Top CRIME/DRAMA Screenplays for April 2019


HEARTLESS, by Taofeek Adekunle

THE WELL INTENDED, by Marc I. Daniels

THE GLADE, by Dallas Gibson

Trouble with Friends, by Karen Matthews

Top DRAMA Screenplays for April 2019

In the times of my general, by Sandra Becerril

HINDER, by Riley Longworth

DYLAN, by D.L. Gardner

THE STAGE, by Dinesh Pandiyan

ENTANGLEMENT, by Jonathan Fear

SHE TOUCHED ME, by Timothy Wayne Folsome

DADDY, by Karlton L. Ruffin

NURSE INLAND, by Rhianna Commens

DOLL, by Nasrin Golreyhan

LOLA, by Ana Lydia Monaco

Decompensation, by Jasna Safić

Top FAMILY/DRAMA Screenplays for April 2019

STAGE DAD, by Joël Henning Doty


MY WEEK WITH MAISY, by Mark Oxtoby

3 DAY TO GO, by Mark Jones

GONG, by Jiaxin Wang

THE ORANGE CHIHUAHUA, by Kelly Ann Guglietti

Top COMEDY Screenplays for April 2019

DON’T FRET!, by Renato Rosenberg

DEADLINE, by Chiquita Dennie

MOON AND FISHES, by Arshia Zeinali

HERO OF NECESSITY, by Demetrio Casile

SNACK WORLD, by Akihiro Hino

COEXIST, by Steve Masihoroe

The Festival, by Kim Rattler


HIGH BELIEFS, by Mike Heff

AGENCY G, by CL Pratazzi

A DAY LIKE THIS, by Lisa Frasconi


THE YOGA RETREAT, by Connie Jean Badrines McGill

THE STARTER GIRLFRIEND, by Alison Wong, Tara Parian

LA Festival: SCHOOL OF WISEGUYS, by Josh Sauls

A group of college students, looking for a way to pay for tuition, sign up for a business program, only to find the program is designed by the Mob.


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LA Festival: HEARTLESS, by Taofeek Adekunle

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In supreme court, FBI filed a fraud case against Harvey(53), a corrupt conglomerate billionaire who is accused of laundering billions for drug cartels via his bank. FBI had planted a mole in his BANK who exposes him. With overwhelming evidence destined to put him behind bars. However, defence Lawyer, Jackson(33) turns the case on its head with incredible tactics.
To FBI disappointment, Harvey is found not guilty, but he is fined and stripped of his bank. Harvey’s board members are extremely angry at Harvey’s corrupt leadership. Opportunistic Vice president Wesley propose they take a vote of no confidence against Harvey and install him as CEO. Harvey uses dirty strategies to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat during the Board Voting process.The genius billionaire now thinks himself as Invincible!
Harvey soon meet and threatens his DOCTOR, Richard(49). He loaned the doctor enormous cash for his new Hospital. Richard is under immense pressure to get the billionaire a mysterious special package.
In another NY Hospital, Dr. John(34), his spending his last days in NY, as he got offered CMD role in Mandom Community Hosp.(6 hours away from NY) by his mentor Dr. Walters, who is retiring as CMD in MCH.
FBI still determined to nail Harvey, sent out Special agent Blaze and his 4 man team to stake out Harvey’s main casino office. Unaware Harvey’s casino building is under watch by FBI. Robbers hit the casino in a 10 mins strategic sting to avoid NYPD. Blaze seeking excitement, Publicity and promotion order his team to jump protocol and storm the casino gun blazing.
The AGENTS shows tactical skills in taking out the robbers. However, lead bugler grabs a hostage. Blaze whispers to his sharpest shooter SAM TO SHOOT THE BUGLER, but Sam object and hesitated. However, Blaze ORDERS HIM. SAM fires but his bullet hit the hostage’s head instead. All the robbers are Killed but Blaze and three hostages are injured. Emotional Sam approaches the Dead hostage. The other AGENTS converge around injured Blaze. Blaze whispers to them ‘we will set up SAM and lie that he took that fatal SHOT AGAINST MY ORDERS. The injured are all treated in the Hospital where Dr. John works. John reunites with his old lost best friend BLAZE from high school.
Next day, SAM is betrayed by his TEAM, he is arrested and made the sacrificial lamb to the press. Jocovic an I.T expert working for Harvey discovers and shows shocking video play-back of a secret hidden casino camera which videoed Blaze whispering/ordering SAM to take the ill-fated SHOT. Blaze is lured to Harvey’s house where the scandalous video clip is reviled to him. However, Harvey offers him membership to his cult family. Harvey grantees Blaze a fortune if he changes loyalty and also if he can get him a SPECIAL PACKAGE.The rouge agent Pledges loyalty and asks what the package is about?. Harvey reviles his heart is failing, he needs a new heart. Richard has been scouting for new heart illegally for him but has shown incompetent process. Harvey comes up with an audacious plan for Blaze to get him the new heart. Blaze organises his rouge agents into action, they almost succeeded but encountered unforeseen problems and aborted the plan.
Blaze call JOHN(new CMD/cardiologist in MCH), he casually asks him about ORGAN HARVEST. JOHN reviles he does sabbatical work in Africa and he sees many of such cases. Blaze plans to visit John and ask him to use his connection to harvest a heart for Harvey. Blaze notify Harvey about JOHN resume and how the Doctor would do anything for money. Harvey gives enormous cash contract to Blaze to offer John.
With Harvey’s declining health, he discovered RICHARD just exposed his secret to WISELY in exchange for cash and also that Richard has been administering toxic drugs on him in order to cause his heart to completely fail-an attempt by Richard not to pay back a huge debt he owes him. Harvey orchestrated Richard and Wesley accidental deaths before his secret leaks.
Harvey and Jackson follow Blaze and his rouge agents to Mandom Community- An attempt to get JOHN to start treatment and detoxify sick Harvey and also find him another heart. Blaze hides Harvey’s identity but he discloses other secret and offers John the CASH CONTRACT. However, John struck Blaze and DECLINED.
Harvey is now almost unconscious. Desperate Jackson and Blaze come up with a DEAR DEVIL PLAN.They realised that MCH is situated far from town. Jackson summons Jocovic and extremely armed mercenaries to meet them in Mandom community. By Night, they proceed and kills officers of Mandom sheriff station. Next at community telecom. sever centre, Jocovic crashed phone/internet signal of the whole Mandom community. They reach John’s hospital and holds the patients and staffs hostage.
Jocovic hacks into the Hospital database, Jackson reviles to subdue staffs that Harvey needs another heart and it will be donated by either a staff or patient whose blood and body tissues matches with Harvey’s. The heart transplant will be done by JOHN, If John succeed they will all be released but if JOHN fails, the staffs and their families will be killed. They instill their threat by eliminating all Hospital securities. After HLA test, Only JOHN’s heart matches with Harvey’s. They need another cardiologist to harvest John’s heart. From the database, they found another cardiologist Home address- Retired Dr. Walters. Blaze and his gangs set out to kidnap him.
With reduced mercenaries in theatre, DR.Gabriel(amputee army veteran) motivated staffs and they put their bodies on the line and attacks the Mercenaries, while some staffs die, remaining staffs were able to kidnap SICK Harvey and take some ammunition, the staffs form a makeshift barricade. Jackson offers John in exchange for Harvey, Gabriel agreed.
At Walters house, Blaze kills clever Mrs. Walters, whom almost ruin their plan. they kidnap Walters and his grandson Eric(10). Eric takes along his i spy-bully schoolbag with him (the schoolbag has secretly hidden camera recorder)- he is recording everything…
Blaze reaches the hospital and hears the situation.He threatens to chop off little Eric’s finger if JOHN doesn’t surrender himself. JOHN ask to be exchanged with Eric, but as JOHN and ERIC exchange is taking place, Blaze notices the hidden LIVE hidden camera. BRAVE Walters who is stabilizing Harvey on the bed, sacrifice himself and slashes the jugular vein of Harvey. Walters is shot dead, at the same time, John stabs Blaze with a surgical knife, the doctor grabs Eric and dives towards barricade but Blaze also shoots him in the arm. Harvey is now dead. Jackson told Furious Blaze to kill all staffs and clean up all evidence and he will be rewarded accordingly by him.
In an EPIC battle between Hospital staffs lead by Dr. Gabriel and rogue agents/ mercenaries lead by BLAZE. From automatic guns, to sound bombs to C4 to RPG are used against each other. The ‘courage’ and ‘will’ of the staffs are incredible but they were never a match for the rogue agents. All the staffs are killed leaving only injured Gabriel, JOHN and ERIC. However, Jackson and most mercenaries are also dead. BLAZE and his team’s goal now is to destroy all evidence and leave the crime scene but Gabriel sacrifices his life by holding off the rogue agents to give John and Eric opportunity to run out into the dark woods.
In the woods, John hides nervous Eric, the doctor bids him sad farewell- John goes to run and lead the rogue agents away, the Doctor is finally shot, Blaze inflict inhumane torture on him but he won’t reveal ERIC’s location but eventually, they found ERIC and the camera bag. From moment away from being killed, John and Eric are rescued by Retired old special force snipers who were Neighbourhood best friends of LATE DR Walters. As the veterans move JOHN out of the woods, he looks to the sky and says ‘REST IN PEACE MY BRAVE FRIENDS’.

LA Festival: The Festival, by Kim Rattler

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Desperate for their big break, filmmakers Anthony Giles and Michael Willis travels to Miami, FL for the highly most anticipated film festival of the year, where they will showcase their film. Upon arriving, they learn the airlines have misrouted their luggage that has all their equipment, including the film scheduled to be shown. With less than 24 hours until show time, they encounter a series of events that jeopardizes their dreams and friendship.

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Feature Screenplay: In the times of my general, by Sandra Becerril

Dominic is a respected and beloved professor at UNAM in Mexico 1968, who is dying. Toño, a student who admires him, starts visit him daily. Anna, the wife of Dominic, decides to give him a journal in which he will read the times of the Revolution through the eyes of two children of different classes placed in a Jesuit school in Puebla, one born in Oaxaca (Dominic) and one in the North of the country (Pepe), one admiring Porfirio Diaz and the other hating him. To live in this critical time of Mexico, had to create their own world, letting their fantasies with alushes, Gypsies and Mexican legends come to life and mix with the reality that slaps them and the enormous changes that had seen only in dreams as film and cars also destroys their lives in their wake as they, clinging to their remaining children and their close friendship, not maul fight for their own illusions. A girl boarding a pawn worker (Anna), will accompany theem from the start guiding them through the enigmatic and alluring world of myths outside the religion they were raised and events in the country, which in spite children, will not stop, that sooner or later overtake slapping and taking away the most precious. While Toño read the history, legends begin to wrap him, not believing what the diary says.
The innocence, the legends, the courage, the incredible and historic in the history intermingle Dominic leading to a text that does not explain the events, just let it happen, giving them the opportunity to be from another point of view.
Those children, have the opportunity to interact with great personalities of his generation who changed the course of the history of Mexico, progress overwhelming and cruelty of men, do not let the legends die and chasing, them trying to be heroes lose even life.
Toño, at the funeral of Dominic, realizes that all the fantasy that he did not believe, is much more tangible than he imagined.

Writer Biography – Sandra Becerril Robledo

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She has published with Random House the novels “The name of the clouds”, “Love me more”, “Who are you thinking about killing” and the bestseller “Valley of Fire” among other novels. She has written 65 screenplays, making her the most prolific screenwriter in Mexico and the United States and the first Mexican to write for the Masters of Terror in Hollywood. He directed the films “El Escondite”, “La Venganza” and “Está Aquí” (best script in Feratum 2014), “It will be for that”, the series “Café, Café”, “Remix”, “Campus de sombras”, ” The Department “, among others. Among his most important scripts are: “Santiago, apostle”, “I am afraid”, “The Wrist of Ari”, “The step”, “From your hell” (best screenplay and Best horror film Feratum 2016), “Economy “,” Pierrot “, the plot” Almost Thirty “(nominated to the Ariel) and” Nightmare Cinema “directed by Mick Garris.

LA Festival: THE WELL INTENDED, by Marc I. Daniels

205fc1137d posterA young, independent woman fighting demons of her past tries desperately to find answers to the sudden disappearance and death of her childhood soul mate at the hands of a mysterious religious cult. While battling the daily grind, she finds solace in the affection of a teenage girl who is struggling to find herself.

Writer Biography – Marc I. Daniels

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Marc I. Daniels began writing at age 8. His first pieces consisted of poems, short stories and song lyrics. By age 16 he had a handful of works published in various literary collections and won several awards for his writing. He has since relegated himself to only writing screenplays. His stand-alone directorial debut came with the short feature film “Waterless”. He wrote the screenplay based on his own short story originally conceived at age 16. It has since been shown in 18 festivals and won 1 award (best short feature) and was nominated for 3 others in various international festivals/contests. He continues work on a plethora of other screenplays and screenplay ideas in development.

Writer Statement

The common denominator within this piece revolves around a variety of individuals intertwined together by circumstance, who are each struggling with their own demons, while trying to simply “make it” in life on a day-to-day basis in a world that is often ruthless and unforgiving.

Though much of this story is told primarily from Drew’s point of view, the viewpoints of each of the main and supporting characters are explored at least once. Many of the concepts and themes woven throughout are highly controversial. Yet, I strongly feel that the crux of the so-called controversy rests behind the fact that this piece often says out loud what many of us feel or think, but never dare to say, in fear of judgment or retribution by others. Simply put, this may create a feeling of “comforting discomfort” in the midst of viewers, who most assuredly have either been through themselves, or witnessed one or more of the major events that occur. This film caters to a wide age range, as persons from 13-70 will be able to relate to the plot’s crux, or at least one of the crucial subplots which assist in building the tale as a whole. We live in a chaotic, self-destructive society where priorities have leaned toward corporate greed rather than individual compassion. This film touches heavily on modern issues. It does not glorify negative events, but it does present them in a down to earth manner. A given character, just as someone in real life, does not always make the right choice in dealing with a given problem. In this forum, that happens, but the character in question will learn something from it, even if in an indirect and painful way. Solutions to problems are not always smooth as silk, as you will see.

In my own experiences, I have personally known and been close to an exorbitant number of women who have suffered from a situation which seemingly punishes them simply for being a woman, including everything from unequal pay and societal degradation, all the way to sexual assault and violent physical abuse. This story, as its told, will serve to increase sensitivity in this area to the average viewer.

Through my long time love of film and theatre, I have learned that a big budget film is often not necessarily reflective of its quality and vice versa. Even though some content may be deemed controversial, there is no such thing as bad press. Ever. This movie can be done for a relatively small amount of money considering our already solid foundation. One more note I think worth mentioning; I strongly believe that music can help to make or break a film, and it is for this reason that the music and score will be given special personal attention in post-production. I myself have seen films that I would not otherwise be interested in, but the trailer had such fitting and powerful music, I felt compelled to give it a try. That said, in the end it doesn’t much matter if I enjoyed the film as much as I thought I would…because I still bought the ticket.

It is somewhat unorthodox for a straight male to write and direct a film which revolves around a lesbian relationship. I have taken great pains (through research and interviews) in making sure that the scenes between these women are realistic and non-gratuitous. That said, this storyline will appeal to almost all males, any ages, gay females, and even straight females who appreciate the depths of a longtime friendship and support system that is so special and different from a typical male “bromance”.

The original idea for this script emerged one day during a moment of inspiration, and twenty hours later I had a completed first draft for a twenty-minute short. Since then, the content has been expanded and gone through many changes as a result of looking within and learning about our society, our culture at large, and how we, as human beings, deal with everyday life as a whole. My personal attachment to the story is what allowed me to freely delve into the minds and hearts of the characters, creating a separate and specific identity for each individual in a compilation of events, many of which are based on a variety of circumstantial truths that have actually taken place.

All that said, I am both thrilled and thoroughly excited at the opportunity to tell this story through the cinematic medium, and I feel with certainty that this universal story will ring true in the ears and eyes of viewers for years to come.

LA Festival: FUNERAL OF A LIFETIME, by Sarah Newton

0ef3958906 posterAn aspiring writer and her armless kleptomaniac sister start a themed funeral party planning business as an effort to save their home from the IRS after defaulting on their property taxes.

Writer Biography – Sarah A. Newton

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Sarah A. Newton is a screenwriter and actress from Houston, Texas. She moved to Los Angeles to pursue screenwriting after graduating with a Bachelor of Liberal Arts Degree in English and Philosophy. She is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Screenwriting from Azusa Pacific University.

Writer Statement

I love writing punchy, female-driven, outlandish types of comedies, female stoner comedies, and dark comedies that make you laugh and cry at the same time. If I can evoke an emotional response while making you pee your pants with laughter, then I’ve done my job.