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AT THE MERCY OF FAITH

A 14 year old preacher renounces his faith in God in the wake of a terrifying and traumatic encounter. 18 years later the psychopathic demons from his past, viciously returns to wreak havoc on his home - and to rip-out-his-soul - for the god of their hell. Script Excerpt

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Seraphim’s Miracle

A former war correspondent is forced to confront his tragic past, as he cynically investigates an alleged 'miracle' that might just be the real thing.

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HALFWAY HOME

When a catastrophic accident causes an athlete to become paralyzed, and all seems to be lost, he finds redemption in the most unlikely place, with a gaggle of colorful characters in a halfway house for the mentally disabled. Winner of 19 'Best Screenplay' awards. Previously #1 on the MovieBytes.com feature Drama & Family 'Winning Lists.'

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LOST CAUSE

LOST CAUSE: The Tybee Bomb - "DIE HARD” meets “NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN” at sea. A retired Explosive Ordinance Disposal expert salvages a lost nuclear bomb while fighting Black-Ops terrorist off the turbulent coast of the Caribbean.

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Hell Followed With Him

When a former Army Sergeant discovers that the crime family responsible for his best friend's death is holding the city of New York hostage, he makes it his personal mission to take them down no matter the cost.

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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.

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Maeta's Story (prev. Uncle Frits)

In the Occupied Netherlands, a widow and her 7 year old son go into hiding with the help of her brother, a WW1 veteran who struggles with PTSD. Script Excerpt

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Untouchable!

A blonde bombshell in stainless steel rocks the corporate world with an explosion when she collides with the nation's most powerful man unleashing the relentless tiger within and with razor-sharp toothed pen sends him into oblivion. Script Excerpt

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The Paper Route

On the eve of the 4th of July, a teenager makes a discovery that could be his ticket out of his hellish small town life, but it means leaving his younger brother behind.

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COOP

An inspirational drama about a disabled dog who assists a recently disabled young athlete find renewed purpose in his life.

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The Barking Spider

When Joe’s 39 year-old addicted and pregnant daughter appears on his doorstep, his sedentary life is about to disappear forever. Script Excerpt

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GREEN WARS

When a fast-food executive’s repressed wife finds salvation with a militant vegan activist group, it stirs up hostilities that threaten his job and their marriage.

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RECOIL

Two survivors of a school shooting form an unhealthy romance and begin to collect guns in order to recover from their mutual trauma.

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Don't You Know Who I Am?

A hollywood security guard digs up celebrity dirt for money, but now his efforts to get the goods and evade detection are complicated when he befriends a young actress, and uncovers her dark secret.

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COOPER'S PROMISE

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.

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Murder in Emergency!

A dedicated nurse fighting to save her beloved hospital from closure is alerted to patient murders which triggers her war against it. Script Excerpt

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ANGEL HAIR

When a beautiful German teen is used by the resistance to sneak the schematics for the V-2 rocket out of Germany, to the Allies in Paris, and then vanishes, both sides send out their top killers to find her, retrieve the plans and eliminate the young courier. But it is the third thing closing in on her that she fears the most, her past.

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Ashes

A combative college professor accused of Holocaust denial tries to clear his name and repair the strained relationship with his teenage daughter before the scandal irreparably widens the chasm between them. Script Excerpt

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Ajeeta the Invincible

To chase her dream of becoming a pro football (soccer) player, a 12-year-old orphan escapes from her cruel reformatory and sets out on a dangerous trek from New Delhi to a football academy near Kolkata.

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CURIOUS BUDDIES

It's not your mother's buddy movie. It's a combo meal. It’s a little bit of Lethal Weapon, Die Hard, The Social with a side of Taken. Experienced FBI Agent hires and befriends an internet entrepreneur to help rescue a six year old girl taken hostage in a fall out shelter by a ruthless psychopath. Winner LA film fest Best scene 2017. Winner Willdsoud 1 page screenplay 2016 Script Excerpt

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Healing Marie

She’s a French nude artist’s model who fears gargoyles are dead. He’s a New York artist who fears the city is a living monster. Together they vibrate in harmonic explosive love. Ludicrous sex. Preposterous adventures. Against the world ... but maybe they’re right ... like Don Quixote, this is a documentary about the pain of being happily insane.

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BOSS TWEED

NYC politician William M. “Boss” Tweed loots the city treasury for millions until exposed by the upstart New York Times and immigrant cartoonist Thomas Nast. Political drama/strong contemporary relevance. Heavy non-comic animation and graphics. Professional Coverage: “RECOMMEND” – Dave Trottier (Author, “The Screenwriter’s Bible”)

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Desert Quarry

Two mercenaries rob a former colleague's New York jewelry shop to even a score, but after the shop’s employees are found murdered, a deadly bank heist in Iraq begins to haunt them. Script Excerpt

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THE FOURTH COURIER

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 the bomb before it ends up in the wrong hands.

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FIRE ON THE ISLAND

When an arsonist threatens a Greek island village, the gay 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 has only seconds to save the village after miscalculating the plan of attack.

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The Sea Dragon

England, 1810: A sharp-witted young girl who hunts and sells fossils to help support her impoverished family unearths a never-before-seen skeleton that shakes the foundations of science and religion. Script Excerpt

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Season of Mists

A Kurdish escapee from an honor killing is imprisoned in a detention center, from which she must find the strength to resist her captors and gain freedom--forcing a confrontation with the brother that still wants her dead. Script Excerpt

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My Enemy, My Friend

After their only child was accidentally killed by a black security guard who mistook him for a thief, a white woman develops a feeling of hatred towards all black people.

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LABYRINTH OF DESTINY

During the Mexican-American War, Lieutenant Ulysses Grant falls in love with a young Mexican woman who helps American slaves escape bondage. The war separates them, but years later they meet again when the woman is dispatched to the United States to seek an alliance to prevent France from conquering Mexico and becoming an ally of the Confederacy. (Finalist - 2018 Academy Nicholl Screenplay Competition, Finalist - 2020 Final Draft Big Break Screenplay Competition) Script Excerpt

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Euthanized

A grieving animal control officer becomes an unlikely social media hero when she embarks on a vigilante crusade against animal abusers, but her violent actions trap her between friends on the police force and the leader of a citywide dogfighting ring. Script Excerpt

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Consumed

Trapped beneath a collapsed building, a grieving wife struggles to protect her treacherous husband from a horde of parasitic monsters. Script Excerpt

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A VISION OF ANGELS

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. GRAND PRIZE, RHODE ISLAND INT'L FILM FESTIVAL'S SCREENWRITING COMPETITION

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Perfect Contrition

A traumatized priest haunted by visions of his violent past obligingly serves a rural parish while indulging in a long distance affair, but his vindictive compulsion is sparked when he’s wrongly blamed for the deaths of two troubled altar boys. Script Excerpt

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LOTUS OPERANDI

This one is pure Fun! It's a genre buster, Fosse/Verdon meets James Bond, meets All That Jazz and Cabaret! Asian American Black Belt goes undercover for the CIA, to help track down terrorists. Oh, and did I mention she’s the Lead in a Broadway Musical? This is very musical, but there’s a lot of action! This one is getting a lot of attention right now! The main Characters reside in New York, they are part of an international terrorist group. They include cyber terrorists in New York, arms dealers from Pakistan, and a weapons and explosives ring in China. The saavy CIA Agents discover evidence that they are planning duo attacks on the subways in New York and London on the 4th of July. That’s where the story begins, but believe it or not, it’s really a love story! Script Excerpt

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MAMMOTH REVENGE

An Australian woman rescues elephants from Africa and discovers a living herd of ancient Mammoths Script Excerpt

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The Benefactor!

A business woman becomes Incensed at the persecution by predator bankers of farmers and sacrifices her income to pay out their mortgages in her quest to prevent murder/suicides on the land, as she dodges the hitman. Script Excerpt

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RETIREMENT ROAD TRIP

A commercial pilot (Kyle) plans to retire and do nothing, but comfortably relax in his paid-off custom-built home. However, his plans suddenly change, when a demolition crew levels his home by accident.

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BITTER BEANS

With nothing but her wits as a weapon, a young Maya woman searches three continents for a fair deal and free her folks of the iron grip of the coffee traders. Script Excerpt

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PICKET CHARLIE

PICKET CHARLIE is an ecco-action thriller about a US Forestry Ranger that must defend her precious island reserve of trees from a band of brutal timber pirates in a dystopian, near-future, world devastated by climate change.

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Dangerous Ground

Following Germany's victory in World War Two, a risk-averse student in modern-day Edinburgh is thrust into joining a rebellion against the Nazis when his family is threatened.

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Major Players: Ray Ray vs The Monster

After a five-year prison stint, a recently-freed boxer must defeat the undefeated champion of Atlanta 'The Monster' to save his cousin from drowning into deeper debt. But the real fight lies outside the ring, where his steps are laden with betrayals, gunfights, and narcotics. Script Excerpt

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NORTH 40

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. Ordinary People meets Straw Dogs in this Hitchcockian thriller.

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The Cowbird

Marion Duke always struggled to overcome poor life decisions - some inherited, some self-inflicted. When the disparate elements of Duke’s life converge at his funeral, deeply buried secrets threaten to destroy his carefully cultivated image of a devoted father and war hero.

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SETTLING THE BOOKS

A cautious investigator is none the less drawn in, along with four other heirs, by the reading of a billionaire rare book dealer’s will, they’re sealed in an airtight panic room, and with only four hours air, must solve the centuries-old mystery contained in the book ‘The Castilian Cypher’ in order to escape. Script Excerpt

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Moment of Clarity

A man on a path to nowhere must make a change to not only to save himself, but those he holds most dear.

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Motherkiller

Based on a true story. Two young boys watch their mother's boyfriend beat her. On her deathbed, she says he didn't do it. He goes free. Twenty years later, a rookie prosecutor - a young woman - fights to revive the cold case.

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Without Apology

In 1944 England, a 16-year-old orphan just beginning to discover her true self is cast out of her best friend's home, ending up in the employ of an aging aristocrat who infamously had an affair with Oscar Wilde.

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The Desert Shrine

Elizabeth, a beauty shop owner in an Arizona border town, investigates a nun's murder after receiving erotic phone calls from a mysterious stranger. When the murder causes racial division and violence around her, Elizabeth can no longer trust anyone including her own husband. Tired of living in his shadow, Elizabeth becomes drawn into a spiral of sexuality, betrayal, violence, and finally, spiritual awakening.

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The Joy Circuit

After her divorce, a truth-seeking woman tries to find herself, but ends up finding God all the while being haunted by an unceasing, hypnotic soundtrack that inspires her to rethink her own destiny.

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Code Red

A seventeen-year-old high schooler is frustrated by flaws he sees in the educational system and in his peers so he decides to commit a school shooting in order to lash out against them.

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Anatomy of a Town

The Chief of Police investigates the murder of a young woman while confronting the Sheriff, who blocks his every move for jurisdiction, in order to protect himself from the Chief finding out about his ties to both the murder victim and the killer. Script Excerpt

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Six Hours to Santa Monica

A failed NASCAR driver looking for redemption uncovers a sinister plot involving his ex-girlfriend. With the help of a prototype car, he must defy the odds to get her back.

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My Father's Worst Nightmare

With his boyfriend in tow, a college sophomore takes a weekend trip home for the express purpose of “coming out” to his family and all hell breaks loose until a near tragedy triggers a father’s journey towards acceptance. Script Excerpt

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There is a Season

Two families, one Israeli and one Palestinian, must find a way to break the cycle of violence that has locked their fates together.

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In Between The River

Kyle and Katie think their interesting life is normal but their dad hides a devious secret that separates the family and influences their fates. Script Excerpt

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GHOST I.T.

After the tragic death of his identical twin brother, he feels guilty and tries to find redemption through an unsuccessful suicide! Then he comes across Hig, a demonic ghost, which promises everything, but only to trick him, so Hig can escape his own hell.

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Unaccompanied Minor

A man accidentally uncovers a pedophilia ring and rescues a young sex worker. When his attempts to get help from the authorities fail, he struggles to smuggle the girl to safety before they are both arrested or captured.

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The Demon of Hope Street

A homeless vet, haunted by the war, discovers that a deranged street preacher is murdering his followers to send them to heaven — and if he doesn’t stop him, he might be next. Script Excerpt

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THE TORTOISE AND THE HEIR

A huge will, big enough to pay off the national debt, will belong to one heir, if a lone wolf, technology resistant San Francisco private investigator can outwit a corporation’s unlimited high tech and resources. Script Excerpt

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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.

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Blood and Loyalty

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

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Ravine

A lonely school teacher who discovers his deceased father’s closeted homosexuality finds he is unable to cope with his own insecurities and his family’s prejudices—prompting an all consuming obsession with returning his father’s ashes to his British birthplace. Script Excerpt

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The Puzzle People

Berlin cold war aftermath: A Woman reconstructs shredded Stasi documents and stumbles upon a murder committed days after the Fall of the Berlin Wall. Her curiosity gets the best of her and she almost gets killed. The Puzzle People screenplay is an adaptation of the Berlin Spy Mystery by Doug Peterson.

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A Time to Remember

The number one pop star in the world puts his blazing hot career on hold to attend his senior year of high school and play football - much to his record label's dismay. Script Excerpt

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E Pluribus Unum

Virginia 1861 - a highly profitable, free plantation supported by Abolitionists in political, intellectual, and artistic circles is attacked by pro-slavers. Two former slaves - one a fighter, the other a pacifist, head out to seek help from President Lincoln Script Excerpt

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Grrrls Drool

A sexually repressed Catholic girl who secretly writes erotica meets a riot grrrl hell-bent on getting her voice heard in the punk scene; they join forces to create zines and kill shame. Script Excerpt

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Second Dance

An American college student discovers that she's the reincarnation of a 19th-century Middle Eastern belly dancer, and she has an unlikely destiny she must fulfill.

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A Noble Truth

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

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The Passage of Sun

Three Alabama brothers challenge the Convict Leasing System of forcing African American men into prison in order to continue providing slave labor and county revenue following the Civil War. Script Excerpt

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The Way Back Home

A young boy who loves animals must cope with his father’s insistence that he will someday work in the slaughterhouse that has employed the men of his family for the past several generations. [21 awards/honors including, Grand Jury Prize winner of 2014 Hollywood Screenplay Contest, Grand Jury Prize winner of 2015 Las Vegas Screenplay Contest, and Grand Prize Winner of the 2014 London Film Awards (Feature Screenplay Category).]

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FINAL STATUS

When a Mossad agent discovers he has assassinated a Palestinian politician falsely accused of terrorist ties, he risks his job, marriage and ultimately his life to help the man's family. QUARTERFINALIST, NICHOLL FELLOWSHIPS WINNER, AMERICAN SCREENWRITERS ASSOCIATION

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THE FAT LADY SINGS

A broke private investigator, who uses the public librarian as his free secretary, is forced to take on an impossible case of a politician‘s neglected wife: find a plumber that she only met on the internet years before, and so the P.I. travels to the wilds of Ohio in search of the elusive plumber. Script Excerpt

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The Dumb Ox Bellows

A 13th-century friar struggles to revitalize Christian theology using logic and reason, but intellectual opposition from peers, malicious slander by envious brethren, and “slavery of the pen” under two Popes drive him to mental collapse and loss of faith in his life’s work -- until God intervenes miraculously to affirm its merit. The extraordinary, true story of Saint Thomas Aquinas.-

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Long Path To Peace

A drug lord's alienated and incorruptible son, hiding in the Montana wilderness for his protection, saves his mentor - “the father he always wanted” from a living hell. Script Excerpt

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PAPER TRAIL

An Army brat without a home town grows up, leaves his Army M.P. job to become a P.I. working out of his Grandfather’s storefront in Colorado gold country, his first case revealing a small town full of secrets including one that destroyed his family years before, and a new secret that he must forever keep from his fiancée. Script Excerpt

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THE ORGANIC SVENGALI

A young woman haunted by lost memories falls in love with a mysterious, scientific-minded music professor, whose secret experiments help her recall her devastating past - but also start stealing memories of the present. Script Excerpt

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Generational Curses

After a bitter middle aged alcoholic saves the life of a broken teenaged sex slave, they lift each other from the depths of despair.

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Hold Fast

When a gang war threatens to spill into her county, a Texas Sheriff uses unconventional methods to protect it.

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Fighting Johnny O'Brian

For a parole board hearing, a cocky young civil rights attorney gets appointed - despite his protests - to represent a white man who's been in prison twenty years for killing two black police officers.

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GIDEON

When a mysterious boy with Christ-like powers brings together a racially charged town in the 1940's healing a black boy and a white boy, the mayor's jealous son determines to kill him.

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A FATAL CURE

A loyal PR consultant rudely awakens when mysterious deaths confront her with the fiercely saved secrets about BigPharm’s happiness pills. Script Excerpt

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SEE JANE RUN

A young teacher moves back into her hometown. An unknown stalker disrupts her life over and over and almost succeeds to kill her. The investigating officer and preacher's son turns out to be more than a protector of the law and her. "See Jane Run" is an adaptation of Gail Gaymer Martin's inspirational suspense titled "A Love for Safekeeping."

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Main Drag

After the death of her mother, a down and out drag queen travels from New York to Nebraska to find her estranged, abusive father and break the news to him.

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Shadow of Despair

A Chicago homicide detective specializing in behavioral psychology and analytics, pursues a serial killer who extracts body parts from his victims. Script Excerpt

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Beyond Forever

A man that tragically lost his wife and son decides to leave his remaining family, friends and successful career behind by signing up for a one-way trip to Mars as part of an experimental volunteer space exploration program.

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ELIJAH

The king of Israel marries a Phoenician Princess, who is consumed by Baal worship, wanting to kill all devout Hebrews. God’s prophet challenges the king to repent in spite of the threat of death.

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JET LAG

Morgan Campbell is a bored teacher looking for adventures she can control without disturbing her carefully arranged life. When love and passion arrive with musician Scottie Lane, the two are almost destroyed by his heroin addiction and her alcoholism. As the world discovers their secret affair, she fights to keep her career, her privacy, and the man she loves.

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Panama Fever

When the Army sends a young doctor to Panama, his adventures- and misadventures- with the natives, the Army and his wife come fast and furious.

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Population: One

A nineteen-year-old drops out of film school in New York City following a tragic accident and returns to his small Pennsylvanian hometown, only to be confronted by an array of quirky small town folk, including his detached best friend, his alcoholic single mother and a free-spirited cross-country traveling girl.

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FOR LIFE

Edged on by his incestuous sister-in-law, the president of a leading euthanasia group faces-off with his estranged anti-euthanasia daughter over the fate of his aged mother.

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TOXIC TIDE

A young nurse and her fellow Florida refugees attempt a daring escape from an environmental disaster brought on by greed and political corruption. Script Excerpt

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REMAKING MARTIN

A genius scientist diagnosed with cancer has to be cloned and then befriend his replica to examine whether they are identical; however, if he approves the clone, he will die himself. Script Excerpt

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Cast To Kill

A respected casting director with a wandering eye for the ladies must fight for his life and reputation after being framed for murder by a vengeful psychopath. Script Excerpt

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A ROSE BY THE DOOR

A God fearing woman finds herself burned out by hurtful tragedies in her life. By trying to hide secrets from the past, she comes to the place where faith seems gone. But she overlooks, that old wounds must be touched and tended before they could be healed for good. A ROSE BY THE DOOR is an adaptation of Deborah Bedford's inspirational novel with the same title.

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Funny Boneyard

A young entrepreneur plugs his last dime into Heaven-Wise Acres, a cemetery-of-the-absurd theme park. To everyone's surprise it's a huge hit...until things go horribly wrong.

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Believer

An alcoholic with a history of mental illness escapes a murderer and then fights to make sense of her fragmented “visions” in order to save the next victim before the killer’s twelve-hour deadline. Script Excerpt

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Rod Knock

A newly divorced man tries to fit in to the singles world doing handyman work for the ladies he dates. Depressed from his many mishaps, he must find a way to prove himself worthy. Script Excerpt

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MIRDAD, A LIGHTHOUSE AND A HAVEN

In the late 1800s, a mysterious Man is admitted at a Middle-Eastern monastery, where he reveals new concepts of God, life, and love, which turns the monks into disciples, but also arouses the furious reaction of the local materialistic abbot. Script Excerpt

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RED BANDANA

A repo man on the run from a Mexican drug gang sets up his twin brother to take the hit for him, only to have a change of heart and try to save his life - The Talented Mr Ripley meets The Usual Suspects in No Country for Old Men in this gritty and fast-paced suspense thriller.

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Hy-Brasil

Four lifelong friends go on a search to find a mythological island, which is rumored to grant immortality.

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Between the Salt and the Sky

A Portuguese fishing village in 1942. She has nothing to lose, and he has nothing to live for. Two little Jewish girls change everything. Script Excerpt

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Unarmed and Dangerous

A downtrodden teen takes charge of a botched bank robbery, and is then assisted by her hostages, reveling in the excitement and keen to frustrate the gung-ho detective outside from arresting anyone. Script Excerpt

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Into the Sunshine

A Naval Officer returns to his hometown Washington, D.C. to lay his younger brother to rest and bring the killer to justice. Script Excerpt

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SHEILA'S WEB

A psycho-sexual thriller about a Key West sculptor, yachtsman and society drop-out who falls in love with the troubled daughter of a powerful Tennessee Williams-styled family and becomes embroiled in a complex web of madness and murder. A twisted, Hitchcockian tale of a single man's nightmare of sex, romance and paranoia based on Patricia Highsmith's theme in "Strangers On A Train". Script Excerpt

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CARE PLANS

A closeted nurse from a dysfunctional family struggles with love and the meaning of life while working in the gay community during the emerging AIDS crisis in 1970’s New York City. Script Excerpt

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Cotton-Pickin' Heroes

As the close of the Civil War nears, three disparate black Union soldiers become trapped behind Confederate lines and are forced to hide out on a cotton plantation, trying to blend in and not be noticed by the addled owner of the plantation and his harsh black overseer. But when the Colonel's eldest son declares he's taking the slaves to Brazil -- where slavery is still legal - our heroes decide they have to escape... and plan to take all the plantation slaves with them.

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Playing the Field

After dominating youth leagues and high school football, a young woman struggles with womanhood, academic studies, gender expectations, and family tragedy while trying to find her place as quarterback on her new college team.

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The Other Washington

Another man named Washington surmounts harsh, often violent opposition as he boldly ascends from the illiterate depths of slavery and ignorance to eloquence as an iconic, world-renowned university president and charismatic leader. Based on a true story. Script Excerpt

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Sam Fights Back

: An engaging, stroppy 12/13 year-old, having blinded his sister, must save for her eye operation by Christmas. He has to outwit ruthless crooks wanting his computer skills, or disappear.

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The Odyssey of John Buchanan

Our young hero is a witness to his father's slaughter at Scotland’s Culloden battlefield. After he is captured by the British, the brutal murder of his wife and mother thrusts him into an epic, dangerous, journey when he is eventually deported as a slave to the colonies. The story lays bare man's inhumanity to man. Script Excerpt

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A Risk of Exposure

It’s 1953, and a Russian ballet teacher’s personal mission is to smuggle photos of Stalin's crimes to the United States. With the KGB in pursuit, she finds an unexpected ally. Script Excerpt

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Tried By Fire

After a black Pentecostal church burns down, the white pastor of a conservative church tries to take sole credit when the churches merge in a racially polarized town.

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A Journey With Destiny

In 1906, a young man’s journey by automobile leaves him stranded in a remote mining town about to erupt into a battle royale between company goons and radical labor. Script Excerpt

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The Accomplice

A lovable reform school grad, desperately seeking a fresh start in a small town, unwittingly becomes an accomplice in a murder committed by the most popular kid in town.

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THE KITE FLYER

A young widow and her boy, who has Down syndrome, are paid off by her in-laws to disappear. She must learn to cope with life's demands to survive and forgive the people who hurt her to fully live. The Kite Flyer is an adaptation of Gail Gaymer Martin's inspirational fiction, "The Christmas Kite."

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A Good Soul

A sitcom actor risks losing his soul for the chance to prove that he can be more than the lovable big brother he played on TV. His quest for a darker role leads him into the world of underground clubs where he is tricked into playing the killer of a snuff film.

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A Long Way From Sunday

An edgy, faith-inspired, drama about the relationships of Andre, a mischievous 11year old, and a series of family revelations that lead his grandfather, a working class, Pentecostal pastor, to question his faith, murder his friend, and burn down his church. Script Excerpt

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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

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Star Crossed Lovers

A contemporary Romeo and Juliet story about a budding romance that becomes complicated for two young lovers from rival New York mafia families. Script Excerpt

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SIR HARRY LAUDER TONIGHT!

A famed Hollywood actor produces and stars in an Off-Broadway musical about his idle – the acclaimed, world renowned but long forgotten musical hall entertainer, Sir Harry Lauder. A biographical musical extravaganza. All music public domain. Script Excerpt

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MADAM PRESIDENT

SHE WAS THE PRESIDENT! When Woodrow Wilson suffers a massive stroke in 1919, First Lady Edith Wilson launches a mammoth White House cover-up and runs the presidency herself—for 18 months! Think “Iron Lady” (2011). Based on the true, actual historical events. Professional Coverage: “Recommend” Dave Trottier (Author, “The Screenwriter’s Bible”) Script Excerpt

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Autumn Blood

Bad Apples Don't Fall Far From The Tree... A social worker, tormented by his own abused past, gives aid to an abused, pregnant teen that threatens to become a taboo relationship. The fact that his live-in mother likes to kill socially irredeemable door to door salesmen only makes life worse. When fate deals him a lottery win, his seemingly mundane life falls apart. Script Excerpt

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In Memoriam

The release of his brother from an institution – accused of killing their father as children – opens a slew of secrets, drama and dark truths for a writer and his family.

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Harpo's Bike (Can't Find My Way Home)

A young ad artist takes a trip to New Orleans on a Harley inherited from his estranged Marine father to prove to his family that the man was having an affair. Instead, he finds a veteran homeless mute - his father's best friend - who thinks he's Harpo Marx. Script Excerpt

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Misguided Illusions

In the world of Drag Queens, there's a fine line between fantasy and reality. When the two collide not even a serial killer can decide.

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A Death Without Malice

Marissa Sheldon's husband has been in a vegetative state for two years. She is now forced to ask herself - has the time come to let him die? Gold Remi winner, Worldfest Houston

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Haunt for Hire

After a family enlists the help of a ghost to save themselves from a vindictive neighbor, they start a haunt for hire business and learn that even ghosts can be haunted. Script Excerpt

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Compulsory

Inspired by true events: In 1922 Oregon, a lawyer, thinking he’s protecting his family, reluctantly, but covertly joins the KKK and their push for the Oregon Compulsory Education Act, only to throw his family into mortal danger. Script Excerpt

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HOSEA

The son of the superintendent of international churches is convinced he hears a divine word which he follows, only to face ridicule from his family circle and friends and threats to lose his life from the drug and human trafficking world. This is a contemporary suspense about the prophet Hosea in the Bible.

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FINDING CHRISTMAS

A woman gets threatening emails and anonymous calls about her little girl, who had drowned with her husband three years ago. They never recovered her body. Could she still be alive? Finding Christmas is an adaptation of Gail Gaymer Martin's inspirational suspense.

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Spike

A Native American environmentalist is pitted against his logger brother after a botanist whistleblower is pushed too far in the struggle to maintain the forests of Northwestern Montana. As loggers fight for job security, and as environmentalists fight for their cause, the botanist becomes the victim of both sides, and enacts a dangerous retribution. Script Excerpt

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The Blues Detective

A small town Mississippi blues guitarist with big musical dreams embarks on a cross-country search for the parties responsible for the death of a fellow musician, along the way encountering corruption, bigotry, and a mysterious nightclub singer who's not what she seems.

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WAKE

After three attempts on his life, an ordinary man enlists the aid of a mysterious stranger to fake his death, changing his identity and appearance, but when he attends his own wake to uncover the truth, he gets far more than he ever could have imagined. Script Excerpt

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THEATRE OF DEATH

In 1903 Chicago, a crusading reporter exposes of the “Absolutely Fireproof” Iroquois Theatre, as a fire trap. He is proven right. Based on the true incident. No one was ever punished. Professional Coverage: "Recommend” - Dave Trottier (Author “The Screenwriter's Bible")

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The Redemption of John Parker

An embittered former slave risks life and limb as an Underground Railroad “conductor” until, targeted for death by angry slave owners and a sociopathic slave hunter, he must confront and resolve his inner rage or bring tragedy on his family. Based on a true story.

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Honor to Pledge the Ending of the Solomon Brotherhood

What is there to do when a friendship pledge is the pathway toward turmoil? “Honor to Pledge” is an inspirational movie concerning four men who spent their childhood years together and did just about everything together. They even enlist in the Army together. Their lives are forever changed after making an oath to hold on to many secret that pertained to them, but could harm others.

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RAGTIME WARRIOR

A FORGOTTEN MUSICAL GENIUS! James Reese Europe fights racism, Army prejudice and the Germans when he takes command of the “Harlem Hellfighters” band, introduces jazz and pop tunes; he revolutionizes military band music forever. A WW1 action musical biopic; all music public domain. Can be adapted to TV miniseries. Professional Coverage: “Recommend” Dave Trottier (Author “The Screenwriter’s Bible.”) OFFICIAL FINALIST - New York Screenplay Competition SEMI-FINALIST - Black Stories and Screenplay Competition SEMI-FINALIST - Page Turner Screenplays Genre Competition QUARTER-FINALIST - PAGE International Screenplay Competition Script Excerpt

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THE WETTEST SPRING

In the late 1980's, Kurt Maxwell battles puberty and locker room myths, a family in the midst of dissolving, and on top of everything else, he must conquer Date Math at middle school.

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A Dressmaker's Daughter

Romania 1940: A rebellious Jewish girl, 15, falls into a scandalous affair with her tutor. As war erupts, she is taken prisoner but escapes with her lover to join the partisans and sabotage enemy supply lines.

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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.

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LAST FLAG ON OAK ISLAND

When a museum curator and his female assistant translate clues in an American Revolution-era journal to a British payroll buried on Oak Island, they must go undercover to unearth the treasure before two rival treasure hunters discover it. Wealth of the century or the island's deft insult? (From the novel Last Assault on Oak Island by Jenn Rekka.)

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APPEARANCES

Ronnie, a street-wise teen struggles to overcome scorn from her friends, her school, and her church when she claims to have seen vision in a city park.

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The Schoharie

A volunteer firefighter of Native American descent must convince a small town sheriff with a grudge that a vengeful Indian spirit is bent on destroying their town with the flood waters of a nearby creek. Inspired by the actual Schoharie Creek bridge collapse of 1987. Now available as a novel. Script Excerpt

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At the Sound of the Tone

A strange voice on her answer machine confesses to murder, and a frightened young architect enlists an Apache policeman with a troubled history of his own. Script Excerpt

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The Law Of Cause & Effect

When a sardonic alcoholic relapses after a repressed sexual assault comes to light, she’s prompted to heal in order to save her dying brother, in desperate need of a new kidney, simultaneously forging a plan against her assailant, showing the world who he really is. Based on a True Story. Script Excerpt

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Death Poem - Part 1

Once a priest, an elderly, suicidal WWI marine meets a serial womanizer on the steps of a cathedral and ends up revealing his role in the deaths of seven men because of his insatiable need to avenge the rape and murder of his beloved Red Cross Nurse. Script Excerpt

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Ripples in life

A car crash outcome and how two young women lives collide. About love finding its way into the two young hearts and influencing them to overcome their struggles. Script Excerpt

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Young Man Arise

The true story of Brian Warth's journey from convicted murderer to powerful preacher!

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SHE WASN'T THERE

A fragile woman, haunted by the past, struggles to write a book exposing the person she feels is responsible for her twin brother’s death twenty-five years prior - their mother.

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ELECTRIC

After being electrocuted on the job, a woman has the power to make everyone around her fall in love... everyone, it seems, except the man of her dreams. Script Excerpt

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OVERPASS

When a cement truck driver avoids slamming into a Lexus, only to lose his own life, he haunts the Lexus driver and teaches him a powerful life lesson in the process. Script Excerpt

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ONDINE'S CURSE

Detective Owen Murphy is on a mission -- he must clear his name on a murder he didn't commit. But he must do it before he falls asleep... because the next time he does might just be the last time. Script Excerpt

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The Greater Sin

After an innocent black teenager is gunned down by a rogue cop who isn’t charged, his mother becomes an activist and runs for city council to change entrenched practices that protect lawless cops.

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Pista de Fuego ( Rink of Fire)

Things get heated when a transgender Latino teenager challenges the International Skating Unions rule 302. Ice Pairs must be one women and one man.

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Tucker

A young boy overcomes the struggles of being black in 1950's Alabama.

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CHAMPION OF THE WORLD!

A sledgehammer right fist; Heavyweight Boxing Champion at age 23; the most popular man in America; “boxing reform” activist and a ten-year foe of the Police Gazette publisher who wants him dethroned. And an alcoholic.

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Eyes of Fury

A bold eco-journalist on a quest to rescue a pair of trafficked tigers fights to escape the triad determined to end his meddling permanently. Script Excerpt

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Covid Doesn't Care About Family

Victoria Johnson AKA Tori rebels against wearing a mask and doesn't believe that the Covid virus is real and her family tries to convince her to get tested but she refuses and thinks she can't catch the "so-called virus".

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Bitter Life Lessons

(on facts) Unequal battle with depression, esophageal cancer, and mother's death. The film tells about situations that stop us in life. About the lessons of life for which we are not prepared. About the fall and loss of everything we love.

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Fort Pillow

Two boys ,master and slave, soldiers on opposite sides in a desperate war, meet to resolve their past linked in blood. In spring of 1864, hate has devolved The Civil War from glory to murder, from honor to hate that will find its most brutal expression in a massacre at Fort Pillow Tennessee.

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The Dwarves

A child is born into an aristocratic family in eighteenth century England but to the acute distress of his parents he is born a dwarf. After the death of his parents the young nobleman sets about creating a safe haven for himself and his kind in a world full of ignorance, prejudice and contempt.

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Valley of the Sun

About a boy named Ritchie who witnesses his parents getting murdered by the mob in New York. Growing up in and out of foster care and getting separated from his two brothers at an early age. Ends up working as a club promoter in Scottsdale Arizona. Where he meets Sammy the bull Gravano. Desperate for money to hire a private investigator to help located his two brothers. He goes to work selling ecstasy for Sammy the Bull. Only to find out later the man he works for is the same man who killed his parents. Now he has to decide work with the FBI or take him out himself and get revenge. Script Excerpt

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Clara Callan

Clara Callan is the moving story of two sisters and their life-changing experiences on the eve of World War II as Clara battles loneliness in her job as a teacher in the local grammar school and her sister Nora heads for New work and the world of show business.

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HARBINGER

Detective Sandy Marone feels the weight of the world come crashing down on her shoulders as she investigates the mysterious disappearance of a senior citizen, one of several over the past few months. This investigation will lead her to a place she's never been... and didn't know existed. Script Excerpt

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I never knew the man I married

Mubby I never knew the man I married Scene 1 Joy is carrying a hole and machete on her hand going to the farm, when mama amaka saw her Mama amaka : joy my daughter Joy : mama Amaka good morning Mama Amaka : morning how was your night Joy : fine thank you ma and yours Mama Amaka : great, this one you are holding machete and hole were are you going to JOY : hmmm I just want to go chack how my farm is and to check if my casava is due to harvest Mama Amaka : oyaaaa do quick so you can meet up before the sun rises Joy : okay ma They both left Scene 2 The next day she was sweeping her compound when she saw a man putting on a rough cloth looking like someone who was lost trying to find a helper Daniel : hello, good morning Joy : morning Daniel : am new in this village and I need a plays to stay ma please I don't know how you can help please ma Joy : ha I feel your pain, but the thing is that I don't have a place for you hear but just check if you can see any one that can help you now please just try somewhere else Daniel : thanks ma okay let me see if I can see someone else Joy : yeah just check around Scene 3 Daniel he has walk all over the village but nobody seems to help so he decided to stay under a tree, when joy came to pass that same road and she saw him lying down and she walk up to him. Joy : hello sir hello (you hit him on his leg) Daniel : ya ya hi

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Dad

A father shows cowardice when he and his 10-year-old son are attacked by racist thugs. This sends the family down a gauntlet of alcoholism, trauma, rage, and shame.

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IMPACT

For, Elizabeth Bradford, this was just supposed to be another family road trip with her beloved husband and daughter. For, Warren Campbell, this was just another long hours ride back home from another job. The road taken by these two strangers leads them on a unexpected tragic turn of events that will forever change the course of their lives. Life changes are often not of our own choosing.

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Tree of Hope

A small town Police Chief races against time to find his missing six-year-old son, kidnapped by bootleggers in Prohibition Era Ohio.

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QUALITY CONTROL

On a quest to find happiness and a purpose for his life, a self-centered millennial from the Northwest moves to Hawaii when his girlfriend gives him the boot and becomes homeless in paradise. Script Excerpt

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Year of Horse

A dog named Horse, saves a homeless girl from ending her life, after Kongju, a legendary fire horse from hell rooted in Chinese Astrology kills nearly everyone in the city, stealing their happiness. Only the unhappy survive. Script Excerpt

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Lobo Tren

When a female werewolf and a Norteno aficionado board a luxury European 1940's Art Deco train, they enjoy fine dining, romance, and murder. The world needs more leaders of the pack. Script Excerpt

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WHO WAS IZOLA WARE CURRY and why did she try to slay the king?

In 1958 while Black America was entrenched in a struggle for civil rights, a Black woman attempts to assassinate Martin Luther King Jr. A story that takes us on a profound journey into Black life from 1932 to 1968.

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THE VACATION

A family of five awakens one morning to find their suburban home completely, and inexplicably surrounded by the ocean.

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The Soul Singer

THE SOUL SINGER is a thought provocative romantic-musical-drama about an African American talented young man, Michael Daniels, who's the son of a long line of Baptist ministers. He feels a strong inclination towards recording secular music, which conflicts with his religious teachings and the goals that are being forced upon him by his family.

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Storytellers

A young man, stifled by regret, returns to his city unable to move forward in his life. By bonding with a grieving elderly man, he understands the importance of faith and forgiving his own absent father. But the bond they share is far greater than the bereavement of a father son relationship. Script Excerpt

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Courage: Our Credo

A true story of hope and faith following a Polish family as they fight to survive and escape a Russian labor camp during WWII. Script Excerpt

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Maranatha

A faith assaulting author realizes the calling on his life when he steps into a leadership role, bringing many to Christ, after joining a clandestine group of believers during the biblical end of days. Script Excerpt

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Ready Set Choke

Five people discover happiness and self-identity when one of them faces the reality of marrying his long-time girlfriend and another starts a budding relationship with a lesbian. Script Excerpt

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Currents

What seemed like a harmless get-together for five people turns into a crime scene in the wake of a rape. Seen through each of their perspectives, they discover truths about themselves and each other while bonds deepen, surfacing past regrets and un-forgiveness as an investigation develops. Script Excerpt

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Weight of the Wind

A suicidal man is taken on a time-traveling journey of self-discovery by God and Satan, forcing him to come to terms with his faults and enabling him to mend the wounds he’s left in his tracks. Script Excerpt

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Osceola

When treaties are broken and the Seminole chiefs are coerced into signing away their land, Osceola takes the lead in urging the Seminoles ad their black allies to fight for freedom and justice. Story of the first black slave uprising and the struggle of the Seminoles to protect both the slaves and themselves from the white's attempt to drive the from their lands. Script Excerpt

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Ruthless

While investigating a missing child case, a female detective realizes the case is closer to home than she thinks, which leads her on an emotional, soul-searching journey to finding her own child. Script Excerpt

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Agualique

After graduating from the most prestigious medical school in the country, a miner's son must navigate his final test as an intern at the notorious psychiatric hospital, Agualique. Though falling in love with one of his patients may keep him there forever.

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be a god to live

when adam's jew friend killed by the nazis, then adam tries to take revenge, believing that this will bring him redemption, but he meeets a devil in his way

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DAWN

As Jesus rises from the dead as he promised he would, his enemies vow to take him and his followers down only to be touched by his light...

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ONLY THE GOOD

After denying Christ, Peter the Apostle is brought to High Priest Caiaphas - where he must reconcile the implications of the faith which has come to define him. Script Excerpt

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CRYSTAL CLEAR

A naïve young woman must take an unusual road trip if she is to unravel her parent’s secret past. Along the way she falls in love but the trips unexpected revelations threaten her new-found relationship.

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Finding my truthful self after experiencing nightmare in my past

She struggled in silent for years and couldn’t trust anyone to talk about the dirty and painful things that has happened to her as a child. When she did trust someone after suffering for 20 years in secret with depression, ptsd, anxiety and lost her identity because of her past. She felt not being understood from the people around her.   After walking for years in a painful and unwanted circle, she finally find what she has been looking for.

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SLAM’N

The ugly duckling meets Cinderella set in a basketball genre and to hip hop music. Mookz an Aboriginal teenager hides behind a secret and a dream to play in the NBA. All the while struggling with a dysfunctional life and other obstacles to reach that goal.

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IN BAD COMPANY

Max struggles to protects her family from gang violence and war, her story demonstrates love, trust and betrayal, but mostly survival and the strength of a woman.

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RESERVOIR

A young criminal, in mourning after the death of his sister, is thrust into the role of a reluctant Messiah following a violent supernatural occurrence. Script Excerpt

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The Four Husbands of Sarah Mcguire

A reporter listens as a hundred year old woman recounts her life experiences while being married to four husbands and interacting with President Truman, Ed Sullivan, Elvis Presley, John Lennon, Chinese Chairman Mao, President Nixon, 9/11 and the COVID-19 Virus along the way.

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My Father's Worst Nightmare, short

With his boyfriend in tow, a college sophomore takes a weekend trip home for the express purpose of COMING OUT to his family and all hell breaks loose until a near tragedy triggers a father’s journey towards acceptance.

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Those Hollywood Hills

Is it enough to get off heroin? Not if your girlfriend, confidant, and best friend is your dealer.

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Fangly

5-year-old vampire kid wants to attend day school with his human friends, but sunlight will kill him.

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Telegram

For Stan, the telegram made perfect sense but for his wife Linda it was simply gibberish. Regardless of their perspective, the message in the telegram will change their lives.

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Somewhere Not Yet Seen

A distraught female workaholic with a hidden past embarks on a spiritual journey by writing a book about a group of diverse women who help save her life.

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Grace

Daniel is fired from his job and blames the mistake of his father's drunkard, Samuel, his father is getting intoxicated. Another of Samuel's sons, Dani, supports them by sleeping with other men, despite the fact that he is heterosexual.

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Broken Levee

In 1965 Hurricane Betsy tested the resolve of the people of New Orleans. Forty years later Hurricane Katrina tested them again.

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HOMEBOUND

An idealistic young nurse is kidnapped by a psychotic family and must lower herself to their depraved level if she has any chance of surviving.

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The Eleventh Commandement

A Cardinal of the Catholic Church, in agreement with an Italian politician connected to an international political group, wants to recoup artistic treasures stolen from Italy by Napoleon and preserved at the Louvre. The Cardinal’s objective is to help the Vatican and the Church regain what he believes is their rightful property. The mission is to recover these works of art from France without putting the moral prestige and integrity of the Church at risk,.

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Beats of Disharmony

An embattled doctor, after finding his grandchild abandoned at his doorstep, sets out to search for his runaway daughter and realizes the shocking price of his past decisions. Script Excerpt

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Blinded Justice

When his promising legal career is threatened by a blackmailing alcoholic reporter, a cunning Washington DC Attorney goes to great length to save his career and fame. Lines between blackmailer and blackmailed blur!

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Song For America

In a turbulent 1974 Philadelphia, two ambitious men navigate the law, an unpredictable distributor and their own rash decisions, as they master the illegal 'bootleg' 8-track tape market.

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The Apache

The French Apache gang revolutionized France's culture in the early 1900's and now the last remaining family of the gang, the LeClairs, has settled in present day New Orleans. Gabin LeClair the oldest member of the family has to keep his family alive as the ghost of his past become the problems of their present and future and survive the wrath of Evelyn Simpson and the city of New Orleans.

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Misadventures of Buddies

Five buddies Teenagers,thirties, Seventyish, the same buddies share adventures, some good, and others failures, all for the better, and others poor

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Love Fosters Hope

During the COVID-19 crisis, new foster parents strive to connect with their new foster son and daughter who have built many walls, and battle custody when their long lost aunt shows up.

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LUSH

A widowed retiree unwittingly falls prey to rampant substance abuse plaguing her OVER 55 community in Florida. Script Excerpt

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Inside Out

After being falsely accused of murder, an actor who six months prior, was teaching inmates acting where he is now incarcerated, is targeted and brutally attacked. With the help of his workshop friends he hatches a revenge plan against all four attackers, while trying desperately to clear his name.

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Major Players 2: Thunder vs Lightning

After defeating a seemingly invincible opponent and severing ties with his manipulative cousin, a boxer must face an even more intimidating foe. Script Excerpt

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Going Alone

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

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REVELATIONS

A young nurse investigates her mother’s disturbing death and becomes entangled in a decades old political cover up involving her family and the illicit affair of America’s most infamous lovers. Script Excerpt

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The Alibi

In 1980s Detroit, a ten-year-old boy comes of age when his father decides he’s ready to run an errand for the family “business”.

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Bit by Bit

With graduation in jeopardy, a disparate Stanford techie gets pulled into a shady crypto-currency scheme- where he battles greed and virtue trying to save his, privileged, self-destructing roomie, and his own freedom.

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The Mob Angel

Dead Lawyers still lie

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The Day She Awakened

A family awakening unravels after a suicide attempt leaves the southern family to dismantle their beliefs or be torn apart.

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Coming of Age - Feature Film

It’s 1965, and even as sex drugs and rock’n’roll infiltrate a Britain eager to leave WWII in the dust, 14-year old sheltered and studious Charlotte lands abruptly on an old-fashioned slap’n’tickle bedroom farce tour her mother, Tricia, stage manages. When she unexpectedly replaces an actress in the show - clad in a skimpy French Maid’s outfit — and tumbles into a heady flirtation with a much older actor — her mother, Tricia, is forced to confront her daughter’s sexual awakening as well as her own priorities.

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THE TEST

Debbie sets up seemingly disinterested husband Jim to test his fidelity, but things spin out wildly when Jim fails a test of his own making and falls into a trap set by a team of dangerous con-artists ready to take him for a ride and everything he's worth. Script Excerpt

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THE GLAMOROUS LIFE

A model on the decline gets a much-needed vacation from her rock star boyfriend and her career as well as a new outlook on life when she hides out at a Florida beach house with an “odd couple” of twenty-something brothers who assume she's a hooker. Script Excerpt

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DOWN WITH DAD

A 3 time Man of the Year dad Dave McNabb tries to teach his teen son Lincoln a life lesson -- “do good things, good things happen.” But much to Lincoln's delight and wonder, while things seem to improve for him they suddenly go south for dear old dad and bad things happen... very bad things. Script Excerpt

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TAKEN AWAY

Two 16 year-olds, one a foul-mouthed cutter, the other a church boy, become unlikely allies when they are snatched from separate states and brought to a remote hideaway by an inexperienced kidnapper and his mother who's fresh out of prison but dying. Script Excerpt

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PEEP

When two teen boys peeping in a beautiful neighbor’s bathroom window witness her murder, they are torn by how to deal with this shocking crime, and the choices they make cause their lives to spin dangerously out of control. Script Excerpt

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Last Train Home

During the last, fleeting beats of his pulse, a man seemingly put to death in Florida’s electric chair in 1999 is sent on a journey across time to confront himself as a rebellious teen and change the course of his dire destiny. Script Excerpt

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Sanctuary

A hapless and socially detached attorney's life changes dramatically when he executes a will stipulating that a substantial fortune will be shared by all who attend the deceased's funeral mass. But no one shows up... except one mysterious homeless man seeking shelter from a raging storm. Script Excerpt

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ARMED:STAY

A grieving, young widow and mother will fight through severe depression and panic attacks to protect her family from a desperate intruder who breaks into her home with a gun, a bullet wound, and an oxy addiction. Script Excerpt

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Whirlabout

A man returns home to care for his father who’s riding a downhill early-onset Alzheimer’s spiral, but dark secrets revealed about the family patriarch’s past shock him to the core, dramatically altering the course of that care... and the direction of his own life. Script Excerpt

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Behind The Veil

Film Noir. Los Angeles, 1947. A private investigator’s search for a gay man among those marginalized by society leads to a clandestine world of corruption, murder, and political intrigue. Script Excerpt

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NOVICES

After graduation, three high school friends learn about love and loss as they embark on their careers.

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FINAL PASSAGE

The power of nature to heal the human heart: After a life-changing summer solstice cruise, a grieving widow trades harsh Brooklyn for pristine Alaska where Archangel Gabriel bargains with God to give her husband’s soul more time before completely crossing over.

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Bad Lies

A revered old attorney in bad health takes on one last case - a libel trial - after a magazine accuses a famous pro golfer of cheating. (Screenplay adapted with permission from the novel Bad Lies by Shelby Yastrow and Hall-of-Fame golfer Tony Jacklin.)

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Fighting Johnny O'Brian (female lead)

For a parole board hearing, a 53 year-old black civil rights attorney gets appointed - despite her protests - to represent a white man who's been in prison 20 years for killing 2 black police officers.

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JUST LIKE YOU

As a raw firebrand/patient attacks clinical orthodoxy her body is earmarked for rape drug tests by a syndicate whose fiscal architect doubles as the ward's fabled Chief of Psychiatry.

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Pieces Of Green

An executive at The Federal Reserve Bank pulls off the perfect heist which was never about the money. While on the run in a motor home, he meets a woman who is also running from something. They are being followed, but which one are they following, since the woman claims to have memory loss after a fall.. Script Excerpt

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IMPERVOS

In 202X, a high-tech entrepreneur and his family huddle in a "billionaire bunker" deep underground in Colorado as a purported nuclear war rages above, only to discover that they have walled themselves in with a potential murderer intent on revenge --- the billionaire's longtime partner, collaborator and best friend since college, who has planned this retribution for years for a long list of grievances. Also available in a horror version which involves an ancient life form --- an amoeba --- living in the billion-year-old aquifer that supplies water to the bunker and getting looose among (and inside) the residents.

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The Chief Resident

A chief resident in medicine is abruptly dismissed for an episode of sexual harassment, and a very reluctant woman resident is dragooned into taking his place.

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Saving Lives

A group of interns and residents struggle through a year at a deteriorating county hospital fending off a zealous cost-cutter from the Department of Hospitals

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Secrets of the Universe

A brilliant young physicist must choose between career and love. It's no problem for her but leaves her boy friend in a terrible bind.

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Bound for Germany Town

In 1832 Virginia, after a wealthy black plantation owner’s family is killed, all his possessions stolen or burned, and he’s left for dead by racist outlaws, he’s bent on revenge until a German prophetess and two Christian women, who nurse him back to health during a miraculous road trip and try to stop him from confronting the cold-blooded murderer who’ll likely kill him.

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Prisoners in Pain Sight

After a white farmer saves the life of a runaway slave, the slave helps his injured widow repair her rundown farm while keeping from each other that dangerous men are after them both.

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Nobody's Angels

Two bail bonds women, a dwarf and a hare-lipped Rottweiler chase a bail jumping rapist from California to Florida.

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Boy Phoenix

When a talented, engaging young runner and his boy friend are abducted by a pair of ruthless youths over lottery money, they must escape to avoid being sold on. 103 minutes Script Excerpt

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Breaking Tom

: When an engaging 17 year-old, orphaned by a flood, in 2018, on a Queensland 60,000 acre property is enslaved by a “kind” helper, he must fight back against land grabbers, the helper and a corrupt bank manager if he’s to survive. The bank manager is over friendly. Script Excerpt

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GENERAL GRANT IS DOOMED!

“NEVER RETREAT, NEVER SURRENDER!” Ex-President Ulysses S. Grant struggles to complete his “Personal Memoirs” while combatting terminal cancer. He produces a masterpiece. The true story. Can be expanded to TV miniseries. Professional Coverage: “Recommend” - Dave Trottier (Author, The Screenwriter’s Bible) SEMI-FINALIST Fade In Awards - True Story/Bio Competition

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BOJANGLES, EUBIE AND BERT!

A TOE-TAPPING MUSICAL! Legendary performers Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, Eubie Blake and Bert Williams relive their show business triumphs in spite of racism and theatrical bigotry. An epic musical drama and biopic. All music public domain; can be expanded to TV musical miniseries. Professional Coverage: “Recommend” Dave Trottier (author, “The Screenwriter’s Bible.”) Script Excerpt

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THRONE OF GOD

James, African American, believes he is called to build a magnificent throne ensemble made from junk, but must overcome his resentment against his father and God. He brightens the life of a fatherless little girl with an alcoholic mother, and helps restore sanity to a mentally disturbed homeless woman, as he obsessively races to complete it before he dies.

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The Muse

A married writer going through a midlife crisis becomes infatuated with an uninhibited young woman he meets on the beach, finding inspiration through her as they begin a torrid affair...but he soon finds himself targeted by a killer who has also found her...inspiring.

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Light Fingers

Awkward bookworm displaced by her father's bankruptcy, falls for her lab partner in science class, a boy with the touch of a surgeon, who is also the world’s greatest shoplifter.

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The Topless Widow

A lawyer’s former model mother has taken to sunbathing topless in her backyard, unable to convince her to stop, he pays her complaining neighbors to construct fences, but then she takes her antics to the front yard, getting arrested and he goes from defending her against obscenity charges, to helping her accept her impending death. Script Excerpt

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KANDACE KAINE

A TV reporter tries to unravel the meaning of a millionaire's last words.

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TYPHOON

Adaptation of Joseph Conrad's novella of an eccentric steamship captain, his ambitious first mate, their motley crew and 200 Chinese passengers caught in the typhoon of the century, set in the South China Seas of 1901. A morality tale of family separation, racism and survival to the extreme during a perilous sea journey as terrifying as "A Perfect Storm", evolving into an epic struggle of hearts and minds that defines the best and worst in men. Script Excerpt

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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.

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Watch

An L.A. homicide detective, who also rents spare rooms in his apartment building to aspiring Hollywood actresses, must prove his innocence when one of them is brutally murdered by someone bent on revenge, exposing the detective's voyeurism fetish. Script Excerpt

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Givers and Takers

Taking down a corrupt political candidate before an election is key for an FBI agent to prove his brother was a pawn in the murder of a prostitute connected to both.

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COUNTERTRANSFERENCE

A promising young psychiatrist treats a severely disturbed woman whose previous doctors have all quit or died under mysterious circumstances, and ends up getting more than she bargained for.

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PONY JOE AND MY DAD GET SOBER

Booze and bad decisions run Traffic and Pony Joe’s lives until they decide to get sober and make a living as horse trainers, but a past acquaintance shows up and threatens to kill Traffic and his family unless an old drug-smuggling debt is repaid.

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SPARKS

An alcoholic’s gifted teenage son and a stripper’s alienated teenage daughter grow up, face their fears of intimacy and adulthood, and come to terms with their dysfunctional parents one summer on the wrong side of the tracks.

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Alive and Alone

A young boy survives a private airplane crash that kills his father leaving him alone to survive in the wilderness of Alaska using skills he learned from his father until or if rescued.

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FALL BACK

Two lovers try to reunite after being separated by a rift in space and time.

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PATCHES' PERIL

After running away from her drunk prostitute mother to her small town uncle’s home, a teenage girl must retrieve her two younger sisters before they are put into the big city street trade. Based on true facts.

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SAFE SEX SUMMER CAMP

A grandmother remembers -- when foxy Gigi arrives at a dilapidated summer camp with her over-sexed boyfriend and horny friends, their hedonism is plagued by two nosy rich Arabs, a big Indian and the uptight high school administrator.

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CROSSING GUARD SANTA

When Nick North (Santa) accepts a position as a crossing guard to bridge finance the toy production, he encounters bullying by both children and adults and then must communicate the Christmas Spirit without magic to end the abuse.

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RELATIVE CONTACT

Remote farms — lone women — masked attacker — stumped local police. A new female TV reporter going back to her home town is the next victim.

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DOUBLE STEED

When a teen girl has to take over the care and training of her competitor’s new horse, her compassion and companionship with the two horses wins her a dressage competition.

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Fair Warning

Thriller based on the true stalking murder of Berkeley student Tanya Tarasoff in 1969 by an obsessed graduate student, and the legal case that changed U.S. doctor-patient confidentiality laws.

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At odds end

While trying to cope with side effects of his imprisonment, a recently reinstated detective frantically hunts for the serial killer who held him hostage.

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MAUSOLEUM MAN

After his wife's sudden death, her husband fights his sister and a cemetery official to stay with her in the family mausoleum.

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Dead Line

The ghost of a beautiful young woman, murdered by a serial killer, enters a young man's life, bringing chaos with her.

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A PORTRAIT OF AN AUTHORITARIAN DOMINATING

When a patient comes for treatment with a psychologist she finds the doctor is more emotionally needy than she is and their relationship has given him the means to destroy her! Script Excerpt

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KICKER

Karate Kid meets West Side Story. An interracial teen romance is caught between two gangs of skateboarders and BMX racers in a park turf war. An Indonesian kickboxer and the white sister of the skateboard leader fall in love against her brother’s wishes. When the turf war turns violent, he has to rescue her brother from a dangerous drug ring. A martial-arts action drama of teen love, rage and betrayal. Script Excerpt

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The Flats

A married assistant D.A. falls for a vagabond girl living in the seedy Beach Flats area of Santa Cruz, California. His double life may lead him to a killer, but at the cost of his marriage and career.

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Vengeance Island

A young couple are stranded on a remote Alaskan island when their seaplane goes down in a winter storm. Soon, they realize they are being stalked --- and not just by wolves.

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My Buddy

A mafia princess searches for the murderer of her father and finds him in the most unlikely place of all--at her feet.. Script Excerpt

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Malleus

Adulterous husband burned at the stake for consorting with evil emerges in modern Los Angeles to stalk a fatherless young man he thinks is a reincarnation of his own son.

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CHRISTMAS MITZVAH

Not all families are united by blood!

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Snooks

The extraordinary true life story of Nate "Snooks" Gulliver, dancer and drummer extraordinaire, who played with Cab Calloway, Louis Armstrong and other greats and was Billie Holliday's childhood sweetheart.

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SEVERELY GIFTED

A bright, lonely teenager learns about love and loss while taking a summer job to escape his abusive father.

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THE REDDITION

An idealistic monk crusades against manipulative, sadistic prefects at his order's reform school for boys.

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Shadow on the Heartland

A successful Wall Street attorney reluctantly returns to rural North Dakota to help his family fight against an agricultural corporate giant that's quickly taking over the food industry with dangerous GMO seeds. Script Excerpt

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The Virgin Effect

Daughter of a middle-eastern oil billionaire, drugged and raped at a frat party, contacts a young L.A. surgeon to restore her virginity for her arranged marriage. When the surgeon's receptionist learns of the plan, she and her boyfriend decide on blackmail.

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Riviera Drive

Three Latino felons on the run invade the home of a prosperous Latino insurance executive, who must reconnect with his own violent past to save his family.

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The Deer and the Dolphin

NOTE: THE EXCERPT ABOVE IS THE THIRD SECTION OF THE DEER AND THE DOLPHIN. For pp. 1-80 e-mail jfdavanzo@poweroc.net In this future history sci-fi fantasy Nick, a solitary sailor, is witness to the degradation of Earth's ecology and becomes a central figure in Earth's recovery. Script Excerpt

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A GRUNT'S TALE

Currently considering writing this script in a novel format. The young black woman employed by a Vietnam Vet's sister helps him work through his debilitating PTSD. She is the unsung hero of the story and is rewarded with an American Bandstand style party - the prom she never got to attend!

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LOST AT SEA

High-seas survival adventure in a lifeboat, based on a true story and a controversial naval murder trial. As a disabled cruise ship is evacuated, one of its lifeboats is hopelessly lost at sea -- in the path of an oncoming storm. A junior officer, acting as captain, faces a moral dilemma when he realizes there are too many people in the boat to survive the storm: he must play God and decide who goes overboard to die, in order to save the majority of passengers. Script Excerpt

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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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D.E.T.E.C.T.I.V.E.S

Two rival detectives join to solve a case whereby ten San Francisco detectives are being murdered by the Chinese Mafia. Little do they know, they're also on the hit list until... "And Then There Were None."

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CERTAIN ARRANGEMENTS

A naïve teen on probation for a first offense gets lured into using an old woman's flower shop where he works as a front for drug trafficking.

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Taken

Based on a true story. A college student is kidnapped at gunpoint and gang raped by three men, but when the law fails to bring about justice, her mother falls apart, only to mend and seek revenge against the rapists. It is a suspenseful story of pain and trauma that is righted through legal ways that almost went astray (murder), a story of healing and redemption. It exposes injustice and the repercussions that vibrate through a family.

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THE COMMON ROOM

A proud former religious superior, newly retired and fighting for his dignity at a retirement home for monks, meets up with an old, vengeful nemesis - and an old flame.

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CARLOTTA'S STORY

In a nursing home, Eugene O'Neill's third wife, Carlotta Monterey, tells a researcher the untold story of her tumultuous life with the famous playwright.

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Sinful Play

Misfortune reunites twins, separated at birth

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Med Frenzy

Labeled psychotic by physicians, she discovers conspiracy responsible for her disease.

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Recovering Elizabeth

A suicidal widower gains a chance at redemption when he vows to take care of a six year old girl whose mother is brutally killed on the street.

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THE WORD ON THE STREET

While trying to keep her family together, a young Catholic widow must also deal with prejudice as black families start moving into their all-white parish in 1950s West Philadelphia.

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Pandemic

The deadly H5N1 bird flu has mutated into a strain no one suspected. The world struggles with the coming pandemic.

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