Maximum Z Summer ’22 Script Showcase

The word was given, and the writing community responded. In force.

114 members of it, to be exact.

I wanted to give writers the opportunity to promote their scripts in one convenient and easily accessible location. This is their chance to shine a spotlight on their work and tell the world “Hey, check it out!”

More than a few scripts strike your fancy? Each writer’s email is RIGHT THERE for you to get in touch with them and ask to take a look (and feel free to mention that you read about it here).

The following is a list of 70 screenplays and 44 television scripts covering a vast range of genres. There really is something in here for just about everybody.

A huge thanks to each and every one of you who sent in their script’s info. This list simply could not exist without your participation.

So peruse to your heart’s content and enjoy.

FILM

93% CHANCE OF HAPPINESS

Jeff Bower

Magical Realism Dramedy

After being cast as the lead in a controversial play, a reserved math major with a latent imagination must overcome death threats, a politician with a vendetta, and his crushing self-doubt to impress his brilliant co-star.

Based on the true story (loosely) of me receiving death threats for acting in a play.

Overall Top 2% on Coverfly

Top 1% in genre on Coverfly

Finalist – ScreenCraft Fellowship (pending)

Semifinalist – Emerging Screenwriter’s Drama Contest (pending)

Quarterfinalist – Outstanding Screenplay (pending)

jeffbower.la@gmail.com

BEVERLY HILLS BRATVA

Scott Sawitz

Crime Thriller, Dark Comedy, Action

After losing his medical license, a plastic surgeon with a criminal past winds up in deep with the Russian mob when his daughter’s medical bills threaten to bankrupt his family.

sjsawitz@yahoo.com

BLACK PETER

Ron Richman

Horror

After her actions lead to summoning the monster that took her brother as a child in Mexico, a Los Angeles immigration attorney must find a way to stop it before it destroys her loved ones and her own soul.

beingronrichman@gmail.com

BONEYARD

Phoenix Black

Coming-of-age, social thriller, horror

A stuntman’s son sabotages his father’s affair, a sex-addicted star falls in love and a grieving stagehand finally faces his demons – literally.

Three intertwining stories and genres explore masculinity amid anti-Asian racism, love, and loss, on the set of a martial arts horror show.

MY GIRL meets GET OUT meets THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE.

8 – The Black List

Second Rounder – Austin Film Festival 2021

Runner-up – Roadmap Writers Diversity Initiative 

Quarterfinalist – Screencraft Fellowship

phoenixblackthewriter@gmail.com

BREAST IN SHOW

Andrea Berting

Dramedy

A young breast cancer patient teaches her senior support group members to love their bodies again through the art of burlesque.

Winner – Best Comedy Screenplay, Richmond International Film Festival 2022

Finalist – Screencraft Screenwriting Fellowship 2022 (awaiting Winner announcement)

Top 50 – Launch Pad Feature Competition 2021

Second Rounder – Austin Film Festival 2021

Top 10% – Nicholl Fellowship 2021

andreaberting@gmail.com

BRUNCH WITH HITMEN

Nikki Larkins

Comedy, Short

A secret society of international hitmen gather for waffles, mimosas, and mayhem.

herdiggyness@yahoo.com

CHEAP ACTION

Mark Gunnion

Crime Thriller/Action

A bottoming-out Chicago bartender is the sole survivor of a botched gangland ripoff, and he skates with a cool two million. But his Florida beach-bum reboot is disrupted when the burned gangster’s “widow” shows up, looking for her piece of the action.

Finalist, Austin After Dark Film Festival

Finalist, Boobs and Blood International Film Festival (all-Female jury!)

Semi-Finalist, FADE-IN AWARDS Thriller Screenplay Contest

Semi-Finalist, Story Pros Awards Screenplay Contest

Official Selection, Vancouver Badass Film Festival

markgunnion@gmail.com

DEATH THREAT

Adam Miller

Horror

A female metal band called Death Threat gets kidnapped by some ruthless human traffickers.  Things go downhill from there.

charismatik909@gmail.com

DO NOT DIVIDE THE DEAD

Jonathan Concepcion

Drama, Period

After the Second World War, the USSR censored all knowledge of the Jewish genocide. A self-hating Soviet Jewish survivor confronts her identity when her last relative, her photojournalist half brother, goes missing while exposing the truth.

Final 50 – UK Film Festival 2018

Quarterfinalist – Shepperton Screenwriting Festival 2020

Quarterfinalist – FInal Draft Big Break 2021

concepcionjonathan3@gmail.com

DRAGONS OF THE GLOAMING

Joel McElvaney

Action/Adventure, Fantasy, Comedy

When a reluctant sister joins her twin brother’s mysterious role-playing game, she and the other players accidentally get transported into the game world and have three days to discover a mystical castle and defeat a deadly dragon or be trapped in the game forever.

Top 5 – Save The Cat! Screenplay Challenge 2021

Semfinalist – Script2Comic 2021

Quarterfinalist – Screencraft Sci-Fi and Fantasy 2021

jdmcelvaney@gmail.com

ELLA

Michael Dean

Crime/Thriller

When a Portland teen puts her trust into the wrong hands to escape a tumultuous home life, an estranged brother agrees to help her seek revenge against those who betrayed her.

Semifinalist – WeScreenplay Feature 2022

Semifinalist – Emerging Screenwriting 2022

Quarterfinalist – Outstanding Screenplays 2022 (pending)

Quarterfinalist – Filmmatic Inroads Fellowship Season 2022

Coverfly Red List – March 2022

dirtydovecreative@gmail.com

GIRL DRINKS VALLEY

Dan Sinclair

Horror/Dramedy

Following her younger sister’s tragic death, a craft beer enthusiast seeks the help of a ghost-hunting social media influencer, to rid her San Fernando Valley apartment of an evil entity. 

seedanwrite@gmail.com

HOUSE DIVIDED

Jamie Bircoll

Horror

During the Civil War, a black Union POW abandons his unit when they rebel against their Confederate guards, only to be recaptured by his comrades. Now, he must work with his former Confederate captors to survive his deranged Union commander and the ancient evil trapped in the prison with them.

Top 9% of all projects on Coverfly

Semifinalist – Screencraft Horror Competition 2022

Quarterfinalist – Austin FIlm Festival 2020

jbircoll@gmail.com

HUSH

David Martin

Horror, Thriller

An emotionally stunted young man is consumed with finding his birth parents in order to help him uncover the truth behind the malevolent spirit he believes is haunting him.

Quarterfinalist – Screencraft Horror

d.martin2012@gmail.com

IGNITION

Steve Looker

Thriller

When a serial bomber targets a bomb disposal expert harbouring a dark secret. She must accept one of the greatest tests of her ability to stop the truth from being uncovered.

ste.shining@ntlworld.com

IT’S OK TO BE KIND

Tom I. Musinguzi

Crime, Drama

A kind, down-to-earth young female surgeon must outrun her arrogant husband and a tough police detective to rescue a13-year-old homeless boy after he is wrongfully accused of street robbery.

mustom321@gmail.com

JARS

Mike Cilano

Horror

An orphaned young woman encounters a mystical sociopath who vaporizes his victims and keeps them in jars.

Quarterfinalist – Screencraft Horror

mikecilano@gmail.com

JASMINE

Unawu Joseph

Drama

After a hospital building collapses from an explosion, an unemployed financial consultant in one continent, encourages a trapped pathologist in another continent through her scariest moments beneath the rubbles of the hospital.

juntishor@gmail.com

KHALID AND THE GREAT BEYOND

Tim Brennan

Comedy

When an atheistic physicist dies, he and the Goddess of Safe Returns must determine why the dead are going to the wrong afterlives and prevent the destruction of reality.

Quarterfinalist – Final Draft Big Break 2021

Semifinalist – Table Read My Screenplay Genre Screenplay Competition Spring 2022

tbrennan75@gmail.com

KINKY GRACE

Mitchell P. Ganem

LGBTQ Romantic Comedy

A lesbian couple engages the services of a sex guru to spice up their love life, with hysterically touching results.

Platinum Award – LGBTQ Unbordered Film Festival 2021

Gold Award – WRPN Women’s International Film Festival 2019

Semi-finalist – Toronto LGBT Film Festival

mitch@tigerwolfpictures.com

KRONOS

Frank Burmaster, Andi Parker, and Tian Theron

Sci-Fi, Action

A traumatised scientist must lead a rescue mission to 65 million BC to prevent a temporal disaster.

tian@tiantheron.com

LITTLE RED

Richard H. Moon

Adventure

A young girl in war-torn 17th century Germany heads out over the hills and through the woods on a mission to save her family, only to face off against a hungry wolf, a dangerous hunter, and family secrets she never suspected.

2nd Rounder – Austin 2020

Semifinalist – Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards 2022

Quarterfinalist – Filmmatic Inroads Fellowship Season 5

richard@moonhillproductions.com

LOLA

Mehul Shah

Historical

After being wrongly arrested, a black transgender prostitute rediscovers her faith in God and humanity after she forges a friendship with the police officer who arrested her, culminating into the riot at Gene Comptons in 1966 San Francisco.

Semifinalist – Final Draft Big Break

Quarterfinalist – WeScreenplay Diverse Voices

mshah972@gmail.com

LOVE IS NOT LIKE A MOVIE

Munsif Husami

Romance/Slice of Life, Short

A narrative take on what enduring love entails and involves, seen through the ebbs and flows of a couple’s daily lives.

munsif.husami@gmail.com

MANNY & FRANNY

Indra Dattagupta & Frances McCoy

Comedy/Drama

A nerdy Indian woman gets hired by the FBI for her hacking skills and goes rogue with a trigger-happy FBI agent to save a kidnapped non-English speaking Bollywood actress.

idattagupta@gmail.com

MATRYOSHKA MAN

Simon Grome

Sci-Fi, Action, Drama

A fearless Moscow journalist wakes up on a plane to Thailand with amnesia and extraordinary powers after a military experiment goes awry. Seeing his role in mitigating a global catastrophe, he gathers a motley tribe to execute a radical plan to save the planet, but first he must protect his newborn child from abduction.

simon@shootasia.com

NATTY LIGHT

Thomas Schrack

Coming-of-age Comedy

A rising high-schooler risks his life and sparks a national emergency trying to impress his older brother at a tie-up boat party before he leaves for college the next day.

A younger Superbad in a coastal town.

thomas.r.schrack@gmail.com

NO HEROES HERE

Clint Williams

Action-Thriller

A combat vet forms an uneasy partnership with Russian mobsters to save his failing lakeside bar, but declares war when the Russians cross the line into human trafficking.

Coverfly Red List – #19 All-time Action Feature

clintwilliams3@gmail.com

NOVUM

Joseph Rhea

Sci-Fi, Drama

As the last descendants of Earth struggle to survive in an aging undersea colony, a troubled young cargo-sub captain must join forces with an untested crew to defeat an ancient enemy that has returned to destroy what’s left of the human race.

Second Rounder – Austin Film Festival 2021

Top 25% – Coverfly

wjrhea@gmail.com

OPAL

Nicholas J. Philippa

Thriller

A struggling miner and her brother win the opal mining lottery when they find a million-dollar opal, but they must escape an isolated outback mine and evade cut-throat thieves, who are hellbent on stealing the opal and ending their lives.

8 – The Blacklist

Quarterfinalist – Gold Coast FIlm Festival 2022

njpwriter@gmail.com

OUT/BREAK

Tapan Sharma

Thriller, Horror, Sci-Fi, Satire

After an African-American man wrongfully convicted of murder breaks out of prison during a mysterious “zombie” outbreak, he sneaks back in to decide where he’s better off.

Finalist/Official Selection – Script Summit 2022

Semifinalist – StoryPros 2021

tapandemonium@gmail.com

PARAGON: ORIGINS

Carlos Ontiveros

Sci-Fi, Action

In order to save his imprisoned father, a shamed outcast must claim a dragon and his rightful place in the Combat Dragon League to avenge his family and clear his father’s name.

realcarlosonti@gmail.com

PECULIAR TASTE

Philip C. Sedgwick & Leslie Lilywhite

Horror

A TV food host at a festival discovers there’s something “special” in the corn chips that’s giving everyone around her a nasty hunger… and she might be on the menu. 

Official Selection – Burbank Film Festival 2022

Official Selection – Southeast Regional Film Festival 2022

Top Ten – Phoenix Film Festival 2013

Semi-Finalist – Rhode Island International Film Festival (Oscar-Qualifying festival) 2016

philip@philipcsedgwick.com

PIECE OF MINDS

Bobby Alonzo

Psychological Thriller, Horror

Seeking a cure for Alzheimer’s, a devoted geriatrician-in-training acts on his morbid obsession of beheading elderly men and studying their brains for research.

Semifinalist – Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards Fall ’21

Quarterfinaslit – WeScreenplay Feature Contest 2022

Quarterfinalist – Filmmatic Horror Screenplay Awards (Season 6)

bobby.s.alonzo@gmail.com

PRODIGAL

Gerald Hanks

Faith, Family, Drama

A white pastor in a Black Atlanta church must face down a rival pastor who threatens to reveal a secret from his past.

Winner – Kairos Prize for Spiritually Uplifting Screenplays 2021

Coverfly’s THE RED LIST – 2021

Official Selection – Texas Faith and Family Film Festival 2021

Semifinalist – Faith Fest Screenplay Competition 2021

storyintoscreenplayblog@gmail.com

RED BANNER, WHITE TAIGA

Sebastien Basset

Historical drama

In revolutionary Russia, a naïve young bureaucrat is assigned to oversee the collectivization of a remote Siberian village terrorized by bandits.

sebastienbasset98@gmail.com

ROSE-COLORED GLASSES

Adrian Prospero

Revenge Dark Comedy

After being betrayed by her ex-BFF, a cynical doomsdayer discovers the world is ending and decides to travel across the country to take revenge for total satisfaction before armageddon strikes.

If LADYBIRD was a revenge tale.

Winner – Roadmap Writers JumpStart 2021

Coverfly Top 1%

Semifinalist – Script Pipeline Competition 2021

Semifinalist – Shore Scripts Competition 2021

prospero.adrian@gmail.com

RUN THROUGH THE JUNGLE

Steve Hanisch

Comedy

In this parody of Apocalypse Now, an uber-macho soldier and his ragtag team of buffoons are sent upriver to find an intelligence operative.

Winner – 22nd LA Comedy Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Winner, Best Unproduced Screenplay – 6th Northeast Film Festival

Honorable Mention – 9th Los Angeles Film and Script Festival

stevehanisch1@gmail.com

SCARLET SEAS

J.C. Young

Action-Adventure

Father and daughter monster hunters pursue a fugitive vampire to the New World, but when pirates plunder the ship ferrying her coffin, they unleash her blood-thirst on the Caribbean.

Finalist – Coverfly Pitch Week – Spring 2022

3x Coverfly Red List Selection

Semifinalist – Filmmatic Horror Screenplay Awards, Season 6

Semifinalist – Pitch Now Screenplay Compettion, 3rd Season

Semifinalist – Creative Screenwriting Unique Voices

writer.jcyoung@yahoo.com

SCORCHED LANDS

Christian Moldes

Neo-Western Crime Thriller

A midnight cattle robbery provokes a god-fearing rancher and his family to take extraordinary measures against corrupt officials who seek to sabotage the local cartel.

Top 20% Western Coverfly

Quarterfinalist – BlueCat 2019

Second Rounder – Austin Film Festival 2021

7 average score on The Black List

moldes15@gmail.com

SCREAMPLAY

Mark Wesley

Comedy, Horror

Possessed by warring gods, a naive screenwriter’s heist script sends a gang of thieves into a terrifying underworld. Can she write a way out, or will each new page take them deeper into the land of the dead?

markwesley13@gmail.com

SCREW

Kamran Ali

Horror, Thriller

When FARC militants kidnap his pregnant wife, a Bangladeshi refugee navigates the treacherous Darien Gap to rescue her, slowly descending into madness as he realises something more sinister stalks the murky shadows of the jungle…

Finalist – Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards Winter 2021

Quarterfinalist – Industrial Scripts – The TITAN Awards 2021

Quarterfinalist – Final Draft – Big Break 2021

Quarterfinalist – Filmmatic Horror Screenplay Awards Season 6

kali2011@live.co.uk

SINGULAR

Matheus H. Macedo

Romance, Comedy, Drama

A night of chance meetings between an ensemble of early-to-mid 30’s friends and strangers trying to move on, move ahead, some lost, some stuck, some masking. New and old love collide as confrontation, conversation, music, dance, and ultimately, transformation swirl in this neon-soaked, single-night story.

mhmacedo85@gmail.com

SLAYCATION

Ryan Malik

Horror, Mystery

A forgotten 1980s Scream Queen is shoved back into the limelight when she helps solve a series of murders based on the horror movie that ended her career.

theaterfilms@icloud.com

SLUSH

T.J. Peters & KayDee Kersten

Comedy

Two marketing executives for the holiday movie industry find themselves lost in an endless loop of Christmas cliches and can only escape once they’ve found true love.

Semifinalist – The Script Lab

Second Rounder – Austin Film Festival

Quarterfinalist – Filmmatic

Top 5% on Coverfly

tpetersccc@gmail.com

SPIELBERG’S JAWS

Bradford N. Smith

Drama

Production of Hollywood’s first summer blockbuster steers a future film legend into troubled waters.

Finalist – Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Finalist, Emerging Screenwriters – Genre Screenplay Competition

Quarterfinalist – Shore Scripts Feature Contest

bradfordnsmith@gmail.com

STRIKE TEAM ELFA

Matthew Rodgers

Christmas Kids Action Comedy

After being told by her mother she’s not ready to lead Santa’s elite North Pole special ops team, a maverick hotshot is desperate to prove herself by single-handedly defeating a threat the North Pole hasn’t faced in a thousand years.

mj.rodgersthefirst@gmail.com

STUDS

Adrienne Thorne

Comedy, Romantic Comedy

A gorgeous twenty-something must fight through sexism to keep her job in the male-dominated world of bull stud sales, while falling for the macho new-hire brought on to replace her.

Quarterfinalist – Academy Nicholl Fellowship

Semifinalist – Scriptapalooza

Quarterfinalist – Screencraft Screenwriting Fellowship

thorneadrienne@gmail.com

THE DEAD RINGER

Suzanne Lutas

Action, Thriller

Inspired by true events, this is the story of an illegal immigrant whose uncanny resemblance to the mistress of a ruthless London-based Chinese Triad boss makes her the perfect candidate for a MI5 mission: infiltrate the gang and bring them down.

Winner – Wiki Screenplay Contest October 2020

Semifinalist – PAGE Awards International 2015

Semifinalist – Creative World Awards

Semifinalist – Screencraft Action & Thriller

suzannebl@mail.pf

THE DIARY OF MELVIN SANBORN

Lewis Leslie

Psychological Thriller

As he struggles to adapt to a new family, young Melvin is tormented by the monster that murdered his parents. He must find a way to defeat the beast, and convince his foster parents that he hasn’t completely lost his grip on reality.

lldreamhero@gmail.com

THE DRIVE TO KILL

Joseph Bianco

Thriller

When a random act of ride-share violence destroys his life, a man in recovery struggles to choose between faith and forgiveness or a past life of violence and retribution towards the industry he holds responsible.

My novel of the same name which the screenplay is based off of, won week 9 in Taleflicks Discovery contest – https://taleflick.com/pages/discovery-winners

joebianco@thedrivetokill.com

THE FUNNY FARM

Robert Ward

Horror

An indestructible, wisecracking demon terrorizes and kills the parents of a farm girl who hides in a bolted cellar… but after the demon extricates her, he falls in love with her while she figures out the way to kill him.

Finalist – Script Summit 2019

2nd Place – Best Feature Script – Hollywood Horrorfest 2019

Winner – Filmmatice Horror Screenplay Award 2019

Nominee – Best Horror Screenplay – iHorror 2017

Grand Prize – Horror – Hollywood Screenwriting Contest 2016

rward@got.net

THE LAST PRIEST

Brian Mulligan

Drama, Faith-based

Berlin 1938. The Catholic Church makes a deal with the devil and a reluctant 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 Screenwriting Fellowship 2021

Top 15% – The Academy Nicholl Fellowship 2021

Quarterfinalist – The Script Lab – TSL Free Screenplay Contest 2021

Quarterfinalist – TIROTA FINISH LINE SOCIAL IMPACT SCRIPT COMPETITION 2021

bmull863@gmail.com

THE LAST TRAVELERS

Darrell McGregor

Action, Adventure

When an intrepid archaeologist on the hunt for a mythical artifact is kidnapped by a ruthless billionaire, her estranged husband assembles a motley team and crosses the globe to save her, but gets more than he bargained for when pursued by an elite team of mercenaries on the way to uncovering an ancient mystery.

Quarterfinalist – Nicholl Fellowships 2021

Quarterfinalist – PAGE International Screenwriting Award 2021

Quarterfinalist – Final Draft Big Break 2021

Quarterfinalist – ScreenCraft Action & Adventure 2021

darrell.mcgregor@gmail.com

THE LAST UNICORN OF AMBROSIA

Scott Carroll

Fantasy/Adventure

In the magical but troubled Land of Ambrosia, a teenage farm-boy must save the mythical night-sky unicorn from a tyrant King hunting the creature and who wants to use its powers to raise the dead and conquer the world.

sc4341905@yahoo.com

THE MERMAID MURDER

Eileen Montague

Thriller

After surviving an abusive relationship, a lonely chef meets the new guy in town and finally starts dating again, but when dead bodies start turning up, she worries her new beau might be a serial killer. 

e.monty@hotmail.com

THE PRINCE OF WALGROVE MANOR

Phillip E. Hardy

Character-Driven Dramedy

A young male rocker plays with local bands, works a white-collar job, consults a therapist, and dates multiple women until two of his girlfriends collide at a party, and one pulls a gun.

Winner, Honorable Mention – Best Comedy Screenplay, Los Angeles Film Awards

Winner – Best Feature Screenplay, Florence Film Awards

Winner – Best Unproduced Screenplay, New Filmmakers Austin

Winner – Best Action Screenplay, Mount Fuji International Film Festival

Winner – Best Screenplay, Waikiki Beach International Film Festival

phillip_hrdy@yahoo.com

THE RED THIRST

Anthony Mariani

Supernatural Thriller

After her murder, an Irish woman takes on the role of the dreaded Dearg Due, a time-traveling vengeful supernatural creature who stops perverse men from committing crimes against women.

marianifilms@gmail.com

THE RICKETY MAN

Jeremiah Lewis

Horror

Haunted by her sins and the death of her sister, a disgraced London socialite returns to her family’s country manor only to find her guilt has conjured something terrifying deep in the woods–and in herself.

Semifinalist – Table Read My Screenplay Genre Screenplay Competition, Spring 2022

Stage 32 OWA pick – May 2022

jeremiah.lewis@gmail.com

THE SALEM WITCHES

Brian Smith

Teen Drama

After discovering that her ambitious mother is going to make her kill a man in order to complete her training, a teenage witch devises a dangerous plan to escape her mother’s clutches.

briansmi71@gmail.com

THE TENETS OF FEAR

Allison Hanna

Horror, Drama

After renting out some rooms to make ends meet, a bereaved horror author must venture into a world of his own stories when an ominous monster from his worst nightmares kidnaps his new tenants.

alliegateau91@gmail.com

THE TENTH ROUND

Stephanie Bianca

Sports Drama

When a young boxer paralyzes a former world champion, both lives are nearly destroyed until a stunning moment of violence inspires an unlikely friendship that pulls them from the brink.

stephanie.k.bianca@gmail.com

THOMAS/THOMASINE

Evan Garrone

Historical, Drama, War

In 1603 an intersex person is born in Newcastle England. They were raised as a girl, went to war as a man, and were persecuted in Jamestown Virginia for being both. Based on a true story.

Semifinalist, ScreenCraft True Story & Public Domain Competition 2022

Top 15% – 2021 Nicholl Fellowship

Semifinalist – Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards Summer 2021

Quarterfinalist – ScreenCraft True Story & Public Domain Competition 2021

egarrone107@gmail.com

TONY AND ANNETTE

Daisy Eagan

Comedy – short

An aging cabaret duo finally get discovered…by Gen Z.

Best Short Comedy Script – Hollywood Shorts Festival

Best Short Script – Royal Wolf Film Award

Best Short Script – Pinnacle Film Awards

Finalist – Pasadena Film Festival

Finalist –  The Monthly Film Festival

daisyeagan@gmail.com

TURNTABLES

Ryan Greenwood

Drama

When the master tapes of an indie rock band’s sophomore album disappear, lead singer Anna must overcome mutiny in the band’s ranks and find a way to deliver a follow-up album to the record label or face embarrassment and emotional ruin.

ryancgreenwood@gmail.com

VALLEY OF THE SHADOW

Logan Shaw

Crime, Drama, Thriller

After a bank robbery goes wrong, an ex-cop-turned-thief carjacks a down-on-her-luck transgender woman and holds her hostage in a desperate escape attempt… until they become partners. 

8 on the Blacklist

Finalist – SWN Screenwriter’s Network 2022

Semifinalist – ISA Table Read My Screenplay 2022

Semifinalist – Outstanding Screenplay Contest 2022

Top 50 – Roadmap Writer’s Top Tier Competition 2022

sloganshaw@gmail.com

WASTERS

David Rattray

Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

When a fast food worker discovers that his favourite video game is ‘real’ and he’s been unwittingly controlling deadly assassins for a secret government agency, he must become the ultimate secret agent to stop the villains, save the world and find love.

Quarterfinalist – Scriptapalooza

Quarterfinalist – Screencraft Action/Thriller 2021

Quarterfinalist – Table Read My Screenplay Action

dave@daverattray.com

WE DON’T SMILE ANYMORE

Leah Simmons

Thriller

A career-driven woman is dragged by her husband to an exclusive couple’s retreat where she discovers their relationship is the center of a charismatic cult leader’s plot for political domination.

THE STEPFORD WIVES + THE INVITATION

lsimmons.johnstone@gmail.com

WORKING MOTHER, QUEEN OF SPACE!

Simon Josiffe

Action, Dramedy

A working single mother struggles to raise her daughter and run her business, as she is also the exiled queen of an alien reptile people. It’s a busy life.

simonjosiffe@hotmail.com

YOUNG FAMILY VACAY

Michael Samonek

Family, Adventure, Comedy

When a dysfunctional family gets lost on a road trip in Florida, mom and dad accidentally drink from the lost fountain of youth and wake up the same age as their tween kids! Now they have to learn to work together to survive the swamps, gators, giant bugs, and a creepy weirdo who is out to get them.

samonek@gmail.com

TELEVISION

ANONYMOUS

Porsha Addison

Dark Comedy

A suicidal man, fed up with his own mediocrity, receives an opportunity to gain purpose when he agrees to help the stranger who saved his life plot revenge on those that ruined hers.

Top 10 Genre Finalist – Comedy, Creative Screenwriting Unique Voices

Finalist – Filmmatic TV Pilot Awards

Finalist – The Breakk Competition 

Semi-Finalist – Fade In TV Awards 

porshawrites@gmail.com

BABY MAKES…FOUR

Rachel Aparicio

30-minute Dramedy

A mid-30s couple trying to get pregnant impulsively have a threesome with the husband’s best friend and must deal with the fall-out long after. 

rachelaparicio@gmail.com

BENSON & BREMER

John Kirkman

Historical, Musical Drama

Los Angeles 1941, a young radio writer and wannabe actress leverage a lucky break into their own radio show, all while struggling against their growing feelings for each other and the chaos of world events.

Top 50 – Roadmap Writers Top Tier Competition

jhkirkman@gmail.com

BLACK WOLVES

Sophia Baratti

Drama, Thriller

A group of freshmen selected for their prestigious university’s secret society are put to the test by its egotistical leader and the increasingly dangerous tasks they must complete in order to gain admittance.

sabaratti@gmail.com

BURN

Philippe Bowgen

30min comedy, LGBQTIA+, workplace

It’s not fitness, it’s life. Except when fitness IS your life. So when three group fitness instructors are suddenly fired from a celebrity Manhattan gym chain, they decide to conquer the very industry that’s paid their bills with hilarious consequences in this comedy about entrepreneurship and identity.

Finalist – Sundance New Voices

Top 3 – Nashville Film Festival

Finalist – Willamette Writers TVLab

philippe.bowgen@gmail.com

CANUSA STREET

Zack Morrison

Comedy, ½-hour single-cam

In a small town absurdly cut in half by the Canadian border, a jaded US Border Patrol agent solves local cases while engaging in a rivalry with her overachieving counterpart in the Canadian Mounties: her twin sister.

Best Comedy Teleplay – Catalyst Content Festival (formerly known as “ITV Fest”)

Finalist – Nantucket Screenwriters Colony

Finalist – Richmond International Film Festival

zmorrison18@gmail.com

CASUS BELLI

Kathryn Orwig

Historical Crime Mystery, 1-hour serialized TV, premium cable

In the midst of WWI, when the head of the Vincenzio Mafia is murdered by an inside man, his squeamish younger brother must uncover the murderer among them – the only catch is, he’s gotta suss out the killer on the battlefield as the mafiosos have been drafted.

BOARDWALK EMPIRE on the battlefields of WWI

Winner – Best Crime TV Script – Los Angeles Crime and Horror Film Festival 2021

Top 50 – Roadmap Top Tier 2021/2022

Top 50 – ISA Fast Track 2022

Quarterfinalist – WeScreenplay Diverse Voices Fall 2022

Quarterfinalist – The Script Lab – TSL Free Screenplay Contest 2022

kathrynorwigauthor@gmail.com

CHARLIE AND THE UNEXPLAINED

Eric La Febre

Sci-Fi, Adventure, Comedy

A coming of age mystery about a conspiracy obsessed teenager who suddenly unlocks a secret to the universe.

Best Television Script – Prague International Film Awards 2022

Best Television Pilot – Chicago Script Awards 2021

Official selection – Bloodstained Indie Film Festival 2021

elamakesthings@gmail.com

CLOCKING OUT

Michael Malone & Wolfe McReady

Drama, Thriller

What happens when the Grim Reaper wants to retire? Mort has been taking souls since the beginning of time. Finding himself overworked, under-appreciated, and emotionally drained, he decides to find a replacement and a way to escape the great beyond without The Council finding out.

malonecomedy@gmail.com

CONFESSIONS OF A PRIMARY SCHOOL TEACHER

Georgia Cooney

Comedy

Being a primary school teacher is meant to be easy! However, Lottie quickly finds out the meaning behind the saying “Never work with a children or animals!” 

georgiacooney1@gmail.com

CREATURES: MYTH MAGIC MUTANT

Marquis Carter

Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Drama

Born and raised in the state of New Xerica Matteo suddenly finds himself forced to live in a secret village, home to magical creatures after a fight with the Army Generals son. While trying to find answers to why his mother relocated him Matteo uncovers his connection to the village.

marquis.carter717@gmail.com

CTHULHU RISING

Jeff Carpenter

Dark Fantasy, Weird War, Mystery

In 1942, when a Tokyo fortune-teller foresees the destruction of Japan at the hands of American atomic warfare, he must find a way to convince the Imperial Navy to investigate ancient ruins on a remote Pacific Island to uncover a counter-weapon. But what he doesn’t predict may unleash something far worse.

jeffkantoku@yahoo.ca

DAISY CHAIN

Francisco Castro

Crime, Suspense

In a small Arizona town, a mysterious double-homicide reconnects two women — a Filipina deputy and a Caucasian store owner, high school nemesis back in the day — and throws them into a massive conspiracy led by a reclusive billionaire who plans to alter the fate of the planet.

Finalist – Stowe Story Labs/New Mexico New Voices

Quarterfinalist – Emerging Screenwriters Sci-Fi & Fantasy

ffcastro1016@gmail.com

DANGEROUS HOUSEWIVES

Chip Riggs

Spy Thriller/Action

One cul-de-sac in a small Southern town hides the CIA’s most dangerous killers, but when they’re betrayed by one of their own, the wives of Foxglove Lane will have to use all their deadly skills to save everything they hold dear.

chipriggsfiction@gmail.com

DOUGHVILLE

Asante Ace Robinson

Urban

During the opioid drug epidemic, the small USA fictional town of Doughville becomes a hotspot for “out of towners” from city to sell drugs for high prices, sending Doughville and its residents into some place never seen before.

acerobinson05@gmail.com

ELYSIA

Adriana Laplanche

Fantasy, Action

Years after being smuggled into the brutal nation of Elysia, a young woman joins the hunt for a missing girl with the hopes of buying her way home – but discovers all is not what it seems.

adrianalaplanche@gmail.com

ESOTERICA

Stephen Saleh

Magical Realism, Drama

A team of occult consultants face a battle for their very existence when they are targeted for their enigmatic leader’s centuries-old alchemical research by a sinister character from his past.

Runner-up – Scriptwriters and Co International Festival

stephensaleh@yahoo.co.uk

EXIT STRATEGY

Phil Norris

Buddy Heist, Drama, Urban Fantasy 

When you’re down on your luck planning to steal a super yacht probably isn’t your first choice solution. Especially if you’ve never done a dishonest thing in your life.

Full script reading for BBC Writers Academy

philnorris363@gmail.com

GET BY

Paul Kitala

Comedy, Drama

Five toxically co-dependent and selfishly motivated friends get into various misadventures in Nairobi, Kenya.

kitalabpm@gmail.com

GOFER BROKE

Katie Canty

Single Camera Comedy

A workplace comedy about the office production staff of a network television show. The PA’s and production staff must strive to overcome the challenges of working on location in the rural outskirts of Hollywood while struggling to appease the high-maintenance writers and VIP’S of the show.

Based on my real-life experience working as a PA in the 90’s for a top-rated CBS show. 

katiecanty@msn.com

HOMETOWN REPORT

Collin Lieberg

1-hour Drama

After the death of her superstar ex-boyfriend, an ambitious political reporter must investigate by returning to the small hometown that shunned her, navigating the simmering tensions of a community in mourning, a corrupt politician, and a secret that could scandalize it to the core.

Second Round – ISA Fast Track Fellowship

collin.lieberg@gmail.com

KINGKILLER

Adeleke Kayode

Fantasy

Vowing to fulfill the dying wish of his mentor, an adventurous man journeys to find his place in the world as he searches for a mysterious book with connections to mythical warriors that may be more fact than fiction.

ravenkid5115@gmail.com

KYLA’S WAR

Hank Isaac

Drama, Historical, Action-Adventure

A twelve-year-old girl is the pampered pigtailed daughter of a respected surgeon by day and, by night, a WWII Resistance fighter who is quickly becoming the scourge of the Third Reich.

Winner – Best TV Pilot – Wiki: The World’s Fastest Screenplay Competition

Coverfly – Top 2%

Winner – Best Script – North American Film Awards

Finalist – Inroads Screenwriting Fellowship

2nd rounder – Austin Film Festival Screenwriting Competition

pointsource@gmail.com

MARRIAGE IS A JOKE

Lauren Schwein

½-hour Comedy

Best friends, Mike and Lauren (gay and straight respectively), decide to get married as a joke to mock the institution of marriage and celebrate their unique friendship after their friends harangue them about their lack of focus on their futures.

Winner – Stage 32 TV Comedy Screenwriting Contest 2021

Finalist – Script Summit Screenplay Contest 2021

Quarterfinalist – Creative Screenwriting Unique Voice Screenplay Competition 2022

lschwein@gmail.com

METAMORPHS

Abi Hindle

Sci-Fi

After Irene Quarrington, a philanthropic socialite, learns of a viral infection altering her body, she and her similarly affected friends set out on a quest to figure out what is going on, navigate life with their newfound abilities, and manage their brand new metamorphoses.

abihindle95@gmail.com

PEMBROOK

L.E. Coleman

Sci-Fi, Action, Drama

After finding out the Agency lied to him about his mother’s death, a confused and angry CIA agent with strange paranormal powers goes rogue to find her and must evade his former team, who stop at noting to keep the two apart.

Quarterfinalist – StoryPros Awards 2022

Quarterfinalist – Filmmatic Inroads Fellowship – Season 5

Official Selection – Script Summit 2022 (still in consideration)

lecoleman54@gmail.com

POSERS

Jason Schuster, Chrystopher Smith, Bailor Ellison

Comedy

Los Angeles, 1994; a disconnected teen, rocked by the economic demise of his family’s animatronic business, seeks solace in a used record store.

Quarterfinalist – ScreenCraft TV Pilot Script Competition 2021

jasonschust@gmail.com

PRIVATE SCHOOL PUERTO RICAN

Gilbert X. Hernandez

Comedy, Drama

A young Puerto Rican from the Bronx, that is being raised by a single teenage mother realizes that his scholarship to a fancy elite Manhattan private school causes a lot more problems than it solves. 

gilxhernandez@gmail.com

PROFIT

John Dorsey

Action, Adventure

Israel Rhone, a small time magician and conman stumbles onto a Golden Tablet that will lead him to founding his own religion and maybe unleash Lovecraftian Gods.

Winner – San Francisco International Screenwriting Festival

Quarterfinalist –  Final Draft Big Break 2020

Top 100 (Feature or TV Pilot) – Table Read My Screenplay Genre Screenplay Competition Austin 2021

johndorseyiv@gmail.com

QUEEN OF CUPS

Ronald V. Micci

Comedy

A tarot-reading young secretary attempts to guide the failing architectural firm for which she works back to prosperity after it fires its workforce and merges offices with a lingerie company whose female head has the hots for her boss.

#1 in top 100 TV scripts on StoryGo.io

rvmicci@yahoo.com

SIA (SUPERHERO INSURANCE AGENCY)

Zanni

Dramedy

When her hated rival is beating her to the most valuable assets, a cynical insurance agent pushes the boundaries to sign high risk/high reward clients and save her struggling superhero insurance agency.

Quarterfinalist, The Script Lab – TSL Free Screenplay Contest 2022

onlyzanni@gmail.com

SLIM CHANCE

Erick Buckley

Fantasy, Comedy

A hapless, middle-aged, comic book store owner on the verge of losing his business, his home, and his kids, must deal with suddenly becoming the Avatar of Eris, Greek Goddess of Chaos and being thrust into a world he has no business being in.

Quarterfinalist – Emerging Screenwriters SciFi/Fantasy

erickbuckley@gmail.com

SON OF A PREACHER MAN

Charlie Newell

Dramedy

A middle son must navigate the throes of adolescence in a hyper-religious environment where the holy and the profane threaten to tear his family apart.

charliedavidnewell@gmail.com

SPECULATION

Kitanya Harrison

Drama

When a former executive at a lucrative investment bank is accused of stealing their high-speed trading software, a group of journalists and  FBI agents struggle to expose the deep web of fraud and corruption at the heart of one of America’s most powerful institutions.

8 & 9 on The Black List

kitanya.harrison@gmail.com

THE ASH PIT

Cat Muir

Psychological Thriller

When a child is found dead in the woods, a 70 year old, retired detective must revisit her last, unsolved case and face the woman who almost destroyed her before time runs out for them all.

cat_muir@yahoo.com

THE CHOSEN FAMILY

Alex Seligson

½ hour comedy

An LGBTQ Family sitcom- The Chosen Family is a glimpse into the lives of Ron and Sanjay Chosen, their children, and their new friends as they raise their families in sunny, heterosexual Florida.

Finalist – Nickelodeon Writing Program

Quarterfinalist – Inroads Fellowship

Quarterfinalist – TSL Free Screenplay Contest

Quarterfinalist (pending) – Scriptation

Quarterfinalist – WeScreenplay Diverse Voices

alexseligsohn@yahoo.com

THE KREWE

Guy Crawford

Drama

After her daughter is shot, father arrested, a biracial single mother takes control of her family’s empires on both sides of the law to protect not only their lives but also their fortune from the FBI who wants to throw them in prison and the good old boys’ network who wants to steal it all.

guyc2_2000@yahoo.com

THE LADY ALMONER

Lynsey Cullen

Historical Drama

Grieving the death of her fiancé, the first hospital social worker in Britain Miss Mary Stewart thinks she’s lost everything, until she’s faced with those who have nothing. London, 1895. 

lynseytcullen@gmail.com

THE PEACEMAKER

Jaye Blohm, J.R. Blomberg, & Michael G. Willis

Action, Thriller. Drama

Two arch enemies, both assassins, must put aside their deadly past to defeat a greater evil, an elusive entity known only as The Peacemaker…that is if they don’t kill each other first.

Based on characters and events from The Peacemaker series created by best-selling author Blair Howard.

jayeblohm.writer@gmail.com

jrblomberg75@gmail.com

mgwwrites@gmail.com

THE RIGHT CLOSET

Melissa Price

Sociopolitical farce, dramedy, LGBT

Archenemies, a famous Latino drag queen and a loathsome anti-LGBT congressman survive a plane crash only to awaken with amnesia as best friends and allies determined to transform the world for the better—together.

drmelissaprice@aol.com

THE SUNFLOWER SOLDIER

Jason Inman

Drama, Neo-Western

After returning home to his family’s farm after he’s discharged from the U.S. army, a man discovers there’s a human trafficking operation being run out of a nearby ranch so he uses his military expertise and the help of an old friend to put it out of business.

jasonwilliaminman@gmail.com

VOYEUSE

Zanna Cardash

Drama, Thriller

Despite discovering she’s the star of an incriminating sex film, a vulnerable teenager vows to save her narcissistic film director lover after she reveals her desire to take a stranger’s life – then her own.

Finalist/Top 50 – ISA Fast Track Fellowship

Winner – Best Pilot Screenplay, Olympus Film Festival LA

Winner – Best TV Series Pilot Screenplay, New Renaissance Film Festival

Winner – Best Pilot Screenplay, Out Of The Can Festival

Semifinalist – Emerging Screenwriters Genre Competition

words@zannac.co.uk

WHITE ORCHID

Alex Vaz

Drama, 30-minute

An orphaned daughter of the Vietnam War travels to America in search of her estranged mother, where she must defeat the forces of evil that have enslaved the local Vietnamese community with drugs and sex trafficking, in order to create that bond with the woman she never knew. 

drvaz801@yahoo.com

YOU’RE KILLING ME, MA!

Cody James Ong & Mark Gonzales

Comedy, Dark Comedy, Slapstick

A young Boston detective can’t catch a break and lives at home with his mother who’s secretly a serial killer.

Serial Mom meets Frasier.

Finalist – Writer’s Duet 48 Hour Contest 2021

codyong22@gmail.com

One week!

Just seven days to go until the Maximum Z Summer ’22 Script Showcase is up!

There’s still time to send in your spec screenplay or TV script to be included, preferably by Wednesday June 22nd at the very latest.

Send the following info here with the subject “Maximum Z Summer ’22 Script Showcase”:

Film or TV

Title

Author

Genre(s)

Logline

Awards (up to 5)

Your email

Two caveats:

DO NOT SEND THE SCRIPT

and

ONLY ONE SUBMISSION PER PERSON

Really looking forward to posting this and helping spread the word about so many great-sounding scripts.

Hey writers!! T- minus…

That’s how long until the great unveiling of the Maximum Z Summer ’22 Script Showcase (June 24th, with a deadline of the 22nd, so mark those calendars!)

As of this writing, 51 screenplays (including several shorts) and 35 TV pilots have been submitted. As you’d expect with this large a collection, a wide variety of genres is represented.

I’ve been asked more than a few times why I’m doing this, what benefit I get, and who’s going to see it.

The first two are easy. I do this because I think it’s great to promote the work of other writers. I’m not asking for any kind of fee or “I did this for you, so now you can do this for me”-type scenarios.

(I will, however, humbly ask that you check out my book to consider for purchasing. Link over there to your right –>>)

As for who’s going to see it…that’s a little tougher to say.

It really comes down to how many people promote it. I do that as much as I can on a few social media platforms, and if your script is included in the list, highly recommend you do the same. Nothing wrong with tooting one’s own horn. The more eyes we can get on this thing, the more interest it can generate.

Also once again- if any of the scripts really grabs you or sounds like something you think you’d be interested in reading, CONTACT THE WRITER!! I’ve done that for a few, and the writers were more than happy to send their script.

So for those who might have missed it, here’s how it works.

Send the following info here with the subject ‘Maximum Z Summer ’22 Script Showcase’:

Film or TV?

Title

Author

Genre(s)

Logline

Awards (if any, and a limit of 5)

Your email

DO NOT SEND THE SCRIPT!!

ONLY 1 SCRIPT PER PERSON

Also – short scripts are more than welcome, and it’s preferred for TV writers to send in original material, rather than scripts for pre-existing shows.

As mentioned before, the deadline for sending in is Wednesday, June 22nd, with the final list posted on Friday, June 24th, so don’t put it off until the last minute.

Still plenty of spaces available.

Calling all writers of film & television!!

As has been written about many a time on this platform, I’m a huge supporter of helping writers out when I can, especially when it comes to promoting their own material.

Which is why a few years ago I created The Maximum Z Script Showcase; a twice-a-year post that lists film and television spec scripts writers have sent in with the intention of letting the rest of the world know about them. Each listing includes the basic information about each script (genre, logline, awards, etc.), as well as the writer’s email in case it piques your interest and you’d like to contact them about reading it.

So I’m proud to announce that the door is now open to submit your script to the Summer ’22 edition, slated to post on Friday, June 24th.

Interested in having yours included? Here’s all you need to do:

Email the following info about your script with the subject “Maximum Z Summer ’22 Script Showcase” here:

-Film or TV?

-Title

-Author(s)

-Genre(s)

-Logline

-Awards (if applicable) – 5 at the most

-your email

And that’s it.

Two VERY important details to keep in mind:

-DO NOT SEND THE SCRIPT!!!

Just the info listed above. Nothing else.

-and-

ONLY ONE SCRIPT PER PERSON. No exceptions.

New scripts are highly encouraged, but it’s still okay to send in one that’s been featured in a previous edition.

Submissions will be accepted until Thursday, June 23rd. After that and you’re out of luck.

Maximum Z Autumn ’21 Script Showcase

I’ve always been a big believer in supporting the writing community, and wanted to offer up the opportunity for as many writers as possible to put their material on full display for all to see. While there may be other sites that do this – most for a small fee, I thought it would be nice to do something similar – and for free.

Think of this as another tool in your personal kit of marketing materials. This is your chance to shine a spotlight on your script. Spread the word. Post the link. Toot that horn, and do it proudly.

What you will find below is a virtual treasure trove of material of 34 screenplays and 18 TV scripts. 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.

Something grabs your attention or piques your interest? The writer’s email is right there for you to click on and tell them “I’d like to read your script.” Maybe they’ll ask to read something of yours.

This is what networking and establishing professional relationships is all about.

So settle in and take a look around. Bet you find a script or three you like.

(And as long as I’ve got your attention, feel free to hit the ‘like’ button way down at the bottom of this post. Maybe even take it one step further and start following this blog. Management is dangling some enticing incentives for an uptick in numbers.)

FILM

AFTER EVER AFTER

David Schwartz

Animated Family Fantasy-Comedy

A royal princess has two weeks to rescue her prince from a powerful warlock, or else her sister will take over as Queen.

david@davidschwartzconsulting.com

ANNA’S EVERY-VERSE

Brian Tuttle

Drama

When a risk-averse accountant hits her head at work, she suddenly finds that every time she opens a new door, she steps into one of a dozen alternate versions of her life. She realizes the only way to get home is to keep opening doors, even if it means confronting every fear she’s ever had.

8 on The Black List

briantuttle11@gmail.com

AN UNDOCUMENTED RUMOR

Philip C. Sedgwick

Action-Adventure/Border Drama

A journalist for an US-based Arabian TV network heads to the Arizona border to sleuth out a rumor regarding a terrorist attack formulating in Mexico. When the rumor proves true, the reporter enlists a most unlikely team to intercept the attack and take on the even more unlikely forces behind the operation.

Best Original Screenplay, Burbank Film Festival, 2016

Best Feature Screenplay, San Antonio Film Festival, 2019

Official Selection, San Pedro Film Festival, 2019

Finalist, Official Selection, Beverly Hills Film Festival, 2016

Finalist, Hollywood Screenplay Contest, 2016

philip@philipcsedgwick.com

BANGK!

Mark Wesley

Crime/Heist/Thriller

A charismatic hustler devises a high-risk scheme to con the Bank of England into moving gold bullion to a location that’s easier to rob – if the New York mob don’t kill him first.

Quarterfinalist – 2020 Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards

markwesley13@gmail.com

BLACK OMERTA

Victer A. Levell

Drama

A corrupt Marine Corps Officer / Investment Banker with an old school Black and Italian upbringing reflecting on the origin and consequences of his actions after Federal conviction. Hiding in plain sight his entire career with Black Panther Party, and Gambino Crime Family affiliations. Living with a dark family secret, child abuse, and teenage PTSD results growing up into an adult broken with a Machiavellianism dark side.

usmc4457@gmail.com

CALYPSO

Fiona Faith Ross

Supernatural Thriller

When Granddad dies, a bereaved young American woman travels to the ‘old country’ to find her last living relative, an aunt who insists she is the immortal sea-goddess, Calypso.

Best Feature Screenplay – May/June 2021 round, Pinnacle Film Awards, LA

fionafaithross@gmail.com

DRAWING DEAD

Kelly Parks

Horror

Six poker pros tricked into a game of Texas Hold’em with The Devil must win or die.

2nd Rounder – Austin Film Festival

Top 25% – Coverfly

Quarterfinalist – 2021 Emerging Screenwriters Genre Competition

kelly.parks@gmail.com

FORSAKEN

Jeffrey Stackhouse and Wendy Lashbrook

Action-Adventure/Horror

A Confederate officer rides an urgent trail when the shocking brutality of a Black family found slaughtered forces him to choose a path of blood-soaked retribution, with only an adolescent Black girl as an ally.

PAGE Awards – Bronze Award – Action-Adventure

shadowlandonline.net

stackk@usa.com

FREEDOM FORT

Clint Williams

Historical Action-Adventure

Following the War of 1812,  withdrawing British forces turn over a fort and its armory to former slaves and Native Americans. But calls for an assault by the U.S. Army threaten the thriving community.

Winner – Final Draft Big Break – Historical/Period

Grand Prize Winner – Write/LA

clintwilliams3@gmail.com

INSENSIBLE EXISTENCE

Mark LeClair

Action Drama

A Special Forces veteran realizes his revenge slaying of the gang that killed his family won’t bring them back, nor his emotions, which makes him a valuable tool for the Feds. With help from his veteran-brothers, he agrees to take care of a pest problem for the FBI & DEA, but realizes too late that he is being set up and not expected to survive. The most dangerous person alive is one with nothing left to lose.

Semifinalist – 2021 Filmmatic Drama Screenplay Awards

mark.leclair@hotmail.com

KISS ME DEAD

Ken Henderson

Fantasy/Thriller

A hard-boiled ex-cop stays on a missing person case even after he’s murdered.

Winner – 2019 PAGE International – Thriller/Horror

Semifinalist (top 50) – 2014 Nicholl Fellowship

Quarterfinalist – 2019 Final Draft Big Break

2nd Round – 2019 Austin Film Festival

Quarterinalist – 2014 Scriptapalooza

kenhenderson@gmail.com

LUCKY DIP (short film)

Brian Weston

Drama

Everyone dreams of winning life changing money on the lottery. A big win changes lives. But sometimes not for the best.

bw1707@yahoo.com

MAN OF COLOUR

Martin Keady

Historical Drama

MAN OF COLOUR is a biopic of Walter Tull, one of Britain’s first black professional footballers, who was driven out of the game by racism (even from within his own club) but rallied to become one of Britain’s greatest heroes of World War One. 

Best Screenplay (Feature) – 2021 Page Turner Awards

keadym1616@gmail.com

MAX & LUPE: TREASURE HUNTERS!

Jane May

Adventure Comedy

MAX AND LUPE: TREASURE HUNTERS! is a movie about a heartbroken and hapless American dude who just wants to enjoy his all inclusive Mexican vacation but gets tangled up with a couple of slick international treasure hunters who are racing against a seriously bad hombre in order to score their biggest prize yet!

janemay11@gmail.com

MIDNIGHT

Alvina Charles

Action/Drama

A teenage boy is involved in an underground case to take down his father’s enemy but switches sides when secrets unfold.

riaria200113@gmail.com

MISS ME?

G. Leo Maselli

Dark Comedy

After six long years in a French convent, a teenage girl, with a pathological narcissist disorder in full bloom, returns home in California determined on having sex with her hero who just so happens to be her father’s best friend.

donleonado@gmail.com

MO’ALLEM

Nerris Nevarez-Nassiri

Coming of Age

When a brilliant Iranian teenager finds out she must give up her dream of going to college for an arranged marriage, she secretly fabricates an identity as a school teacher to obtain an American visa and escape the morning of her wedding.

Finalist – Austin Film Festival

Semifinalist – Vail Film Festival

nerrisnassiri@gmail.com

OUT BACK OF BEYOND

Dave Goossen

Comedy

After bungling a multi-million dollar deal, the two women responsible are sent to the Australian outback to save the project but end up battling their ruthless boss to save a quirky town instead.

davegoossen@gmail.com

PRELUDE TO A DREAM

David Dinning McDermott

Fantasy, Romance

A story that integrates magic and mythology into the fabric of the modern world, as we follow two lovers across the boundaries of death and time.

Finalist – Bright International Film Festival

Finalist – Beyond The Curve International

Finalist – Hollywood Screenplay Festival

Finalist – European Cinematography Awards

dinningproduction@gmail.com

ROMANTIC DOG

Das Bleu

Drama

A struggling musician is at a crossroads with life until he meets an alluring ballroom dancer while staying at the Chateau Marmont.

Semifinalist – Big Apple Agents and Managers Networking Lab

Semifinalist – Big Apple Film Festival and Screenplay Competition

dasxbleu@gmail.com

SCARLET SEAS

J.C. Young

Father and daughter hunters pursue a fugitive vampire to the New World; whose blood-thirst unleashed when pirates plunder the ship ferrying her coffin.

Red List selection – Coverfly, Feb 2021, July 2021

Top 20% – Coverfly – Top 20 Action-Adventure Feature Screenplays

Semifinalist – 2020 Filmmatic Screenpay Pitch Competition

Semifinalist – Creative Screenwriting Unique Voices Competition

Quarterfinalist – 2021 Screencraft Sci-Fi & Fantasy

writer.JCYoung@yahoo.com

SEX WITH MY EX

Lucy Linger

Romantic Dramedy

An interior designer relives her teenage years, and puts her marriage at risk, when she lands a job working with her first love.

lucy@lucylinger.com

STAND TALL!

Vincent Paterno

Romantic Comedy

A Vegas waitress tripled in size becomes a beloved showroom headliner, falls in love with the scientist who accidentally enlarged her, and vows to rescue him when he’s kidnapped by three mutual rivals.

Most Original Concept – Feature Screenplay – LA Under The Stars Film Festival

Best Character – Colleen Cossitt – Die Laughing Film Festival

Finalist – Los Angeles Cinefest

Finalist – Beyond The Curve International Film Festival

Semifinalist – Stage 32 New Voices in Animation Screenwriting Contest

vpaterno0819@gmail.com

TALONS

Brent Rouleau

Crime/Mystery/Thriller

While investigating a series of bizarre deaths, a veteran detective who quit big-city crime for small-town policing finds his life in danger when he uncovers a long-hidden black-ops program with ties to the highest level of the American government.

Semifinalist – Screencraft Drama

2nd Round – Austin Film Festival

2nd Round – Launch Pad Feature Competition

leafswinin05@yahoo.ca

THE BRIDGE

Persephone Vandegrift

Supernatural Horror

After agreeing to take part in a dangerous séance, a grief-stricken young woman discovers the truth behind an entity’s vengeance against the town and must stop it before it kills again.

sephvee7@gmail.com

THE FIRST GENTLEMAN

Mark Gunnion

Action/Romance

When President Rosa Cortez’s secret Camp David peace summit is taken hostage by brutal commandos, her scandalous ex-jock husband Will slips through the cracks. As war hero Rosa fights back from within, they must find a way to save each other – and the Chinese President.

Grand Prize – 23rd Annual Fade-In Screenplay Awards

3rd Place – Action-Adventure – Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition

Semifinalist – StoryPros Screenwriting Competition

Official Selection – 15th Annual “Action On Film” MegaFest in Las Vegas

Official Selection – Vancouver Badass Film Festival

markgunnion@gmail.com

THE FUNNY FARM

Robert Ward

Horror

A wisecracking demon slaughters the parents of a farm girl hiding in a cellar… but when the demon extricates her, they battle to a ghastly ending.

Award Winner – 2019 Filmmatic Horror Screenplay

2nd Place – 2019 Best Feature Script – Hollywood Horrorfest

Finalist – 2017 Shriekfest

Nominee – Best Horror Screenplay – iHorror Awards

Grand Prize – Horror – 2016 Hollywood Screenplay Contest

rward@got.net

THE MAN OF LA CANADA

Sara Carpenter & Josh Greiveldinger

Comedy

Loosely based on Don Quixote, Alonso, becomes convinced he is a comic book superhero and, with the help of his reluctant best friend, attempts to take down a small town biker gang.

whitebeltfilms@gmail.com

TYPHOON BABY

Tad Israel

RomCom

As a typhoon turns his relationship upside down, the man turns from hater to lover.

tadisrael@gmail.com

UNDER THE BED

Ethan Chen

Horror/Supernatural Thriller

A young tormented girl Lily befriends a monster that is willing to kill those who wronged her. With each kill the monster changes with Lily changing as well.

Best Unproduced Script – Niagara Falls International Short Festival

Best Unproduced Script – Hong Kong Indie Film Festival

ethan_chen8282@aol.com

UNTIE ME

Carol Frome

Thriller

When Sophie and her girlfriend Isabella uncover murder evidence, they don’t know that it will lead Sophie to an unthinkable choice: kill her all-powerful father or be killed.

carolfrome@msn.com

WE ARE ROUGH MEN

J.R. Blomberg

Neo-Western Crime Drama

In 1972, a sheriff being investigated for murder must confront his rodeo past when he suspects bull riders in a slew of bank robberies.

jrblomberg75@gmail.com

WELCOME TO GARYTOWN

Seth Nelson

Comedy

When a popular podcaster moves back to his rural hometown and discovers his job-hopping childhood friend is living a double life, he must decide whether to go along with the prank, or expose the truth in an effort to boost his career.

Semifinalist – Filmmatic Comedy Screenplay Awards (Season 6)

snelson1076@me.com

WORLD WAR 3.0

Glenn Toussaint

Science Fiction

In 2065, a hacker and a group of telepaths lead three rogue nations in a desperate last stand, against the plutocratic world government’s drone forces. 

glen@sandyhornerealestate.com

TELEVISION

ANCHOR RIDGE

Christopher O’Bryant

A lawyer is sent to a small southern town to handle a troubled estate, but upon arrival something feeds off the fear and guilt from his past.

If TRUE DETECTIVE investigated THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE in the TWILIGHT ZONE.

obryantcj@gmail.com

BINGOMAN

Shauney Taylor

Thriller/Drama

A small town has had two young girls go missing in one month. Can this eight year old girl’s imaginary friend protect her from being the next one caught?

2nd Place – Open Topic Short Film Contest

2nd Place – Raindance Film Festival

taylorsue42@yahoo.com

BROKEDOWN

Richard Leone

Crime Drama

Set in Portland, Maine, Detective Sarah Leighton, a Combat Veteran and recovering opioid addict, investigates a drudge related homicide and must choose her career or her family when she finds herself crossing the line between cop and criminal in order to bring down a local drug ring.

richard.leone@gmail.com

CHANNEL SURFING

Peter J. Herron

Black Comedy Sketch Show

A half hour black comedy sketch show exploring the world of broadcast television by joining a viewer each week as they jump from channel to channel, catching dark/absurd/social commentary comedic vignettes of the news, TV shows, sports, movies, documentaries, adverts and everything else vomited out the media we consume today. 

peterjherroncartoons@gmail.com

FANGIRLS

Gary Barnard

Dramedy

When two best friends learn of a real life crime that mimics one of their favorite comic books, they do everything they can to solve it.

garybarnard25@yahoo.com

FATHER BROWN – THE BELLE OF THE BONFIRE (spec)

Karen E. Simmons

Light-comedy murder-mystery BBC series

Two of Father Brown’s friends go undercover at a high-class hotel to find the culprit behind a series of grisly murders, using themselves as bait to draw the killer out of the shadows.

Another of my Father Brown specs – THE WRONG SCONE – won 2nd Place for One-Hour Dramas in the 2021 Scriptapalooza competition

ksimmons511@yahoo.com

HER MAJESTY’S MUSKETEERS: LITTLE GIRLS SHOULDN’T PLAY WITH SWORDS

Phillip E. Hardy

Action-Adventure

Beset by enemies conspiring against King Louis XIV, a collection of courageous fighting women come together to train and fight for the greatest swordsman in France, the uncrowned queen.

Winner – Best Action Television Script – Mount Fuji International Film Festival

Official Selection – Las Vegas International Film and Screenwriting Festival

Official Selection – Best Script Award – London

phillip_hrdy@yahoo.com

HUMAN GAME 3: THE REVELATION

Nathan Waire aka Nathan Zen-Sapien

Suspense/Thriller

When a psychic begins to have visions of grizzly murders she enlists the help of one serial killing team to hunt down an even bigger threat!

Outstanding Achievement – Madras International Film Festival

Finalist – Toronto CIFT

Official Selection – Medusa Film Festival

Finalist – Best Script – ViZ Awards

nathanwaire@gmail.com

INTER-DIMENSIONAL RUNNERS

Alex Rodriguez

Animated Comedy

Prince, a half-demon slacker, falls into another dimension and looks for a way back home in time for ramen night, but is chased by inter-dimensional guards who want to kill her for disrupting the balance.

alejandra.rs92@gmail.com

KITT

Maura Campbell

Comedy/Drama

Lonely neuroscientist Susan transfers her cat’s consciousness into a homeless coma patient. But when the cat gets his tongue it sends everyone into a flap, not least the Ethics Committee overseeing her experimental project.

maura.campbell@btinternet.com

MALACCA

Benjamin Jimenez

Thriller/Suspense

After the mysterious disappearance of flight MH777 in the Gulf of Malacca, and the reappearance of Dr. Milton James and his six fellow passengers three months later, Dr. James is confronted with a mysterious, life-threatening conspiracy that he and his companions must uncover before it kills them and, what could be worse, these secrets serve to destroy the world as we know it.

bjimenezt@gmail.com

MASKED INTENTIONS

Rachel Amy Ritchie & Kate Burcham

Murder-Mystery/Dramedy

When a vindictive murderer rudely interrupts their graduation gala, the university’s supposedly brightest must bare their secrets to unmask the killer and make it to graduation.

raritchie13@yahoo.com

OCCUPIED INTELLIGENCE

Collin Lieberg

Historical Drama

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.

2nd Rounder – Austin Film Festival

Top 50 – ISA Fast Track Fellowship

Quarterfinalist – Page Turner Genre Screenplay Competition

Quarterfinalist – Screencraft TV Pilot Competition

collin.lieberg@gmail.com

RIVERMEADE

S. E. McKendrick

Fantasy

6 impossible things before breakfast?

  1. travel to a small English village on a whim
  2. find out that fairy tales are the historical documents of a parallel reality
  3. find out you’re cursed
  4. meet a mermaid
  5. meet a troll (who lives under a bridge)
  6. pet a dragon

Okay, that took until lunchtime, but wait ’til you see tomorrow’s schedule!

scripts2020@mail.com

SEX PASTA

Pilot – “Tiro”

Rowan Wood

Sitcom

A group of college friends return from winter break to find that things are changing more rapidly than they expected.

marphclon@gmail.com

TERRA NOVA

Pilot episode – “Scott”

Jonathan Tedman

Historical/Adventure

Robert Scott leads the Terra Nova expedition to Antarctica in his attempt to become the first human to reach the South Pole.

jonathan.tedman@ntlworld.com

THUNDERBOLT

Zachary Thomas Starnes

Crime Drama/True Story

In the late 1970’s, a father and son set to build a legacy by taking a hidden bar in their small town, from a stash house for the mob, to the regions most popular joint and the centerpiece for the true stories of wildly good times and various crimes that circulate it… Everyone has a Thunderbolt story.

zacharytstarnes@gmail.com

ZCBD

R.S.J.

Horror

A local street pharmacist is forcefully recruited by a secret  government agency that wants him to distribute a new strain of narcotic to his customers but unbeknownst to him the new drug does more than gets you high but also makes you crave human flesh.

reddyself@gmail.com