Submission Samples from the Mystery Genre

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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,