A young woman finds out that the biological father she's never known is terminally ill. One of his final requests is to see her before he passes.
A touching short about a father and daughter relationship that only gets a chance to blossom towards the end of the father's life.
An older sister cries wolf to terrify her younger brother, but she quickly comes to realize that there may actually be something to be afraid of.
A play on the Haitian folklore Jé Rouge (which is creole for Red Eyes), surrounding vampire-like warewolves. *This is a short for a feature that's I'm fleshing out.
7 pages | 8 reviews | 64 %
Trey goes through Southside Jamaica, Queens dealing with the standard baby momma drama, systemic racism, and socio-economic disenfranchisement, but little does he know that this is the last day of his life.
Taking place on one of the last Saturday's of the summer, "Southside" is a hood drama that follows Trey as he goes through the motions of being a father, boyfriend, and friend, living in Southside. A culmination of my own experiences, stories I've collected in my life growing up in Southside Jamaica, Queens and sprinkles of my favorite hood classics. This script began as an homage to one of my favorite films, Spike Lee's "Do The Right Thing", but ended up becoming a very personal cathartic experience. The script stays true to the hood's vernacular, so it has a heavy use of slang (NOT TYPOS, MISSPELLINGS OR GRAMMATICAL ERRORS). I also provided music cues that set the vibe for several moments -- they aren't necessary to understand the scenes but give a little more immersion for what was felt while writing.
Logline: The future of two worlds hang in the unbalanced hands of an ex-cop, as he searches for answers and a murderer through both space and time.
We follow James (a retired forensic surgeon) who reluctantly joins forces with Carter (a dedicated NYC detective) and Britt (an empathetic robot) as they chase hunt a killer through different timelines and multiple universes. What James and his team don't know is that the killer has a reason behind his murders. If he doesn't kill the members of Envirofix (a conservation movement, led by James' wife) both and James' world from being destroyed by a team of environmentalist who's good intentions go horribly wrong. The story gets deeper as we find out that he's connected to the killer in more ways than one -- not only having had his wife taken from him by the killer, but in actuality being the killer's human counterpart (an alternate universe copy).
Logline: The depths of hell won't be enough to stop Doug from spending one last day in heaven with his daughter.
Doug finds himself in purgatory after an apparent suicide, driven by the unbearable grief of losing his daughter in a car accident the previous week. Squishy, his daughter's favorite stuffed toy helps guide him on a journey to heaven so that he can spend one last day with his beloved daughter.
Logline: In a matter of moments, Alex goes from a respected archeologist to an international criminal with the fate of millions in his hands.
Alex, a young archeologist, kisses his expecting wife goodbye and heads to Cairo for an excavation project. His trip quickly takes a wrong turn when his flight-mate turns out to be a secret agent being chased by some ominous men dressed in black. After being made privy to the situation at hand he's given a secret note and told to keep it safe before a gunfight ensues and rips a hole in the plane and causes it to go down in the middle of the Sahara Desert. Alex barely walks away from the crash with his life, but he realizes that there's a lot more going on than he thinks when he witnesses some Algerian militants killing the remaining survivors. After fleeing and walking for days through the Sahara he is found unconscious and brought back to rest by some tourist who happen to be sightseeing through the desert. Their locations is soon ambushed by those same militants. Alex escapes and finds himself on the run, but helped by mysterious US government operatives who get him from Algeria to Tunis and eventually to Germany to meet with someone called Argus. Along the way, he learns that the note he's been given is actually a code for a nuclear defense weapon and that he's now being hunted down by several different syndicates and agencies. Once meeting Waldo he's informed that he's been lied to about the nature of the codes and that they aren't defense weapons but in fact launch codes and that the fate of millions of lives is in the balance. Things wrap with a twist ending full of deceit that leaves Alex shot and now the cause of possibly a nuclear war.
Logline: Countless lives are lived to bring about one true love.
After smoking some bad weed bought at a rock concert from a midget, Olivia and Kirk are transported through history with seeming immorality that brings them in contact with some of history's most famous and infamous people. Things start off at their 72nd life, where you find out that Kirk hasn't been as indulgent with his past lives as Olivia has -- he gets tortured, banished to servitude and murdered as she gets to be courted by some of her captors but also banished to servitude, but usually as a sex slave. After 149 years of living and finally coming across a life that has Kirk as the one enjoying his time, Olivia finally reveals her tarnished love life that brought her to her man-eating ways. In that, she realizes that the only man that has never left her side or judged her for her attitude towards them has been Kirk, who she's grown to love. In a turn of events the realization that the midget who sold them the weed was actually Cupid. And in her realization of loving Kirk, Olivia breaks the endless cycle after living 77 lives.
Logline: Vivian infiltrates a secret society with hopes of climbing up the social ladder, but little does she know of the grander plans behind the societies secrecy.
Vivian, a young black professional asks her childhood friend Joselyn to help her gain access to the Black Butterflies, which Joselyn is a birthright member to. Vivian secretly borrows Joselyn's grandmother's necklace which is a defining marker for the Black Butterflies and wears it to her job interview gaining her a high-level position and access to the society under the impression that she is actually of the lineage of one of the founding families. From there Vivian gains more and more access to society and begins to greatly benefit from the membership. She meets and falls for Bryson, who with the help of his friend is masquerading as a member of the Jaspers, the men's division of the secret society for his own professional reasons. She moves up professionally to the point of being head of her department and soon finds out that there are very shady dealings going on within the financial statuses of several high ranking members of the Black Butterflies, including Margeret, Joselyn's grandmother. Vivian brings this to Joselyn's attention since her position forces her to report the dealings which will expose the society. At that moment Joselyn, who throughout her life has always rejected her lineage as a member, accepts her fate and tells her grandmother of the misstep in allowing Vivian to infiltrate the society, and joins the society. Joselyn is finally allowed to know the true goals of the secret society -- rebuilding and facilitating a New World Order. Things quickly begin to unravel for Vivian as she's kidnapped and finds herself held captive with Bryson, who has also been crossed by his friend. After some time they are set free but are shocked when Vivian's whole life has basically been erased, her home has disappeared, her office is gone and colleagues pretend to not know who she is. When Bryson checks the status of his life the only disruption is that his extremely successful financially status has been wiped out. He's been given a pass by the Jaspers who leave him $10k for him to decide on an ultimatum -- banish Vivian to the existence she's earned by infiltrating the society and returning to his life or leaving town and starting anew with the $10k and Vivian. He chooses the former but leaves her with the $10k for her to rebuild once she leaves. Vivian makes one final attempt to speak to Joselyn after the betrayal, only to be betrayed once more and banished to a mental institute.
Logline: The angel of death comes at midnight.
A couple watches a horror movie of an angel getting it's wings sawed off in a gruesome way. The boyfriend seems to calmly enjoy and indulge in the pain of the angel while the girlfriend grows weary and physically wince in pain. The boyfriend seems to be counting something down with a fixation on worms. As the time winds down the girlfriend grows ill, then at midnight her stomach burst open and gives birth to something unholy.
Logline: Knowing you're going to die can make you truly celebrate life.
Grace is dying from cancer and optimistically decides to plan her own funeral. In doing so she befriends Bill, the meek funeral director. In her short time being in his life she displays her fighting spirit and unwillingness to give up which helps him discover the tiny pleasures in life that make things worthwhile.
Logline: Four friends made a terrible mistake on a drunken night that's come back to haunt them.
Four friends get an anonymous text that causes them to meet up and recount the night they drunkenly ran over a man and left him for dead.
Logline: How much change could you make with a second chance?
Elvira walks into an office where they can send you back in time to fix something you've done wrong. She's pays for her second chance to go back to a singing audition and is warned by Rudolph, the man behind the desk, that she'll forget the ever had the conversation. She agrees so he gives her a contract and an egg that she has to boil and eat to set things into motion. She returns to the audition and performs just as poorly as she does in her initial audition, which because of her not remembering things, brings her back full circle to Rudolph and the office. She once again has the same conversation and pays while Rudolph grins deviously. Things close with Rudolph fanning himself with a stack of money that he's accrued from his unknowing victims.
Logline: A hobo and a clown walk down the street... You know the rest.
Lubu the clown makes his way to his next gig when he's accosted by Sammy, a homeless man. Sammy turns out to be fairly friendly and gives Lubu directions to his gig. Sammy asks if in return for getting Lubu to his gig if he can act as Lubu's sidekick to gain access to the food and heat of being indoors. Sammy displays his clowning attributes with his mediocre juggling and his talent of falling down. Unimpressed, Lubu continues making his way, with Sammy following. Lubu is taken into an alley that Sammy suggests is a shortcut. Sammy falls, but doesn't seem to be joking this time. When Lubu approaches to see if he's ok he's stabbed to death by Sammy. Things close with Lubu knocking on the door of the expecting family, dressed in clown attire with a smile on his face.
Logline: A transgender woman loses everything, but before taking her own life she decides to send a final message out to the world.
Victoria sits in front of a camera, recording herself as she prepares to tell us the reason she's about to commit suicide. Born a boy, Victoria goes through hormonal changed throughout her adolescence causing her to transition into a woman. Her parents try hormone therapy but despite their efforts she transitions and accepts her new life as a young lady. Her father disowns her and her mother due to shame, and she grows up ostracized her from her peers. She lives her life hiding the fact that she's transgender. Despite her hardships she becomes a successful journalist and eventually meets and falls in love with a Samantha (her assistant) who accepts her being transgender. Her boss who sexually harassed her for some time some how finds out her secret and conspires with her lover to tape them having sex and leak it to the public for the sake of a story. Despite the betrayal Victoria begs Samantha to stay together, but Samantha heartlessly denies her. Things return to the Victoria sitting in front of the camera. She drinks a bottle of cyanide and takes her own life.
Logline: Their daughter's heart is failing and they disagrees on what her treatment should be. What will this couple do to save her life?
A couple sits, eating silently at the dinner table. It comes to light that they vehemently disagree with what steps should be taken in the case of their daughter's failing heart. Mark wants to use modern medical science, while Amelia thinks praying and faith will heal their daughter. One day Amelia heads out to the grocery store and while out Mark gets a call from the hospital telling him that they've found a donor for Samantha. Mark tries to contact his wife to no avail, so he rushes her to the hospital. He attempts to get in touch with Amelia several times but never gets to her. After the success of Samantha's heart transplant, she wakes up with her father by her side. She asks for her mother, who still hasn't shown up. Some detectives come into the room and approach Mark for the murder of his wife. Mark happily gives himself in, letting Samantha know that he did it for her.
Logline: Carwyn thinks his parents are poisoning him and refuses to eat, maybe the friendship he has with Elaine can help him through this time.
14 year old Carwyn sits at the dinner table with his parents refusing to eat. It's been days and his father, frustrated with his insubordination, send him to his room. Waiting for him is his classmate and good friend Elaine, she sneaks in to hang out with him regularly. She asks if he's gotten back to eating, but he says that he still thinks his parents are poisoning him with something that smells of pine. The next day at school he meets up with Elaine and ducks out after lunch with her to a nearby river bank. There's something he wants to tell her, but can't find the words to do so. Another night goes by with Carwyn skipping out on his lunch, and again he's sent to his room. His father happens to see Elaine sneaking up to his room and things begin to click. Fearing that he hates her, his mother asks his father to check in on him and speak to him to find out what the issue is. The father goes up and checks in, seeing that Elaine is somewhere hiding in the room. Things flash forward to a week later where Carwyn happy with his mother and stuffing his face like a typical teenager. Things flash back to a baseball game where Carwyn hits a home run and wins the game. In celebration he blows a kiss to Elaine who sits in the crowd. Back to present time, Carwyn and Elaine are in his room. He musters up the courage to give her a kiss -- a kiss she'd been waiting on. They express their love and show their affection for each other. Elaine makes her way out. At the same time Carwyn's father pull the mother over to the window to show Elaine climbing out of his window. Explaining that Carwyn's only issue was unrequited love.
Logline: Sam comes out of reclusion and makes friends with Rachel through her culinary skills with meat, but there's a sinister underlining in her talent and personality.
Sam lives alone (in denial that her husband left her months ago) and deals with a negative male voice in her head that degrades her on a constant basis. After taking some pills she heads to the supermarket and meets Rachel, a young woman who travels the world and ambitiously enjoys her free-spirited life. Sam pops these pills that suppress the voice in her head, giving her momentary solace, but they ware off at the supermarket causing her to frantically run out. Later that day Rachel delivers Sam's groceries and gets invited into Sam's home for dinner, who cooks an amazing meal and from there they form a friendship. While watching TV one afternoon Sam hears something outside of her window and sees a young boy trying to steal her bike (although he mentions that it was his and was stolen from him), and she confronts him but tells him that she'll give him the bike, tricking him to come into her home. He fearfully runs away from her around the house but ultimately is killed by being pushed down a flight of steps. She's visited by the police and questioned about Lynn, a missing 17-year-old who would deliver her groceries when she was a recluse. After getting the police out of her home she begins to show her true nature, carving the boy up (with her skills of butchery she gained growing up on a farm) then eating part of his body. From there she continues to hear the man's voice in her head as well as the voice of the young boy she murdered. Sam and Rachel run into each other while Sam is out window shopping for a storefront to open her restaurant, she invites Rachel to dinner where Rachel gets a call from and mentions that she has a booty call named Larry. Later that night Rachel, walking into her building with Larry, sees her creepy landlord wearing her necklace that she dropped earlier and accuses him of stealing it. While getting her mail, Sam sees Denise, a female cable worker coming from her neighbor, Tim’s place and convinces her to come in to fix her her cable with the promise of money and a free lunch. She knocks Denise out and ties her up in her basement, where she kills her by force-feeding her a human meat smoothie through a funnel. While Sam usually buries the bones of her victims in her backyard in her garden but gets the idea to bury them in her neighbor Tim’s yard, later incriminating him in the murder. While out with Larry and friends at a bar, Rachel bumps into Sam, who’s captured the attention of all the men in the bar. Sam joins the crew and in a booth and drops a condom in the lap of one of Larry’s friends, Gene, on the way to the bathroom who follows in and has a quickie in the bathroom with her. She walks out of the bar and is followed by Rachel, who drives her home. Rachel asks Sam if she could stay in her extra room for a few months because of her creepy landlord. Sam eventually invites her to move in. Soon after moving in Rachel blows a fuse in the circuit breakers and finds her way in the basement where she glosses over Sam’s freezer full of human meat. After having sex with Rachel in her newly rented room, Larry goes for a drink of water in the kitchen where Sam is waiting with a pair of handcuffs. She attempts to seduce him to no avail. It’s later revealed by the town gossip that Sam was nearly killed by her John, her ex-husband which is what drew her into a 2-year reclusion. Police are at the neighbor Tim’s home as Larry pays Rachel a visit, but she isn’t home so Sam finds a to seduces him. They have great sex, giving her her first orgasm. She pleads for a second round but he denies her after seeing her bathroom filled with prescription pills. She tricks him into her basement and murders him, carving him up and placing him in the same cooler with the rest of her victims. Sam steps out and when she returns there's crime scene tape, reporters and more police outside of Tim’s place. The reporters accost her and Rachel because it’s come to light that Tim has child porn and other incriminating paraphernalia, including the planted remains of Denise. To get away from the pandemonium, Rachel suggests that they take a trip out of town. They do so and spend several days enjoying themselves. While in a nightclub they see Lynn, the missing girl dancing with a man who happens to be John, Sam’s ex-husband. John makes his way to the bathroom, Sam grabs Walter, a guy who approached her earlier in the night, goes into the bathroom behind John and has ravenous sex with Walter. John hears this and disrespects her causing Walter to beat him up, which allows for Sam to literally urinate on him. When Sam and Rachel get back home a rancid smell has taken over the house. A fuse was blown, causing the freezer filled with human remains to short and thaw. Rachel comes in and sees Larry’s severed head and tries to escape to no avail. Sam is distraught that she has to kill her only friend and is hesitant to do so, but is interrupted by John who comes in and attacks her. She eventually kills him and like the others eat part of him. Sam can’t bring herself to killing Rachel, so she chooses to keep her captive. She treats Rachel to an amazing homecooked dinner which Rachel is reluctant to eat. Somehow Rachel poisons the food and Sam falls ill. Still caring for her friend Rachel offers to call for help but Sam resigns herself to her fate and dies holding the hand of her only friend. Rachel is approached by a lawyer and told that Sam left Rachel her entire estate, which is worth over $1M. Rachel cremates Sam and spreads her ashes in a field of Sam’s childhood farm, keeping some of the ashes in her locket. Things close with Rachel taking her planned trip to Russia where she bypasses several restaurants and enters a vegetarian spot.
Logline: A vintage variety segment show for the family.
The announcer introduces the audience to the show. Segment 1: A "Leave it to Beaver" type show Segment 2: A "Reading Rainbow" type show Segment 3: A comedy sketch, a la Marx Brothers Segment 4: A Bozo the Clown comedy sketch The announcer closes the show.
Logline: The connections between those you truly love will span millennia, and all it takes is a serendipitous moment to bring about that memory.
Things start in Auschwitz during the Holocaust. We're following Hannah, her father, a young friend of hers and her mother as they arrive at the camps. We cut to Helen rushing out of her therapist office in the present 1993. In a serendipitous moment, Helen crosses paths with Eric while she's in Canada receiving an award and he's in town for a conference. They connect over dinner and part ways before the night's end. Months later while cleaning out the apartment of her recently deceased brother, Helen comes across a business card inside a book authored by Iza, the speaker of the conference from months ago. She decides to book a therapy session with Iza, who helps people tap into their past lives. While at the office she again runs into Eric. In her time spent with Eric and regular sessions with Iza, Helen comes to realize that she has lived a previous life as Hannah, the young woman from the opening Auschwitz scene. She now embarks on learning and indulging in the history of the Holocaust to both understand her visions better and write her next novel. Helen progresses in her therapy and reaches a point of exploring her life between lives, a heaven-like place that houses the souls of those transitioning. There the souls remember their goals of evolving spiritually and choosing love. we pass through the many lives lived and to be lived. Back in present time, Helen and Eric visit Auschwitz. The visit triggers a series of flashback connections within Helen that tie her past life and current journey. She and Eric realize that they've journeyed through their past lives together, including the horrific time spent in Auschwitz. While on their plane ride back home they encounter a woman who overheard them speaking about their journey. Her face changes to that of one of the fellow prisoners at Auschwitz. One by one the faces of all the planes passengers turn into their corresponding soul from the past life in the concentration camp. And the plane goes down. In 2018 Iza is on a plane seated next to a young man who happened to have bought Helen's recently published posthumous book on Auschwitz. Which triggers a conversation that brings about the next round of soul connection, continuing the cycle.
Logline: A nightmare of a pleading girl in danger brings Megan to a breaking point, causing her to lose both her job and her husband -- but the voice of the girl drives and consumes her.
A writer, Megan Fritz has been having terrible nightmares of a young girl pleading out to her for help. The nightmare is of her continuously walking down a dark hall towards the muffled sounds of a little girl, and the moment the girl pleads out for help she always wakes up in a panic. These nightmares have been causing her to struggle with meeting her writing deadlines and furthermore driving a wedge between her and her husband, Sam. He suggests that she seeks the professional help of a shrink, but she takes offense and tells him that she isn't crazy and that there's something true about her dreams. After missing another deadline with her publisher she's dropped from her deal and in that same morning, Sam moves out, letting her know that when she's ready to accept his help that he'll be there for her. Megan continues to have the nightmares and one night wakes up from it recounting the address of the house in her nightmare. She looks it up on Google and finds that it's actually the same house from the nightmare and a local home. She stakes the home out and sees a father and his young daughter, seemingly connecting the girl in her nightmares with the girl she's seeing. One night during another nightmare she walks into a room and sees the girl being strangled and pleading for help. She bolts over to the house and enters, walking upstairs and down the same hallway from her nightmares. When she enters the room it's empty, but with the door slamming behind her, she hears the voice of the young girl, now with a sinister and demonly undertone. She scans the room and notices the frame of the young girl in the corner, as she approaches she realizes that the girls head is not on her shoulders but on her chest. Frozen in fear, Megan is approached by the girl who's face now looks like a demon with her mouth agape, ready to eat Megan. After some weeks of not hearing from Megan, Sam remembers that she'd mentioned finding the house from her dreams. Looking into it he realizes that the house is that of a man who he'd previously suspected of murdering his daughter -- realizing that Megan may have been onto something, and also connecting that she may be in danger. He goes to the house to investigate and......
Logline: A young Canadian woman visits her Nigerian fiance's home town, only to be villanized by the locals who tread with a web of deceit.
Mary visits the African village of her soon-to-be husband Lanre from Canada for 3 weeks. In staying at his mother's home, she soon becomes engulfed in the religiousiosity of the village people, struggling, but respectfully trying to conform. Within days of of their visit Laide, Lanre's ex, who he describes as crazy, gets word of his being in town. She makes her way to Mrs.Atere, Lanre's mother's home and invades Mary and Lanre's space. Laide gets drunk and threatens Mary, but Laide intervenes, leaving Mary in tears as he sees Laide out. Days later, Lanre cheats on Mary with Laide and promises Laide that he'll continue pleasing her as long as she keeps away from Lanre. During an earlier visit to the local church, Mary is told by the pastor that she needs to be ritualistically cleansed of her ancestoral spirits in a nearby river. Her Christian faith causes her to push back on the idea, but the adamance of the village people pressure her into going along. The same pastor tries to make a move on her, sexually assaulting her. When she tells Lanre of the pastor's actions she's not believed, furthermore, when he consults with his mother she seems Mary an evil person and not worthy of being his wife. Mrs.Atrere pays the pastor a visit, where he lies about the situation and says that Mary was the one who made sexual advances. Mrs.Atere is only reassured in what she already thought. Throughout the story Mary has been having a recurring dream of a young local girl who begged for money that she ran into during her initial visit to the church. As the dreams persist, the young girl goes from holding a pencil, to a withered flowe, with the last dream having her hand filled with blood.
Logline: A woman gets rushed in to deliver her first child, and a young father rushes to witness the birth of his daughter.
Rebecca is wheeled into the hospital writhing in labor pains. Timothy, her child's father is alerted while in class and rushes his way to the hospital. Due to some complications, Rebecca is forced to have an emergency c-section to prevent harm to her child. She wakes to Timothy watching her sleep, who's accompanied by police due to his erratic and dangerous driving. They close with a loving embrace as parents.
Logline: A reformed hired muscle and former madame fall back into their old lives, which don't seem intertwined but have a common thread that will come to a bloody head.
Things open on Charlie emerging from some waters gasping and grabbing for solid land. Things switch to Francis, going through rehab, trying to regain the use of his legs. A flash between the two happens, showing her going through labor and him going through rehab. They ultimately cross paths at a cafe, where Francis walks past Charlie as she pushes a baby stroller. Francis meets up with his brother Brian. They head back to his family's home where his mother still lives to collect some books for the doctors looking after their father. Charlie goes to a brothel where she was once a madam and meets up with Toad, the new brothel head being that someone named Jamie (who is later revealed to be a family member of Francis) is no longer alive. Toad lets Charlie know that since her absence and the death of Jamie that if she wants to live there that she needs to abide by his new rules, she obliges, but once alone pulls out and hides a switchblade on her person. On their way to the hospital, Francis and Brian make their way to a boxing gym to check in on some business interest. They're greeted by Ronaldo and a man who's being referred to by the Princess. Due to Francis being away and Brian's lack of handling business, the Princess was hired to step in as Ronaldo's hired muscle. Tension builds as Francis reclaims his business, but the Princess and his men leave peacefully. Charlie pays her sister Sarah a visit, which surprises her and her husband Mark. Past the love of siblings, there is an unwanted energy being given by Sarah and her husband. Feeling disrespected, Francis makes plans to handle the Princess, so he and Brian make their way to another business interest by the name of Rose who can give them some information on the Princess. For a brief moment, they cross paths with Charlie and Sarah who happen to be exiting the building they're about to enter. Again, Brian hasn't been checking in on their business interests, but with some subtle intimidation, Francis gets information about the Princess (who we now know is called Eduardo). Charlie gets sexually assaulted by Toad but gets the best of him shoving a tampon down his throat and bobbing his head in the toilet bowl, leaving him choking to death. Francis is interrupted by Brian who's received a phone call. They rush to the boxing gym where they see Ronaldo beaten and strung up on one of the heavy bags.