Submission Samples from the Mystery Genre

Title: FIRE MAN

Logline: A lost soul wanders out of a California desert, saves a young boy while being burned alive.

Synopsis: PITCH: MAN WITH TWO FACES meets THE SIXTH SENSE After saving the young boy, Fire Man struggles between life, death, reality and illusions. The boy, Aaron Ross, befriends his hero while dealing with the loss of his mother and the alienation of affection from his father. LAPD Homicide Detective Ellis while seeking the identity of our hero, finds instead a trail that leads to murder, revenge, sexual predator and prey. During hospital visits with his recovering father and Fire Man, Aaron attracts the attention of someone whose lust cries out for satisfaction. Not all heros are born out of the pages of a comic book, some are just like you and me accept for the circumstances of their lives. This is one of those stories where one man's love for his son not only affects him but changes the lives of those around him. IF THIS HAS PIQUED YOUR INTEREST, I'D BE HAPPY TO SEND A COPY OF MY 117 PAGE, WGA REGISTERED SCREENPLAY FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION.

Title: IN SEARCH OF

Logline: A college student abandon at birth by his mother is on a fact finding mission to locate his biological family is surprised at what he finds.

Synopsis: Christopher Miles has just return from visiting a friend in the Hospital that had a heart attack, concern about not knowing his own family medical history, he goes to a DNA clinic to get tested for at risk diseases, when afterwards he meets a myterious woman on the street who gives him the name of a man he looks like from her past and where she last saw him. He travels to Blacksburg Virginia, where he learns that the now deceaesed man had sex with myterious woman nine months before he was born. IF THIS PIQUED YOUR INTEREST I WILL LIKE TO SEND A COPY OF MY 114 PAGE, WGA REGISTERED SCREENPLAY FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION.

Title: The Waltz of the Butterfly

Logline: An international coffee magnate with a dark past saves a homeless woman from freezing and later faces death when he discovers her true identity.

Synopsis: ALEXANDER FARTHERINGTON is enfatuated with ROZALIA,a sensuous homeless woman. One night he rescues her from a makeshift shelter and takes her to his mansion. Rozalia awakes with VERENA at her bedside, befriends her, and is astounded when she finds out who she is. Alexander hires an executive manager, RAFAEL CARDENAS, who turns out to be an unsuspecting nemises for him and his dubious life. Alexander conducts illicit transactions with JAYDEE, a gangster, who ends up double-dealing him and cultivating a relationship with beautiful Rozalia. A jealous Alexander seeks Rozalia's attention persistenly, but she scarcely acknowledges his presence. He searches her face inscrutably and wonders who she is. The aftermath dramatically links the characters' identities, tryingly unwraps Alexander's horrendous past, and reaches an unpredictable outrageous ending.

Title: Bucceroni

Logline: Professor Richie Bucceroni (son of a departed hitman) finds love and murder in the mean streets of Brooklyn

Synopsis: When a slimy drug dealer is squeezed to death by a deadly poison, Bucceroni couldn't care less; it's good riddance to bad rubbish. Then, he learns he's next, so the professor must figure out the drug connection, or die. Helping him is a beautiful blonde with half a face who uses her silenced .22 when need be. Suspects include a gang--the Seoul Brothers--and its vicious leader Jimmy Fisheyes, a 6'4" transvestite named Bob, one horny professor who uses coeds as his personal sex garden, and another into a kinky brand of s and m; there's also Fat Harry, a pusher of pornography and pastrami. BUCCERONI races to a violent conclusion with a knockout of 2 Neo-Nazis, one gut-shooting of a creep, and one climatic bombing--a Bensonhurst solution: when in doubt, kill as many as you can. This film is an education in violence, a noir mystery of one man's struggle to find love and escape his fate. Serving as backdrop is the half-gentrified world of still dangerous, present-day Brooklyn.

Title: CHANCES R

Logline: A computer with learning and thought capabilities which stem from experimental interfacing with intelligent biological matter from a human brain falls unwittingly into the hands of a private citizen.

Synopsis: This techno-thriller follows a government A.I. hybrid computer through a series of dangerous, peculiar, and humorous events, beginning with its action-packed suspenseful heist from a clandestine research facility, followed by a foiled escape plan. The computer is hidden in a Dumpster, discovered and pawned by an eccentric aristocrat and purchased by an unsuspecting bachelor. As it begins to comprehend its existence and explore its ever-changing environment, an uncanny relationship develops between computer and human. A mystery unravels as the computer discovers it has a female human counterpart being used as a guniea pig to improve modern technology, and it sets out on a desperate mission to save her, bringing justice to those involved in unethical and criminal behavior. An intense race against time ensues and suspense builds as an unlikely cast of characters and bizarre circumstances combine to unfold the mystery, resulting in a shocking climax and unimaginable ending.

Title: Inevitable Pilot

Logline: When an innocent Irish lad comes to America to dig up his family's past, he falls in love with beguiling young woman whose wealthy and eccentric family have devilish plans of their own.

Synopsis: A one-hour dramedy/mystery series. An innocent, inexperienced, and modest eighteen-year-old, Irish boy Josh, inherits a hundred-year-old dilapidated house in Washington, DC. The house was built by his Great Grandfather, a suspected underworld leader in his day, who is rumored to have hidden a portion of his wealth somewhere on the property. An unknown party is going to illegal lengths to acquire the house. The trust attorney, a local Priest, and even his Godfather back in Ireland, become pawns in the buyer's efforts to get the property. Josh meets eighteen-year-old Kathy, a beautiful young woman from a very wealthy, very eccentric family. He immediately becomes the target of their elaborate, no limits practical jokes. However, no matter how embarrassed or angry Josh becomes, he keeps going back for more. There is a dark side to Kathy's family. Secrets they would kill to protect. But in their effort to corrupt Josh, he has quite a different affect on each of them.

Title: The Lights

Logline: I'm not familiar with the term logline but this movie consist of animated snakes with real people playing the characters, a preview of my movie, the first two scenes is on youtube.com/bluecoatent901

Synopsis: This is a murder,mystery,my movie is about a girl who comes to memphis because of hurricane katrina, she meet a cop,she liked him, he took her to a secluded place where his other buddy officers were, they raped her and beat her up because she refused to do such things.They beat her and left her for dead but she didn't die, some people found her, got her help, now she's back for revenge killing the officers one by one. She use voo-doo to kill her victims, they see killer snakes coming to get them,either they kill themselves or the snakes will or some one else will. The lights is what trigger the reaction for them to see the snakes, the movie opens where she's killing her first victim,I filmed the first two scenes of the movie to shed some light on the script, check it out, youtube.com/bluecoatent901.I was hoping this would help me sell the script quicker and easier,thank you, screenplay by Leon Buttermilk Bonner.

Title: CAMELOT'S COUSIN

Logline: A radio talk show host's life is in danger when he discovers the last explosive secret of the Cold War.

Synopsis: My name is David Stokes. I'm a Wall St. Journal bestselling author. I've written an espionage/mystery screenplay called CAMELOT'S COUSIN. It's based on one of my novels. When a dad tries to dig a hole in his Virginia yard to bury the remains of the family pet, he chances upon a mysterious briefcase containing a journal with cryptic writing. He turns to his friend, and boss, Templeton Davis, a popular national radio talk show host and best-selling author, for help. They realize that they've found materials concealed more than 60 years earlier by notorious Soviet espionage agent, Kim Philby. They also find clues to the last great secret of the Cold War. There was another highly placed and undetected spy. And he happened to also be one of John F. Kennedy's best friends. At a crucial moment, Templeton Davis develops a bond borne of necessity with a beautiful young woman from Russia, someone with secrets of her own.

Title: Hush Little Bubba, Don't Say A Word

Logline: An older vibrant retired law enforcement officer leaves behind his retirement shell and begins a new venture into an elected position to solve the unsolved murder of five people.

Synopsis: Jinkx Finner has been elected Sheriff in an East Texas county and assembled a surprising quintet of detectives, along with his experience and knowledge of a particular case, and to the astonishment of others has founded the most logical and realistic scenario that could have taken the lives of five people that were abducted from a fried chicken restaurant, robbed and murdered execution style on September 23, 1983. I am a former Private Investigator licensed by the State of California, a former aerospace industry supervisor, a former Texas Deputy Constable, police officer and Deputy Sheriff, now retired. I have over twenty-five years in the investigative and law enforcement field. My screenplay was adapted from my book of the same name. I would like to submit this screenplay for your considerstion and can be contacted as listed below Jack Frye 209 E. Main Street PMB 130 Kilgore, Texas 75662

Title: WHY?

Logline: Why did 16 year old Kayla suddenly become missing?

Synopsis: Mr. and Mrs. Shaw are devastated by their daughter's sudden disappearance. The police investigates family and friends. They discover that Kayla has been keeping secrets. Mr. Shaw continues conducting search parties to help locate her, while Mrs Shaw sinks into depression over her daughter. Lies and deception unfold as the truth is revealed. WHY did Kayla suddenly disappear? WHY is someone Not telling the truth? And WHY is the answers discovered by Mrs, Shaw 10 years later at her best friend's home?