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A burned out middle-age accountant and a young daredevil woman form an improbable alliance on a dangerous rescue-mission to Mexico. First Place, Screenplay Festival, 2017.

Top 10 Feature Length Screenplays

Drama

  1. Grace (retitled Brave Hearts)

  2. 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.

  3. Operation Brother Sam

  4. By Gustavo Freitas. During the Cold War, a middle-aged Intelligence Officer addicted to anxiolytics must lead a rogue team of spies to investigate a US ambassador involved in a conspiracy in Brazil.

  5. The Heart of a Tiger

  6. By S R Kuy. The Heart of a Tiger is the searing true story about the incredible courage, resilience and strength of a woman who survived one of the worst atrocities inflicted upon mankind, the Cambodian Genocide—in which over a four-year-period over two million Cambodians were murdered and dumped in mass grave sites.

  7. Harm for the Holidays

  8. 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).

  9. LOST CAUSE

  10. By David J Schroeder. A lost nuclear bomb is found on a stranded ship heading for the Gulf of Mexico.

  11. The Barking Spider

  12. By Robert and Lois Gately. When Joe’s 39 year-old addicted and pregnant daughter appears on his doorstep, his sedentary life is about to disappear forever.

  13. HALFWAY HOME

  14. 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.

  15. The Experiment

  16. By Jeffrey Allen Russel & Lynda Lemberg. During the Civil Rights era, a white supremacist colludes with a judge to entrap African Americans for his lobotomies.

  17. Untouchable!

  18. By Patricia Poulos. An explosion rocks the corporate world when a blonde bombshell in stainless steel collides with the nation's most powerful man sending him into oblivion.

  19. The Paper Route

  20. By Danny Howell. 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.

Comedy

  1. Harm for the Holidays

  2. 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).

  3. HALFWAY HOME

  4. 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.

  5. PLAY THE FOOL

  6. 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.

  7. HAT TRICK

  8. By Robert Gately. 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.

  9. The Anklebiter

  10. By Andy Jones. Five years after the Zombie Apocalypse, a couple fighting about whether to start a family adopts a baby Zombie they don't have the heart to kill.

  11. Diplomatic Ammunity!

  12. 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).

  13. The Alien's Puppets

  14. By Shannonn Kelly. Imagine if Mick Jagger blew his chance at fame. After snorting away his one shot at becoming a major rock star 40 years earlier, a burnt out front man gets a second chance to live his rock god dream.

  15. The Mortality Game

  16. By Ed Vela. Three unlikely friends, all terminal patients at the same mid-west hospital, decide to embark on one final last hurrah road trip across the country, all the while a death cheating game of one-upmanship.

  17. MY HUSBAND, THE DICK

  18. By Keith Davidson. Winner of multiple contests (including Disney and WB), this detective comedy is about a struggling mystery author who while writing a novel based on her fiancé detective’s big murder case discovers he missed a key clue, then sets out with her eccentric editor to re-solve the murder.

  19. The Gate

  20. By Della Vance Greenawalt. 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.

Romantic Comedy

  1. CHARMER

  2. By David Kurtz. Logline: Maria, a lonely drug smuggler on the run enlists Peter, a newly divorced DEA agent as her wingman to help her save her parents from a dangerous Mexican cartel.

  3. PLAY THE FOOL

  4. 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.

  5. LOVE, MYSTERIOUS

  6. 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.

  7. Healing Marie

  8. By James Ossi. She's a French artist's model. He's a New York artist. Together they vibrate in harmonic insanity.

  9. The Spy and The Fence

  10. By Michael Gibrall. A secret agent, who wants out of the business, has an accidental encounter with an undercover cop investigating the criminal underworld.

  11. The Starter Marriage

  12. By Matt Tolbert. A pair of twenty-something friends decide to go through a one year “starter” marriage so they can practice for the real ones they hope to have later in life… only to let love get in the way.

  13. FOURSOME

  14. By Brent Hartinger. (Comedy): When a gay couple announces they're getting a divorce, their lesbian best friends insist they stay up all night so they can try to talk them out of it.

  15. Ultraviolet Child

  16. By James Ossi. His name is ‘Harmless’, a kind, innocent, accident prone high school art student who sculpts with tornadoes.

  17. The Meat Eaters

  18. By Danny Howell. A college guy's virginity makes him a target of a cult of living meat eaters masquerading as fast food workers.

  19. JIMMY AND JARA FROM OUTTA SPACE

  20. 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.

Thriller

  1. Operation Brother Sam

  2. By Gustavo Freitas. During the Cold War, a middle-aged Intelligence Officer addicted to anxiolytics must lead a rogue team of spies to investigate a US ambassador involved in a conspiracy in Brazil.

  3. LOST CAUSE

  4. By David J Schroeder. A lost nuclear bomb is found on a stranded ship heading for the Gulf of Mexico.

  5. The 49th Day

  6. By Craig Peters. A young girl’s imaginary friend starts killing her family off, one by one. But how can you stop Death when it wants to play? (Selected for The 2016 BloodList.

  7. TIME ZERO

  8. By Carlo Carere & Erin Carere. After acquiring the psychic ability to see everybody's past, a CIA Operative faces terrorists that kidnap his loved ones and force him to use his powers against his country.

  9. The Experiment

  10. By Jeffrey Allen Russel & Lynda Lemberg. During the Civil Rights era, a white supremacist colludes with a judge to entrap African Americans for his lobotomies.

  11. Duel of the Immortals

  12. By Michael Gibrall. Two immortals, with different agendas, quest for the Spear of Destiny, while an underground society hunts for the secrets of never ending life.

  13. Untouchable!

  14. By Patricia Poulos. An explosion rocks the corporate world when a blonde bombshell in stainless steel collides with the nation's most powerful man sending him into oblivion.

  15. COOPER'S PROMISE

  16. By Timothy Jay Smith. 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.

  17. Emergency... Innocence Lost!

  18. By Patricia Poulos. A dedicated nurse's fight to save her hospital from closure takes on greater urgency when she discovers its patients are being murdered.

  19. FULL CONTACT

  20. By Dave Kraft. While battling a vengeful extortionist’s scheme, an All-Pro linebacker with anger issues works to rebuild a life, his character and a career that spirals out of control after his fierce play on-field injures his estranged best friend.

Action-Adventure

  1. Grace (retitled Brave Hearts)

  2. 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.

  3. DARK HORIZONS

  4. By Carlo Carere and Erin Carere. An FBI Agent wakes up with no memories in a post-apocalyptic New York City to find that an unknown catastrophe has annihilated all life on earth.

  5. LEGACY

  6. By Danielle R Erlich. When a bullied teenager seeks refuge by an Irish castle, he travels to a magical world he never knew existed where his long-lost father turns out to be king.

  7. Operation Brother Sam

  8. By Gustavo Freitas. During the Cold War, a middle-aged Intelligence Officer addicted to anxiolytics must lead a rogue team of spies to investigate a US ambassador involved in a conspiracy in Brazil.

  9. LOST CAUSE

  10. By David J Schroeder. A lost nuclear bomb is found on a stranded ship heading for the Gulf of Mexico.

  11. TIME ZERO

  12. By Carlo Carere & Erin Carere. After acquiring the psychic ability to see everybody's past, a CIA Operative faces terrorists that kidnap his loved ones and force him to use his powers against his country.

  13. Duel of the Immortals

  14. By Michael Gibrall. Two immortals, with different agendas, quest for the Spear of Destiny, while an underground society hunts for the secrets of never ending life.

  15. PLAY THE FOOL

  16. 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.

  17. HAT TRICK

  18. By Robert Gately. 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.

  19. LUANA

  20. By Danielle R Erlich. After her parents are brutally murdered, the last dragon whisperer — a 16 yr old grieving teenager named Luana — goes on an epic quest to avenge their deaths and rescue her village from blood-thirsty banshees.

Sci-Fi

  1. DARK HORIZONS

  2. By Carlo Carere and Erin Carere. An FBI Agent wakes up with no memories in a post-apocalyptic New York City to find that an unknown catastrophe has annihilated all life on earth.

  3. LEGACY

  4. By Danielle R Erlich. When a bullied teenager seeks refuge by an Irish castle, he travels to a magical world he never knew existed where his long-lost father turns out to be king.

  5. TIME ZERO

  6. By Carlo Carere & Erin Carere. After acquiring the psychic ability to see everybody's past, a CIA Operative faces terrorists that kidnap his loved ones and force him to use his powers against his country.

  7. Cover Crop

  8. By Jeffrey Howe. 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.

  9. LUANA

  10. By Danielle R Erlich. After her parents are brutally murdered, the last dragon whisperer — a 16 yr old grieving teenager named Luana — goes on an epic quest to avenge their deaths and rescue her village from blood-thirsty banshees.

  11. The Gate

  12. By Della Vance Greenawalt. 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.

  13. Evil Spirit

  14. By Glenn Lissner. 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.

  15. Savior

  16. By Bo Sanders. After the tragic death of his pregnant wife, a Muslim-to-Christian convert and biblical scholar travels back in time in an effort to confirm Christ's divinity.

  17. Destiny's Vessel

  18. By Suzanne LUTAS. When a stubborn princess is forcibly shapeshifted and cast to the farthest planet, she must team up with a rogue bounty hunter to steal an antidote and return home in time to prevent the death of worlds.

  19. The Time-trap

  20. By Mark Flood. When the most dangerous man in America gets his hands on a time machine, an FBI agent, still mourning the loss of his family, must go back through time after him.

Fantasy

  1. LEGACY

  2. By Danielle R Erlich. When a bullied teenager seeks refuge by an Irish castle, he travels to a magical world he never knew existed where his long-lost father turns out to be king.

  3. LUANA

  4. By Danielle R Erlich. After her parents are brutally murdered, the last dragon whisperer — a 16 yr old grieving teenager named Luana — goes on an epic quest to avenge their deaths and rescue her village from blood-thirsty banshees.

  5. STORM DRAGONS

  6. 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.

  7. Doors of Miracles

  8. By Patricia Poulos. Fighting fear, the Doors to God's Miracles are flung open wide transcending a young woman into the Universe to return with supernatural powers, miracles - and God speaks.

  9. and The Devil called!

  10. By Patricia Poulos. The Devil's only hope of saving Hell is to capture God's chosen-one but, it appears he has no hope, as she, does not accept he exists and is unaware she's God's chosen-one.

  11. DECKED

  12. By Brent Hartinger. (Family/Animation): In the four kingdoms of Spades, Hearts, Clubs, and Diamonds, where people are ranked by numbers, a group of lowly twos tries desperately to stop the Queen of Spades from overthrowing the other kingdoms.

  13. LOVE, MYSTERIOUS

  14. 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.

  15. Destiny's Vessel

  16. By Suzanne LUTAS. When a stubborn princess is forcibly shapeshifted and cast to the farthest planet, she must team up with a rogue bounty hunter to steal an antidote and return home in time to prevent the death of worlds.

  17. God's Warrior

  18. By Patricia Poulos. God chooses a young woman to be his Warrior in a battle for others but fails to warn her of the dangers lurking.

  19. Yah-Ko

  20. By Jamie Sutliff. Based on Mohawk folklore: Yah-Ko skin walker demons abduct Amanda to breed and save their species.

Horror

  1. DARK HORIZONS

  2. By Carlo Carere and Erin Carere. An FBI Agent wakes up with no memories in a post-apocalyptic New York City to find that an unknown catastrophe has annihilated all life on earth.

  3. The 49th Day

  4. By Craig Peters. A young girl’s imaginary friend starts killing her family off, one by one. But how can you stop Death when it wants to play? (Selected for The 2016 BloodList.

  5. and The Devil called!

  6. By Patricia Poulos. The Devil's only hope of saving Hell is to capture God's chosen-one but, it appears he has no hope, as she, does not accept he exists and is unaware she's God's chosen-one.

  7. NORTH 40

  8. By Timothy Jay Smith. 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.

  9. Visions

  10. By Danny Howell. When a troubled girl's visions of her high school classmates' murders start coming true, she suspects her father is the killer.

  11. Evil Spirit

  12. By Glenn Lissner. 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.

  13. OASIS

  14. By Randall(RW) hahn. A team of soldiers, scientists and college students are hired by a corporation to locate a rare diamond formation in the Libyan Sahara unaware they are being used as bait for revenge against a monster.

  15. The Intruder

  16. By Robert Rhyne. 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.

  17. Yah-Ko

  18. By Jamie Sutliff. Based on Mohawk folklore: Yah-Ko skin walker demons abduct Amanda to breed and save their species.

  19. Snow

  20. By Mark Golik. When a fierce snowstorm blankets the area, four stranded travelers find themselves in a remote town battling an insidious force more terrifying than the elements.

Family

  1. The Barking Spider

  2. By Robert and Lois Gately. When Joe’s 39 year-old addicted and pregnant daughter appears on his doorstep, his sedentary life is about to disappear forever.

  3. HALFWAY HOME

  4. 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.

  5. Robo4ce

  6. By Jeffrey Howe. A smart-but-shy eighth-grade girl finally finds her niche on a diverse robotics team—but when it threatens to fall apart around her, she must wrestle with problems even the best code won't fix.

  7. The Paper Route

  8. By Danny Howell. 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.

  9. Doors of Miracles

  10. By Patricia Poulos. Fighting fear, the Doors to God's Miracles are flung open wide transcending a young woman into the Universe to return with supernatural powers, miracles - and God speaks.

  11. South Of Main Street

  12. By Robert Gately. 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.

  13. SEIRIOS

  14. By Angela Schultz. A boy finds a dog which is actually a dangerous military prototype.

  15. DECKED

  16. By Brent Hartinger. (Family/Animation): In the four kingdoms of Spades, Hearts, Clubs, and Diamonds, where people are ranked by numbers, a group of lowly twos tries desperately to stop the Queen of Spades from overthrowing the other kingdoms.

  17. Just Divorced, or how to rob the Maffia

  18. By Benn Flore. After 40 years of marriages, two 60-year-old men are happily divorced but broke. They start dating new ladies, lie about their ages and wealth and decide to rob the maffia to live happy ever after.

  19. The Magnificent Kevin

  20. By Chris Fetherolf & Brian Holm. 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.

Historical

  1. Grace (retitled Brave Hearts)

  2. 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.

  3. The Heart of a Tiger

  4. By S R Kuy. The Heart of a Tiger is the searing true story about the incredible courage, resilience and strength of a woman who survived one of the worst atrocities inflicted upon mankind, the Cambodian Genocide—in which over a four-year-period over two million Cambodians were murdered and dumped in mass grave sites.

  5. The Experiment

  6. By Jeffrey Allen Russel & Lynda Lemberg. During the Civil Rights era, a white supremacist colludes with a judge to entrap African Americans for his lobotomies.

  7. The Third Bomb

  8. By Phil Parker. LOGLINE: In the final days of WWII, when a rule-following pilot crash-lands on a Japanese island carrying the third atomic bomb, he faces a harrowing dilemma: follow orders and manually detonate the bomb to prevent it falling into enemy hands.

  9. Uncle Frits

  10. 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.

  11. Lonely Creek

  12. By Jared Raun. In 1876 Wyoming, a fiercely independent woman works the family farm alone after her father dies, fending off a greedy rancher after her land, the unwanted romantic advances of the local marshal, and a vicious outlaw seeking shelter.

  13. For the Love of Beirut

  14. By Michael Gibrall. A Lebanese boy, born in Texas, returns to Beirut and experiences the horrors of war from the conflicts in the region throughout the 1970's and 1980's.

  15. THE GREAT QUEST

  16. By Steve Weissman. 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.

  17. LABYRINTH OF DESTINY

  18. By Ernestina Juarez. Ulysses Grant's experiences of love and death as a young officer in the Mexican-American War influence an important decision he makes as commanding general of the Union Army in the Civil War.

  19. Savior

  20. By Bo Sanders. After the tragic death of his pregnant wife, a Muslim-to-Christian convert and biblical scholar travels back in time in an effort to confirm Christ's divinity.

Romance

  1. Machismo, Machisma

  2. By Maja Ramirez. A twinned coming-of-age tale of a Chicago girl and a Mexican-Indian boy against hardships and legal injustice, based on many true events, with help on several planes from family, Scouts, and drums of two cultures.

  3. La Tierra Que Yo Amo (Land That I Love)

  4. By Jonathan LaPoma & Natalia Porras Sivolobova. 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.

  5. Lonely Creek

  6. By Jared Raun. In 1876 Wyoming, a fiercely independent woman works the family farm alone after her father dies, fending off a greedy rancher after her land, the unwanted romantic advances of the local marshal, and a vicious outlaw seeking shelter.

  7. LOVE, MYSTERIOUS

  8. 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.

  9. LABYRINTH OF DESTINY

  10. By Ernestina Juarez. Ulysses Grant's experiences of love and death as a young officer in the Mexican-American War influence an important decision he makes as commanding general of the Union Army in the Civil War.

  11. The Starter Marriage

  12. By Matt Tolbert. A pair of twenty-something friends decide to go through a one year “starter” marriage so they can practice for the real ones they hope to have later in life… only to let love get in the way.

  13. Feeling Reality

  14. By Dan O'Sullivan. A smart seventeen-year-old girl pines for her best friend and weighs options that could affect her scholastic future solely on the uncertainty of revealing her feelings to him.

  15. Endangered Species

  16. By Mark Flood. In 2456, an ancient cryo-pod is found floating in space. The occupant, a college professor, is re-animated by the crew of the salvage vessel Renaissance, but he awakes to find a very different future to what he was expecting.

  17. The Distributor

  18. By Russell Chan. A young film distributor takes on the world's most notorious terrorist by distributing a film that exposes his best kept secret -- after he killed her father.

  19. OPEN YOUR EYES, DUDE

  20. By Steve & Rosemary Weissman. 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.

Sports

  1. HAT TRICK

  2. By Robert Gately. 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.

  3. FULL CONTACT

  4. By Dave Kraft. While battling a vengeful extortionist’s scheme, an All-Pro linebacker with anger issues works to rebuild a life, his character and a career that spirals out of control after his fierce play on-field injures his estranged best friend.

  5. Boo Hoo Flanagan

  6. By Robert Gately. 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.

  7. The Color Of The Puck

  8. By Mark Golik. Amidst the backdrop of the American civil rights movement, Canadian Willie O'Ree overcomes racial prejudice and a career-threatening injury to become the Jackie Robinson of hockey, the first black man to play in the National Hockey League.

  9. The Umpire Has No Balls

  10. By Debbie Bolsky. 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.

  11. 3rd and Goal

  12. 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.

  13. Dellwood

  14. By Jonathan LaPoma. A successful but unhappy novelist reluctantly returns to his childhood town to attend a friend's funeral and reminisces about his experiences playing basketball on a city court to escape his abusive home.

  15. Rube

  16. By Dan OBrien. The incredible true story of baseball's comic-tragic hero, eccentric Hall of Famer Rube Waddell.

  17. The Adventures of Captain Cup and the One-legged Avenger

  18. By Jamie Sutliff. Dave Iraq vet with PTSD missing a foot hears voices telling him to heist Russian mob teams up with Leo, MMA fighter missing a hand.

  19. 4th DOWN

  20. By John Conner. Logline: A former college football star battles survivors guilt from a past fatal car accident when a NFL scout recruits him as a practice player for training camp on a new expansion team.

Urban

  1. The Barking Spider

  2. By Robert and Lois Gately. When Joe’s 39 year-old addicted and pregnant daughter appears on his doorstep, his sedentary life is about to disappear forever.

  3. La Tierra Que Yo Amo (Land That I Love)

  4. By Jonathan LaPoma & Natalia Porras Sivolobova. 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.

  5. THE BIG IDEA

  6. 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.

  7. Boo Hoo Flanagan

  8. By Robert Gately. 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.

  9. KAMELEON

  10. 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.

  11. Blood and Loyalty

  12. By Ben Fiore. A botched jewelry store hold-up, a fatal hit-and-run getaway and two brothers with a harrowing secret, hidden in the night.

  13. JUMPER AND THE BONES

  14. By Lise Pyles. When a child-like underdog janitor accidentally injures a neighborhood gangleader, the gang goes after him, his friends and the woman he adores -- and darn it, he's got to fix it.

  15. Enterprising

  16. By Michael Swiskay. In a world where everybody's got something to sell, the African-American financier boldly navigates tacit racism and triumphs over scandal incited by a nasty Hedge Fund manger and economic collapse while an Amsterdam Red-Light-District prostitute enchants him.

  17. Dellwood

  18. By Jonathan LaPoma. A successful but unhappy novelist reluctantly returns to his childhood town to attend a friend's funeral and reminisces about his experiences playing basketball on a city court to escape his abusive home.

  19. LITTLE ARMENIA

  20. By Alexander Berger. A loveably cantankerous old hermit struggles to save his obsolete used bookshop from being demolished by an offensively modern world, but his only ally is a shy, young, female writer who's trying to push him out of his comfort zone and into the 21st century.

Biography

  1. The Heart of a Tiger

  2. By S R Kuy. The Heart of a Tiger is the searing true story about the incredible courage, resilience and strength of a woman who survived one of the worst atrocities inflicted upon mankind, the Cambodian Genocide—in which over a four-year-period over two million Cambodians were murdered and dumped in mass grave sites.

  3. For the Love of Beirut

  4. By Michael Gibrall. A Lebanese boy, born in Texas, returns to Beirut and experiences the horrors of war from the conflicts in the region throughout the 1970's and 1980's.

  5. THE GREAT QUEST

  6. By Steve Weissman. 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.

  7. Genghis Khan Untold

  8. By J W Heavey. The compelling true life story of the greatest warrior to have ever lived. Often maligned by history, this screenplay will change the way you think of this enigmatic leader.

  9. The Ed Dennehy Story

  10. By Robert Gately. 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.

  11. The Color Of The Puck

  12. By Mark Golik. Amidst the backdrop of the American civil rights movement, Canadian Willie O'Ree overcomes racial prejudice and a career-threatening injury to become the Jackie Robinson of hockey, the first black man to play in the National Hockey League.

  13. Kingbird and Franklin

  14. By Don Adams. LOGLINE: Growing up in the shadow of his revolutionary grandfather (Ben Franklin), a rebellious young man emerges to forge a revolution of his own.

  15. Only In America

  16. 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.

  17. Owney

  18. By Wayne Johnson. He collected 1,021 medals. He traveled 142,000 miles. Thousands turned out to see him wherever he appeared.

  19. Eriksson

  20. By Matthew Tolbert. 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.

Supernatural

  1. The 49th Day

  2. By Craig Peters. A young girl’s imaginary friend starts killing her family off, one by one. But how can you stop Death when it wants to play? (Selected for The 2016 BloodList.

  3. Duel of the Immortals

  4. By Michael Gibrall. Two immortals, with different agendas, quest for the Spear of Destiny, while an underground society hunts for the secrets of never ending life.

  5. Doors of Miracles

  6. By Patricia Poulos. Fighting fear, the Doors to God's Miracles are flung open wide transcending a young woman into the Universe to return with supernatural powers, miracles - and God speaks.

  7. and The Devil called!

  8. By Patricia Poulos. The Devil's only hope of saving Hell is to capture God's chosen-one but, it appears he has no hope, as she, does not accept he exists and is unaware she's God's chosen-one.

  9. Perfect Contrition

  10. By James Palmer. A traumatized priest seeking to atone for his violent past must choose between forgiveness and revenge after he’s wrongly blamed for the deaths of two troubled altar boys.

  11. Those Who Hear

  12. By Jerome Velinsky. A small country town in middle America is plagued by a mysterious humming sound that only a percentage of residents can hear.

  13. Machismo, Machisma

  14. By Maja Ramirez. A twinned coming-of-age tale of a Chicago girl and a Mexican-Indian boy against hardships and legal injustice, based on many true events, with help on several planes from family, Scouts, and drums of two cultures.

  15. The Ghost and the Gold Louis

  16. By Jamie Sutliff. A ghost Evangeline tells her great granddaughter the tale of gold Louis that purchased her as a slave and leads Chloe to the missing coins.

  17. The Intruder

  18. By Robert Rhyne. 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.

  19. The Blunt Edge

  20. By Joseph Baker. An Australian spy tracks hijacked uranium to a Monte Carlo casino while a Swiss doctor prepares to resurrect the dead.

Animation

  1. Robo4ce

  2. By Jeffrey Howe. A smart-but-shy eighth-grade girl finally finds her niche on a diverse robotics team—but when it threatens to fall apart around her, she must wrestle with problems even the best code won't fix.

  3. DECKED

  4. By Brent Hartinger. (Family/Animation): In the four kingdoms of Spades, Hearts, Clubs, and Diamonds, where people are ranked by numbers, a group of lowly twos tries desperately to stop the Queen of Spades from overthrowing the other kingdoms.

  5. THE BIG IDEA

  6. 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.

  7. Tippy The Elf

  8. By William Sikorski Jr. & William Sikorski III. An awkward elf becomes an unlikely hero when he is accidentally left behind on Christmas Eve and encounters the vile Santa Glum stealing Santa’s gifts who has now kidnapped Mrs.

  9. The Land Of OZ-ZOO

  10. By William Sikorski Jr. & William Sikorski III. An awkward teen becomes an unlikely hero when she befriends a cat from a magical dimension that is being destroyed by an all-consuming blackness that is about to invade her world too.

  11. VICKI IN VIEWLAND

  12. By Steve Weissman. 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.

  13. Gargoyles on the Case!

  14. By John Heavey. When their friend is kidnapped, common rooftop gargoyles ROCK, SANDY & CHIP embark on an adventure over the rooftops of New York to rescue her from the fiendishly sarcastic, CLAW.

  15. A Whisker Past Midnight

  16. 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.

  17. The Well of Evil pt2 Elves Series

  18. By Jamie Sutliff. Mohawk sorcerer Firstchild summons Mitchell to the magical dimension where he leads a team of elves to the Wraith Queen's lair and rescues Mohawk pixies.

  19. The Elves of Owls Head Mountain Pt 1

  20. By Jamie Sutliff. An Algonquian sorcerer summons Mitchell into a magical parallel dimension where he shares adventures with Native American elves, witches and demons.

LGBTQ

  1. Harm for the Holidays

  2. 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).

  3. COOPER'S PROMISE

  4. By Timothy Jay Smith. 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.

  5. THE FOURTH COURIER

  6. By Timothy Jay Smith. 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 him and the bomb before it ends up in the wrong hands.

  7. A VISION OF ANGELS

  8. By Timothy Jay Smith. 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.

  9. FIRE ON THE ISLAND

  10. By Timothy Jay Smith. When an arsonist threatens a Greek island village, the 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 saves the village with only seconds to spare after miscalculating the plan of attack.

  11. FOURSOME

  12. By Brent Hartinger. (Comedy): When a gay couple announces they're getting a divorce, their lesbian best friends insist they stay up all night so they can try to talk them out of it.

  13. The Brazen Serpent

  14. By Timothy Swiney. Bitten by a vampire and caught between two warring clans, Jesup Beal's only hope for salvation is to reach the Brazen Serpent, and ancient relic believed to heal the vampire bite.

  15. Lil C

  16. By Jamie Sutliff. girl 10 captive from birth escapes child porn ring helps cop get killer

  17. Bre'gan's Fist

  18. By Tom Emerick. Can two men find love and repair their shattered lives while battling for the fate of the planet?

  19. Dirty Windows

  20. By William Parsons. Three gay teens escape their overwhelming lives and set out on an ill-fated journey through the backwoods of South Carolina.

Top 10 Short Screenplays

Drama

  1. LANA LUI/BECOMING LANA LIU

  2. 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.

  3. Lies, Hamburgers, and Cufflinks

  4. By Gustavo Freitas. To save his life, a guy held hostage by the Russian mafia must find out who ordered the robbery of a 4 million dollar pair of cufflinks.

  5. CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM: ACCIDENT

  6. By David J Schroeder. Larry David has a hard time being smart without being an ass. A traffic violation leads Larry David to traffic court and community service as a traffic cross walk guard. Meanwhile, the hybrid car maybe a silent killer, and Jeff Green is losing weight while getting Rolf-ed. Winner of 8 'Best Screenplay' awards. Previously #1 on MovieBytes. com Short Comedy 'Winner List.'

  7. A Sacrifice to the God of the Blues

  8. By Jonathan LaPoma. An impressionable young man struggles to make sense of the alternating good and bad advice he receives from a much older friend as they travel through the heart of Mexican drug territory on a cursed trip to a remote Pacific coast beach [Ranked 10th in the Drama short script category of MovieBytes.com's "Top 10 Contest Winning Scripts"].

  9. A Dark Quiet Place

  10. By Jamie Sutliff. A mentally challenged teen uses a gun to escape a dysfunctional home.

  11. Sandley

  12. By Jonathan LaPoma. A first-year teacher in an at-risk Los Angeles middle school finds the inspiration to confront his bullies through his interactions with a lovable, but equally teased, student. [Ranked 2nd in the Urban short script category of MovieBytes.com's "Top 10 Contest Winning Scripts"]

  13. Serenity

  14. By Mark Golik. A fallen advertising executive finds redemption after an unlikely meeting with a mysterious man in a soup kitchen.

  15. Rat's Bait Shop, Bar & Grill

  16. By Della Vance Greenawalt. Two marines and a Apache bar owner must stop a shoot-out in a hole in the road bar before anyone is killed.

  17. Chance Encounters

  18. By William Parsons. On the way to a great adventure, a young man seeks out his biological father and doesn't get the reception he expected. A chance encounter with a hitchhiker changes everything.

  19. WHEN YOU'RE DEAD

  20. By David J Schroeder. At a funeral, an old man tells a ghostly tale.

Comedy

  1. Sunflower Care

  2. By Della Vance Greenawalt. An elderly woman entering a care center thwarts death at every opportunity.

  3. CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM: ACCIDENT

  4. By David J Schroeder. Larry David has a hard time being smart without being an ass. A traffic violation leads Larry David to traffic court and community service as a traffic cross walk guard. Meanwhile, the hybrid car maybe a silent killer, and Jeff Green is losing weight while getting Rolf-ed. Winner of 8 'Best Screenplay' awards. Previously #1 on MovieBytes. com Short Comedy 'Winner List.'

  5. 583

  6. By Russ Meyer. A couple fight to save their home after violating local ordinance 583 ‘Lawns must be mowed every 2 weeks’, even when buried under snow in December.

  7. EVERY WEEK

  8. By Russell Meyer. For wont of a nail the shoe was lost, for wont of a vacuum cleaner switch Julie nearly loses her home to a pair of six foot fuzzballs with limbs, speech, and manners!

  9. Sandley

  10. By Jonathan LaPoma. A first-year teacher in an at-risk Los Angeles middle school finds the inspiration to confront his bullies through his interactions with a lovable, but equally teased, student. [Ranked 2nd in the Urban short script category of MovieBytes.com's "Top 10 Contest Winning Scripts"]

  11. I've Got Your Number

  12. By Gene Gwynne. 1940s film noir satire, as hard-boiled, cynical private detective Vic Winslow wallows within the sordid, sleazy world of blackmail, murder, corruption, mobsters, and pure evil, all focused upon a lovely femme fatale.

  13. THE BURDEN OF ANGELS

  14. By Steve Weissman. God warns goofy Humphrey, he's on the verge of failing Angel School when an elite class of angels head to earth to help major catastrophes, yet poor Humphrey plans to aid just one man who lost a piece of paper.

  15. Get The Hell On/Off

  16. By Robert Gately. A mother's dim wit, a child's mischievous behavior, and a father's blasé attitude on child rearing clash in a harrowing experience that has the mother close to a nervous breakdown.

  17. Poli-Ticks

  18. By Michael Gibrall. The President of the United States and the opposing party candidate debate, revealing just how crooked and corrupt both political sides can be.

  19. Mom's New Toy

  20. By Thomas Herring. A college student is threatened to be fired if he doesn't make a sale at an adult toy store. It all crashes down on him when his mother walks in and wants to buy a product.

Romantic Comedy

  1. Betrayal at the Wedding

  2. By pam green. Alley and Edward plan their wedding, but are fearful of complications with both sets of divorced parents.

  3. The Tattoo

  4. By Thomas Herring. A lovesick guy has his girlfriend's name tattooed on his chest in a parlor just as she walks by the front window with another guy who makes out with her while he's under the needle.

  5. Marry Me. A horror story.

  6. By James Ossi. This 1 minute script is a total joke.

  7. MateFinder EZ

  8. By N.J. Reese. A RomCom about a lonely software genius who answers a spam ad guaranteeing to find him the perfect mate, no profile needed.

  9. Blitz

  10. By Chris Candelario. Blitz and D’adario fall in love with German shepherd dogs, chess, classical guitar, and photography.

  11. Phyllis Will Kill Us

  12. By Jamie Sutliff. Phyllis proposes to Earl - he refuses and she attempts to beat him to death with a live snake.

Thriller

  1. Lies, Hamburgers, and Cufflinks

  2. By Gustavo Freitas. To save his life, a guy held hostage by the Russian mafia must find out who ordered the robbery of a 4 million dollar pair of cufflinks.

  3. Live From Toledo, Erin Darling Reporting

  4. By Michael Gibrall. A local television reporter is stalked by her fans on social media...and she agrees to date one of them.

  5. The Cartaphilus Movement

  6. By Michael Gibrall. A group looking for immortality have found Cartaphilus. But was the discovery planned by the immortal himself?

  7. Fish Fetish

  8. By Ray DeFeis. What happens when you mix compulsion with alcohol? A horrific, fast paced story of abuse and revenge inspired by "Tales From The Crypt"

  9. Blood Relative

  10. By Robert Heske. On the anniversary of her twin’s brutal murder, a woman meets a psychic stranger who claims to know the identity of the serial killer. And tonight, he’s certain the killer is coming back for her. (40 pages)

  11. The Grand Jury

  12. By Suzanne LUTAS. When a young outcast unexpectedly gets an interview for a sought-after position, he must endure a long wait in a room where the test truly begins.

  13. BERSERK

  14. By Eric Brown. Its her Sweet 16 Birthday, and also bring your Daughter to Work Day, she never could have anticipated that to save her Dad, she would have to commit Murder!

  15. REVIVAL HOUSE

  16. By Chuck McClelland. A young couple gets more than they expected when they attend a midnight silent film festival at a seedy movie theatre.

  17. The Dreadful Dinner

  18. By Robert Heske. Six acquaintances meet at a French restaurant where a death is on the menu. And that's just the beginning of an utterly dreadful dinner. (29 pages)

  19. People of her Own

  20. By Grace Fynn. A young woman who recently got laid-off, gets to sit a house for a good salary. But her biggest error is befriending a girl in the vicinity, on whose account, her life later becomes endangered.

Action-Adventure

  1. Rat's Bait Shop, Bar & Grill

  2. By Della Vance Greenawalt. Two marines and a Apache bar owner must stop a shoot-out in a hole in the road bar before anyone is killed.

  3. Mom's New Toy

  4. By Thomas Herring. A college student is threatened to be fired if he doesn't make a sale at an adult toy store. It all crashes down on him when his mother walks in and wants to buy a product.

  5. Black Wolf

  6. By Jamie Sutliff. Short script 30 minute Pilot - Native Americans long before whites came to America had their own murder mysteries to solve.

Sci-Fi

  1. The Grand Jury

  2. By Suzanne LUTAS. When a young outcast unexpectedly gets an interview for a sought-after position, he must endure a long wait in a room where the test truly begins.

  3. Zone Of Fear

  4. By James Ossi. Does your lover have irrational behavior? Or is it you that's crazy? Or, maybe you've past into a special, floatong zone -- a zone of fear.

  5. SHALEFIELD

  6. By Michael Rogers. The only thing more precious than the land you raise your family, is the ability to keep your family on that land. Regardless the cost.

  7. Invasion of the Fat Snatchers

  8. By Mark Beech. When gluttonous Martians discover McLarden's fast food chain on earth they invade to guzzle our grease. Only the quick thinking of Weight Contemplators can save the planet.

  9. WWJD

  10. By Janet Goodman-Clarke. An ancient language expert hired by a top secret lab finds himself with the job of a lifetime: translating a revived Jesus's first words. But will they be what his benefactors want to hear...?

  11. YOU'VE SAVED MY LIFE

  12. By Steve Weissman. Modern medicine is wonderful. Too bad if you disagree.

  13. The Peaceful Solution

  14. By Janet Goodman-Clarke. A time traveler goes to great lengths to right one of history's greatest wrongs. But will fate find a way?

  15. Lost in the Storm

  16. By Janet Goodman-Clarke. Brought together by a missing children's convention, three strangers bond over shared grief and loss. But when a storm traps them in their hotel for the night, one of them finds their ordeal far from over.

  17. Intelligent Design

  18. By Janet Goodman-Clarke. Two scientists review the results of their latest project...and discuss the sacrifices needed to make it a success.

  19. Everything in Its Place

  20. By Janet Goodman-Clarke. An inventor plagued with OCD travels back in time to meet his hero. Will his irrational need for order ruin all his well laid plans?

Fantasy

  1. EVERY WEEK

  2. By Russell Meyer. For wont of a nail the shoe was lost, for wont of a vacuum cleaner switch Julie nearly loses her home to a pair of six foot fuzzballs with limbs, speech, and manners!

  3. THE BURDEN OF ANGELS

  4. By Steve Weissman. God warns goofy Humphrey, he's on the verge of failing Angel School when an elite class of angels head to earth to help major catastrophes, yet poor Humphrey plans to aid just one man who lost a piece of paper.

  5. Serenity

  6. By Mark Golik. A fallen advertising executive finds redemption after an unlikely meeting with a mysterious man in a soup kitchen.

  7. Fish Fetish

  8. By Ray DeFeis. What happens when you mix compulsion with alcohol? A horrific, fast paced story of abuse and revenge inspired by "Tales From The Crypt"

  9. Mom's New Toy

  10. By Thomas Herring. A college student is threatened to be fired if he doesn't make a sale at an adult toy store. It all crashes down on him when his mother walks in and wants to buy a product.

  11. The Dog Ate It

  12. By James Ossi. He says the dog ate his homework. Problem is: The teacher knows he doesn't have a dog. 5 pages. Cheap to produce. Fun for all.

  13. MateFinder EZ

  14. By N.J. Reese. A RomCom about a lonely software genius who answers a spam ad guaranteeing to find him the perfect mate, no profile needed.

  15. Monarch

  16. By Elio Ruiz. After awakening from a nightmare where assaults, homicides, and ecocides of all kinds occur, Samuel has freed from his false identity thanks to a magical and transforming encounter.

  17. Pitching An Elephant

  18. By Mark Beech. When Hollywood meets heaven, one angel's pride and joy becomes a stinker.

  19. The Strangely Twisted Tale of Doctor Porker's Laser-Guided Pig

  20. By Mark Beech. Discover the stomach-wrenching truth of how lard brought old enemies together.

Horror

  1. Live From Toledo, Erin Darling Reporting

  2. By Michael Gibrall. A local television reporter is stalked by her fans on social media...and she agrees to date one of them.

  3. The Cartaphilus Movement

  4. By Michael Gibrall. A group looking for immortality have found Cartaphilus. But was the discovery planned by the immortal himself?

  5. Metronome

  6. By Pamela Turner. Mark Harlowe walked away from a successful career as a concert pianist. He lives with his girlfriend Wendy in an isolated farmhouse and remains content teaching music to school children. But Wendy fears he might be hiding something. Why are the parlor doors locked, and what is the mysterious ticking coming from within?

  7. Fish Fetish

  8. By Ray DeFeis. What happens when you mix compulsion with alcohol? A horrific, fast paced story of abuse and revenge inspired by "Tales From The Crypt"

  9. WHEN YOU'RE DEAD

  10. By David J Schroeder. At a funeral, an old man tells a ghostly tale.

  11. BERSERK

  12. By Eric Brown. Its her Sweet 16 Birthday, and also bring your Daughter to Work Day, she never could have anticipated that to save her Dad, she would have to commit Murder!

  13. The Attic

  14. By Wayne Johnson. A young boy obsessed with horror comics looks to a mysterious supernatural force as a means of seeking retribution against his violent, drunken stepfather.

  15. REVIVAL HOUSE

  16. By Chuck McClelland. A young couple gets more than they expected when they attend a midnight silent film festival at a seedy movie theatre.

  17. Spider Daddy

  18. By Wayne Johnson. An eleven-year-old boy, fixated on horror comics and monsters, finds that his recurring nightmares become reality with devastating results for his abusive, alcoholic stepfather and, ultimately, for him.

  19. MIRROR

  20. By Emmett Saunders. A newly-married couple uncover a highly-stylized murder at a small honeymoon cabin in the woods.

Family

  1. Pebbles on the Beach

  2. By Patricia Poulos. As a school-boy kicks a pebble along a magical beach he's mesmerized by an apparition which materializes into the girl of his dreams.

  3. LANA LUI/BECOMING LANA LIU

  4. 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.

  5. Get The Hell On/Off

  6. By Robert Gately. A mother's dim wit, a child's mischievous behavior, and a father's blasé attitude on child rearing clash in a harrowing experience that has the mother close to a nervous breakdown.

  7. Chance Encounters

  8. By William Parsons. On the way to a great adventure, a young man seeks out his biological father and doesn't get the reception he expected. A chance encounter with a hitchhiker changes everything.

  9. Screaming Disorder

  10. By James Ossi. Soooo, you think you know of a problem child? Get a load of this one.

  11. Activity Bus #61

  12. By William Parsons. After a horrific school bus accident takes the life of the girl they both have feelings for, a bizarre nerd and a high school jock learn that they don't have to play the roles the world has cast them in.

  13. The Dog Ate It

  14. By James Ossi. He says the dog ate his homework. Problem is: The teacher knows he doesn't have a dog. 5 pages. Cheap to produce. Fun for all.

  15. A Cruel Summer

  16. By KALA and Kendrick BROWN. Bad situations are easily made. Today Marcus makes a decision to stay or walk away from a robbery gone wrong or so it seems.

  17. The Piano Tuner

  18. By Mark Beech. There's more to tuning a piano than meets the ear.

  19. Saber-Toothed Cat

  20. By Larry A. Jaggard. A little girl's mother wants to rid the family of her daughter's beloved undomesticated cat until the mother faces the jaws of a vicious dog.

Historical

  1. Saline County, Illinois

  2. By Jeffrey Howe. A meticulous 1890s stationmaster must deal with a widow and her young children abandoned on his platform.

  3. Ground Zero

  4. By N.J. Reese. For these twin tower survivors, the memory of that fateful day will never wash away.

Romance

  1. Pebbles on the Beach

  2. By Patricia Poulos. As a school-boy kicks a pebble along a magical beach he's mesmerized by an apparition which materializes into the girl of his dreams.

  3. Marry Me. A horror story.

  4. By James Ossi. This 1 minute script is a total joke.

  5. MateFinder EZ

  6. By N.J. Reese. A RomCom about a lonely software genius who answers a spam ad guaranteeing to find him the perfect mate, no profile needed.

  7. THE LAST PERFORMANCE

  8. By Christine Whitlock. Three costume mannequins create their own final drama on a theatre stage. 3-page comedy script. 2 actors, 3 voice-overs, one location.

  9. DATING DOS & DON’TS

  10. By Christine Whitlock. In a busy bar, various inappropriate behaviour is highlighted. (4) 1-page animated or live-action comedy short scripts. Suitable for a web series.

  11. WINTER COVER

  12. By Christine Whitlock. The husband and receptionist meet a cold end to their tryst. 5-page crime script.

  13. SUPER FOOT

  14. By Christine Whitlock. Bravery has its physical challenges. Back to work with a broken foot, Dave must rescue his love interest from the office bully.3-page short comedy script, 3 actors, one location.

  15. High Tide Line

  16. By William Parsons. A group of gay friends in San Diego deal with sex and the death of one of their close friends.

  17. Adapted scene from The Seven Rays

  18. By Maria Lennon . This was the Seven rays Script-a-Scene contest, for the book THE SEVEN RAYS, by Jessica Bendinger. up to 5 pages from a favorite excerpt of the book. It placed: Runner Up, 2010

Urban

  1. CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM: ACCIDENT

  2. By David J Schroeder. Larry David has a hard time being smart without being an ass. A traffic violation leads Larry David to traffic court and community service as a traffic cross walk guard. Meanwhile, the hybrid car maybe a silent killer, and Jeff Green is losing weight while getting Rolf-ed. Winner of 8 'Best Screenplay' awards. Previously #1 on MovieBytes. com Short Comedy 'Winner List.'

  3. The Bear Trap

  4. By Stevan Šerban. When a man tries to commit suicide in the forest, there is a little girl scout and finds him smoking a last cigarette.

  5. Sandley

  6. By Jonathan LaPoma. A first-year teacher in an at-risk Los Angeles middle school finds the inspiration to confront his bullies through his interactions with a lovable, but equally teased, student. [Ranked 2nd in the Urban short script category of MovieBytes.com's "Top 10 Contest Winning Scripts"]

  7. A Cruel Summer

  8. By KALA and Kendrick BROWN. Bad situations are easily made. Today Marcus makes a decision to stay or walk away from a robbery gone wrong or so it seems.

  9. Long Distance Call

  10. By Rodney Harper. When you're dying to speak to a loved one-even after they've passed on. Love is the tie that connects us for all time and it crosses all gulfs and barriers.

  11. Remnant

  12. By Rodney Harper. Bitter and deadly conflict is taking place, when a young couple seeks shelter with their neighbor, only to find out who their neighbors really are in their time of need.

  13. THIS MODERN MAN IS BEAT (produced)

  14. By David J Schroeder. In the post 9/11 world of cultural confusion and erroneous judgment, Habib bin Habib al Fulan pawns his beloved guitar and reconciles with his young wife. Premiered in 19 countries, 127 film festivals, and won 94 Best Film Awards/12 Best Screenplay Awards.

Supernatural

  1. Sunflower Care

  2. By Della Vance Greenawalt. An elderly woman entering a care center thwarts death at every opportunity.

  3. The Cartaphilus Movement

  4. By Michael Gibrall. A group looking for immortality have found Cartaphilus. But was the discovery planned by the immortal himself?

  5. Serenity

  6. By Mark Golik. A fallen advertising executive finds redemption after an unlikely meeting with a mysterious man in a soup kitchen.

  7. WHEN YOU'RE DEAD

  8. By David J Schroeder. At a funeral, an old man tells a ghostly tale.

  9. The Dreadful Dinner

  10. By Robert Heske. Six acquaintances meet at a French restaurant where a death is on the menu. And that's just the beginning of an utterly dreadful dinner. (29 pages)

  11. Monarch

  12. By Elio Ruiz. After awakening from a nightmare where assaults, homicides, and ecocides of all kinds occur, Samuel has freed from his false identity thanks to a magical and transforming encounter.

  13. TO THE HEAVENS

  14. By Emmett Saunders. A young man dying of AIDS searches for the meaning of his existence in the last ten minutes of his life.

  15. Colorado Lobsters

  16. By JZ Murdock. Brilliant but troubled young MIT graduate seeks revenge on the Nuclear Power Plant administrators who killed his father when he takes over his dad's old job. Things only degenerate from there.

Animation

  1. LANA LUI/BECOMING LANA LIU

  2. 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.

  3. THE BURDEN OF ANGELS

  4. By Steve Weissman. God warns goofy Humphrey, he's on the verge of failing Angel School when an elite class of angels head to earth to help major catastrophes, yet poor Humphrey plans to aid just one man who lost a piece of paper.

  5. Ferald and Mizz Ladybug

  6. By Keith Williams. Ferald meets an unfriendly insect named Mizz Ladybug, who doesn’t want him eating sunflowers from her sunflower patch. When their friendship slowly begins to grow, Ferald discovers the other side of life.

  7. The Strangely Twisted Tale of Doctor Porker's Laser-Guided Pig

  8. By Mark Beech. Discover the stomach-wrenching truth of how lard brought old enemies together.

  9. UNACCEPTABLE EMPLOYEE BEHAVIOUR

  10. By Christine Whitlock. In an office, various inappropriate behaviour is highlighted. (4) 1-page animated or live-action comedy short scripts. Suitable for a web series.

  11. DATING DOS & DON’TS

  12. By Christine Whitlock. In a busy bar, various inappropriate behaviour is highlighted. (4) 1-page animated or live-action comedy short scripts. Suitable for a web series.

  13. BE SAFE

  14. By Christine Whitlock. At home and outside, children are instructed how to deal with situations and objects in a safe way. (4) 1-page animated or live action filler short scripts for children. Suitable for a web series.

  15. FEAR AWAY

  16. By Christine Whitlock. At home and outside, children are instructed how to be more confident. (6) 1-page animated or live action filler short scripts for children. Suitable for web series.

  17. PURSUE PEACE

  18. By Maria Lennon. In the midst of destruction and pain, a young boy yearns to stop violence however not with violence. 5 pages

  19. Popsicle Death

  20. By JZ Murdock. A young boy fails to pay a Popsicle vendor who kills himself. Not to worry, Death incarnate returns to avenge him. Can the boy survive the night? What if he says, it's just not his fault? Could also work well for an animated piece.

LGBTQ

  1. TO THE HEAVENS

  2. By Emmett Saunders. A young man dying of AIDS searches for the meaning of his existence in the last ten minutes of his life.

  3. Gay West, Young Man, Gay West

  4. By Gene Gwynne. A gay cabaret back in the day.

  5. High Tide Line

  6. By William Parsons. A group of gay friends in San Diego deal with sex and the death of one of their close friends.