I’ve always been a big believer in supporting the writing community, and wanted to offer up the opportunity for as many writers as possible to put their material on full display for all to see. While there may be other sites that do this – most for a small fee, I thought it would be nice to do something similar – and for free.
Think of this as another tool in your personal kit of marketing materials. This is your chance to shine a spotlight on your script. Spread the word. Post the link. Toot that horn, and do it proudly.
What you will find below is a virtual treasure trove of material of 34 screenplays and 18 TV scripts. A vast spectrum of genres, many with accompanying awards and accolades.
But the most important part is that each and every one is available for you to read.
Something grabs your attention or piques your interest? The writer’s email is right there for you to click on and tell them “I’d like to read your script.” Maybe they’ll ask to read something of yours.
This is what networking and establishing professional relationships is all about.
So settle in and take a look around. Bet you find a script or three you like.
(And as long as I’ve got your attention, feel free to hit the ‘like’ button way down at the bottom of this post. Maybe even take it one step further and start following this blog. Management is dangling some enticing incentives for an uptick in numbers.)
AFTER EVER AFTER
Animated Family Fantasy-Comedy
A royal princess has two weeks to rescue her prince from a powerful warlock, or else her sister will take over as Queen.
When a risk-averse accountant hits her head at work, she suddenly finds that every time she opens a new door, she steps into one of a dozen alternate versions of her life. She realizes the only way to get home is to keep opening doors, even if it means confronting every fear she’s ever had.
8 on The Black List
AN UNDOCUMENTED RUMOR
Philip C. Sedgwick
A journalist for an US-based Arabian TV network heads to the Arizona border to sleuth out a rumor regarding a terrorist attack formulating in Mexico. When the rumor proves true, the reporter enlists a most unlikely team to intercept the attack and take on the even more unlikely forces behind the operation.
Best Original Screenplay, Burbank Film Festival, 2016
Best Feature Screenplay, San Antonio Film Festival, 2019
Official Selection, San Pedro Film Festival, 2019
Finalist, Official Selection, Beverly Hills Film Festival, 2016
Finalist, Hollywood Screenplay Contest, 2016
A charismatic hustler devises a high-risk scheme to con the Bank of England into moving gold bullion to a location that’s easier to rob – if the New York mob don’t kill him first.
Quarterfinalist – 2020 Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards
Victer A. Levell
A corrupt Marine Corps Officer / Investment Banker with an old school Black and Italian upbringing reflecting on the origin and consequences of his actions after Federal conviction. Hiding in plain sight his entire career with Black Panther Party, and Gambino Crime Family affiliations. Living with a dark family secret, child abuse, and teenage PTSD results growing up into an adult broken with a Machiavellianism dark side.
Fiona Faith Ross
When Granddad dies, a bereaved young American woman travels to the ‘old country’ to find her last living relative, an aunt who insists she is the immortal sea-goddess, Calypso.
Best Feature Screenplay – May/June 2021 round, Pinnacle Film Awards, LA
Six poker pros tricked into a game of Texas Hold’em with The Devil must win or die.
2nd Rounder – Austin Film Festival
Top 25% – Coverfly
Quarterfinalist – 2021 Emerging Screenwriters Genre Competition
Jeffrey Stackhouse and Wendy Lashbrook
A Confederate officer rides an urgent trail when the shocking brutality of a Black family found slaughtered forces him to choose a path of blood-soaked retribution, with only an adolescent Black girl as an ally.
PAGE Awards – Bronze Award – Action-Adventure
Following the War of 1812, withdrawing British forces turn over a fort and its armory to former slaves and Native Americans. But calls for an assault by the U.S. Army threaten the thriving community.
Winner – Final Draft Big Break – Historical/Period
Grand Prize Winner – Write/LA
A Special Forces veteran realizes his revenge slaying of the gang that killed his family won’t bring them back, nor his emotions, which makes him a valuable tool for the Feds. With help from his veteran-brothers, he agrees to take care of a pest problem for the FBI & DEA, but realizes too late that he is being set up and not expected to survive. The most dangerous person alive is one with nothing left to lose.
Semifinalist – 2021 Filmmatic Drama Screenplay Awards
KISS ME DEAD
A hard-boiled ex-cop stays on a missing person case even after he’s murdered.
Winner – 2019 PAGE International – Thriller/Horror
Semifinalist (top 50) – 2014 Nicholl Fellowship
Quarterfinalist – 2019 Final Draft Big Break
2nd Round – 2019 Austin Film Festival
Quarterinalist – 2014 Scriptapalooza
LUCKY DIP (short film)
Everyone dreams of winning life changing money on the lottery. A big win changes lives. But sometimes not for the best.
MAN OF COLOUR
MAN OF COLOUR is a biopic of Walter Tull, one of Britain’s first black professional footballers, who was driven out of the game by racism (even from within his own club) but rallied to become one of Britain’s greatest heroes of World War One.
Best Screenplay (Feature) – 2021 Page Turner Awards
MAX & LUPE: TREASURE HUNTERS!
MAX AND LUPE: TREASURE HUNTERS! is a movie about a heartbroken and hapless American dude who just wants to enjoy his all inclusive Mexican vacation but gets tangled up with a couple of slick international treasure hunters who are racing against a seriously bad hombre in order to score their biggest prize yet!
A teenage boy is involved in an underground case to take down his father’s enemy but switches sides when secrets unfold.
G. Leo Maselli
After six long years in a French convent, a teenage girl, with a pathological narcissist disorder in full bloom, returns home in California determined on having sex with her hero who just so happens to be her father’s best friend.
Coming of Age
When a brilliant Iranian teenager finds out she must give up her dream of going to college for an arranged marriage, she secretly fabricates an identity as a school teacher to obtain an American visa and escape the morning of her wedding.
Finalist – Austin Film Festival
Semifinalist – Vail Film Festival
OUT BACK OF BEYOND
After bungling a multi-million dollar deal, the two women responsible are sent to the Australian outback to save the project but end up battling their ruthless boss to save a quirky town instead.
PRELUDE TO A DREAM
David Dinning McDermott
A story that integrates magic and mythology into the fabric of the modern world, as we follow two lovers across the boundaries of death and time.
Finalist – Bright International Film Festival
Finalist – Beyond The Curve International
Finalist – Hollywood Screenplay Festival
Finalist – European Cinematography Awards
A struggling musician is at a crossroads with life until he meets an alluring ballroom dancer while staying at the Chateau Marmont.
Semifinalist – Big Apple Agents and Managers Networking Lab
Semifinalist – Big Apple Film Festival and Screenplay Competition
Father and daughter hunters pursue a fugitive vampire to the New World; whose blood-thirst unleashed when pirates plunder the ship ferrying her coffin.
Red List selection – Coverfly, Feb 2021, July 2021
Top 20% – Coverfly – Top 20 Action-Adventure Feature Screenplays
Semifinalist – 2020 Filmmatic Screenpay Pitch Competition
Semifinalist – Creative Screenwriting Unique Voices Competition
Quarterfinalist – 2021 Screencraft Sci-Fi & Fantasy
SEX WITH MY EX
An interior designer relives her teenage years, and puts her marriage at risk, when she lands a job working with her first love.
A Vegas waitress tripled in size becomes a beloved showroom headliner, falls in love with the scientist who accidentally enlarged her, and vows to rescue him when he’s kidnapped by three mutual rivals.
Most Original Concept – Feature Screenplay – LA Under The Stars Film Festival
Best Character – Colleen Cossitt – Die Laughing Film Festival
Finalist – Los Angeles Cinefest
Finalist – Beyond The Curve International Film Festival
Semifinalist – Stage 32 New Voices in Animation Screenwriting Contest
While investigating a series of bizarre deaths, a veteran detective who quit big-city crime for small-town policing finds his life in danger when he uncovers a long-hidden black-ops program with ties to the highest level of the American government.
Semifinalist – Screencraft Drama
2nd Round – Austin Film Festival
2nd Round – Launch Pad Feature Competition
After agreeing to take part in a dangerous séance, a grief-stricken young woman discovers the truth behind an entity’s vengeance against the town and must stop it before it kills again.
THE FIRST GENTLEMAN
When President Rosa Cortez’s secret Camp David peace summit is taken hostage by brutal commandos, her scandalous ex-jock husband Will slips through the cracks. As war hero Rosa fights back from within, they must find a way to save each other – and the Chinese President.
Grand Prize – 23rd Annual Fade-In Screenplay Awards
3rd Place – Action-Adventure – Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition
Semifinalist – StoryPros Screenwriting Competition
Official Selection – 15th Annual “Action On Film” MegaFest in Las Vegas
Official Selection – Vancouver Badass Film Festival
THE FUNNY FARM
A wisecracking demon slaughters the parents of a farm girl hiding in a cellar… but when the demon extricates her, they battle to a ghastly ending.
Award Winner – 2019 Filmmatic Horror Screenplay
2nd Place – 2019 Best Feature Script – Hollywood Horrorfest
Finalist – 2017 Shriekfest
Nominee – Best Horror Screenplay – iHorror Awards
Grand Prize – Horror – 2016 Hollywood Screenplay Contest
THE MAN OF LA CANADA
Sara Carpenter & Josh Greiveldinger
Loosely based on Don Quixote, Alonso, becomes convinced he is a comic book superhero and, with the help of his reluctant best friend, attempts to take down a small town biker gang.
As a typhoon turns his relationship upside down, the man turns from hater to lover.
UNDER THE BED
A young tormented girl Lily befriends a monster that is willing to kill those who wronged her. With each kill the monster changes with Lily changing as well.
Best Unproduced Script – Niagara Falls International Short Festival
Best Unproduced Script – Hong Kong Indie Film Festival
When Sophie and her girlfriend Isabella uncover murder evidence, they don’t know that it will lead Sophie to an unthinkable choice: kill her all-powerful father or be killed.
WE ARE ROUGH MEN
Neo-Western Crime Drama
In 1972, a sheriff being investigated for murder must confront his rodeo past when he suspects bull riders in a slew of bank robberies.
WELCOME TO GARYTOWN
When a popular podcaster moves back to his rural hometown and discovers his job-hopping childhood friend is living a double life, he must decide whether to go along with the prank, or expose the truth in an effort to boost his career.
Semifinalist – Filmmatic Comedy Screenplay Awards (Season 6)
WORLD WAR 3.0
In 2065, a hacker and a group of telepaths lead three rogue nations in a desperate last stand, against the plutocratic world government’s drone forces.
A lawyer is sent to a small southern town to handle a troubled estate, but upon arrival something feeds off the fear and guilt from his past.
If TRUE DETECTIVE investigated THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE in the TWILIGHT ZONE.
A small town has had two young girls go missing in one month. Can this eight year old girl’s imaginary friend protect her from being the next one caught?
2nd Place – Open Topic Short Film Contest
2nd Place – Raindance Film Festival
Set in Portland, Maine, Detective Sarah Leighton, a Combat Veteran and recovering opioid addict, investigates a drudge related homicide and must choose her career or her family when she finds herself crossing the line between cop and criminal in order to bring down a local drug ring.
Peter J. Herron
Black Comedy Sketch Show
A half hour black comedy sketch show exploring the world of broadcast television by joining a viewer each week as they jump from channel to channel, catching dark/absurd/social commentary comedic vignettes of the news, TV shows, sports, movies, documentaries, adverts and everything else vomited out the media we consume today.
When two best friends learn of a real life crime that mimics one of their favorite comic books, they do everything they can to solve it.
FATHER BROWN – THE BELLE OF THE BONFIRE (spec)
Karen E. Simmons
Light-comedy murder-mystery BBC series
Two of Father Brown’s friends go undercover at a high-class hotel to find the culprit behind a series of grisly murders, using themselves as bait to draw the killer out of the shadows.
Another of my Father Brown specs – THE WRONG SCONE – won 2nd Place for One-Hour Dramas in the 2021 Scriptapalooza competition
HER MAJESTY’S MUSKETEERS: LITTLE GIRLS SHOULDN’T PLAY WITH SWORDS
Phillip E. Hardy
Beset by enemies conspiring against King Louis XIV, a collection of courageous fighting women come together to train and fight for the greatest swordsman in France, the uncrowned queen.
Winner – Best Action Television Script – Mount Fuji International Film Festival
Official Selection – Las Vegas International Film and Screenwriting Festival
Official Selection – Best Script Award – London
HUMAN GAME 3: THE REVELATION
Nathan Waire aka Nathan Zen-Sapien
When a psychic begins to have visions of grizzly murders she enlists the help of one serial killing team to hunt down an even bigger threat!
Outstanding Achievement – Madras International Film Festival
Finalist – Toronto CIFT
Official Selection – Medusa Film Festival
Finalist – Best Script – ViZ Awards
Prince, a half-demon slacker, falls into another dimension and looks for a way back home in time for ramen night, but is chased by inter-dimensional guards who want to kill her for disrupting the balance.
Lonely neuroscientist Susan transfers her cat’s consciousness into a homeless coma patient. But when the cat gets his tongue it sends everyone into a flap, not least the Ethics Committee overseeing her experimental project.
After the mysterious disappearance of flight MH777 in the Gulf of Malacca, and the reappearance of Dr. Milton James and his six fellow passengers three months later, Dr. James is confronted with a mysterious, life-threatening conspiracy that he and his companions must uncover before it kills them and, what could be worse, these secrets serve to destroy the world as we know it.
Rachel Amy Ritchie & Kate Burcham
When a vindictive murderer rudely interrupts their graduation gala, the university’s supposedly brightest must bare their secrets to unmask the killer and make it to graduation.
Based on a true story. Two newly recruited female Resistance members risk their lives to rescue downed soldiers and translate Nazi secrets as part of a civilian spy ring, only to face betrayal and capture.
2nd Rounder – Austin Film Festival
Top 50 – ISA Fast Track Fellowship
Quarterfinalist – Page Turner Genre Screenplay Competition
Quarterfinalist – Screencraft TV Pilot Competition
S. E. McKendrick
6 impossible things before breakfast?
- travel to a small English village on a whim
- find out that fairy tales are the historical documents of a parallel reality
- find out you’re cursed
- meet a mermaid
- meet a troll (who lives under a bridge)
- pet a dragon
Okay, that took until lunchtime, but wait ’til you see tomorrow’s schedule!
Pilot – “Tiro”
A group of college friends return from winter break to find that things are changing more rapidly than they expected.
Pilot episode – “Scott”
Robert Scott leads the Terra Nova expedition to Antarctica in his attempt to become the first human to reach the South Pole.
Zachary Thomas Starnes
Crime Drama/True Story
In the late 1970’s, a father and son set to build a legacy by taking a hidden bar in their small town, from a stash house for the mob, to the regions most popular joint and the centerpiece for the true stories of wildly good times and various crimes that circulate it… Everyone has a Thunderbolt story.
A local street pharmacist is forcefully recruited by a secret government agency that wants him to distribute a new strain of narcotic to his customers but unbeknownst to him the new drug does more than gets you high but also makes you crave human flesh.