Submission Samples from the Action Genre

Title: The Anarchist

Logline: In a world freefalling into anarchy, a young woman barters her humanity for the power to hunt down the man who slaughtered her friends, family, and fiance on her wedding day.

Synopsis: The Anarchist is an action-adventure, fantasy story in the vein of The Hunger Games and Game of Thrones. It is primarily set in a mythologized version of England from 1132-1135. This is a period known as The Anarchy. Templar Loring de Troyes embodies the brutality of the age. Loring kills Xifra's father during the Crusades. She is then captured and shipped to Sanctushire, a fortified city. Once there, she begins tutoring Robert FitzPhilip, the city's future-ruler. The two of them fall in love. Loring arrives in Sanctushire and swears to level the city. On Xifra and Robert's wedding day, Loring makes good on his promise. He and his army barricade the Sanctustrians in the church and set it on fire. Xifra is the city's sole survivor. She seeks out Juliana, a shape-shifting sorceress. Juliana helps transform Xifra into something more than human. This gives Xifra the power to avenge her loved ones. Xifra ultimately becomes a vampire to save her world from a fiery end at Loring's hands.

Title: Enduring Freedom

Logline: Marine officer, Jack Williams, is sent to free US soldiers from a ruthlessTaliban prison. He falls in love with a beautiful rebel trying to free hersister from the Taliban and together they fight.

Synopsis: Marine officer, JACK WILLIAMS,is sent to Afghanistan to free his fellow soldiers from a Taliban prison. Travelling through the Afghan mountains, he meets, MINA, a beautiful and intelligent rebel who is fighting to rescue her captive sister from the Taliban. The two are suddenly caught in the crossfire of a bloody Taliban raid and escape to pursue their missions together. A local villager guides Jack and Mina to the Taliban command base in Pashmool. Jack explodes the weapons warehouse to cause a massive distraction. While the Taliban guards run to the explosion, Jack and Mina rush to free the prisoners from the black holes called prison. Jack frees his soldiers while Mina finally frees her beloved sister and the three rush out to make their escape. A Taliban guard returns to the prison just in time to see the three running from the prison. He takes aim and fires one last fatal shot as the three friends run for their lives and for freedom.

Title: The Spirit of Chi

Logline: As a world famous kung fu master and one of Bruce Lee's teachers, Master Gin Foon Mark realizes his true inner power after releasing anger and pride when he remembers his Buddhist roots.

Synopsis: The True story of Master Gin Foon Mark begins in the temples of pre-communist China where he learns kung fu, chi gong and spiritual healing techniques at an early age. During WWII, at age 16, he serves as a body guard to his uncle the general, armed only with needles in his sleeves. After the war, Gin Foon escapes to New York City where he fights his way to the top of the martial arts community, even teaching the young Chinese to fight the Italian gangs. After he badly injures a challenger with his dim mak (chi/ energy) abilities, Gin Foon's master takes him on a journey through the underdog history of Southern Praying Mantis Kung Fu. Then Gin Foon realizes the greater importance of helping rather than hurting others as his training excels into the art of shin kung (spirit work). Exciting, touching, mystical, and true!


Logline: There's something in the water

Synopsis: An unknown creature rises from the depths and attacks a major U.S. city. Our goverment is doing everything in their power to find and eradicate this man eating creature before it strikes again. Despite our military's efforts Godzilla attacks again, this time in Indonesia. In a race against time our military finds themselves in epic battles. Following his beloved wifes demise. Our hero and main character SGT. Jack Tuller is on a mission for revenge. Our goverment eventually locates Godzilla on a remote island in the Indian Ocean. We send our most highly trained marines and seals to get the job done. An aspiring testament to the will power and dedication of the United States military and its citizens. Hang on for this action packed, edge of your seat thriller that will keep you guessing untill the end.


Logline: "What If" you could travel through time and accidentally lose your psycho girlfriend in history?

Synopsis: Two friends, Edwin and Chris time travel through history filming their TV show "What If?", a show about historical events if they happened differently. When a psycho girlfriend, Mims is accidentally left in the past it sparks a huge manhunt by a religious preacher who wants to use the time machine to create the Second Coming of Christ.

Title: 3rd Wave

Logline: A government agent gets assigned to apprehend a former college buddy who's involved in computer warfare and has set up a deadly game the agent must complete to keep a disaster from happening.

Synopsis: When Bruce and Andrew, college chums and old nemesis, resume a long-standing game of computer chicken, but this time for real stakes, 3rd Wave is set in motion. Bruce has staged his own death to throw off the authorities but lets Andrew, an FBI agent who's used to the desk and not the field, in on the prank. Things get complicated when Jennifer, Bruce's wife and whom Andrew always had eyes for, joins the fray. Some Cuban thugs who Bruce sold out to are also in the mix, as they are after the secret password that is the key to causing havoc and are willing to kill anyone in their path to get it. That includes Andrew and Jennifer who team up to find Bruce, retrieve the password and disable the computer bug. Stock thriller ensues over many European cities.

Title: Mind Control USA

Logline: An Intelligence Officer at the Pentagon's mind control facility, which uses satellites and invisible rays to cause bombings in Iraq and worldwide, controls his zombie into stopping the evil Generals.

Synopsis: Evil Generals run a mind control facility at the Pentagon using satellites and magical, high-tech invisible rays to cause mishaps, bombings and brutal wars around the world. In Iraq, gangs of terrorists have their thoughts and actions mind controlled by the program and are induced to plant bombs and commit war crimes. The hero, an Intelligence Officer, works at the facility and has enlisted his mind controlled zombie to shut down the program and stop the evil Generals outright. This is essentially a true, action-adventure political war story.

Title: Search For Madness

Logline: An engineer rescues a ten year old girl with amnesia. He becomes a reluctant participant in the search for her parents. Along the way, he befriends a psychopath with a secret that can destroy them.

Synopsis: Luke finds Amy unconsious on a rainy night. He meets her spinster aunt Lizzie and sparks fly. He is reluctant to search for Amy's parents. They are forced to spend the night in the woods. They find a burning car that belongs to Amy's parents. Luke hitches a ride with Larry. But Larry is hiding a secret that could kill them. Luke and the others struggle for survival with a killer on their heels.


Logline: A four man Seal Team in the Hindu Kush mountains takes a runaway child bride under their wing, only to be threatened by a murderous Jinn(Genie).

Synopsis: LT. JOHN TIERNAY is a killer by training. He leads a four man Seal Team active in the mountains outside Kandahar, where they find a beaten runaway child bride. The choice to help this girl, KHADIGA, alone in the world, without protectors, leads Tiernay and his men into a terrifying Arabian Nights fantasy, where a powerful Jinn threatens to kill them all. As they are picked off, one by one, Tiernay comes to realize the creature cannot be killed directly. Instead, he must kill Khadiga's husband, who is the Jinn's master, and set the beast free. This is a great risk, but Khadiga tells him that Jinns, though all powerful, are fundamentally stupid. Tiernay must somehow trick it, talk it back into the bottle from where it came, if they are to have any chance of surviving. WGA #1450998

Title: The Berzerkers

Logline: An ensemble action comedy from Will Hare, a 2013 Nicholl Semifinalist and a top-rated Black Lister that proclaimed his writing is "evocative of early Shane Black." (Fantastic roles for women!)

Synopsis: A team of disabled veterans reluctantly reunite when their former commander shows up after six years drops a bombshell on them: The terrorist who gave them their disabilities is in America to pull off a devastating attack on the Fourth of July weekend, and they're the only ones that can stop it. Let the wild, violent, and unpredictable mission begin!