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Back On Planet Earth
Genre: Sci-Fi/Actioneer

Logline: While trying to rescue his shipwrecked father, a rebellious teen from a future Earth finds himself caught in a present-day struggle between a power-hungry Oil Company executive and a corrupt Senator as they battle to steal his bacterial fuel technology that would save the planet from an impending climate-driven apocalypse.

The Earth is dying.  Our reliance on fossil fuels has reached a point of no return.  Oceans have risen over half a foot.  Polar bears are extinct.  Small island nations have

vanished under the sea.  The planet has less than ten years until the effects of Global Warming are catastrophically irreversible.  No one knows how to save the planet... until now.

 

Earth: 2112.  While returning from a galactic environmental peace summit, Vice-President Harvey Wilshire’s spaceship is swallowed by a wormhole and transported back to present-day Earth.  In a desperate attempt to save him, Harvey’s rule-breaking, teenage son, Devon, recklessly plunges his own ship through the same wormhole.

 

Earth: Today.  In return for passing favorable legislation that allows drilling in protected areas, a Senatorial hypocrite, who proclaims himself to be an environmental advocate, is secretly accepting enormous bribes from the nation’s most powerful Oil Company Executive, Jack Ralston.

 

The shipwrecked Harvey and Devon are both captured and held by Ralston, and in exchange for the return of their ship, Devon must give up the secret manufacturing process to the bacterial fuel.  If not, his father dies.  Ralston knows that the fuel will revolutionize our ability to travel great distances with no harm to the planet, and this will make him one of the wealthiest men in the world.  He has no intention of sharing that power with anyone, including the Senator.

 

With the help of Clare, a scrappy, millennial blogger with a reputation for exposing the un-exposable, Devon and Clare set out to rescue his father, unmask the Senator, destroy Ralston, save the planet and in turn, their very own existence.

 

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

peril.

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

Logline: A young British orphan enlists in the army, finds the devotion he's longed for in a war dog he trains, and together they risk their lives to save over 50 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.

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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.

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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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