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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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.