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: 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: SWORD

Logline: An innocent photojournalist witnesses and photographs an assassination. He soon discovers a worldwide conspiracy. The CIA seems to be responsible. Death and danger follow him.

Synopsis: Having photographed the brutal assassination of a Middle Eastern family in Switzerland, Michael finds that the assassins are after him. They have killed two of his closest friends, and have kidnapped his sister and his girlfriend. He is befriended by a high tanking officer in the CIA who asks Michael to participate in the operation to bring the culprits to justice. The President of the United States has just been assassinated, and Michael is now being pursued by two different sets of people. He is running all throughout Europe trying to evade capture. The story just gets more complicated when Michael has a hard time distinguishing friend from foe. One thing becomes clear, however: The photographs he is holding are the key to exposing the whole plot, known as "SWORD". Someone is murdering Middle Eastern officials all over the world. Is it possible that the CIA could sanction such actions, or is there a loose cannon?

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: 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: The Janissary Factor

Logline: Traditional Islamic terrorism and expansion by the sword takes an unique turn with a 200-year-old secret plot, infiltration and intimidation of a Christian Holy See headquartered in Muslim Turkey

Synopsis: A thriller with a multi-layered plot unfolds against an historical background and features a troubled seminary graduate from Chicago at a crossroads in his vocation. He is unwittingly thrown into a world of intrigue and danger, stumbling onto and foiling a calculated plan by a secret sect in Turkey targeting a longtime archenemy, Greece, a Christian Orthodox nation, through its faith. The ultimate goal of this real, arcane and ancient group is its mission to destroy the Christian legacy in Turkey undetected, then infiltrate the Orthodox religion globally. Next target: Catholics worldwide. His journey of self-discovery propels him into an unusual front of the on-going conflict between Islam and Christianity. The action is set against a backdrop of intimidation towards Christians and the Greek world's insistence their Holy See remain in ancestral land. The Janissary Factor is available in electronic or hard copy. I look forward to your response. Sincerely, Steven P. Stamatis

Title: Proof

Logline: We follow a young girl from her teenage years get educated with bible prophecy and her own experiences in the supernatural to help bring about Armageddon in a good way.

Synopsis: We follow Stacey from her teenage years until she receives her final prophecy living in America taking her to Isreal. She never knows where it will lead and a very heroic attitude of seeing the knowledge reveal itself. She never gets tired in her search for the truth and knows no fear. She conquers those who try to prevent her from finding the truth. She joins forces with her sister and an angel sent to help her to get to those who will bring about the end of the age of mans government. It is a new concept of what Armageddon is going to be. It uses bible prophecies along with the latest archeological finds in the Israel country to bring a fascinating story together using magical ideas of demons and angels. What if all religions are wrong and it's all about learning that God is for everyone and not just a certain religion. We see a fight to bring about Armageddon for the betterment of mankind instead of end time destruction as depicted in most stories.

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: 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: 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.