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An unadventurous botanist on an isolated farm planet stumbles back into a relationship with an old flame--and onto a secret his corporate superiors will kill to keep. 2016 StoryPros Awards 1st Place Sci-Fi Winner.

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By Lynda Lemberg and Jeffrey Allen Russel.

In 1840, an unconventional widow risks her life when she joins forces with a charismatic journalist, brutalized tenant farmers and a traumatized exile she rescues in Montreal, to stop the most powerful men in Scotland from violently evicting Gaelic Highlanders, unaware of her own family's complicity in the ethnic cleansing. Synopsis

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 02/22/2014; Updated: 04/25/2017 )

By David J Schroeder.

A lost nuclear bomb is found on a stranded ship heading for the Gulf of Mexico.

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 08/18/2012; Updated: 07/08/2017 )

By Stephen M. Hunt.  Interview

a man embarks upon the murder of his lover simply as a test of his willpower. Synopsis

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Format: Short Screenplay

(Posted: 01/18/2014; Updated: 05/29/2017 )

By Stephen M. Hunt.  Interview

A bereaved pacifist exacts spectacular vengeance on The Third Reich. (aka "An Unsuccessful Artist") Synopsis

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 02/16/2013; Updated: 05/29/2017 )

By Leonardo Reis.

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.

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 06/07/2013; Updated: 05/19/2017 )

By Jonathan LaPoma.  Interviews

After his brother attempts suicide a few weeks before Christmas, an unrepentant asshole with a heart of gold moves back in with his comically dysfunctional family to help his brother, only to discover that his brother is the sanest of them all [OPTIONED]. Synopsis

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 04/02/2016; Updated: 11/18/2017 )

By Phil Parker.

***OPTIONED BY BAFTA-WINNING PRODUCER*** LOGLINE: "When a top U.S. pilot crash-lands on a Japanese island carrying the third atomic bomb, he's forced to choose between honor and duty: detonate the bomb and annihilate a POW camp, or let the bomb fall into the hands of a disgraced Japanese commander."

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 08/21/2014; Updated: 09/02/2017 )

By harold l brown.  Interview

A vigilante U.S. Marshal rides deep into lawless Mexican Sierra Madre territory to rescue his kidnapped daughter and unearths family secrets.

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 01/13/2012; Updated: 07/22/2017 )

By Robert Gately and Drew Keil.  Interviews

Self-exiled at home for decades, an agoraphobic mother must choose between her recluse life and trekking through the scary bustle of NYC to see her estranged daughter perform a solo at Carnegie Hall and, while she takes this voyage with her two loved-starved friends, this eclectic, female ensemble allow us to laugh and cry while making us believe we are never too old to dream and never too young to forgive Synopsis PDF Excerpt

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Format: Stageplay

(Posted: 08/19/2003; Updated: 04/25/2017 )

By Stephen M. Hunt.  Interview

A radical adaptation of the original that reorganizes Shakespeare's text to tell a different story with real bite for 21st century audiences. WildSound are producing this play late spring, 2016.

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Format: Stageplay

(Posted: 01/31/2016; Updated: 04/11/2017 )

By Jonathan LaPoma & Natalia Porras Sivolobova.  Interviews

After trying for seven years to successfully make it as a dancer in New York, a 30-year-old half-Mexican, half-American woman with dual citizenship reluctantly returns to her hometown of Oaxaca, Mexico and struggles to find her identity. [38 awards/honors including, First Place-2015 Las Vegas Screenplay Contest (Drama Category), and Grand Prize-2015 London Film Awards (Feature Screenplay Category)] Synopsis

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 04/16/2014; Updated: 10/24/2017 )

By Charles DeRykus.

A WW1 German-Jewish vet with PTSD flees Germany to join family in the Netherlands then struggles with his demons as a member of the Dutch Resistance. [5 Contest Finalist Awards in 2017] Synopsis PDF Excerpt

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 09/27/2017; Updated: 11/18/2017 )

By Steve Weissman.

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. Synopsis

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 12/01/2007; Updated: 08/12/2017 )

By Timothy Swiney.

In 11th century Scotland, when witches ruled the night, faeries danced among the stone circles, and all manner of mystical beings roamed the forests; a young hero encounters a host of strange creatures on his quest to destroy an evil witch.

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 10/23/2017; Updated: 11/16/2017 )

By Jonathan LaPoma.  Interviews

A struggling Hollywood screenwriter recruits his former best friends to help him write a script about a series of pranks they pulled in high school, and they discover why their friendship fell apart (ADAPTATION meets IDIOCRACY). [6 awards/honors including, 3rd place in the 2017 Indie Gathering Film Festival] Synopsis

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 12/02/2016; Updated: 11/18/2017 )

By Phil Olson.

Mom has been dead for 11 months and shows up at her husband’s birthday party as a ghost with a mission that she must accomplish to earn her wings. Synopsis PDF Excerpt

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Format: Stageplay

(Posted: 08/16/2017; Updated: 08/16/2017 )

By Jamie Sutliff.

Teacher angels sent to Earth commit an unforgivable sin mate with human women producing the Nephilim, hybrid human/angels which are abominations in God's eyes. Synopsis PDF Excerpt

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 06/15/2014; Updated: 11/04/2017 )

By L.M. BUTLER.

When a young musician is rejected by the girl of his dreams, it sends him into an emotional tailspin and a chance meeting with the Devil that leads to fame, fortune and terror.

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 12/02/2016; Updated: 12/02/2016 )

By Edward Leech.

In a synchronized dream world where death is real, an underachieving genius struggles to save his family from a dream hacker who picks them off one-by-one using their worst fears.

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 11/22/2013; Updated: 08/29/2017 )