Creating Beautiful Work
We value fresh, original writing that has a compelling point of view.
Below is a sampling of work represented by genre.
MEMORY CALLED RIVER by Frank Provenzano – Genre: Drama, fictionalized account based on true events Formerly one of the most powerful men in the world, Theodore Roosevelt sets out on a journey to map an uncharted tributary in the Amazon, which turns into a terrifying descent into a psychological abyss where he comes face-to face with the limits of his ambition and deepest regrets.
BERNADETTE, AN IRISH BALLAD by John Stag Hanson – Genre: Teen History/Political Suspense
Wild Irish child leads the land of Erin in revolt, then at twenty-one becomes the youngest - and most loved and hated - MP in (real life) English history circa 1965-70; a modern Braveheart featuring a teenaged Robin Hood determined to create Irish equality - and partly does so.
DREADNAUGHT BOX by Kyle Patrick Johnson - Genre: Alternate History/Thriller/Suspense/Mystery/Drama
A brave and precocious young woman seeks the truth behind the murder of her scientist parents while traveling from England to Salem, Mass. Using her own experiments and wit, she unmasks a ruthless conspiracy of theatrical cult terror and evil.
DREAMSEEKER by Bryan Marvis – Genre: Drama/Romance/Biography
A man relentlessly pursues his childhood dream – discovering the legendary city of Troy. This is a true story of a remarkable, but little known person: Heinrich Schliemann.
Recognition: Nicholl Fellowship Semifinalist
HOME ADDRESS: NOWHEREVILLE by Laura Enem – Genre: Drama/True Story
After the death of their father, a recent Louisiana PhD recipient from Nigeria, a young girl and her siblings try to cope as they endure harsh treatment in the bowels of the foster care system.
IN MY BROTHER'S IMAGE by Eugene L. Pogany & Tamas Hangari – Genre: Drama – WGA-W Reg #175955
Based on actual events and based on the book of the same name published by Viking and Penguin
Tagline: Identical twin Jewish brothers, baptized and raised Catholic until their lives diverge forever in the midst of the Holocaust.
Logline: A Holocaust survivor challenges his Roman Catholic priest brother to betray his sacred vows by testifying against an accused Nazi war criminal in the priest’s own parish, forcing a showdown between justice and divine forgiveness.
PHANTOM RANCH by Bryan Marvis – Genre: Drama/Mystery/True Story
Was it murder? Suicide? A drowning? Or something else? An inquisitive reporter tries to find the truth behind the mysterious disappearance of a honeymoon couple in the Grand Canyon.
Recognitions: Nicholl Fellowship Top 10%; CineStory Quarter-finalist
SAM I AM by Peter Lalonde – Genre: Drama/Music –WGA-W Registered
Tagline: A pop icon. A rising Madness.
Logline: She’s an icon of pop music. The lifestyle, drug abuse and general craziness played out on a global stage only mask the real problem – her severe bipolar disorder.
THE CRAWL UP by Gabriell DeBear Paye – Genre: Historical drama based on real events. Could be adapted into a miniseries – WGA Reg. # I307548
Tagline: Opening access to Life!
Logline: The story of the civil rights movement that led to the passage of the “Americans With Disabilities Act” (ADA) of 1990, the law that allowed 60 million disabled Americans to go to school, live, travel, work, and live fuller lives.
Based on the book (optioned by the writer) “What We Have Done, An Oral History of the Disability Rights Movement.”
THE JEFFERSON/HEMINGS FAMILY REUNION by Gabriell DeBear Paye – Genre: Historical drama (with life-rights from Julia Jefferson Westerinen.) – WGA Registration # I324227
Tagline: A Family in Black and White.
Logline: A Black and a White woman discover that they’re both descendants of President Thomas Jefferson and his slave Sally Hemings as they meet, struggle to get close and bring their disparate extended family together for a healing family reunion.
THE UNSELFISH GENE by Gabriell DeBear Paye – Genre: Biopic Based on the book “Lynn Margulis, The Life and Legacy of a Scientific Rebel.” - WGA Registration: #I276180
Tagline: She fought with unrelenting courage for science.
Logline: As her husband, Astronomer Carl Sagan gains notoriety, Lynn struggles to be taken seriously as a scientist. She’s ridiculed for her theory that evolution is about networking more than combat as she strives to live by her own collaborative ideas.
THREE CORNER FOLD by Hugh Kelley – Genre: Drama/Based on True Story – WGA-W Reg; ©2016 Hugh Kelley
Logline: Racial segregation was rampant in Army training bases across the U.S. with over 200 military racial
confrontations occurring between 1942 and 1945. Camp Van Dorn, a racial time bomb on the brink of explosion, stands out as the most egregious.