Maximum Z Script Showcase – Summer ’21 edition

Any screenwriter who’s done their homework can tell you there are plenty of platforms and websites out there offering up the opportunity to put scripts on display.

Granted, I know this little operation of mine isn’t the biggest or the most well-known, but I also know how frustrating it can be when you’ve got a script you’re really proud of and want to let the rest of the world know about it.

I’m a big believer in supporting the writing community, and wanted to do what I could to offer up that same opportunity to any and all interested parties.

“Send me the vital details for your script, and I’ll post ’em!” I announced.

And 167 of you did exactly that.

What you will find below is a virtual treasure trove of material.

Film and TV scripts covering a vast spectrum of genres, many with accompanying awards and accolades.

But the most important part is that each and every one is available for you to read – courtesy of the writer’s email being included.

Something grabs your attention, makes you think “I’d like to read that.”? All you have to do is contact the writer and ask. Maybe they’ll want to do a swap.

This is networking and establishing professional relationships at their finest.

So settle in and start perusing. Hope you find something you like.

(And as long as I’ve got your attention, feel free to hit the ‘like’ button, and even take it one step further and start following this blog.)

FILM

12 HOURS 2 STEAL

Justin Hayward

Thriller, Heist

A struggling artist must navigate a series of instructions to steal a valuable treasure for an unknown puppetmaster after she downloads an audio tour podcast for a specific painting in a gallery.

Winner, Best Unproduced Feature Screenplay – UK Motion Picture Festival, Spring 2021

Finalist – PIMFF 2021

Finalist – European Cinematography Awards 2021

Official Selection – Amsterdam World International Film Festival 2021

Finalist – Best Script Award 2021

Official Selection – Rome Independent Prisma Awards 2021

ian@reddoorvision.co.uk – my agent Ian Taylor at Red Door Vision

A BULLET FOR MERRI

Tim Brennan

Western

When a notorious outlaw is wrongly arrested, a young sharpshooter who idolizes Western legends must team with him to defend her mountain town from bandits seeking revenge.

tbrennan75@gmail.com

A SISTER IN NEED

Michael Field

Mystery, Thriller

A woman is found dead and her sister believes its murder as she uncovers secrets of a small New England town in search of the truth.

mdfield@me.com

AIN’T NO COWBOYS IN NASHVILLE

Christopher O’Bryant

Crime, Drama

An aspiring country singer willing to hustle, a broke bartender with a big heart, and a two strike criminal find their lives thrust together under the neon shadows of Music City after a robbery gone bad turns to revenge.

Quarterfinalist – 2019 Nicholl Fellowship

Winner – Best Screenplay, 2018 California Film Awards, Orson Welles Awards, Best Screenplay

Finalist – 2019 Los Angeles Crime and Horror Festival

Quarterfinalist – 2019 Roadmap/Road to New Republic

Selection – 2019 Sacramento International Film Festival Screenplay Contest

Quarterfinalist – 2018 & 2019 PAGE

Semifinalist – 2021 Stage 32 Drama Screenplay

Semifinalist – 2018 & 2019 Screencraft Drama

Quarterfinalist – 2018 WeScreenplay Feature

obryantcj@gmail.com

ALL THE STARS IN THE HEAVENS

William B. Stoddard

Drama

A once famous, burned out writer at MGM and a young, aspiring writer, a Studio Page take a tumultuous journey that will alter both of their lives.

williamstoddard52@gmail.com

AMERICAN CHECKOUT

Todd Foley

Thriller, Horror, Dark Comedy

While stocking shelves in a retail store, a struggling, newly single dad gets caught in a diabolical game where he must follow the instructions in each box he opens, or his estranged children will be murdered.

scribbledrevisions@gmail.com

AMONG THIEVES

Danny Katz

Thriller

A young man in recovery is recruited by his N.A. sponsor to join a cult-like group of thieves. Lured in with the prospect of helping his father’s shaky new sales career in the home-security sector, Ethan learns the hard way, there’s no honor among thieves.

dankatz920@gmail.com

AN ANGEL WALKS INTO A BAR…

Paul E. Zeidman

Comedy

After literally dying onstage, a caustic comedian must fix three of the many lives he ruined when he was alive, or be damned to his own personal hell for eternity.

paul.zeidman@gmail.com

ANASTASIS

Simon Doyle

Comedy, Horror

A museum security guard sets out to destroy a painting the same night a motley crew attempt a bungled heist. Shame the painting’s haunted. And eats people.

simon.doyle@doctors.org.uk

BACKMASKING

Charli Quevedo

Drama

A doctoral student who discovers the cure to an ongoing epidemic inadvertently falls in love with the potential environmental terrorist.

Selection – Hollywood Jumbo

chaliquevedo21@gmail.com

BLUE SKY AND I

Durnford Edward King

Comedy, Drama

A suicidal comic, trapped in an isolated cabin with a traumatized ten year old girl who hasn’t spoken in over a year, discovers that if he assumes the persona of her favorite cartoon character, she’ll respond. They put crazy on hold, have a hell of an adventure helping each other survive, and begin to heal their personal wounds.

durnking@aol.com

BONE BROTH

Noelle Messier

Psychological Thriller

In an isolated, small town, a squeamish, vegan, lesbian detective falls in love with a sadistic, serial-killer cannibal and battles her inner and outer demons in an intimate and twisted psychological cat and mouse battle for survival. With the help of a brave Deputy in a wheelchair, she learns she needs to become her fear to overcome it.

noellemessier@gmail.com

BREAKING GROUND

Natalie O.

Drama, Indie, Female-Driven

Lexi, a heavily tattooed woman in her mid-20’s, who was known to be an on-the rise young skateboarder during her childhood, gave up her talent as she approached her mid 20’s due to her the loss of her father and her mother in rehab. She lives with her disabled grandmother and likes spending time with her abusive boyfriend. However, with her finances hanging on by a thread each day, she decides to run back to the one thing she loves the most, skateboarding.

natalieolajide27@gmail.com

BREAST IN SHOW

Andrea Berting

Dramedy

A young burlesque dancer reeling from a breast cancer diagnosis forms an unlikely bond with the much older members of her support group, and must push past conservative mindsets and patriarchal, ageist ideas of beauty in order to run a burlesque workshop helping her fellow survivors reclaim ownership of their bodies. 

Quarterfinalist – Screencraft Screenwriting Fellowship

andreaberting@gmail.com

BRIDGE BY THE EARTHEN HOUSE

Paul Howard Hunt

Drama

A man with early-onset dementia continues to hide his condition when his son commits suicide. Past and present, lies and truth begin to merge.

Best Screenplay Award – 2020 European Independent Film Festival

paulhowardhunt@gmail.com

BROOM GOES THE DYNAMITE

Jeffrey Field

Sports, Comedy

When a superstar college quarterback suffers an injury that threatens to derail his pro career, a shrewd sports marketer offers him lifetime financial security if he can carry a team of talented misfits to the Olympic trials… in curling.

jefffield88@yahoo.com

CALYPSO

Fiona Faith Ross

Supernatural Thriller, Fantasy, Horror

After her granddad dies, a bereaved young American travels to the ‘old country’ to connect with her last living family, an aunt who insists she is the immortal sea-goddess, Calypso.

fionafaithross@gmail.com

CLIMBING MOUNTAINS

Paul Ober

Magical Realism

A young boy who’s always wanted to go on an adventure is dying of lung cancer. On the brink of losing all hope and youthful imagination, his friend’s teddy bear comes to life, bringing him on an adventure unlike any other.

Stereo podcast week 4 – $10,000 grand prize winner.

pauloberofficial@aol.com

DARK HOLIDAY

James Lemke

Comedy, Horror

Two clueless women take a vacation to get away from boyfriends and the city only to find themselves in a hilarious Canadian government experiment with Zombies. Hockey players and all.

Finalist – New Wave Film Festival

Selection – New York Tri-State International Film Festival

jclemkeart@yahoo.com

DARK SHAMROCK

Jalissa Cruz

Thriller, Mystery, Suspense

While the Vice President of a video game company tries to prevent her kidnapper from hacking into her company’s data, her coworker and best friend of over 40 years tries to escape the hacker’s accomplice.

yelissaaawrites@gmail.com

DEFINITELY NOT ANYMORE

Paige Feldman

Romantic Comedy

Two colleagues who don’t like each other – and who are both in other relationships – fall in love and get married over one Passover. It’s a story about family, following your passion, and fish (gefilte, and otherwise).

Second Rounder – 2020 Austin Film Festival

paige.feldman@gmail.com

DIAMOND CODE

Kimberly Eaton

Thriller

Chloe Monet, desperate to prevent a predicted death, is introduced to two jet-setting brothers from Greece, exposing an International diamond scheme. Although diamonds are considered a girl’s best friend, in this case they are a source of contention and danger.

scripchik@aol.com

EDEN’S FLOWER

Marcelo Rabelo

Thriller

A girl raised in isolation by her brother is forced to flee when he becomes a threat, and must now survive in a world she knows nothing about.

mrjfilho@icloud.com

EDEN’S PARADISE (2nd in a trilogy)

J.E. Swainston

Sci-Fi, Action

An idealistic young woman fights to stop the violent disintegration of society and create a peaceful haven.

Finalist – Beyond The Curve Int’l Film Festival

janetswainston@gmail.com

ESPERANZA

Blake Armstrong

Western

A pacifist sheriff wants to shape the west with non-violence but his moral code is pushed to the limit when he transports a dangerous killer across the New Mexican desert. 

blake@roboteatingrobot.com

FAMILY TIES

Brian Weston

Drama

When a ruthless entrepreneur’s grandmother in Ireland dies in suspicious circumstances, he decides it is time for revenge against his evil criminal kingpin uncle.

bw1707@yahoo.com

FERVOR

Luke Greensmith

Horror

Tensions between young and old in a small town are manifested in the mysterious appearance of the “Miracle Church”, and the transformations that follow.

lukegreensmith@gmail.com

FIVE ORCS

Kevin Ryan

Fantasy, Animated, Comedy

As the final battle between Good and Evil approaches, five desperate orcs plan to steal a magical shield from their Queen’s enormous fortress so they can pay for their escape from the inevitable slaughter.

Bronze – Prix Royal Paris Screenplay Awards

Winner – Golden Nugget Feature Screenplay Awards

Semifinalist – 2021 Shriekfest

kevinryan333@gmail.com

FIVE SWORDS UNDER HEAVEN

Logan Shaw

Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Western

A vengeful train robber and a female Samurai forge an unlikely partnership as they race across the Old West to rescue the Emperor’s daughter and stop a gang of thieves from stealing five mystical swords. 

Finalist – 2021 Screencraft Fellowship

Top 100 – 2021 Table Read My Screenplay Genre Competition

Semifinalist – 2020 Screencraft Action/Adventure

Quarterfinalist – 2021 WeScreenplay

Quarterfinalist – 2021 StoryPros

Quarterfinalist – 2021 SWN Goldman Award

sloganshaw@gmail.com

FOREVER CRUSH

Ms. Uthman & Joy Princess

Romance

Two tenants, a poet and a fan of poetry, Desmond and Vicky are drawn to each other by their love for poetry. Their closeness threatens Desmond’s relationship with his fiancé. 

shrekoxymann@gmail.com

FULL MOON OVER THE NEW ‘D’ BAR

Daniel Bridges

Horror, Comedy

After their conspiracy theorist buddy goes missing, two dumbass vets enter a seedy town with a seedy strip club that just happens to be full of seedy 80s clad stripper werewolves, and once again they need to save ‘Merica.

Coverfly – Overall Top 10%

Quarterfinalist – 2021 Richmond International Film Festival

Quarterfinalist – 2020 Big Break Script Competition

Semifinalist – 2020 ScreenCraft Comedy Screenplay

Semifinalist – Filmmatic Comedy Screenplay Competition

Official Selection – 2019 Portland Comedy Film Festival

Official Selection – 2020 Houston Comedy Film Festival

Official Selection – 2020 Austin Short Film Festival

danielobridges@gmail.com

GARAGE SALE

Sheila M. Cronin

Family, Drama

A cinematographer receives his first offer to direct a film, but must convince his soon-to-be ex-wife to star in it or lose the opportunity.

sheila.giftcounselorbook@gmail.com

GHOSTS IN THE MACHINE

Blaise Hesselgren

Sci-Fi

Trapped inside a computer simulation with its two creators, an emergent AI has to hack its way into their minds to find the way out to the real world.

Semifinalist – 2018 PAGE International Screenwriting Awards

blaise.hesselgren@gmail.com

GIRL IN THE SHADOWS

Stephen Knight

Thriller

Haunted by a childhood trauma, a small town cop searches for the killer of people from her past, but the man in charge and her past consort to stop her.

Top Ten Feature – SWN Goldman Award

step1knight@gmail.com

GODFATHERS

Sharon Samson

Comedy

Tricked into babysitting their godchildren, a trio of egocentric dudes find themselves in the middle of a robbery turned kidnapping, leaving them one kid short. With the aid of a frenemy cop, they must defeat the bandits and save the kid before daddy returns.

sharonsamson89@hotmail.co.uk

GOLEM

Max Kinchen

Historical, Fantasy, Drama

As his people face constant persecution in 16th century Prague, Chief Rabbi Judah Loew suffers a crisis of faith and creates a Golem as a means of protection, only to lose control of his monster and be forced to stop it before it brings about an even greater threat.

8 – The Black List

Quarterfinalist – Screencraft Fellowship

2nd rounder – Launchpad

2nd rounder – Austin Film Festival

max.kinchen@gmail.com

GRAMMY GOES GANGSTER

Scotty Cornfield

Seniors, Gangsters, Comedy

A group of under-appreciated old ladies form a street gang to save the life of a dying grandson. 

scotty@scottycornfield.com

HAIL MARY

Sophia Baratti

Thriller, Drama, Comedy

When three self-indulgent college students find millions in stolen cash, a spontaneous spring break turns into a vengeful weekend as they push each other to their greediest limits.

sabaratti@gail.com

HAULING ASH

Derek Wightman

Comedy

The do-nothing son of a recently deceased business mogul is tasked to deliver his estranged father’s ashes cross country in order to inherit the family fortune. Along the way, he must evade 2 hit men hired by his father’s spurned business partner, with his unbeknownst secret agent girlfriend assisting him along the way.

derekscottw2@hotmail.com

HERMIT

Brendon Udy

Horror, Thriller

A grieving man isolates himself on an island after the loss of his daughter and wife, but when his wife returns, his sanity and devotion are pushed to the brink as she shows increasingly violent, animalistic behaviours.

brendon.u@gmail.com

I DON’T KNOW

Arthur Tiersky

Comedy, Rom-Com

A seemingly conventional romantic comedy is disrupted when its own screenwriter inserts himself into the story and appears to be a better match for the leading lady than the leading man is.

Finalist/Residency – Bahamas International Film Festival

Best Unproduced Screenplay – Unrestricted View Film Festival

Best Screenplay Feature and Best in Show – Cinema WorldFest Awards

Best Screenplay – Montreal International Film Festival

Best Feature Screenplay – Pollino International Film Festival

Best Comedy – Best Script Award

artiefromtheblock@yahoo.com

IF THEY WERE OF US

Rosemary Griggs

True Crime, Drama

Inspired by a True Story, a middle-aged FBI agent in Suburban Chicago soon finds his latest murder case is invading the lives of the people he loves.

8 – The Black List

Semifinalist – Launch Pad

Semifinalist – Stage 32 Drama

grigs521@gmail.com

INDEBTED

Jake Peter

Thriller

After losing big, a gambler decides to rob a bank to pay off his debt and escape his merciless boss.

jakepeter025@gmail.com

INDUCEMENT

Jeffrey Lee Sibley

Sci-Fi, Action

When a low-level criminal reveals his hidden power of complete persuasion, omnipotent forces attempt to exploit his extraordinary ability with life-altering repercussions.

jeffsibley1@gmail.com

INSIDE THESE WALLS

Jade Tostanoski

Sci-Fi

An inclusive dystopian sci-fi screenplay about a hot-headed woman, who after her mother is taken for missed organ payments, joins a small rebellion effort to save her, but when they uncover darker truths about the repossessed victims, she must save the people of the encased city, which seems impossible because the powerful CEO is standing in her way.

jade.banzhoff@gmail.com

I WOULD LIKE TO THANK

Benedict Ransley

Comedy

To stage his long-desired comeback, a disgraced Hollywood star must join forces with a quirky British acting coach.

Shortlisted for Barnstorm Festival 2020

benedict@moviemagicdarling.com

JHO LOW

Teng Ky-Gan

Drama, Biopic

Upon accidentally gaining access to a sovereign fund containing billions of dollars, an awkward social-climber has to siphon as much money as he can, using brilliant and complicated financial structures, before the authorities close in. Based on the real-life fugitive Jho Low who was involved in the biggest financial scandal in history.

1st Place – Table Read My Screenplay (Genre: Historical / Biopic) 2021

tengkygan@gmail.com

K9-47

Attris Jewitt

Action, Thriller

DEA Special Agent John Fisk and Kayla, his detection dog, are a force to be reckoned, when a mission goes sideways, killing him. Waking up wounded and alone, it takes the unwitting help of a rookie agent for Kayla to exact justice.

attyisearnest@gmail.com

LAW OF THE WEST

Troy Greenwood

Epic, Western

Rooted in a gateway valley, a family of homesteaders and Indigenous band become targets of a railway tycoon intent on exploiting a recent gold discovery in the neighboring hills.  Driven to defend their way of life the valley’s inhabitants must put aside their differences and join together if there’s any hope of preserving honor and justice in this brave ‘New World’.

troygreenwood@hhsproductions.com

LIFE OF CY

Mark Anthony Ramitt

Drama, Coming of Age

Determined to attend senior prom, a teen born with a rare genetic disorder must also overcome social anxieties to secure a prom date, until a teacher he is smitten with provides him with a unique opportunity and arrangement.

Adaptation of my short script GENERATION CY, which placed in the semifinals in the 2020 Barnstorm Film & TV Fest

markramitt@gmail.com

LOVE SCARS

Jodi Ippolito

Drama, Coming of Age

For transgender teen, Andy Cooper, finding love – much less a date to prom – is a pretty tall order. Things change when Andy rekindles his friendship with Valedictorian, Olivia McDonald. Together, the duo confront transphobic peers, family struggles, challenging friendships and life altering SCARS.

Official Selection – 2021 Script Summit

MANIFEST DESTINY

Deidre Berry

Drama

A biracial teen comes of age in inner city Miami, and resents her mother’s return home after serving  a lengthy prison sentence.

berrydeidre82@gmail.com

MOTHER

Benas Drabavicius

Horror, Thriller

Members of a Satanist band must escape the wrath of a pious Catholic mother, dangerously obsessed with saving the souls of the Satanist trapped in her care.

asa.benas@yahoo.com

MUDDY WATERS

John M. Ware

Crime, Drama

When a small, southern town is ravaged by a deadly new drug, a tough detective and grief stricken medical examiner must team up to bring down a drug kingpin.

johnm.ware80@gmail.com

MUSTANG EXPRESS

B. Jack Azadi

Crime, Drama, Neo-Western

New Mexico, 1979: After killing a corrupt Deputy Sheriff, two Chiricahua-Apache women resort to a desperate scheme to start a new life across the border.

Comps: Thelma and Louise, Hell or High Water

bjackazadi@gmail.com

MY DREAM OF CHLOE SEVIGNY

Ryan Greenwood

Comedy

When a Columbia Law professor meets the internationally-acclaimed actress at the New York Public Library, the line between reality and dreamscapes quickly blurs.

ryancgreenwood@gmail.com

MY FAVORITE COLOR

Lou Paoletti

Dark Comedy

After being forced to make an impossible decision about his relationship, a love-struck man battles newfound mental illness while navigating an existential crisis.

loupaoletti1@gmail.com

NINE LIVES

Bart Baker

Hard action, Comedy

The good news:  Disgraced, down on his luck, dog-loving, former special-op, Mutt Hickock, finds his fortunes changing when he’s named the executor of a billion and a half dollar trust.  The bad news: The massive fortune has been left to a pampered, Persian cat, which Mutt not only can’t tolerate, he’s allergic to as well.  The worse news: There is a very badass group of people from Mutt’s past that want the cat dead so they can get their hands on the money.  The worst news: Killing Mutt in the process would just be a bonus. 

bartshd@aol.com

NOVUM

Joseph Rhea

Sci-Fi, Dystopian Drama

In an aging undersea colony, a troubled cargo-sub captain must join forces with an untested crew to destroy an ancient weapon that threatens what’s left of the human race.

Note – adapted from the first book in my own series, so could be first 2 hours of a ~10-hour limited series

wjrhea@gmail.com

ON THE HOUR

Brandon Rhiness

Horror

A group of friends spending the weekend in the country fall victim to a curse that causes them to die off one by one, every hour, on the hour.

brhiness@gmail.com

PARENTAL DISCRETION ADVISED

Joel Murphy

Horror-Comedy, Coming of Age, Road Trip

In the summer of 1999, four high school friends must band together to save professional wrestling from an ancient demon known as the Flayed One.

joeldmurphy@gmail.com

PASSING THROUGH

Robert Rhyne

Drama

A guilt-ridden doctor conceals his identity to secretly care for his female hit and run victim — only to fall in love with her — even as her vengeful father and the police close in on her assailant.

Winner – UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television Screenwriting Program

Winner – We Screenplay

Finalist – Austin Film Festival

Semifinalist – Slamdance

Quarterfinalist – Nicholl Fellowships

randprhyne@aol.com

PORCELAIN GIRL

KB Jackson

Drama

An ambitious girl at the start of her senior year makes a significant decision about her baby’s future due to an unexpected pregnancy.

fantastiafann@yahoo.com

REDEMPTION RIDGE

Michael Dickson

Drama, Music

A washed-up country music legend and Nashville’s hottest new star must set aside their differences and work together to save the young star’s tarnished reputation.

mimmikmedia@gmail.com

RETURN TO SENDER

Adam Sturkenboom

Comedy, Adventure, Fantasy

In an attempt to save his dying relationship, a socially inept slacker finds a way to adopt a literal monster baby, sparking a cross-country road trip to return it before someone dies or all their money runs dry.

adamlanesturkenboom@gmail.com

SAVING ELVIS

Clint Williams & Dennis Love

Sci-Fi

A burned-out rock critic and his billionaire publisher travel back in time to rescue the self-destructive Elvis Presley from himself and the evil Colonel Tom Parker.

clintwilliams3@gmail.com

SCARLET SEAS

J.C. Young

Action, Adventure, Horror

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

Red List – Feb 2020 Coverfly

Top 23% – Coverfly

Semifinalist – 3rd 2020 Filmmatic Pitch Now

Semifinalist – Unique Voices

Quarterfinalist – 2020 Script2Comic

Quarterfinalist – StoryPros

Top 10 (4 weeks) – Talentville.com

writer.jcyoung@yahoo.com

SEARCHING FOR WENDY

Diego Sanchez Nicolas

Home Invasion, Survival, Horror

An agoraphobic girl fights through a bloodbath of death when the psychotic Peter breaks into her flat with his violent gang of “Lost Boys”.

diegosancheznicolas@hotmail.es

SNIPER QUEEN

David Ennocenti

Action, Biography

When Nazi Germany invades her Ukraine homeland, a 24-year-old University student enlists in the Rifle Division of the Soviet Red Army, over the objectionss of her family and the recruiter;  she becomes her country’s most prolific sniper.

Finalist – Writer’s Digest Annual Writing Competition

Official Selection – Artemis Women In Action Film Festival

d.ennocenti@gmail.com

SOMEWHERE SAFE

Kris Taylor

Action, Adventure, Thriller

When a damaged Somali Soldier’s hidden past is uncovered, he faces his demons to shepherd an innocent family on the run to Europe. But blood ties to the vengeful military regime hunting them force him to make an impossible and deadly choice.

kris.taylor80@gmail.com

STILETTO

Shauney Taylor

Psychological, Thriller

A successful novelist with a dark secret takes in a lodger whose own secret changes her life forever.

2nd Place – Raindance

taylorsue42@yahoo.com

SWEAT

Hyten Davidson

Thriller, Drama

When an Army ranger is forced to pass an unconventional sobriety program or face a dishonorable discharge, she stumbles upon a dark plot within the facility capable of undoing her past while sabotaging her future.

Best Feature Screenplay – 2021 FunMill Film Fest, Cleveland, OH

hytendavidson@gmail.com

SYNDICATE

Kevin O’Leary

Action, Adventure

A naïve girl must grow up fast when her genius father is kidnapped by a futuristic, dystopian, multinational corporation.

privateer808@hotmail.com

THANKS FOR YOUR DONATION

Matthew J. Kaplan

Thriller, Horror

When an orphan discovers that she has been adopted for the sole purpose of being an organ donor for her sickly new brother, she must fight her new family and escape their old mansion before her life is taken and her lungs are harvested.

kapmatt@gmail.com

THE BOY FROM THE MEADOW

Geoffrey Enright

Drama, Thriller

A young boy escapes from the grip of a religious compound and falls into the arms of a small-town sheriff who vows to protect him at all costs.  

geoffreyenright@gmail.com

THE CALL OF THE VOID

Graham McNeill

Supernatural, Horror

In the days before Hurricane Katrina, a former investigative journalist is drawn back to New Orleans following the death of her sister, where one of the Crescent City’s oldest families is on the verge of summoning an ancient god of prehistory.

Quarterfinalist – Final Draft Big Break

graham@graham-mcneill.com

THE CHAMELEON

Anthony Moore

Thriller

An attractive animal rights activist must stop a serial killer, while avoiding becoming his next victim, to prevent an infatuated cop from uncovering her dark secret.

Grand Prize Winner – Thriller, 2018 Fade In Awards

techrat@live.com

THE CHECKERED

Mark Gunnion

Action, Dramedy

In 1970s Indianapolis, a 2nd-generation hot rodder finagles a way to stay out of the Army (and the County Jail) so he can keep doing what he loves – RACING – but a cop with a grudge is obsessed with wrecking his life, and making him pay for ALL his family’s crimes.

Finalist, Official Selection – 2021 Die Laughing Film Festival

Semifinalist – Filmmatic Comedy Film Festival

Semifinalist – StoryPros

markgunnion@gmail.com

THE CHRISTMAS BET

Katie Haskins

Drama, Romance, Christmas

A reluctant bet between a disenchanted Christmas novelist and her playboy brother. Before Christmas Eve, she’s going to find his Mrs. Claus and he’s going to find her holiday spirit.

katie.haskins@gmail.com

THE COLLAR

P.B. Forde

Crime, Comedy

When a revenge plot goes horribly wrong, a sickly priest finds himself caught up in the chaos. As violence unfolds around him, and doubt enters the fray, he must do what he can if he wants to get out alive.

paulbforde@gmail.com

THE DARK BELOW

Brian Fitzpatrick

Horror, Sci-Fi

Ruthless mercenaries, fanatical cultists, and celestial horrors won’t stand in the way of an all-girl urban explorer team hell bent on rescuing their young sister from the grip of a shadowy monster in a secretive lab.

brianfitzauthor@gmail.com

THE DUNA HOTEL

Ryan Berry

Horror, Comedy

As a newly appointed bell-boy, Ryan expected to meet a lot of guests. What he didn’t expect was for one of them to be a murderer, or for half of them to be monsters. It’s going to be a long night.

ryberry@hotmail.co.uk

THE EDGE OF HONOR

Katherine Bryan

Action, Thriller

Wanted for murder, a Navy SEAL must save his fiancé by plunging into the most desperate hunt of his life–a shattering search for a brilliant killer who has come back to finish a job he failed at several years before.

katie-bryan@att.net

THE FAMILY BUSINESS

Eva Wakeford

Neo-Western, Black Comedy

Loosely based on the twisted tale of America’s first serial killer family. Set in the absurd and abnormal town of Labette, a determined yet naive young woman strikes up an unlikely companionship with a gunslinger, teaching her that she must forge her own way in the world. But when you come from a family of murderers, heads are guaranteed to roll.

evawakeford@gmail.com

THE FUNNY FARM

Robert Ward

Horror

A wise-cracking demon terrorizes a farm family, then battles the lone survivor to the death… who happens to be the farmer’s ingenious and badass teenage daughter.

Winner – 2019 Filmmatic Horror Screenplay Awards

2nd place – Best Feature Script – 2019 Hollywood Horrorfest

Finalist – 2018 Page Turner Horror & Thriller

Finalist – 2017 New York City Horror Film Festival

Finalist – 2017 Shriekfest Horror Film Festival

rward@got.net

THE HALF LIFE OF HARRY FIGG

Mark Wesley

Sci-Fi, Drama laced with Humor

After seeing a strange light, a feral boy’s life is changed when he breaks into a reclusive scientist’s home and discovers a star in a jar.

markwesley13@googlemail.com

THE HOMESTEAD

Ian Sandusky

Comedy

When a couple from New York City move to Missouri to build the glamping homestead of their dreams, they will have to reevaluate everything they think they know to save the farm – and their marriage.

ian.sandusky@gmail.com

THE LAST EARTH STATION

Kathryn Radmall

Sci-Fi

When a space station, missing for over a century, suddenly reappears on the far side of the galaxy, the team sent to investigate discover that the lost don’t always want to be found.

kathryn.radmall@icloud.com

THE LAST PRIEST

Brian Mulligan

Historical, Faith-based, Drama

Berlin 1938. The Catholic Church makes a deal with the devil and a reluctant young priest must either comply with the church’s appeasement of Hitler’s government or rise up against two powerful forces to become the hero the world needs.

Semifinalist – Screencraft Fellowship

bmull863@gmail.com

THE LAST RAIN

Kathryn Rushent

Sci-Fi, Drama, Magic Realism

In the endless rain and crop failures of an apocalyptic volcanic winter, a mythic being – both man and monster – comes to the aid of a diverse blended family to bring back the sun. (MAGGIE meets THE SHAPE OF WATER)

rushentk@gmail.com

THE LEGEND OF YAKATUTCH

Sean Francis Ellis

Horror

A snowboarder must embrace his First Nations heritage to save his girlfriend from a legendary beast, which needs her DNA to restore its humanity.

Quarterfinalist – 2017 Screencraft Fellowship

Official Selection – 2017 Beverly Hills Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Finalist – 2016 Toronto Horror Film & Screenplay Festival

Producer Spotlight Project – 2015 Toronto’s Int’l Financial Forum and Trans-Atlantic Partners

Best Project & Pitch – 2014 3-D Stereo Media Summit – Liege, Belgium

seanfrancisellis@gmail.com

THE MAN WITH A GLOVE

Suzanne Lutas

Supernatural, Thriller

When a claustrophobic art restorer is held captive, she must renovate a Renaissance era painting which has more inside than just paint.

Quarterfinalist- 2018 Screencraft Horror

Semifinalist – 2019 Miami Screenplay

Semifinalist – 2019 Wiki Screenplay

Finalist – Horror/Thriller – 2019 Pitch Now

Quarterfinalist – 2020 TSL Screenplay

suzannebl@mail.pf

THE MONITOR

Erik Sternberger

Social Thriller

Returning from Iraq, Jacob Diaz works as a social media monitor where he’s forced to constantly watch videos of cruelty, conspiracy, and hate. Fed up with the inaction of his supervisors and the authorities—plus the toll on his psyche—he hunts down the offending posters in search of peace. Finding that he has become a viral sensation himself, he must now escape a rabid fanbase that uses him as its inspiration.

erik.sternberger@gmail.com

THE NOBODY

David Dinning McDermott & Zvi Jaari

Action, Spy

Pawns in the spy world, the betrayal, the guilt, and one mans journey through it all.

Selected – Silicon Beach Film Festival

Selected – Hollywood Jumbo: Screenplay Festival

Selected – The Beverly Hills Film Festival

Selected – 4th Dimension Independent Film Festival

Finalist – 4th Dimension Independent Film Festival

AWARD WINNER – 17th season of World Film Carnival – Singapore(WFCS).

Selected – World Film Carnival – Singapore

Selected – L.A. Indies’ Film Festival

dinningproduction@gmail.com

THE OBSERVER

Ronnie Shantz/Robinson

Sci-Fi

Sometimes being on someone’s radar isn’t all that. Beware an alien woman scorned…

electronten@outlook.com

THE PIRATE PRINCESS

Bobby Kirk

Adventure, YA

A refined young woman must avenge her father’s death by becoming what she despises most, a pirate. Chasing her father’s nemesis across the high seas and through the Queen’s court to extract vengeance and save the kingdom.

A Katniss Everdine heroine in a Princess Bride world. A story for girls that want to be the hero and a princess.

stlbobby@gmail.com

THE PRINCE OF WALGROVE MANOR

Phillip E. Hardy

Dark Comedy, Romcom

A young male rocker plays with 80’s bands, works a white-collar job, and dates multiple women until two of them collide at a party and one of them pulls a gun.

phillip_hrdy@yahoo.com

THE RAVENING

Brian & Robert Kelly

Horror

A young woman is terrorised by her ex-boyfriend after he’s attacked by a werewolf and must fight to the bitter end to save herself and all that she holds dear from the big bad wolf.

seven_tower@hotmail.com

THE RICKETY MAN

Jeremiah Lewis

Horror, Folk, Period

In 1810 England, a bankrupt and disgraced London socialite has three days to uncover the truth about her ex-lover’s disappearance and make amends for her role in her sister’s death before she’s taken by a mythical entity that punishes wrongdoers.

jeremiah.lewis@gmail.com

THE SCAM

Kevin McCormack

Heist, Drama

When an overworked, underpaid college grad finds the promises of her higher education degrees aren’t paying off, she teams with two misfit friends to steal a prized sculpture from their alma mater in order to save her father’s house and finally make a difference.

kevinmccormack8@gmail.com

THE SUBTLE ART OF JUMPING OFF BUILDINGS

Sean Fee

Thriller

A man with a fear of heights falls head over heels for a woman with the unusual hobby of watching people jump off buildings.

sean_fee@hotmail.co.uk

THE TALE OF OBSIDIAN LANDING

Mista Martel

Western, Adventure

When a thriving Freedmen’s town is held hostage by the deranged realtor Dexter Spite, Tijuana Adams must venture back home to avenge her father, the sheriff, and save her mother, the doctor.

Finalist – Beyond The Curve International Film Festival

actormista@gmail.com

THE VANILLA CHILDREN

Gabe Dye

Mockumentary, Dramedy

Six friends who are all siblings of child prodigies try to do something to get themselves recognized by getting into the Guinness Book of World records.

gabe_ms@live.com

THIS IS IT!

Berg Rosenberg

Comedy

Entering her senior year 1999, Allison James has 180 school days left to date the hottest guy, party like a rockstar, and lose her virginity. This is it! 

bergscreenplay@gmail.com

THURISAZ

Yosuke Mitton

Horror, RomCom, Road Trip

After a case of mistaken identity, a shiftless young woman must retrieve an ancient artifact for a crazed cult leader and must battle redneck cannibals, a werewolf, and an ancient evil along the way.

Official Selection: Twin Falls Sandwiches Film Festival

yomitton@gmail.com

TILLIE

David Chester & Blake Pinter

Coming of Age, Period, Drama

In 1890s Pennsylvania Dutch Country, an intellectually gifted farm girl rebels against her tyrannical father and risks her life to get an education to follow in the footsteps of her beloved teacher. 

Finalist – 2019 Pitch Now Screenplay Festival

Finalist – 2019 Screencraft Public Domain

Finalist – 2020 Vail Screenplay Contest

davidhalchester@gmail.com

TIME AT FORT PECK

Anthony Nelson

Neo-Western, Sci-Fi, Crime, Thriller

In pursuit of riches, a woman teams up with her ex-husband to hunt dinosaur bones in the Montana badlands.

amvnelson@gmail.com

UNSPOKEN

Maura Campbell

Psychological Thriller

A non-speaking disabled woman has to overcome her learned helplessness and save herself when her unstable aunt tries to starve her to death.

maura.campbell@btinternet.com

UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN

Antonio Shorter

Family, Drama

The relationship between a father and her daughter is deepened and explored throughout a series of events.

antonioshorter.21@gmail.com

VAMPIRIC

Kelly Parks

Horror

A young couple must survive the night when they become the sexual obsession of a sadistic vampire.

Finalist – StoryPros

kelly.parks@gmail.com

VOODOO MACBETH

Daren Wagar

Period, Drama, Based on a True Story

A young Orson Welles contends with racial tensions, a drunk lead actor and his own ego as he tries to stage MACBETH with an all-Black cast in 1930s Harlem.

Semifinalist – Academy Nicholl Fellowship

daranwagar@outlook.com

WE DON’T SMILE ANYMORE

Leah Simmons

Thriller

Dragged to an exclusive couples retreat, a career-focused woman discovers too late that she and her ambitious husband are the center of a dangerous game.

juliawild375@gmail.com

WHERE THE SUN SETS

Dallas Rector

Western, Drama, Adventure, Crime, Period

When a vindictive bounty hunter transports a bank robber from New Mexico to Colorado to pay for his crimes, the outlaw tests his captor’s weakness and forces the bounty hunter to find out if he truly has the courage to dispense his own personal justice.

dallasrector@runpicturerun.com

TELEVISION

#HOTMESS

Ana Christina Perez Del Rio

Dramedy

A young mess of a woman, trying to break into the business of Hollywood and obsessing over her ex-boyfriend, fakes a pregnancy to get him back but it may be real. 

aperezentertainment@gmail.com

#SANTAMUERTEHEARMYPRAYER

Chelly Pike

YA, Drama, Horror

After a 17yo student at a pretentious New Orleans Catholic school digs into her Colombian heritage in search of a pretty, petty picture to paint to get back at her infuriating Religion teacher, her project on Santa Muerte leads to her lighting candles and murdering her lecherous uncle, but did she find Santa Muerte or did Santa Muerte find her? Maybe death is her destiny?

mpike818@gmail.com

ABDUCTED

Lee Lawson

Action, Thriller

A specialist recovery team risks it all as they fight politics, jealousy, and industry corruption to return kidnap victims home.

leejlawson@gmail.com

ALTERS

Courtney DeCamp

Drama, Thriller

SYBIL meets DEXTER

After witnessing a murder, a woman’s alternate personality goes into hiding, forcing the other quirky personalities to help the police solve the case while attempting to hide their own bloody crimes.

Top 10 – Stage 32 Television Writing Contest

8 on The Black List

Quarterfinalist – Page Turner Screenplays

Honorable mention – WIKI Screenplay Contest

actorcourtneydecamp@gmail.com

ASPEN GROVE

Timothy Shireman

Horror, Supernatural, Thriller

Chapter One: Evil Roots Run Deep. In the Montana Wilderness of 1845, a French-Canadian fur trapper with a dark past is captured by a Native American family. But after duplicitously talking his way out of their captivity, he faces a reckoning for his sins, stumbling into an even more harrowing nightmare that proves as haunting as it is deadly.

stimpleton69@hotmail.com

AUREM

Denise Papas Meechan

Superhero, Action

When a tenacious AAPI teen witnesses four corrupt policemen beat her dad to death, she must learn to convert her auditory PTSD into a newfound power to uncover the identities of the killers and seek revenge- even as it transforms her from a naive streetkid to gold-suited superhero, Aurem!

Quarterfinalist – Screencraft Fellowship

todenisepapas@gmail.com

BLOOD BONDS

Ashley Bower

YA, Drama

As their lives begin to intertwine by happenstance, two teenage girls navigate the layered complexities of young adulthood and family secrets by way of accidental pregnancy and DNA tests.

ashleybower107@gmail.com

BUTTERFLY

Harriet O’Neill

Historical, Drama

After their parents’ murder, two sisters join the underground fight against fascism in Nazi-occupied Belgium.

Semifinalist – 2021 Screencraft Fellowship

Semifinalist – Filmmatic Inroads Fellowship – Season 4

Official Selection – 2021 Script Summit

hlon_95@hotmail.com

COLLEGE MAN

Vin Romano

Drama, Thriller

After unknowingly taking part in a drug experiment at his school, a slacker freshman becomes big man on campus, growing more intelligent, ambitious…and dangerous.

LIMITLESS meets ANIMAL HOUSE

vt3.romano@yahoo.com

FALL FROM GRACE

Roisin Chapman

Comedy, Thriller

An exasperated housewife longing for the sweet release of death gets her first taste of freedom on the run from the law, after accidentally killing her dementia-riddled husband.

roisinc785@gmail.com

FANTASY FARM

Adam Puckoris

Drama

After 15 year old Jilly Parks witnesses a murder from her bedroom window, she begins to uncover dark horrors of her neighborhood Fantasy Farm. 

adampuckorisdna@gmail.com

FIERCE!

Pablo Diablo

Dramedy, Musical

The safety of a drag queen’s women’s shelter is compromised when her estranged high school bestie seeks a place to stay away from her abusive husband.

parmend@gmail.com

FUTURE KING

Dawn Prato

Urban, Fantasy, Drama

After accidentally waking King Arthur in the present day, a disillusioned businesswoman must sort fact from fantasy if they’re going to survive his enemies, both ancient and new – problem is, she may be one of them.

dawn.prato@gmail.com

GARDEN CITY SHUFFLE

Dave Goossen

1-hr Drama

A disgraced jazz musician returns home with hopes of reopening a club but gets caught up in deceit and the dangerous criminal underbelly of a picture-perfect tourist town.

davegoossen@gmail.com

GASOLINE

Liam Kavanagh

Action, Comedy

An uppercrust British aristocrat and a streetwise Mexican cage fighter are recruited by a mysterious benefactor to take down untouchable international criminals.

liamkavanaghmail@gmail.com

HADES

Mike Boaks

Drama

When a doctor from a family of cops is unfairly suspended from a prestigious hospital, he is thrown a lifeline by the Croatian Mafia in his old hood. Committing to help their ailing boss as an underground war erupts, he may discover his professional calling, if he can survive..

Red List #14 TV All Time, #2 TV past year

Top 1 TV Of The Month Coverfly (April 2021)

Finalist – LA Intl Screenplay Awards 2020

2nd Round – Austin Film Festival

Quarterfinalist – Final Draft Big Break

Official Selection – Script Summit

michaelboaks@hotmail.com

HENCH

Charles Rutter

Comedy, Superhero, Animation

A staffing service clerical error reclassifies a hopeful henchman as a supervillain, forcing him to reluctantly fulfill his new managerial obligations instead of what he really wants: to win back his estranged girlfriend and find a decent benefits package.

Semifinalist – Final Draft Big Break

Quarterfinalist – Screencraft Animation

Top 12% – Coverfly ½-hour TV Comedy

Top 14% – Coverfly Comedy

charlesrutter2@gmail.com

INDEFINITE LIFESPAN

Michael Raphael Salomon

Sci-Fi

In the near future, immortality science and religion are destined to collide.

Semifinalist – 2021 Screencraft Fellowship

Semifinalist – Filmmatic Inroads Fellowship, Season 4

Semifinalist – Filmmatic TV Pilots, 5th

Quarterfinalist – Screenwriters Network – SWN Screenplay Competition Goldman Award

Official Selection – 2021 Script Summit

dr.ms@earthlink.net

(in)TOLERANCE

Travis Seppala

Sci-Fi

When the Robot Rights movement is targeted by anti-bot protestors, a non-binary domestic bot finds themself in the middle of a developing uprising. 

flannelmann@yahoo.com

JOHN SUNSHINE’S LOST ROCK ’N’ ROLL TAPES

Alice Wells

Found footage, Rock-Mockumentary, Dark Comedy, Thriller, Music

Decades after the underground rock scene of the 1970s ended, a son discovers his father’s lost interview tapes with some of rock’s lesser known “legends,” and discovers that rock ‘n’ roll may never die, but it sure can kill.

jenscreenplays@gmail.com

JUNIOR HIGH GENIE

Audrey Hackett

Family, Fantasy, Comedy

A preteen girl’s life becomes increasingly complicated when she unleashes an adolescent, hard-to-manage genie, who can’t leave until he grants her three wishes and realizes he may not want to leave at all.

Endorsement – 2020 KIDS FIRST! Film Festival

Semifinalist – 2020 Creative Screenwriting Unique Voices

Quarterfinalist – 2019 Write/LA

audreyhackett0@gmail.com

LOST SUMMER

Terry Dray

Thriller, Scottish Noir

A cheap private eye has to step up his game after he unwittingly uncovers a cold case involving murder, smuggling, and police corruption to become the unlikely hero and survive his deadliest adversary yet.

terrydray@me.com

MEDICINE WOMAN

H.L. Van Hoose

Urban Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller

When a New York City medical intern of Navajo descent suddenly manifests supernatural healing powers, she must learn to control her abilities with the help of her long-lost medicine-man grandfather, and discover how a shadowy genetics corporation was responsible for her father’s mysterious death.

Finalist – Diverso Minority Report Fellowship

Semifinalist – BlueCat

Semifinalist – Cinequest

Semifinalist – Stage 32 TV Writing

Semifinalist – Filmmatic TV Pilot Awards

https://hilaryvanhoose.wixsite.com/screenwriter/contact

MILLER’S BLOOD

Ari Gill

Mystery, Thriller

After her husband’s mysterious death and the disappearance of her 9-year-old son, a teacher discovers a dark secret in her home that catapults her out of suburban London into the heart of Mumbai’s underworld. 

SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE meets BREAKING BAD

Semifinalist – Final Draft Big Break

Top 2% – BBC Writers Room

arigill8@gmail.com

MILNER FUNERARY SERVICES

R. J. Blake

1-hour Horror, Dramedy

A freak accident offers the director of a failing funeral home the solution to her family’s money problems: murdering the men responsible for her husband’s death and reaping the financial windfall of their funerals.‬

#8 – Top Pilots – Blacklist.com

Top Horror PIlots of the Year – Coverfly Red List

2nd rounder – Austin Film Festival

Semifinalist – Nashville Film Festival

Semifinalist – Cinequest Film Festival

Quarterfinalist – Final Draft Big Break

rjblake.production@gmail.com

NEMESIS

Nicole Sylla

Drama

Having survived an abusive childhood, a therapist helps his patients take revenge on the people responsible for their traumas, always at the risk of putting them all behind bars. 

nicole.sylla@gmx.net

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.

Top 50 – Fast Track Fellowship

Quarterfinalist – Page Turner Genre

Quarterfinalist – Screencraft TV Pilot

collin.lieberg@gmail.com

OFFSIDE

Hayley Griffin

Sports, Drama

At a hybrid state-run boarding school, the boys’ soccer coach must merge his team with the girls’ and win a tournament to stay funded, but can’t get his own daughter to play ball let alone the rest of the team.

Placed on Coverfly’s 2020 Red List – Top-rated Family Televsion (one hour)

#2 – Coverfly’s Red List – Dec 2020 – Top-rated Family Television (one hour)

hayleyfgriffin@hotmail.co.uk

ONE IN A TRILLION

Marven Likness

Sci-Fi, Drama

An underground Deaf society attempts to steal an experimental intergalactic ship from the government to escape persecution and torture.

Best TV Script – Script and Storyboard Showcase

Best Original Screenplay – Hollywood Blood Horror Festival

Best New Artist – L.A. Neo Noir Novel

Best Short Screenplay – European Film Festival Mainstream and Underground

Best Screenplay – Global Monthly Online

Top 15 Short Sci-Fi Script – Coverfly Red List for August 2020

Best International Screenplay – Mile High Film Awards

Best Screenplay of the year – Picasso Einstein Buddha

Finalist: CIFF, Madras, Eurasia Fest, Indie Short Fest, PixlesGarage, Voghera, Tagore…

marven.likness@gmail.com

PARLOR

Cynthia S. Wright

Dramedy

A newly sober woman teams up with her estranged brother to take down a rival funeral parlor, stumbling over hidden secrets that reveal it ain’t just bodies her family kept buried.

cyndyswright@gmail.com

PEARL OF WISDOM

Marlene Sharp

Animated, Kid-friendly, Comedy

Under the noses of faculty, staff, parents, siblings, and cliques, 12-year-old Pearl

assembles her angst-ridden peers into an unofficial group of humorists who pan for proverbial

comedy gold in the hills and valleys of middle school.

Winner – Best Screenplay, Great Message Film Festival

Finalist – Best Comedy Teleplay, Austin Comedy Film Festival

Honorable Mention – Best Screenplay, Night of Comedy Shorts

Honorable Mention – Best Screenplay, Wiki Screenplay Contest

Official Selection and Endorsed Title (ages 12-18) – KIDS FIRST! Film Festival

Official Selection – Top Indie Film Awards

marlene.sharp@kinsane.com

PERFECT STORM

Cindi Woods

Comedy

When Hurricane Katrina blows the film industry up from New Orleans to Shreveport, a displaced eccentric talent agent, a rebellious preacher’s wife, and a diverse group of local actors form unlikely bonds at a weekly acting class, all hoping to get their big break in the other LA.

cindiwoods@gmail.com

RECLUSE

Ian Sutherland

Horror, Drama

After witnessing a bizarre murder, a paranoid medic becomes ensnared in a supernatural plot to destroy humanity as he struggles to outsmart the sinister forces at work.

ian.sutha@gmail.com

SANTA MONICA

Amanda Avalon

Romantic Comedy

Four friends living in Santa Monica, each trying to make it as they navigate love and dating in Los Angeles. 

amanda.avalon@hotmail.com

SHE CRAZY

Linda Denton

Drama, Comedy

Three Black women, on the downside side of 40, trying to stay sane while coping with mental illness, broken dreams and personal shortcomings, discover that #CrazyAF may be their new normal.

studior467@gmail.com

SHELTERED

Layla Cummins

Crime, Thriller

A homeless mother witnesses the strange murder of a political activist and becomes the new target of a wealthy and influential cult.

laylacummins@hotmail.co.uk

SILENT ASSISTANT

Brooke Greene

Dramedy

A fresh college grad must play nice with the ghost of her recently deceased predecessor in order to keep her job as a high school teacher.

brookegreene39@gmail.com

SLIFKO RULES!

Neil J. Brimelow

½ hour, Comedy, Limited Series

After being framed for a massive senior prank he didn’t commit, ex-serial prankster Freddie Slifko is forced to repeat his entire senior year at his Catholic boarding school where he vows to pull off the biggest senior prank of all time.

neil@filmvoltage.com

STANDARD, NEBRASKA

Edward Hamel

Dramedy, Sci-Fi

Surrounded by cornfields and casual racism, the town of Standard, Nebraska is anything but— When a blatantly racist statue of the town’s founder is defaced, a high school journalist and his best friend discover that their hometown is at the center of a story that threatens to tear apart not only their community but a society that has yet to come to terms with race in America.

Finalist – 2021 Cinequest Screenwriting Competition

edward.scripted@gmail.com

STAR DUCKS

Jake Lynch

Animation, Sci-Fi, Comedy

A screw-up duck stranded on a distant planet must save her missing crew, fix their ship and, with help from a young scroop, learn what it really means to be a true hero.

jakelynch25@gmail.com

SUCKING MANGOES NAKED

Amil Abraham Thomas and Tad Wojnicki

Comedy

A figure artist must win the Mango Art Show, or lose it all, including his model’s heart.

tadwojnicki@gmail.com

SWIPE RIGHT

Joyce Cyr

Comedy

A singles cruise with all the baggage.

It’s like THE GOLDEN GIRLS meets SEX IN THE CITY on THE LOVE BOAT.

joycecyr5@gmail.com

THE APARTMENT

Kipe Lyan

Comedy, Dramedy

Zyanya has to stop partying….. with Grandma, find a roommate and try to make it on her own. She learns family doesn’t have to mean blood related.

kipe.lyan@gmail.com

THE BORDER

Vance Tucker

Comedy

A “What If” comedy where the U.S. builds The Wall and it successfully eliminates all drugs and violence in America, leading to unintended consequences and a looming threat from the one place they forgot to take into account… Canada.

Quarterfinalist – 2020 Final Draft Big Break

tuckervance@gmail.com

THE FANTASTIC ADVENTURES OF TANZILA THE WOLF GIRL

Mukesh Vidyasagar

½ hour Comedy

When an Indian-American girl living in Queens gets her period, she gets more than she bargained for as an ancient family secret is revealed – she’s actually a werewolf!

mukesh.vidy@gmail.com

THE RESTORER

Laurel Pardo

YA, Supernatural, Drama

When a teen witch accepts a cemetery restoration apprenticeship, her ability to interact with spirits is reawakened. Unfortunately, so is her evil father’s desire to steal her power and use it to unleash the damned souls that he controls on the living world.

Second rounder – Austin Film Festival

Finalist – Fresh Voices

Quarterfinalist – Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards

Quarterfinalist – Screencraft TV Pilot

Consider – Austin coverage service

laurel.storylines@gmail.com

Representation – CSP Management, Tammy Hunt (tammy@citizenskull.com) & Jamie Bradley (jamie@citizenskull.com)

THE RULES

Lawnya Benton

½ hour Dramedy

A 30-year old Black woman struggles to balance her career ambitions, personal growth, and friendships while navigating life and love in Atlanta. 

lawnya.benton@gmail.com

THE VAPORS

Guy Crawford

Half-hour Single-cam Comedy

Facing eviction, three pot-smoking, golf cart-crashing, fun-loving retirement village ladies embark upon a black market scheme in order to save their homes and continue to live life on their own terms.

guyc2_2000@yahoo.com

THE ZOO

Zach Witt

Animated, Comedy

The hijinks of a prestigious zoo’s animals as they deal with the day-to-day pressures of constantly being on display.

zwitt87@gmail.com

TO HELL WITH YOU

Bianca Malcolm

Supernatural Dramedy

After she unexpectedly kicks the bucket and finds her recently-deceased boyfriend did not make it into Heaven, a saintly medical student escapes back to Earth and uses her second chance at life to stumble her way into Hell.

blmalcolm13@gmail.com

TRAILER PARK SAMURAI

Luke Baker & Jesse James Dean

Adventure, Sci-Fi, Comedy

A delusional, samurai-obsessed, young trailer rat is finally put to the test when an alien armory lands on his Airstream, and finally makes his wildest fantasies come true.

Finalist – 2020 Screencraft Animation

Semifinalist – Filmmatic TV Pilot Awards

Top 10% – #4 – Coverfly Red List – Adventure Half-Hours

lbaker4444@gmail.com

TRANQUILITY

Tim Westland

Sci-Fi

After an alien device catapults the Moon through hyperspace to the farthest edge of the galaxy, the citizens of Tranquility Base must survive an interstellar odyssey in their attempt to return the Moon back to Earth.

timwestland@hotmail.com

WAITING

Amanda ReCupido

½-hour Comedy

Two 30-something women lean on each other for support as they navigate separate fertility challenges, and learn to parent themselves on their quest to become mothers.

amanda.recupido@gmail.com

WE DIDN’T START THE FIRE

Cheryl Laughlin

Dramedy

A chance meeting between a street-smart, female fire breather and a wealthy black teenager running an illegal scam sparks a night of understanding, acceptance, and a brutal burning.

Winner, Outstanding Short Script – Sacramento International Film Festival

Official Selection – Scriptwriters & Co UK Table Read

laughlincheryl@gmail.com

WHAT NOW…?

Rob Mincoff

Sitcom

After blowing up his apartment and nowhere to go, Cole turns to his friends to help him figure his life out.

rmincoff@gmail.com

Thanks for stopping by, and take a piece of pie for the road, compliments of the management.

Clock’s ticking…

Just a few days left to submit your script – either film or TV – for the Maximum Z Script Showcase coming up on Friday 4 June.

The deadline is Wed 2 June. Anything that comes in after that WILL NOT BE INCLUDED.

There are over 100 listings so far, with plenty of room still available to add yours.

Send the following info here with the subject Maximum Z Script Showcase:

Title

Author

Film or TV

Genre

Logline

Awards (if any)

Your email (in case somebody wants to read your script)

Only 1 script per person. (No problem if you’ve sent it to previous Showcases. It’s totally up to you.)

DO NOT SEND THE SCRIPT!

I’ve been thrilled with the responses, along with the wide variety of material that’s been sent in.

So don’t put off what will take you all of a minute or two to put together and send.

You’ll be glad you did.

Q & A with Anat Wenick of The Write Script

Anat Golan-Wenick started her career in the entertainment business working as a production assistant and researcher in a team that produced series for a large educational channel, while also pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Film/Television and English Literature. After graduation, Anat moved to Los Angeles to dip her hands into the screenwriting pool. Her screenplays have won or placed in contests like Sundance Table Read My Screenplay, StoryPros, Scriptapalooza and others, with one getting optioned by the producer of THE LAST WORD with Shirley MacLaine and Amanda Seyfried.

After taking a script analysis class, Anat discovered her true passion in the entertainment business: reading and improving other writers’ scripts. She became a reader for companies like Amazon Studios, Crispy Twig Productions, The Radmin Company, the Atlanta Film Festival and others, while developing connections with creative voices she aspires to bring to the big and small screens. In her spare time, Anat volunteers as the Secretary on the Board of the San Fernando Valley Writers’ Club (a chapter of the California Writers’ Club).

What’s the last thing you read/watched you considered to be exceptionally well-written?

Not really “the last thing”, but KIDDING on Showtime is a great example of how dialogue, visuals and story come together perfectly. Also on Showtime is I’M DYING UP HERE, which very skillfully weaves many plotlines together. Netflix’s SHTISEL is an example of how a story about a seemingly insignificant part of the world’s population can be made relatable. And for those catering to the younger audience, I recommend studying BOY MEETS WORLD. In terms of reading, THE CARTOONIST’S MASK by Ranan Lurie is a book I’d love to see adapted to screen.

How’d you get your start in the industry?

I always thought I would be a screenwriter. But an internship (followed by a full time position) at a TV station, working on a youth drama, set me on another course. I was a rookie intern when I was allowed to join my first script meeting. I sat quietly, just hoping to learn as much as possible, when the director, an amazing woman by the name of Yael Graf, turned to me and asked for my opinion. Without thinking, I said the solution won’t work. A second later, I was mourning the loss of the best (and only) internship I ever had, when much to my surprise, the director actually wanted to know why I reached such a conclusion. Based on my explanation, the script was revised.

A few years later, I took a script reading class. Based on my analysis, the instructor encouraged me to pursue this career. My hope is to move from script reading to creative executive so I can work with undiscovered writers to help bring their stories to the screen.

Is recognizing good writing something you think can be taught or learned?

Akiva Goldsman once said: “Writing is both a pleasure and a struggle. There are times when it’s really aversive and unpleasant, and there are times when it’s wonderful and fun and magical, but that’s not the point. Writing is my job. I’m not a believer of waiting for the muse. You don’t put yourself in the mood to go to your nine-to-five job, you just go. I start in the morning and write all day. Successful writers don’t wait for the muse to fill themselves unless they’re geniuses. I’m not a genius. I’m smart, I have some talent, and I have a lot of stubbornness. I persevere. I was by no means the best writer in my class in college. I’m just the one still writing.”

You can absolutely become a better writer. But just like any other job – if you want to be good at it, you have to study it, stay on top of new trends, and practice, practice, practice.

What do you consider the components of a good script?

Visual over telling. Don’t say “he walks into a room,” say “he skips, dashes, stumble, falls, dances, shuffles into a room,” etc.

Know the genre you’re writing. Nothing wrong with a horror rom-com, but make sure characteristics of all genres are present in the script.

A well-executed “wait for it” moment. Scripts that constantly challenge me to wonder what will come next, even in based-on-true-event movies. Sure, we all know the Titanic is going to sink, but we wonder what will happen to the protagonists.

If you spent time developing your characters’ external and internal conflicts, make sure to address them during the climactic moment. In CASABLANCA, Rick must get Ilsa and Victor safely to the airplane (external), while saying goodbye and convincing the love of his life to exit his (internal).

Good balance between dialogue and action sequences. Allowing the two to play off of one another, rather than feeding viewer/reader with a spoon.

What are some of the most common screenwriting mistakes you see?

Excessive usage of voiceover for no reason. Personally, I’m not one of those “never voiceover” believers, but use it with caution.

Unimaginative character description (i.e. JANE DOE, 26, pretty).

Unnecessary camera and other directorial instructions as well as endless parentheticals in dialogue sequences.

Undeveloped subplots.

Usage of “Starts to,” “Begins to,” “Commences to,” etc. as well as “beat.” These phrases can kill the flow of a screenplay, especially when writing an action-adventure movie. Instead of using “beat”, state what causes it (i.e. biting lip, looking away, cracking knuckles, etc.). Instead of “starts to walk but rethinks it,” consider “marches off. Halts.

What story tropes are you just tired of seeing?

I would read anything, but if you’re going to write about vampires or zombies, make sure you put a fresh spin or angle on the genre. WARM BODIES and INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE are two good examples. If writing a romcom, love doesn’t have to be the ultimate goal. In WORKING GIRL, the protagonist wanted a career, and along the way she found love.

What are some key rules/guidelines every writer should know?

Read, watch, internalize, and execute in your own writing, repeat.

Connect with other professionals. You never know when an early connection will lead to a later opportunity.

When receiving comments, always thank the person even if you don’t agree with them.

Your work may get rejected not because it’s not great, but because it’s not what the company is looking for. Do your research before sending.

Entertainment attorneys are a lot more approachable than agents and managers, and often can get your screenplay to the right hands.

People will have a more favorable view of you if when boasting about your achievements, you take a moment to acknowledge others. So when posting “my screenplay just advanced to quarterfinals/semi-finals/finals in “this and this” contest, add “congrats to all others who advanced” or “thank you for this opportunity, etc.

Even if making the slightest change to your script, make sure to save it as a new version. You never know when you may want to refer to an older version.

Always email yourself the latest version of your script, not just in PDF format, but in the writing-program-of-your-choice format, so you can restore the file if the software fails to open.

Ever in a slump and can’t come up with an idea? Public domain is your friend. Either adapt a project, or use it as the base for your own interpretation (e.g. how EASY A was inspired by THE SCARLET LETTER).

Have you ever read a script where you thought “This writer really gets it”? If so, what were the reasons why?

The number of scripts I recommended can be counted on one hand. However, I have yet to encounter a project that was not salvageable, even those I scored extremely low. I encourage all writers to watch Toy Story 3: Mistakes Made, Lessons Learned to realize we all struggle to “really get it.”

How do you feel about screenwriting contests? Worth it or not?

Winning a contest can do wonders to boast the spirit, but winning alone will do nothing to advance a writing career, unless you build on the momentum. I recommend listening to Craig James, Founder of International Screenwriters’ Association (ISA) advice on Screenplay Contest Strategy.

How can people find out more about you and the services you provide?

I mostly read for agencies, studios and contests. Screenwriters often don’t want to hear the truth about their screenplays, they just want someone to say they’re great, as Josh Olson wrote in his article “I Will Not Read Your F*%!ing Script”. However, I have done quite a few free readings for aspiring screenwriters. They can find me through my website The Write Script, social media like LinkedIn and Twitter, or through the San Fernando Valley Writers’ Club, where I volunteer as a Board Member. Writers don’t have to pay big bucks for a quality reading. Join a writing group or a writing community like Talentville that tells it like it is, and swap screenplays.

Do your research if you plan to pay for someone to read your script, especially if they boast about recommending your material to their contacts within the industry. I once encountered a person advertising his reading services on known screenwriting platforms, stating he was a final-round reader/judge for the Austin Film Festival and an Emmy Award Winner. Since the prices he charged were low for someone with such experience, I researched his claims and found out they were far from true. This is not to say the person didn’t give good feedback, but writers can receive the same type of professionalism for much less, or even for free.

Readers of this blog are more than familiar with my love/appreciation of pie. What’s your favorite kind?

I have yet to find a pie I haven’t liked, and not for lack of trying. I volunteer as a tribute to boldly go where no pie lover has gone before to try new flavors. Has hazelnut chocolate cheesecake pie been invented? (Editor’s note: it has.)

Presenting: Your Scripts! (vol 2)

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.

Happy reading!

FILM

AMASAI AND THE MEANING OF EVIL

Austin Curreri

Animated Action-Adventure

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

AustinJCurreri@gmail.com

AMERICA UNARMED

Shawn Madeiros

Drama

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”.

shawn.madeirosbiz@outlook.com

ANN & DALE GET MARRIED

P.J. Marino

Comedy

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.

pjmarino@pjmarino.com

BEAUTIFUL LIE or THE UGLY TRUTH

Antonio Shorter

Drama

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.

antonioshorter21@gmail.com

BORDERLAND

Ken Henderson

Horror

A young farmer struggles to survive a horrific dust storm and the hellish creatures hidden within it.

Screamfest Horror Film Festival – Finalist

kenhenderson@gmail.com

BRAINS

Paul Zeidman

Horror/Comedy

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.

paul.zeidman@gmail.com

BUFORD’S ALL NIGHT ZOMBIE DINER

Gregory Blair

Comedy-Horror

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

GBMaximumZ@2writers.com

DEVIL I KNOW

Michael McCormick

Horror

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.

mccmichael333@gmail.com

DIAMONDS

Peter Andrews

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

andrews845@verizon.net

DO NOT DIVIDE THE DEAD

Jonathan Concepcion

Period Drama

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

concepcionjonathan3@gmail.com

DREAM NO MORE

Ery De Jong

Horror/Science-Fiction

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

erydejong@gmail.com

EDEN’S PARADISE

J.E. Swainston

Science-Fiction/Action

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.

janetswainston@gmail.com

EDISON’S GHOSTBOX

Travis Seppala

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

flannelmann@yahoo.com

ENEMY

Clint Williams

Western

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.

clintwilliams3@gmail.com

ESET

Dina Mousa

Fantasy-Adventure

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.

dinamamousa@gmail.com

EVIL MOM

Michael Raphael Salomon

Folk Horror

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)

dr.ms@earthlink.net

GOOD SAINT BINKY

Tom Batha

Dramedy

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

Lato1@comcast.net

GRAD NIGHT

John Henderson

Horror

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.

johnmichaelhenderson@gmail.com

INITIATE GOD MODE

Ash Willeby

Family Action

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? 

ashwilleby@gmail.com

LOCAL HIRE

Cindi Woods

Comedy

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.

cindiwoods@gmail.com

MABON

Simon Doyle

Horror/Thriller

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.

simon.doyle@doctors.org.uk

MARIDIA

John G. McGillivray

Science-Fiction/Horror

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.

john.mcgillivray@gmail.com

MECHCRAFT

Brian Fitzpatrick

Science-Fiction

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

brianfitzauthor@gmail.com

MIA’S ACCIDENTALS

G. DeAngelis

Family-friendly Comedy

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

deangelis.gina.m@gmail.com

MOSLEY MANSION

Stephen Tronicek

Horror

A dangerously obsessive horror fan is invited to her favorite director’s mansion, and must learn to let him go.

stephen.tronicek@gmail.com

NANA AND JAKE

Ross Allaire

Family/Science-Fiction

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

rossallaire@gmail.com

OUTSOURCED

Tony Ferrendelli

Supernatural Comedy

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

ajferrendelli@gmail.com

OUT THE WINDOW

Lynn Matheson

Drama

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.

matheson.lynn@gmail.com

PATRIOT-1

Kevin Powers

Action

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

kevinpowers70@gmail.com

PHOENIX

Chaise Gerber

Drama

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

chaisesgerber@gmail.com

PICK UP SIDNEY

Natalie Higdon

Comedy

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

natalie.higdon@gmail.com

PING

Ryan J. Murphy

Horror

A journalism student stumbles upon a mystery involving a deadly spirit who is murdering rideshare drivers. Think The Ring without a videotape.

ryanjmurphy107@gmail.com

PLAYTHINGS

Brendon Udy

Horror/Thriller

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.

brendon.u@gmail.com

QUICKLY QUIETLY

Jeff Haber

Action/Thriller

A federal undercover agent pursues a bomb suspect through a luxury hotel, but must do so in silence.

j.r.haber@att.net

REFLECTION OF VENUS

Rebecca M. Gintz & Sarah K. Croshaw

Horror

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

joshrebeccagintz@yahoo.com

ROOMS OF EXPERIENCE

Steffany Sommers

Drama

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

steffanysommers@yahoo.com

SELDON SEEN

Peter R. Feuchtwanger

Romantic Dramedy

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

PRFProductions@gmail.com

SEVEN FOR AN AUGUST NIGHT

Nicolas Edelbach

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.

nicolasedelbach@hotmail.com

SHADOW MEN

Kent Hill & Sean Francis Ellis

Action/Science-Fiction/Thriller

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.

deathstalker2rules@gmail.com

SILENT MOMENTS

Wesley Chambers

Drama

While mourning her sister’s suicide, a recently discharged soldier seeks to ruin the life of the therapist she blames for the death.

wesleypchambers@gmail.com

SOUL PASSAGE

Patrick Mediate and Kristin Ilagan

Adventure/Thriller/Horror

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.

patrick.mediate@gmail.com

SPACEMUTT: THE MOVIE

Anthony Moore

Animated Science-Fiction

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

techrat@live.com

STAKES FOR SUCCESS

Darcie Gray

Romantic Comedy

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.

dgray8228@gmail.com

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

diversefilms79@gmail.com

THE AXIS NOXIOUS

Jay Han-San

Drama-Fantasy-Mystery

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.

jayhanbooks@gmail.com

THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT

R.J. Anderson

Christmas Comedy-Drama

When a Christmas Spirit transfers into a young boy, two families struggle to return it before Christmas is forgotten.

rjandersonusmc@gmail.com

THE FAMILY JEWELS

Elizabeth Ditty

Romantic Dramedy

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

izzi.ditty@gmail.com

THE GRADUAL DETERIORATION OF WALTER TWIG

L.S. Garvey

Science-Fiction/Fantasy Romance

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)

lsgarvey@hotmail.com

THE INTRUDER

Robert Rhyne

Horror

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.

randprhyne@aol.com

THE KEEPER

Kevin Nelson

Historical Drama

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

kevinnelsonwriter@gmail.com

THE LACKEYS

Johnny Dinh

Horror/Thriller

A group of ex-henchmen find themselves abducted by their old boss, and now must escape his lethal torture rooms. 

johnny_n_dinh@yahoo.com

THE LEGEND OF YAKATUTCH

Sean Francis Ellis

Horror/Science-Fiction/Adventure

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

seanfrancisellis@gmail.com

THE MAN WITH A GLOVE

Suzanne Lutas

Supernatural Thriller

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

suzannebl@mail.pf

THE NETHER GLOOM

Amir Olin

Horror/Mystery/Supernatural

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.

amirolin@yahoo.com

THE RED ARROW

Mark Rodney, Ronald Wenick, and Anat Golan

Biopic Drama

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

info@thewritescript.com

THE ROAD KINGS

Jerron Spencer

Horror/Comedy

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.

jerronspencer@gmail.com

THEO JESSUP, TEEN “GENE”-IUS

Isaac D. Lucas

Action/Thriller

A savvy teen is forced to flee when a greedy scientist hunts him down to harvest his advanced DNA as a cancer cure.

kiwee@y7mail.com

THROWBACK

Rachel Woolley

Horror/Comedy

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

RachelWooley@outlook.com

VERMIN

Pat Semler

Horror

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.

patriciasemler@gmail.com

WHEN IN ROME

Jeff Naparstek

Romantic Comedy

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

propwriter1@gmail.com

TELEVISION

AIDA

Niya Kapree Johnson

Historical Horror

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.

niyakapreehonson@gmail.com

AWAKENING

Zaelyna Beck


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.

zaelyna@gmail.com

BUBBY

Cari Haim

Comedy

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?

cariteacher@hotmail.com

DEBT

Christopher J. O’Bryant

Crime Drama

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)

chris@obryant.ws

DOG MEN

Andrew Orillion

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.

andrew.orillion@gmail.com

EPHEMERAL

Justin Olson

Science-Fiction/Drama

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

nojustlions@gmail.com

FABRICATIONS

James Tichenor

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

james.l.tichenor@gmail.com

FLAGRANT

Isaiah Taylor

Half-hour Dramedy

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.

taylor.isaiahr@gmail.com

GARYTOWN

Seth Nelson

Comedy

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.

snelson1076@me.com

GROUNDLING

David Priest

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.

david.priest12345@gmail.com

HADES

Michael Boaks

Medical/Crime Drama

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

michaelboaks@hotmail.com

HIRE POWER

Nick Burrows

Comedy/Drama pilot

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.

ndburrows@hotmail.com 

I’M FINE

Teresa Warner

One-hour Dramedy

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.

twarner@alumni.flagler.edu

MANTIS

Janese Taylor

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

janese16@gmail.com

MOODY & THE GHOST

Kim Hornsby

Dramedy/Suspense/Romance

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

kimhornsby@yahoo.com

OCCUPIED INTELLIGENCE

Collin Lieberg

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.

Page Turner GENRE – quarterfinalist

Screencraft TV Pilot – quarterfinalist (still in contention)

collin.lieberg@gmail.com

PEREGRINE

Joan Albright

Science-Fiction/Action/Drama

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.

joanalbrightwrites@gmail.com

PLAINSVILLE

S.E. McKendrick

Science-Fiction – pilot

Welcome to Plainsville, the town on the edge of the final frontier.

scripts2020@mail.com

SHELTERED

Layla Cummins

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.

laylacummins@hotmail.co.uk

SLIM CHANCE

Erick Buckley

Fantasy

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.

erickbuckley@gmail.com

SOUTHERN FRIED

Guy Crawford

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.

guyc2_2000@yahoo.com

TEACH

Michael Hager

Comedy

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.

michaelhag@gmail.com

THE DOLL HOUSE

Elisabeth Joplin

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.

mslizjoplin@gmail.com

THE HOLLYWOOD CANTEEN

Alison C. Wroblewski

Drama/Period/Crime

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

alisoncrews@mac.com

THE KINGS OF SUBURBIA

Justin & Chris Cleroux

Crime Drama

A debt-ridden doormat of a suburban dad starts to seize opportunity after a chance encounter with two familiar, unexpected robbers.

justindcleroux@gmail.com

THE PATSY

Irene Platt

Crime – pilot

A senator’s wife is tortured through a cochlear implant she doesn’t know she has…

legalsurfer95@gmail.com

YUAN YUAN AND THE HOLLOW MONSTER

Catherine Chen

Family Animation

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

yuananim@gmail.com

WEBSERIES

ALL SAINTS

Aray Brown

Drama/Thriller

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.

brown.aray@gmail.com

Presenting: Your Script!

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This was all about giving writers a platform to showcase the script they feel is the best representation of their writing, and a chance to help everybody expand their own personal network of writing associates.

I offered to list one script per writer, and the responses were many.

Boy, were they.

A whopping 130 scripts for both film and TV are here, with genres of all kinds represented. Trust me when I say there is A LOT to choose from.

So have at it. Read. Enjoy.  If something about your script catches somebody’s eye and they want to contact you about reading it (or potentially more), that’s why the email addresses are included.

A very hearty thanks to everybody who sent in.

And if there’s any interest, I might do this again later this year.

(for all you newcomers, feel free to subscribe to/follow this blog)

 

FILM

8TH WONDER OF THE WORLD

Pricilla Devi Kumar

Dramatic biography

A young French wrestler uses his ailment of giantism to dominate the sport of American wrestling, becoming one of the most celebrated wrestlers of the franchise; a fated journey that leads to his premature and preventable death.

pricillakumar20@gmail.com

 

9 MONTHS

Kelly Tran

Dramedy, Coming of Age, Asian

A 23-year woman’s entire life changes in the span of 9 months, starting with her mother falling ill and then her own unexpected pregnancy. 

Screencraft Fellowship – quarterfinalist

Los Angeles International Screenplay – quarterfinalist

thatkellytran@gmail.com

 

ABSOLUTE CONTROL

Laika Lee

Psychological Thriller

This story is about Jane, a girl with persecutory delusion, and Ragen, a psychotic killer with OCD. Jane is abducted by Ragen and imprisoned in a small cabin deep in the mountains, who tortures her every day for fun. During their time together, Jane seemingly uncovers the other identity of the psychotic killer, which is a 6-year-old little girl named Sanja, and she realizes as long as she can control this little girl who comes out every night, she might just have the chance to escape…

7 on The Black List

laika.lee@hotmail.com

 

A CHRISTMAS CHEER

Clint Ford

Historical drama

Seven years after his redemption, old Ebenezer Scrooge passes away on Christmas Eve morning. When he learns the spirit of Jacob Marley – who helped to redeem him – still roams the earth shackled and chained, Scrooge chooses to put his own Eternal Reward at risk so to confront Marley’s Ghosts of Christmases Yet to Come, Present, and Past in an effort to return the favor to his friend.

Page Turner “First 15”  – quarterfinalist

American Zoetrope – Top-Rated Screenplays for February 2020 – first place

Dallas International Film Festival – semifinalist

Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards – semifinalist

Inroads Screenwriting Fellowship – finalist

theactualclintford@gmail.com

 

A LONG AWAITED DAY

Mary Kate Allen

Historical Drama

When a WW2 plane wreck is discovered, it unites a group of strangers who work together to bring home a missing person. Based on actual events.

Content Creators of Atlanta – Best Feature Screenplay

Women Who Write In Film International Screenplay Competition – winner

The Monthly Film Festival – semifinalist (pending)

Featured on Coverfly’s The Red List

Allen.mk7@gmail.com

 

ALPHA 8

Stephanie Elie

Sci-Fi Family Adventure

When your mom isn’t your mom but really looks like your mom – she just might be an alien. That’s what 12-year-old Daniel discovers. So he sets out on an adventure to get his “real” mom back with the help of his three siblings. And yes, the alien comes too.

seliecreative@gmail.com

 

AN UNBALANCED LINE

Kristy Leigh Lussier

Sports Drama

A female football prodigy makes history when she saves a failing program and becomes the first woman named Head Coach of a college football team.

Script Summit – Best Drama

Twin Falls Film Festival – Best Screenplay/Excellence in Screenwriting

Las Vegas International Screenplay – Best Sports Screenplay

West Texas Film Festival – Finalist, Best Screenplay

Filmmatic Drama – finalist

Screencraft Drama – semifinalist

WeScreenplay Diverse Voices – semifinalist

rockitmpc@gmail.com

 

AN UNDOCUMENTED RUMOR

Philip C. Sedgwick

Drama/Action-Adventure

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.

Burbank Film Festival – Best Feature Screenplay

San Antonio Film Festival – Best Feature Screenplay

StoryPros – finalist (2x)

Hollywood Screenplay – finalist

Richmond Film Festival – finalist

philip@philipcsedgwick.com

 

BARMAGEDDON

Jimmy George & Chris LaMartina

Horror Comedy

A faithless bar owner must rally a motley crew of patrons to defend her pub against the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

scriptbutcher@gmail.com

 

BARNSTORMING: A STORY OF SEX AND BASEBALL

Ronald J. Drescher

Historical Dramedy

In 1925, a hard drinking, rule bending English scandal reporter on the hunt in America to expose the lurid truth behind Babe Ruth’s worst slump must use all her wiles to save the Babe after discovering his true humanity and the sinister plot to destroy him.

Diverse Voices – finalist

Rondrescher@mac.com

 

BARRIO FIESTA

Donna Mae Foronda

Horror/Thriller

A young white man meets his Filipino girlfriend’s family for the first time and easily wins their approval, but in more ways than he ever could imagine.

donna.foronda@gmail.com

 

BLACKPILL

Ben Johnson & Jolie Noelle

Horror/Thriller

When a group of incels imprison several young women in an old fifties-era “dream home”, one woman must find a way to outwit her captors and escape their twisted fantasy.

Screencraft Horror – quarterfinalist

benjohnsonvideography@gmail.com

 

BOSTON LAWYER

Rhys Freeman

Drama

A determined, ‘no-nonsense’ lawyer looks for justice in a heart-breaking case. In his way stands the last man on earth you’d expect to be accused of such a crime, along with unexplainable questions. If justice does not prevail, closure for everyone will be hard to find.

Beverly Hills Screenplay – finalist

Hollywood Screenplay – finalist

rhysfreemanwriter@gmail.com

 

CARIBBEAN CRUISE VACATION

Jonathon Douglas

Comedy Adventure Parody

A white boomer must overcome his culture-centric dependence when he is forced to take a black teen on a family cruise in place of his estranged son and discovers the youth has the connections needed to bring his son aboard ship.

JonathonDDouglas@gmail.com

 

CHARLIE’S CHRISTMAS CAROLE

Diana Stout

Family Holiday

Christmas non-believer school principal Charlie Dickson must choose between keeping his job that removes the annual holiday pageant or his daughter who won the lead, his reunion with the play’s director, and an age-old reindeer with seemingly magical powers.

drdianastout@gmail.com

 

DARKNESS NEVER FADES

Gair Mcdonald

Horror-Supernatural/Thriller

A street-wise teen and her estranged mother, embarking on a road trip, are terrorised by a supernatural force, a cursed manifestation of family infidelity.

Next Generation Independent Film Festival – Winner, “Best Creature Feature”

Nicholl Fellowship – Honorable Mention

gairmcdonald123@btinternet.com

 

DARK OF THE MOON

Graham Holliday

Dramatic Thriller

At the climax of the next space race, an astronaut must decide what’s more important: landing on the moon first or revealing the hoax.

realgrahamholliday@yahoo.com

 

DREAM FILLER

Anat Golan

Science Fiction/Political Drama

After a nerdy medical researcher illegally impregnates a Dream Filler, a person who fulfills one’s desires, he must fight to save his unborn child and the Dream from termination by the hands of a ruthless government agent.

thewritescript@gmail.com

 

ELIMINATION AGENDA

Stuart Heimdal

Action-adventure

When a biological weapon to wipe out specific races is shopped on the black market, a CIA operative is tasked with locating it before it falls into the wrong hands.

Screencraft Action – quarterfinalist

heimdal@gmx.com

 

ELLSWORTH ’58

Graham Stone Johnson

Sci-Fi/Coming of Age

After aliens lay waste to a small town, a boy and his bully are all that remain. When the boy’s sister returns, aged 10 years overnight, she leads the trio on a perilous journey to locate the one thing that can save them.

grahamstonejohnson@gmail.com

 

EXODUS

Anthony Moore

Sci-Fi/Drama

A decorated FBI agent is assigned to find out why large groups of people are disappearing nation-wide and discovers that the answer is worse than he could have ever imagined, forcing him to question his own identity.

Black Screenplays and Stories Screenwriting Contest – grand prize

Filmmatic Drama – semifinalist

StoryPros – quarterfinalist

techrat@live.com

 

FAERIES: RISE OF THE SOUL EATERS

Chip Street & Sean Meehan

Horror Creature-feature

Four city-slickers lost in the wilderness are stalked by a pack hunting troupe of blood-thirsty faeries, and have to gamble on the erratic memory of an elderly local to find their way to the safety of a mountaintop ranger station before the creatures eviscerate them all.

Shriekfest – finalist

chip@chipstreet.com

 

FEVER DREAM

Jordan M. Horowitz

Timely Psychological Thriller

After being assaulted at an audition, a struggling actress lands the lead role in a film, but the further she delves into the dark mind of the character, the more her dream becomes a nightmare.

jordan@jordansfilms.com

 

FINDING CORA

Jalissa Cruz

Mystery/Suspense

A detective helps a victim link her past attempted kidnapping to a recent abduction, and with the help of her family and friends, they unmask a heinous small-town conspiracy.

yelissaaawrites@gmail.com

 

FLAT SQUIRREL

Fiona Ross

Animated comedy-adventure

When a determined but stranded flying squirrel joins a bunch of forest animals hooked on junk food, they battle the meanest-ever junk-food junkie who’ll kill them for the donut supply.

Florida Comedy Film Festival – Best Screenplay (Titanium)

Hollywood Screenplay Festival – Silver Award

fionafaithross@gmail.com

 

FOLLOW UP

Chris Watt

Drama

Over the course of an interview with a young music journalist, a broken and reclusive rock star reveals the secret behind his mysterious disappearance twelve years earlier, finding surprising inspiration for a possible comeback along the way.

Kosice International Film Festival – Honorable Mention, Feature Screenplay

British Independent Film Festival – official selection

New York City Independent Screenplay Festival – official selection

Rome Independent Prisma Awards – official selection

Austin Screenplay Awards – official selection

Indie Visions Film Festival – official selection

writeherewritenow80@gmail.com

 

FREEDOM FORT

Clint Williams

historic action-adventure

Two runaway slaves meet en route to a fort abandoned by the British following the War of 1812 and join a community of former slaves thriving under the protection of the fort’s cannons. But the growing village is threatened by a pending invasion by U.S. Army troops. Based on actual events.

Write LA  – grand prize winner

Nicholl – quarterfinalist

Final Draft Big Break – finalist; winner – historical/period/war

Black List score: 8

clintwilliams3@gmail.com

 

FULL MOON OVER THE NUDEY BAR

Daniel Bridges and Emily McGuiness

Horror-Comedy

Two vets head down South in search of their missing conspiracy theorist buddy only to find that he was “kinda right” and hiding in a seedy small town overrun by a pack of ’80s clad stripper werewolves.

Houston Comedy Film Festival – official selection

Portland Comedy Film Festival – official selection

Austin Comedy Film Festival – official selection

Screencraft Comedy – quarterfinalist

danielobridges@gmail.com

 

FUN AND GAMES

Ariel Relaford

Horror

Two adopted, teenage siblings receive a mysterious box. In order to save their own lives and the lives of others, they must race against the clock to solve the riddles it holds.

arielrelaford@gmail.com

 

HARBOR

Amina Divine

Suspense

A corrupted bed-and-breakfast owned by a Swedish couple hosted by a harbored African girl. Can she escape? Will she survive?

aminacarr@gmail.com

 

HOLY HARRY

Zach Witt

In the midst of a brewing revolution, the CEO of Heaven mysteriously vanishes, leaving a new arrival to keep the peace or face deportation to Hell.

Script 32 Comedy – quarterfinalist

zwitt87@gmail.com

 

IGOR AND FRANKIE

Jim Picariello

Animated family feature

Chaos abounds at the MIT women’s dorm when Igor mistakenly creates a serum that brings stuffed animals to life. When the formula’s stolen, she must team up with Frankie, her manic-inventor roommate-from-hell, to steal it back and subdue the resulting rampaging, fluffy abomination.

Nicholl Fellowship – top 10%

Austin Film Festival – second rounder

Stowe Story Labs Fellowship – finalist

jimpicariello@gmail.com

 

INCOMPLETE

Kenson Junicue

Drama

A self-depleted young black man lands an internship at a prestigious law firm and quickly becomes involved with his prejudiced boss.

Diverse Stories – semifinalist

International Independent Film Awards – finalist

New York Screenplay Film Awards – finalist

junicue@me.com

 

JACKSONVILLE

Jeffrey R. Field

Comedy/Thriller

A suicidal Army veteran rescues a mob princess from kidnappers, only to have her blackmail him into killing a key witness against her father. Of course, it’s Florida.

Screencraft Fellowship – winner

Nicholl Fellowship – top 50

jefffield88@yahoo.com

 

JUST MY IMAGINATION

Antonio Shorter

Short

One brother wants to be like the other, but the other brother wants him to be more and better than him.

antonioshorter.21@gmail.com

 

LAST DAY ‘TIL SUMMER

Jimmy Hurt

Slasher/College Drama

Seven sinful college students win a foreign internship lottery, only to be locked in the theatre by a cult of murderous professors on the last day of class.

jbirdsseets29@gmail.com 

 

LAWN BOYS

Steve Cleary

Comedy

An out-of-work ad man saves his buddy’s failing landscaping business by targeting lonely housewives but must become a champion of nature when a shifty artificial turf dealer shows up on the scene.

WildSound Festival For Comedy – table read

steve@stevecleary.com

 

LOCKDOWN AT ONKALO

S. H. Sadek

Sci-Fi/Psychological Thriller

In the distant future, a woman finds herself trapped in a nuclear waste repository for 20 years with a clone left there to protect it from the monsters outside.

s.hsadek.writes@gmail.com

 

LONELY BOY

Adam Argyrides

Queer Coming-of-Age Drama

A socially awkward loner struggles to realize his sexuality and personal potential amid the pressures and dramas of childhood, adolescence, and adulthood.

adamargyrides97@gmail.com

 

LOVE ME

Jordan Tate

Thriller

Traumatized and reclusive since a violent assault, a famed female screenwriter trying to return to her normal life accepts to write a screenplay for an independent and first time female producer who begins stalking her.

Jordantatescreenwriter@yahoo.com

 

MECHCRAFT

Brian Fitzpatrick

Science-fiction

A teen singularity is hunted by relentless enemies for his shape-shifting nanotech ability embedded in his DNA. The Matrix meets Harry Potter.

The Script Lab – quarterfinalist

Screencraft Sci-fi/Fantasy – quarterfinalist

Final Draft Big Break – quarterfinalist

PAGE International – quarterfinalist

brianfitzauthor@gmail.com

 

MIND BLOWN

Paul Jarnagin

Action-Thriller

A cybersecurity agent discovers a mind-control Trojan horse in a popular VR gadget and must stop the inventor’s wicked game plan to save her daughter’s life.

Vine Hill Productions Legendary Script – winner

StoryPros – Action/Adventure – 2nd place

milehiscribe@gmail.com

 

MINDSCAPE

Joao Alves

Film Noir/Horror

In 1941, two special agents must go inside the mind of a Navy sailor gone insane, to find who or what destroyed a naval base and left him as the sole survivor, re-living his memories and risking losing their own sanity in the process.

European Genre Forum – one of 10 scripts selected

joao.alves.anim@gmail.com

 

MOMOTAMI: RISING SON

Mista Martel, Mary Kate Allen, Samuel C. Connor & Steve E. Holbert

Historical Fiction

In 1918, a Japanese couple comes to the United States in search of a better life. After decades filled with prejudice, humiliation and human rights violations, when World War II ends, their son decides to run for President of the United States.

Content Creators of Atlanta – winner, Best Feature Screenplay

Black Film Festival Atlanta – finalist, Best Feature Screenplay

TMFF – The Monthly Film Festival – finalist, Best Feature Screenplay

Actormista@gmail.com

 

NANA AND JAKE

Ross Allaire

Family/Science-fiction

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.

ross.rocknroll@gmail.com

 

NEURAL

Sarah Granger

Sci-Fi

An expert informant gets infected by an unusual cybernetic virus, giving her 24 hours to live. With nowhere else to turn, she goes to her ex, who recruits a team of hackers in a rush to find the viral code and take down the dark web boss who hurt her.

Fade In Sci-Fi – semifinalist

sarah (at) sarahgranger (dot) com

 

NICKED

Eileen Wilson

Short film

Santa, held up at the grotto, uses his magic to save a lost soul getting nicked.

Bloodstained Indie Film Festival – winner, Best Short Script

Top Indie Film Awards – nominee, Best Short Script

chorlton1and@gmail.com

 

NUMBER ONE

Rich Hammond

Drama

Afraid of losing everything, a fading rock star tries to save his career by faking his own death.

rich@richhammond.com

 

OH, MY LEO!

Jeff Naparstek

Dark Comedy

A man has the opportunity to spend twenty-four hours with his wife… three days after his funeral.

Georgia Shorts Film Festival – Best Feature Comedy

propwriter1@gmail.com

 

OLD WEST

John Henderson

Revenge/Thriller

An aging farmer saddles up to hunt down a Western outlaw and his gang after a shootout takes away the last of everything he holds dear.

johnmichaelhenderson@gmail.com

 

OPHIDIA (THE SNAKE)

Greg Tennant

Psychological Horror

A nightmare vision of a former activist getting over a bad breakup and becoming entangled with a woman who claims to be helping him but who threatens to feed him to a giant snake.

Oaxaca Film Fest – finalist

13Horror.com Film & Screenplay – finalist

Oregon Scream Horror Week Film Festival – official selection

Indie Suspense Horror Sci-Fi Film Festival – official selection

gjtennant@sbcglobal.net

 

OTHERSIDE

Marin Rymer

Sci-Fi/Thriller

A suicidal detective investigating a spate of missing persons becomes one herself when she’s apparently trapped inside a suspiciously perfect hotel run by a peculiar proprietor.

marin.rymer@yahoo.com

 

PIECES

Stephen Tronicek

Horror-drama

After accidentally causing the death of his brother, a renowned surgeon starts to cut pieces of himself off.

The Million Dollar Screenplay – semifinalist

Screencraft Horror – quarterfinalist

stephen.tronicek@gmail.com

 

RATIONAL PANIC

Robert Rhyne

Psychological Thriller

When a theater professor’s wife, who suffers a panic disorder, mysteriously disappears during Mardi Gras, the professor is sucked into a strange and deadly mind game with one of his students, who has written a play with an eerily similar character.
 

Horror Hotel – Best Horror/Thriller Script

Shriekfest – Best Thriller Feature Screenplay

StoryPros – finalist

Script Summit – finalist

We Screenplay – finalist

PAGE International – quarterfinalist

randprhyne@aol.com

 

REPRESSION

Minh-Anh Vo Dinh

Horror/Drama

While struggling with a dead end job to support his dysfunctional family, a young man begins to experience nightmare inducing sleep paralysis, in which malevolent forces and horrifying visions terrorize him.

Screencraft Horror – semifinalist

minhanhvodinh@gmail.com

 

ROUGH SURFACE

Tim Brennan

Drama

Based on actual events, a young reporter investigates the life and murder of a Lakota Sioux girl as the killer’s confession rock the foundations of a small town.  

Big Break Screenwriting – finalist

TSL Free Screenwriting Contest – finalist

tbrennan75@gmail.com

 

SANDHILLS, NE

Coral Rucker

Social Horror – short film

Isaac goes to Nebraska to visit his friend Luke. During his stay he experiences creepy and unnerving encounters with the townspeople of Sandhills.

coralaotw@gmail.com

 

SIMULATION THEORY

Mage Lanz

Drama/Sci-Fi/Mind-bending

A woman’s assumptions of reality are unraveled as she experiences different lives in different universes.

lanz.mage@gmail.com

 

SKIP TO MY LOU

P.J. Marino

comedy-drama

A man held prisoner in a futuristic desert penal colony befriends a soulful zombie hitchhiker, the last of many pets he names “Chrissy”, but Chrissy is jealous, and has a tendency to eat any new friend the man makes.

pjmarino@pjmarino.com

 

SLAYCAY

Bill Poore

Psychological Thriller

After discovering that her best friend is sleeping with her fiancé, an unstable Instagram influencer invites her cheating friend on an all-inclusive Jamaican vacation where she plans to take her revenge.

8 on the Black List

b.poore8@gmail.com

 

TERMINOUS 9

Stephen A. Rutkowski

Science Fiction

With the sun dying, a family joins an intergalactic mission to a new planet in hopes of restarting civilization. After an arduous journey that spans generations, they finally arrive at the new planet, Terminus 9, which has a healthy sun but may be uninhabitable for other, more sinister reasons.

s.a.rutkowski@gmail.com

 

THE FLASHLIGHT FARMER

Alison C. Wroblewski

Original Drama

A young widow must save her home and dairy farm with the help of her opioid-addicted father before the bank forecloses for a debt she didn’t know her dead husband accrued.

Richmond International Film Festival – finalist

Fresh Voices – semifinalist

The Black List x Women In Film Residency – semifinalist

Screencraft Fellowship – quarterfinalist

Screencraft Drama – quarterfinalist

Sundance Labs – second-rounder

alisoncrews@mac.com

 

THE INVADER

Phillip E. Hardy

Science Fiction/Film Noir

When several women are murdered in Texas, a small-town lawman suffering violent dreams and premonitions tries to prevent a growing body count, while hunting for what could be a serial killer from another world.

L.A. Neo Noir Festival – Winner, Best Iconic Neo Noir Screenplay

Mindfield Film Festival – Winner, Best Science Fiction Screenplay

Filmquest – Finalist, Best Script

Los Angeles Film Awards – Winner, Best Science Fiction Screenplay

Kapow Intergalactic Film Festival – Finalist, Best Screenplay

Shriekfest – Quarterfinalist, Best Screenplay

Hollywood Blood Horror Festival – Winner, Best Screenplay

phillip_hrdy@yahoo.com

 

THE IRON HORSE OF LUCY STEELE

Paul E. Zeidman

Western-Adventure

1874. A fiery train engineer relentlessly pursues the ruthless outlaw who has stolen her one-of-a-kind locomotive to pull off the biggest heist in U.S. history.

Creative Screenwriting Unique Voices – winner, western genre

Screencraft Action – top 10 finalist (2x)

Nicholl Fellowship – top 15% (2x)

Screencraft Fellowship – semifinalist

Tracking Board Launchpad – top 50

StoryPros – semifinalist, action/adventure

Worldfest Houston – Gold Remi – western screenplays

paul.zeidman@gmail.com

 

THE LAST TREE STANDING MOTEL

Howard Casner

Drama, Crime

After two hired killers murder someone at a remote motel, they receive a call from their boss telling them they can’t leave the motel until he gives them permission—but won’t tell them why; are their lives at stake, or is this some sort of sick joke. Whatever it is, tragedy is inevitable.

PAGE International – semifinalist

Austin Film Festival – semifinalist

All Access – semifinalist

London Screenplay – finalist

Glendale Screenplay – finalist

Beverly Hills Film Festival – official selection

hcasner@aol.com

 

THE MARIO PUZO STORY

M. J. Moore

Biopic/Drama

After his Depression-era youth in Hell’s Kitchen and his decades of postwar obscurity as a struggling novelist, author Mario Puzo triumphs in 1969 with “The Godfather,” which immediately became the fastest-selling novel in publishing history. 

 

 

THE PENNY

Roxanne Marchand and Sheila Brothers

Family, Coming of Age

11-year-old Harry’s estranged grandfather finds him sneaking around in the forbidden attic and is none too happy but the smallest of treasures and Grampa’s nostalgic stories take them both back to see the lives that were touched by this special coin while unknowingly forging an unbreakable bond between the two.

The Penny was honored and published in short story form in the book “Family Movies Hollywood Didn’t Make, But Should” by Young Films and Publishing.

roxmarch@bellsouth.net

 

THE PODESTA

Vic Sammartano

Historical/Biographical Fiction

A career politician under Mussolini faces revenge when his fight against the fascist regime is no longer tolerated. To avoid certain death, he and his family escape from Sicily, secreted on a commercial fishing boat, destined for French Morocco.Two years later the Nazis occupy France in WWII, setting in motion a series of life-threatening events as the story of three generations of his family unfolds.

Seeking feedback

yvic@comcast.net

 

THE PORTENT

Esther Agulian Carr

Drama

A Scottish Highlander in the 1800’s haunted by a dark spirit, must find the woman whose destiny is mingled with his, and yet it will take more than their love to break the phantom’s curse.

Screencraft Drama – finalist

Screencraft Public Domain – finalist

esthercarr9@gmail.com

 

THERE’S BLOOD ON THE DISCO BALL

Brian Flaccus and Chadwick Hopson

Dark Comedy

Four friends in crumbling relationships set out for a night of party therapy while hunting a serial killer.

brian@theknightsyoung.com

 

THINGS KEPT HIDDEN

Christopher O’Bryant

Western/Horror/Thriller

After being hired to locate a young woman, a new Pinkerton and a mysterious bounty hunter each with their own secrets, set out to find her, only to discover a cult will stop at nothing to keep her for themselves.

Breaking Walls Thriller – finalist

Los Angeles Crime and Horror Film Festival – semifinalist

Screencraft Fellowship – semifinalist

chris@obryant.ws

 

TILLIE

David Chester and Blake Pinter

Coming-of-Age/Period Drama

When her tyrannical father forces her to leave school to work on the family farm, a gifted girl secretly embarks on a life-changing journey to follow in the footsteps of her beloved teacher.

Pitch Now Screenplay Competition – finalist

Screencraft Public Domain Screenplay Contest – finalist

Vail Film Festival – finalist

davidhalchester@gmail.com

 

UNBURIED (based on the play UNBURIED)

Rebecca Norris – both play & screenplay

Dramedy

A wisecracking chronic hoarder must face her complicated past when authorities give her 72 hours to clean up her home or be put out on the street.

O’Neill Theater Center – National Playwright’s Conference – semifinalist

Austin Film Festival – 2nd rounder

Screencraft Playwriting – quarterfinalist

beckaroohoo@gmail.com

 

WHAT KIND OF WOMAN

Elizabeth  Block

Dramedy – short

A young woman’s life is flipped upside down by secrets from her mother and she is forced to become the parent instead of the child.

Screencraft Film Fund – quarterfinalist

SF Indie Fest Screenplay – finalist

screenblock@gmail.com

 

WINTERBURG

Owen Stidman

Drama

When their post-high school lives don’t turn out the way they’d hoped, five millennials return to their small Rust Belt hometown in hopes of finding personal fulfillment.

owenhstidman@gmail.com

 

YOUR MOVE

Danny Aviv and Jeff Haber

Romantic Comedy

A former photographer, nervous about #MeToo culture, gains a new perspective on life and love when he meets his ideal woman at the chess shop where he works.

j.r.haber@att.net

 

TELEVISION

4-F: OPERATION UNDERWORLD

Greg Beck

Historical Crime Drama Espionage

The New York Mafia of Lucky Luciano & Meyer Lansky work with Naval Intelligence in World War II to stop the Axis powers. Focus on Lansky underling with ALS & his handler a Sarah Lawrence graduate and a member of Women’s Reserve. Boardwalk Empire meets Sicario.

Austin Film Festival – AMC Pilot Script – Finalist

Scriptapalooza – 3rd place

gbeck86@gmail.com

 

A GENTLEMAN’S HEIST

Alex Konz

limited series – Action/Adventure

A crew of nine engages the FBI, Catholic Church, and the Cuban regime in a complicated game of cat and mouse across the globe while in pursuit of the remnants of a long lost king’s treasure. 

Coverfly’s The Red List – #15 Adventure Television of the Year

ark4497@gmail.com

 

AKITA ON PAROLE

Jordan SuperMan Taylor (RIH), Sire Eminence Zakkiyyiah, Stacci D. Great

Dramedy Sitcom

Akita, an accomplished, strong-willed, ball-busting attorney formulates an exit program to combat recidivism because she’s very arduous of the judicial system’s failing track record for rehabilitating repeat offenders. Little did she know that the implementation of this program would be like a punch to the throat.

WildSound February 2020 – winner

Catalina Filmfest – finalist

1greatproduction@gmail.com

 

AMATEURS

Dan Phillips and Chris Townsend

Sitcom

A small group of misfits find their place in local amateur dramatics where relationships grow in the strangest of ways, in the strangest of costumes. 

drphillips86@gmail.com

 

ANGELS OF WAR

Natalie G. Bergman and Victoria E. Rau

pilot – Drama, World War II history, Medical & Military – diverse cast led by female lead role ensemble

The untold true story of a group of American nurses trapped behind enemy lines for over three brutal years in the South Pacific during World War II. Follow their heroism, relationships, endurance and survival.

The Golden Script Competition – semifinalist

roseandpearlproductions@gmail.com

 

BOUNTY

Gary M. Howell

Drama

When a deep-sea explorer goes missing, his son must unravel a mystery embedded in his father’s will, and doing so will entangle him in a world of drug smugglers, murderers and backstabbers.

WeScreenplay – semifinalist

Screencraft Pilot Launch – finalist

Atlanta Film Festival – semifinalist

PAGE International – quarterfinalist

garymhowell@gmail.com

 

CHICAGO OVERCOAT

Abby LaMarre

pilot – Supernatural Drama

On the south side of Chicago at the helm of Prohibition, a horror writer finds herself torn between two worlds when she stumbles upon a speakeasy run by vampires.

Austin Film Festival – second rounder

Screencraft Pilot Launch – quarterfinalist

Screencraft Fellowship – finalist

James A. Michener Fellowship – awardee

lamarreabby@gmail.com

 

CLAIRVOYANT DETECTIVE

C.J. Knapp

Crime Thriller

Murders trigger a latent gift in a hard-nosed tenacious Asian detective. As she investigates the bizarre killings, she uncovers strange amulets linked to the Chinese Zodiac – and the world of demons.

Script Summit Screenplay – Official Selection (pilot)

Script Summit Screenplay – Official Selection (pitch bible)

Extreme Screenwriting – Recommend

cjknapp11@gmail.com

 

COUNTERINTELLIGENT

Natalie Sayth

Comedy

A clumsy FBI analyst must overcome self-doubts and a dysfunctional bureaucracy to locate a compromised informant and gain her boss’s trust.

natalie.sayth@gmail.com

 

CURTAIN CALL

Kate Harbert

Comedy

“Curtain Call” follows a touring company of a failing musical as they struggle with low ticket sales, insane crew members, and an unreliable cast.

Rome Independent Prisma – semifinalist

harbertekate@gmail.com

 

DICK DOCS

Marc Blitstein & Brian Rousso

30-minute single-cam comedy

A once-promising urologist who abandoned his profession, now this underachieving pool cleaner, is forced to start practicing medicine again to prevent his estranged broke father from ending up on his couch.

emailmarc@mac.com

 

DOWNTOWN

DeShawn Hill

Drama/Dark Comedy

A tightly-wound, bottom-tier business man is thrown into the underbelly of his mundane city after he witnesses the unthinkable on a night out.

Officialdeshawnhill@gmail.com

 

DYSFUNCTION JUNCTION

Jim Mercurio

1/2 hour Dramedy pilot

An orally fixated neurotic psychologist falls for an anally retentive businesswoman and all sex breaks loose. Will this modern couple be able to navigate through self-deception, projection, codependency and anger to find love or will their relationship become a dysfunction junction. In the vein of auteur-driven half-hour dramedies such as Fleabag, Girls, Better Things, and You’re the Worst.

Currently #1 for Drama Television (Half-hour)s of the year on the Red List

JimMercurio@gmail.com

 

FRANKENSTEIN UNLEASHED

Neal Wiser

Sci-Fi

Years after the virus he created killed his wife and millions of others, Vik Frankenstein and his brother have to harvest organs from the dead to keep Vik alive long enough to take down his old friend, the scientist who actually unleashed the virus.

Screencraft Fellowship – finalist (pending – winners announced in July)

WriteMovies Screenwriting – grand prize winner, Winter 2020

Inroads Screenwriting Fellowship – winner (top 10)

Stage 32 4th Annual TV Writing Contest – quarterfinalist

nwiser@gmail.com

 

GARYTOWN

Seth Nelson

Comedy, Mystery

A successful podcaster reunites with a job-hopping childhood friend and exposes his brother’s true identity.

snelson1076@me.com

 

GOING STEADY

Robyn Paris

1/2-hour single-cam Comedy

Ladies’ man widower Sid Shineman, the former owner of a high-end women’s boutique, moves in with his fashion designer daughter Abby after the death of his wife. Together, they navigate the world of online dating, while weeding through advice from their flamboyant live-in housekeeper, Wanda. COMPS: Grace and Frankie, The Kominksy Method

Stage 32 Pilot Competition – quarterfinalist

robynoparis@gmail.com

 

HADES

Michael Boaks

Medical/Crime Drama

When Australia’s top ER doctor is permanently struck off, his life spirals into chaos. Desperate, he takes a job as private doctor to a secretly unwell Croatian crime boss as gangland tensions rise.

michaelboaks@hotmail.com

 

HANDBASKET

Matthew J. Kaplan

Supernatural

When a drummer’s deal with the devil results in the disappearance of the singer, the remaining bandmates must face their own demons in order to break the deal before the next singer vanishes.

kapmatt@gmail.com

 

HOW HEATHER SURVIVED THE APOCALYPSE

Amanda Graham

pilot- Comedy

A smart-but-sneaky teen girl stuck in a crazy Baptist cult in 1986 discovers the world will definitely end in two years’ time.

Screencraft Comedy – quarterfinalist

amandagraham@gmail.com

 

HOW WE ROLL

Katey Clausen

1-hour Drama

Trapped under the boot of her father, a closeted young woman who comes to find herself, and her sexuality, through roller derby in 1984 California.

cynthiakclausen@gmail.com

 

HUNTING VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN

M. Pepper Langlinais

1-hour Drama – pilot

A newly dead man, a mortician, and a cop work together to seek the source of local zombie activity in small-town Kansas.

Fresh Voices – “worthy of network consideration”

Creative World Awards – semifinalist

methos@gmail.com

 

INFINITELY YOURS

Darci Faye

hour-long Drama (adapted from the author’s play of the same name)

Emily is forced to go home for her father’s funeral. When Emily crosses paths with her ex-boyfriend, she is not sure which scares her most – the fear that he hasn’t changed a bit … or the fact that she still has feelings for him. An explosive new drama about the hidden cycles of violence in rural Maine.

Planet Connections Theatre Festival – nominee, Outstanding Playwriting of a New Script

dcf@bu.edu

 

INVASION OF THE CUBECUMBERS

Brannon Hollingsworth

Animated Children/Family Comedy

When an overzealous boy applies too much fertilizer to his father’s crop of cubecumbers, he and his family scramble to put the abundant crop to good use.

brainypixelproductions@gmail.com

 

KISMET

Ashwini Prasad

Comedy & Drama

A South Asian woman leaves her sheltered family life in Vancouver, BC to New York City after a series of events lead her to a calling for a new life and a new career path as she embraces her autonomy and her sexuality. 

ashwini_prasad01@yahoo.com

 

KRIMPS

Michael Paul Caruso

Drama

In Portland, Oregon, 1889, an atypical vaudeville producer works to become a bold voice for justice to fight against a ruthless band of pirates who capture citizens and sell them to work on ships.

myshacaruso@gmail.com

 

MATCHMAKERS

Erin Felton

Sci-Fi Sitcom

A workplace comedy about a PR woman representing a company of matchmakers who genetically engineer women for love, even though gene therapy technology is still often defective. 

Austin Film Festival – second round

erinhollyfenton@gmail.com

 

MORNINGWOOD

T. Gordon Stanley

Dark comedy, mystery

A disgraced intelligence officer, who steals three million dollars, goes underground in a peculiar small town, but loses his leg while setting up an illicit operation to unveil international corruption.

Table Read My Screenplay – Park City – semifinalist

tgordonstanley@gmail.com

 

MYTHIC QUEST: MIDNIGHT KINGDOM

August Isles

Comedy

Mythic Quest’s newest expansion “Midnight Kingdom” has leaked to the public and it’s not well-received. Co-creative directors Ian and Poppy blame each other while Davis tries to deal with Montreal.

aiwritestv@gmail.com

 

NAMAHAGE

Travis Seppala

pilot – Horror

After her American husband is killed in an accident, a Japanese woman must save his children from a pack of mythological demons.

Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards – quarterfinalist

Austin Screenplay Awards – quarterfinalist

Scripts & Scribes Logline Madness – top 24

flannelmann@yahoo.com

 

NO THANK YOU

Brittany Suzanne Kelly

Comedy

Tawnie, a plus-size Caribbean woman living in LA fed up with her romantic connections not panning out, drunkenly places an explicit personal ad that gets over 500 replies. She decides to date those who responded in hopes of finding her true sexual match. 

brittany@striketwicecreative.com

 

OCCUPIED INTELLIGENCE

Collin Lieberg

Historical Drama

Inspired by the true story of two women in Occupied Europe who spy for Allied forces by rescuing downed soldiers and translating Nazi intelligence, only to be betrayed and captured.

collin.lieberg@gmail.com

 

PARKMONT

Brandon Hull

Comedy

Probation forces a twentysomething to find work or go to jail. He finally lands a job, unbeknownst to him it’s with South Florida’s largest gun and drug runner.

BHWrites24@gmail.com

 

PAX ALPHA

Kevin Ryan

Historical Fantasy

As the Roman Empire collapses, a vengeful grandmother protects her grandchildren while on a warpath to the magical rulers that murdered her husband and son.

kevinryan333@gmail.com

 

PUBLIC INTEGRITY

Shawn Decker

Crime drama

A new detective unit tasked with criminal justice reform faces obstruction when they investigate police corruption and brutality, starting with an officer-involved shooting of an unarmed Black celebrity.

shawndoc1996@gmail.com

 

REAPER

Kayona Ebony Brown

hour-long pilot – Drama, Crime, Fantasy

After being demoted from her job as the Grim Reaper, Death uses her unearthly powers to exact vigilante justice for the soon-to-be-dead.

Roadmap Writers Diversity Initiative – Winner/1st Place

kayona@kayonaeboynbrown.com

 

RESTING BITCH FACE

Dana Braziel-Solovy

1/2 hour comedy

When a people-pleasing starlet loses her ability to fake a smile, she must learn to embrace her inner bitch and rebuild her identity in a society that demonizes women who are not ready to make nice.

dana.braziel@gmail.com

 

‘SCRIPS

Craig Guerra and Jason Gardner (based on Craig Guerra’s memoir ALIVE and UNWELL)

pilot – Coming-of-age true crime drama

When his mother dies, a college student studying far from home struggles to reconcile with his estranged father while slipping deeper and deeper into the prescription drug trade.

craigguerra@gmail.com

 

SENIORS HIGH

Dave Goossen

1/2 hour pilot – Dramatic Comedy

After moving from Montana to North Carolina, a feisty octogenarian comes to terms (or not) with the “cliques” at his seniors home that parallel those of his grandson in his new high school and his daughter at her new job.

dave@davegoossen.com

 

SOUL SISTERS

Brandon Udy

Comedy

Ruth is psychic. Janine sees ghosts. Together, these middle-aged half sisters navigate LA life (and death), juggling relationships, careers, and the living and dead celebrities that frequent the city.

brendon.u@gmail.com

 

SOUTHERN FRIED

Guy Crawford

1/2-hour Dramedy

A prodigal daughter and her female fiancé 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.

guyc2_2000@yahoo.com

 

STAR DUCKS

Jake Lynch

Animated Sci-Fi Comedy – pilot (Quack Landing)

A crew of ducks crash their spaceship on an uncharted world under suspicious circumstances. Their lowest ranked crew member, reckless Sagittaria, sets out on an otherworldly journey to recover the missing ship pieces, find her missing crew and learn from the Scroops what it really means to be a true hero.

jakelynch25@gmail.com

 

SUBTERFUGE

Rich Andrew

Drama/Sci-Fi pilot

A scientist studying posthumanism goes on the hunt for a metaphysical artifact that could unlock a singular truth that’s been hidden from mankind by certain elites throughout history.

richandrew00@gmail.com

 

TEEN ZOMBIE SHOW

David Santo

half-hour pilot – Comedy

A small town girl with a razor sharp wit searches for the fairytale man of her dreams, but “happily ever after” gets tricky when her Prince Charming turns out to be a zombie, and her mother prohibits their illicit love.

Fresh Voices Screenwriting Competition – 1st place, TV 

Firereel Film Festival – 1st place

The Crime List – 1st place

Hollywood International Moving Pictures – 1st place

Worldfest Houston – 1st place

ScriptXpert coverage at The Writers Store – double recommend

davidsanto@hotmail.com

 

THE EXPLORER

Heidi Stangeland

Historical Drama/Thriller

When Vikings accidentally discover North America, it’s not only unfamiliar and hostile territory they have to conquer but the clash of old and new religion that causes conflict throughout the crew.

Script Summit Screenwriting Festival – Best Character Category

heidi@vegvisur.com

 

THE FAIRY KNIGHT

Sam Tracton

pilot – Supernatural/Fantasy

A man seeking to heal his dying aunt absorbs a stockpile of magical energy, embroiling him in an ancient fairy warrior’s hunt for revenge.

ratiyusarmor@gmail.com

 

THE IMAGINATION OF BILLY COULTER

Garison Ellsworth Piatt

Teen/Adventure/Drama

A young boy escapes his dysfunctional life through his overactive imagination, until his daydreams become real…and out of control.

writer@garisonpiatt.com

 

THE MAINELAND

Kelsey Kyle

pilot – Drama

In a sleepy seaside town in Maine, three estranged siblings must move in together after their mother’s suicide is ruled a homicide. 

kelseykyle1@gmail.com

 

THIS COVIDIEN LIFE

Emily Lozano

Comedy

In the midst of a global pandemic, six employees of a failing retailer decide to quarantine together in their abandoned offices. Will they save the company? Will they get caught? Or will they drive each other insane?

emily@emilylozano.com

 

THIS IS AMERICA

Jared V. Walker Jr.

Fantasy/Adventure

To escape his immoral past, an unexpected hero must deliver a powerful child to a mystical hidden city while fleeing a diabolical scientist who will stop at nothing to recover her experiment.

jarevwalkerjr@gmail.com

 

UNSOCIAL

Nick Coffman

1/2 hour Comedy pilot

Evicted from her luxurious, virtual lifestyle, an aggrieved woman returns to a real world run by droids and smart cars.

ncoff10@gmail.com

 

UNTIL THE RIOTS COME

Naja Rayne

one-hour Historical Drama

A Chicago newspaper publisher fights against the federal government’s efforts to censor the Black press during WW2.

Sundance Episodic Lab 2nd rounder 

najaraynewrites@gmail.com

 

VAMPI E.R.

Luke Zwanziger

Comedy-Horror

When a socially conscious OHSU doctor in Portland, OR is turned into a vampire, she is ethically compelled to help the sick and injured at a mismanaged hospital for mythical creatures and monsters.

WW FilmLabTV – finalist

LukeZwan@gmail.com

 

WANDERLUST

Alicia McLachlan & Paul Winters

pilot – one-hour Drama

In the isolated Australian Outback, an Aboriginal hostel clerk with an identity complex must decide whether to take over the struggling family business with her enigmatic best friend or leave town to pursue a life of her own.

https://twitter.com/AliciaMcLachlan

 

WENDIGO

Sandrene Matthews

Fantasy Drama

A selfish, supernatural flesh-eater struggles to maintain her free-spirited lifestyle when she is forced to lead the family hunt to protect them from their own barbaric desires and the humans who wish to eradicate them.

Screencraft Sci-Fi/Fantasy – semifinalist

sandrenehatesspam@gmail.com

 

WHITE PLAGUE

Michael A. Levine

Science Fiction/Horror

When an anthropologist returns to her home in Milwaukee, a worldwide pandemic breaks out – unlike any other because it can be energized by electronic transmissions like smartphones and wifi. She knows someone she believes has a cure – the traditional healer of the tribe she was studying in the Nicaraguan rain forest. But to get to her she will have to travel 3,300 miles through plague-infested areas without modern transportation and needs the help of the one person she detests the most – the man she holds responsible for the death of her brother.

Stage 32 Read My Screenplay – Consider

QuantumW@gmail.com