into legitimate business. After his father is deported and his younger brother inherits the family business, the elder son is indicted for murder when a restaurant owner he had previously refused orders to kill turns up dead. Then he learns who is real family is and risks certain assassination by teaming up with an investigation lawyer against his blood family in court to avoid a death row prison sentence.
IT NEVER RAINS
A recently divorced DEA agent is laid off from his job prior to Christmas. His ex-wife has left him with nothing. A hot female "criminal" who is a pilot and has been delivering "medical supplies"(aka "drugs") across the border from the States catches his eye and he decides to roll the dice and tag along.
The Complicated Truth
A fearless news anchor puts her life in jeopardy to expose dangerous secret societies which have infiltrated the government to rig a presidential election, maintain their power and keep the country racially polarized.
DUEL AND DEATH
Famous Russian poet, Alexander Pushkin, dies in a duel defending his and his wife's honor.
Shy of her thirtieth birthday, a woman realizes the man she knows as her father is not her biological donor. When she goes on a hunt for her original sperm donor, she finds him behind prison walls.
The Greater Sin
After an innocent black teenager is gunned down by a rogue cop who isn’t charged, his mother becomes an activist and runs for city council to change entrenched practices that protect lawless cops.
The Biglaws Kingdom
After his wife was wounded by his brother while trying to rape her, an unhappy King who could not have a son to be the heir to his throne passes on strict laws unto his people to make sure that no one is happy.
ALL LIT UP WITH NO PLACE TO GO
By produced writer. 10 feature films. 20 novels. Re-titled DON'T TELL ME WHEN I'M DEAD. 1-location action crime-thriller. The son of a wealthy businessman assumes a false identity to stage his own abduction and take revenge on a pair of young, love-struck kidnappers.
3rd and Goal
Against all odds, the first female quarterback drafted into the NFL battles prejudices and personal tragedy as she attempts to lead her longtime losing team in the quest for a playoff berth.
One man gets the unprecedented opportunity to recast his damaged and uncountable absentee ballot and single-handedly decide the outcome of an electorally deadlocked presidential election. The candidates, PACs and powerbrokers try everything to get him to vote their way...or stop the vote entirely. (NOTE: written in ’95. Scriptapalooza 2001 - 2nd place. NOT Costner and Stern's "Swing Vote," which was written in 2007. Script was sent to Stern's first producer in 9/00. This producer also worked on earlier Costner films.)
Action-comedy by produced writer - 10 features and 20 novels. An international troupe of Western showmen, led by a befuddled old American star, are forced to use their cowboy stunt skills to save a group of beautiful young women from a gang of real-life sex traffickers.
THE MIRACLE MAN
A soldier absorbs psychic powers during a mission gone awry and becomes the tool of a shady governmental organization.
The spirit of an evil teen killed while plotting a school massacre returns to take care of unfinished business starting with his family. But first he must get by his twelve year old telekinetic brother who knows he’s back. Script Excerpt
A Journey With Destiny
In 1906, a young man’s journey by automobile leaves him stranded in a remote mining town about to erupt into a battle royale between company goons and radical labor. 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 grieving widower volunteers to be part of a one-way-mission to Mars in an effort to colonize the planet, but finds himself conflicted about his future when he begins falling for one of his fellow astronauts.
A headstrong scientist must break an ancient tribal curse before it transforms her into its next generation of killer
The Man with the Package
One mysterious agent, a package that has to be mailed back to his boss. What could go wrong? Everything!
LAND OF SNOWS: Adventures of An American Tulku in Tibet
Framed for murder in Tibet, a troubled American thief flees from the Chinese Army, discovers secrets to his past life as a Tibetan monk. "Although sometimes horrific, this movie celebrates the connectedness and continuity of life." 'Land of Snows' was formerly called 'Ascension.'
Summer 1977 - two 14-year old boys undertake an epic, two-day bicycle trek across a city on a dangerous quest for a legendary dumpster in a downtown alley packed with adult magazines.
A repo man on the run from a Mexican drug gang sets up his twin brother to take the hit for him, only to have a change of heart and try to save his life - The Talented Mr Ripley meets The Usual Suspects in No Country for Old Men in this gritty and fast-paced suspense thriller.
HOPE AND FAITH -AN OBSESSION OF THE HEART PART TWO
This is the continuing drama-based story of two lovers who were reunited after fifteen years. The story continues with unexpected life changing issues of life and death that each character faces.
A gay 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. Script Excerpt
Furgrow Birds back to the beginning
1)When a dog loses his owner, he discovers a dark conspiracy involving an evil king, a hidden realm and magical crystals that can alter the world..............2)When a former king launches a war with dark magic to reclaim his throne, gifted animals and plants create a hybrid army to save the kingdom.........3)When an evil man uses magic to disrupt evolution, a dog recruits unusually crossbred animals and plants to help restore the earth's balance. Script Excerpt
GODFORSAKEN: A STORY OF THREE MARYS
Based on real characters, after the death of Jesus of Nazareth, the three women named Mary in his life struggle to spread his message, but are pulled into a violent period of upheaval and political intrigue where they stand together against an empire. Script Excerpt
Janitor kidnaps alien from air force
The Phantom Train
A double-homicide leads a strong female FBI agent and Mossad to the location of one of Hitler’s hidden Phantom Gold trains while modern-day Nazis attempt to get there first.
Amidst a hostile takeover attempt, a billionaire enlists the aid of a noted genealogist to map his Nigerian ancestry, but when the trail leads to a remote African village, his attempts to help the locals pit him and his estranged son against corrupt security contractors, both abroad and at home.
Forced to take sides in a centuries-old intergalactic war, a veteran soldier and her scientist ex-wife bond with giant alien warriors in a final battle that will decide the fate of humanity.
Quick Shot is about an ex-marine with the special ability to slow down time and shoot at impossible targets. His life changes when gets recruited by an underground organization bent on taking over the U.S. government. Script Excerpt
Into the Sunshine
A Naval Officer returns to his hometown Washington, D.C. to lay his younger brother to rest and bring the killer to justice. Script Excerpt
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
Dancing Under a Buzzing Streetlamp
A young man risks a life of obscurity unless he can overcome the walls his family has put in front of him that force him to stay in the closet and not pursue his passion to dance.
Playing the Field
After dominating youth leagues and high school football, a young woman struggles with womanhood, academic studies, gender expectations, and family tragedy while trying to find her place as quarterback on her new college team.
Everything I Have Is Yours
Thirteen-year-old Haylee stumbles on her father's affair with her mother's friend, who has come to stay after her home was burglarized. 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
A fun-loving bachelor crippled with anxiety over his upcoming wedding resorts to a wild whirlwind series of hypnotic therapy sessions to confront the issues of his youth that keeps him from saying, “I do.”
Sympathy for the Devil
A rookie journalist finds herself in the middle of an epic battle between Angels and Demons when she discovers that Hell has infiltrated the White House and that Satan himself has possessed the President.
The Road to Shambala
When a hapless American musician is kicked out of his own band, he travels to exotic China where he crosses paths with a sexy superstar Singer proving love is an international language assuming her jealous Fiancé and Crime Syndicate Boss doesn't kill him first.
Terror On The Run
How do you wipe out a terrorist organization while also inspiring Arab Sultans in the Mid-East to join Western nations in a global war against international terrorism? Our heroes do it.
According to Their Kind
After a famous atheist receives an ancient artifact that may hold the secrets about the origins of life, she’s thrust into an age-old battle between angelic and demonic forces where choosing the wrong side will imperil her life and the world.
Haunt for Hire
After a family enlists the help of a ghost to save themselves from a vindictive neighbor, they start a haunt for hire business and learn that even ghosts can be haunted.
Cast To Kill
A respected casting director with a wandering eye for the ladies must fight for his life and reputation after being framed for murder by a vengeful psychopath.
A Fading Finish Line
Four lifelong middle aged men deal with the challenges of starting over in employment, relationships, parenting and health when they are so close to reaching their goals. Script Excerpt
A Risk of Exposure
A Russian ballet teacher plots to smuggle photos of Stalin's crimes while part of a cultural exchange to the U.S. in 1953. With the KGB in close pursuit, she finds an unexpected ally. Script Excerpt
Logline: Just when a battle-weary, suspended Navy SEAL revives his family fishing business, he spots Russian spetsnaz troops disguised as fishermen blowing up an oil rig, and fights to prevent a hit on their next target--the Trans-Alaskan pipeline. ______________________________________ Synopsis: On the verge of losing his family because of prolonged overseas duty, a Navy SEAL about to make captain is suspended for disobeying orders to kill terrorists disguised as fishermen caught sabotaging a UAE gas pipeline in the Persian Gulf. When the disgraced SEAL returns home to Alaska to resume the family fishing business during his suspension, he again encounters terrorists posing as fishermen, but discovers they are Russian spetsnaz forces on a covert mission to destroy the Alaskan transcontinental pipeline. After he warns his family and government officials, they accuse him of having PTSD, and the suspended SEAL learns that to win back his family, save innocent lives and prevent an economic death sentence to the U.S., he must sacrifice his Navy career and disobey orders again by engaging the enemy in a tactical fight to the death on Alaska’s frigid waters.
After being tortured and raped in college, a young female scientist suffers PTSD. When her company develops a device that transports her to a universe free of people and fears, she discovers that every time she does -- she grows further and further away from her own reality and closer to the man who tormented her.
The Cell Doors Scream
A prison story unfolds as two Officers and two Prisoners discover destiny in horror. A discovery exposing a fatal decision which may or may not open a door to unspeakable evil.
A scientist kidnapped by the N.S.A. for his expertise in cryonics becomes the pawn of the planet’s Destroyer spoken of in Biblical prophecy. Script Excerpt
After being diagnosed with a terminal illness, a ship captain and his friends embark on a journey to the mythological island of Hy-Brasil, in hopes that its inhabitants will grant them immortality.
Revenge is sweet. Infidelity is delicious. Getting away with murder? Just tragic. A jilted wife pays the ultimate price when her only child is caught in a jealous crossfire. Extreme Screenwriting gives a "recommend." Barb Doyon
After her husband dies leaving all of his estate to another woman, a former middle-aged psychologist with the help of a friend opens a bar where they nurture those in their employ, each of whom faces challenging situations and must dance and sing as they attempt to keep their dreams alive. During their Christmas celebration, some of those dreams come to fruition.
A single man ridiculed for his comical blunders needs to prove himself worthy, but his Latino lady friend provides cause for him to become a hero. Script Excerpt
Cold Blooded Gold
Western Ghost Story - Cold Blooded Gold Soldiers are haunted by their last mission to hide a load of gold. Their captain may have returned from the dead to call them together years later to find the gold and save it for the future. The gold is tainted by the war and a group of "buffalo soldiers" help to save the treasure from an evil force determined to use it for nefarious purposes. Gritty and surprising this project has been on the front burner of a couple of production companies. Its time has finally come.
BY PRODUCED WRITER - 10 FEATURES. And 20 novels. Re-titled DEVIL'S DUE. An FBI agent, haunted by the failures of 9/11, desperately tries to redeem himself by tracking down a serial bomber armed with a deadly new weapon. Winner, Applause contest, judged by script guru Lew Hunter.
THE KALAMA AWAKENING
On a spiritual quest, a young woman ends up in a cult nightmare of betrayal and manipulation, from which she must escape to avoid becoming an Guru's sex slave.
East Meets Western
A runaway indentured Asian cook bakes his way into the good graces of a frontier town, where he struggles to win the skills and allies he needs to avoid recapture by the ruthless outlaw who 'owns' him.
The Aegis Conspiracy
The CIA gets caught in its own trap when a hacker takes over the Navy's Aegis defense system. The goal of the agent that hacked in is to start a nuclear war between the US and Russia if the CIA doesn't pay a ransom.
The Long War
A hoodlum, who tasted “payback” at the hands of two high school classmates he had terrorized, spends the next thirty years looking for the two and his own retribution. Script Excerpt
A Good Soul
A sitcom actor risks losing his soul for the chance to prove that he can be more than the lovable big brother he played on TV. His quest for a darker role leads him into the world of underground clubs where he is tricked into playing the killer of a snuff film.
The First Casualty
When a reporter uncovers a secret that could doom the war-torn Spanish Republic, he must help the whistleblower escape before a Communist death squad silences them both.
MR. JOE PRESIDENT
JOE GRANT, an honest, tough firefighter who defies death in raging infernos, risks his life running independently for President against the political Parties, assassins and an incensed, almost father-in-law, ex-Governor.
Shades of Sin
A woman is caught between two men and their long-standing feud with each other.
AS THINGS SLIP AWAY
DRAMA / PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER An heiress struggles with her vast wealth as her health slips away. Her mother was always there to push her forward................. AND OVER THE EDGE FOR GOOD. (elements of MAGIC REALISM) Script Excerpt
Twin sisters take it on the lam after a heist from the mob with two enforcers in pursuit in a wild 24 hour ride filled with robbery, murder and deception.
After a Voodoo Priest cast a spell on ventriloquist doll, Lil B-Easy, he comes to life and grows with his human big brother, pulling pranks and causing mischief along the way. Script Excerpt
Not About Money
A gal of principle gets her career derailed, goes up against a large corporation with a discrimination lawsuit, and ultimately changes the culture for women in business.
Upon graduation, Michael leaves his hometown to start his first semester at Duke University. Unprepared and overwhelmed, he withdraws, returns home, and starts anew while working in a furniture factory.
The King's Cadillac
Selected as a quarter-finalist in the ScreenCraft Comedy Screenplay Contest 2017. LOGLINE: Two lovable, quirky, bumbling bubbas inadvertently steal Elvis’ Gold Cadillac during the Great Nashville Flood, disguise it as a hearse so they can take it on adventures, and end up saving it, a die-hard Elvis fan, and themselves.
Dooda and Rayford, The Alabaster Boys
Two bumbling brothers from the deep Alabaster, Alabama backwoods win a sightseeing weekend in New York City and unknowingly get caught up in a police investigation involving two jewel thieves and the Detectives trying to apprehend them.
Where In The World Is Matthew Redstone?
A father overcomes memory loss, homelessness and despair when his journalist son finds him languishing in a homeless shelter after searching twenty years for him. NEED AGENT OR MANAGER
Two unlikely heroes of Christmas are magically chained together as they attempt to rescue kidnapped children from a witch and her warlord but wind up sparking a revolution. It’s an origin story about the German legend of Belsnickel, the inspiration for our modern image of Santa Claus, and Krampus, his hairy companion.
When a gay teenager is almost lynched in South Carolina, a closeted boy goes on the run after discovering that his own abusive father was the one behind the attempt.
Fired man can’t pay his bills, accepts an offer to participate in the auction, doesn't suspecting, this is an offer from a gang
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
Adopted at infancy, a pro minor league ice-hockey player searches for his biological parents during a championship season where his dream of playing for the Pittsburgh Penguins hangs on a thread and a prayer. But his quest to find his birth parents is a little more disruptive to his life than expected and he finds himself more on a journey of enlightenment than discovery. Script Excerpt
Bad Apples Don't Fall Far From The Tree... A social worker, tormented by his own abused past, gives aid to an abused, pregnant teen that threatens to become a taboo relationship. The fact that his live-in mother likes to kill socially irredeemable door to door salesmen only makes life worse. When fate deals him a lottery win, his seemingly mundane life falls apart. Script Excerpt
A death metal atheist with a tortured religious past becomes the target of his satanic fan base because they think he's something more. Check out the novel and its sequel, Prophet Reborn, published in 2018 and 2020. Book Three in preproduction. Script Excerpt
THE ELEVEN SUSPECTS
A Ex-con must team up with her closet family to retrieve a crucial evidence to clear her name from a murder frame up planned by her manipulative ex husband.
The Rebel Princess
In a futuristic world in which a decadent royalty keeps slaves, Princess Ember and a gladiator lead a revolt to free the slaves Script Excerpt
In the Broad Face of Day
Historical Drama (1843): When a lunatic guns down the secretary of the British Prime Minister in broad daylight in the streets of central London, the ensuing courtroom battle and outcome was to change forever the way insanity was viewed by courts around the world.
As Florida neighbors fall in love, their rival lawn ornaments start a war. Script Excerpt
Harpo's Bike (Can't Find My Way Home)
A young ad artist takes a trip to New Orleans on a Harley inherited from his estranged Marine father to prove to his family that the man was having an affair. Instead, he finds a veteran homeless mute - his father's best friend - who thinks he's Harpo Marx. Script Excerpt
Gods Of Bell
When a telephone worker invades the public's privacy by using the telephone lines to find the man who killed his wife, he inadvertently becomes a pawn in a twisted tale of espionage and intrigue.
Citlalli and the Destroyer
13-year-old Citlalli from ancient Mexico joins 6 other 13-year-old ancestors of hers now. along with a cadre of galactic neighbor aliens in a desperate battle against a galaxy destroying horror, all their incredible journey's leading to a climactic final confrontation - and all Citlalli wants to do is find a way back to her family.
Bit by Bit
Debt ridden and on the brink of suspension, a conscientious tech savvy Stanford student must save his humble parent's dream and unstable roommate's life by actioning a crypto currency scheme that could just be the financial holy grail.
Use Of Force
When an "on the spectrum" youth becomes a problematic rookie cop he vows to crush a delusional gang leader in a desperate fight to prevent the inevitable.
A lonely young man, Micah Cohen, considers suicide, only to be visited by an “agent for the afterlife” who mistakenly thinks he’s already gone through with it. Rejuvenated by his new lease on life, Micah's determined to set things right…but when he discovers that Death itself is hunting him down, it’s up to Micah’s guardian angel – a rookie -- to save him. A dark reverse spin on Capra’s IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE.
When their Kentucky Bourbon Trail tour goes awry, two engaged couples join up with strangers, some unsavory, to seek shelter in the ruins of an abandoned distillery.
Prisoners in Pain Sight
After a white farmer saves the life of a runaway slave, the slave helps his injured widow repair her rundown farm while keeping from each other that dangerous men are after them both.
Logline: After successfully taking airplanes hostage using driverless cars, a greedy Cuban American risks the score to stop the carnage his vindictive partner is about to create.
A clumsy teenage elf is ridiculed and alienated by other young elves when he fails every assignment until his mechanical skills are discovered after the reindeer develop chicken pox and Santa asks him to modify the train to deliver the toys which he does successfully with the help of an attractive female elf and a monkey.
A bizarre comedy within which a cynical, middle-aged woman is charged with caring for her eccentric mother and goofy sister who hold daily memorial services for husband/daddy's amputated leg. When he recovers, he comes to reclaim his family and his life in a combination wedding and funeral for the leg and meter reader's bag of wife, and life moves forward for all.
Dunkirk: Miracle of Deliverance
Vice Admiral Bertram Ramsay masterminded the plans to rescue the British Expeditionary force from the beaches of Dunkirk. Operation Dynamo would bring them home. This docudrama starts from the very beginning of an insane plan to use 'little ships', captained by normal everyday people, to save the troops before they are cut down by Hitler's forces.
A Death Without Malice
Marissa Sheldon's husband has been in a vegetative state for two years. She is now forced to ask herself - has the time come to let him die? Gold Remi winner, Worldfest Houston
the gay version of NOTTING HILL SCREENPLAY JUDGE'S COMMENTS: “There’s such a cool, passionate force to this story.” “This is the type of small indie that – when cast and marketed correctly – gets all those accolades that tip people toward great things.” The characters are also meaty enough to attract heavy hitters to play them and it would be relatively inexpensive to make, baring a couple cameos that might be easy or difficult to arrange.” I think getting a little glimpse of the atmosphere and characters here will help sell this great wackiness. I also think that people would go gaga over this type of unhygienic, imperfect romance. JUSTINSWINGLE.com
Five kids court ordered to stay at a dude ranch as punishment for their crimes have to save humanity from hi-tech weapons dealers, the military and nano-bot technology medical drones designed to heal wounded soldiers but instead get reprogrammed to kill all life on earth. Script Excerpt
A Native American environmentalist is pitted against his logger brother after a botanist whistleblower is pushed too far in the struggle to maintain the forests of Northwestern Montana. As loggers fight for job security, and as environmentalists fight for their cause, the botanist becomes the victim of both sides, and enacts a dangerous retribution. Script Excerpt
THE OLDEST CADDIES
Three friends save a wealthy country club owner after a fiery car crash and are awarded jobs as caddies for life at his exclusive course. Decades later, the three must fight to protect their livelihoods and pensions against the owner’s estranged greedy son who now wants to sell the club to real estate developers after his father’s death.
A woman’s sanity is tested trapped underground in the family’s new shelter with her domineering husband and drug addicted son as aliens invade Earth. Script Excerpt
2056: a new world order. Four prisoners attempt to escape execution by exploiting the judge's weakness for one of them. Script Excerpt
The Redemption of John Parker
An embittered former slave risks life and limb as an Underground Railroad “conductor” until, targeted for death by angry slave owners and a sociopathic slave hunter, he must confront and resolve his inner rage or bring tragedy on his family. Based on a true story.
The Dressmaker's Daughter
Romania 1940: A Jewish teenage girl studying to become a doctor, falls into a forbidden affair with her tutor. As war erupts, the Nazis invade and her family is killed, but a Romanian Iron Guard officer takes her as his concubine and sends her to nurse enemy soldiers in a field hospital. When her lover shows up with a group of Jewish partisans, she leads them through headquarters to kill two high-ranking Nazi guests of the officer. But her lover dies in the action. She escapes with the partisans and spends the rest of the war sabotaging German supply lines. Adapted from my Young Adult novel published by Santa Monica Press in 2022. Script Excerpt
The Viking Leif Eriksson, who, to prove himself to his legendary father Erik the Red, embarks on a dangerous voyage to find new lands and inadvertently discovers America. Script Excerpt
Man(ny) Versus Machine
When an awkward ad exec named Manny beats up a coffee maker, every mechanical device goes after him thwarting his chances of winning a CLIO advertising award and destroying his relationship with the woman he loves. Script Excerpt
Home Like a Shadow
College girl accompanies her new boyfriend to his decaying San Joaquin Valley home town for his mother's birthday and is pulled into family conflicts and lost dreams dating back to the Civil War. Script Excerpt
While on a mission to colonize newly-discovered Planet Vistal, five astronaut children set out to rescue their abducted parents from an evil, alien civilization. In the process, these NASA "brats" reign havoc and wreak mayhem in the galaxies.
In God's Image
Faith in God is being tested for Clergyman / Zoo Keeper Zeke after multiple disasters and now the tragic death of his chimp friend Flo, when he suddenly has a chance at love and redemption culminating in a wild debate pitting Evolution vs. Creationism for schools, his savior coming from a VERY unexpected place, the spirit of his wise-cracking chimp friend Flo..
Policemen battle their own fear and despair while fighting the war on crime.
After an indentured servant is brutally beaten by an overseer, the multi-racial servants flee together from their colonial North Carolina plantation with the tyrannical owner in hot pursuit.
BY PRODUCED WRITER - 10 FEATURES. And 20 novels. Out-of-work auto-workers try to make money and rekindle their marriages by making a movie. English language/Chinese version of the script also available.
Humanity seems faced by an imminent quantum leap when the planet Earth is immersed for 20 long seconds in an intercosmic wall of light. Through the combination of ancient, metaphysical codes with the ultimate in modern science, Dr. Sean Saquasta and his team decipher the key to an inexhaustible source of energy , a gigantic golden ball, the control over which unleashes a perfidious battle.
Gray and Lover - The Hearth Tales Incident
Demons frighten people but fear Gray and Lover. A female steampunk duo are contracted to stop "Demon" from terrorizing Seattle before it finds a famous horror writer conjured by his unfaithful and murderous golddigger wife back in LA. Semi-Finalist in Circus Road Films screenplay contest.
YOU SAY TOMATO
BY PRODUCED WRITER - 10 FEATURES. And 20 novels. Two reporters try to keep their hands off each other while solving the murder of a Hollywood star. In the tradition of The Thin Man, Front Page, and the TV series Moonlighting. TV-movie/pilot version also available.
From da Big Island
New York defined her - Hawaii changed her, is the tagline. How could Hawaii change New Yorker? From da Big Island is a baby boomer coming of age, fish out of water, woman-centric comedy about Ruth, a famous New York syndicated television personality, whose life is in peril. Needing solitude and change, leaves the Big Apple for the Big Island of Hawaii and discovers life is vastly different than what she expected. Deals with the customs of the islands, her unusual neighbors, marijuana, pigs, and more. Is this the change she expected? Think Barbara Walters meets the Clampetts. Read the book: https://www.amazon.com/Big-Island-Bill-Hutchinson-ebook/dp/B076QKMDV9
An assassinated Russian Ambassador, a rogue CIA agent and an out of control biological warfare program throw a counter intelligence agent into a race against time to stop a new, and far deadlier, biological confrontation with Russia.
The Iron Caste
Reporter chases truth about interracial girl's murder from 1929 to 1955.
A clever sixth grader must learn to control her dreams or be trapped in them forever by a power hungry janitor intent on world domination.
All My Trials, Lord
In a drunken stupor a handsome young singer kills a taxi driver while visiting Spalding County, Georgia. While awaiting trial, he plays his guitar and sings hymns so beautifully that the townspeople gather in the evenings outside his cell to listen, inspiring a local minister to hold revivals outside the window. (Set in 1950s and inspired by a true event)
LAST FLAG ON OAK ISLAND
When a museum curator and his female assistant translate clues in an American Revolution-era journal to a British payroll buried on Oak Island, they must go undercover to unearth the treasure before two rival treasure hunters discover it. Wealth of the century or the island's deft insult? (From the novel Last Assault on Oak Island by Jenn Rekka.)
After the brutal murder of a missionary, an old-fashioned church woman from the country and an urban undercover police detective team up against ruthless gangsters who run a major slave trafficking network.
The Legend of Karly
High school archery sensation Karly McCombs is living the dream life after her parents move the family to Alaska. Living isolated they depend on Karly to supply them with meat. Discovering gold on their land sets in motion a series of tragic events when a gang of ruthless men catch wind of it. Karly now must put her skills to the ultimate test to save her family.
SECURITY ACT 2070
What happens in the future when it's against the law to speak out against consumerism?
A couple have twenty four hours to cash it in a lottery ticket stashed away in a wallet. The problem is they’re out of the country and are held up at the border and time is not on their side. Script Excerpt
A volunteer firefighter of Native American descent must convince a small town sheriff with a grudge that a vengeful Indian spirit is bent on destroying their town with the flood waters of a nearby creek. Inspired by the actual Schoharie Creek bridge collapse of 1987. Now available as a novel. Script Excerpt
At the Sound of the Tone
"I think I killed her, "says a mystery voice on her answer machine, forcing a frightened young architect to rely on an Apache policeman with a who has a troubled history of his own. Script Excerpt
Sicily, 1859, a giant mountain man (Carlo Sovrumano) leads 5000 fierce fighters alongside Giuseppe Garibaldi in the brutal fight for Italian freedom at Palermo.
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.
Love in Pandemic
SANTA, the central character is infected with corona virus and this he plots as a weapon in killing his lover RIDDHI'S fiancee RAHUL.
ABRAHAM VAN HELSING AND THE HUNT FOR DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE
Dr. Abraham Van Helsing the renowned scientist, doctor, and spiritualist returns to pursue a friend, the brilliant physician Dr. Henry Jekyll; obsessed with the idea that good and evil can be liberated from a human being. Now his extreme theory has yielded a malevolent formula that has set a monster lose upon the world. Can the man who hunted down Jack the Ripper, hunt down Edward Hyde?
STUCK IN A SHARE-HOUSE - two couples struggle to get on with each other’s living standards...
LUKE THE MERMAN
LILY; A COLLEGE STUDENT MEETS a stuttering MYSTERIOUS MERMAN after an attempt drowning imposed by an old bully. The relationship between a stuttering merman and a female human grows; despite repercussions in merman couple culture.
HENRY (MULTI FILM SERIES)
A young powerful pyrokinetic man, and his grandmother work together to control his abilities; and fight foes that get in the way of their happy family.
In the 80's,Trevor Carter lives in Bronx-New York.He's been through violence. Affected by the violence he will try to punish it along with everyone he considers culpable.
The Open Door to the Close Minded
A young girl needs her grandmother's help in order to fulfill a life long goal.
Escape the tension.
A fresh teacher and his wife struggle to have kids, after tense marriage period, his wife left him. The teacher got fired because of a troubled student find out about his consume to alcohol in the school, the student takes it as a leverage, kept landing at his teacher's life, causes bizarre, funny situations, making the teacher be drag to a big mess.
While writing an inspiring biography of her Aunt, a novelist discovers her childhood diary and love letters that force her to investigate if she uncovered a romantic love story or a cold case of sexual abuse. Script Excerpt
Bowl 145 to Stay Alive
(6 CHARACTERS AND 1 LOCATION) Four men have been bowling together for fifty years when one of them learns his sister was maimed decades ago by one of the other three - but which one? The accuser holds the alley hostage as he tries to force a confession.
An adulterous couple creates a fake film production project to catfish a naive actress to take the rap for the murder of the woman's husband, but instead, one of the con artists becomes the easy mark. Script Excerpt
We Need To Talk Before You Die
A quirky teacher with a fantasy-prone personality, and his therapist wife, get more than they bargained for in their whimsical quest to get closure with people before they die. Script Excerpt
A young black female detective is teamed up with an old-school Irish male cop as they struggle to solve the murders made by the Ikiryo, a ghost of vengeance, which draws her into the exploits of this mystical phenomenon. Script Excerpt
Just wait, I will back.
Every interview is meant to be enlightening, but its clarity heavily depends on who tells the story.
An avid rail fan gets it way wrong.
The Scarlet #MeToo
A bestselling female author avenges her sexual abuser by reversing the #me-too dynamic to make the abuser feel the degradation and lifelong shame he dished out to others. Script Excerpt
A quirky contained dramedy about an agoraphobic writer who unknowingly fathers three daughters with three sisters in the same year, thus producing sibling cousins. Script Excerpt
Kill the Competition
Andrew Brooks is a recent college grad who's desperate to break into the entertainment industry but struggles to land his first job. Over the course of three critical days, Andrew comes to realize what he must do to obtain his dream job.
While reporting on a rock star's sudden death, a reporter discovers that "Fame" has an escape clause.
TOO CLOSE TO THE SUN
PERFECTION IS THE PROVINCE OF THE GODS.
PORTAL TO HELL
PORTAL TO HELL: the existence beyond the mind. a spirit. a ghost. a poltergeist. Script Excerpt
I hate you
A single middle woman dealing with her own depression faces the heartbreaking notice that the long awaited visit of her daughter won't happen.
On A Road Less Traveled
At the height of World War II, a troubled teen is sent away to her estranged Aunt and Uncle’s inn deep in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Upon discovering long-dormant family secrets, she becomes convinced the inn is haunted.
Magician & Son
Santiago is a non-believing son and assistant to Manuel the Magnificent, a once-famous Barcelonian stage magician. When his father mysteriously disappears within his own illusion, it's up to a hesitant Santiago to enter the one dreaded place he may have gone -- the mythic, chaotic landscape of The Magician's World.
The Phantom of the Opera
The blossoming romance of Victome Raoul de Chagny and young soprano Christine Daae is pushed to their limits when a mysterious spectre haunts the Palais Garnier. Gaston Leroux’s classic novel is faithfully brought to life.
Ayden: Rise of the Divine Beings
After the mythical oval, the Heart of Saros detects Ayden 'The Exceptional,' who was hidden among humans as a child by his mother, four divine beings with superhuman abilities from the planet Memnon are ordered to earth by their Lord to execute the vigilante crime fighter. Script Excerpt
Howlingween 5: Trip Along
Fate has dealt another terrible hand to the Forran family. Only wishing to enjoy a road trip across America, the family encounters a human-like wolf, the brainchild of a disturbed seven-year-old boy. Script Excerpt
Stinky Skates is an adorable story about an old pair of skates getting back out on the roller rink again. The morals of kindness and acceptance of all people no matter what race disability or personality are portrayed throughout the story.