Feature Scripts

Back On Planet Earth
Genre: Sci-Fi/Actioneer

Logline: When the effects of Global Warming bring the Planet to the brink of extinction, a Teen from our future who crash-lands on Earth unwittingly holds the technological key for saving the world.

The Earth is dying.  Our reliance on oil has reached a point of no return.

Oceans have risen over half afoot.  Polar bears are extinct.  Small island nations have
vanished under the sea.  The planet has ten years until the effects of Global Warming are
irreversible.

No one knows how to save the planet...  until now.

Earth: 2112.  While returning from a galactic environmental summit, the Vice-President‘s
space ship is swallowed by a wormhole and transported back to present-day Earth only years
away from a cataclysmic event.  In a desperate attempt to save him, the VP’s son plunges his own ship through the same wormhole.

Earth: Today.  In return for passing favorable legislation that allows drilling in protected areas, a Senator who is a self-proclaimed environmental advocate is secretly accepting large bribes from the nation’s most powerful Oil Company Executive.

The shipwrecked father and son are both captured and held by the Oil Company Executive, and in exchange for their safe return home, the boy must give up the secret to the bacterial fuel.  If not, his father dies.

Knowing that the fuel will revolutionize the ordinary citizen’s ability to travel great distances
with no harm to the planet, the Oil Company Executive is poised to become one of the
wealthiest men in the world… and he has no intention of sharing that power.

One ship, one way home; one choice between the love of a son, and the future of a planet in
peril.

Messenger Dogs
Genre: Historical Drama (based on true events)

Logline: An unwanted outcast, a teen soldier befriends and trains a left-behind war dog, and together they become legendary heroes by saving over fifty British soldiers during the final months of WWI.

“These dogs, what they’ve done - the blokes they saved.  With the war over, who’s going to save them?”

No one loved Henry Creswell.  That’s what England’s orphanages were built for... the unloved and the forgotten.

  

At 17, Henry joins the army where he is stationed at the War Dog training camp in northern France.

At the camp, all manner of canines are trained to carry messages from the front lines of the battlefield and back again.  The dogs traverse extremely dangerous embattled terrain that would make cowards of most men.  At the camp, Henry discovers that a childhood bully, Trevor Wexler, is also training a dog.

Henry befriends a mistreated dog named Dodger.  The two instantly bond and Henry fiercely competes with Trevor.  While Trevor uses force and anger to control his dog, Henry relies upon trust and love.  Henry and Dodger defy all odds of success and become one of the most successful teams in the camp.  During training, Dodge sustains a minor injury which introduces Henry to a young, French veterinarian named Claire.  Together, and for a short time, the young couple forgets the bleak ravages of war and fall in love.

When duty calls, Henry must put his love on hold, and along with Dodger, they leave for the backlines of the battleground. While there, the inseparable pair risk life and limb to deliver life-saving medical supplies to the fallen. They quickly become indispensable to Officers and infantry alike. When Henry is ordered to the Western Front in October of 1918, the already heroic tales of Henry and Dodger soon become a reality amongst the men of the Fourth Army.  Every soldier prays that when wounded, Henry and Dodger will be the ones sent to find them.  But the commander of Henry’s new unit is none other than Trevor.

Trevor harbors a deep resentment toward Henry for embarrassing him at the training camp, and the stage is set for a bloody end to the conflict between these two young men, their dogs, and those they have come to love. 

In the final hours of the Great War, only one man and one dog will make it home.

ReaperVille
Genre: Supernatural Comedy written with David Marchetti

Logline: After 200 years on the job, when a depressed Grim Reaper mistakenly causes the hit-and-run accident of a Suicide Hotline Operator, they must locate a Mystic Guru to learn how to return his soul to the living before his wife pulls the plug.

Two worlds thrown together: the living and the not so dead.

Whether it was the loss of his job at the suicide hotline center, the surprise pregnancy of his wife, or the hood of the ice cream truck in Central Park, Jake Hartley never knew what hit him. 

But the Grim Reaper did… and Sherman Willoughby just needed someone to talk too.

 

Deep in a coma, Jake’s soul lies in limbo; that place between life and death where souls wait to be judged.  Realizing his mistake, Sherman must break all the Rules of Reaping in an effort to return Jake to the living before his wife pulls the plug.

With the authorities hot on their trail, Jake and Sherman agree to help one another.  While Sherman sets out to find a legendary Mystic who holds the secret to reinstating Jake’s soul to the living, Jake gets a crash course in collecting and cataloguing souls as a substitute Reaper.

When neither is successful, they are arrested, jailed and called before a tribunal to answer the charges of impersonating a reaper and practicing without a scythe. 

In the living world, Jake’s wife gives her consent to let Jake die, and doctor’s pull the plug.  Alive or dead, Jake’s life will go on… with or without him.

R.H.E.T. (Robotic Human Evolutionary Tender)
Genre: Sci-Fi/Thriller

Logline:  Eighteen years after the apocalypse, a boy raised underground by a robot makes his first human contact: a young girl running for her life.

“Survive?  We were sealed off.  After a few weeks, the microbes ran out of people to eat.”

Hunter is celebrating his 18th birthday with the only parent he knows: a robot named RHET.

He also just met his first human... a teenage girl running for her life.

Unknown to the teens, RHET secretly helps the Scientist responsible for the apocalypse kidnap Hunt in order to extract his DNA: a lie he claims will save humanity. 

Being schizophrenic doesn’t help.

The two teens escape and flee back to RHET who reveals that he has been manipulating them all along.

Uncharacteristically conflicted, RHET is left to make a most human decision: Kill his creator or the creation. 

Club Hereafter
Genre: Contained Thriller written with Ellen Zepp

Logline:  Fearing their darkest secret will be revealed, six random people are blackmailed into a deadly game of cards where failure to play means instant death.

Six random people… six playing cards… one twisted family bent on moral revenge.

When Parker Crane is blackmailed into attending a late-night meeting with five other strangers, a hidden voice informs all six that they have been chosen to kill… one another.  Unless they play the game, they forfeit their own lives on the spot.

“Tonight, whoever holds the Ace of Clubs will kill, and whoever holds the Ace of Spades will die.”

Cards are revealed; the only woman draws the Ace of Spades and is locked in a cell.  She is found dead the next day, the remaining five players unsure which of them is the killer.

A second-midnight meeting, another victim draws the Ace of Spades and is later blown up inside his own car. 

With his life in danger and only hours left before the next meeting, Parker teams up with one of three remaining players in an attempt to track down the blackmailer and kill him.

But he blackmailer is someone Parker knows, someone very close to him, and the revelation may cost him his own life.

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