Best Action/Adventure Screenplays

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The Dressmaker's Daughter

Romania 1940: A rebellious Jewish girl, 15, falls into a scandalous affair with her tutor. As war erupts, she is taken prisoner but escapes with her lover to join the partisans and sabotage enemy supply lines. Adapted from my Young Adult novel to be published by Santa Monica Press in 2022. Script Excerpt

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IMPERVOS ONE

A high-tech entrepreneur seals his family into an underground luxury "billionaire bunker" to wait out the nuclear war he thinks is starting. But when his engineers tap a billion-year-old aquifer to supply water to the bunker, they release an ancient life form. And it's hungry. Script Excerpt

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Empire Grade

A married assistant D.A. falls for a vagabond girl living in the seedy Beach Flats area of Santa Cruz, California. His double life may lead him to the murderer in a gruesome double homicide --- but at the cost of his marriage and career. Based on a 1982 true crime in Santa Cruz County. Adapted from my short story published in the UK crime magazine Close to the Bone https://www.close2thebone.co.uk/wp/saturday-night-off-2/ Script Excerpt

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Vengeance Island

A young couple are stranded on a remote Alaskan island when their seaplane goes down in a winter storm. Soon, they realize they are being stalked --- and not just by wolves.

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Malleus

Adulterous husband burned at the stake for consorting with evil emerges in modern Los Angeles to stalk a fatherless young man he thinks is a reincarnation of his own son. Script Excerpt

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Aviana

Earth in 20 million years. The uber species, evolved from birds, live in a Fertile Crescent-type village, learning about science, politics, art and warfare. But after a romantic betrayal, a family is banished to a predator-infested wilderness and must find a way to survive. Script Excerpt

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The Virgin Effect

Daughter of a middle-eastern oil billionaire, drugged and raped at a frat party, contacts a young L.A. surgeon to restore her virginity for her arranged marriage. When the surgeon's receptionist learns of the plan, she and her boyfriend decide on blackmail. Script Excerpt

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Grizzly

Aging hacker gets out of prison and plots an act of sabotage to impress a Dutch hacker chick and reclaim his status as the terror of the Internet. Script Excerpt

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Sawney Bean

Adulterous young husband facing criminal punishment in medieval Scotland flees into the hideout of the notorious cannibal family. Script Excerpt

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