Synopsis: Stuart Hornaday was just five years old when his father Tom Hornaday (and his dachshund Sherlock) mysteriously disappeared near Area 51. Now, thirteen years later, Stuart is a nerdy high school senior with an inferiority complex, raging hormones and a crush on a girl (the school's reigning hottie) who doesn't even know he's alive. His dream? To become a photog for a lingerie catalog company. Then one day Tom Hornaday returns, the victim of an alien abduction. He gives his son a special gift: sunglasses that give the boy X-rated vision. Suddenly Stuart can see all the nude (and scantily clad) women his eyes can stand and his life changes for the better, until aliens (two sexy black divas) visit Earth to get the glasses back. Such is a quick look at our fanciful teen comedy scifi script "The Dude with X-rated Eyes." The story was written by me and my LA-based writing partner, Mike McCulloch.
Synopsis: An American teen adopted from Korea, develops into a charismatic youth with amazing talents. Earning a trip to a Korean video game contest, Ki-woon is drawn into a futuristic cyber-reality of gigantic proportions. The stressed teen runs away in search of his 'real' family, hoping to find answers to his past. But instead, he finds only heartache. And then, then unthinkable happens. *Named 2008 Semi-Finalist in The Screenplay Festival (www.screenplayfestival.com)
Synopsis: 13-year-old Dave Levy, a talented young trumpet player, lives in suburban Chicago with his mildly dysfunctional family during the turbulent late '60s. As the story begins, Dave is entering eighth grade, though this year is destined to be unlike any other. We meet his close friends, Andy and Robert, and are amused by their witty commentaries on teachers, classmates, sex, and life, in general. But, adolescence is also a time of transformation: family life becomes more complicated, the need for independence assumes ever-greater significance, and commitment to an idea may prove as important as loyalty to a friend. And, sometimes without warning, life-altering events can shake even the most cherished beliefs about the existence of order in the universe. It is against this backdrop that Dave must confront the greatest challenge of his life: his mother's gradual descent into psychotic depression, the family upheaval that follows, and his efforts to find meaning through music and friendships.
Synopsis: To strike a blow against lookism, an ugly teen convinces the cheerleading coach to let him and two other ugly kids become cheerleaders. The pretty people, led by last year's gorgeous, brilliant, and ruthless star cheerleader, don't like that one bit. Lew Hunter, famed chair of UCLA's screenwriting dept wrote about The Ugly Club: "I have had the uniquely pleasurable experience of reading the latest of Marty Nemko's scripts. It will make a $$$derful teen or crossover feature film. It has characters you care about, a novel premise, high stakes, funny yet smart writing, rising drama, twists, and an audience-rooting 3rd act. Most important, we can all relate to its theme: feeling unattractive. I vigorously encourage you to give serious consideration to The Ugly Club and to Marty Nemko as a client." I have other scripts in inventory, my 5 books have sold 240,000 copies, I'm Contrib. Editor at U.S. News & World Report, and producer/host on NPR in San Fran.
Synopsis: MISSY BERG is an overweight, awkward high school girl who's spent her whole life not fitting in. Being a teen-ager sucks. Though when an exchange student, LAETITIA, arrives, she proves to be an unexpected ally. While she is everything Missy is not: thin, pretty, desired by the boys and envied by the girls. She takes an interest in Missy and the two quickly become like sisters. Then Laetitia reveals that she's a witch and here for a specific, nefarious reason. Missy has no one or anything but the knowledge that she helped start something evil. Oddly though, it's Laetitia's own motto that Missy starts to take to heart: You create your own power, that saves the day.
Synopsis: Patrick Dooley is your average American teenager, well on his way to becoming either a great guy or a deranged killer. His chances for a bright future are jeopardized by his drug-addled mother and her affair with his sister's 17 year old prom date, by his knack for finding trouble at school, and by the unique company he keeps: Glenda the Good Witch, the Cowardly Lion, and the Tin Man. The script opens with Patrick onstage wielding an ax during a disastrous high school performance of The Wizard of Oz. The story cuts away from the scene before Patrick can bring the ax down on another student, only to circle back round to the completion of the scene and an answer to the question: is Patrick Dooley a killer? An earlier draft of this script was semifinalist at the 2003 Screenwriting Expo Screenplay Competition. WGA# 1596144
Synopsis: Two American teenagers on holiday with their father in England investigate a local myth surrounding a mysterious castle. They become embroiled in a battle with a wicked, cruel army captain after being transported back to 1648 and the English Civil War. After making friends with the castle owner, eccentric Sir Humphrey, they vow to help him overthrow the captain and his troop of men. A fierce battle ensues with some thrilling sword fighting, and a helping hand from a flock of geese.
Synopsis: "Nothing bad can ever happen to you in Faculty Barred" is the view held by 15yr old Alison, dutiful member of the Anti-Clique. "It's the one place in the school teachers aren't allowed." An alluring ideal & the main factor influencing Coffman Highs newest detainee's alliance - the mercurial, Newport cigarette smoking Harper. Harper wise-cracks, rolls & smokes his way to a choice; the Anti-Clique & shy Alison or their antithesis, The Phonies - a punchy, Parliament Light smoking rabble ruled by impious Penny. Faculty Barred proves too much of a draw for Harper, despite peppery Penny's tricks. Penny becomes insufferably jealous. She turns on Harper, baffled & infuriated by his leanings for Alison. Alison's life goes from the mundane to the downright dangerous. But as Harper reassures her, "What's life for? It's not just to go plodding in the same places everyday, it's an adventure." Will Harper end up as most adventure characters do or will Alison save him from his pre-Sinai destiny?
Synopsis: Corey Parker, a teen violin virtuoso with a popular blog, is abducted and held hostage by sophisticated eco-terrorists dead-set on saving the earth. But by the time she is found, she has become one of them. The struggle to rescue Corey from her self will involve mad science, lunar bases, extinct creatures, alternative fuel sources and the end of the world as we know it.
Synopsis: After retreating with his family to a small town from a big city, Gary notices a shift in how those around him think in such a high flatulent manner; that gets him to question where he believes he should stand on the popular scale. With the help of his zany friend, Cody, at a local mall, Gary uncovers a time in where he with the assistance of Cody and J.C. (another of his friends) picked on a red haired boy in elementary school while waiting for the bus. This gets Gary down in the gutter and he has a half-baked, on the fly remedy for it...Find the kid and apologize no matter what the challenges may lay in the process. Gary easily convinces J.C. to go on the ride and with a reluctant Cody at their side, they embark on the open road to find someone they don't know (or hardly know for that matter) and apologize to that individual. Along the way all three teenagers dig up a personal question that the trip needs to help them out with. Gary TOLERANCE; JC ROMANCE; and Cody INTELLIGENCE.