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Every day before sunrise a lone cyclist struggles to get over a mountain pass--but when his obsessive-compulsive inner demons manifest as a savage apparition, surviving the night and surviving his own life becomes a primeval ordeal. Winner, 2017 StoryPros International.

Scriptapalooza Features & Shorts

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By Harold L Brown.  Interview

Haunted by the final moments with her father and a failed Olympic bid, a young woman finds purpose and redemption on the unforgiving waters of a Rocky Mountain river, as she reconnects with her deceased father in a way she could never have imagined.

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 06/06/2007; Updated: 07/22/2017 )

By Danny Howell.  Interviews

Paul, 15, makes a discovery that could be his ticket out of his oppressive life in southern Indiana, but taking it means leaving his younger brother behind. Synopsis

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(Posted: ; Updated: 05/30/2018 )

By Keith Davidson.  Interviews

A murder mystery presented in three genres -- gritty film noir when the brilliant detective who solved the case recalls it, lush Hollywood glamour when his starry-eyed wife starts writing a novel about it, and lurid pulp when her meddlesome editor rewrites her. Their comic battle for creative control of the manuscript turns serious when the novelist realizes her husband missed a key clue, and the race is on to see who can re-solve the case first.

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 02/07/2001; Updated: 01/16/2018 )

By Mary Goldman & Tim House.

When a couple of runaway farm boys start running slots in Prohibition-era Toledo the ruthless Purple Gang moves in hard and fast, kidnapping one of their wives, setting up a high stakes, winner take all, game of life and death.

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 09/21/2016; Updated: 07/04/2017 )

By Will Maurer.

When a distressed father pieces together clues that link his son's erratic behavior to a horrific murder of passion and betrayal forty years prior, details of his own tragic past emerge.

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 09/24/2014; Updated: 11/04/2017 )

By Marc DeLamater.  Interview

Imagine going around the world under the sea onboard the world's most advanced submarine. It sounds like "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea," but it really happened. In this dramatic true story, an American nuclear submarine captain announces to his new, untested crew that their maiden voyage is now a far more dangerous top-secret mission - to make the first submerged circumnavigation of the Earth.

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 07/03/2006; Updated: 07/03/2017 )

By Brian Whiteman.

To save her daughter from a psychopath and a jealous sister a reclusive bar owner must conquer her past. A past when she stole cash from a mobster to escape his brutality only to return home and allow her sister to control her life.

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 09/28/2015; Updated: 05/15/2018 )

By Vicki Joyce.

Alice Ramsey is on a mission to become the first woman to drive an automobile across the United States, but a vengeful bank president, whose wife becomes a suffragette, isn't about to let that happen. PDF Excerpt

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 04/30/2011; Updated: 09/17/2017 )

By Joseph Baker.

An Australian spy tracks hijacked uranium to a Monte Carlo casino while a Swiss doctor prepares to resurrect the dead. Synopsis PDF Excerpt

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 09/28/2012; Updated: 05/19/2018 )

By Suzanne LUTAS.

Bearing an uncanny resemblance to the mistress of a London-based Chinese Triad boss, an ordinary waitress is trained by the MI5 to infiltrate the gang and bring them down. Synopsis PDF Excerpt

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 04/27/2015; Updated: 05/07/2018 )

By Timothy Jay Smith.

When a Mossad agent discovers he has assassinated a Palestinian politician falsely accused of terrorist ties, he risks his job, marriage and ultimately his life to help the man''s family. QUARTERFINALIST, NICHOLL FELLOWSHIPS WINNER, AMERICAN SCREENWRITERS ASSOCIATION Synopsis

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(Posted: 12/12/2007; Updated: 05/08/2018 )

By MIKE DONALD .  Interview

''Some Conspiracies Never Die! - When five victims of JACK THE RIPPER turn up in a swamp a century after their deaths and thousands of miles from the crime scene, an English Detective and a Louisiana Sheriff form an unlikely duo to unravel the ultimate conspiracy and reveal the Rippers true identity.''

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 10/16/2009; Updated: 09/01/2017 )

By Mark Gunnion.

Liz strangles musicians with guitar strings. Zero runs an Open Mike night. When she comes to his show, hunting for new prey, Zero is “volunteered” by a shattered FBI vet to help ID her, unravel her motive, and stop her - before he becomes her next victim. KAMELEON was a Quarter-Finalist in Final Draft’s Big Break screenplay competition, a Quarter-Finalist at Scriptapalooza, and it was an Official Selection at the Los Angeles Theater Festival. It's currently an Official Selection and Nominee for Best Screenplay at the LA Neo-Noir Film Festival. PDF Excerpt

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(Posted: 08/17/2016; Updated: 05/09/2018 )

By Robert Gately.  Interviews

Ed always wanted to act or direct in theatre. Infant epilepsy, a lifelong battle with booze, or the bizarre hallucinations of van Gogh, Barrymore and spiders the size of dogs were not going to stop him. Living in reality was another matter. This is a physiological journey where a man struggles to find peace between the worlds of the real and the imaginary. Synopsis

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(Posted: 04/26/2004; Updated: 02/06/2018 )

By Patrick Rodio.

2nd Place Comedy at Austin!! In the 6th grade, Billy was assigned to write a brief essay about his family. Billy is fifteen now, and he's still writing! With the misadventures of his family filling the chapters of his story, Billy attempts to gain the attention of the new girl at his school that he has fallen for as Christmas approaches. Synopsis PDF Excerpt

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(Posted: 03/19/2007; Updated: 02/19/2018 )

By Steven Oppenheimer.

A Secret Service agent, on trial for assassinating the President, realizes on the witness stand that before answering to the jury or the American people he must first answer to himself: Was firing the fatal bullet a crime or an act of conscience?

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 05/21/2012; Updated: 07/04/2017 )

By Chuck Loch.

A U.S. Army interrogator in Afghanistan uncovers details of an al-Qaeda plot to detonate a nuclear device in Washington, DC as the President delivers his State of the Union Address. But, in the process of interrogation, SHE bonds with her prisoner and fights to save him from the death sentence brought on by his own disclosures.

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(Posted: 08/11/2003; Updated: 01/07/2018 )

By Anton Diether.

A twisted sci-fi road comedy with heart, a la “Little Miss Sunshine” with aliens, an interspecies romance and a spoof on classic sci-fi films and the American Southwest’s UFO subculture. JIMMY, a Venice Beach boardwalk hustler, discovers beautiful alien JARA and her two intergalactic circus performers stranded on Earth. He cons them into his “family” of misfit street performers and takes them to Las Vegas. Along the way, sweet-tempered aliens touch jaded human hearts. Ultimately Jimmy must save Jara and her E.T.’s from a ruthless Las Vegas casino kingpin, with the help of Nevada UFO buffs. Synopsis PDF Excerpt

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(Posted: 09/29/2009; Updated: 04/11/2018 )

By Brent Hartinger.

DREAMWORLD (Family/Fantasy): Julie, a 13-year-old-girl plagued by nightmares, wakes up in Slumberia, the strange wonderland inside her own brain where they "film" her dreams. But can she stop her nightmares without ending up stuck in Slumberia forever?

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(Posted: 06/05/2011; Updated: 07/27/2017 )

By Anton Diether.

A twisted sci-fi road comedy with heart, a la “Little Miss Sunshine” with aliens, an interspecies romance and a spoof on classic sci-fi films and the American Southwest’s UFO subculture. JIMMY, a Venice Beach boardwalk hustler, discovers beautiful alien JARA and her two intergalactic circus performers stranded on Earth. He cons them into his “family” of misfit street performers and takes them to Las Vegas. Along the way, sweet-tempered aliens touch jaded human hearts. Ultimately Jimmy must save Jara and her E.T.’s from a ruthless casino kingpin, with the help of Nevada’s hardcore UFO buffs. New title: JIMMY & JARA FROM OUTTA SPACE Synopsis PDF Excerpt

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(Posted: 09/03/2009; Updated: 04/14/2018 )

By Eric Carlson.  Interviews

A washed up minor league ball player roars home on his Harley to spend the summer with his studious teenage son. When the father's past collides with his son's future, anything can happen. It's Father Knows Best meets Easy Rider. Winner, 2008 International Family Film Festival, highly placed in fourteen contests.

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(Posted: 09/26/2007; Updated: 07/04/2017 )

By Anne Kruse.  Interviews

A portal back to high school, 1972 thrusts a sexy, spoiled volleyball star into old-school, gender-splitting times where she accidentally ruins history and must piece it back together in her own creative way to find her way back home. Synopsis PDF Excerpt

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(Posted: 08/25/2007; Updated: 05/09/2018 )

By Kim Townsel.  Interview

Morgan Campbell is a bored teacher looking for adventures she can control without disturbing her carefully arranged life. When love and passion arrive with musician Scottie Lane, the two are almost destroyed by his heroin addiction and her alcoholism. As the world discovers their secret affair, she fights to keep her career, her privacy, and the man she loves.

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 01/11/2006; Updated: 12/18/2017 )

By Filip Thomas Cornel.

A trumpet player fears he's haunted by a spirit in the paranoia-drenched McCarthy era.

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(Posted: 02/16/2013; Updated: 09/01/2017 )

By Vicky Neal.

Against all odds, the first female quarterback drafted into the NFL battles prejudices and personal tragedy as she attempts to lead her longtime losing team in the quest for a playoff berth.

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 01/15/2006; Updated: 01/06/2018 )

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