Any screenwriter who’s done their homework can tell you there are plenty of platforms and websites out there offering up the opportunity to put scripts on display.
Granted, I know this little operation of mine isn’t the biggest or the most well-known, but I also know how frustrating it can be when you’ve got a script you’re really proud of and want to let the rest of the world know about it.
I’m a big believer in supporting the writing community, and wanted to do what I could to offer up that same opportunity to any and all interested parties.
“Send me the vital details for your script, and I’ll post ’em!” I announced.
And 167 of you did exactly that.
What you will find below is a virtual treasure trove of material.
Film and TV scripts covering a vast spectrum of genres, many with accompanying awards and accolades.
But the most important part is that each and every one is available for you to read – courtesy of the writer’s email being included.
Something grabs your attention, makes you think “I’d like to read that.”? All you have to do is contact the writer and ask. Maybe they’ll want to do a swap.
This is networking and establishing professional relationships at their finest.
So settle in and start perusing. Hope you find something you like.
(And as long as I’ve got your attention, feel free to hit the ‘like’ button, and even take it one step further and start following this blog.)
12 HOURS 2 STEAL
A struggling artist must navigate a series of instructions to steal a valuable treasure for an unknown puppetmaster after she downloads an audio tour podcast for a specific painting in a gallery.
Winner, Best Unproduced Feature Screenplay – UK Motion Picture Festival, Spring 2021
Finalist – PIMFF 2021
Finalist – European Cinematography Awards 2021
Official Selection – Amsterdam World International Film Festival 2021
Finalist – Best Script Award 2021
Official Selection – Rome Independent Prisma Awards 2021
email@example.com – my agent Ian Taylor at Red Door Vision
A BULLET FOR MERRI
When a notorious outlaw is wrongly arrested, a young sharpshooter who idolizes Western legends must team with him to defend her mountain town from bandits seeking revenge.
A SISTER IN NEED
A woman is found dead and her sister believes its murder as she uncovers secrets of a small New England town in search of the truth.
AIN’T NO COWBOYS IN NASHVILLE
An aspiring country singer willing to hustle, a broke bartender with a big heart, and a two strike criminal find their lives thrust together under the neon shadows of Music City after a robbery gone bad turns to revenge.
Quarterfinalist – 2019 Nicholl Fellowship
Winner – Best Screenplay, 2018 California Film Awards, Orson Welles Awards, Best Screenplay
Finalist – 2019 Los Angeles Crime and Horror Festival
Quarterfinalist – 2019 Roadmap/Road to New Republic
Selection – 2019 Sacramento International Film Festival Screenplay Contest
Quarterfinalist – 2018 & 2019 PAGE
Semifinalist – 2021 Stage 32 Drama Screenplay
Semifinalist – 2018 & 2019 Screencraft Drama
Quarterfinalist – 2018 WeScreenplay Feature
ALL THE STARS IN THE HEAVENS
William B. Stoddard
A once famous, burned out writer at MGM and a young, aspiring writer, a Studio Page take a tumultuous journey that will alter both of their lives.
Thriller, Horror, Dark Comedy
While stocking shelves in a retail store, a struggling, newly single dad gets caught in a diabolical game where he must follow the instructions in each box he opens, or his estranged children will be murdered.
A young man in recovery is recruited by his N.A. sponsor to join a cult-like group of thieves. Lured in with the prospect of helping his father’s shaky new sales career in the home-security sector, Ethan learns the hard way, there’s no honor among thieves.
AN ANGEL WALKS INTO A BAR…
Paul E. Zeidman
After literally dying onstage, a caustic comedian must fix three of the many lives he ruined when he was alive, or be damned to his own personal hell for eternity.
A museum security guard sets out to destroy a painting the same night a motley crew attempt a bungled heist. Shame the painting’s haunted. And eats people.
A doctoral student who discovers the cure to an ongoing epidemic inadvertently falls in love with the potential environmental terrorist.
Selection – Hollywood Jumbo
BLUE SKY AND I
Durnford Edward King
A suicidal comic, trapped in an isolated cabin with a traumatized ten year old girl who hasn’t spoken in over a year, discovers that if he assumes the persona of her favorite cartoon character, she’ll respond. They put crazy on hold, have a hell of an adventure helping each other survive, and begin to heal their personal wounds.
In an isolated, small town, a squeamish, vegan, lesbian detective falls in love with a sadistic, serial-killer cannibal and battles her inner and outer demons in an intimate and twisted psychological cat and mouse battle for survival. With the help of a brave Deputy in a wheelchair, she learns she needs to become her fear to overcome it.
Drama, Indie, Female-Driven
Lexi, a heavily tattooed woman in her mid-20’s, who was known to be an on-the rise young skateboarder during her childhood, gave up her talent as she approached her mid 20’s due to her the loss of her father and her mother in rehab. She lives with her disabled grandmother and likes spending time with her abusive boyfriend. However, with her finances hanging on by a thread each day, she decides to run back to the one thing she loves the most, skateboarding.
BREAST IN SHOW
A young burlesque dancer reeling from a breast cancer diagnosis forms an unlikely bond with the much older members of her support group, and must push past conservative mindsets and patriarchal, ageist ideas of beauty in order to run a burlesque workshop helping her fellow survivors reclaim ownership of their bodies.
Quarterfinalist – Screencraft Screenwriting Fellowship
BRIDGE BY THE EARTHEN HOUSE
Paul Howard Hunt
A man with early-onset dementia continues to hide his condition when his son commits suicide. Past and present, lies and truth begin to merge.
Best Screenplay Award – 2020 European Independent Film Festival
BROOM GOES THE DYNAMITE
When a superstar college quarterback suffers an injury that threatens to derail his pro career, a shrewd sports marketer offers him lifetime financial security if he can carry a team of talented misfits to the Olympic trials… in curling.
Fiona Faith Ross
Supernatural Thriller, Fantasy, Horror
After her granddad dies, a bereaved young American travels to the ‘old country’ to connect with her last living family, an aunt who insists she is the immortal sea-goddess, Calypso.
A young boy who’s always wanted to go on an adventure is dying of lung cancer. On the brink of losing all hope and youthful imagination, his friend’s teddy bear comes to life, bringing him on an adventure unlike any other.
Stereo podcast week 4 – $10,000 grand prize winner.
Two clueless women take a vacation to get away from boyfriends and the city only to find themselves in a hilarious Canadian government experiment with Zombies. Hockey players and all.
Finalist – New Wave Film Festival
Selection – New York Tri-State International Film Festival
Thriller, Mystery, Suspense
While the Vice President of a video game company tries to prevent her kidnapper from hacking into her company’s data, her coworker and best friend of over 40 years tries to escape the hacker’s accomplice.
DEFINITELY NOT ANYMORE
Two colleagues who don’t like each other – and who are both in other relationships – fall in love and get married over one Passover. It’s a story about family, following your passion, and fish (gefilte, and otherwise).
Second Rounder – 2020 Austin Film Festival
Chloe Monet, desperate to prevent a predicted death, is introduced to two jet-setting brothers from Greece, exposing an International diamond scheme. Although diamonds are considered a girl’s best friend, in this case they are a source of contention and danger.
A girl raised in isolation by her brother is forced to flee when he becomes a threat, and must now survive in a world she knows nothing about.
EDEN’S PARADISE (2nd in a trilogy)
An idealistic young woman fights to stop the violent disintegration of society and create a peaceful haven.
Finalist – Beyond The Curve Int’l Film Festival
A pacifist sheriff wants to shape the west with non-violence but his moral code is pushed to the limit when he transports a dangerous killer across the New Mexican desert.
When a ruthless entrepreneur’s grandmother in Ireland dies in suspicious circumstances, he decides it is time for revenge against his evil criminal kingpin uncle.
Tensions between young and old in a small town are manifested in the mysterious appearance of the “Miracle Church”, and the transformations that follow.
Fantasy, Animated, Comedy
As the final battle between Good and Evil approaches, five desperate orcs plan to steal a magical shield from their Queen’s enormous fortress so they can pay for their escape from the inevitable slaughter.
Bronze – Prix Royal Paris Screenplay Awards
Winner – Golden Nugget Feature Screenplay Awards
Semifinalist – 2021 Shriekfest
FIVE SWORDS UNDER HEAVEN
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Western
A vengeful train robber and a female Samurai forge an unlikely partnership as they race across the Old West to rescue the Emperor’s daughter and stop a gang of thieves from stealing five mystical swords.
Finalist – 2021 Screencraft Fellowship
Top 100 – 2021 Table Read My Screenplay Genre Competition
Semifinalist – 2020 Screencraft Action/Adventure
Quarterfinalist – 2021 WeScreenplay
Quarterfinalist – 2021 StoryPros
Quarterfinalist – 2021 SWN Goldman Award
Ms. Uthman & Joy Princess
Two tenants, a poet and a fan of poetry, Desmond and Vicky are drawn to each other by their love for poetry. Their closeness threatens Desmond’s relationship with his fiancé.
FULL MOON OVER THE NEW ‘D’ BAR
After their conspiracy theorist buddy goes missing, two dumbass vets enter a seedy town with a seedy strip club that just happens to be full of seedy 80s clad stripper werewolves, and once again they need to save ‘Merica.
Coverfly – Overall Top 10%
Quarterfinalist – 2021 Richmond International Film Festival
Quarterfinalist – 2020 Big Break Script Competition
Semifinalist – 2020 ScreenCraft Comedy Screenplay
Semifinalist – Filmmatic Comedy Screenplay Competition
Official Selection – 2019 Portland Comedy Film Festival
Official Selection – 2020 Houston Comedy Film Festival
Official Selection – 2020 Austin Short Film Festival
Sheila M. Cronin
A cinematographer receives his first offer to direct a film, but must convince his soon-to-be ex-wife to star in it or lose the opportunity.
GHOSTS IN THE MACHINE
Trapped inside a computer simulation with its two creators, an emergent AI has to hack its way into their minds to find the way out to the real world.
Semifinalist – 2018 PAGE International Screenwriting Awards
GIRL IN THE SHADOWS
Haunted by a childhood trauma, a small town cop searches for the killer of people from her past, but the man in charge and her past consort to stop her.
Top Ten Feature – SWN Goldman Award
Tricked into babysitting their godchildren, a trio of egocentric dudes find themselves in the middle of a robbery turned kidnapping, leaving them one kid short. With the aid of a frenemy cop, they must defeat the bandits and save the kid before daddy returns.
Historical, Fantasy, Drama
As his people face constant persecution in 16th century Prague, Chief Rabbi Judah Loew suffers a crisis of faith and creates a Golem as a means of protection, only to lose control of his monster and be forced to stop it before it brings about an even greater threat.
8 – The Black List
Quarterfinalist – Screencraft Fellowship
2nd rounder – Launchpad
2nd rounder – Austin Film Festival
GRAMMY GOES GANGSTER
Seniors, Gangsters, Comedy
A group of under-appreciated old ladies form a street gang to save the life of a dying grandson.
Thriller, Drama, Comedy
When three self-indulgent college students find millions in stolen cash, a spontaneous spring break turns into a vengeful weekend as they push each other to their greediest limits.
The do-nothing son of a recently deceased business mogul is tasked to deliver his estranged father’s ashes cross country in order to inherit the family fortune. Along the way, he must evade 2 hit men hired by his father’s spurned business partner, with his unbeknownst secret agent girlfriend assisting him along the way.
A grieving man isolates himself on an island after the loss of his daughter and wife, but when his wife returns, his sanity and devotion are pushed to the brink as she shows increasingly violent, animalistic behaviours.
I DON’T KNOW
A seemingly conventional romantic comedy is disrupted when its own screenwriter inserts himself into the story and appears to be a better match for the leading lady than the leading man is.
Finalist/Residency – Bahamas International Film Festival
Best Unproduced Screenplay – Unrestricted View Film Festival
Best Screenplay Feature and Best in Show – Cinema WorldFest Awards
Best Screenplay – Montreal International Film Festival
Best Feature Screenplay – Pollino International Film Festival
Best Comedy – Best Script Award
IF THEY WERE OF US
True Crime, Drama
Inspired by a True Story, a middle-aged FBI agent in Suburban Chicago soon finds his latest murder case is invading the lives of the people he loves.
8 – The Black List
Semifinalist – Launch Pad
Semifinalist – Stage 32 Drama
After losing big, a gambler decides to rob a bank to pay off his debt and escape his merciless boss.
Jeffrey Lee Sibley
When a low-level criminal reveals his hidden power of complete persuasion, omnipotent forces attempt to exploit his extraordinary ability with life-altering repercussions.
INSIDE THESE WALLS
An inclusive dystopian sci-fi screenplay about a hot-headed woman, who after her mother is taken for missed organ payments, joins a small rebellion effort to save her, but when they uncover darker truths about the repossessed victims, she must save the people of the encased city, which seems impossible because the powerful CEO is standing in her way.
I WOULD LIKE TO THANK
To stage his long-desired comeback, a disgraced Hollywood star must join forces with a quirky British acting coach.
Shortlisted for Barnstorm Festival 2020
Upon accidentally gaining access to a sovereign fund containing billions of dollars, an awkward social-climber has to siphon as much money as he can, using brilliant and complicated financial structures, before the authorities close in. Based on the real-life fugitive Jho Low who was involved in the biggest financial scandal in history.
1st Place – Table Read My Screenplay (Genre: Historical / Biopic) 2021
DEA Special Agent John Fisk and Kayla, his detection dog, are a force to be reckoned, when a mission goes sideways, killing him. Waking up wounded and alone, it takes the unwitting help of a rookie agent for Kayla to exact justice.
LAW OF THE WEST
Rooted in a gateway valley, a family of homesteaders and Indigenous band become targets of a railway tycoon intent on exploiting a recent gold discovery in the neighboring hills. Driven to defend their way of life the valley’s inhabitants must put aside their differences and join together if there’s any hope of preserving honor and justice in this brave ‘New World’.
LIFE OF CY
Mark Anthony Ramitt
Drama, Coming of Age
Determined to attend senior prom, a teen born with a rare genetic disorder must also overcome social anxieties to secure a prom date, until a teacher he is smitten with provides him with a unique opportunity and arrangement.
Adaptation of my short script GENERATION CY, which placed in the semifinals in the 2020 Barnstorm Film & TV Fest
Drama, Coming of Age
For transgender teen, Andy Cooper, finding love – much less a date to prom – is a pretty tall order. Things change when Andy rekindles his friendship with Valedictorian, Olivia McDonald. Together, the duo confront transphobic peers, family struggles, challenging friendships and life altering SCARS.
Official Selection – 2021 Script Summit
A biracial teen comes of age in inner city Miami, and resents her mother’s return home after serving a lengthy prison sentence.
Members of a Satanist band must escape the wrath of a pious Catholic mother, dangerously obsessed with saving the souls of the Satanist trapped in her care.
John M. Ware
When a small, southern town is ravaged by a deadly new drug, a tough detective and grief stricken medical examiner must team up to bring down a drug kingpin.
B. Jack Azadi
Crime, Drama, Neo-Western
New Mexico, 1979: After killing a corrupt Deputy Sheriff, two Chiricahua-Apache women resort to a desperate scheme to start a new life across the border.
Comps: Thelma and Louise, Hell or High Water
MY DREAM OF CHLOE SEVIGNY
When a Columbia Law professor meets the internationally-acclaimed actress at the New York Public Library, the line between reality and dreamscapes quickly blurs.
MY FAVORITE COLOR
After being forced to make an impossible decision about his relationship, a love-struck man battles newfound mental illness while navigating an existential crisis.
Hard action, Comedy
The good news: Disgraced, down on his luck, dog-loving, former special-op, Mutt Hickock, finds his fortunes changing when he’s named the executor of a billion and a half dollar trust. The bad news: The massive fortune has been left to a pampered, Persian cat, which Mutt not only can’t tolerate, he’s allergic to as well. The worse news: There is a very badass group of people from Mutt’s past that want the cat dead so they can get their hands on the money. The worst news: Killing Mutt in the process would just be a bonus.
Sci-Fi, Dystopian Drama
In an aging undersea colony, a troubled cargo-sub captain must join forces with an untested crew to destroy an ancient weapon that threatens what’s left of the human race.
Note – adapted from the first book in my own series, so could be first 2 hours of a ~10-hour limited series
ON THE HOUR
A group of friends spending the weekend in the country fall victim to a curse that causes them to die off one by one, every hour, on the hour.
PARENTAL DISCRETION ADVISED
Horror-Comedy, Coming of Age, Road Trip
In the summer of 1999, four high school friends must band together to save professional wrestling from an ancient demon known as the Flayed One.
A guilt-ridden doctor conceals his identity to secretly care for his female hit and run victim — only to fall in love with her — even as her vengeful father and the police close in on her assailant.
Winner – UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television Screenwriting Program
Winner – We Screenplay
Finalist – Austin Film Festival
Semifinalist – Slamdance
Quarterfinalist – Nicholl Fellowships
An ambitious girl at the start of her senior year makes a significant decision about her baby’s future due to an unexpected pregnancy.
A washed-up country music legend and Nashville’s hottest new star must set aside their differences and work together to save the young star’s tarnished reputation.
RETURN TO SENDER
Comedy, Adventure, Fantasy
In an attempt to save his dying relationship, a socially inept slacker finds a way to adopt a literal monster baby, sparking a cross-country road trip to return it before someone dies or all their money runs dry.
Clint Williams & Dennis Love
A burned-out rock critic and his billionaire publisher travel back in time to rescue the self-destructive Elvis Presley from himself and the evil Colonel Tom Parker.
Action, Adventure, Horror
Father and daughter hunters pursue a fugitive vampire to the New World; her blood-thirst unleashed when pirates plunder the ship ferrying her coffin.
Red List – Feb 2020 Coverfly
Top 23% – Coverfly
Semifinalist – 3rd 2020 Filmmatic Pitch Now
Semifinalist – Unique Voices
Quarterfinalist – 2020 Script2Comic
Quarterfinalist – StoryPros
Top 10 (4 weeks) – Talentville.com
SEARCHING FOR WENDY
Diego Sanchez Nicolas
Home Invasion, Survival, Horror
An agoraphobic girl fights through a bloodbath of death when the psychotic Peter breaks into her flat with his violent gang of “Lost Boys”.
When Nazi Germany invades her Ukraine homeland, a 24-year-old University student enlists in the Rifle Division of the Soviet Red Army, over the objectionss of her family and the recruiter; she becomes her country’s most prolific sniper.
Finalist – Writer’s Digest Annual Writing Competition
Official Selection – Artemis Women In Action Film Festival
Action, Adventure, Thriller
When a damaged Somali Soldier’s hidden past is uncovered, he faces his demons to shepherd an innocent family on the run to Europe. But blood ties to the vengeful military regime hunting them force him to make an impossible and deadly choice.
A successful novelist with a dark secret takes in a lodger whose own secret changes her life forever.
2nd Place – Raindance
When an Army ranger is forced to pass an unconventional sobriety program or face a dishonorable discharge, she stumbles upon a dark plot within the facility capable of undoing her past while sabotaging her future.
Best Feature Screenplay – 2021 FunMill Film Fest, Cleveland, OH
A naïve girl must grow up fast when her genius father is kidnapped by a futuristic, dystopian, multinational corporation.
THANKS FOR YOUR DONATION
Matthew J. Kaplan
When an orphan discovers that she has been adopted for the sole purpose of being an organ donor for her sickly new brother, she must fight her new family and escape their old mansion before her life is taken and her lungs are harvested.
THE BOY FROM THE MEADOW
A young boy escapes from the grip of a religious compound and falls into the arms of a small-town sheriff who vows to protect him at all costs.
THE CALL OF THE VOID
In the days before Hurricane Katrina, a former investigative journalist is drawn back to New Orleans following the death of her sister, where one of the Crescent City’s oldest families is on the verge of summoning an ancient god of prehistory.
Quarterfinalist – Final Draft Big Break
An attractive animal rights activist must stop a serial killer, while avoiding becoming his next victim, to prevent an infatuated cop from uncovering her dark secret.
Grand Prize Winner – Thriller, 2018 Fade In Awards
In 1970s Indianapolis, a 2nd-generation hot rodder finagles a way to stay out of the Army (and the County Jail) so he can keep doing what he loves – RACING – but a cop with a grudge is obsessed with wrecking his life, and making him pay for ALL his family’s crimes.
Finalist, Official Selection – 2021 Die Laughing Film Festival
Semifinalist – Filmmatic Comedy Film Festival
Semifinalist – StoryPros
THE CHRISTMAS BET
Drama, Romance, Christmas
A reluctant bet between a disenchanted Christmas novelist and her playboy brother. Before Christmas Eve, she’s going to find his Mrs. Claus and he’s going to find her holiday spirit.
When a revenge plot goes horribly wrong, a sickly priest finds himself caught up in the chaos. As violence unfolds around him, and doubt enters the fray, he must do what he can if he wants to get out alive.
THE DARK BELOW
Ruthless mercenaries, fanatical cultists, and celestial horrors won’t stand in the way of an all-girl urban explorer team hell bent on rescuing their young sister from the grip of a shadowy monster in a secretive lab.
THE DUNA HOTEL
As a newly appointed bell-boy, Ryan expected to meet a lot of guests. What he didn’t expect was for one of them to be a murderer, or for half of them to be monsters. It’s going to be a long night.
THE EDGE OF HONOR
Wanted for murder, a Navy SEAL must save his fiancé by plunging into the most desperate hunt of his life–a shattering search for a brilliant killer who has come back to finish a job he failed at several years before.
THE FAMILY BUSINESS
Neo-Western, Black Comedy
Loosely based on the twisted tale of America’s first serial killer family. Set in the absurd and abnormal town of Labette, a determined yet naive young woman strikes up an unlikely companionship with a gunslinger, teaching her that she must forge her own way in the world. But when you come from a family of murderers, heads are guaranteed to roll.
THE FUNNY FARM
A wise-cracking demon terrorizes a farm family, then battles the lone survivor to the death… who happens to be the farmer’s ingenious and badass teenage daughter.
Winner – 2019 Filmmatic Horror Screenplay Awards
2nd place – Best Feature Script – 2019 Hollywood Horrorfest
Finalist – 2018 Page Turner Horror & Thriller
Finalist – 2017 New York City Horror Film Festival
Finalist – 2017 Shriekfest Horror Film Festival
THE HALF LIFE OF HARRY FIGG
Sci-Fi, Drama laced with Humor
After seeing a strange light, a feral boy’s life is changed when he breaks into a reclusive scientist’s home and discovers a star in a jar.
When a couple from New York City move to Missouri to build the glamping homestead of their dreams, they will have to reevaluate everything they think they know to save the farm – and their marriage.
THE LAST EARTH STATION
When a space station, missing for over a century, suddenly reappears on the far side of the galaxy, the team sent to investigate discover that the lost don’t always want to be found.
THE LAST PRIEST
Historical, Faith-based, Drama
Berlin 1938. The Catholic Church makes a deal with the devil and a reluctant young priest must either comply with the church’s appeasement of Hitler’s government or rise up against two powerful forces to become the hero the world needs.
Semifinalist – Screencraft Fellowship
THE LAST RAIN
Sci-Fi, Drama, Magic Realism
In the endless rain and crop failures of an apocalyptic volcanic winter, a mythic being – both man and monster – comes to the aid of a diverse blended family to bring back the sun. (MAGGIE meets THE SHAPE OF WATER)
THE LEGEND OF YAKATUTCH
Sean Francis Ellis
A snowboarder must embrace his First Nations heritage to save his girlfriend from a legendary beast, which needs her DNA to restore its humanity.
Quarterfinalist – 2017 Screencraft Fellowship
Official Selection – 2017 Beverly Hills Film Festival Screenplay Competition
Finalist – 2016 Toronto Horror Film & Screenplay Festival
Producer Spotlight Project – 2015 Toronto’s Int’l Financial Forum and Trans-Atlantic Partners
Best Project & Pitch – 2014 3-D Stereo Media Summit – Liege, Belgium
THE MAN WITH A GLOVE
When a claustrophobic art restorer is held captive, she must renovate a Renaissance era painting which has more inside than just paint.
Quarterfinalist- 2018 Screencraft Horror
Semifinalist – 2019 Miami Screenplay
Semifinalist – 2019 Wiki Screenplay
Finalist – Horror/Thriller – 2019 Pitch Now
Quarterfinalist – 2020 TSL Screenplay
Returning from Iraq, Jacob Diaz works as a social media monitor where he’s forced to constantly watch videos of cruelty, conspiracy, and hate. Fed up with the inaction of his supervisors and the authorities—plus the toll on his psyche—he hunts down the offending posters in search of peace. Finding that he has become a viral sensation himself, he must now escape a rabid fanbase that uses him as its inspiration.
David Dinning McDermott & Zvi Jaari
Pawns in the spy world, the betrayal, the guilt, and one mans journey through it all.
Selected – Silicon Beach Film Festival
Selected – Hollywood Jumbo: Screenplay Festival
Selected – The Beverly Hills Film Festival
Selected – 4th Dimension Independent Film Festival
Finalist – 4th Dimension Independent Film Festival
AWARD WINNER – 17th season of World Film Carnival – Singapore(WFCS).
Selected – World Film Carnival – Singapore
Selected – L.A. Indies’ Film Festival
Sometimes being on someone’s radar isn’t all that. Beware an alien woman scorned…
THE PIRATE PRINCESS
A refined young woman must avenge her father’s death by becoming what she despises most, a pirate. Chasing her father’s nemesis across the high seas and through the Queen’s court to extract vengeance and save the kingdom.
A Katniss Everdine heroine in a Princess Bride world. A story for girls that want to be the hero and a princess.
THE PRINCE OF WALGROVE MANOR
Phillip E. Hardy
Dark Comedy, Romcom
A young male rocker plays with 80’s bands, works a white-collar job, and dates multiple women until two of them collide at a party and one of them pulls a gun.
Brian & Robert Kelly
A young woman is terrorised by her ex-boyfriend after he’s attacked by a werewolf and must fight to the bitter end to save herself and all that she holds dear from the big bad wolf.
THE RICKETY MAN
Horror, Folk, Period
In 1810 England, a bankrupt and disgraced London socialite has three days to uncover the truth about her ex-lover’s disappearance and make amends for her role in her sister’s death before she’s taken by a mythical entity that punishes wrongdoers.
When an overworked, underpaid college grad finds the promises of her higher education degrees aren’t paying off, she teams with two misfit friends to steal a prized sculpture from their alma mater in order to save her father’s house and finally make a difference.
THE SUBTLE ART OF JUMPING OFF BUILDINGS
A man with a fear of heights falls head over heels for a woman with the unusual hobby of watching people jump off buildings.
THE TALE OF OBSIDIAN LANDING
When a thriving Freedmen’s town is held hostage by the deranged realtor Dexter Spite, Tijuana Adams must venture back home to avenge her father, the sheriff, and save her mother, the doctor.
Finalist – Beyond The Curve International Film Festival
THE VANILLA CHILDREN
Six friends who are all siblings of child prodigies try to do something to get themselves recognized by getting into the Guinness Book of World records.
THIS IS IT!
Entering her senior year 1999, Allison James has 180 school days left to date the hottest guy, party like a rockstar, and lose her virginity. This is it!
Horror, RomCom, Road Trip
After a case of mistaken identity, a shiftless young woman must retrieve an ancient artifact for a crazed cult leader and must battle redneck cannibals, a werewolf, and an ancient evil along the way.
Official Selection: Twin Falls Sandwiches Film Festival
David Chester & Blake Pinter
Coming of Age, Period, Drama
In 1890s Pennsylvania Dutch Country, an intellectually gifted farm girl rebels against her tyrannical father and risks her life to get an education to follow in the footsteps of her beloved teacher.
Finalist – 2019 Pitch Now Screenplay Festival
Finalist – 2019 Screencraft Public Domain
Finalist – 2020 Vail Screenplay Contest
TIME AT FORT PECK
Neo-Western, Sci-Fi, Crime, Thriller
In pursuit of riches, a woman teams up with her ex-husband to hunt dinosaur bones in the Montana badlands.
A non-speaking disabled woman has to overcome her learned helplessness and save herself when her unstable aunt tries to starve her to death.
UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN
The relationship between a father and her daughter is deepened and explored throughout a series of events.
A young couple must survive the night when they become the sexual obsession of a sadistic vampire.
Finalist – StoryPros
Period, Drama, Based on a True Story
A young Orson Welles contends with racial tensions, a drunk lead actor and his own ego as he tries to stage MACBETH with an all-Black cast in 1930s Harlem.
Semifinalist – Academy Nicholl Fellowship
WE DON’T SMILE ANYMORE
Dragged to an exclusive couples retreat, a career-focused woman discovers too late that she and her ambitious husband are the center of a dangerous game.
WHERE THE SUN SETS
Western, Drama, Adventure, Crime, Period
When a vindictive bounty hunter transports a bank robber from New Mexico to Colorado to pay for his crimes, the outlaw tests his captor’s weakness and forces the bounty hunter to find out if he truly has the courage to dispense his own personal justice.
Ana Christina Perez Del Rio
A young mess of a woman, trying to break into the business of Hollywood and obsessing over her ex-boyfriend, fakes a pregnancy to get him back but it may be real.
YA, Drama, Horror
After a 17yo student at a pretentious New Orleans Catholic school digs into her Colombian heritage in search of a pretty, petty picture to paint to get back at her infuriating Religion teacher, her project on Santa Muerte leads to her lighting candles and murdering her lecherous uncle, but did she find Santa Muerte or did Santa Muerte find her? Maybe death is her destiny?
A specialist recovery team risks it all as they fight politics, jealousy, and industry corruption to return kidnap victims home.
SYBIL meets DEXTER
After witnessing a murder, a woman’s alternate personality goes into hiding, forcing the other quirky personalities to help the police solve the case while attempting to hide their own bloody crimes.
Top 10 – Stage 32 Television Writing Contest
8 on The Black List
Quarterfinalist – Page Turner Screenplays
Honorable mention – WIKI Screenplay Contest
Horror, Supernatural, Thriller
Chapter One: Evil Roots Run Deep. In the Montana Wilderness of 1845, a French-Canadian fur trapper with a dark past is captured by a Native American family. But after duplicitously talking his way out of their captivity, he faces a reckoning for his sins, stumbling into an even more harrowing nightmare that proves as haunting as it is deadly.
Denise Papas Meechan
When a tenacious AAPI teen witnesses four corrupt policemen beat her dad to death, she must learn to convert her auditory PTSD into a newfound power to uncover the identities of the killers and seek revenge- even as it transforms her from a naive streetkid to gold-suited superhero, Aurem!
Quarterfinalist – Screencraft Fellowship
As their lives begin to intertwine by happenstance, two teenage girls navigate the layered complexities of young adulthood and family secrets by way of accidental pregnancy and DNA tests.
After their parents’ murder, two sisters join the underground fight against fascism in Nazi-occupied Belgium.
Semifinalist – 2021 Screencraft Fellowship
Semifinalist – Filmmatic Inroads Fellowship – Season 4
Official Selection – 2021 Script Summit
After unknowingly taking part in a drug experiment at his school, a slacker freshman becomes big man on campus, growing more intelligent, ambitious…and dangerous.
LIMITLESS meets ANIMAL HOUSE
FALL FROM GRACE
An exasperated housewife longing for the sweet release of death gets her first taste of freedom on the run from the law, after accidentally killing her dementia-riddled husband.
After 15 year old Jilly Parks witnesses a murder from her bedroom window, she begins to uncover dark horrors of her neighborhood Fantasy Farm.
The safety of a drag queen’s women’s shelter is compromised when her estranged high school bestie seeks a place to stay away from her abusive husband.
Urban, Fantasy, Drama
After accidentally waking King Arthur in the present day, a disillusioned businesswoman must sort fact from fantasy if they’re going to survive his enemies, both ancient and new – problem is, she may be one of them.
GARDEN CITY SHUFFLE
A disgraced jazz musician returns home with hopes of reopening a club but gets caught up in deceit and the dangerous criminal underbelly of a picture-perfect tourist town.
An uppercrust British aristocrat and a streetwise Mexican cage fighter are recruited by a mysterious benefactor to take down untouchable international criminals.
When a doctor from a family of cops is unfairly suspended from a prestigious hospital, he is thrown a lifeline by the Croatian Mafia in his old hood. Committing to help their ailing boss as an underground war erupts, he may discover his professional calling, if he can survive..
Red List #14 TV All Time, #2 TV past year
Top 1 TV Of The Month Coverfly (April 2021)
Finalist – LA Intl Screenplay Awards 2020
2nd Round – Austin Film Festival
Quarterfinalist – Final Draft Big Break
Official Selection – Script Summit
Comedy, Superhero, Animation
A staffing service clerical error reclassifies a hopeful henchman as a supervillain, forcing him to reluctantly fulfill his new managerial obligations instead of what he really wants: to win back his estranged girlfriend and find a decent benefits package.
Semifinalist – Final Draft Big Break
Quarterfinalist – Screencraft Animation
Top 12% – Coverfly ½-hour TV Comedy
Top 14% – Coverfly Comedy
Michael Raphael Salomon
In the near future, immortality science and religion are destined to collide.
Semifinalist – 2021 Screencraft Fellowship
Semifinalist – Filmmatic Inroads Fellowship, Season 4
Semifinalist – Filmmatic TV Pilots, 5th
Quarterfinalist – Screenwriters Network – SWN Screenplay Competition Goldman Award
Official Selection – 2021 Script Summit
When the Robot Rights movement is targeted by anti-bot protestors, a non-binary domestic bot finds themself in the middle of a developing uprising.
JOHN SUNSHINE’S LOST ROCK ’N’ ROLL TAPES
Found footage, Rock-Mockumentary, Dark Comedy, Thriller, Music
Decades after the underground rock scene of the 1970s ended, a son discovers his father’s lost interview tapes with some of rock’s lesser known “legends,” and discovers that rock ‘n’ roll may never die, but it sure can kill.
JUNIOR HIGH GENIE
Family, Fantasy, Comedy
A preteen girl’s life becomes increasingly complicated when she unleashes an adolescent, hard-to-manage genie, who can’t leave until he grants her three wishes and realizes he may not want to leave at all.
Endorsement – 2020 KIDS FIRST! Film Festival
Semifinalist – 2020 Creative Screenwriting Unique Voices
Quarterfinalist – 2019 Write/LA
Thriller, Scottish Noir
A cheap private eye has to step up his game after he unwittingly uncovers a cold case involving murder, smuggling, and police corruption to become the unlikely hero and survive his deadliest adversary yet.
H.L. Van Hoose
Urban Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
When a New York City medical intern of Navajo descent suddenly manifests supernatural healing powers, she must learn to control her abilities with the help of her long-lost medicine-man grandfather, and discover how a shadowy genetics corporation was responsible for her father’s mysterious death.
Finalist – Diverso Minority Report Fellowship
Semifinalist – BlueCat
Semifinalist – Cinequest
Semifinalist – Stage 32 TV Writing
Semifinalist – Filmmatic TV Pilot Awards
After her husband’s mysterious death and the disappearance of her 9-year-old son, a teacher discovers a dark secret in her home that catapults her out of suburban London into the heart of Mumbai’s underworld.
SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE meets BREAKING BAD
Semifinalist – Final Draft Big Break
Top 2% – BBC Writers Room
MILNER FUNERARY SERVICES
R. J. Blake
1-hour Horror, Dramedy
A freak accident offers the director of a failing funeral home the solution to her family’s money problems: murdering the men responsible for her husband’s death and reaping the financial windfall of their funerals.
#8 – Top Pilots – Blacklist.com
Top Horror PIlots of the Year – Coverfly Red List
2nd rounder – Austin Film Festival
Semifinalist – Nashville Film Festival
Semifinalist – Cinequest Film Festival
Quarterfinalist – Final Draft Big Break
Having survived an abusive childhood, a therapist helps his patients take revenge on the people responsible for their traumas, always at the risk of putting them all behind bars.
Based on a true story. Two newly recruited female Resistance members risk their lives to rescue downed soldiers and translate Nazi secrets as part of a civilian spy ring, only to face betrayal and capture.
Top 50 – Fast Track Fellowship
Quarterfinalist – Page Turner Genre
Quarterfinalist – Screencraft TV Pilot
At a hybrid state-run boarding school, the boys’ soccer coach must merge his team with the girls’ and win a tournament to stay funded, but can’t get his own daughter to play ball let alone the rest of the team.
Placed on Coverfly’s 2020 Red List – Top-rated Family Televsion (one hour)
#2 – Coverfly’s Red List – Dec 2020 – Top-rated Family Television (one hour)
ONE IN A TRILLION
An underground Deaf society attempts to steal an experimental intergalactic ship from the government to escape persecution and torture.
Best TV Script – Script and Storyboard Showcase
Best Original Screenplay – Hollywood Blood Horror Festival
Best New Artist – L.A. Neo Noir Novel
Best Short Screenplay – European Film Festival Mainstream and Underground
Best Screenplay – Global Monthly Online
Top 15 Short Sci-Fi Script – Coverfly Red List for August 2020
Best International Screenplay – Mile High Film Awards
Best Screenplay of the year – Picasso Einstein Buddha
Finalist: CIFF, Madras, Eurasia Fest, Indie Short Fest, PixlesGarage, Voghera, Tagore…
Cynthia S. Wright
A newly sober woman teams up with her estranged brother to take down a rival funeral parlor, stumbling over hidden secrets that reveal it ain’t just bodies her family kept buried.
PEARL OF WISDOM
Animated, Kid-friendly, Comedy
Under the noses of faculty, staff, parents, siblings, and cliques, 12-year-old Pearl
assembles her angst-ridden peers into an unofficial group of humorists who pan for proverbial
comedy gold in the hills and valleys of middle school.
Winner – Best Screenplay, Great Message Film Festival
Finalist – Best Comedy Teleplay, Austin Comedy Film Festival
Honorable Mention – Best Screenplay, Night of Comedy Shorts
Honorable Mention – Best Screenplay, Wiki Screenplay Contest
Official Selection and Endorsed Title (ages 12-18) – KIDS FIRST! Film Festival
Official Selection – Top Indie Film Awards
When Hurricane Katrina blows the film industry up from New Orleans to Shreveport, a displaced eccentric talent agent, a rebellious preacher’s wife, and a diverse group of local actors form unlikely bonds at a weekly acting class, all hoping to get their big break in the other LA.
After witnessing a bizarre murder, a paranoid medic becomes ensnared in a supernatural plot to destroy humanity as he struggles to outsmart the sinister forces at work.
Four friends living in Santa Monica, each trying to make it as they navigate love and dating in Los Angeles.
Three Black women, on the downside side of 40, trying to stay sane while coping with mental illness, broken dreams and personal shortcomings, discover that #CrazyAF may be their new normal.
A homeless mother witnesses the strange murder of a political activist and becomes the new target of a wealthy and influential cult.
A fresh college grad must play nice with the ghost of her recently deceased predecessor in order to keep her job as a high school teacher.
Neil J. Brimelow
½ hour, Comedy, Limited Series
After being framed for a massive senior prank he didn’t commit, ex-serial prankster Freddie Slifko is forced to repeat his entire senior year at his Catholic boarding school where he vows to pull off the biggest senior prank of all time.
Surrounded by cornfields and casual racism, the town of Standard, Nebraska is anything but— When a blatantly racist statue of the town’s founder is defaced, a high school journalist and his best friend discover that their hometown is at the center of a story that threatens to tear apart not only their community but a society that has yet to come to terms with race in America.
Finalist – 2021 Cinequest Screenwriting Competition
Animation, Sci-Fi, Comedy
A screw-up duck stranded on a distant planet must save her missing crew, fix their ship and, with help from a young scroop, learn what it really means to be a true hero.
SUCKING MANGOES NAKED
Amil Abraham Thomas and Tad Wojnicki
A figure artist must win the Mango Art Show, or lose it all, including his model’s heart.
A singles cruise with all the baggage.
It’s like THE GOLDEN GIRLS meets SEX IN THE CITY on THE LOVE BOAT.
Zyanya has to stop partying….. with Grandma, find a roommate and try to make it on her own. She learns family doesn’t have to mean blood related.
A “What If” comedy where the U.S. builds The Wall and it successfully eliminates all drugs and violence in America, leading to unintended consequences and a looming threat from the one place they forgot to take into account… Canada.
Quarterfinalist – 2020 Final Draft Big Break
THE FANTASTIC ADVENTURES OF TANZILA THE WOLF GIRL
½ hour Comedy
When an Indian-American girl living in Queens gets her period, she gets more than she bargained for as an ancient family secret is revealed – she’s actually a werewolf!
YA, Supernatural, Drama
When a teen witch accepts a cemetery restoration apprenticeship, her ability to interact with spirits is reawakened. Unfortunately, so is her evil father’s desire to steal her power and use it to unleash the damned souls that he controls on the living world.
Second rounder – Austin Film Festival
Finalist – Fresh Voices
Quarterfinalist – Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards
Quarterfinalist – Screencraft TV Pilot
Consider – Austin coverage service
½ hour Dramedy
A 30-year old Black woman struggles to balance her career ambitions, personal growth, and friendships while navigating life and love in Atlanta.
Half-hour Single-cam Comedy
Facing eviction, three pot-smoking, golf cart-crashing, fun-loving retirement village ladies embark upon a black market scheme in order to save their homes and continue to live life on their own terms.
The hijinks of a prestigious zoo’s animals as they deal with the day-to-day pressures of constantly being on display.
TO HELL WITH YOU
After she unexpectedly kicks the bucket and finds her recently-deceased boyfriend did not make it into Heaven, a saintly medical student escapes back to Earth and uses her second chance at life to stumble her way into Hell.
TRAILER PARK SAMURAI
Luke Baker & Jesse James Dean
Adventure, Sci-Fi, Comedy
A delusional, samurai-obsessed, young trailer rat is finally put to the test when an alien armory lands on his Airstream, and finally makes his wildest fantasies come true.
Finalist – 2020 Screencraft Animation
Semifinalist – Filmmatic TV Pilot Awards
Top 10% – #4 – Coverfly Red List – Adventure Half-Hours
After an alien device catapults the Moon through hyperspace to the farthest edge of the galaxy, the citizens of Tranquility Base must survive an interstellar odyssey in their attempt to return the Moon back to Earth.
Two 30-something women lean on each other for support as they navigate separate fertility challenges, and learn to parent themselves on their quest to become mothers.
WE DIDN’T START THE FIRE
A chance meeting between a street-smart, female fire breather and a wealthy black teenager running an illegal scam sparks a night of understanding, acceptance, and a brutal burning.
Winner, Outstanding Short Script – Sacramento International Film Festival
Official Selection – Scriptwriters & Co UK Table Read
After blowing up his apartment and nowhere to go, Cole turns to his friends to help him figure his life out.
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