Since we’re all part of one big writing community, I wanted to do my part to help support my fellow creatives and offer everybody the opportunity to show off one of their scripts.
A very hearty thanks to all the writers who sent in. A grand total of 88 scripts for film and television, along with a new category loaded with potential – webseries.
Genres of all types are represented here, so there really is something for everybody. If any of the scripts below catch your eye or sound intriguing, please don’t hesitate to contact the writer. I’m sure they’d be more than happy to send it your way.
AMASAI AND THE MEANING OF EVIL
After a near-death brawl, a street-punk turned monk Amasai fuses with the Angel of Justice, embarking on a journey into the Pit to beat up fallen angels, sinners, and Sin himself to end evil.
Screencraft 2019 Fellowship – semifinalist
Screencraft 2019 Animation – quarterfinalist
U.S. President plots a dictatorship using his secret covert force to create chaos so Americans vote to give up their 2nd Amendment rights. The American Gun Club uses its network of U.S. militias in hopes of saving the “Land of the Free”.
ANN & DALE GET MARRIED
During the quarantine, two nerdy teenagers meet at a skate park, fall in love, and hatch a risky plan to leave their depressing town behind.
BEAUTIFUL LIE or THE UGLY TRUTH
A male and a female live a happy life together as they dreamed of but jealousy is a common trait that people have and it can lead to consequences that no one wants to go through.
A young farmer struggles to survive a horrific dust storm and the hellish creatures hidden within it.
Screamfest Horror Film Festival – Finalist
Stranded in the rural backcountry, eight high school overachievers find themselves in the middle of an outbreak of an intelligence-destroying virus that turns its victims into mindless savages.
BUFORD’S ALL NIGHT ZOMBIE DINER
The graveyard shift at a lone diner becomes the hilarious, raucous battleground for some disco-dancing, man-eating zombies and a handful of young, hick hash-slingers.
Script World Screenplay Competition – Winner
DEVIL I KNOW
Cedar Hills in Boston, the only cemetery in the world with a trolley running through the middle, disturbing the peace of the dead, creating lost souls.
Comedy – short
Buying jewelry for his girlfriend becomes a hero’s quest when they visit the shop of a family friend.
Austin Film Festival – second rounder
DO NOT DIVIDE THE DEAD
After the Second World War, the USSR censored all information on the Jewish Holocaust. When her last surviving relative – her half-brother, a Photojournalist – goes missing, a self-hating Soviet Jewish survivor goes on a journey to find him, and confronts the identity she left behind.
2018-2019 UK FIlm Festival – Top 50 feature scripts
DREAM NO MORE
Ery De Jong
After a meteor impact, a lesbian couple and their daughter move onto a sailboat to escape civilization’s end, only to realize that an alien force is hunting them through their nightmares.
LGBT Los Angeles Film Festival – Winner – Best Feature Screenplay
In a dystopian future, a young woman leads a small group of survivors, fleeing the dangers of the big city to find sanctuary and build a new home; better to serve in heaven, than reign in hell.
Biopic with Horror elements
When Thomas Edison creates a machine to communicate with the dead, it pits him against the most notorious skeptic of the day – Harry Houdini. [based on actual events]
2019 WRAC List – featured
2020 Shoot Your Sizzle – Top 100
2020 Screencraft True Story – quarterfinalist
2020 Table Read My Screenplay – top 100
2020 PAGE International – semifinalist
After one of their own murders a Comanche boy, a small group of Spanish cavalrymen find themselves stranded without horses deep in hostile territory, facing the dangers posed by vengeful warriors, nature and each other.
In the world of trickery and betrayal of ancient Egypt, an arrogant goddess-queen is forced into a life of hiding and later leads a battle of the gods to save the world from eternal darkness.
Michael Raphael Salomon
A young psychopath’s penchant for darkness comes full circle after hallucinogens, a pagan ritual in the forest and a series of unexplained deaths lead to the unearthing of his family’s hidden past—murder, insanity, incest and human sacrifice.
Austin Film Festival – Second Round
Tracking Board Launchpad – Second Round (still in contention)
GOOD SAINT BINKY
When a grief-stricken widower decides on suicide he must first travel cross-country to deliver his playful 110 pound Rottweiler to its new home.
Stage 32 Feature Screenwriting Contest – winner
A high school senior races to stop a killer who strikes each year on graduation night before she and her friends become the next dead students walking.
INITIATE GOD MODE
On one of the worst days of her life, a blacklisted video game developer gets imbued with her in-game-character’s powers; can she use them to get her life back on track?
A struggling actress who can’t afford to work local hire hits on a sketchy plan to use a nursing home for free lodging but runs into bigger trouble when the plight of her elderly roommate threatens to derail her Hollywood dream.
An elderly woman worries that her frail husband is turning into a different person after leaving hospital, a condition which may be related to the appearance of a mysterious occult group in the area. The Shining meets The Wicker Man.
John G. McGillivray
After an alien virus wipes out most of humanity’s presence among the stars, a young actor and her sole companion, a talking synthetic eagle, search space for survivors and hope.
A teen singularity is hunted by relentless enemies for his shape-shifting nanotech ability. It’s The Matrix meets Harry Potter.
The Script Lab Screenwriting Contest – quarterfinalist
Screencraft Sci-Fi/Fantasy – quarterfinalist
Final Draft Big Break – quarterfinalist
PAGE International – quarterfinalist
An awkward girl determined to lead an elite fife-and-drum corps is thwarted by its powerful director, so she forms her own corps of misfits, and rights an old wrong, when she leads them to a public showdown.
PAGE International – finalist
Humanitas Comedy Fellowship – finalist
A dangerously obsessive horror fan is invited to her favorite director’s mansion, and must learn to let him go.
NANA AND JAKE
A retired first-grade teacher and her orphaned grandson must outwit an obsessed small-town sheriff in order to save who they think are refugee aliens on a doomed planet.
PAGE International Screenwriting Awards, 2020 – Semi-finalist
After a man accidentally sells his girlfriend’s soul to Satan, he must go to Hell to retrieve it.
PAGE International – quarterfinalist
Houston Comedy Film Festival – nominee – Best Feature Screenplay
San Angelo Revolution Film Festival – nominee – Best Feature Screenplay
ISA Fast Track IX Fellowship – top 50 writers
Table Read My Screenplay (Park City) – semifinalist
OUT THE WINDOW
A middle-aged woman’s cancer diagnosis becomes her coming of age story when she finally finds her voice and chooses how to live her life.
Disillusioned Delta Force Operator Ken Baker rediscovers the ideal that he fights for after finding himself embroiled in a conspiracy involving a dangerous new faction in Afghanistan, an energy corporation and a traitorous team member.
Recommended by Indie Film Hustle (coverage)
Recommended by WeScreenplay (coverage)
2020 Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards Spring – semifinalist
One night long ago reshaped Maya’s life and forever changed the future of her and her family, and if she’s ever going to move on she must face her scars of the past and rise above.
2020 Screencraft Drama – semifinalist
PICK UP SIDNEY
After her life falls apart, a struggling actress goes on a haphazard journey with her estranged half-brother in order to pick up her late stepfather’s inheritance, forcing her to come to terms with the family she left behind.
2020 Nicholl Fellowship – quarterfinalist
LiveRead/LA – official selection
2020 Screencraft Fellowship – semifinalist
Ryan J. Murphy
A journalism student stumbles upon a mystery involving a deadly spirit who is murdering rideshare drivers. Think The Ring without a videotape.
A woman flees her abusive partner, only to find herself captive in a strange Victorian home. Now tormented by the larger-than-life homeowner, the woman must make a daring escape before her bones are ground to make bread.
A federal undercover agent pursues a bomb suspect through a luxury hotel, but must do so in silence.
REFLECTION OF VENUS
Rebecca M. Gintz & Sarah K. Croshaw
A young computer programmer’s life is in jeopardy after she purchases an antique that an evil entity is attached to. Being agnostic, she struggles to accept the paranormal activity in her home and seeks psychiatric help.
2020 Script Summit – Winner – Horror Feature
2020 Script Summit – Winner – Golden Age
ROOMS OF EXPERIENCE
An up-and-coming district attorney is compelled to confront her own painful past when she prosecutes an elderly woman who took the life of her severely disabled adult son.
Script Summit – Debra Landwehr Engle Fellowship – winner
Diverse Voices Screenwriting Competition – semifinalist
Peter R. Feuchtwanger
After starting at a new high school, a charmingly quirky teen with a delusional disorder, or “daydreaming on steroids,” falls quickly for another new student but, after finding that she has bipolar disorder, the two lovebirds struggle to find order in their disorders.
Screencraft Comedy – finalist
The Script Lab Free Screenplay Contest – finalist
Filmmatic Comedy Awards – semifinalist
Big Apple Film Festival – semifinalist
SEVEN FOR AN AUGUST NIGHT
True Crime – Drama/Black Comedy
The night after Sharon Tate and four others were murdered, Charles Manson, along with six family members, spends the night driving around Los Angeles county seeking two more homes to continue their kill spree; but not everyone in the car is on board with the plan.
Kent Hill & Sean Francis Ellis
When his friend disappears in a secluded mountain town, a former Special Forces Soldier discovers the townspeople are being subjected to mind control experiments by a secret organisation.
While mourning her sister’s suicide, a recently discharged soldier seeks to ruin the life of the therapist she blames for the death.
Patrick Mediate and Kristin Ilagan
A clever ex-NYPD cop turned small town detective on the verge of retirement is forced to take on one last case when his teenage daughter is abducted. His investigation leads him from Suburbia to the underground world of Haitian voodooism where he finds out that the kidnappers’ intentions are darker and more sinister than he could have ever imagined. In a race against time, he must suspend his conventional beliefs and accept the world of the supernatural in order to save her from a fate worse than death.
Winner – New Orleans Horror Film Festival
Winner – Mile High Horror Film Festival
Winner – The Magic of Horror
Winner – The Los Angeles Film Awards
Second Rounder – The Austin Film Festival
Quarterfinalist – Screencraft Horror
…and over 15 additional Official Selections, Award nominations or wins.
SPACEMUTT: THE MOVIE
The self-proclaimed greatest hero of all space and time is supposed to rescue a Prince from an enemy planet before his upcoming coronation, there’s only one problem, the kid doesn’t want to go.
Future Film Writers – 5-Page Read – winner
Flixze Film Festival – finalist
Las Vegas International Film and Screenwriting Festival – in consideration
STAKES FOR SUCCESS
A woman strives for the dream career in male dominated 1980s NYC, but love could jeopardize everything in this high stakes world of blinding lights, fabulous fashion and electro beats.
SURVIVAL AS A GHOSTWRITER
Ericka S. Gomez
Comedy – short film
A lyrical genius decides his key to acceptance is through the Hip-Hop battles at his new high school until a popular senior threatens to ruin his life by forcing him to ghostwrite his lyrics.
Columbus Black International Film Festival – Winner – Best Comedy Short Screenplay
Houston Comedy Film Festival – Winner-Best Comedy Short Screenplay
Script Summit Film Festival – 3rd Place – Best Michigan Short Screenplay
Portland Film Festival – finalist – Best Comedy Short Screenplay
Summer In The South Film Festival – finalist – Best Comedy Short Screenplay
Filmatic Short Screenplay Awards – semifinalist – Best Comedy Short Screenplay
THE AXIS NOXIOUS
The perfect world of an angel of death turns upside down when he falls in love with an angel of life putting him on a path of self-discovery.
THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT
When a Christmas Spirit transfers into a young boy, two families struggle to return it before Christmas is forgotten.
THE FAMILY JEWELS
In the days before their mother’s funeral, a newly-jilted former trust fund kid leaves her siblings in the lurch when she embarks on an emergency road trip to discover the truth about her parents’ marriage, her mother’s massive jewelry collection, and herself.
Screencraft Comedy – quarterfinalist
Screencraft Drama – quarterfinalist
Austin Film Festival – second rounder
THE GRADUAL DETERIORATION OF WALTER TWIG
When his mirror image goes rogue and steals his girlfriend, a mentally ill cello prodigy struggles to control his reflection in order to save his girlfriend before he loses her to the other side of the mirror forever.
Austin Film Festival – semifinalist (top 2%) – advanced in comedy, sci-fi, horror, and Enderby (can be made for under $10M)
After moving into an isolated farm with a strange history of suicides, a newly-single mother discovers a ghostly intruder living there, and must protect her troubled teenage son from becoming his next victim.
Stage 32 Search for New Blood – first place
Horror Hotel Screenplay Contest – finalist
Shriekfest – finalist
After placing highly in the 13 Horror.com screenplay contest, “The Intruder” was published by the contest sponsor as a paperback and kindle e-book, now available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Walmart’s platforms.
The incredible true story of Ida Lewis, a lighthouse keeper who saved dozens of lives while facing the struggles of a woman thriving during the Reconstruction Era.
2019 ScreenCraft Public Domain & True Story – finalist
2020 Nicholl Fellowship – top 20%
2020 Launch Pad Feature Competition (Pending) – quarterfinalist
2018 Austin Film Festival – second rounder
2020 Atlanta Film Festival Screenwriting Competition – quarterfinalist
A group of ex-henchmen find themselves abducted by their old boss, and now must escape his lethal torture rooms.
THE LEGEND OF YAKATUTCH
Sean Francis Ellis
A snowboarding champion must embrace his First Nations heritage to save his girlfriend from a legendary beast, which needs her DNA to restore its humanity.
2016 Toronto Horror Film & Screenplay Festival – finalist
2017 Beverly Hills Film Festival Screenplay Competition – official selection
2017 Screencraft Screenwriting Fellowship – quarterfinalist
THE MAN WITH A GLOVE
When a claustrophobic art intern is held captive, she must restore a mysterious painting which has more inside than just paint.
2018 Screencraft Horror – quarterfinalist
2020 The Script Lab Free Screenplay – quarterfinalist
2019 Pitch Now Screenwriting Competition – finalist – Thriller/Horror
2020 Miami Screenplay Contest – semifinalist
2020 Wiki Screenplay Contest – semifinalist
THE NETHER GLOOM
A priest breaks the seal of confession over a series of child murders and reveals it in a court. The murderer is sent to prison, where he gets killed by co-prisoners. Soon, something evil settles in the priest’s house.
THE RED ARROW
Mark Rodney, Ronald Wenick, and Anat Golan
A famous Grammy-nominated jazz musician by day and con-artist by night must sacrifice himself to save his son in 60’s Vegas, after the two get in way over their heads with schemes involving the US Army, Howard Hughes, Sonny Liston, Sheriff Ralph Lamb, and the mob.
Sundance – finalist (special mention for finishing in top 4%)
StoryPros – finalist
Scriptapalooza – semifinalist
THE ROAD KINGS
Resurrected as avatars of Heaven, Elvis Presley and Jim Morrison fight evil– and their own sinful natures– as they battle to save a small town from the wrath of a vengeful demon queen seeking to create hell on earth.
THEO JESSUP, TEEN “GENE”-IUS
Isaac D. Lucas
A savvy teen is forced to flee when a greedy scientist hunts him down to harvest his advanced DNA as a cancer cure.
Adult girlfriends struggling to reconnect at an old-school slumber party must fight for their lives when the “dream dudes” from their dating board game manifest in the flesh…and turn out to be total nightmares.
Women In Horror Fest – Winner, Best Feature
Screencraft Horror – finalist
A world-weary oil wildcatter and a strident biology student must work together when a fracking drill site she’s documenting is overrun with radioactive carnivorous moles.
WHEN IN ROME
Embark on this zany romp through ancient Rome as a struggling farmer vies for the hand of the emperor’s daughter. Cat and mouse games abound in this wacky tale of love and sport. Buckle up for a fun ride!
2019 Houston Comedy Film Festival – winner
2019 Portland [Oregon] Comedy Film Festival – winner
2020 Austin Revolution Film Festival – semifinalist
2020 Indie Gathering Film Festival – 3rd Place – Rom-Com Category
2020 Page International Screenwriting Awards – semifinalist
2020 Creative Screenwriting Unique Voices – semifinalist – 2020
2020 Red Flight Pictures Screenplay Awards – semifinalist
Niya Kapree Johnson
In 1720, Aida, a young enslaved African woman takes part in a ritual gone wrong, resulting in the creation of the first of her kind, werewolves. Fighting those who wish to oppress them is just the beginning of Aida’s problems when Captain Billy, a mysterious supernatural being, blows into town looking to cause trouble for Aida and her pack.
Drama/Supernatural – pilot
After getting fired from a temp agency, a chronic insomniac takes up meditation therapy, where she befriends a comatose girl and awakens a supernatural gift within her that could forge a new career.
Bubby, a recently widowed Jewish grandmother, moves into her daughter’s happy family home. Will their conflicts about religion, raising kids, and family traditions bring them closer together, or create a permanent rift?
Christopher J. O’Bryant
Debt collection is a multi-billion dollar industry. Career collector, JOSH, life falls apart after he repossesses the wrong car and winds up confronted by dangerous men who will kill to keep their secrets.
2020 Page International – finalist (top 10 best drama pilot scripts)
Fantasy Police Procedural
After being thrown out of his guild in the Medieval fantasy port metropolis of Dog’s Head, a former apprentice wizard finds a new lease on life when he joins the local police force known as the Dog Men.
A guilt-ridden physicist resurrects the hometown he destroyed decades ago inside a massive Time Sphere, giving himself just 27 hours to save his wife and son from nuclear catastrophe.
Write LA – finalist
Science-Fiction – pilot
A recovered addict hitching rides to track down her abducted six-year-old son joins forces with a mistrustful independent trucker to combat the first wave of an alien invasion hidden in his sealed cargo.
2020 TSL Free Script contest – semifinalist
2020 Screencraft Sci-Fi – quarterfinalist
A Black student-athlete from the West coast gets a culture-shock after receiving a basketball scholarship from a Midwest university. Now he must overcome racial prejudices to find his place and leave a lasting impact on the basketball team.
An irresponsible deadhead taxidermist continues the prank of a lifetime, until a nosy talk-singing podcaster uncovers his true identity, sending his life into a depressive downward spiral of despair.
Supernatural Crime Thriller
In a small Arkansas town plagued by mysterious disappearances, a doubting monk in search of cosmic meaning uncovers a secret tradition of his order that might save the townspeople, at grave risk to his own soul.
An ER doctor struck off. A crime boss diagnosed with cancer. Gangland tensions rising. This could be the start of a beautiful friendship…
2020 Austin Film Festival – second round
2020 LA International Screenplay Awards – finalist
A trainee recruiter quickly learns about the dark side of the industry when he pursues his future father-in-law as a client. As his personal and professional lives collide his future at the firm is thrown into doubt by a contentious merger with their biggest rivals.
After her father commits suicide, Katie, must learns to navigate her grief and this new part of adulthood with the help of a suicide loss support group. Maybe with their help she can figure out if her father is actually haunting or she’s going crazy.
Action/Thriller limited series
After freeing a group of teenagers from a sex-trafficking ring, a Black female vigilante’s own personal plans go awry when a Russian syndicate puts a price on her head.
San Francisco International Screenwriting Competition – semifinalist
Austin Film Festival – 2nd rounder
Coverfly Red List – #4 for Action Television in October 2020
MOODY & THE GHOST
After a horrific car accident that takes her sight and robs her of telepathy, a kickass ghost hunter with a popular YouTube show finds both senses restored in the presence of a sea captain ghost from 1850 who strikes a deal to enable her if she’ll help him pass on.
Austin Film Festival – 2nd rounder
Imaginarium Screenplay Contest – finalist
Table Read My Screenplay – top 100
Historical Drama pilot
Based on a true story. Two women risk their lives to rescue downed soldiers and translate Nazi intelligence as part of a civilian spy ring, only to face betrayal and capture.
Trapped in the demilitarized zone between warring American states, a disavowed soldier must keep her half-brother alive while evading the gangs which feud over the Zone’s meager resources.
Science-Fiction – pilot
Welcome to Plainsville, the town on the edge of the final frontier.
Supernatural Crime Drama
A homeless mother witnesses the strange murder of a political activist on the streets of Bristol and becomes the new target of a killer-for-hire summoned by society’s wealthy elite.
Chance Blood, a luckless, middle-aged Dad stumbling through a mess of a life, haplessly becomes the avatar of Eris, Goddess of Creative Chaos and must cope with Gods and Goddesses, Monsters and Demons, his kids and ex-wife, and his new place in this ever stranger Universe.
½ hour comedy-dramedy
A prodigal daughter and her surprise fiance return to her small southern hometown to take over the family diner, setting up a collision of worlds and values that leaves everyone trying to figure out how to coexist in the new normal.
You can take a peek at selected scenes of this LBGTQ-diverse cast script being performed on the Southern Fried episode at thethingforawd.com.
Two teachers grapple virtually with difficult parents, manipulative administrators, and absurd colleagues, all while maintaining a shred of a romantic relationship in the time of COVID.
THE DOLL HOUSE
Drama – pilot
After walking away from a long term relationship, a young woman gets a job as a sex worker where the lines on morality begin to blur.
THE HOLLYWOOD CANTEEN
Alison C. Wroblewski
When the Hollywood Canteen opens to fanfare in 1942, a secretary, soldier, and star decide if they still want “in” while a murderer lurks in the shadows.
WeScreenplay TV Pilot – quarterfinalist
THE KINGS OF SUBURBIA
Justin & Chris Cleroux
A debt-ridden doormat of a suburban dad starts to seize opportunity after a chance encounter with two familiar, unexpected robbers.
Crime – pilot
A senator’s wife is tortured through a cochlear implant she doesn’t know she has…
YUAN YUAN AND THE HOLLOW MONSTER
Eight-year-old Jackie is determined to protect her newest pet, a tiny turtle named Lucy, at all costs. Even if it means chasing down a massive hurricane called the Hollow Monster.
Student Academy Awards – semifinalist (short film)
Animation Block Party – Best Animation for Kids
When a brainwashed girl must kill her uncle and sacrifice his blood to a cult God, she joins forces with an unconventional cop to save her soul.