Writer: Alfie Scattergood
A troubled sister and former cop tries to find out who killed her sister by any means necessary
Writer: Major Jas Boothe
A mismatched quartet of not-so-honorably discharged veterans unleash the good, the bad and the dark side of patriotism on Hollywood.
Writers: Marie Incontrera, Megan A Zebrowski, Dianne Gebauer
Pax loves the holidays… but not this year. When a friend signs them up for a dating app, they match with Damaris, a tech-savvy influencer. Their budding romance is 'gram-worthy, but will they show up in each other's stories at Chrismukkah this year?
Writer: Bryce Hatch (United States)
A young girl with a bumbling passion for science, her fashionista gal pal, and a nerdy culinary neighbor film weekly experiments and exploits for their terminally ill friend.
Writers: Toni D'Antonio, Mitch del Monico (United States)
When Margie loses the one person that her entire life seemed to be centered around, this tragedy comes with a wake up call. She takes a hard look at this life that has become something so unfamiliar that she bravely leaves everything behind and ventures into a new world, a new romance, a new life. Her journey of self-discovery turns her unfamiliar life into something she could’ve never imagined. Estranged from her only sister, alone in a strange new place, Margie is surprised by the peace and love she finds in a remote tropical island with unlikely friends and the greatest love of her life. When the two sisters eventually reunite after years apart, a life that was once so unfamiliar to Margie, is a life that is full of possibilities. Some lives are found when everything else is lost.
In the vain of Under The Tuscan Sun, Before Sunrise, The Holiday and Something’s Gotta Give. This is a sincere and pure romantic drama. With sweeping locations all over the Bahama Islands of Nassau, Eleuthera and Exuma, this film will be a beautiful, honest look into a woman’s heart as she re-discovers herself and life she always dreamed of. An authentic journey so relatable, from tragedy and sadness to peace, joy and love, audiences will feel compelled to examine their own lives and if they are as fulfilled as they could be. A surprising and delightful adventure.
Writers: Madeline Hombert, Michael Markus (Canada)
1993: 4 street kids , Mario, Frankie, Connie and Bobby, get rescued by a shady but bighearted restaurant owner and share their first real Christmas together; 1995: 2 years later Bobby and Connie marry at Christmas; 1998: 3 years later their daughter Stephanie is born at Christmas. During these years Angelo guides Bobby into the business and teaches him the importance of sharing with those less fortunate.
Fast forward 2022. Big Bobby has 3 restaurants, “usually” operating legit. A rival sends a drug shipment to one of the restaurants using Bobby’s name. He is arrested and jailed, avoiding a harsh sentence by turning evidence. A hit man is sent to prison but Bobby is faster and smarter. An error in filing records shows Bobby will be in prison until end of January but Stephanie and her husband are arriving December 24. He concocts an elaborate but successful escape, replacing himself in his cell with another man. When he is at home celebrating Christmas Eve, someone snitches and he must get past the police to return to his cell. A police stopcheck is overcome and the reverse switch is successful. Christmas Day arrives, the warden tells Bobby the filing error has been fixed by the judge (his pal Frankie) but Bobby stays to serve dinner to the cons before he goes home to serve his regular free Christmas dinner to the homeless.
Writer: David Hunter Fein (United States)
Writer: Peter Panagos (United States)
An overweight man in his 30s struggles with love and life. He attempts to change his luck in love without having to completely change himself.
Writer: Yanush AHY (United Kingdom)
After a chance meeting of two people, four lives are changed forever. An astonishing story you wish it was your own. Adapted from the novel by Elizabeth Taylor and the movie: "Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont".
Blonde and blue-eyed SIDARTHA WINOR (Sid) is a Busker and aspiring, albeit blocked, writer. Much to his widowed, Indian mother's dismay, he takes a job house-sitting, and finds himself in the plush borough of Chelsea, in London, where he soon encounters Mrs. ASHNA SAXENA.
Mrs. Saxena is an elderly, Indian widow displaced from her England home by a flash flood. She takes lodging at the Hotel Grand in London and hopes to spend some time with her grandson, SHAAM. But he never shows up. After twisting her ankle in the street, she is rescued by Sid. She invites him to dinner to show her gratitude. When she announces a guest is coming to dinner, everyone assumes it's the much spoken of grandson.
Sid agrees to enter the Hotel Grand community pretending to be Shaam. The hotel regulars immediately adore him. Mrs. Saxena becomes both livelier and happier as a result of her new friendship with Sid. However, things become more complicated when the real Shaam visits unannounced and Saxena must rush to conceal his identity.
Through all of this Mrs Saxena does her best to help Sid with his own romantic troubles, particularly with his new girlfriend, GEETA GUNJ and also his dealings with his mother, SONIA WINOR. Mrs. Saxena also finds herself entangled in love, and fends off a proposal from the kindly MR. OSMOND that leads to an astonishing twist.
Writer: Michael Aston (Australia)
A writer goes to greece to write the great screenplay amidst the mayhem and turmoi of modern Greek politics. A journey that will take him to the very heart of himself.
Writer: Michael Aston (Australia)
A ex priest turned private eye tracks down a serial killer murdering students in a ritualistic fashion on a religious campus university, only to have bad cops and church officials stand in his way.
Writer: Michael Aston (Australia)
Three brilliant disabled factory workers pull off a daring million dollar heist, using their individual disabilities as an advantage, rather than as a disadvantage.
BILLY WHISPERS WAS ORIGINALLY CALLED ARMED AND DISABLED. IT WAS ENTERED INTO THE LOS ANGELES SCREENPLAY COMPETITION IN 2018. RECEIVED A NICE LETTER EXPLAINING MY SCRIPT NARROWLY MISSED OUT ON A QUARTER FINAL BIRTH. MADE TOP 18%
Writer: Larisa Vödisch-Nikitina (Switzerland)
Three thieves create plans for making big money.
Writer: Jose Martinez (United States)
Based on a true story and The Apostles' Creed, the story postulates what may have happened during the three days immediately following the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and preceding his ascension.
Writer: Manfred Winter (Austria)
With our greed and stupidity, we will one day exterminate ourselves. -Stephen Hawking.
Writer: Robert Kouba (Switzerland)
Thomas Machliar is a young and successful writer. He is about to close a great deal with Hollywood. Hollywood wants to film its trilology. However, the third book is still missing. Time is running out and Thomas hasn't finished the third book yet. It turns out that Thomas is not the actual writer, but that his father is the real author of his books. Thomas vehemently denies that. A fanatical fan of Thomas doesn't believe him and feels cheated. The fan tries to shoot Thomas at an event. But it only hits him on the shoulder. All this excitement leads to his father having a stroke and having to go to the hospital. He can no longer write for his son. Desperate, Thomas believes the deal with Hollywood is off. But he finds out that his father has already written the third book and the manuscripts are in his office. Thomas is saved. The deal takes place, so there's a big party going on in Los Angeles. At this party, Thomas learns that his father has died. Desperate, Thomas flies home again. He decides to finally tell the truth and writes a script about himself and his father called "Machliar".
Writer: Kevin O’Neal AKA Dave Davidson
This is a love, sex and action story. Officer Jack Bordowski is a Viet Nam Veteran who battles to reintegrate with society. When things get tough he turns to his wife Mary’s arms for comfort. Facing crime on the streets of New York and a lot of family disasters, this man needs a lot of shelter. This script contains descriptive sex and violence.
Writer: Samson Ari Ziegelman
A young adult reminisces on his time spent at a psychiatric hospital in Chicago and the incredible people he met there.
Writer: Stephanie Whitmoyer
KARMA IS A BITCH follows a fashion designer who was forced into a life of sex and drugs by those who hold power beyond the red carpet. Once she breaks free from her abusers, She plots a plan of revenge.
For the ultimate deception, she makes the drastic decision to get plastic surgery making her unrecognizable to anyone in her past. She then lures her first abuser into a sexy seduction where she bides her time until she reveals her real identity and her sadistic plan to end his life.
Leaving him with one last thought… KARMA IS A BITCH!
Writer: Virginia Mariposa
Amphibian-smitten Navy junior develops supernatural powers to defend his father's Cape Canaveral missile launch from his arch enemy, Cobrahead.
Writers: RJ Shick, D. P. McCarthy
A retro-themed evening at a skating rink gets complicated by four inter-connected stories: -A talented young gay skater longs for a relationship with a 37yo, but the family man is mostly just interested in watching the beautiful skater and fantasizing a life where he made less conservative choices.
-A new employee with a passion for nostalgia learns to change his outlook when he learns the rink is not as cool as it seems.
-A pair of Tiktok prankers cross paths with a teen girl who hooks them into a wild conspiracy surrounding the arcade scores, but she may have more to do with it than she's letting on.
-The party-man and host of the skating event does regular announcements to hype the skaters. When he rudely turns down a come-on from a young girl, his self-appointed crowd worker, he finds out that without her help he can't excite the audience like he used to, so he concocts a sketchy plan to get her back on his team.
Writer: Helen Louise Taylor
A former violin prodigy rekindles her love of music and finds the strength to overcome drug addiction and trace her abducted child. Set in present day Venice, the story draws on motifs from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and bridges past and present through a violin once played by one of Vivaldi’s scholars and which now offers a chance for salvation to a young, destitute mother.
Writer: Helen Rana
Lilah’s had three strokes of luck in her life – rape, blackmail and being battered half to death by a VIP. Travelling to her Caribbean island home after seventeen years in London, she finds that life there has changed in her absence. Money's everything now. She needs to find a way to make a good return, and make things right with her family.
Writer: Scott Cox
An outlandish trash collector becomes a cult figure in the absurd world of darts in 1970's England. Inspired by actual events.
Writer: Tony Gioutsos
Exploring the harrowing times of Christian persecution in history, a devoted present-day believer answers God’s call to greatness.
Writer: Margot Pitts
Lucy is an overworked, exhausted, and unhappy woman in her early 20s living in NYC. She feels as though her life post-college is repetitive and dull and is struggling to find her purpose. On one particularly wild evening, Lucy reaches her breaking point and overdoses on a combination of drugs. She wakes up in the hospital and is surprised to see both her parents there. She spends the weekend at home with her family. Her father promises her that he will attend a concert with her weekly to get her spirits up. When she returns to NYC she is given a second chance at life and explores new romance, exciting prospects at work, and attends concerts with her father. Lucy learns that your 20s are some of the most defining years in your life and it is important to be present during them.
Writer: DeAndre Harris
Stuck in a coma, Lorenzo creates a dream world where he tries to escape with the help of his friends before they all get stuck there and relive the events that unfold.
Writer: Alex Peter Stephens
An interwoven story of a young Army officer leading his men through the harrowing battles of WWII and his 14-year-old son, 32 years later, wrestling with understanding his ailing father's past and the changing world around him.
Writer: Mark Ramsey
In the fantasy world of Angels, demons and all things mythical it sees a ferocious war rage between the heaven’s armies and the demon lord Satan. In this epic fantasy we see Michael test the might of himself and has to regain Gods faith in order to find the missing Fallen angels and deliver them the justice they deserve but things go wrong and Michael is forced into a place, nobody dare to end up, not even a powerful angel. In this mythical land, painted with farms of Lavender, everyone hides a sin or two. How can such an elegant flower survive in such a harsh place. Well, people need to make a living. Lavender is the lifeblood of these inhabitants; it is the heart of this world. With faith comes the ability to perform miracles.
Writer: Helen Rana
At thirty-seven, with the ancestral home falling down around his ears, amenable English Lord Jake is obliged to search for a suitable, wealthy bride who can keep the family estate afloat. Unfortunately, he’s deeply in love with the skint, radical black activist L’Wren, who makes him keep their relationship secret to avoid being seen as a race and class traitor. His friend’s assistant Zola sets him up with an assortment of rich singletons, whilst falling for him herself. And some of his dates have other, more unpleasant things in mind...
Writer: Dr. Beth-Anne Blue
In purgatory after an attempt to take her own life, a young woman must decide if her life is worth fighting for with the help of an unlikely healer.
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