Submission Samples from the Thriller Genre

Title: Wolves at the Door

Logline: When an agoraphobic writer is the only witness to a murder next-door, she realize that there are some madness she cannot kep out and some secrets she cannot keep in.

Synopsis: Through dreams, Marcia Whorley is haunted by her past. As a writer Marcia is plauged by two things: a looming deadline and writer's block. As she struggles to find her groove, she makes an uneasy friendship with the neighbor-next-door, Jaymee. Slowly but surely, the two of them hits it off until a stranger visited Jaymee at her home and brutally slays her. As the only witness to the crime, Marcia must survive the killer's onslaught but most of all, survive her own past.

Title: Forest Through the Trees

Logline: They came to divide us. Instead they united us.

Synopsis: Unknown to the small town of Piedmont, a series of coordinated terror attacks is underway throughout the United States. Chief Howie Winter, the newly appointed Police Chief of Piedmont tries to protect his town in spite of the greedy and narrowminded town administration who refuses to shut down the local college or cancel the upcoming town fair. Follow the action as Chief Winter risks his reputation, his family and his life to protect the close knit community from the sleeper cell who is now hiding in the mountains surrounding the town.

Title: The Warren Vendetta

Logline: A new film revealing the real killer of JFK is uncovered and a seedy detective will stop at nothing to save his family and give the truth to the world.

Synopsis: When the "Deepthroat" who claims to have this new film is murdered, he leaves his secret behind for Detective Warren Black, who's father may or may not have been part of the original conspiracy. The investigation is re-opened and the questionable detective suddenly finds himself fighting to keep his family and himself alive while at the same time keeping the film safe from those who wish to keep the truth secret at any cost. When his family is kidnapped as ransom for the JFK film, it becomes an all out war on discovering the truth about his father and his own background and the CIA quickly learns that they have met their match in "The Warren Vendetta". Thank you for reading and I hope I have interested you.


Logline: A young outcast with a strange supernatural ability is linked to a string of bizarre deaths.

Synopsis: When ROSA was ten years, her mother MARIA was crippled by a drunk driver leaving her unable to speak or move. Shortly after the accident, Rosa discovers she can have outer body experiences at will. Now at nineteen years old, Rosa is a dark and depressed social outcast in college. She is riddled with guilt from her mother's mistreatment in a nursing home and fighting to keep her loving father from getting to close to her. But Rosa is also tormented with her strange ability she feels she can't control and realizes she may be doing some horrible things. Rosa's aunt CHELA, is a medium that can channel into the spirit world. She can also feel other people's pain caused by an entity connected to either a relative of Chela's or a close friend. For nine years, Chela has sense and felt the unexplained deaths of strangers until she finally suspects that it's Rosa lashing out at the world for what happend to her mother. Now it is up to Chela to stop her troubled niece before it's too late.

Title: Black Angel

Logline: Nick, condemned to life in jail, protests his innocence by going on a hunger strike that will enable him to develop powers which he will use on his co-inmates to help them reintegrate the society.

Synopsis: Nick Duncan, an American man, is condemned to life in prison for murder. Nick rapidly withdraws into total silence and subsequently begins a hunger strike to protest his innocence. Unexpectedly, he develops powers which enable him to connect with his fellow inmates' minds, live their experiences and act in their interest and on their behalf. Soon, Nick's case contradicts medical science and draws the attention of the media. A mediator named Matt Crowe is brought in to resolve the crisis of the "Black Angel," a nickname given to Nick by the other inmates. But it soon becomes clear that the renowned mediator was actually hand-selected by the Black Angel himself... With his help, Nick will implement measures and reforms to help inmates recover their integrity and give them a genuine second chance at life.

Title: Court of Love

Logline: A case of a husband, murdered by a killer whose signature is a naked Barbie doll ends on the desk of Becky Ward.

Synopsis: Becky Ward is a tough detective in an unhealthy relationship with her boyfriend, Paul; Rachel, Effie and Antonia belong to privilege. How their lives cross and change at the time when the markings of time, children and marriage make women more vulnerable is at the core of Court of Love. This ruthless action, sensual, at times hilarious, highly insightful movie is a searing tale of contemporary life.

Title: Project Gladiator

Logline: Three college girls awakening from stasis adjust to modern life while uncovering a conspiracy connected to their past: A project to create the Ultimate Fighter at the expense of humanity.

Synopsis: Saverio Gazzara, a good-hearted but prideful vigilante, inadvertently stumbles upon an underground chamber and rescues three cheerleaders - rich and spoiled but na´ve Captain Kate Redski, humble and sceptical Amanda Robinson, and iron-willed but compassionate Sarah Blake - from cryogenic stasis. During a girls' night out, Kate is lured into a trap and abducted under false pretences. Determined to reunite Sarah and Amanda with their friend, Saverio decides to plan and execute a rescue mission, and he embarks on a journey which takes him all over Europe, with his friends - Yuri Goranski, a pragmatic and rational sportsman, and Hans von Braun, a well-meaning but caliginous computer expert - as semi-reluctant accomplices, while Kate undergoes a radical transformation that will change her life forever. Both parties eventually make a shocking discovery regarding the genesis of the girls' capture and freezing, threatening to plunge the World into a dictatorship governed by machines.

Title: The Devil Returns to Heaven

Logline: God has forgiven the Devil and he returns to the Heavens. God placed seven girls on earth to determine the fate of the world. Each girl is given a Protector who must kill all that tries to harm them

Synopsis: God forgives the Devil and allows him to return to the Heavens. The Devil must explain to Man how and why he was expelled from the Heavens. Now the Demons roam the earth and they are far worse than the Devil. God places seven young girls on the earth to determine it's fate in thirty three years. Each girl is given a Protector who must fight and kill all that tries to bring harm to them. A new Profit is sent forth to prove that God is a woman and that all religions lead to the same God. The Profit also teaches that the seven girls, who are placed on different continents, will decide that the world is too evil and should be destroyed. This causes the evil doers and the high church to try to kill the seven before the thirty third year. A demonic priest cons the President into believing the girl is evil and a trick by the Devil. They learn that the location of the so called Heavens on earth are beneath the glaciers and began bombing. God turns all animals against Mankind.

Title: Desperate Men

Logline: In a struggling economy with budget cuts looming, Homicide Detective Daniel Nicoletti resorts to murder in a desperate attempt to save his job and his fragile life.

Synopsis: While pursuing a murder suspect, Det. Daniel Nicoletti mistakenly shoots and kills his partner. His mistake and guilt ridden conscience ultimately cost him his job, his family, and his sobriety. Six years later, Daniel's new job as homicide detective in the small, idyllic community of Greenlee, AZ is in jeopardy. The weak economy has crippled the county's budget and layoffs are eminent. As the newest member of the sheriff's staff, Daniel fears for his job and the fragile life he has desperately tried to rebuild since his partner's tragedy. A recent rash of prostitution murders in the neighboring county gives Daniel an idea. By murdering Zeus, a despised drug dealer, the department could not afford to lay him off. However, when Zeus is found shot to death, the sheriff barely raises an eyebrow and Daniel must strike again. But when Father Ortega, the town's beloved priest, is found beaten to death, Daniel may have finally saved his job but at the costly expense of his soul.


Logline: Following a kidney transplant, Steven develops a strange relationship with his donor who is wandering in between two worlds. This thriller is partly inspired by real facts.

Synopsis: Steven Fisher and Mike Dawson meet in the territory between life and death. Steven had been condemned by disease but recovers hope when he is saved by the unexpected arrival of a donor organ. Mike, a registered organ donor, dies in a brutal accident, which leaves him wandering between two worlds. Mike's spirit witnesses the removal of his organs a few short hours after his accident. He suffers a trauma which leaves him inextricably linked to Steven. The two men then live out a spiritual conflict in which two parallel worlds clash. The resolution comes from an old Peruvian Shaman solicited by Steven's wife with the help of her friend and university professor. The Shaman travels between the two worlds to help Mike free himself from his physical body and continue along his path after life. He puts an end to this struggle by freeing Steven and Mike from their conflicts and attachment. Written by Jacques-Yves Mistretta, Emilia Henriques da Silva & Stephanie Doncker