His tribe slaughtered by Spanish forces, and his unbaptized mother condemned to Hell by the padres, Paco Palido, a young mixed-blood Californian now seeks a home, a place he belongs in a radically evolving world.
A recently separated couple finds themselves stranded in the Arizona desert on their way to a family holiday function.
Doors of Miracles
A young woman’s faith is tested, she is filled with the Holy Spirit and transcended through the universe to the Heavens to be returned to Earth with the power to heal, a direct link to God, God speaks and The Holy Spirit intercedes her response. Script Excerpt
We know his story: world-famous playwright, Nobel Prize Winner. But what of hers? A wife hidden in the background, her life controlled by men, the last forty years imprisoned in an asylum for the insane. What is her story? https://pirandelloswife.com/
South Of Main Street
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.
Child of the Disappeared
Maria Waite is dying and has little time left to come to terms with a tragic past and to find the child that was stolen from her at birth. Script Excerpt
A well-known celebrity falls for a girl, unknowingly below his social status. He's torn between honoring his familial traditions and societal expectations regarding relationships or following his heart and true desires regardless of the consequences.
Under No Circumstances
A grounded, independent survivalist, swearing off parenthood, is forced to venture outside of his comfort zone when he reluctantly falls for a lively single mother.
An Indian-American teen conspires to become her mother's matchmaker instead of the other way around, but only to find love herself. Script Excerpt
After being unexpectedly killed by his cat, Tuna; a man's afterlife is tested when he's left to haunt his apartment and three misfit orphans move in.
A mysterious young, Irish girl, who refuses to name herself, insists that Aiden O’Brien, a Los Angeles literary agent read her work—both their lives depend on it! Despite Aiden’s repeated attempts to destroy the script, it returns, together with a host of Celtic demons and a sign, in Gaelic, “The Past Does Not Die.”
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When Joe’s 39 year-old addicted and pregnant daughter appears on his doorstep, his sedentary life is about to disappear forever. Script Excerpt
The Barking Spider
Depression hits Joe pretty hard after his wife died but, when his addicted and pregnant daughter appears on his doorstep a year later, his sedentary life is about to disappear forever. Script Excerpt
When O’Clery, a high-profile Irish terrorist, is arrested at San Francisco airport, his deportation defense is led, surprisingly, by Sean Conlon, an inexperienced attorney. As the twists and turns unravel, Sean’s own family becomes the subject of an old betrayal. http://quislingmovie.com/
Pebbles on the Beach
An adventurous school-boy kicks pebbles along a magical beach when he is confronted by an Apparition which materialises into the girl of his dreams and steals his heart. Script Excerpt
For a shot at the Winter Olympics, a timid curling prodigy must leave her close-knit family in Phoenix to train with a tough-as-nails coach in small town Minnesota- overcoming rivals, racism, and her own self-doubt.
A fruitless search for a missing woman leads a hired detective down a rabbit hole of secrets to surprise revelations involving his own family. Script Excerpt
The Seed Bearers: Episode One, The Mongrel
A virus is decimating the male population making most impotent. With the pure-blood, white race in danger, life proves treacherous for Johnny Z, a potent mixed-blood.
The Longest Goodbye
A poignant look at an elderly mother's battle with dementia and her son's commitment to keeping love alive, as memories fade, and life on the road is rearranged to moments in time. Script Excerpt
A wealthy, widowed New York socialite, and a know-it-all preacher enters the unfamiliar world of rodeo, determined to “rescue” the widow’s wayward daughter who has fallen for a young bull rider. But plans go comically awry. Eventually the rodeo and unlikely romances win the day.
In Between The River
Katie (on the spectrum) thinks her nomadic family is normal but as she transitions from child to teenager; her father Donald is frequently absent, her mother Judy tries too hard to hold them together and her older brother Kyle hides a secret that eventually surfaces to expose the family illusion. Script Excerpt
The Magnificent Kevin
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.
Buck and the Angel
A young boy, Buck Lynch, fatherless and living with his dying mother in his grandparent’s home, has a strong belief in the power of prayer. But his faith is tested when a mysterious stranger claiming to be an angel leads Buck to believe he has come to make his mother well when he has actually come for his mother’s life on Christmas Eve. Script Excerpt
Seeking a fresh start, a newly married couple and their teenage daughter move to a small town, but the daughter begins to suspect that her stepfather is hiding something. Script Excerpt
White Dolphin Blues
Greedy developer Bailey Ginch needs just one last boardwalk property--The White Dolphin Pub--to completely transform tiny Paradise Beach from a quaint hideaway into a high-rise resort destination, but owner Cara Muldoon and the entire town of quirky characters don't intend to “sell out and move on.”
PLAYING THE CHANGES
The country's top neurosurgeon, an unfeeling man, sees his perfectly ordered life unravel and, after hitting rock bottom, reinvents himself as a jazz saxophonist in an effort to recover his heart, humanity, and possibly his estranged wife – who is determined to resist his persistent and unwelcome attempts to win her back. Script Excerpt
A quirky brood attempts to stuff one last downhome Christmas into Thanksgiving weekend after learning their family’s beloved farm will be gone by December.
Sally 'n Norma
In a Nancy Drew meets Thelma & Louise buddy comedy series... Two retired middle school teachers, not ready to hang up their hats, self-righteously confront societal ills from crime to manners & more. Meanwhile... Family & friends inhibit, applaud, and/ or aid the ladies in their quests and attempt to keep them out of harm's way and out of jail.
Mate Matcher's Match
When a godless, seemingly carefree bachelor sets course to win a feisty, virginal Christian matchmaker, he collides with a righteous blockade that buckles only when she uncovers the personal trauma that cracked his moral compass.
Long Path To Peace
A drug lord's incorruptible and alienated step-son escapes into the wilderness where he saves his Guide - the father he’s always wanted, from a never-ending, guilt-fueled nightmare. Script Excerpt
Spruce Up the Holidays
An animated adventure about a pair of forest squirrels whose tree is cut down and taken to the city to be used as an elaborate Christmas display. Lost within a bustling Metropolis, and desperate to find their way back home, the squirrels come to understand the true spirit of Christmas and their love for each other.
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.
When a career bank robber, fleeing the police, seeks refuge in a church and holds the parishioners hostage, he is turned tothe path of faith by its Baptist minister who has problems of his own.Faith -based.
Quarter-finalist Screen Lab 2019. Semi-finalist Fresh Voices 2020. Semi-finalist Emerging Screenwriters 2022. Stevie is fifteen years old and well on the way to becoming a hardened criminal; Dave is a cop, natural enemy of Stevie; Susie is Dave’s two-year-old daughter who is kidnapped during a cyclone. The last thing a teenage boy needs is a baby. But it falls to Stevie to save the baby – without knowing who she is and for totally unselfish motives – and thus to save Dave and his family from total disintegration.
Bless & Release
When a frustrated empty nester embarks on a journey of self-discovery, her Script Excerpt
Sally Parkher - Electron Girl
PILOT: A Biologist from an alien race "The Custodians" engaged in secret data gathering on Earth, must rescue his critically-endangered friend and protect his adopted and “enhanced” human daughter - sent into hiding to evade his xenophobic, violent brother. SERIES: A human girl - the beloved daughter of a benign alien who’s given her special powers, works with an ancient alien A.I. to perfect a mind-altering computer game to save humanity, when she’s attacked by a rogue CIA operative determined to subvert the program, and fugitive alien marauders intent on enslaving Earth.
Get The Hell On/Off
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.
Furgrow Birds back to the beginning
1)When a dog loses his owner, he discovers a dark conspiracy involving an evil king, a hidden realm and magical crystals that can alter the world..............2)When a former king launches a war with dark magic to reclaim his throne, gifted animals and plants create a hybrid army to save the kingdom.........3)When an evil man uses magic to disrupt evolution, a dog recruits unusually crossbred animals and plants to help restore the earth's balance. Script Excerpt
MAN OUT OF THE COUNTRY
The series premise : An Iranian classical guitar teacher navigates life in his music-loving intercultural family in a suburban California town. Pilot log line: When an Iranian father, in despair over his family drifting apart in a demanding Western world, tries to bring them together for a nightly family dinner, one thing after another sabotages his plan, including his teens’ busy schedules and his eccentric American mother-in-law’s shenanigans. Script Excerpt
Everything I Have Is Yours
Thirteen-year-old Haylee stumbles on her father's affair with her mother's friend, who has come to stay after her home was burglarized. Script Excerpt
The Navigator's Apprentice
The Navigator’s Apprentice is about a young woman’s coming of age, the magical Sequoia Woods, and a mysterious sailer from a bygone time
After a crippling injury ends his sports career and costs him his girlfriend, a resolute high school star quarterback seeks a new way to use his abilities in the face of a world determined to keep him down. Script Excerpt
Not About Money
A gal of principle gets her career derailed, goes up against a large corporation with a discrimination lawsuit, and ultimately changes the culture for women in business.
Adopted at infancy, a pro minor league ice-hockey player searches for his biological parents during a championship season where his dream of playing for the Pittsburgh Penguins hangs on a thread and a prayer. But his quest to find his birth parents is a little more disruptive to his life than expected and he finds himself more on a journey of enlightenment than discovery. Script Excerpt
As Florida neighbors fall in love, their rival lawn ornaments start a war. Script Excerpt
Home Like a Shadow
College girl accompanies her new boyfriend to his decaying San Joaquin Valley home town for his mother's birthday and is pulled into family conflicts and lost dreams dating back to the Civil War. Script Excerpt
From da Big Island
New York defined her - Hawaii changed her, is the tagline. How could Hawaii change New Yorker? From da Big Island is a baby boomer coming of age, fish out of water, woman-centric comedy about Ruth, a famous New York syndicated television personality, whose life is in peril. Needing solitude and change, leaves the Big Apple for the Big Island of Hawaii and discovers life is vastly different than what she expected. Deals with the customs of the islands, her unusual neighbors, marijuana, pigs, and more. Is this the change she expected? Think Barbara Walters meets the Clampetts. Read the book: https://www.amazon.com/Big-Island-Bill-Hutchinson-ebook/dp/B076QKMDV9
A clever sixth grader must learn to control her dreams or be trapped in them forever by a power hungry janitor intent on world domination.
Seven Generations: S1E1 Colony Collapse
The next generation has a better idea on how to run the family farm: Grandma always said eat your vegetables. The food revolution has begun. The Circle of Life.
Henry Gilles, multi billionaire misanthrope is dying. Refusing to accept his inevitable fate, he has hatched a carefully orchestrated plan to achieve immortality. Gilles has directed his Korean biomedical research company to make him the world’s first subject for human cloning. Now he must enlist the help of his dysfunctional estranged twin daughters, Gillian ( a celebrity DJ), and Amanda ( an agoraphobic neurotic) to help raise him. Will the potential of a two billion dollar inheritance convince them to see beyond their distaste for their father and each other?
TROUBLE IN TAHOE
Lake Tahoe is a wonderland of mischief for young boys in 1969. That spells trouble for precocious ten-year-old Jeff Anderson when his community is plagued by a serial killer targeting boys his own age. Jeff plays detective to solve the mystery, risking his life to catch a terrifying murderer who may target him next. At the same time, he fights for survival against an even more terrifying bully: his abusive father, a sheriff's deputy with a penchant for violent rage. Script Excerpt
"Stinky Skates", is an adorable story about an old pair of skates taking on the personalities, and characters of friends of old and new as they get back out on the roller rink floor again. The morals of kindness and acceptance of all people no matter what race, disability or personality.
Howlingween 5: Trip Along
Fate has dealt another terrible hand to the Forran family. Only wishing to enjoy a road trip across America, the family encounters a human-like wolf, the brainchild of a disturbed seven-year-old boy. Script Excerpt
Stinky Skates is an adorable story about an old pair of skates getting back out on the roller rink again. The morals of kindness and acceptance of all people no matter what race disability or personality are portrayed throughout the story.
The Christmas Gift
A woman gives up her inheritance for a chance to stand on her own two feet, but when life becomes full of rejection and tragedy, she must choose between her career and the one that got away. Script Excerpt
ONCE THERE WERE STORIES
In this family drama, Christmases of long ago, ones of togetherness, family entertainments, and memorable stories, as told by Grandpa Lynn, now living in his daughter, Rhiannon Nolan's, spare room, now contrast with those of the Nolan family with its packaged television and sports, relatives' distancing, and multitude of electronic distractions.
A young boy stands up to a bully, but then must learn to live with the tragic consequences.
Blended to Broken
A newly blended family suddenly collapses and leaves their lives changed forever.
The Blonde Surfer
A young boy becomes infatuated with a beautiful Blonde Surfer Script Excerpt
A headstrong detective investigating a brutal murder of a porn star discovers the trail leads to his brother, a Catholic priest.
Two 17-year-old buddies decide the perfect summer job is driving a hot food lunch wagon .. until they discover their route runs through the most dangerous gang banger territory in town.
THE MAN CALLED BIBLE JONES
An Old Testament cowboy ("An eye for an eye") and an outcast Comanche woman join forces to escort a young girl across the Arizona badlands to try and find her missing father. "The Searchers" meets "True Grit".
BAD TO THE BONE
A K-9 Rottweiler taken too soon to doggie heaven, escapes and returns to earth in the body of a 17-year-old kid to find his hit-and-run killer and save his family.
When a successful hair stylist and her goal-oriented husband determine they need to make a decision about starting a family, they struggle with a year-long parenting experiment starting with houseplants, then pets, and finally other people's children. Script Excerpt
The Water Babies
An orphan who transforms into a Waterbaby learns the power of forgiveness and love in an animated magical adventure featuring aquatic and land creatures.
Coming of Age ? Akeelah and The Bee runs track An Olympic hopeful has her dreams shattered when her family is forced to return to Jamaica to avoid deportation.
THE AMAZING TOOTHBRUSH
A 11yr old boy receives a special toothbrush.
To 70-yo Enrico Allini, being forced into a retirement home is like ringing the doorbell to Hell. Script Excerpt
An opportunistic young man, scarred in a fire as an infant, suffers from distorted thinking, but the head of his rehab facility has his own twisted logic.
MAN'S BEST FRIEND IS NOT A DOG, IT'S A CELL PHONE.
FISHING ON TUESDAYS
Friendship is the greatest catch.
I Hear You
A belligerent boss berates his employees and struggles with his marriage and hearing-impaired son, but after he is caught pilfering from the company, can he rectify his situation and reconcile his relationships?
After crashing on a deserted planet, two sisters fight to meet a deadline window to get rescued while being pursued by bloodthirsty, desperate prisoners who were shipwrecked and left for dead on this planet years ago. Script Excerpt
When a biologist working on a vitally important environmental report dies mysteriously, his estranged daughter takes over his work with an assassin closing in. Script Excerpt
50 pge sample - Logger Heads
In a remote BC community, a New Age logger falls for the exciting schoolteacher, but they both become the target of a jealous serial rapist inmate in camp on a work release program. Script Excerpt
THE GEPETTO PROTOCOL
To stay "real" in the real world after their last creator dies, an action figure, fashion doll, superhero, anime girl, and crash dummy—now real flesh and blood—must find new believers in ten days or be forgotten forever, and get help from two kids and their dad at a cosplay convention.
A "ship of fools" indeed: madcap teenagers, a lush head of security, a pastor who loves riddles, a captain off death-row, a martial artist challenging a boxer — and a serial killer. Script Excerpt
Howlingween 3: Red River County
A tourist-dependent town in Florida boasts of a historic inhabitant as being America's first serial killer, only to suffer his reawakening. Script Excerpt
Howlingween 2: Clarry the Clown
Holiday-makers on a beautiful island resort find themselves trapped with a murderous clown. Script Excerpt
A dream holiday turns nightmarish when a family encounters a malicious wolf and traders in fresh human organs. Script Excerpt
An FBI agent goes to any length to save his family. Script Excerpt
A girl lost in the Alaskan wilderness meets her banished pet tiger — now fully grown. Together they survive many challenges — except, perhaps, one another. Script Excerpt
Faithful Wife and Hooker
An outraged, prudish wife avenges her frustrated husband’s "intentional adultery” by disguising as a hooker and blackmailing him for cheating (!), which sets off a series of mutual deceptions that upon discovery ironically amends the couple’s mutual failings and restores their marriage. Think War of the Roses with a happy outcome!
A MAN AGAINST THE CITY
As a man drives with his pregnant wife through the night, they fall into an uncovered pothole, resulting in her falling and losing her baby. Later the man discovers a city-wide corruption that turns him into an avenger. Script Excerpt
A group of resilient small town teens struggle to carve out a new future after a series of TEOTWAWKI events crush the U.S. power grid, destroying most of the population and forcing them to live by their wits, without adult interaction. Script Excerpt
NOT ANOTHER VAMPIRE STORY: Stripping by the Pool
Thirteen year old Sylvia meets Julia's new boyfriend Terry during a wardrobe malfunction; over dinner, Sylvia suspects there's something dark and maybe sinister in Terry's nature -- something best kept in the dark of night. With fangs.
NOT ANOTHER VAMPIRE STORY
An embarrassment-prone middle school girl's life gets risky when she suspects her pretty older sister's good-looking boyfriend is really a vampire, and sets out to prove it.
A New Day
After a black high school student befriends a new talented Latina transfer student, they give new life to the stodgy traditional Christmas musical and change racist attitudes in a small town.
After his wife abandons him and their autistic son, a husband loses everything and needs supernatural help to regain his dignity and keep his son.
Two neglected toddlers look on as their new baby brother is taken from their motel room, as the mother watches. Baby's Gone is a short taken from my memoir, Riding in the Backseat with My Brother; currently a book but soon to be a feature screenplay. Just awarded semi-finalist for the New Millennium competition. Script Excerpt
Dinner at the Bigelows'
Teen girl from a poor family is hired to babysit the children of a wealthy studio executive and is drawn into a world of lies, scandal, forbidden love and violence. (Published in Nikki Finke's fiction site "Hollywood Dementia) Script Excerpt
A white woman and her longtime Korean boyfriend have to take in their fathers, hers because he’s a broke compulsive gambler, and his, because his fifth wife just threw him out while a third generation gets added, when they decide to foster an at-risk African American boy who keeps breaking into their garage to raid a box of porn magazines. Script Excerpt
The Hundred Thousand Dollar Suit
A father and son invest everything in a business selling upscale Italian suits to the nerds of Silicon Valley. Based on my published short story. Script Excerpt
Quirky young woman gets drunk on her high-tech job and ends up in a strange rehab where she must come to terms with her choices and history. Adapted from my published short story. Script Excerpt
SWIM FOR YOUR LIVES
A dysfunctional father and daughter vacationing in Bali, conflicted over a pending divorce, are sole survivors of a plane crash at sea and try to swim to the nearest coast, fighting both natural and human elements of danger. Alternate version for a different location: British Columbia, Canada. Script Excerpt
LIFE WITHOUT FATHER
Ghost dramedy with family values, a la "Ghost" meets "Parenthood". An acclaimed news cameraman who's been neglecting his family for his career dies suddenly under mystical circumstances and returns home as a ghost to haunt his 12-year-old son a week before his 13th birthday. He only has a short time to teach his son life lessons and to learn how to be, and to redeem himself as, a once-absentee dad. Script Excerpt
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Lover Haters Club
A bold group of teens band together to form a unique and quickly growing movement against relationship games, that captures the attention of the teen icon, Hayley Kiyoko.
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THE SOCIAL POLICE
Twenty years from now, an FBI agent patrols the social media.
CIRQUE D' ETOILES
*** Russian astronaut, thrown out of the space program, hijacks a space taxi going to the International Space Station.
ATTACK OF THE ZOMBIE PIGS!
THEY WANT YOU FOR BREAKFAST.
FROM DARKNESS A LEGEND IS BORN.
MAN'S BEST FRIEND IS NOT A DOG, IT'S A CELL PHONE.
HEADS YOU LOSE AND TAILS YOU DIE.
THERE AMONG US!
ALL THAT WE KNOW IS AT AN END.
FISHING ON TUESDAYS
Friendship is the greatest catch.