Feature Film Pitch: Baby Boomers, by Matt Santi

 

TITLE: Baby Boomers

TYPE: Feature script

GENRES: Romantic comedy

LOGLINE/SYNOPSIS: Logline: In his search for love, a middle-aged psychic dates a slew of women and has a number of mishaps.

Any other relevant info: Award wins etc…

The book version of this script has won many awards, including the following:

#1 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Nonfiction > Parenting & Relationships > Reference
#2 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Health, Fitness & Dieting > Reference
#4 in Books > Health, Fitness & Dieting > Reference

The story is about a middle-aged psychic, JERRY, who helps his clients find love but has yet to find his own match. In his quest for love, Jerry joins an online dating site. He soon discovers that dating is tougher than in his youth and women are much more complicated than he realized.

Feature Film Pitch: Inked in Blood, Paul Corricelli

Title: INKED IN BLOOD

Written by: Paul Corricelli

Type: FEATURE FILM

Genre: Horror

Logline: A tortured man returns to the town he ran away from as a child to exact his revenge on all those who wronged him and face the one man he fears the most. His father.

WGA # 1859275

Get to know the writer: 

What is your screenplay about?

Inked In Blood is a story of revenge. It’s about a tortured man who returns to the town he ran away from as a child to exact his revenge on all those who wronged him, and face the one man he fears the most. His father.

In a desolate, completely unremarkable town in the mid eighties Aesop Quarrels grew up living a tortured existence. His father, Sheriff Edsall Quarrels, was a cruel and vindictive man on his best of days. More so after the birth of his “freakish albino son”(his words). Amid the constant abuse he endured while growing up, Aesop was forced to witness his mother’s abuse at the hands of his father’s weekly poker buddies.

Nineteen years after escaping this living hell, Aesop has returned to exact his revenge. After receiving news of his mother’s apparent suicide, the fires of suppressed rage and vengeance have been stoked. He returns a tortured soul. Symbolic tattoos adorn both his arms. One side depicting scenes of Hell, the other scenes of Heaven. He wears them proudly, a badge to the horrific struggles that they both endured.

One by one he will make them pay; not only to mend the shattered pieces of his own life, but for his mother’s suffering as well. Past horrors begin to unfold as he embarks on a twisting trail of carnage that must ultimately lead to Aesop facing the one man responsible for their suffering. As he struggles with the terrible weight of what he’s done, and the price that he will eventually have to pay, Aesop heads towards a final showdown with his father and, in the process, he will uncover a hidden family secret that threatens to tear him apart.

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Horror

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

I think “Inked” has a unique cast of characters with their own voice. The protagonists tattoos play an important visual role in the story and are there for more than just the esthetics, and this would add another dimension to the story telling.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Dark, intense.

What movie have you seen the most times in your life?

The Big Lebowski. I never get tired of it. The first scene in the bowling alley with Donny, the Dude and Walter talking about the rug is one of my all-time favorites.

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

I wrote Inked In Blood in 2012, but I did nothing with it for several years. After sending it out to a couple screenwriting contests and placing in a few, I did some serious rewrites and eventually began to win. That brought me to where it is today.

How many stories have you written?

I have four completed screenplays and several in the works. I also have a short that has placed in a couple contests.

What is your favorite song? (Or, what song have you listened to the
most times in your life?)

Wow, can’t name one song. If I had to pick an album I listened to the most in my life, I’d have to say Ozzy’s Diary of a Madman or Rush 2112.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

I think the main obstacle I faced while writing this screenplay was the fact that I don’t really watch horror movies. I don’t particularly like to be startled, or scared, but I think that this ultimately helped me in the end, because I wasn’t pulling ideas from anything I had seen in the past. Another obstacle I faced was trying to come up with interesting ways for Aesop to take his revenge. I wanted to keep each death interesting-anyone can pull a trigger. Finally, the last obstacle was trying to keep my anti-hero human. While he is taking his revenge through violent acts, he struggles with the decisions he’s made, and knows that some day he will have to pay for his actions.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

I went to art school where I studied fine art photography. It’s something I still do, and enjoy, in my spare time. I am also very passionate about music. In what now feels like another life, I was the drummer in a rock band and played all around Hollywood during the height of Guns and Roses, Motely Crue, etc. Oddly enough, twenty some years after it all came to an end, a record company released a seven song CD of our music this year. Oh yeah, I grew up a huge comic book nerd and that hasn’t changed to this day.

 

 

Novel Pitch: The Lazarus Succession, by Ken Fry

Title: The Lazarus Succession

Written by: Ken Fry

Type: NOVEL

Genre: Religious Mystery, Religious Fiction, Christian Fantasy, Historical Thriller, Mystery Thriller

Logline: A dying condesa’s last hope. A disgraced judges’ chance for redemption. A secret that reverberated but remained hidden for centuries… until now. Brody Ladro and Ulla Stuart discover a legacy that changes their lives forever. Just as it changed the lives of everyone it touched across the centuries.

Amazon Bestselling Author
http://www.booksbykenfry.com

Get to know the writer: 
WHAT IS YOUR STORY ABOUT?

It concerns the original painting of the raising of Lazarus by an
artist who witnessed the event and is commanded by Christ to
paint what he saw. The painting then disappears and is found in
later centuries. It falls into the hands of another artist whereupon it disintegrates and the artist paints his own version. This pattern repeats itself up until the present day. Each painting has the ability to heal.

A crooked ex-Judge hears of the painting’s miraculous powers and
is hired by a terminally ill Spanish noblewoman to attempt to locate it. He hires in turn, two researchers to aid him in its recovery. He has every intention of defrauding her and to make vast sums of money from its discovery.

Broderick Ladro and his partner, Ulla Stuart, his researchers
attempt to prevent him. A battle between them ensues with
remarkable events occurring before the true nature of the painting is revealed.

WHY SHOULD PEOPLE KNOW THE STORY?

Most people know of the story of Lazarus being raised from the
dead. This story, in the light of that event could indeed be credible.

It is an exciting and adventurous interpretation of what could have been. Many think so, I guess. It has been the #1 religious mystery bestseller on Amazon UK for the last 4 months.

THE STORY HAS A LOT GOING FOR IT. HOW WOULD YOU
DESCRIBE IT IN TWO WORDS?

Miraculous action.

WHAT MOVIE HAVE YOU SEEN MOST IN YOUR LIFE?

‘2001 A Space Odyssey.’

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN WORKING ON THIS STORY?

About four months

HOW MANY STORIES HAVE YOU WRITTEN?

Nine

WHAT MOTIVATED YOU TO WRITE THIS STORY?

It has always been a fascinating story and with my interest in art I saw the possibility of an interesting storyline.

WHAT ELSE AM I PASSIONATE ABOUT?

Equal education and opportunities for girls and women throughout
the world, in particular, Africa and the Middle East.

ANY ADVICE OR TIPS YOU WOULD LIKE TO PASS ON TO 
OTHER WRITERS?

Yes, write with your heart, it never lies, unlike the intellect at times.

Video Pitch: Ghost In The Porcelain, by Melissa R. Mendelson (NOVEL)

Get to know the writer: 

1. What is your story about?
We always look at porcelain dolls with either admiration or apprehension, and sometimes, we let our minds wander as to what might lie beneath the porcelain.  One family will discover that answer, and in doing so, they may release an ancient evil, something so dark that it might consume them all.  And unfortunately, this may be only the beginning.
2. Why should people know this story?

The Twilight Zone used to captivate us with its bizarre and frightening stories, stories that still haunt us today, and stories that still make us crave to be both thrilled and chilled with ideas and things as simple as a porcelain doll.

3. This story has a lot going for it. How would you describe this story 
in two words?

Hauntingly Frightening

4. What movie have you seen the most in your life?

I have seen many movies since I was a child, and I have many favorites.  And one my favorites is Cat’s Eye especially the third story.  The cat knew the little girl was in danger, and she knew it too.  But nobody believed her, and who would think that a stray cat was the girl’s only chance for survival?  Still, the monster remained, hidden deep within the walls and waiting to steal her breath away.

5. How long have you been working on this story?

I started working on this story back in October of 2017.

6. How many stories have you written?

I have written numerous short stories, and recently,  a lot of my Horror short stories have been published by Sirens Call Publications.

7. What motivated you to write this story?

Back in 2015, I wrote the novella, Porcelain, and I’ve always played with the idea of making it into a series.  But in many ways, Porcelain failed, so I am taking the story back to the beginning when the porcelain doll first arrives in town and with the horror and heartbreak that is left in its wake.

8. Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Photography

9. Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?

Even if a story fails, don’t give up on it.  Try to write a spin-off or prequel and see where it takes you.

Video Pitch: Trouble, by Kathryn L. Scurry (Novel)

Get to know the writer: 

1. What is your story about ?
Love and how it can sometimes drive people to do the unforgettable.
2. Why should people know this story?
Because the lesson can save someone’s life.
3. This story has a lot going for it. How would you describe this story in two words? 
Lesson learned
4. What movie have you seen the most in your life?
Friday
5. How long have you been working on this story? 
6 months
6. How many stories have you written?
3
7. What motivated you to write this story?
Life lessons
8. Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?
My music. I’m also a Indie recording artist.
9. Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?
Never change or give up on your dream !!!

Video Pitch: MONEY SUPPLY, by Alan S. Ferguson (Feature Film)

Get to know the writer: 

1. What is your story about?
It’s about how 4 foreign billionaires attempt to destroy the US economy by flooding the country with perfectly counterfeited money. They make this money available to average citizens in huge amounts by putting it in public dumpsters, port-a-potties, abandoned cars etc.
2. Why should people know this story?
There was an article on MSN.com about how North Korea is really doing this. It can be done.
3. This story has a lot going for it. How would you describe this story in two words? 
More money.
4. What movie have you seen the most in your life?
The Godfather.
5. How long have you been working on this story? 
Over a year.
6. How many stories have you written?
Eight novels (Five self-published) and seventeen screenplays.
7. What motivated you to write this story?
Apart from wanting to write a blockbuster script,  I wondered what it would be like to find stacks of 100s, 50s and 20s without the government knowing you and what problems still might come from this.
8. Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?
I’ve played piano/keyboard for twenty-two years and I’ve been a Martial Artist for forty-nine years and counting.
9. Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?
Write what you love.