Creating Beautiful Work
We value fresh, original writing that has a compelling point of view.
Below is a sampling of work represented by genre.
“Caddyshack” meets “Talladega Nights”
39 TATTOOS by Mike Boss – Genre: Action/Crime/Drama/Thriller
A mild-mannered police officer who was left for dead completely transforms himself with 39 gang tattoos and infiltrates the most violent gang in the world in order to take unprecedented revenge for the killing his pregnant, paraplegic wife.
39 TATTOOS II by Mike Boss – Genre: Action/Crime/Drama/Thriller
After officer Troy Hunt’s murder-suicide, the FBI chases an anonymous vigilante, who continues Troy’s killings, only to discover that the perpetrator in question may be Officer Troy Hunt himself.
9 LINE - PJs That Others May Live, Copyright © Dawn M. Hoffmann 2015
9 line is the call directing these elite heroes - one call for one mission to save the lives of others. Story is a tale of the life and death loyalty of the Pararescue troops and a beautiful and powerful love. The story is based on research and interviews on site with U. S. Air Force Pararescuer personnel with whom the author worked for several months. The Air Force has committed to cooperate in the production of this film.
Visual Pitch: https://youtu.be/yqNmYB7MD1s
ALT. ROUTE by John Stag Hanson – Genre: Teen Horror
Busload of teens is stranded/cut off in an eerie town located above a pit to hell; one “loner” scholar ballplayer senses collusion between “the locals” and three teen cheerleader wannabee witches - naïve innocents who have reached out “playfully” to The Master. Our 18-year-old hero finds a confidante in the attractive twenty-something cheerleading coach. Things go from bad to impossibly worse while the pair tries against all odds to intervene as the group’s lives and futures gradually succumb to the (literal) lower depths. Gimmick: when-ever they turn away from the "outsiders" (reverse angle) these "citizens" are seen as terrifying demons.
BENSONHURST BLUES by Natalia Lifson and Michael Lifson – Genre: Crime/Drama/Mystery
This beautifully crafted story takes us on a wild ride deep into the dark Russian-American community as we follow a private investigator who is caught in a maze of unanswered questions and jarring dead ends. Bensonhurst Blues is a trip into another world.
BLACK DWARF by Natalia Lifson & Michael Lifson – Genre: Espionage/Action/Drama/Thriller
Chasing an elusive Russian scientist, a CIA agent falls for a New Yorker who claims to be the man's daughter, but she turns their love affair into a deadly hunt.
BOOK OF WHYS by Bryan Marvis – Genre: Comic Thriller/Action/Romance
What if an ordinary man stumbled upon the most extraordinary secret? That’s the problem facing Joe Schmitt, a salesman trapped in a pair of booty pajamas and pursued by cops, killers, the F.B.I. and a femme fatale, as he tries to uncover the secret in the Book of Whys.
Recognitions: Fade In Semifinalist; Nicholl Fellowship top 10%
CALMING THE MAN by Anthony Lamarr – Genre: Stage Drama
A Black father born into segregation pushes one of his two sons to succeed and cripples the other with anger and hatred.
CHARLIE by Hugh Kelley – Genre: Crime/Thriller/Fantasy – WGA-W Registered; ©2016 Hugh Kelley
Logline: It started out as just another day for U.S. Forest Service Law Enforcement & Investigations Agents at the North Mobile County Office but only twenty minutes away it was the beginning of a day that would change lives.
CHECKMATE by Mike Boss – Genre: Thriller/Crime/Drama
In a deadly chess game where chess pieces represent real human beings, two psychopathic men with an egocentric need to be the best put everything on the line by making the stakes of the game their own lives. Winner takes all.
Recognition: Winner of Breaking Walls Thriller Screenplay Competition October 2014
CROW WOMAN by Alex Cole - Genre: Action/Drama - WGA-W Registered - Producer: Chase Chenowith
Logline: The incredible story of the first Female Indian Chief in American History. She was a great warrior and leader, and a classic beauty.
Comparable: “Joan of Arc” meets “Last of the Mohicans” meets “Braveheart.”
DRIVER ED by Michael J. Cunningham & Chase Chenowith - Genre: High Concept Comedy/“Caddyshack” meets “Talladega Nights” - WGA-W Registered - Producer: Chase Chenowith
Logline/Pitch: ED BAKER, A former “loose cannon” NASCAR driver, is now teaching Driver’s Ed to High School students. He teaches them everything their parents don’t want them to know.
INDIAN WINTER by John Stag Hanson – Genre: Epic Action/Western/Love Story
A “northwestern" set against a previously unexplored Boundary Waters landscape (MN/Canada, 1898). Love story with climactic showdown echoes same in parallel love stories High Noon and Shane. Over four seasons a fired Minnesota sheriff leaves a love affair with his best friend’s wife for the deep woods to drown himself in drink; his confidence returns while nursing a wounded wolf cub back to health following its pack’s near-lethal attack. What follows is Luke Jackson's quest for redemption and revenge - and a parallel hope for the bone-deep love he had long believed impossible.
JESSICA JAMES by Chase Chenowith - Genre: Action-Western-Drama - WGA-W Registered - Producer & Director: Chase Chenowith – Co-Producer: Alibi Comenzind
Logline: A young woman, determined to avenge her mother’s murder, meets her real father, the outlaw Jesse James, on the day of his death, and discovers she is his illegitimate daughter.
JOHNNY AQUARIUS by Mike Boss – Genre: Family/Sci-Fi & Fantasy/Drama
An Inter-Planetary-Observer from the planet Dura returns to Earth to avenge his father who is a rainmaker who was duped into making rain and later prosecuted to life in prison for causing a flood disaster.
KEYS TO LIFE by Maggie Steel - Genre: Romance-Drama-Comedy - WGA-W Registered - Producer/Director: Chase Chenowith; Producer: Alibi Comenzind
Logline: Two Young Women compete for success as singer-songwriters, in Nashville’s Country Music Scene, and eventually for the love of the same man.
LAND OF BONES by Brian L. Reece – Genre: Mystery/Thriller/Espionage – WGA-W Registration #1797152
Tagline: Action-thriller in a war zone; a male lead with diverse ensemble cast. American Sniper meets Top Gun.
Logline: A disgraced pilot seeks redemption as an advisor in Afghanistan, but quickly finds himself fighting an impossible war against the man he’s sworn to protect.
MESSIAH by Wendy Brache – Genre: Drama/Thriller
Appointed the new Messiah by the world's interpretation of a Silicon Valley icon's groundbreaking technology, Joshua struggles with his knowledge of the truth—he's not what the world thinks he is...and the very basis of his existence can be traced back to a simple line in the original program's code.
PALUKA by John Stag Hanson – Genre: Boxing/Rodeo/Thriller/Action/Love Story
The quest naïve young cowboy/boxer for his young son - and the stunning wife who has abandoned him - leads Jed Paluka into and through the sinister underbelly of Las Vegas toward changes in the perspectives and values that had guided him; a new future awaits via a tough yet vulnerable showgirl, her daughter, and a complex, ornery black trainer. However, Jed must overcome a terrifying fear from his past and beat a revered and powerful champion to reclaim custody of his son.
PICKING UP THE PEACES by Kyle Patrick Johnson
A witty, broad character spoof - unsettling thriller - former paramilitary assassin struggles for peace in a world that may not want it.
PREY OF THE FALCON by Dawn M. Hoffmann – Genre: Drama/Psychological Thriller
A father’s insane physical and mental abuse marks two marriages with schizophrenia, death, guilt and lies until the children escape to a separate peace.
JA-VEL! by John Stag Hanson – Genre: Sci-fi /fantasy ensemble adventure
A heroic black Tarzan-like warrior in a prehistoric sub-Congo kidnaps the drug-addicted sister of a black paleontologist into Ja-vel's netherworld of dinosaurs, gigantic spiders, carnivorous flora and keys to the future of the planet; he and his campus/Nat Geo team - and the girl's dealer boyfriend - give chase.
REDEEMER by John Stag Hanson – Genre: Suspense/disaster thriller
Ten years hence, most key 9-11 terrorists have been brought to justice; thus a relaxing of national vigilance has occurred. A recently released, once-powerful international arms magnate discovers that the key infrastructures and icons of New York City have been targeted for destruction; because of past dubious alliances he alone has the ability to intervene, but his estranged wife and daughter have been taken hostage to neutralize him. Recently released from prison for business collusion with - among others – a hostile international entity, he finds his options severely limited. Wil Traynor and his recovering drug-addict son - and his toddler son’s edgy Empire State Building Day Care crew - work together on a last-minute plan to thwart the terrorists in their multifaceted quest for validation - and redemption - for all involved.
RENAISSANCE by John Stag Hanson – Genre: Sexy/romantic action/noir
A non-heroic but likeable engaged-to-be-married Missouri med student in Rome for the summer is drawn to a delightful/desirable young club hostess/prostitute who is involved romantically with a political terrorist. George Eastman soon finds himself embroiled in the Hitchcockian everyman position of trying - at story’s end and as a rank amateur - to save Cristina’s life in her boyfriend’s airport attack while, over the course of the story prior to that - trying to not fall irretrievably in love - and lust - with her.
SANTA FE TIMES by Bruce D. Johnson – Genre: Drama/Mystery
Santa Fe – over 200 galleries, a world renowned Opera company, exceptional restaurants, a thriving and respected local newspaper - and murder. When eccentric newspaper publisher William St. Clair is suddenly murdered, his two feuding daughters return to Santa Fe and begrudgingly work together to solve the unsolved mystery of his death and to uncover their father’s legacy.
SECOND ROUND by David M. Stearn & Stephen W. Goldfarb
Marciano, Cassius Clay, Oceans 11 = 2nd Round - Imagine a few Beverly Hills friends staging the biggest world-wide sports invitation-only, undercover and illegal extravaganza with a little help from clever and beautiful women with a few sheiks and movie stars thrown in plus East and West Coast mafia, Las Vegas and lots of laughs.
SILENT CRIES by Dawn M. Hoffmann – Genre: Drama/Moral Issues
Marriage to the Taliban by father’s decree, death and betrayal of the Cause in today’s Afghanistan. All are created equal in the eyes of God; the interpretations are what make us not.
STEALING STEALTH by Brian L. Reece – Genre: Action/spy thriller with heist elements; strong male and female leads; Argo meets Ocean’s Eleven
WGA-W Reg. #1824839
Tagline: In the late 70s, a disgraced CIA agent teams with an eccentric, female master thief to find a mole and secure revolutionary technology that could win the Cold War.
Logline: In 1977, a troubled CIA agent must protect the biggest military secret since the atomic bomb from the Soviet Union by recruiting his long-time nemesis, a brilliant female thief, to steal it from the ultra-secure Skunk Works facility in California.
THE 13TH ROUND by Mike Boss – Genre: Action/Sports/Drama/Spiritual
Fueled by inner demons and pure blind hatred, a boxer stumbles down a path of self-destruction until transcendental guidance from a boxing trainer transforms his heart and his pugilistic sensibilities to overcome the fear inside.
THE IMMORTALS – THE VELAZQUEZ CASE by Veronique Robert – Genre: Science-fiction/Action
After taking refuge in Moscow, Eve risks her life to prove their innocence as she and Olivier are the prime suspects in the murder of their leaders, Dominic Velasquez, and will have to find the real killer before time runs out.
THE LITTLE GIANT by Mike Boss – Action/Adventure/Sci-Fi/Comedy/Family
When three-inch-tall human beings from another planet invite Timmy, a bullied 11-year old action figure fanatic, to help them fight evil robots, Timmy goes to war until he realizes he’s fighting for the wrong side.
THE LONER by Bryan Marvis – Genre: One Hour TV Series Drama/Film/Noir Western/Mystery
An “investigator” in 1883 journeys across the Western frontier in search of an elusive and mysterious killer who enters brothels late at night and shoots selected customers.
Recognitions: Script Savvy Winner
THE LOST DAY by Anthony Lamarr
Genre: Feature Film with Sequel Potential or Episodic TV Drama Mini-Series
A TV sportscaster loses days from his past and has to live with the resulting consequences to his present life and the memory of his life before the lost day.
THE LOST WAR by Natalia Bertel Lifson & Michael Lifson – Genre: Drama/Adventure/Survival/War
German, French and Soviet scientists are cut off on a tiny isolated island in the North Sea when WWII starts. Forgotten for five years, they live with hunger, fear, cold and adversity working to collect weather data. Despite their pasts, they come to find the universal bond of love and humanity.
THE MASTER GAME by Mike Boss – Genre: Sci-Fi/Spiritual
After a deadly car accident a man is transformed into a friendly “Guardian Alien” somewhere in space, now in charge of another human being on earth, playing him on an Arcade-like game machine in order to win The Master Game, only to learn that “doing the right thing” doesn’t just apply to humans.
THE MONKEY DANCER by Ajmal Yourish & Affandy Yacoob – Genre: Drama/Adventure
An Afghan poppy farmer gets a chance to buy land to grow his own opium, so he sends his two sons away to Afghanistan’s capitol city Kabul to become street performers to raise the money for the land with the help of a most engaging monkey.
THE SAMSON OPTION by Peter Lalonde – Genre: Crime/Thriller/Espionage - WGA-West Reg # 1495755
Written as a screenplay and separately as a stage play
Tagline: One woman. One world. Maybe one Chance
Logline: A biochemical attack that has likely killed the President leaves an inexperienced, and seemingly overmatched, Vice President to battle enemies at home and abroad in her desperate attempt to stave off a global apocalypse.
THE SEVEN DEATHS OF LIGHTHOUSE by Kyle Patrick Johnson
A mysterious recluse from the Eastern seacoast settles near a Western town where, while battling with his split identity, he becomes a protector and hero. In the process he unearths the secrets of his life to find a new beginning.
THE THINGS by John Stag Hanson – Genre: Epic Horror/Adventure
Within the 24 hours preceding Halloween the U.S. CDC Chief must stop the nation-wide hordes of cannibalistic “predizens” that he has inadvertently created via rushed injections to the military. This must be done while he is also trying to save himself and his family plus two White House attachés (one of whom, now “infected,” is the real father of Dr. James Toberlin’s wife’s unaware daughter) - as they are all under siege in the environs of Toberlin’s remote farmhouse laboratory. Also in immediate jeopardy: The U.S. President, the White House...and the Planet Earth.
THE TWO HOUR JOURNEY by Dawn M. Hoffmann – Genre: Action/Drama/Thriller
Wanting a quiet trip away with friends, Mandy Richards, a black college student, gets more than what she expected when she gets thrown back in time and finds herself running for her life and the only man who can help her is an ex-slave trader.
TIMBER by Joanne Wannan – Genre: Psychological Drama
A drug-addicted mother and an abused Husky dog find hope and healing when she is assigned to an animal shelter as a part of her service while incarcerated.
TWIN FLAME by Mike Boss – Genre: Drama/Romance
Haunted by his girlfriend’s suicide, Jake Grant must face his greatest fear and slay the dragons of his past before he can accept his Twin Flame Soulmate.
UNFORGIVABLE by Dawn M. Hoffmann – Genre: Drama
When faced with a dying child, sometimes your only hope lies within the one who hurt you the most.
ULYS by Bryan Marvis – Genre: Action/Adventure/Western Fantasy
A Civil War veteran attempts to return home to his beloved wife and son via the perilous Colorado River of the Grand Canyon.
Recognitions: New Century Finalist: Film in Arizona Semifinalist
Quarterfinalist: The Fresh Voices competition
URBAN KINGS – written and directed by Peter Markle – Genre: Action/Sports/Drama
Story is based on the remarkable and on-going true story of a highly flawed yet charismatic guidance counselor/soccer coach and his team of underprivileged high school boys. New York City’s Martin Luther King High School is their home and the place that Coach Jake guides these kids to National Championships and more importantly, through their life challenges of foster home care, a gang stabbing, immigration deportation and being on a team that has no practice field, locker room, bus or funding. This is a quintessential New York story with the world’s most popular sport and the public education system as the backdrop to an extraordinary account of survival and triumph. It will be seen as the true story it is with worldwide appeal.