Submission Samples from the Suspense Genre

Title: Out Of The Future

Logline: A man from the future uses the power of an alien artifact to travel back in time to try to kill Adolf Hitler, and finds himself at odds with a Nazi soldier with an interest in the occult.

Synopsis: A dark past may turn into a darker future when Tyler Spare, a man from the future with psychic powers, travels back in time to attempt to kill Adolf Hitler. Tyler, a man out of time, must come to terms with the deeper reasons for his quest. He must also match wits with a Nazi soldier with a quest of his own, to locate an ancient book of magic, and awaken strange powers from unknown dimensions. When the book falls into Tyler's hands, however, it sparks a mystic revelation that shakes Tyler's foundations to the core, and dramatically alters the nature of his journey back in time. I would appreciate the opportunity to submit my screenplay for your review.

Title: DEAD AT 11

Logline: Is reality real? The Cape's only anchorman needs to know, as a bullet blasts past Ted Kennedy's head and splatters the brain of a reporter. Can Matt's screenplay...DEAD AT 11...be playing out?

Synopsis: Anchorman Matt Nelson has been on Cape Cod longer than he planned, but it's such a great place to raise a family. He's been contemplating a screenplay for years called, DEAD AT 11, figuring he can make the big bucks writing for the big screen. The central scene is a line of TV crews setup at the Kennedy Library in Dorchester waiting for Senator Ted Kennedy to announce his retirement. Kennedy is to be live at the top of the 11 o'clock news. A shot rings out. It justs misses Kennedy and splatters the brain of a Channel 5 reporter all over his camera lens. The assumpion is it was meant for Ted. Kennedy is rushed off, as the cameras turn their focus to the downed reporter. In downtown Boston, the Channel 5 newsroom is in chaos. When another reporter is gunned down in Providence, all bets are off. Nelson is sent to cover Kennedy's actual retirement, and Matt's mind is blown as his screenplay unfolds right in front of him. Reality gets hazier as the killer and his bond to Matt unfolds.

Title: JAVIER LAST RIDE

Logline: Road cycling group that has a ghost rider, they must discover why Javier is left behind. WGAW# 1421967

Synopsis: Colonel Henderson and Javier retired from the Marines. They assembled a road cycling group named the Flying Dragons. The group in three years has 185 members with forty miles rides on Saturday and Sunday. Javier, whom at the last intersection of the route, gets killed by a speeding car. The group commences to ride once again, on the second week after he was killed. Javier is reverting as a ghost back in his bed as on the morning of his accident. He has no memory of the previous ride and doesn't realize that he is a ghost. Flying Dragons can sense his presence, by the flicking of the street lights and buzzards which are encircling. The Flying Dragons is planning an intervention with the help of Doctor Greenberg and the Ghost Seeker. They must have limited interaction with Javer not to frighten him away. They must keep the cycle of events, led him into the light, before designate time runs out.

Title: CW-2 The Second Civil War

Logline: CW-2 The Second Civil War - Madman or genius that is the question as Brabdon Wade proceeds to create a nation within a nation leading the United States to its Second Civil War; who will survive?

Synopsis: As politices in the early twenty-first-century America becomes more embitted and embattled the minds of many are wondering about the future of the United States. What seems all too painfully clear is that we cannot continue on the present course. Based on the novel CW-2 The Second Civil War by Larry Johnson, the screenplay takes us back to the mid 90's where the foundation of todays politics took root. During these times, federal power for the first time since the civil war was challenged with the shutdown of the federal government. Since then, political debate at the national level has become more heated and emboiled leading to recent shutdown of the federal government. The screenplay brings these heated dabates to life by creating a consevative leader who emerges from the religious right of the Tea Party. Brandon Wade is the main character who creates the Central Alliance of American States to settle once and for all State Rights in America; leading to CW-2. Who will survive?

Title: SWAY (a Scriptapalooza finalist!)

Logline: After falling under the spell of a charismatic radical, a happily married woman must survive a brutal cult indoctrination and keep her grip on reality or she may never see her family again.

Synopsis: MITCH and ELLEN are a happily married couple who think they have everything; a beautiful home, great friends and a darling new baby boy. But Ellen's past makes her secretly worry she's not good enough for her husband-- maybe even her life. On a rare night out together at a party, Ellen has a chance meeting in the hallway with JONAS, a passionate and charming young radical with a piercing gaze and an eerie ability to read her inner most fears. But what seems like a profound connection entangles her family in the web of this charismatic man when Ellen is kidnapped and forced to live under the brutal rule of Jonas's "family." Battling to keep her grip on reality, Ellen must survive her "reeducation" while Mitch struggles to find a clue that will lead him to his wife before all is lost. Inspired by the stories of Elizibeth Smart and Jaycee Dugard, I wrote Sway because I am riveted by what their experiences reveal about human nature and couldn't wait to explore this in film!

Title: STANDPOINT

Logline: Two dedicated Israeli and Palestinian leaders have their worlds shaken when they learn they were switched at birth and must now struggle with their true identities.

Synopsis: Forty years ago, two expecting couples, one Israeli and the other Palestinian, are visiting New York City. Unknown to each other, the women go into labor giving birth to beautiful, healthy baby boys, on the same day and in the same hospital. With their newborns, both couples return to their homes in Jerusalem to raise their respective sons. ISAAC grows to become a devout Orthodox Jew, and ISHMAEL develops an unshakable belief in Islam. While children, they develop an uncommon friendship. As the years pass, the boys grow to become proud leaders of their nations. Today, with terrorism around every corner and war looming ever closer, vital decisions much be made to save the region from total destruction. Suddenly, the two men have their lifelong religious faiths shattered when they discover they were switched at birth. Now, they must confront the truth about their identities, their families and their religions. With so much at stake and the whole world watching, what will they do?

Title: The Pico Village Volunteers

Logline: Fighting against fires. Fighting for their lives. It takes a Village.

Synopsis: It's not easy living in Pico Village. But losing the love of his life and only child to a fire is killing RODNEY GEORGE. Could a better funded, more dedicated fire department have saved them? Rodney has brooded over that question for two long years. But with more budget cuts looming, it's time to act. Selling all his worldly possessions, Rodney funds his own volunteer fire department. A chronic underachiever, a manic depressive, a single mother and his nephew, fresh out of prison round out the team. But how will Rodney react when he learns that the fire that killed his family was set on purpose? Plus, recent fires suggest that the ARSONIST is still on the loose. Rodney and the team must battle fires as well as personal demons to bring hope and serenity to an embattled city and to their own lives. I am submitting this original screenplay for your consideration. If interested, please contact me via email. Thank you for your time.

Title: FOREVER

Logline: A high-powered business executive slips into dementia creating an alternate reality of strange locations, strange religion, power and lust. His ultimate destination becomes madness and murder.

Synopsis: Executive, Nicholas Sandarian, plagued by visions, pressured by work and relationships, decides to get away. On the plane an apparition appears, a beautiful woman. Disembarking he sees her. Countess Vadaszak, trophy wife of an ad hoc sovereign of a remote province. Nicholas is invited to their home, in Athelstan, a place frozen in time. Eccentric, Fitz Collingsworth, befriends Nicholas and teaches him the strange ways of Athelstan and the Counts power. Nicholas'changes the dynamic. Power is no longer the Count's. Peasant farmers begin to prosper. This brings a confrontation. Under the guise of a hunt, Nicholas and the Count stalk each other. Nicholas realizes his gun isn't loaded and flees into a garden maze. The Countess finds Nicholas but betrays him. Nicholas'firm carries on business as usual. The people he met in Athelstan are his colleagues. The journey occurred in his mind. Betrayals separate him from reality, leaving him insane.

Title: The Texas Sand Trap

Logline: After traveling to Port Aransas, Texas. A female professor from Denton, Texas learns mysteriously how Lyndon B. Johnson and his men set up the perfect crime to kill John F. Kennedy. Film set in 1961.

Synopsis: MARGARET retreats to the coast after two of her friends mysteriously die in a fire. A bad storm hits and from the cottage window, sees ELEANOR FIELDS, daughter of Senator WILLIAM H. FIELDS, running into the Gulf. MARGARET runs to save her but nearly drowns. ELEANOR revives her and later, reveals to her pieces of information about the fire. She runs away leaving MARGARET to ponder. MARGARET enters the Chamber and finds a photo of her friend who died standing next to Senator FIELDS and MAC WALLACE- a suspected murderer. In a store wine cellar, MARGARET notices a door left unlocked, reading FIELDS & ASSOC. A box reading-ASSASSINATION PLAN 1963 catches her eye. ELEANOR enters the cellar and is shocked to see MARGARET. ELEANOR notices the unlocked door and runs in and steals the tapes linking ED CLARK, and WALLACE'S plan to kill JFK. The two women conspire to set up FIELDS by disguising MARGARET as RFK's undercover man HARRY PARKER, ELEANOR'S lover, who was shot & never found.

Title: The 30

Logline: Logline - After multiple policeman are gunned down, and a high profile criminal trial is dismissed, do to a dead witnesses, ten Philadelphia officers decide to take matters into their own hands.

Synopsis: Synopsis - The entire city of Philadelphia is in a state of panic stemming from drug violence. The murder rate is soaring toward a record high. Policemen are responding to calls only to be murdered in cold blood upon arrival on scene. And state witnesses, along with their families are being executed, in order to insure the absence of their testimony. Just when it seems as if the department and community are at its knees, ten policemen, are brought together by what at first, seems like coincidence and circumstance. Led by a rogue detective, these ten policemen construct a risky, but creative scheme to assassinate thirty high profile criminals, who are responsible for the majority of drug trafficking and murder, which has crippled the city. On Christmas Eve, they strike. Causing a media frenzy around the world, especially within the local government and law enforcement branches. As indictments are passed down, and a major Federal trial begins, an even larger and puzzling plot unfolds.