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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.

Split-Screenplay Contest

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By Robert Gately.  Interviews

A retired cop 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. Synopsis PDF Excerpt

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 08/19/2003; Updated: 07/08/2018 )

By Robert Gately.  Interviews

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. Synopsis

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 08/19/2003; Updated: 07/08/2018 )

By Dan O'Sullivan.

A young career woman falls in with two bank-robbing vampires after they take her hostage as they head cross-country with an agenda and an ambitious NYPD detective on their trail. Synopsis PDF Excerpt

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 06/28/2017; Updated: 07/13/2018 )

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 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 Dan O'Sullivan.

A malicious shape-shifting alien banished to Earth arranges an escape ship with his race responsible for leaving him in exchange for a terminally-ill woman who holds the key to their survival in an interplanetary war. Synopsis PDF Excerpt

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 06/30/2017; Updated: 07/13/2018 )

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 Robert Gately.  Interviews

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. Synopsis

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 08/19/2003; Updated: 07/08/2018 )

By Joan J.C..

"Cinderella Man" meets "Raging Bull" This 1933 depression era tale tells about the difficult rise to the top of a young Jewish kid from the East Side and his even more tumultuous relationship with a beautiful chorus girl.

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 10/15/2008; Updated: 07/09/2018 )

By Joan J.C..

"Fargo" meets "A Simple Plan" A mother risks her own life and that of her two children in order to reach what she believes is her badly injured husband. (low budget, mostly confined to a car)

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(Posted: 07/23/2008; Updated: 07/09/2018 )

By Joan J.C..

Unihorny-coming of age teen comedy. Guys are still wanting it, while girls are still dreaming of the impossible. Well, two impossibles: a decent guy or a one night stand with a rock star.

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(Posted: 02/23/2006; Updated: 07/09/2018 )

By Joan J.C..

Female driven psychological thriller, titled, "Pieces from the Past" about a young woman that must deal with her husband, the abusive ex-stepfather who lives only in her own mind because she killed him fifteen years ago. *Sixth Sense* ending.

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 01/05/2005; Updated: 07/09/2018 )

By Joan J.C..

In the vein of "Liar, Liar" and "Bruce Almighty," meek mannered Calvin's dilemma begins when a copy machine falls into his lap. It helps him breakup with his controlling girlfriend. It helps him fall in love. It brings back people from the past. .. a supernatural comedy with a surprise twist ending ala "The Sixth Sense."

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(Posted: 09/17/2004; Updated: 07/09/2018 )

By Joan J.C..

A modern day "Bonnie and Clyde" meet "Oliver Twist" in a rural town when a boy searching for his unknown father instead finds a heist belonging to a gang of petty thieves. What makes some people chase their own tails to get what they want? Greed? Selfishness? In the pecking order of rural. small-time thieves, Cas is a King, but everything he does, he screws up one way or the other as he leads his pitiful gang of misfits around in circles, back to the miserable town that gave him birth, deciding one good score will help him escape this maze, forever.

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(Posted: 07/25/2004; Updated: 07/09/2018 )

By Joan J.C..

Hi-jinx on campus ala "Legally Blonde" College comes late and early for three women...the DAUGHTER waiting for a scholarship...her MOTHER who works as a make-up artist for ...the TEENAGE ACTRESS who needs to experience college for her breakthrough starring role.

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(Posted: 10/07/2002; Updated: 07/09/2018 )

By Joan J.C..

When a woman finds a dead body and her three-year-old son holding a gun, she’ll do anything to protect him. But, whom is she really protecting? “Double Jeopardy” meets “Erin Brockovich.

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(Posted: 04/21/2002; Updated: 07/09/2018 )

By Joan J.C..

A young woman with a weight problem has trouble connecting with any and everything, blaming it all on her poundage until she takes the step to bring her everything she's always wanted. Or so she thinks. Belinda is a woman who undergoes surgery for weight loss and is ecstatic when her initial results are positive, but finds it even harder than before to cope when her new life disappoints her time and time again.

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(Posted: 07/23/2008; Updated: 07/09/2018 )

By Joan J.C..

A man leading a mundane existence goes about his day haunted everywhere by Christmas Carols that don't apply to him or his life until he meets a needy woman along with some very unusual people that convince him in more than one way that holidays apply to everyone.

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 07/23/2008; Updated: 07/09/2018 )

By Joan J.C..

Two sisters decide to leave the CIA when one is almost killed, only to find that civilian life doesn’t bring any respite from danger. "Charlie's Angels" meet "Lara Croft” in this female driven action/adventure with thriller elements.

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(Posted: 08/22/2005; Updated: 07/09/2018 )

By Joan J.C..

A female ex-CIA Agent goes into hiding when a surgeon is mysteriously murdered after performing laser eye surgery on her. A little "Fugitive," a touch of "Charlie's Angels" and a bit of "Lara Croft” in this female driven action/adventure with thriller elements.

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(Posted: 08/09/2005; Updated: 07/09/2018 )

By Joan J.C..

Never judge a book writer by her cover. Julia, the pretty author of Petey the Pooch and Charlie’s Chihuahua, kicks and karate chops her way across the United States when her life is threatened by a notorious Asian named Mr. Ming and his nemesis, Mr. Lee. The adventure starts when a valuable vase is mistakenly delivered to her front door in the guise of a wedding present. Everyone wants the vase, but Julia can’t deliver when a petty thief steals the Ming dynasty artifact without knowing its value. Getting the vase back and getting the criminals off her back bring out the best of Julia, but threaten her impending marriage as the handsome intended recipient of the vase joins her in the adventure of her life

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(Posted: 07/13/2005; Updated: 07/09/2018 )

By Joan J.C..

Contained low budget thriller/horror. "Panic Room" meets "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" Two men, newly released from a mental asylum, have reached their desperation point. Their first visit to the outside world lands them in a bar where they pick up another friend, who's on the fence between despair and insanity. Trading stories, they realize a woman is at the core of each one's misery. Past the brink of reality, they decide *vengeance* is the only road back.

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(Posted: 06/30/2005; Updated: 07/09/2018 )

By Joan J.C..

One Location Found Footage horror. A group of young women and men secluded in a haunted house for a reality show that pays ten million dollars to the last one who isn’t scared off, have to come to terms with the “reality” that one by one they are being systematically killed off. Or are they?

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(Posted: 05/20/2005; Updated: 07/09/2018 )

By Joan J.C..

"Rosemary's Baby" meets "Manchurian Candidate" A woman is haunted by a recurring dream where she watches one man kill another. Her fears become real when she meets a young politician with the same face, only twenty years younger. She thinks she's stumbled onto something until she finds out his father died before he was born. Finally, she starts to doubt her sanity or believes that she may be looking in the future. The only problem is, she has no idea when that future is.

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(Posted: 03/10/2005; Updated: 07/09/2018 )

By Joan J.C..

When skinny latina, teenage Anna becomes slender, supermodel Poppy, a modern Cinderella story unfolds, with a hot latino rock star as Prince Charming and a wise talking agent as the fairy godfather. "Pretty Woman" goes younger with fantasy touches that take it out of the ordinary. Nothing supernatural, just the imagination of an angst ridden teenager that gives gentle reminders of Amelie and Alice in Wonderland.

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(Posted: 01/26/2005; Updated: 07/09/2018 )

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