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After a tragic death, a grieving mother moves into an isolated farm to help her troubled teenage son cope – only to discover the farm is haunted by the ghost of a young man who committed suicide there, and he’s targeted her son as his next victim. 1st Place, Stage 32/Happy Writers New Blood, 2015.

Scriptapalooza Features & Shorts

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By Danny Howell.  Interviews

Paul, 15, makes a discovery that could be his ticket out of his oppressive life in southern Indiana, but taking it means leaving his younger brother behind. Synopsis

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: ; Updated: 07/17/2018 )

By Keith Davidson.  Interviews

A struggling mystery writer writing a novel based on her fiancé detective’s big murder case discovers he missed a key clue, so she sets out with her editor to re-solve the murder. But to win back her respect and save their relationship, the fiancé races to beat them to the punch. The film is presented in three different genres — film noir, Hollywood glamour, and pulp – depending on which character is telling the story.

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 02/07/2001; Updated: 07/09/2018 )

By Will Maurer.

When a distressed father pieces together clues that link his son's erratic behavior to a horrific murder of passion and betrayal forty years prior, details of his own tragic past emerge.

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 09/24/2014; Updated: 11/04/2017 )

By Marc DeLamater.  Interview

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.

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 07/03/2006; Updated: 07/07/2018 )

By Brian Whiteman.

To save her daughter from a psychopath and a jealous sister a reclusive bar owner must conquer her past. A past when she stole cash from a mobster to escape his brutality only to return home and allow her sister to control her life.

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 09/28/2015; Updated: 05/15/2018 )

By Vicki Joyce.

Alice Ramsey is on a mission to become the first woman to drive an automobile across the United States, but a vengeful bank president, whose wife becomes a suffragette, isn't about to let that happen. PDF Excerpt

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 04/30/2011; Updated: 09/17/2017 )

By Joseph Baker.

An Australian spy tracks hijacked uranium to a Monte Carlo casino while a Swiss doctor prepares to resurrect the dead. Synopsis PDF Excerpt

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 09/28/2012; Updated: 05/19/2018 )

By Suzanne LUTAS.

Bearing an uncanny resemblance to the mistress of a London-based Chinese Triad boss, an ordinary waitress is trained by the MI5 to infiltrate the gang and bring them down. Synopsis PDF Excerpt

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 04/27/2015; Updated: 05/07/2018 )

By Timothy Jay Smith.

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 Synopsis

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 12/12/2007; Updated: 05/08/2018 )

By MIKE DONALD .  Interview

''Some Conspiracies Never Die! - When five victims of JACK THE RIPPER turn up in a swamp a century after their deaths and thousands of miles from the crime scene, an English Detective and a Louisiana Sheriff form an unlikely duo to unravel the ultimate conspiracy and reveal the Rippers true identity.''

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 10/16/2009; Updated: 09/01/2017 )

By Mark Gunnion.

Liz strangles musicians with guitar strings. Zero runs an Open Mike night. When she comes to his show, hunting for new prey, Zero is “volunteered” by a shattered FBI vet to help ID her, unravel her motive, and stop her - before he becomes her next victim. KAMELEON was a Quarter-Finalist in Final Draft’s Big Break screenplay competition, a Quarter-Finalist at Scriptapalooza, and it was an Official Selection at the Los Angeles Theater Festival. It's currently an Official Selection and Nominee for Best Screenplay at the LA Neo-Noir Film Festival. PDF Excerpt

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 08/17/2016; Updated: 05/09/2018 )

By Robert Gately.  Interviews

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. Synopsis

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 04/26/2004; Updated: 02/06/2018 )

By Patrick Rodio.

2nd Place Comedy at Austin!! In the 6th grade, Billy was assigned to write a brief essay about his family. Billy is fifteen now, and he's still writing! With the misadventures of his family filling the chapters of his story, Billy attempts to gain the attention of the new girl at his school that he has fallen for as Christmas approaches.

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 03/19/2007; Updated: 02/19/2018 )

By Stephen Levy.

When a handsome young man divulges tribal secrets to gain acceptance to an affluent white family, the Spirit unleashes a horrific wrath on all. The young man must regain his Indian soul to save the white family, the town, and the girl he loves since failure leads to total devastation.

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 09/05/2005; Updated: 07/07/2018 )

By Chuck Loch.

A U.S. Army interrogator in Afghanistan uncovers details of an al-Qaeda plot to detonate a nuclear device in Washington, DC as the President delivers his State of the Union Address. But, in the process of interrogation, SHE bonds with her prisoner and fights to save him from the death sentence brought on by his own disclosures.

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 08/11/2003; Updated: 01/07/2018 )

By Anton Diether.

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. Synopsis PDF Excerpt

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 09/29/2009; Updated: 04/11/2018 )

By Brent Hartinger.

DREAMWORLD (Family/Fantasy): Julie, a 13-year-old-girl plagued by nightmares, wakes up in Slumberia, the strange wonderland inside her own brain where they "film" her dreams. But can she stop her nightmares without ending up stuck in Slumberia forever?

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 06/05/2011; Updated: 07/27/2017 )

By Anton Diether.

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 casino kingpin, with the help of Nevada’s hardcore UFO buffs. New title: JIMMY & JARA FROM OUTTA SPACE Synopsis PDF Excerpt

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(Posted: 09/03/2009; Updated: 04/14/2018 )

By Stephen Levy.

When the women of a small town gain supernatural powers, pray for the men. https://www.amazon.com/default/e/B01GD5KZOQ?redirectedFromKindleDbs=true Novelized best selling Amazon ebook based on this original screenplay with two sequels

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Format: Novel

(Posted: 10/31/2009; Updated: 07/07/2018 )

By Stephen Levy.

A sex-starved man's plans to murder his frigid wife go dangerously off-track when a couple they both intimately know shows up on their private island. Low Budget: 1 location, 2 couples, 2 small roles

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 09/05/2005; Updated: 07/07/2018 )

By Anne Kruse.  Interviews

A portal back to high school, 1972 thrusts a sexy, spoiled volleyball star into old-school, gender-splitting times where she accidentally ruins history and must piece it back together in her own creative way to find her way back home.

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 08/25/2007; Updated: 05/09/2018 )

By Kim Townsel.  Interview

Morgan Campbell is a bored teacher looking for adventures she can control without disturbing her carefully arranged life. When love and passion arrive with musician Scottie Lane, the two are almost destroyed by his heroin addiction and her alcoholism. As the world discovers their secret affair, she fights to keep her career, her privacy, and the man she loves.

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 01/11/2006; Updated: 12/18/2017 )

By Filip Thomas Cornel.

A trumpet player fears he's haunted by a spirit in the paranoia-drenched McCarthy era.

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 02/16/2013; Updated: 09/01/2017 )

By Vicky Neal.

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.

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 01/15/2006; Updated: 07/07/2018 )

By Michael J. Cunningham.

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. Said producer also worked on previous Costner films.)

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 12/30/2001; Updated: 07/09/2018 )

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