Submission Samples from the Mystery Genre

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: 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: 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: 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: P.I.

Logline: A small-time detective is hired to investigate the sexual mutilation/murder of a Beverly Hills socialite who was not only the wife of his best friend, but his former lover.

Synopsis: Bloody footprints on elegant white carpet greet small-time private investigator Tom Hicks when he is called to the Beverly Hills home of his childhood friend Mike Hannigan. Tom finds him in the den, drunk and confused, and unable to understand his ramblings, Tom follows the trail upstairs to the master bedroom where he discovers the mutilated body of Mike's wife; murdered and posed to look like a sex game gone horribly wrong. Now in order to prove his friend's innocence - and his own - Tom must admit his affair with the victim and deal with the disturbing revelations about the love of his life as the case leads him deeper and deeper into a world of drugs and sex clubs.

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.