Diverse Voices (Spring 2019) >> Results

Winners

  • Marred

    Dallas Rico • Comedy • Television (Half-hour) • 31 pages

    Betrayed by his boyfriend and neglected by his best friend, a depressed black nerd hires a hitwoman to end his miserable life.

  • Emery

    Tanya Lemke • Drama • Short • 19 pages

    Addy, a young teen raised by her morally-flexible stepfather in an isolated rural landscape, is forced to use some of the tricks she learned at his side when their tenuous peace is threatened.

  • The Nug

    Hilah Johnson • Comedy • Feature • 95 pages

    After a coffee creamer explosion burns their club down, two dancers hit the road for California, chasing the promise of an inherited prospector map. With the bad guy hot on their heels, our heroins stop at nothing -- except the famous Squirrel City roadside attraction -- to reach the land of boundless riches.

  • Mission Colle

    Jasmine Leyva • Sci-fi • Feature • 90 pages

    A young girl struggling with racial identity at a predominantly white institution, gets a hold of magic pills that allow her to travel back and forth between her regular life and an alternate universe where she attends a historically black college.

Finalists

  • First Gem

    Kim Tran • Comedy • Television (Half-hour) • 35 pages

    When her dream to be a “big New York star” falls through, a selfish first generation Viet-American young woman with a heart of gold decides to move in with her estranged immigrant aunt and uncle in Little Saigon - only to clash over culture, tradition and just about everything else under the glow of the New York lights.

  • The Lobbyist

    Brent Lewis • Drama • Television (One-hour) • 59 pages

    The adopted black daughter of a white DC Senator, struggles to find her own identity as she enters the tumultuous world of politics, law and lobbying on Capitol Hill.

  • The Fourth Psalm

    John Martins III • Drama • Feature • 91 pages

    Dire consequences result when two Catholic priests at a New Mexico parish clash during the 1980s Sanctuary Movement, involving the lives of three innocent Central American refugees.

  • Badass

    Kelly Beck-Byrnes • Drama • Television (One-hour) • 60 pages

    After losing both legs in a drunk-driving accident that killed his best friend, a young man finds himself at rock bottom, locked into a menial job he hates while his mom drown herself in booze and debt. But when his favorite prostitute confides her pimp is violent, he stumbles into a new career that promises to change his outlook on life.

  • Hush, Little Baby

    Sh'Kia Augustin • Drama • Television (One-hour) • 58 pages

    A young, gifted and black 17-year-old girl prepares for her High School graduation, determined to be Valedictorian with aspirations of being a Harvard Grad, only she struggles with the stereotypes and setbacks of being soon-to-be teen mom.

  • Ajay Wants a Circumcision

    Arvin Crowell • Drama • Feature • 105 pages

    After an embarrassing sexual encounter, a high school student resorts to desperate measures to pay for his circumcision, despite his New Age upbringing, his sick mother, and unusual living conditions.

  • To The End

    Chris Hicks • Comedy • Television (Half-hour) • 37 pages

    Series Logline: With only 18 months until a comet destroys the Earth, a 23-year old slacker faces the challenges of life in the pre-apocalypse. Pilot Logline: Max must choose between honoring his best friend's wishes or addressing his own lingering doubts about going through with their suicide pact.

  • Peculiar Animals

    Obiageli Odimegwu • Thriller • Television (One-hour) • 61 pages

    A group of first-year analysts on Wall Street are wrenched into a harrowing murder mystery after one of their own is killed.

  • Wake Up Becky

    Jorge Barboza • Comedy • Short • 15 pages

    A proud five-star hispanic Lyft driver faces a new challenge when he tries to get a pass out drunk girl from his car to her door.

  • Long Haul

    Will Welles • Horror • Feature • 104 pages

    Truck driver ADRIAN ALDGATE is hired to drive a mysterious cargo across country. When he starts being haunted by visions of his dead boyfriend, he’ll have to fight for his sanity and decide if love is worth killing for.

  • Motel Verse

    Dallas Rico • Drama • Television (Half-hour) • 35 pages

    A tenacious 20-something black lesbian travels across dimensions in a desperate search for a world where she and the love of her life get their happy ending.

  • Nancy Boys

    Nicholas Fernandes • Comedy • Television (Half-hour) • 37 pages

    A band of gay teen detectives discover the body of their classmate in the woods and must solve his murder.

  • Morning Glory

    William R. Winston • Drama • Short • 16 pages

    A teenage boy journeys to his best friend's house party on the day a compromising picture of her leaks.

  • Thornbush

    Ivo de Jager • Historical • Television (One-hour) • 50 pages

    One death is a tragedy. A million is a statistic.

  • The Resurrected

    Kim Garland • Horror • Television (One-hour) • 57 pages

    When a dead body comes back to life and then escapes from a Manhattan funeral home, the determined Funeral Director must track down the body to clear herself of wrongdoing.

  • HEX

    Joey Capuana • Fantasy • Television (One-hour) • 58 pages

    While investigating his ex-lover’s disappearance amidst a string of murders targeting Savannah's gay community, a broken-hearted drag queen taps into the magic of his coven of queer witches only to uncover a powerful evil lurking closer than he ever imagined. 

  • Without Apology

    Jackie Hedeman, Molly Olguín • Drama • Feature • 114 pages

    In 1944, Judith Carpenter is 16 and has just been separated from her best friend and sent to live with a distant cousin in Hove, England. There, two things gradually dawn on her: 1) her distant cousin is married to Lord Alfred Douglas, of Wilde trial fame, and 2) all the poetry in the world might not be enough to understand the way she feels about the friend she left behind.

  • FUNNY ACCENT

    Barbara Shulgasser-Parker • Other • Feature • 99 pages

    A #MeToo dramedy exploring how after a series of repetitive and absurd relationships with older men, a young journalist is driven to expose the family friend who molested her in childhood.

  • Henrietta

    Harry Aspinwall • Horror • Feature • 89 pages

    Ohio, 1887. A multiracial family is devastated by a mysterious sickness, and 11 year old Rhett must fight through an otherworldly dreamscape to protect them.

  • The Pugilist

    Margeaux Francois • Drama • Feature • 117 pages

    When Dr. Drew Scott fear the possible death of his premature newborn son, he recounts the life of his great grandfather, a renowned boxer that was lynched in 1934, to realized you can't choose what you're given but can choose what you give.

  • New Deal Road

    Mark Rashid • Drama • Feature • 99 pages

    In 1935 a mentally challenged woman and her young son flee the Oklahoma dust bowl accompanied by an African American man who is running from demons of his own.

  • Lords of the Second Sphere

    Angela Jorgensen • Sci-fi • Television (One-hour) • 55 pages

    Two best friends and roommates find themselves on opposite sides of a massive,

  • "Black Boys Learn To Speak No Evil"

    Ali Askari • Drama • Short • 26 pages

    After more than two decades of suffering in silence a young black man living in the "Me Too Era" begins to confront his trauma stemming from his childhood sexual assault.

  • White Walls

    Ivo de Jager • Historical • Television (One-hour) • 79 pages

    A young gay man joins the Nazi Party and betrays his family, his friends, and his lovers to reclaim his honour.

  • All The Way Happy

    Melinda Hicks • Comedy • Feature • 108 pages

    A risk-averse single mom tries to protect her daughter from repeating her own teenage mistakes, but discovers that in life and love, playing it safe is the biggest mistake of all.

  • Sex & Death

    Thomas Thonson • Drama • Feature

    An unconventional mother’s last love affair changes her son’s life. Sex & Death is playful, funny, touching, tender, and ribald. It portrays a vibrant older woman that doesn't want to just disappear, and reveals a son’s hard won devotion and forgiveness. It’s also a film with stylistic touches that are creative and inventive. A story of beginnings and endings, but not necessarily in that order. Comedy/Drama

  • Better Left Unsaid

    Laurie Mona • Drama • Feature • 108 pages

    After a lifetime of hiding his gift of premonition, a devoted family man struggles with the futures he sees in store for his loved ones as he counts down to his own finale.

  • Variant

    Molly Vogel • Sci-fi • Television (One-hour) • 60 pages

    In a world where mutated humans can absorb illnesses through their skin, an overweight teenage mutant named Mac develops an eating disorder alongside the genetic ability to kill, while fighting to survive both high school and a terrorist plot.

  • Exposed

    martina chaconas • Drama • Television (One-hour) • 64 pages

    Sixteen years ago, Alona Marks was thrust into the 24-hour news cycle when she was linked to the overdose of a famous rock star. Rather than answer to the public for her part in his death, she dropped off the grid, choosing to live a quiet life in a small town. Now in her late 30’s, Alona believed she had put the past behind her, but when a split-second decision to save a child goes viral, she’s forced to explain to her husband and children who she really is. The young girl vilified and blamed for the overdose of Frisco James, lead singer of the Jaded Pearls. Now exposed, it becomes clear to everyone that her teenage daughter is their love child -- and her family, and the small town she lives in is thrust into a sensational media blitz.

  • A Turban & A Beard

    Jaskaran Singh • Drama • Feature • 127 pages

    A chronicle of a Sikh-American's life in the two decades since 9/11, from the loss of his innocent youth to a struggling adolescence, and a rediscovered acceptance in adulthood.

  • The Road out of Afghanistan

    artur benson • Drama • Feature • 115 pages

    In Afghanistan, a country where one can be stoned to death for his sexual orientation, a young man’s first date is shot by the policeman. Kicked out of his family home, imprisoned and tortured by the government, beaten and left to die in the mountains by his family, his spirit leads him out of prison, through the treacherous mountainous corridor to Pakistan and eventually the Canadian Embassy in Islamabad where he finds a gateway to freedom and happiness. 

  • Valid

    Sefi Atta • Drama • Feature • 103 pages

    Bound by tradition, a reserved Nigerian woman comes to America to reconnect with her estranged fiancé, who is in a green card marriage, only to discover that he and his African American wife are expecting a baby.

  • American Psyche

    Richard Nguyen, Vinita Mehta • Drama • Television (One-hour) • 69 pages

    A psychologist to Washington DC's political elite finds her worst nightmares come to life when her star patient, a Senator, turns manic in the midst of drug abuse and sexual scandal. Caught in between her duties as a wife, a mother, and a healer, she must decide what matters most to her, or risk losing everything.

  • Catching the Bus

    Rebecca Wackler, Eddie Levi Lee • Comedy • Short • 6 pages

    Aging in America is not for the weak.

  • PHARMA

    Dori Zavala • Historical • Feature • 102 pages

    Set in Washington D.C. in 1960, the true story of a well-respected female doctor who takes a job with the FDA and is thrust into a fight against her own politically-motivated agency and the billionaire pharmaceutical industry to keep a life-threatening drug off the US market. Her tenacious refusal to approve the drug saved thousands of lives and in the process changed the face of global drug regulation.

  • QUICKSAND

    Jennifer Bianchi • Comedy • Television (Half-hour) • 35 pages

    After feeling invisible because of the birth of his baby sister, Troy Sanders is given a unique job opportunity to interview for the position as the leader of hell, which provides the sense of belonging he so desperately craves. For phase one of the interview, Troy must use wrath to destroy family photo day. He enlists the help of two other outcasts from the first grade, Alrinthea Carter and Navin Vasan, and together, they attempt to ruin Troy’s annual family portrait.

  • Aces

    Derrick Vaughan • Historical • Feature • 109 pages

    During World War II, three teenage boys set out to prove a Nazi spy has infiltrated their quaint Maine seaside town, pitting them against their parents, suspicious townsfolk, and a dangerous enemy lurking in their midst.

  • Uncatchable

    Kofi Oliver • Drama • Feature • 113 pages

    George Wright, the most elusive fugitive in US history, once known for armed robbery and highjacking a plane, has completely turned his life around and spent his latter days as a humanitarian and Portuguese citizen. When the FBI comes knocking, George has 10 days to stop his extradition and justify his dark secrets to the people he loves the most.

  • Passing Ships

    Andrew Quailes • Drama • Feature • 120 pages

    An immigrant boy's search for identity takes an unexpected turn when he enters the mind and story of a young slave in the American South.

  • Blue Comedy

    Vincent Accettola • Drama • Feature • 129 pages

    A nationally celebrated stand-up comedian who just came out of the closet returns to the Boston comedy scene to teach an aspiring comic who he’s hastily developed feelings for.

  • From the Wilderness

    Christina Tucker • Adventure • Feature • 118 pages

    A young female escaped slave and a Native American man in search of his displaced family meet by chance, and navigate the American West together in search of safety and family.

  • CARDS TO DIE FORI

    Derrick Coy • Thriller • Feature • 109 pages

    A resourceful 11-year-old white boy, trapped hundreds of miles from home, must outwit a serial killer of children and escape with evidence that could, with the help of a black family, bring the man to justice.

  • Patient No More

    Mugs Cahill • Drama • Feature • 103 pages

    A spoiled, entitled paraplegic finds the way to her father’s acceptance with the help of an angry young Black Panther during the longest non-violent takeover of a government building in United States history.

  • The Harvest

    Doua Moua • Drama • Feature • 97 pages

  • Bark Club

    Kathleen Eccles • Drama • Feature • 119 pages

    Four passionate women parlay a love of books and dogs into dangerous activism in league with a phantom cell of animal liberationists led by a charismatic veterinarian.

  • The Homestudy

    Derek Nicoletto • Comedy • Feature • 103 pages

    An insecure gay father turns dad-warrior when his husband’s affair with the married Mayor of NYC threatens to derail the adoption of their son. In his fight, he finds his voice, surprising allies and a new definition of “home.”

  • Super Hot Girl

    Margaret Kaminski • Comedy • Television (Half-hour) • 32 pages

    When a self-centered party girl accidentally reveals her superpower to the world, she’s forced to join the city's team of crime-fighting superheroes. The only problem is... she's not exactly one of the good guys.

  • CARPE DIEM

    Peter Gazdag • Drama • Feature • 120 pages

    Two Arab-American teenagers quickly wind up in a downward spiral of bullying, being ostracized, and ultimately suspension and expulsion at an American high school when they not only fall in love, but stand up for each other against the majority of kids and adults, including their parents.

  • Year Without Summer

    Amanda Caitlyn Eberhardt • Drama • Television (One-hour) • 70 pages

    During the apocalyptic “Year Without Summer” of 1816, a young Black debutante struggles to ingratiate herself into London’s elite while her brother carries on an illicit affair with a Naval officer. When their separate worlds abruptly collide in a moment of indiscretion, they must learn to conceal their secret desires – or face the very dire consequences.

  • MEN IN THE WATER

    Kathleen Caslin • Drama • Feature • 116 pages

    Based on the internet conspiracy theory, seasoned Boston Police Detective, Merry McCall, must track down and stop the "Smiley Face" serial killers responsible for the deaths of young men found mysteriously drowned in local waters. While at the same time, she struggles to overcome her grief and raise her grandchildren after the drug overdose death of her army veteran son.

  • DESERT EYES

    MICHAEL KALLAL • Drama • Feature • 100 pages

    A Latina US Border Patrol agent goes rogue, battling a broken system and fighting to find herself.

  • Street Lights

    Terrence Thompson • Comedy • Television (One-hour) • 52 pages

    In 2010 on the Southside of Chicago, an unlikely bond forms between a mercurial clique of Black teens from two rival schools. A lot has changed in the past 9 years, that’s why “Streetlights” needs to bravely reflect on our not so distant past.

  • Dream

    Trevin Hartwell • Other • Television (Half-hour) • 35 pages

    A talented but socially awkward teenage boy dreams about the life he wants as a pop singer but must cope with the life he actually lives as the son of a strict and very religious single mother.

  • June In Autumn

    Wendy Okoi-Obuli • Drama • Feature • 115 pages

    After June dumps her boyfriend on her 40th birthday, she decides to take time out from relationships. However, life, work and friends, seem to have other ideas in store.

  • The Canary Code

    Suzanne Mattson • Sci-fi • Short • 22 pages

    Set in the future, a biotechnology pioneer must enlist the help of a woman she put in prison in order to fulfill her dying wish.

  • The Peragro Project

    Nabil Chowdhary • Sci-fi • Television (One-hour) • 54 pages

    A reporter is led down a conspiracy rabbit hole when she receives a mysterious classified document claiming that the government has created a time machine and has used it to alter the past - which is her present of 1984.

  • Wilcox Park

    Omar Willis • Drama • Feature • 112 pages

    After Will and his family move cross-country and fail to reunite with his estranged father, Will copes with homelessness by learning to play basketball from the community's cancer-striken, former hoops star.

  • Got Your Back

    Katy Dore • Horror • Feature • 96 pages

    When a college improv team reunites at a remote lake, the fun and games take a deadly turn. They struggle to determine whether there’s a killer in their midst, or if the threat is the lake itself as they fight for survival.

  • Jackrabbit

    David Schlow, David Schlow • Sci-fi • Television (One-hour) • 60 pages

    After his estranged Father returns and injects him with an experimental serum, a skilled engineer awakens to discover aliens are the puppeteers of his perfect world of tomorrow and have been masquerading among it’s people. The truth leads him to join the black ops crew of the Jackrabbit in their intergalactic struggle — where the secret of his enhanced blood will allow mankind to finally see their true enemies.

Semifinalists

  • Fabulosity

    Jesse Klein • Other • Television (Half-hour) • 36 pages

    It's the day of the big trial when small-town boy Kevin steps off the bus in LA to support his fabulous older cousin and, subsequently, his group of equally fabulous friends. The flashy new landscape sweeps him up into a world of excitement, acceptance and psycho ex-boyfriends hellbent on destroying them all.

  • Phallacy

    Tasha Cerny • Sci-fi • Television (One-hour) • 51 pages

    In a world where men have gone extinct, a Catholic sex ed teacher fired from her job will do anything to feel like she has purpose again - but a wild discovery threatens to take her life in new directions she never imagined.

  • Fempires

    michelle gilson • Comedy • Television (Half-hour) • 21 pages

    A MOCKUMETARY EXAMINING THE DYSTOPIAN GREAT BRITISH FEMPIRE AND IT'S PARLIAMENTARY LEADERS.

  • Red Flag

    Suzanne Slack-Smith • Drama • Television (One-hour) • 59 pages

    An Australian Federal Police officer and single mother of a wayward teen leads the investigation into the disappearance of two schoolgirls who are abducted and sold to ISIS while holidaying with family in Greece.

  • Show Me the Heat

    Richard Pacia • Family • Feature • 102 pages

    When the new kid in town accidentally discovers a formula that makes the baseball repel from the metal bat, he becomes the star of his little league team but but must grapple with the bully of the ball field who resents being upstaged and his grandmother who chides him that real champions don't need to cheat.

  • Gun, Fire

    Miriam Rahimi-Cholensky • Adventure • Feature • 86 pages

    A young Aborigine shaman is chosen to lead the mission to capture and kill the 'red-skinned devils' threatening to invade his country, but risks losing his soulmate to an elder of the tribe if he doesn't make it back in time

  • Men Who Love ME

    Monica Lucas • Drama • Television (One-hour) • 65 pages

    Strap into your leather-studded harnesses, slaves, because Angeline Vargas is trading rosary beads for anal beads as she explores the world of domination. Her parents and husband want her to submit to starting a family. But after stumbling into a kink party, she’ll try to maintain her posture as a good Catholic housewife while secretly pursuing a penchant for making men snivel at her feet as a dominatrix.

  • Those We Leave Behind

    Will Stewart • Drama • Feature • 108 pages

    A sexually confused Mississippi teen, still reeling from the suicide of his best friend, begins an affair with his high school English teacher while trying to discover and embrace his place in the world.

  • Conundrums Loop

    Sam C.y. Yu • Drama • Feature • 104 pages

    A new case not only brings this careful but caring lawyer someone who he has lost touch for ten years, but also a past dilemma of unfolding the truth.

  • M-OTHEЯLAИD

    Emily Ross • Sci-fi • Television (One-hour) • 48 pages

    A skeptical physicist and a former FBI-agent are enlisted to revive a Fringe Science Department at Homeland Security, where they investigate a series of crimes involving popular American conspiracy theories, Russian agents in our government, and a parallel universe leaking into our own. Think X-FILES meets THE AMERICANS - dark with a bit of dry humor.

  • That Sister Thang

    Lindiwe Mueller-Westernhagen • Comedy • Television (Half-hour) • 33 pages

    Two black, chalk 'n cheese South African sisters struggling to fit into weird Austin life must overcome the revelation that they have different mothers, one dead and one white, in order to save the thing they hold most dear - their sisterhood.

  • The M&M Boys

    Gino DeMarco • Drama • Feature • 103 pages

    Estranged brothers are reunited when one turns up dead and the other reluctantly helps the police untangle a web of intrigue and betrayal to solve his murder—until he realizes the demons of the past are alive and well, pointing the investigation in a dangerous direction.

  • The Bullring

    Luke Garza • Other • Feature • 106 pages

    Ostracized by his own people, a Mexican American businessman tries to redeem himself by investigating the murder of his estranged best friend, a farm labor union president. He uncovers a conspiracy between the union, a drug cartel and the very company where he works, and must risk his career and his own life to bring those responsible to justice.

  • Blood Sisters

    Jasmin Tenucci • Drama • Short • 15 pages

    Two identical black twins start their first day at an all-white high school. They are one indistinguishable entity, sticking together and shutting the world out as usual, until one of them gets an accidental scar on her forehead. This sparks in one sister a wish for individuality and opening up to the world while the other struggles desperately to hold on their old identity.

  • Untouchable

    Dhruv Kanungo • Thriller • Feature • 112 pages

    A disillusioned, low-caste detective in Delhi returns to the village of his birth to investigate the murder of his estranged sister; confronted by the landlord who had destroyed his family and forced him to flee the village, the detective finds himself embroiled in the caste-politics of the villagers, struggling to toe the line between revenge and justice.

  • XX

    Miriam Rahimi-Cholensky • Television (One-hour) • 62 pages

    A group of women from different walks of life join forces to take down a wealthy, corrupt, misogynist Tasmanian rancher.

  • Freedom Soldier

    Armelle Lajus • Drama • Feature • 97 pages

    An African American teenager enlists in the Army and is sent as part of the 369th Infantry Regiment, a unit that’s comprised solely of African American soldiers, to fight in World War I.

  • Prae For The Dead

    Ryan Porter • Horror • Feature • 86 pages

    A Psychic fortune teller has visions of a deadly explosion during her Circus’ annual Halloween Show. She must navigate the horrors of being African-American and LGBT in the Jim Crow South while trying to figure out how to stop the explosion or risk losing everyone she loves.

  • Michigan in Me

    Mark Rashid • Other • Feature • 90 pages

    After the death of his best friend and bandmate, a once famous singer seeks out his lost love and attempts to start over.

  • ARRANGED

    Felicia Ho • Comedy • Television (One-hour) • 56 pages

    The prodigal daughter of a third-generation Chinese-American family returns to her extravagantly wealthy but emotionally dysfunctional home to discover at 30 that she’s wasted her life by rebelling against it. Back home, she redirects her already morally-bankrupt compass to scheme her way into an arranged marriage.

  • The Girl in the Navy Blue Sweater

    LAURA CARRIONE • Drama • Feature • 120 pages

    In this coming of age story that highlights sexuality, parental/societal/religious pressure, and the fine line between dreams and reality, Haylee Padovano has learned to leave before she is left. But when she returns home to help her sick mother, a mysterious murder prompts her to stick around.

  • Blessed

    Nicholas Ellis • Drama • Television (One-hour) • 70 pages

    In a universe where God regularly visits the Earth -- only to bless a select 1% -- a devout, working class family seeks justice from a corrupt megachurch pastor when their expensive prayers aren't answered.

  • CAMDEN

    Valesca Van Rees • Drama • Feature • 115 pages

  • Unvali-Dated

    Joe Borg • Comedy • Feature • 100 pages

    Gay stand-up comedian Nigel is a little too desperate to find love. When he learns about a new elite- dating app for creatives with a high success rate, he finds himself going to embarrassing extremes to get a needed referral.

  • Girl Trouble (feature)

    Devi Snively • Drama • Feature • 94 pages

    When a mysterious Mexican girl comes to a rural, all white American high school and falls for a popular cheerleader, teen girls around her succumb to a mysterious and deadly disease, prompting angry villagers go on a literal witch hunt -- and unleash an unstoppable beast.

  • Stuffed

    Laurie Magers • Comedy • Television (Half-hour) • 30 pages

    Amid constant pressure to lose weight from her friends, family, and coworkers, Len, 30 and average sized, in an act of rebellion, dives head first into the crazy world of small town competitive eating after being scouted by a crotchety old woman with a legacy to pass down.

  • FREEFALL

    Denise Meyers • Drama • Feature • 117 pages

    A former stewardess and an air traffic controller team up to hijack an airplane in 1971 , yet despite months of careful planning soon find themselves fighting to keep one step ahead of the FBI agent hot on their trail.

  • She Touched Me

    Timothy fFolsome • Drama • Feature • 108 pages

    “She Touched Me” is a triangle of events and passion involving a Senator’s wife, a female Supreme Court nominee and sexual assault allegations involving an underage student.

  • Forbearance

    Sophia Castuera • Musical • Feature • 116 pages

    An ambitious musician in a dead end cafe job is haunted by a Debt Collector, who, in the form of an apparition, lives in the alley between her job and home - a place that treads the line between fantasy and reality. She must face the ghosts of her pasts and find the money to pay back the hospital bill debt to move forward with her life.

  • Mermaid Slayers

    Tiana Warner, Stephanie Warner • Fantasy • Television (One-hour) • 54 pages

    When indigenous female warriors are sent to battle the mermaids who have slain the men before them, one of the warriors falls in love with a mermaid she was sent to kill.

  • The Summer of a Thousand Weddings

    Aditya Joshi, Sidharth Gopinath • Drama • Feature • 100 pages

    Rohit is forced to come to terms with his culture and identity while spending the summer before law school being dragged to large Indian weddings by his parents.

  • Amok

    Leanne Mangan • Thriller • Feature • 118 pages

    An interconnected group of people are caught up in the events of one fateful night in Siem Reap, Cambodia; the tragic effects and choices of which will change their lives forever.

  • Malick

    Armelle Lajus • Drama • Short • 34 pages

    A young boy's journey through the streets of Dakar as he tries to find his way home after running away from his abusive teacher.

  • FOR PETE'S SAKE

    Katterina Powers • Other • Short • 5 pages

    A determined mother takes extreme measures to ensure her son’s success.

  • Tinder No Filter

    Mal Merpi • Comedy • Television (Half-hour) • 30 pages

    When a successful Tinder blogger puts the wrong date on blast, she finds herself banned from dating apps and fighting for her livelihood and love life.

  • Robert Smalls

    John Harris • Historical • Feature • 115 pages

    In 1862, Robert Smalls, an enslaved man, leads his family and crew on a daring escape for freedom by stealing a Confederate ship

  • Incarnations

    Albert M. Chan • Drama • Feature • 111 pages

    A grieving biologist discovers startling scientific evidence revealing the fate of his deceased four-year-old son, launching him on a spiritual quest where life meets death.

  • Sister Rosalee Jones

    Asya Perkins • Action • Feature • 97 pages

    Seeking spiritual reconciliation with the past that haunts her, Rosa Jones stows away in an Irish convent. When nuns start mysteriously dying, Rosa is called to act. Her inward journey takes an abrupt 180 when the L.A. private eye, on her trail for a decade, blows open the case of who, really, is Rosa Jones.

  • Nobody Gives a F**k

    Valeri Lilov • Adventure • Feature • 100 pages

    When a trash-talky female criminal kidnaps a young fuckup, they plan a series of bank robberies in spite of their conflict and the police on their trail.

  • Scuppernongs

    Lynne Ashe • Drama • Feature • 102 pages

    As vineyard fruit ripens for harvest, coming-of-age brother/sister twins ache to escape their small-minded town with its hushed whispers about their strange mother, but when they both fall for a handsome drifter helping with harvest, a haunting family secret is uncovered that changes their lives and their town forever.

  • Meet Me in a Dark Alley

    Jessy Lauren Smith • Action • Feature • 109 pages

    When a female vigilante's next victim turns out to be another killer, she puts her only friend—and her friend's visiting brother—in danger.

  • The Accessory

    Joe Borg • Comedy • Television (Half-hour) • 34 pages

    A gay man going through an identity crisis finds himself the centre of attention when he moves to a new town, but it’s when he makes a mysterious new friend that his life takes an unexpected turn with murderous consequences.

  • Once Upon Ever After

    Wendy Okoi-Obuli • Drama • Television (One-hour) • 53 pages

    Minna and Dave still live in Dave's batchelor apartment after nearly two years of marriage. Having found a house that she has set her heart on, Minna takes Dave with her the second time, hoping that he'll love it too. Dave doesn't so much dislike the house as have a strange and unsettling feeling that he might have been there before.

  • Polaroid

    Erica Mountain • Action • Feature • 110 pages

    Caught in a life or death situation with a mysterious group of Art Collectors, Benjamin must navigate through his past polaroid photographs in order to save his son and his future from certain death.

  • Little Black Doll

    Danielle Holman • Drama • Feature • 102 pages

    In her last year of undergrad, Raqi—a cold hearted young woman—meets her match when she is forced to be a big sister to a sassy 10-year old girl with self esteem issues.

  • Rubber Room

    Jason Nieves • Comedy • Television (Half-hour) • 38 pages

    Based on real stories, a diverse group of NYC teachers accused of wrong doings, including Ben who is innocent, are exiled to a union reassignment room (nicknamed the “rubber room”) where they spend their days waiting to see if they’ll return to their classrooms or be fired.

  • The White Mouse: Witch

    Heather Farlinger • Historical • Television (One-hour) • 59 pages

    Number one on the Gestapo’s Most Wanted List, a frivolous prewar socialite turns deadly assassin and secret agent in World War II, and shortens the war by six months. (Wonder Woman meets Casablanca, with touches of Inglourious Basterds)

  • SUNDOWN

    Maggie Colligan, Jessica Cloud, Patrick Gough • Horror • Feature • 91 pages

    A group of friends head to a drive-in theatre in the middle of nowhere to celebrate Halloween. Unbeknownst to them, the horror that struck the theatre back in 1957 is poised to strike again.

  • Chenille

    Amy Pankenier • Comedy • Feature • 96 pages

    After getting stranded on a rural highway during a disastrous family road trip, a conservative Mom and her two teenage kids are rescued by two street-wise drag queens who teach them the true meaning of family.

  • Ghettocyrano

    Marcia McNair • Drama • Feature • 125 pages

    Too many women and too little money lead to deadly consequences for a young rapper and his ghostwriter friend.

  • TEN DAZE IN LA

    David Aguilar • Drama • Feature • 97 pages

    Set during the 1992 LA Riots, a Latino high school basketball player fights to win the heart of a young African American artist amidst civil unrest and social forces working against them.

  • The Reckoning

    Jocelyn Osier • Drama • Feature • 106 pages

    A woman who escaped a horrific marriage thirty years before is convinced that her pregnant neighbor is a victim of domestic abuse and will risk everything to save her neighbor’s life.

  • Redcoats on the Hudson

    Carole Ryavec • Historical • Feature • 107 pages

    A Colonial woman fights for her independence after she is widowed and later violated by a Tory fighter.

  • Gbenga

    Adesola Thomas • Comedy • Feature • 113 pages

    A Nigerian-American teenage girl dreams of becoming a comedy writer despite her widowed immigrant mother's dream that she become a pharmacist. She traverses her last few weeks of high school with the companionship of her half-Muslim/half-Christian family and tries to convince her mother to attend her neo-futurist play before she graduates high school.

  • The Choice Image

    Richard Winzeler, Scott Hadley Morgan • Drama • Feature • 115 pages

    "The Choice Image" is a coming-of-age story about Josh, a Midwest high school football star, who learns the importance of truth, integrity, and following his heart as he explores his first love experience in this "coming-out" story, set in 1993, when societal pressures against Gay sexual identification were oppressive, and it took incredible inner strength to announce it, while hanging in the balance was his football scholarship and future.

  • Self-Help Me!

    Carolyn Tetaz, Charlie Turner • Comedy • Television (Half-hour) • 33 pages

    The adventures of Alison Davies, a crazy Australian, and her best friend Danielle Fairchild, a socialite from Bel Air, who join forces to game the system and build a wildly successful self-help empire.

  • White Lie Wedding

    Whitney Powell • Comedy • Feature • 119 pages

    When a pessimistic divorced woman learns that her ex is remarrying, she suddenly spits out that she is getting married again too...in only six weeks time. She plans the wedding of her dreams and looks for the perfect groom to say 'I do', but in the process realizes she needs to make peace within herself in order for her to be truly happy. … See moreSee less

  • Corportate: The Musical

    Kerry Ann Reid • Musical • Feature • 113 pages

    Super-driven Phoebe Huff gets her dream job in corporate America at her dream company, Universal Electric. But she finds the way up the corporate ladder is blocked by golden boy and childhood nemesis, Charles Charles. Will her killer instinct push her to the top or over the edge?

  • Luna

    Dana Verde • Other • Feature • 110 pages

    A young woman attempts to break a 200,000-year-old curse that runs in her family.

  • The Apostle

    John Martins III • Drama • Feature • 96 pages

    Twenty years after Christ's crucifixion , "Doubting" Thomas Didymus journeys to India to befriend Untouchables.

  • THE COST OF LIBERTY

    Stacy McDonald • Drama • Television (One-hour) • 68 pages

    THE COST OF LIBERTY follows two African-American attorneys — a husband-and-wife team of contrasts — as they fight for civil rights in 1970, de facto-segregated Houston. As they struggle to grow their practice and their complicated marriage, they’ll discover that the work often comes at a cost.

  • Life Forces

    Marcia Buhler • Drama • Feature • 109 pages

    A reluctant stepmother struggles to connect with her husband’s traumatized son after a series of tragedies turn their lives upside down and force her to re-evaluate her priorities.

  • Cold and burning

    Daniela Rodrigues-Henry • Thriller • Feature • 119 pages

    A foreign woman, married into privilege, but often objectified by her peers, finds herself in the middle of dangerous political intrigue, and must clear her name. In the meantime, her sister-in-law, a lonely doctor with a dark secret in her past, rallies to find answers and protect her loved ones.

  • Loop

    Steve Miranda • Sci-fi • Television (One-hour) • 55 pages

    After a scientist finds himself trapped in a time loop, he discovers he is not alone and is being targeted by others like him.

  • Santa Claus Incorporated

    Arun Narayanan • Comedy • Television (Half-hour) • 31 pages

    Idealistic office assistant elf Lucy Goodshoe clashes with a jaded, misanthropic Santa Claus in this twisted animated workplace comedy set in the North Pole.

  • Homegrown

    Ahmed Glover • Drama • Television (One-hour) • 55 pages

    After his son is gunned down by the police, an FBI agent takes justice into his own hands, unknowingly inspiring a domestic terrorist organization that targets local law enforcement. Plagued by guilt, he sets out to stop the monster he helped create.

  • Fabulosity

    Jesse Klein • Other • Feature • 117 pages

    Handsome and impulsive go-go boy Adam finds a sugar daddy in young, adorkable doctor Ricardo who whisks Adam away from his superficial LA world and into his isolated, rundown family home. Adam quickly realizes his new reality is not the 'Real Housewives' lifestyle he was hoping for when he starts to see ghosts.

  • Monique Kelly Investigates

    Christopher Aronsten • Comedy • Television (Half-hour) • 36 pages

    A washed-up, 65 year old drag queen loses her job and must become a private investigator in order to make ends meet.

  • Jackpot

    Christina Ye Rim Jun • Comedy • Television (Half-hour) • 41 pages

    When an overachieving MBA student, Carrie Park loses her scholarship for cheating, she teams up with other MBA misfits to earn her tuition money by infiltrating the shady wild west that is the newly legalized weed industry.

  • Space Homey

    William Maxwell • Family • Feature • 110 pages

    A precocious 11-year-old boy with dreams of becoming an astronaut runs away from his workaholic father's home to see a NASA/SpaceX launch - making their relationship enter a state that will change them both forever.

  • Outlaws

    J Stifle • Drama • Feature • 98 pages

    Today a woman can run for president. But for all her mothers, older sisters, aunts, and cousins in mid 20th century America – when a woman was not allowed to run her life, let alone run for office – coming of age was a different story. Two women separated by time, place and years forge a bond in their struggle to create lives of their own choosing.

  • Every Inch a King

    Kristina Poe • Action • Television (One-hour) • 50 pages

    An ancient revolutionary has forty days to find her best friend (and actual true Messiah), return her to their proper timeline, and fulfill their destinies before Evil takes hold of the world forever.

  • Sinclair

    Teresa Duran • Drama • Short • 23 pages

    Sinclair, an English teacher, reserved and hypersensitive, it’s hired by a confident young woman, to give private lessons to her mum, who is having a hard time. One evening, after their lesson, he is invited to have dinner with them both and the young woman’s deaf boyfriend. Sinclair will feel captivated by him almost instantly, and vice versa.

  • The Muckrakers

    Luis DE LEON • Drama • Television (One-hour) • 63 pages

    In the radical, lawless years of the progressive era, Ida Tarbell moves to New York City to join the firebrand journalists of the famous McClure's magazine, becoming the nation's first investigative journalist in her quest to take down the biggest corrupter in America, the robber baron John D. Rockefeller. Based on a true story.

  • Black White Blue

    Murry Peeters • Drama • Feature • 120 pages

    An idealist rookie cop finds herself struggling to assimilate within the force’s culture as she wrestles with her competing identity as a black woman. When the force’s influence drives her to shoot an unarmed black teen, the whole department must deal with the consequences.

  • Matriarchs

    Tiffany Black • Drama • Television (One-hour) • 62 pages

    Set at the turn of the 21th century, MATRIARCHS is a one hour, ensemble drama, about the struggles of the women of the Hilton family, led by 15 year old Chase, who is trying to break out of her family’s cycles of teenage pregnancy, poverty, and failed relationships with men.

  • The Waltz

    Patrick Morgan • Drama • Feature • 78 pages

    Career-driven Claire has transitioned and finds an unlikely partner who can her realize her lifelong dream of learning to waltz, but both find themselves unsure of the others’ feelings.

  • NOVA: First Flight

    Rachel Fischer • Sci-fi • Television (One-hour) • 64 pages

    On the brink of a war between Earth and semi-independent colonies across the solar system, an Earth pilot's loyalties are tested when she discovers a terrorist organization from her family's colony is planning to destroy Earth.

  • Goodbye, Iraq

    Vanar Jaddou • Drama • Feature • 109 pages

    After a botched attempt on President Saddam Hussein's life, a paranoid ex-soldier and his fiery daughter must brave a nightmarish trek from Iraq to the U.S. while they're hunted by Saddam's demonic executioner.

  • STEVE

    JAY FURBY • Drama • Television (One-hour) • 61 pages

    Thanks to an apocalyptic nuclear war, destroying the Earth below and his orbiting Space station, Steve, an over the hill eccentric astronaut, becomes the last human being left alive in the Cosmos. Cast adrift in endless space, what will Steve discover and who will he meet to teach him (and us) what it truly means to be human - and how will the human race survive if he (a man) is indeed the last human being alive?

  • Sins of Our Fathers

    J Stifle • Drama • Television (One-hour) • 60 pages

    NYC circa 1980. This family drama explores he clash of culture and religion, freedom and repression, self-indulgence and the growing fear that marked the last gasp of the sexual revolution and the dawning of the era of AIDS – taking us from the heart of darkness to a state of grace.

  • Heaven

    Oleguer Homs • Drama • Feature • 91 pages

  • The Forgotten Skeleton

    Dilpreet Kaur Walia • Animated • Short • 24 pages

    It’s been one year since Skeleton 4 entered the Snack Cupboard, however, today is Halloween which means more sweets! Panic the cereal bar, the new-healthier alternative to Halloween sweets, has arrived with his friends, Lolly AKA Lolita for short and Kid Kandy who snaps-and-raps like the TV adverts. Halloween isn’t what it was, at least not the way Skeleton 4 remembers it…

  • Danika Brewster

    Heather Spiegel • Drama • Television (One-hour) • 67 pages

    When identity thief Danika Brewster discovers that her own identity has been stolen -- and her alter ego has become a high profile missing person -- she uses her underworld skills to infiltrate a swanky Boston law firm, looking to track down her missing counterpart and get back the money her imposter has cost her; but she will soon find herself at the center of a bigger mystery than she suspected, with a connection to the missing woman she never predicted.

  • Vizion

    Angelica Weaver • Sci-fi • Feature • 96 pages

    In a world where everyone’s vision is controlled, chaos ensues when Bailey, a hired surrogate, begins to see.

  • Breaker Cats

    Reynard Alli, Patrick Foy • Comedy • Television (Half-hour) • 32 pages

    In a town that lives and breathes their women's soccer team, the new goalie realizes she may not be the hotshot hero she thought she was.

  • Lady Mozart

    Michelle Sarkany • Comedy • Television (Half-hour) • 35 pages

    Maria Anna Mozart, the original Mozart prodigy, is forced to give up her life as a touring musician to fulfill her womanly purpose- having lotsa babies! But when brother Wolfgang finds himself in trouble and begs her to play a concert in his place disguised as him, Maria Anna refuses to stop. Even if it means stealing her brother's identity!

  • Flying Lessons

    Sarah Waldron • Drama • Feature • 103 pages

    Beatrice, a severely autistic child, doesn’t realize that her mother has died. Her estranged sister Talia, who has no interest in children, is faced with whether or not to accept parental custody.

  • Orphan Brotherhood

    Celina Dobson • Fantasy • Television (One-hour) • 58 pages

    Kanon, Arsa, and Glaive, three orphan mercenary cadets fight to preserve their makeshift family unit when Kanon’s inherent demonic powers manifest.

  • Prosperous

    Jorge Zuniga • Thriller • Feature • 119 pages

    An anti-money laundering start-up company built to clean up the streets is infiltrated by the very criminals it’s meant to catch.

  • Another Day

    Norman Hill • Drama • Feature • 133 pages

    A comedy/drama based on real-life events about two male friends from childhood, who re-connect mid-life in a small town in the South, and begin an intense romance that leads along a surreal path where past traumas are revealed, and parallels the story of Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens.

  • DEROBEES

    MYRA TAYLOR • Drama • Television (One-hour) • 55 pages

    The Turners had long suspected the Pontelliers had stolen an idea from one of their ancestors – an idea that launched a multi-million dollar company. When a mysterious benefactor provides definitive proof, Silas Turner must decide whether or not to resume the long-standing family feud between the two families and finally bring ruin to the Pontelliers

  • The Cowbird

    Cassie and Keith Hayasaka • Drama • Feature • 108 pages

    Marion Duke always struggled to overcome poor life decisions - some inherited, some self-inflicted. When the disparate characters and strands of Duke’s life converge at his funeral, deeply buried secrets emerge, threatening to destroy his carefully cultivated image of a devoted family man and war hero.

  • VEILS OF JUSTICE

    Tita Anntares • Drama • Feature • 85 pages

    Can Deena, a Jewish defense lawyer, get a fair trial for her Muslim client accused of raping and robbing an American businessman in New York City?

  • Disfluency

    Anna Baumgarten • Drama • Feature • 101 pages

    Jane, a Communication Sciences & Disorders (CSD) student, struggles to recognize the real reason she failed her final college class.

  • BOOK OF MORGAN

    Darla Phillips • Comedy • Television (Half-hour) • 32 pages

    A devout Mormon family from small town Utah relocate to Santa Monica and find they don't fit in, not even with their local church members, and each hilariously try to adapt.

  • The Queen Of Caspary

    Laura O. Solow • Drama • Television (One-hour) • 66 pages

    A neo-noir that follows femme fatale Lee Caspary as she sets out to stop the egomaniacal drug lord who threatens to destroy the New England Island she loves and calls home.

  • T&T POWER

    Arthur Glenn • Comedy • Feature • 102 pages

    A by-the-book female detective and an out of shape meter maid team up to track down a kidnapped child held for ransom.

  • DEATH CULT

    Peter Gazdag • Horror • Feature • 95 pages

    A couple’s first Thanksgiving in a gated community reveals a secret about their new neighborhood that surpasses their worst fears and expectations.

  • Seen, Unseen

    Anita Palathingal • Drama • Feature • 92 pages

    An undocumented worker in a famous New York City restaurant agrees to secretly record his boss’s illegal activity, in exchange for money to pay off a loan shark who’s threatening his family back home. But as his plan unfolds, it jeopardizes his coworkers and friends, pitting his moral self against the need to protect his family.

  • CHERRY HILL BLUES

    Shay Ball • Drama • Feature • 90 pages

    Childhood friends in the middle of nowhere struggle to settle into adulthood the summer after high school graduation.

  • Bill

    Lucas Miller • Comedy • Feature • 108 pages

    Bill Marvin searches for work and happiness after his fiancé breaks off their engagement and finds himself forced to confront the truth about his sexuality.

  • Mommin' Ain't Easy

    Imani Lukunku • Action • Feature • 114 pages

    Janice is a diligent mother and wife with a dirty secret: she's having an affair with 23-year-old drug dealer, Brady. When Janice ends her affair, she witnesses Brady kill a vengeful drug supplier, and is kidnapped into driving him to Mexico. Along the way, Janice wrestles with her feeling for Brady and the unhappiness of her marriage, all while making the transition from mother to outlaw.

  • Pachuke

    Kendra Arimoto • Historical • Short • 9 pages

    To win the girl, a quiet teen relies upon her zoot suiter alter-ego at a dance for Japanese Americans during WWII.

  • Traveling Light

    Melanie Williams • Fantasy • Feature • 100 pages

    A curse sends Erica Jennings Johnson back in time, where she must discover her own identity as the ruler of a dynasty, a matriarch of a powerful family, and the mother of our only hope for the future against an ancient evil.

  • Captain C!

    John Paul Su • Family • Feature • 104 pages

    When an eleven-year-old queer comic book fanboy gets accused of stabbing his classmate, he struggles to prove his innocence, and fulfill his dream of becoming his family’s ultimate superhero.

  • Strange Magic

    Wendy Urrico • Comedy • Feature • 105 pages

    A meddling mother’s attempt to fix her daughter’s love life puts their relationship in jeopardy when she casts a spell to make her fall in love.

  • Game Life

    Odin Ozdil • Drama • Television • 32 pages

    An eccentric video game designer must keep his extreme sense of play in check as he navigates the rapidly changing world of the video game industry. In the pilot, he must assemble his new team.

  • Modernists of Matchbook Art

    Calvin Beckett • Comedy • Feature • 109 pages

    A black art curator is tortured by the owner of a rival art house, while he anonymously falls in love with a female colleague who demands he reclaim the soul he lost through cultural assimilation.

  • The Birdhouse Maker

    Dale Janda • Drama • Feature • 118 pages

    In the wake of his identical twin brother's suicide, an accomplished concert pianist returns to his hometown seeking answers, but must instead grapple with the dark family secrets he unearths.

  • EMERGENCY CONTACTS

    Nicole Shante White • Drama • Television (One-hour) • 53 pages

    The bond between three queer millennials of color is persistently tested as they navigate the hurdles of their mental health issues in Brooklyn.

  • The Kidnap

    LaTorie Martin, Shane Mcclendon • Comedy • Feature • 116 pages

    A childlike couple thought to be infertile decide to take matters into their own hands by adopting kids they accidentally kidnap.

  • Love's Story

    Estefania Pineres • Drama • Feature • 114 pages

    In 1990’s Colombia, a resilient mother experiences the everyday struggles of single parenthood, while confronting the difficulties of living in a violent and corrupted society that gets in the way of the honest and simple living she tries to make for her and her daughter, Love.

  • The Myrtles

    Diana Zollicoffer • Fantasy • Feature • 95 pages

    Loosely based on a "ghostly true story" about The Myrtles Plantation. The lives of two “mothers” intersect when a recent widow escaping her life in New York purchases a Louisiana plantation and decides to turn it into a bed and breakfast. (Fantasy/Romance/Horror)

  • Mizrahi's Party Palace

    Lindsey Dier • Comedy • Television (Half-hour) • 31 pages

    An overachieving law student reluctantly returns to Long Island to help run her Turkish American family's struggling banquet hall business.

  • Uprising

    Derrick Vaughan • Historical • Feature • 120 pages

    Orphaned as a boy, a Roman legionary finds a home in a legion only to be betrayed by underhanded Roman politics, survive his assassination attempt, and set off on a quest for vengeance amid the enemy tribes of Germania.

  • SAVED

    Julian Renner • Action • Feature • 96 pages

    Pastor Samuel and his wife Monica must escape the assailants who are after them for money laundering, but Monica has a life of her own she’d rather live, much to Samuel’s devastation.

  • Veldt

    Madison Flannery • Sci-fi • Feature • 107 pages

    When a guilt-ridden soldier is tasked with leading a team in shutting down a derelict space station, they all get more than they bargained for--and realize that what they see isn't as deadly as what they believe.

  • On Tour

    Jocelyn Manns, Ryan Manns • Comedy • Television (Half-hour) • 32 pages

    An up-and-coming band has a chance at their first big break, but the industry demands push them outside of their comfort zone.

  • The Late Night Creep

    jamal dedeaux • Comedy • Feature • 97 pages

    An unhappily married man sneaks out of the house to go on a date with his college crush and ends up having the night from hell.

  • Savage

    David Schlow • Sci-fi • Television (One-hour) • 62 pages

    An exiled super-solider, suffering from degenerative brain damage, must train his estranged children to use their newfound abilities and resist becoming tools of the dystopian government that created him.

  • Mischa

    Darko Antic • Fantasy • Feature • 105 pages

    Confused, broken-hearted, and alone, a girl travels across the Channel to find the answers to her life she desperately needs. But her search takes an interesting turn when she meets a mysterious girl.

  • NESS

    Elizabeth Pfeiffer • Fantasy • Feature • 103 pages

    A young boy with a fear of water becomes a playful, mythical sea creature’s last hope when a team of over-zealous scientists set out to capture it.

  • Need To Time Travel?

    Michael Kuya (Mutuc) • Sci-fi • Feature • 88 pages

    Desperate to start over, a man travels back in time in hopes that he can make changes for his future self.

  • WALK INTO MY PARLOUR

    MYRA TAYLOR • Thriller • Feature • 98 pages

    A smitten secretary plans to kill her boss’s vile wife at dinner. In a night filled with disturbing discoveries, she realizes her intended victim may be a cunning psychopath with an agenda of her own, leaving the would-be-killer to question who is actually the “spider” and who is the “fly”?

  • Over It

    Joy Goodwin • Action • Feature • 109 pages

    Sick of the superhero workplace bullshit, two female superheroes-- a working mom and her Millennial trainee-- go rogue to stop a villain, changing their squad forever.

  • Mosaic Blues

    Danielle Tillman • Drama • Television (One-hour) • 54 pages

    Five sisters raised apart by five different fathers attempt to forge a family bond with only their mother’s shared DNA—both good and evil—to unite them as they also try to overcome a legacy of secrets that could destroy them all.  

  • Holding On To You

    Anich D'Jae • Western • Feature • 127 pages

    A falsely accused black convict, just released on parole, fights desperately to clear his name in a small ranch town in Texas. But one night when he comes to a drunk rape victim’s rescue, he finds himself right back in the hot seat.

  • The Consumed

    Dania Bennett • Western • Television (One-hour) • 52 pages

    It's 1849. San Francisco is seeing an influx of miners for the Gold Rush as well as an influx of something more sinister that is eating the town alive. Deadwood meets The Walking Dead.

  • Wonderful World

    Melissa Kong • Drama • Feature • 103 pages

    Katharine is a music-obsessed, first-generation Chinese-American, and all that awaits her after high school is a job at a hair pin factory. When a performance slot opens up at a local nightclub, Katharine and her friends jump at the chance to do something bigger than their immigrant parents could have imagined.

  • Adulting

    Suhashini Krishnan • Drama • Feature • 92 pages

    A group of friends reunite in their hometown for a weekend that reveals all the ways in which they still haven't grown up.

  • Disenfranchised

    Edith Cheng • Comedy • Feature • 105 pages

    Four best friends participate in a yearly tradition of scamming cake samples from local bakeries, but their individual struggles in life start to interfere with their scheme as the day of draws near.

  • Harold's Harbor

    Kyle de Villafane • Drama • Feature • 120 pages

    Harold O'Hanlon, an older closeted gay Chef, must navigate coming-out late in life and it's effects on his long established hometown roots when he falls in love with a playwright visiting from out of town.

  • Cost of Austin

    Jocelyn Manns, Ryan Manns • Comedy • Television (Half-hour) • 34 pages

    Two musicians struggle to get by in a changing city, while also hiding their breakup from their fans.

  • Changing Views

    Kari Mote • Drama • Television (One-hour) • 60 pages

    A single, nineteen-year-old Hispanic woman and her best friend raise an unruly child in conservative Idaho in 1995. She deals with poverty, racism and sexual assault while she tries to break a cycle of abuse with her six-year-old daughter.

  • VAULT

    Roni Brown • Thriller • Feature • 90 pages

    A scientist finds himself trapped in a bank vault with a dying criminal looking for a cure the scientist possesses.

  • My Father's Dream

    Iyanna Terrell • Drama • Feature • 118 pages

    After the sudden death of his father, a delinquent teen is uprooted from his home town and moved into his estranged aunt's home to focus on his goal of being the youngest sprinter to compete and win it all at the summer Olympics.

  • Skin

    David Chang • Sci-fi • Feature • 113 pages

    Under the guidance of an undercover operative, an android with black skin forms a social identity while searching for a ruthless extremist at a historically black university.

  • Black and Blue

    LaKesa Cox • Drama • Feature • 90 pages

    After finding the love she’s been dreaming of, a middle school teacher’s life is torn apart when her police officer fiancé shoots and kills her son in a case of mistaken identity.

  • Cultured

    Eddie Leavy • Comedy • Television (Half-hour) • 35 pages

    A coming of age comedy about a straight laced African American teenager, who was raised in a predominantly white community, and decides to attend Howard University, to embrace his black identity.

  • Those Who Hear It

    Charles Hopkins • Sci-fi • Feature • 106 pages

    A teenage boy, his God-fearing father, and a NASA flight surgeon are embroiled in the investigation into how an astronaut returned to Earth 33 years after he disappeared in Space.

  • Dragonfly (working title)

    Julia Morizawa • Historical • Short • 13 pages

    A young girl learns of her mother’s survival of the Tokyo Firebombing on March 9-10, 1945 through the eyes of her brother’s spirit.

  • In Eden

    Holly Beck • Drama • Television (One-hour) • 58 pages

    Recovering sex addict Eden Watson flees to New Mexico attempting to rebuild her life after imploding her marriage and career in L.A. after running into a lover from her past. She yearns for allusive self-love, respect, and normalcy, while struggling with her poor choices, myriad temptations, and sex toys with a life all their own.

  • Ahura

    Atefeh Nouri • Drama • Feature • 112 pages

    A young Middle-Eastern woman stuck in a closed refugee camp, rediscovers purpose in the midst of chaos.

  • Yule Logs & Snow Balls

    Don Ammon • Comedy • Feature • 95 pages

    A high school swimmer, whose family owns a tree and reindeer farm, fears he will ruin everyone’s Christmas if his secret crush on a teammate is discovered.

  • A Note from an Old Acquaintance

    Bill Walker • Drama • Feature • 126 pages

    A best-selling author on the brink of despair revisits the city of his youth to find the lost love he left behind.

  • Master of Ceremonies

    Lane Lyle • Comedy • Television (Half-hour) • 36 pages

  • Growing Up Crazy

    Jane Peters • Drama • Feature • 117 pages

    In a world on the brink of nuclear war, a girl's father callously commits her mother - who is suffering from undiagnosed postpartum depression - to an insane asylum. How can a mere girl rescue her mother from the hospital's barbaric medical staff and uncover the truths about her dysfunctional family, yet hold on to her own sanity? (This story is set during the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962.)

  • Stretched: A Year Inside

    jamal dedeaux • Comedy • Television (Half-hour) • 37 pages

    STRETCHED: A YEAR INSIDE, is a half hour mockumentary comedy series, that takes a satirical look at PRISON from the points of view of the inmates and staff at a privately owned prison, for men, in rural Georgia.

  • Student Body

    Helen Yenser • Drama • Television (One-hour) • 59 pages

    The elite security and golden gates at Deerfield High are supposed to shield its famous students from the outside abuse of Hollywood. But a new teacher, Michelle, discovers the real danger lies within the school once she learns her student, Dakota, is sleeping with a faculty member. She just doesn't know which one. Now Michelle has to gain Dakota’s trust -- something the starlet has never given anyone. Like the Big Little Lies series, Student Body is a mystery that is less about identifying the criminal, and more about exposing the community that supported him.

  • Sanctified

    Bryan Days • Comedy • Television (Half-hour) • 33 pages

    Groomed to lead the family ministry, a young man conflicted with sexuality and faith comes out to save his romantic relationship, risking his family.

  • Warrior Girl

    Laurie Whitaker • Drama • Feature • 120 pages

    After a horrific car accident kills her father and shatters her leg, Amy, 15, an Olympic bound gymnast, is sent to live on an Indian Reservation with an equally wounded stranger, her Native American grandfather, who, as it turns out, is a healer...

  • The Delivery

    Gil Seltzer • Drama • Feature • 118 pages

    A Jordanian history professor turned radicalized terrorist is tasked with delivering a car bomb from Dallas to New York City. His cover - an unwitting 12-year old boy who joins him for the tenuous drive through the American heartland.

  • Another Gay Laramie Romance

    Richard Morell • Feature • 96 pages

    A gay mechanic's sobriety is threatened when his Ivy League-bound daughter hires a drunk homophobic math professor to tutor her in the Calculus.

  • Praise to the Man

    DREW TOOP • Historical • Feature • 119 pages

    Joseph Smith Jr. endeavors to grow his newly formed religion, in spite of political opposition and physical persecution - and to keep his marriage alive while he indulges in his love for other women.

  • The Slave and the Prophet

    Jawaad Mohiuddin • Historical • Feature • 118 pages

    A black slave must flee for his life from the "Mecca" of Arabia's idol and slave trade for joining the dawning religion of Islam. After finding refuge in a pastoral town, he becomes a top disciple and must defend both new and old brethren left behind.

  • Circle of Illumination

    Trisha DiFazio • Drama • Feature • 121 pages

    After the loss of his best friend, a shy introvert is tasked with spreading her ashes on a journey that is as challenging as it is illuminating.

  • Caledonia

    Daniel Snoddy • Drama • Television (One-hour) • 60 pages

    A Young Woman wounded while serving in Afghanistan relocates to a small Colorado town where Casino Interests and Recreational Marijuana cause headaches for the new Chief of Police.

  • Small Kine - 1X01

    Samuel Nuñez • Drama • Television (Half-hour) • 42 pages

    In small town Hawai'i, at a low middle class high school — a group of local teenagers struggle with cultural and social identity in the midst of their senior year. It's "Freaks and Geeks" meets "Skins" for local teenagers in Hawai'i.

  • STR8 TO THE ALTAR

    Devin Lotfi • Comedy • Feature • 93 pages

    After learning that his former best friend and lifelong crush, is engaged to a woman, a young gay man initiates a desperate plot for one last chance before anyone walks down the aisle.

  • THE WONDER PILL

    JACQUELINE RODRIGUEZ • Comedy • Feature • 103 pages

    Three desperate menopausal women break into the world's largest research lab to steal Fountain of Youth pills, but they must fight off the self-experimenting psychotic scientist who developed it.

  • Racket

    Adam Sleper • Drama • Television (One-hour) • 60 pages

  • Mad City

    Amelia Swedeen • Drama • Television (One-hour) • 60 pages

    Victoria Witt is a lobbyist who left her hometown years ago. Casey Witt is an artist with intellectual disabilities, and her life is honestly going better than her sister's. Their dad is unstable, their friends are a motley crew, and their mother... just died. When Victoria returns home she's resolved to leave again as soon as the funeral is over, but Casey is determined to bring what's left of their strange little family back together.

  • Petty Crime

    Helen Yenser • Drama • Television (One-hour) • 59 pages

    It’s 2001. Paris Hilton wears a shirt that says, “Stop Being Desperate." Crystal Moore obeys. A frustrated artist and single mom, Crystal is tired of not being able to provide for her daughter, Daisy. One night, however, Daisy accidentally gives Crystal an idea: what if she used her artistic ability to design and sell counterfeit coupons? Inspired by a real counterfeit couponing ring in Arizona, where three women were found with $40 million worth of fake coupons, $240,000 in vehicles, 22 guns, and a 40 foot speedboat. Imagine Breaking Bad, but with a Britney Spears soundtrack.