Submission Samples from the Family Genre

Title: She's Mine

Logline: Two best friends turn to rivals when they both fall for the new girl at their middle school.

Synopsis: She's Mine is a coming-of-age film about two friends who learn the hard way that pals always come before gals. Best friends since Kindergarten, TREVOR and DYLAN, both 13, attend the same middle school. Dylan is a popular athlete who hates the obnoxious attention he gets from girls, and Trevor is a science-nerd who envies Dylan's luck with girls. Despite their differences these guys need each other and keep each other out of pre-destined cliques. On the first day of 8th grade they both fall for the amazing new girl, BETH. Initially trying to remain just friends with her, they compete for her attention at the back to school dance resulting in deep-rooted jealousies coming to the surface. The night ends with both boys beginning a quest to make Beth their girlfriend. Things get wildly out of control and the boys find themselves worse off without each other. When neither will back down, their friendship seems doomed unless they learn a lesson or two along the way.

Title: Going For Home

Logline: A career minor league pitching prospect and his fed up wife split after years of marriage. Determined to get them back together, their young boy enlists the help of his grandfather's ghost.

Synopsis: Cal Douglas, eight-years old, throws a ball against a barn door while his parents argue about baseball. Dad is a minor league pitcher who refuses to give up his dream of making it to the bigs and mom is fed-up with his refusal to grow up and get a real job. She tells him to choose baseball or family. He chooses baseball and is thrown out of the house. That very same day he's sent up to the bigs. She pretends to be over him by convincing a friend to help find the perfect man. He becomes an instant sensation and adoring women throw themselves at his feet. She becomes an instant sensation in Penciltown and the locals pine for her affection. Cal prays for help. His recently deceased grandpa returns to earth and performs all sorts of ghostly acts, but to no avail. Cal works hard to sabotage mom's budding relationships but his dastardly deeds fall short when mom meets Mr. Right. Reconciliation seems improbable until magically, on a dilapidated baseball field, the unimaginable happens.

Title: Mia

Logline: A young bride exploring sex for the first time is haunted by visions of intergalactic war and the desire to conceive a child that she believes holds the key to the survival of the human race.

Synopsis: The story is about Mia, a young girl who has haunting dreams of a secret inter-dimensional life. When she marries her true love, Ryan, and begins exploring sex for the first time, she discovers that her orgasms have the mystical power to open portals to an anti-matter universe ruled by the tyrant Zayra. When Mia becomes pregnant, the visions increase, warning that the child she’s carrying has the power to defeat Zayra’s evil plans. Mia questions her sanity, but vows to battle Zayra to prevent her from conquering Earth. But unbeknownst to Mia, Zayra has learned of the mortal threat from Mia’s unborn child and plans to breach a cosmic portal and kill Mia and her baby.

Title: The Kingdom of Shanti: Twin Curse

Logline: The evil Sorcerer bares the same curse as the teenage girls who must defeat him and his mystical creatures while they save the Kingdom by finding their own magic without succumbing to the Twin Curse.

Synopsis: The twins learn that their enemies live when a kidnapping separates them on their 17th birthday. Their identities switched, and the wrong girl taken the secret begins to unravel. Through dreams, the sisters find each other and a rescue takes place. Then the real battle begins as strange powers rise within each and the destiny of the Twin Curse reveals itself. The Kingdom of Shanti has been called "highly imaginative and original work" by Producer Lee Levinson. There is a sequel in the works and a book on this film. Ranelle has completed various children's books, screenplays, freelance poetry and musical lyrics. Ranelle has produced and directed numerous theatrical productions. Her debut screenplay "Saying Goodbye to Joy" or "The Killing of Joy" inspired by a real-life story of a family member was called "heart wrenching" by a Producer. Ranelle truly loves her craft.

Title: Ground Effects

Logline: Log Line: Six teenage friends compete against each other in a grand prix racing series.

Synopsis: Not many American born pilots (drivers) are given the opportunity to get a drive in Formula One. Brandon Wells and Paulo Gilberto are two who were destined to be there. They along with their good friends, Pierre Dumas, Marc Gagne, Jason Chang and Juan Sanchez are looking to make their dream a reality. Our young pilots are cautious, intelligent, dedicated, and courageous. The intense competition takes their time, energy, and patience. But never their friendship. This story was written for the families that sacrifice so much for their children's happiness. Registered with WGAE

Title: A Girl's Order

Logline: A 17 year old female, who experience life at a group home/high school.

Synopsis: After the death of Carry Shaw's mother, Shaw was adopted by the superiors of Central High Group Home, an all girl's school. There, Shaw meets friends & foes as she patiently waits for the day when shes old enough to live on her own.

Title: The Christmas Tree War

Logline: Two childhood best-friends-turned-arch-enemies compete to have this year's White House Christmas Tree chosen from one of their farms. The war is on. Merry Christmas.

Synopsis: When Ben White took over his father's Christmas tree farm, he had only one drea,...to one day have a tree in the White House. With the White House about to announce him a winner, Ben's life is turned upside-down when his childhood best-friend-turned-arch-enemy, charismatic, hometown hero, Vince McClausky, returns home to the tree farm next door. Using his connections, Vince convinces the White House that choosing a tree from between the two farms would make a great Presidential photo opp, setting the stage for a monster competition between the two farms. Ben and Vince duke it out with outrageous tactics and absurd gimmicks including rampaging reindeer, full scale musical numbers and a no-holds-barred tree man competition that nearly destroys the town. Consumed by the competition, they alienate everyone they care about. Together, they must learn that the love of their families is all that really matter if they are to realize their dreams and rescue the spirit of Christmas.

Title: Going For Home

Logline: A major league pitching prospect and his spirited wife separate after years of marriage. Their young boy, determined to get them back together, enlists the help of a magical old man from their past.

Synopsis: Ben Douglas has spent the past 12 years scratching and clawing his way up the minor leagues. Rachel, his childhood sweetheart, has had it up to here with professional baseball and all its trappings so one day she gives Ben an ultimatum. "It's either the game or us." After a heated discussion, Ben chooses the game, much to the dismay of their young son, Cal. That very same day Ben is sent up to the Major Leagues. Young Cal is heartbroken and prays to the heavens above for help. His prayers are answered when Ben's recently deceased father, with issues of his own to be resolved, returns to earth to help repair this splintered family. Major league temptations present big time problems for this unlikely duo but love will prevail when, magically, on a warm summers day, in a small dilapidated baseball park, the family is given one last chance at reconciliation.

Title: Bottom of the ninth

Logline: A bullheaded major league pitching prospect and his spirited wife separate after years of marriage. Their young boy, determined to get them back together, enlists the help of a ghost.

Synopsis: Cal Douglas throws a ball against a barn door as his mother, Rachel, and father, Ben, argue yet again about Ben's fledgling baseball career. Finally, she gives him an ultimatum. "Its either the game or us?" Ben chooses the game and is thrown out of the house. Ben stands, suitcase in hand, in front of Wright Field, home of the beloved Penciltown Ponies, contemplating his dismal future, when the team pours out of the locker room exclaiming that he's being sent up to the Chicago White Sox. Ben is ecstatic but Rachel is less than enthusiastic; after all, her husband just told her he would rather play baseball than continue with their relationship so she refuses to join him in Chicago. Ben becomes an instant sensation and adoring women throw themselves at his feet. Rachel dips her foot in the dating pool and becomes a sensation in Penciltown. Cal prays to the heavens above for help. His prayers are answered when Ben's recently deceased father returns to help repair the splintered family

Title: The Guardian of Secrets

Logline: A gripping historical family saga spanning four generations in, love, murder, betrayal and war.

Synopsis: A historical family saga spanning four generations, from 1912, Kent, England, to Spain and its 1936-39 civil war. Celia and Ernesto's two sons march under opposing banners, whilst their daughters take different paths, one to the Catholic Church and the other, following her heart onto to the battlefields. In the shadow of war, an evil figure from the past watches and waits for an opportunity to destroy the entire family. In exile, Celia and Ernesto can only wait and pray for their children and their safe return home... This is a fast paced story in, which the protagonists not only have to survive their own challenges but also a war, where the hand of evil sits not only with bombs and bullets but also with a man whose only mission in life is to take his revenge, no matter the cost.