This blog has always been about trying to help out the screenwriting community and give others a boost whenever possible.
Letting the world know about your script seems like a pretty good boost.
This edition lists 33 feature and 15 TV spec scripts, all available for reading via the writer’s email. Something strikes your fancy and sounds like a fun read? Contact the writer and ask.
Is your script on this list and you want to let everybody know about it? Copy the url and post to your social media platforms. Go ahead and toot that horn.
Once again, a huge thanks to all the talented writers who sent in their script info. I hope you each get lots of eyes on your material, along with more than a few read requests, and all the good things those could potentially lead to…
Thanks for reading, and enjoy.
AMERICAN PRESIDENT: DEMON SLAYER
Facing off against a horde of demons and the satanic cult who summoned them, a new President must find her voice in order to save the world and her soul.
Winner – Best Horror Comedy Screenplay – Oregon Horror Screams Film Festival – Fall 2022
BAH, LOVEBUG! A VALENTINE CAROL
Rebekah “RX” Score & James “Doc” Mason
Holiday (Valentine’s Day) Comedy
On the eve of ruining her niece’s wedding, a love-challenged divorce attorney must rediscover the reason for the romantic season with the whimsical guidance of the Ghosts of Valentine’s Day Past, Present, and Future!
A paranoid lifestyle YouTuber and a ghost-hunter team up to investigate an abandoned factory with a dark past, but when they’re attacked by ghostly foes, they’ll need to trust each other and work together to escape with their lives.
BLAIR WITCH 2 meets FOUND FOOTAGE 3D
When a misunderstood university professor meets the woman of his dreams, his life takes a dark turn that ends in horrific tragedy.
BREAST IN SHOW
A young breast cancer patient helps her senior support group members learn to love their bodies again by teaching them the art of burlesque.
Top Ten Finalist – Comedy – Final Draft Big Break 2022
Top 50 – Launchpad
Best Original Comedy Screenplay – Richmond Intl Film Festival 2022
Fiona Faith Ross
Traveling to ‘the old country’ to find her only remaining family, a bereaved young American woman is forced to choose life or death when learning her aunt is a goddess needing a younger host to survive.
Winner – Best Script, Pinnacle Script Awards (LA) 2021
CUSSING, FUSSING, FIGHTING AND KILLING
An ambitious software engineer tries to start a business only to have his life ruined when his scheming aunt turns his own wife against him.
Award Winner – Andromeda Film Festival 2022
Quarterfinalist – Wiki! The World’s Fastest Screenplay Contest 2022
DRAGON CREME BRULEE
When a failure of a fire mage discovers a lost journal, it sets him on a path at odds with history, his world, and the woman he loves.
Quarterfinalist – Finish Line Script Competition 2022
Gerasimos Rozis & Cypher Robinson
When she discovers that her VR program to treat PTSD has been hijacked, an obsessed programmer enters the VR world to stop a ruthless military contractor from using it to build the perfect soldier.
To escape her unhappy life in Oakland, a teenager embarks on a dangerous odyssey that sees her confront drug dealers and human traffickers as she seeks a new place to call home.
Top 1% – Coverfly Thriller, All-Time Top 20
Semifinalist – Austin Film Festival 2022
Semifinalist – Vail Film Festival 2022
Finalist – Bigfoot Script Challenge 2022
Semifinalist – WeScreenplay Feature Screenwriting Lab 2022
FALLING FROM THE SKY
After a troubled Texas teenager is convicted of lying to the police for claiming that he saw an astronaut fall from the Columbia Space Shuttle explosion, he witnesses a murder, but no one will believe him – except the killer.
Finalist – PAGE International Screenwriting Awards 2022
Finalist – StoryPros 2020
Second Rounder – Austin Film Festival 2020
Top 10% – Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting 2020
Cythina Ros McClendon
When her husband puts their family farm up for sale, his wife must reunite their far-flung family in order to save it.
FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND
A strong-willed teen and her guilt-ridden brother battle grief and each other after the accidental death of their closest friend changes their lives forever.
‘Stand by Me’ meets ‘The Fault in Our Stars.’
Semifinalist – ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship
Quarterfinalist – Shore Scripts Feature Contest
Finalist – Set in Philadelphia
Second Rounder – Austin Film Festival
Holiday, Romance, Family
When a harsh anonymous blog goes viral about a small town in Georgia called Hope, a grieving journalist travels there and gets more than a story when he meets an artist who calls the town, home.
Quarterfinalist – Final Draft Big Break 2022
Ramsey Patrick Anderson
When a long-haul truck driver learns he’s driving a series of Fight-To-The-Death, live-streamed matches in his trailer, he must risk his life to stop it.
MADRE OSO (MOTHER BEAR)
Action Crime Drama
A single Latina mother, desperate to afford the medication her son urgently needs, unknowingly traffics young women across the border for a Cartel funded trucking company… for her children’s sake, she better deliver.
ONE HIT WONDERLAND
Comedy, Action, Adventure
Sick of reading the same bedtime story to his son, a weary father wishes death upon the title character only to wake up in the story-book world and discover his only way home is to carry out the hit.
2nd Rounder – Austin Film Festival 2022
Runner-up/2nd overall – Byron Bay International Film Festival
Semifinalist – Filmmatic Comedy Screenplay Awards – Season 7 (2022)
Quarterfinalist – Screencraft Comedy Competition 2022
Top 1% – WeScreenplay Recommend
ORSON & BUDDY
Bill Kelly, Jr.
Dying celebrity impersonator Orson Welles must make peace with best friend and fellow impersonator Buddy Holly before Buddy’s new girlfriend stops them from finishing their sequel to Citizen Kane.
Ready to leave her corporate-lawyer husband over suspicions of infidelity, a legal aid attorney must instead go on the run with him when his millionaire client sends a hitman to kill them both.
REAR WINDOW meets MIDNIGHT RUN
Quarterfinalist – StoryPros 2022
RECIPE FOR HATE
Facing police indifference and anti-punk hysteria after his two friends are brutally murdered, a punk rock zine writer becomes the next target when he enters the dark world of neo-Nazi extremism to find the killers and end the bloodshed.
Thomas R. Schrack
Coming of age adventure
When his ride to a skateboard competition bails on him, a penniless teen has 90 minutes to scratch together $300 for another ride or get stuck in the city he desperately wants to leave, forever.
MID 90s meets DOPE.
TEN TEXAN OUTLAWS
Ian Jeffrey Martin
Neo Western with a supernatural twist
Forced to repay a debt to a ruthless gangster, a heist crew seeks out an ancient treasure, but discovers the long-dead gang of outlaws it belonged to refuse to give it up without a fight.
Top 50 – Roadmap Writers Jumpstart Features 2022
Semifinalist – Screencraft Action & Adventure
Top 10% – Coverfly – All projects
Top 16% – Coverfly – Westerns
THE BOCA SHUFFLE
A restless man stuck in assisted living convinces his millennial van driver to take him and his motley crew on a cross-country road trip to reunite with “the one who got away.”
8 – The Black List
Quarterfinalist – TSL Free Script Competition 2021
THE CROOKED CROSS
Wendy Appelbaum and Alanna Lewis
Tormented by the loss of her parents to the Nazis, a Jewish author expiates her resolved grief by tracking down surviving Nazis who have secretly emigrated to the west.
Quarterfinalist – Screencraft Action & Thriller 2014
Quarterfinalist – Script2Comic 2022
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 a little girl from the grip of a shadowy monster in a secretive lab.
THE DYBBUK OF WILLIAMSBURG
When her groom is possessed by a vengeful disembodied spirit on their wedding night, a young bride must challenge the notions of her own faith and her place in the Ultra-Orthodox Jewish community in a race to set him free.
Second Rounder – Austin Film Festival 2022
Official Selection – HorrOrigins Film Festival 2022
Recommended – The Script Lab (coverage)
THE GRAND JURY
Sci-Fi/Thriller, Short Film
A small random group gets a chance at an interview for a sought-after position and must endure a long wait in a room where the test truly begins.
Winner – Best Short Screenplay – Arrow International Film Festival 2022
Semi-finalist – Wiki Screenplay Contest – January 2022
Semi-finalist – Reelheart International TV Pilot & Screenplay Competition 2018
THE HALF LIFE OF HARRY FIGG
A troubled street kid’s life is turned around when he comes to the aid of a reclusive scientist whose fusion experiment is targeted by industrial spies.
Semifinalist – Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards
Quarterfinalist – Stage 32 Sci-Fi and Fantasy
Quarterfinalist – New York City International Screenplay Awards
Quarterfinalist – Chicago International Screenplay Awards
THE LAST EARTH STATION
When a long forgotten colony ship reappears on the far side of the galaxy, explorers are sent to discover what happened to it, and why the vessel’s enigmatic commander insists it can never return to Earth.
Winner – Bridge Fest, Vancouver
Nominee – Hybrid Genre, ‘The Red List’, Toronto
Winner – Los Angeles Motion Picture Festival
Winner – H.G. Wells Award, LA Sci-Fi Film Festival
Nominee – Hamilton Film Festival, Canadian Film Market
After reinventing himself as a badass security specialist, an everyday schlub must become the badass he’s pretended to be in order to prevent his secret double life from being exposed.
Formerly under option – Pause ‘n’ Rewind Studio
THE VACATION CLAUSE
When Santa Claus disappears at the most important time of the year, a recently deceased grandfather and new elf-in-training, must recruit his grieving granddaughter to help him save Christmas in order to convince her there’s joy in her life that’s yet to be discovered.
WE GOT THE BEAT
Coming Of Age
It’s the summer of ’83 and five fun loving best friends are out to have the time of their lives after a stroke of luck comes their way but discover that luck brings them more than they bargained for.
WELCOME TO GARYTOWN
When a popular podcaster discovers a small-town taxidermist is his job-hopping childhood friend in disguise, he must decide whether to go along with the prank or reveal his identity in an effort to boost his own career.
Best of the Fest – Die Laughing Film Festival 2022
Best Comedy Screenplay – 4Theatre Film Fest 2022
Semifinalist – Mad Wife Productions Fellowship 2022
Semifinalist – Krimson Horizon International Film Festival 2022
Best Comedy Screenplay – New Age Cinemas & Scripts 2022
An LGBTQ+ California family must navigate everyday life, teen angst, and overcome heartache after the sudden death of their patriarch.
Quarterfinalist – Screencraft Family 2022
Quarterfinalist – Screenwriter’s Network Competition Goldman Award 2021
Finalist – Dallas International Film Festival 2021
Top 10 (2x) – Coverfly 2022
ALIVE: A FRANKENSTEIN REIMAGINING
In this modern day reimagining of Frankenstein, the unhinged Dr. Victoria Frankenstein brings Mary to life, and forces her to kill people for scientific experimentation, but as Mary evolves into an ethical person, it’s up to her to stop her evil creator.
Semifinalist – Screencraft Screenwriting Fellowship 2021
Finalist – Big Apple Film Festival Screenwriting Competition – Fall 2021
Quarterfinalist – Screencraft Horror 2022
Semifinalist – Filmmatic Drama Screenplay Awards – Season 7
Quarterfinalist – Filmatic Horror Screenplay Awards – Season 6
Tyler Clair Smith
When the world’s most despised billionaire is revealed to be a beloved hero, he must scramble to save his company while preserving his legacy as a hero.
CANDY IS AWESOME
A group of CIA operatives use their cover as a pop band to save the world and discover that the music biz can be as treacherous as the bad guys they encounter.
Native American detective, mystery series
Still guilty over his three-year-old daughter’s untimely death, a Lakota Aspie detective fights skeptical and hostile colleagues, to prove his visionary skills matter when (re)solving mysterious cases.
Karen E. Simmons
Former Scotland Yard Inspector John Hawkwood is trying to redeem himself from his dark past by working as a private detective in an idyllic Cotswolds village in 1956 England, surrounded by a cast of equally quirky & unconventional characters.
Semi-finalist – Santa Barbara International Screenplay Awards, 2022
IN THE SHADOWS
Drama, Mystery, Horror
Van Helsing Institute agents investigate a vampire murder that could set off a war between rival clans.
JENKINS AND WATTS: PARANORMAL ATTORNEYS AT LAW
Michael P. Brennan
In a world where ghosts exist and have rights, Jenkins and Watts defend them against overzealous law enforcement, organized crime, and literal demons from hell…for fair market price.
Semifinalist – Screencraft Comedy 2022
Semifinalist – The Golden Script Competition 2022
Recommended – Shore Scripts coverage
Top 4% overall, top 3% genre – Coverfly
KNEAD THE DOUGH
A corporate salesman attempts to understand why he left his pizza chef job for the woman that just rejected his proposal in Hawaii as he finds solace in a pizza truck, The Dough Mobile. While he thought he needed dough to solve his life problems, what really needs to solve them is that he has to knead the dough.
2nd Rounder – Austin Film Festival 2022
Unable to find anything better, a group of millennial lifeguards remain stuck in their high school jobs at a community pool.
Dark Comedy with Horror/Fantasy elements
Two brothers’ loyalties are put to the test as they run from their guilt, but not all blood can be washed away.
8.9/10 – Coverfly (project in top 4% for analyst)
SMALL TOWN COUNTRY (GIVE ME LIBERTY OR GIVE ME SETH)
The leader of a new and small nation must figure out healthcare or lose citizens. Two low-level officials woo a dignitary in the hopes of getting a cushy job.
2nd Rounder – Austin Film Festival 2022
Consider – Coverage Ink 2022
A disgraced 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.
Sheila Cavanaugh Dionne
A recently deceased girl and her accidental killer team up with an angel to save their respective families from looming disasters.
TOUCH OF DARKNESS
Film noir, sci-fi, mystery
When re-emerging memories of a life he never lived begin plaguing an unassuming salesman, his reality takes a nightmarish turn.