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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)
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)
Cinequest (Semifinalist, Top 20 )
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)