Available Spec. Scripts

Feature Animation.

Title: Hooked

 

 

Genre: Animation/Family/Adventure

 

Logline: 

 

A little boy’s quest collides with a villainous fishing captain’s hunt for a legendary fish. Below the water’s surface, a ragtag team of young fish embarks on a mission to save the lake’s most respected inhabitant.

Synopsis:

 

An epic adventure unfolds in a small lakeside town, where an annual fishing derby is turned upside down by rumors of a WORLD RECORD FISH (“The Beast”). Timmy, a young African American boy adopted at age three, is finally old enough to fish in the annual tournament and is enchanted by the possibility of catching such a behemoth. A sizable bounty is placed on the great fish and an international buzz erupts; fishermen and media from around the world flock to the small lake in droves. Veteran fishing captain, Reggie Steele and sons stroll into town with their fancy boat & gear and boldly claim that they will use whatever means necessary to capture and kill The Beast. Their tactics don’t disappoint! Below the water’s surface, a young fish named Maverick learns of the bounty on his great aunt, Grace (the mightiest fish in the lake), and joins with a team of young and spirited comrades to find her. Above water, Timmy’s and Reggie Steele’s worlds collide, as the race to save Grace intensifies below the lake’s surface.

 

AWARDS:

WINNER - BEST UNPRODUCED SCREENPLAY - 2015 British Animation Film Festival

WINNER - BEST FEATURE SCREENPLAY - 2015 San Diego International Kids Film Festival

WINNER - BEST FEATURE ANIMATION SCREENPLAY - 2015 International Family Film Festival

WINNER - BEST FEATURE ANIMATION SCREENPLAY - 2016 Los Angeles Film & Script Festival

WINNER - BEST FILM TREATMENT/CONCEPT - 2016 International Open Film Festival

BRONZE WINNER  -  2015 International Independent Film Awards - Best Feature Screenplay

WINNER 2nd Place - 2015 Alaska International Film Awards - Best Feature Screenplay

WINNER 4th Place - Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards - Best Feature Screenplay

FINALIST - 2017 Nashville Film Festival - Best Family/Animation Feature Screenplay

FINALIST - 2016 Montreal International Animation Film Festival - ANIMAZE - Pitch Forum

FINALIST - 2016 Moondance International Film Festival - Best Feature Screenplay for Kids

FINALIST - 2016 Oaxaca Film Festival - Best Original Concept

FINALIST - 2016 Oaxaca Film Festival - Best Family Screenplay

FINALIST - 2015 Colorado International Film Festival - Best Feature Screenplay

FINALIST - 2016 Feedback Animation Film & Screenplay Festival - Best Feature Animation Screenplay

SEMI-FINALIST - 2017 ScreenCraft Family-Friendly Screenplay Contest - Best Feature Screenplay

QUARTER-FINALIST - 2017 ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship

QUARTER-FINALIST - 2015 StoryPros Awards - Best Feature Screenplay - Family/Teen/Animation

Official selection - 2016 Oaxaca Film Festival - Global Script Challenge

Official Selection - 2106 Animation Day in Cannes - Best Animation Screenplay

Official Selection - Digitalmation Awards - Best Feature Screenplay

Official Selection - 2015 Hollywood Sky Film Festival - Best Feature Screenplay

Official Selection - 2016 LA Cinefest - Best Feature Script

Official Nominee - 2016 Utah Film Awards - Best Unproduced Screenplay

 

Title: Hatched

 

 

Genre: Animation/Family/Adventure/Science Fiction

 

Logline: Three middle schoolers race to save a city under siege after a greedy extermination company's genetic experimentation goes horribly wrong.

 

Synopsis: 

Profits are way down at Arcon extermination. For some reason, not too many people need pest control professionals these days. A trio of "Bug Club" middle schoolers, Lydia, Rudd and Jelly, also observe a drastic decline in insect populations and set out to find out why. Arcon's brass CEO, Miriam Drexel and her twin scientist sons take matters into their own hands and devise a scheme to increase insect populations via genetic modification. Their plan is impeccable as hordes of insects plague the city. Arcon is gracious enough to help eradicate the mess. Cha-ching! Things don't add up for the Bug Squad kids and they launch a mission to expose Arcon's grand design. What the kids uncover is shocking, but what happens next will have everyone squirming...and running for their lives.

 

AWARDS:

WINNER - THE NEW YORK AWARD - 2015 West Field Screenwriting Awards

WINNER - BEST SCREENPLAY - 2016 Meters International Film Festival

WINNER - BEST FEATURE SCREENPLAY - 2015 Digitalmation Awards

FINALIST - 2015 StoryPros Awards - Best Feature Screenplay - Family/Teen/Animation

SEMI-FINALIST - 2015 Scriptamation Awards - Best Scene - "Bounce House" Act II

SEMI-FINALIST - 2015 Scriptamation Awards - Best Scene - "The Queen" Act III

QUARTER-FINALIST - 2015 Creative World Awards - Best Feature Screenplay/Family

Official Selection - 2016 International Family Film Festival - Best Feature Animation Screenplay

Official Selection - 2016 San Diego International Kids' Film Festival - Best Feature Screenplay

Official Selection - 2015 Oaxaca Film Festival/Global Script Challenge - Best Feature Screenplay

Official Selection - 2015 Hollywood Sky Film Festival - Best Feature Screenplay

Official Selection - 2015 Indie Film Festival - Switzerland - Best Screenplay

Official Selection - 2015 Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards - Best Feature Screenplay

Animation Shorts.

 

 

AWARDS:

WINNER - BEST SCREENPLAY - 2015 Hollywood Sky Film Festival

WINNER - BEST SHORT SCREENPLAY - 2015 Top Indie Film Awards

WINNER - GOLD MEDAL - BEST SHORT SCRIPT - 2015 Global Independent Film Awards (Sept-Dec '15)

WINNER - BEST SHORT FAMILY SCREENPLAY - 2015 Summer Slam Film Festival

WINNER - BEST SHORT SCRIPT - SILVER MEDAL - 2015-2016 Annual Global Independent Film Awards

WINNER - BRONZE - 2015 International Independent Film Awards - Best Short Screenplay

WINNER 2nd Place -  Best Short Screenplay/Drama - 2015 Scriptamation Awards

WINNER 3rd Place - Best Scene Category - 2015 Scriptamation Awards

FINALIST - 2015 Cannes Screenplay Contest - Best Short Screenplay

FINALIST - 2016 ShortPole London International Film festival - Best Short Screenplay

FINALIST - 2015 San Diego International Kids' Film Festival - Best Short Screenplay

FINALIST - 2015 International Family Film Festival - Best Short Screenplay

FINALIST - 2015 World Series of Screenwriting - Best Short Screenplay

FINALIST - 2015 Scriptamation Awards - Best Short Screenplay - Children/Family/Fantasy

SEMI-FINALIST - 2017 ScreenCraft Winter Short Film Fund shortlist

SEMI-FINALIST - 2016 Short Films Grants Competition and Awards - Best Short Screenplay

SEMI-FINALIST - 2015 Austin Revolution Film Festival - Best Short Screenplay

SEMI-FINALIST - 2015 Courier Awards - Best Short Screenplay

Official Selection - 2016 Glendale International Film Festival - Best Short Screenplay

Official Selection - Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards - Best Short Screenplay

Official Selection - 2015 Digitalmation Awards - Best Short Screenplay

Official Selection - 2015 Manhattan Short Film Festival - Best Short Screenplay

Official Selection - 2015 Indie Film Festival - Switzerland - Best Screenplay

Official Selection - 2016 LA Cinefest - Best Short Script

 

Title: CUPCAKES

 

 

Genre: Animation/Family

 

Logline: A kindergartener follows her American Dream and opens a neighborhood cupcake & lemonade stand. Sales are brisk, until an unfortunate series of events threaten to shutdown her noble start up.

 

Synopsis: An industrious 5 year old bakes her way into business as "Mia's Homemade Cupcake & Lemonade Stand" is opened. The neighborhood children are thrilled as delicious cupcakes satisfy their sweet tooth(s) and ice cold lemonade is poured on a sweltering summer day. A meddling neighbor with too much time on his hands doesn't appreciate commerce on his street. He sets into motion a chain of events that have a profound effect on all involved.

Cupcakes Movie

 

Title: Finding Family

 

 

Genre: Drama/Family

Logline: A teenage girl and her two younger siblings, struggle to understand their own self-worth and the concept of family after years of abuse, neglect and abandonment.

Synopsis: ‘Finding Family’ dares to take a look at a very unique and very troubled family that finds the strength to keep working together for a better future. In this story we follow the Taylors, a couple who decides to adopt three children from the American foster care system, and quickly find out that the task is way harder than they anticipated. Diane and Malcolm, adopt Monique, Kendra ad Jamal in an effort to contribute their grain of sand towards a better future, by giving these three young children a real chance at life. The script makes no effort to hide the fact that the children have been broken by years of neglect, parental abandonment and a government system where they were numbers. The siblings lash out in different ways and struggle mightily in an (unfamiliar) loving and caring environment. The Taylors remain steadfast in their resolution to help the children  with the hopes of raising  new generation better than they could possibly imagine. In response to this unrequited love that endures and understands, the children begin to open up, to grow and learn, to realize their self-worth and become better people. Finding Family shows us what genuine family love can look like, a love that endures all, a love that doesn’t care about blood ties or origins, a love that may inspire you to give a second chance at life to those who were denied even a first.

 

AWARDS:

WINNER - BEST SHORT SCREENPLAY - 2016 Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival  

WINNER - BEST SCRIPT - 2016 Christian Film Festival

WINNER - BEST SHORT SCRIPT - 2016 Top Indie Film Awards

WINNER - AWARD OF RECOGNITION - 2016 Cinema Worldfest Awards - Best Screenplay Short

WINNER - BEST SCRIPT - FAN FAVORITE - 2016 Christian Film Festival

FINALIST - 2016 ShortPole London International Film Festival - Best Short Screenplay

FINALIST - The Monthly Film Festival - Best Short Screenplay (April '16 edition)

3rd Place - 2016 Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards - Best Short Screenplay

Official Selection - 2016 International Family Film Festival - Best Short Screenplay / Drama

Official Selection - 2016 Oregon Short Film Festival - Best Short Screenplay

Official Selection - 2016 Hollywood Boulevard Film Festival - Best Short Screenplay

Official Selection - 2016 LA CineFest - Best Short Screenplay

Official Selection - 2016 Near Nazareth Festival - Best Short Screenplay

Official Selection - 2016 Phoenix Film Mestival Melbourne - Best Short Screenplay

Official Selection - 2016 Media Adventures Film Festival - Best Short Screenplay (Pending Judging)

 

Title: Spirit Dance

 

 

Genre: Animation/Family/Fantasy

 

Logline: After the death of her father, a disabled girl dances her way back to happiness and provides her grieving mother with an opportunity to connect with people again.

 

Synopsis: A young girl retreats into her imagination to deal with the loss of her father, and neglect from her mother.  Although she is physically impaired and uses crutches to walk, she dreams of being a dancer.  That is the one joy she experiences in an otherwise challenging life.  When strangers from the neighborhood start believing in her dream too, the entire block is transformed.

 

AWARDS:

WINNER - BEST SHORT SCRIPT - 2015 Top Indie Film Awards

GOLD WINNER 2015 - Best Short Screenplay -  International Independent Film Awards

WINNER - KODIAK AWARD - 2015 Alaska International Film Festival

FINALIST - 2017 New Renaissance Film Festival, Amsterdam - Best Short Screenplay

Silver Medal Award - Global Independed Film Awards - (Dis)Ability Film Award

Bronze Medal Award - Global Independed Film Awards - Humanitarian Award

Silver Medal Award - Global Independed Film Awards - Best Short Script

Official Selection - Rock 'n Roll Film Festival Kenya - Best Short Screenplay

Live Action Features.

 

 

 

Title: The Man with the Package

 

 

Genre: Comedy

 

Logline: A secret agent-in-training on a field mission simply has to mail a package back to the U.S. to graduate. What could go wrong? Everything!

 

Synopsis: A new secret-agent-in-training needs to complete one task in order to become a full-fledged agent. He arrives in a small town in Mexico, eager to prove himself. His mission is clear; find and acquire a rare antique chest and its contents and simply mail it safely back to his trainer. What should have been an easy mission turns into the weekend from hell. Far away from the ease and urban lifestyle of the U.S., he finds himself in a town that seems to bar his progress at every turn. The townsfolk, police, and it seems fate itself conspire to turn his neatly ordered life and his assignment into bumbling shambles.

 

AWARDS:

Winner - deadCENTER Film Festival

Winner, Second Place - All Access Screenwriting Competition

Winner, 4th place, Comedy - The Indie Gathering

Honorable mention, Top 10% - Script Savvy Screenplay Competition

Finalist, Top 10 - Century City Shorts & Screenplay Fest

Finalist, Official Selection - Queens International Film Festival

Semi-finalist - Blazing Quill Student Screenwriting Competition

Semi-finalist - Find the Funny Comedy Screenplay Contest

Semi-finalist - Vision Fest

Quarter Finalist - AAA Screenwriting Contest

Quarter Finalist - FilmMakers International Screenwriting Awards

Quarter Finalist - PAGE Int'l Screenwriting Awards

 

 

 

 

Title: Unaccompanied Minor

 

 

Genre: Drama, Action

 

Logline: A lowly passenger assistant accidentally uncovers a pedophilia ring operating through a European airport, and goes on the run with a young sex worker to try to save her life. Inspired by a true story.

 

Synopsis: 

An everyday guy, Rob works as a passenger assistant, transferring travelers through a large European airport. One of his transports, a young girl, confesses to him that she believes her life is in danger, begs for his help. She is to be transferred to the Amsterdam branch of a pedophilia ring, and was sold into prostitution by her own parents. Rob is able to get her safely out of the airport, but his attempts to get her assistance from the police and other local social organizations, fails. He's stuck with her. The criminals want their property back, and they soon discover who took the girl. Rob goes on the run to try and get the girl out of the country and to safety in the U.S.

 

AWARDS:

WINNER - 2015 Moondance International Film Festival - Best Feature Screenplay

WINNER - 2017 New Renaissance Film Festival, Amsterdam - Best Feature Screenplay

FINALIST - 2015 London Film Awards - Best Feature Screenplay

Official Selection - 2015 Beverly Hills Film Festival - Best Feature Screenplay

Official Selection - 2015 Oaxaca Film Festival/Global Script Challenge - Best Feature Screenplay

Official Selection - 2016 Swedish International Film Festival - Best Feature Screenplay

2nd Round Qualifier - 2015 Austin Film Festival - Best Feature Screenplay

Quarter-Finalist - Filmmakers International Screenwriting Awards - Best Screenplay

Official Selection - 2015 Hollywood Sky Film Festival - Best Feature Screenplay

Second Runner Up, best logline, Three-Lines-Or-Less Logline Contest

 

 

 

 

 

Title: Shades of Sin

 

 

Genre: Period, Action, Romance

 

Logline: A woman is caught between two men and their long-standing feud with each other.

 

Synopsis: 

Set in the Renaissance era, a young woman becomes unwittingly embroiled in a feud between a lord and a criminal fugitive. She is bound to the lord by an arranged marriage and duty, but loses her heart to the fugitive. She must make a choice between the right man and the wrong one, at the risk of losing the lifestyle of privilege and status she has known.

 

AWARDS:

Winner, 2nd Runner Up - Beverly Hills Film Festival

Winner, Final 10 - Screenwriting Showcase Awards

Finalist - Open Door Contest, Script Magazine

Semi-finalist - American Zoetrope

Semi-finalist - Vision Fest

Quarter Finalist, top 25% - Expo 5 Screenplay Competition

 

 

 

Title: East Meets Western

 

 

Genre: Western

 

Logline: A runaway indentured Asian cook bakes his way into the good graces of a frontier town, where he struggles to win the allies he needs to avoid recapture by the ruthless outlaw who 'owns' him.

 

Synopsis: 

Raised in China by an English missionary, a Korean orphan immigrates to the American Wild West. Forced into indentured servitude to pay for his passage, he becomes the cook for an outlaw gang and their cold-blooded leader, who have no intention of giving him freedom. He escapes and goes on the run. He must convince the residents of a frontier town that he is more than just property.

 

AWARDS:

Consider - AAA Screenwriting Contest

Winner, Second Place/Runner Up - 2nd Annual FirstGlance Screenplay Competition

Finalist - Top 35, Century City Shorts & Screenplay Fest

Finalist - Writemovies.com International Screenwriting Competition

Quarter Finalist - PAGE International Screenwriting Awards

Quarter Finalist - Winnipeg International Film Festival

Finalist - FilmMakers International Screenwriting Awards

Shorts.

 

 

 

 

Title: Script Pitch

 

 

Genre: Comedy

 

Logline: A new writer wins the opportunity to pitch her first script to a Hollywood bigwig.

 

Synopsis: Cathy's first script has won a writing contest. Her prize - she gets to pitch it to a Very Important Hollywood Bigwig. But getting to the inner sanctum - the producer's office - proves to be only half the battle.

 

AWARDS: 

Finalist - WILDsound Screenplay Competition

Finalist - The Writers Place Screenplay Contest

Semi-finalist - Gimme Credit Screenplay Competition

Quarter Finalist - American Gem Short Script Competition

 

 

 

 

 

 

Title: Sunny Springs

 

 

Genre: Comedy, Drama

 

Logline: Residents in a retirement home rebel after budget cuts take away their chocolate pudding snacks.

 

Synopsis: Greg Starr has just become the newest resident in his town's only retirement home. He's lonely, old and tired. Although he makes new friends with several of the other residents, depression sets in. The retirement home is sold to a new owner. Budget cuts take away their few simple pleasures: chocolate pudding in the afternoon and coffee with breakfast. The residents grumble but do nothing until Greg takes matters into his own hands, and rallies the residents to action.

 

AWARDS:

Winner, Columbine Award - Moondance Film Festival

Winner, 3rd Place, Comedy - The Indie Gathering

Finalist - SoCal Independent Film Festival

Quarter Finalist, Top 200 Scripts - American Gem Short Script Competition

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