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The Third Bomb (OPTIONED)

***OPTIONED BY BAFTA-WINNING PRODUCER*** LOGLINE: "When a top U.S. pilot crash-lands on a Japanese island carrying the third atomic bomb, he's forced to choose between honor and duty: detonate the bomb and annihilate a POW camp, or let the bomb fall into the hands of a disgraced Japanese commander."

Written by: Phil Parker     [Contact Author]
Format: Screenplay
Budget: Mid
Starring Roles For: Matthew McConaughey
Colin Farrell
Jake Gyllenhaal
In the Vein Of: Unbroken
Saving Private Ryan
Posted: 08/21/2014
Updated: 12/19/2016
Author Bio: 11-08-16 LATEST NEWS: The Third Bomb has been OPTIONED by a BAFTA-WINNING producer!



"This is an incredibly well written script with strong and three-dimensional characters, a well threaded theme, and action sequences that are both visual and exciting" - Black List reader

“Very well-written and engrossing script with a strong, original hook and twist. GRADE: Recommend” - Danny Manus,

“Excels in story, dialogue and originality. Craft and execution are top notch.” - reader #2

“A fantastic screenplay.” - reader #1

“Emotionally charged and engaging!” -

“Absolutely thrilling.” - reader #2

“Likely to attract top international talent.” -

“Intense WWII drama. GRADE: Recommend” -

“Highly original and engaging adventure. GRADE: Consider” -

Phil Parker is an optioned and working screenwriter in Sydney, Australia. This year he's been hired to write two treatments for two feature-length films by an award-winning production company. He's also been booked by another company for a re-write gig on a sci-fi feature.

Phil is an MA Graduate from USC film school and a former Creative Producer for the BBC, where he spent 6 years writing original short content and producing promos for four BBC channels.

Contest Results: Nashville Fest (First Place, Action/ Adventure)
Ohio Independent (First Place)
Wildsound (First Place)
Script Pipeline Screenplay (Finalist)
Screencraft Action Thriller (Finalist)
L.A. Cinema Film Fest (Second Place, Award of Merit)
World Series (Second Place, (Action/ Adventure))
Catalina (Second Place, Award of Merit)
Vail Film Festival (Second Place)
Worldfest - Houston (Second Place, Gold Remi Award)
West Field (Second Place)
Screenplay Festival (Finalist)
Final Draft/Big Break (Semifinalist)
StoryPros International (Finalist)
ScreenCraft Fellowship (Semifinalist)
Cinequest (Semifinalist, Top 20 )
ScreenCraft Bahamas Residency (Semifinalist)
Scriptwriters Network (Third Place)
Emerging Screenwriters Feature (Finalist, 5th place PRIZE WINNER)
FilmMakers/Feature (Finalist)
Stage 32/Happy Writers Screenplay (Semifinalist)
Beverly Hills Fest (Finalist)
Sacramento Fest (Finalist)
Austin Fest Film (Quarterfinalist, Second Round)
Irvine Film Festival (Finalist, Top 7)
Las Vegas Fest (Finalist)
Hollywood Screenplay (Finalist)
RIIFF/Rhode Island (Semifinalist)
WriteMovies (Semifinalist)
Action On Film (Semifinalist, Official Selection)
Richmond Fest (Semifinalist)