Submission Samples from the Mystery Genre

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: Resurrection

Logline: The remnant conception of a transcended being initiates the reawakening of his consciousness and unfortunately the dispersion of our universe.

Synopsis: For sharing your time, I thank you; During the pass six years, I've been a District of Columbia Firefighter EMT. The work in discussion is as titled. - The remnant conception of a transcended being initiates the reawakening of his consciousness and unfortunately the dispersion of our universe. "That ancient man's death converges his mind to a particle found within all worlds. Now. This modern day. The enigma's consciousness awakens, initiating dissolutions of concrete worlds. Who then is it that triumphantly resurrects? Is it he? Or: the hero Cathedral, compelled to claims of also being one godly. Cathedral transforms his mind and perceptions in acceptance to a deep calling. The necessary aide to comprehend forms where his enigmatic opposition resides. Dispersion of the entire universe is at immediate stake." I look forward to our further correspondence. Thank You Sincerely,

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?

Title: The Hit

Logline: A passionate chomping-at-the-bit priest struggles with murder and lust.

Synopsis: One night a week the Reel Salty Writers arrive. WALLY, mid 50's, aka FATHER PEKAN is the newest member of the writers group. CASH OOH, mid 40's the Director of The Holistic Learning Center heads up the group. FRANNIE BRAZIL, early 40's, a romance author, ALMONDO MAS, late 40's, an emergency room nurse with a dream, SHEILA SPANISH, late 20's, beauty salon operator and aspiring actress and PETER PINE, early 30's, a professional bowler and documentay filmaker. After a day of work and personal compromise they enter The Lodge Room of the local watering hole in Hyannis, Massachusetts. The Sportsmans Club with backpacks, satchels and notebooks. They bring life experiences, imagination and a sense of humor to the old oak table. Meanwhile, when a mysterious death is revisited by BOB COPPER, mid 60's, an investigator, a finger of suspicion points at Wally the creator of the murder scene in the collaboration of the award winning script.

Title: Unearthing

Logline: When a man learns the key to unlocking his mysterious past is buried on a suspected killer's property, he must convince the woman who doesn't know she hid it there to help him find it.

Synopsis: Unearthing is a story set in a small town, where two people who share a strange and complicated past delve into life's most challenging subjects--science, faith, destiny, and love. What they ultimately discover destroys what they think is real, and leaves audiences questioning the same. As a writer, my aim is to develop layered and thought-provoking stories that challenge audiences to escape contentment and experience life a little more uncomfortably. To date, I have written three produced screen plays, Red Samurai, Truth Be Told, and NADA. With Unearthing and Emptiness (another script in development), I'm looking to take my career to the next level and am currently seeking new representation. To read Unearthing, please reply and request. Thank you for your time,

Title: Caetano

Logline: A high profile and well known man, experienced such unexpected situation that mentally he lost conscience, get him out of focus and control, which drove him into horrible homeless man.

Synopsis: A high profile lawyer have won a remarkable case of a billionaire single old man. Sadly the old man got sick into hospital. He had no family, Caetano the lawyer was the only one visit him at hospital. The illness didn't give him a second chance. He felt his time was coming, before he died he state all his fortune on Caetano's name. Caetano got the notice and he wants to share it with his long time girlfriend. When he calls her, ironically man answers the phone and describes he is the new lover. Unexpected Caetano lost his resistance and got himself into mental disorder to homeless man. As he lost his focus and direction he end up at Pleasantville New York. Surprisingly alone he stands on the corner of supermarket talking and smile to everyone. A businesswoman resident didn't like the scenario, call local law to perpetuated and prosecute him. With deliver from doctors to trial, he recovered his memory and surprises everyone. At the end he forgives a businesswoman and they got married.

Title: TCES

Logline: 2 different stories in 1 movie!First one/on screen/ about THE AFTER-LIFE,second one/in your mind/,uncovered only in the last scene,about THE REVENGE.Totally sophisticated script WRITTEN FROM ENDING!

Synopsis: J.Morton,a brutal 7-time murderer,is sentenced to death and executed.His body dies but his wicked soul remains on earth.Pursued by mysterious figures,he overcomes earthly and unearthly traps.He discovers in himself new feelings after death-he protects the defenseless,finds love,attempts to make a connection with his son and longs for forgiveness.Gradually he arrives at the answers to his questions and guesses the identity of the unknown figures.It's difficult for him to understand unforeseen connection between his son and the mysterious figures but the most difficult of all is his last one-to finally find peace for his cleansed soul under the condition of THE DEATH OF HIS SON! ..BUT IS THE STORY ON SCREEN REAL? NO! THE ENTIRE STORY,SCENE AFTER SCENE,IS WRITTEN FROM ENDING.To the last full stop sophisticated script with 2 different stories in 1 film,where each scene,word and action fits in simultaneously both (→)and(←)! TCES.. or itīs SECT?

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: House Museum

Logline: A young girl discovers things, which belonged to her missing father and organizes a picnic for several families to go on mysterious place, where her father worked to find out what had really happened.

Synopsis: A young cheerful girl Tracy finds in the attic things, which belonged to her father, who disappeared in a mysterious way. Among them she finds a bunch of keys and a photo of an old building with an address. Tracy organizes a picnic for two friends and their families to the house museum to find out how to actually her father was gone. On the museum grounds, families meet a mysterious employee who agrees to give them a tour of the first three floors, which are the least danger, as each floor of the museum is the level of danger of the objects that are there.

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