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Sacramento International Film Festival

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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.

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 02/22/2014; Updated: 08/28/2018)

By Jonathan LaPoma.

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 (#1 ranked Comedy and GLBT script on MovieBytes).

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 04/02/2016; Updated: 10/14/2018)

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: 07/07/2018)

By David J Schroeder.

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 mentally disabled. Winner of 19 'Best Screenplay' awards. Previously #1 on the MovieBytes.com feature Drama & Family 'Winning Lists.'

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 05/16/2011; Updated: 07/07/2018)

By Jonathan LaPoma.

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). [12 awards/honors including, 1st in 2017 Los Angeles Screenplay Contestl]

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 12/02/2016; Updated: 08/20/2018)

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]

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 09/27/2017; Updated: 09/01/2018)

By Mark Gunnion.

PLAY THE FOOL (Action / Comedy) An eccentric musician recruits his old band to help steal a legendary guitar, unaware that competing military teams from Russia and the US Air Force - both trying to avert WWIII - are after his bass-player's rare, vintage gear.

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 12/11/2017; Updated: 04/16/2018)

By David J Schroeder.

LOG LINE: A young girl begins her life as an Asian martial arts Mensa chick in search of the American Dream. SYNOPSIS: Lana Liu, disguised as a boy, enters a Chinese martial arts academy, only to be discovered. She fights to support her grandmother, and begin her journey to the home of her father, the USA. Winner of 4 'Best Screenplay' awards.

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Format: Short Screenplay

(Posted: 01/27/2012; Updated: 07/07/2018)

By David J Schroeder.

A disabled germophobic scholar, a Black/Swedish hip-hop poet, a multiple personality John Doe, and a martial arts Asian Mensa chick want to collect a $10 million court settlement for their 'Big Idea' - a telephone condom. Winner of 4 'Best Screenplay' award, 1 'Best Dialogue' award. Recent winner of Best Comedy feature in the Canadian Diversity FF.

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 01/27/2012; Updated: 07/07/2018)

By Dexter Williams.

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.

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 07/04/2017; Updated: 03/03/2018)

By Jonathan LaPoma.

Two estranged best friends set off on a road trip to explore what truths unite people in a modern America dominated by apathy and discord. It is soon clear, however, that truth is the last thing either man seeks. [20 awards/honors, including first place in the 2016 London Film Awards, the 2014 Awareness Film Festival, and the 2014 West Field Screenwriting Awards].

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(Posted: 04/15/2014; Updated: 08/20/2018)

By Jonathan LaPoma.

An obsessive-compulsive twenty-one-year-old Peruvian woman, hoping to find love and relief from her mental illness, travels from Lima to the USA on a work-abroad program and takes a job at a small ski resort in Montana. [9 awards/honors including, Honorable Mention, 2014 Indie Gathering Film Festival and Top Three Finalist, 2015 River Bend Film Fest]

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 04/15/2014; Updated: 08/20/2018)

By Arty Finkelstein & Andrew Garrett.

A young man is shoved violently, out of spite, into the U.S. Army at the height of the Vietnam War. They know he doesn’t belong--and he’s finding all the wrong ways to get out.

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 03/24/2013; Updated: 11/06/2017)

By Dexter Williams.

A young lady receives an unusual invitation to visit one of three mysterious hypnotists to unlock the secret of her recurring nightmares of death and destruction.

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 07/04/2017; Updated: 03/03/2018)

By Dexter Williams.

An American college student, haunted by recurring dreams of another time, is shocked beyond imagination when she is told she's the reincarnation of a 19th-century Middle Eastern belly dancer.

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 09/14/2017; Updated: 07/07/2018)

By Jonathan LaPoma.

In Mexico, a drug cartel boss kidnaps a washed-up Hollywood director, and the two are driven to insanity while shooting a documentary about the boss's once-powerful cartel--a project meant to help both men reclaim lost glory.

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 02/08/2018; Updated: 08/20/2018)

By Andrew Garrett.

Genres collide in this irreverent, darkly humorous animated thriller, as two American mice battle a crew of Nazi rats who have turned an ocean liner into a fiendish trap.

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 01/21/2012; Updated: 11/06/2017)

By Andrew Garrett.

Sarah, a black-footed ferret, is captured by human scientists. Her would-be hero, the weasel James, must rescue her from a world of wonder and terror truly out of their wildest dreams.

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 01/21/2012; Updated: 11/06/2017)

By Phil Parker.

***OPTIONED BY BAFTA-WINNING PRODUCER*** LOGLINE: "In the final days of WWII, when a by-the-book pilot crash-lands on a Japanese island carrying the third atomic bomb, he's thrown into a crowded Allied POW camp and must escape to stop the Japanese from capturing the bomb...before he's forced to detonate it himself.

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 08/21/2014; Updated: 05/05/2018)