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WriteMovies Spring 2017 Screenwriting Competition

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By Lynda Lemberg and Jeffrey Allen Russel.

In 1840, an unconventional widow risks her life when she joins forces with a charismatic journalist, brutalized tenant farmers and a traumatized exile she rescues in Montreal, to stop the most powerful men in Scotland from violently evicting Gaelic Highlanders, unaware of her own family's complicity in the ethnic cleansing. Synopsis

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 02/22/2014; Updated: 04/25/2017 )

By Jeffrey Allen Russel & Lynda Lemberg.

During the Civil Rights era, a white supremacist colludes with a judge to entrap African Americans for his lobotomies. When a Black track star is sent to his asylum after she retaliates against the racist girls at school, her brilliant best friend teams up with an edgy journalist to free her and expose the conspiracy.

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 10/31/2016; Updated: 04/25/2017 )

By Robert Gately.  Interviews

A retired cop goes to the current-day Army/Navy football game with his two wacky friends intending to jump onto the field and score a touchdown he should’ve scored decades ago when he fumbled during the same football classic as time ran out, only this time dozens of security guards await him, and it’ll be a friggin’ miracle if he succeeds. Synopsis PDF Excerpt

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 08/19/2003; Updated: 04/25/2017 )

By Kevin Silva.

A novelist discovers he was a real-life hero in the 19th century Western he's writing when he's transported into the story to save a mysterious beauty stranded in a remote forest. Synopsis

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Format: Short Screenplay

(Posted: 04/25/2017; Updated: 04/25/2017 )

By Robert and Lois Gately.  Interviews

When Joe’s 39 year-old addicted and pregnant daughter appears on his doorstep, his sedentary life is about to disappear forever. Synopsis PDF Excerpt

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 09/19/2012; Updated: 04/25/2017 )

By Jonathan LaPoma.  Interviews

After his brother attempts suicide a few weeks before Christmas, an unrepentant asshole with a heart of gold moves back in with his comically dysfunctional family to help his brother, only to discover that his brother is the sanest of them all [Ranked 2nd in the "GLBT" category of MovieBytes's Top 10 Contest Winning Scripts. Austin Film Festival Second Round, Page International Quarterfinalist]. Synopsis

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 04/02/2016; Updated: 04/23/2017 )

By Geoffrey Breuder.  Interviews

The true story of Richard Bong, a rookie WWII pilot who makes a brazen bet to beat the kill record of America's top-scoring ace. But as the deadly competition spirals out of control, he's forced to confront the bitter realities of war and what it means to be a real hero.

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 03/27/2008; Updated: 11/21/2016 )

By Mary Huckstep.

A shy Scots farmer asks God to teach him about ladies so he can find a good woman and marry her, not knowing that this will propel him onto a wild, coming-of-age roller coaster ride at the ripe old age of 38. PDF Excerpt

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 03/18/2013; Updated: 02/12/2017 )

By Warren R Hull and K.D. Clemmens.

A Native American elder with mysterious powers teams with an ad-hoc band of unlikely warriors to overcome the evil ambitions of a corrupt, big game poaching sheriff and reclaim the sacred land of his ancestors.

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 04/28/2010; Updated: 01/14/2017 )

By Robert Gately and Drew Keil.  Interviews

Self-exiled at home for decades, an agoraphobic mother must choose between her recluse life and trekking through the scary bustle of NYC to see her estranged daughter perform a solo at Carnegie Hall and, while she takes this voyage with her two loved-starved friends, this eclectic, female ensemble allow us to laugh and cry while making us believe we are never too old to dream and never too young to forgive Synopsis PDF Excerpt

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Format: Stageplay

(Posted: 08/19/2003; Updated: 04/25/2017 )

By Leonardo Reis.

In a mystical land where champions fight to the death to keep the peace, the revenge of a chosen warrior against the killer of his family risks starting the bloody war he was bound to prevent.

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 06/07/2013; Updated: 05/17/2016 )

By Jonathan LaPoma & Natalia Porras Sivolobova.  Interviews

After trying for seven years to successfully make it as a dancer in New York, a 30-year-old half-Mexican, half-American woman with dual citizenship reluctantly returns to her hometown of Oaxaca, Mexico and struggles to find her identity. [32 awards/honors including, First Place-2015 Las Vegas Screenplay Contest (Drama Category), and Grand Prize-2015 London Film Awards (Feature Screenplay Category)] Synopsis

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 04/16/2014; Updated: 04/17/2017 )

By Steve Weissman.

Based on the true story of the Buddha: The battles of a Prince who rejects riches and power, risking insanity and death, in a quest to find ultimate freedom. Synopsis PDF Excerpt

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 11/23/2007; Updated: 08/23/2016 )

By Mike McGeever.

A cynical accountant risks his career when he falls in love with his chief suspect.

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 01/13/2006; Updated: 08/17/2016 )

By Jonathan LaPoma.  Interviews

A young boy who loves animals must cope with his father’s insistence that he will someday work in the slaughterhouse that has employed the men of his family for the past several generations. [21 awards/honors including, Grand Jury Prize winner of 2014 Hollywood Screenplay Contest, Grand Jury Prize winner of 2015 Las Vegas Screenplay Contest, and Grand Prize Winner of the 2014 London Film Awards (Feature Screenplay Category).] Synopsis

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 04/15/2014; Updated: 04/17/2017 )

By Nathan Ludwig & Charles Devin Hill.  Interview

A twisted anthology of horror, death and insanity. After the apocalypse, three mysterious madmen tell a wounded drifter three tales of inescapable terror while they play a sinister game of chance. Not listed on MovieBytes: - WINNER (Best Anthology): Silver Scream Film & Comic Fest (2016) - WINNER: Motor City Nightmares (2015) - Finalist: The Los Angeles Fear & Fantasy Film Festival (2016) - Finalist: Imaginarium Convention (2016) - Official Selection: American GrindHouse Film Festival (2015) - Official Selection: Fantasmagorical Film Festival (2015) - Official Selection: Horror and Thriller International Film Festival (2016)

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 03/06/2015; Updated: 09/26/2016 )

By Jonathan LaPoma.  Interviews

Two estranged best friends set off on a road trip to explore what truths unite people in a modern America dominated by apathy and discord. It is soon clear, however, that truth is the last thing either man seeks. [19 awards/honors, including first place in the 2016 London Film Awards, the 2014 Awareness Film Festival, and the 2014 West Field Screenwriting Awards]. Synopsis

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(Posted: 04/15/2014; Updated: 04/17/2017 )

By Warren R. Hull.

The lives of two powerful families intertwine to create a personal tragedy of enormous consequence which in turn propagates one of the most famous murder mysteries of the twentieth century.

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 09/19/2008; Updated: 01/14/2017 )

By Timothy Jay Smith.

When Israeli intelligence learns of a terrorist attack planned for Easter Sunday in Jerusalem, the race to stop it weaves together the lives of an American journalist, Israeli war hero, Palestinian farmer, and Arab-Christian grocer. GRAND PRIZE, RHODE ISLAND INT'L FILM FESTIVAL'S SCREENWRITING COMPETITION Synopsis

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(Posted: 10/22/2006; Updated: 06/13/2016 )

By Robert Gately.  Interviews

An emotionally challenged dad, who most believe suffers from Post Traumatic Stress, or worse, suddenly must prove he's 'normal' when his caretaker wife dies and his delinquent daughter sues for financial control of the estate. Synopsis

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 12/14/2003; Updated: 02/11/2017 )

By Steve Weissman.

Kolby's the top agent of Cupid, who happens to be a beautiful young woman, but Kolby's on the verge of losing his job, and Cupid's on the verge of dying, if he can't reunite a special pair of reincarnated soul mates before a deadline causes love to disappear from earth. Synopsis

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 12/01/2007; Updated: 08/23/2016 )

By Danny Howell.  Interviews

When a troubled girl's visions of her high school classmates' murders start coming true, she suspects her father is the killer.

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 08/06/2004; Updated: 04/27/2017 )

By bill Johnston.  Interview

A former lawman turned lawyer returns home after thirty-five years and uses his courtroom experience to defend the last of his family against a ruthless land baron. When his violent past comes to light, he is forced to resort to an old skill he swore never to use again in order to save his family.

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 05/25/2009; Updated: 05/19/2016 )

By Steve & Rosemary Weissman.

A playboy eye doctor seduces who he thinks is a new-ager, yet ends up locked in medieval blocks begging for forgiveness on worldwide TV. Synopsis

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 12/01/2007; Updated: 08/23/2016 )

By Mike McGeever.

A cynical MBA seeks a mysterious treasure at a bizarre New Orleans restaurant and discovers a fortune beyond his imagination.

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 04/09/2007; Updated: 08/17/2016 )

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