Loglines

Here is a collection of loglines from our members’ finished scripts. 

These loglines are the individual property of our members and are from registered or copyrighted scripts.
If you are interested, please contact the writer for more detailed information about their full scripts.


Comedy

My Totally Bad Day in Hell
Comedy
After a down on his luck used car salesman ends up in hell, his “Valley Girl” guardian angel manages to set him free on a technicality. He returns to Earth where he has 24 hours to redeem himself and win back his family. If he fails, he will return to hell forever.
By Eric Carlson

The Kingmaker
Historical Comedy
Based on a true story, the “Father of Public Relations” recalls, in exaggerated glory, the day he saved the Republic at a White House breakfast.
By Brian Lee Weakland

The French Apartment
Romantic Comedy

Emma Jackson, a Texas beauty and barrel racing champion, learns her fiancé has possibly cheated on her six days before her wedding. On the same day, she also finds out she’s inherited a French apartment – even though nobody in her family is French – that she knows about.  In Paris, Emma meets a handsome French appraiser and learns of her French Grandmothers love stories which intertwine with her own love story to help her decide which man to choose.
By Helene Wagner

The Marriage Tale
Romantic Comedy

Think of this romantic comedy as a fable about the restoration of a heart, a marriage and a 1968 Camaro. The notion of an ideal romance in the form of a James Dean-type of blue collar over–the-hill-hot-rodder sweeping a woman off her feet is both absurd and hilarious. The lighter side of infidelity and aged – craziness that spurs it is used metaphorically in The Marriage Tale the same way as it was in Moonstruck. With a small town setting, the ambiance of classic car rallies and games of chicken by over the hill rebels, it follows the trials of Lorraine Evens and her stud-gone-to-seed husband, Tom, and an equally fallible, albeit- dashing Hollywood stuntman, all vying for the big prize – true love.  Will Lorraine’s heart ever sing again after 30 years of marriage? Or, will the handsome Hollywood stuntman (with a death wish) visiting in town to film a Hollywood movie steal her heart away? But most importantly, can these characters and “us” their baby boomer/senior counterparts ever really find true love again – even if it bites us on the ass? This story is great fun, filled with universal truths of love and would appeal to everyone on the planet who has ever seen Grease.
By Helene Wagner

Devil Catchers
Satire
This satire takes place in a magical borough of New York City called Brooklyn, where many such battles of good and evil often occur. Our battle revolves around Laura Cannelli, a young -Catholic – inexperienced – Brooklyn-lawyer, who’s chosen by legal aid to defend a 19 year-old boy accused of attempted murder. She soon comes to realize her defendant is possessed – because the Devil keeps popping up showing himself to her and referring to her as “Little – Miss – Goodie – Two – Shoes.” To win her case, she must prove to a jury the Devil exists in order to save her client’s soul, along with her own soul – which the Devil happily intends to take since he knows first-hand the chance of her winning really is as extinct as a snow ball in hell- or is it? After all, this is a Brooklyn story, so anything can happen – and it does. So, Little – Miss – Goodie – Two Shoes Laura is trumped by her inner ” Little- Miss -Street-Wise” Laura who starts to wonder. HEY! Why is this boy possessed? Why was chosen to take this case? Why the hell (pun intended) is this trial so damn important to the Devil? And the fun begins…
By Helene Wagner

A Coupla Fat Guys
Comedy
Can two regular guys give advice from the gut and improve a town? Not these two schlubs.
By Steve Sinnenberg

Echo of the Whistle
Romantic comedy
A former athletic stud cannot let go of the past to pursue his new passion, art, because his long-time girlfriend revels in his history of glory.
By Steve Sinnenberg

Decimal Code
Romantic comedy
Shy man sets in motion a spy game to win the heart of a mousy librarian by giving her a mystery to solve.
By Steve Sinnenberg

Disconnect
Romance/Short

A young techie discovers that the best connection is human.
By Robin Farmer

Without A Net
Comedy/Short

Two young circus performers pressured into following their parents’ footsteps create their own second acts.
By Robin Farmer


Dramedy

The Audition
* Best comedy screenplay at the 2016 Richmond International Film Festival
Dramedy
The Audition is a coming of age story about a high school musical prodigy who receives a request to audition at the prestigious Curtis of Music in Philadelphia. But before he leaves home, his mother persuades him to take a detour to pick up his recently paroled bank-robbing father (a man he thought was dead) and deliver him to his assigned halfway house, with the hope the father will reveal the whereabouts of the missing bank robbery cash.
By Eric Carlson

Franz Kafka: Golf Pro
* 2016 PAGE Screenwriting Contest finalist
Dark Farce Mash-up
One putt away from capturing the Prague Open championship, a brooding young golfer suffers a mysterious disqualification. His efforts to rectify this indignity cause his downward spiral from social outcast, to prison, to the gallows. Part anger, part angst, 100 percent Kafkaesque.
By Brian Lee Weakland

Flies
Dramatic comedy
An emotionally scarred, wheel-chair bound bar owner with a heart of gold and love of baseball herds his patrons through life when the gang wins a lottery big enough to buy the local Single A club proving it takes more than money to find happiness.
By Steve Sinnenberg

PowerDrunk
Dramatic comedy
Driftwood, a self-educated iron worker, enters a history trivia/drinking contest at a local tavern to prove his academic prowess only to be shunned by a colleague of his deceased history professor mother who reveals Driftwood’s personal history.
By Steve Sinnenberg

Party of 50
Comedy / Drama Short
A professional actor fears his impending 50th birthday and relies on his acting ability to mask his own insecurities of mortality. Unbeknownst to him, invited guests must make certain sacrifices to attend his surprise birthday party.
By Bill Brock


Drama

Last Waltz of Vienna
Historical Drama
A young chemist is drafted by Nazis to control the assets of Sigmund Freud after Hitler’s army overruns Austria in 1938. But after becoming the unwitting subject of Freud’s psychoanalysis, the chemist disobeys orders, hides assets and pulls off Freud’s daring escape on the Orient Express.
By Brian Lee Weakland

Klaus The Great
Family Drama
A profoundly old philosopher, struggling to survive a book-selling war with a brash Ivy League professor, follows the advice of his savvy 17-year-old adopted grandson and, in the process, finally discovers the meaning of his life.
By Brian Lee Weakland

Reach for the Sky
* Top Award at the 2016 Virginia Screenwriting Competition
* Winner of the 2016 True Story Screenplay Competition

* Official Selection in the International Family Film Festival
* Top tier Finalist in the Festival for Family: Family Films and Writing Competition
Drama
In the fall of 1964, a young industrial arts teacher, teaching in a small rural high school in the impoverished Ozark foothills of Missouri, offers his students an opportunity to do what his fellow teachers and school administrators thought impossible – build an airplane. Based on a true story.
By Eric Carlson

If A Monster Comes
Drama
Set in a time of heroes and courage, during World War II, a small Texas border town is poised on the brink of receiving an invasion of 8,000 German Prisoners of War to be housed in the Army’s Enemy Interment Camp and tells the story of 10 year-old T.C. Phillips’ stormy relationship with his father, Roy, who tries to teach his son courage does not come from pulling the trigger of a gun.
By Helene Wagner

The Path
Drama – courtroom
A temporary medical examiner uncovers an organized crime ring murdering elderly residents in nursing homes for their remaining assets, but must fight the positive public image of the nursing home’s owners.
By Steve Sinnenberg

Pride
Drama
A popular, flamboyant investment broker embezzles client money to support his extravagant lifestyle, then goes on the run to avoid prosecution while scheming to finance his way out of trouble during a commercial mortgage bubble.
By Steve Sinnenberg

Crossings Coffee
Drama – short
A mourning man visits with his deceased brother to ask what death is like only to get a math riddle as an answer.
By Steve Sinnenberg

Canada Waites
Drama
Based on a true story.  When Indians attack a small frontier village and take hostages, a frontiersman must face the consequences of his past as he struggles to retrieve his family.
By Laurie Brand

COATS
Drama
A Revolutionary War Widow decides to take control of her life and the cause of liberty by spying on the British high command.
By Laurie Brand

Mothership
Drama
It’s the turn of the millennium. With shy teenage daughter in tow, Julia, a 40-something advertising professional escapes a bad marriage and returns to the center of her childhood universe on the banks of the Potomac. Reuniting with her estranged mother — a germ-phobic, self-proclaimed New Age prophet answering to Commander Ashtar of the Galactic Federation of Light — she discovers that love often takes on strange, alien forms.
By Bonnie Eaton

Father Rennie
Drama
A Jesuit priest with a troubled past returns to his childhood home of El Paso where he and a beautiful Latina join forces to save a group of orphans living in a Juarez garbage dump.
By Bonnie Eaton

The Fisherman
*Official Selection, 2012 Richmond International Film Festival
Romantic Drama
When an American woman in search of her roots moves to a quiet country lane in the west of Ireland, she reignites an old feud between her only neighbor, a reclusive ex-convict, and the man she hires to restore her family home.
By Jane Tyler

Brats
*2015 Nicholl Quarterfinalist
Coming of Age Drama
In 1974 England, a group of bored teens breaks free of their sequestered existence on an American military base when the hell-raising son of the new Base Commander devises a secret plan to attend a forbidden rock-and-roll festival.
By Jane Tyler

Richmond
Drama (Teleplay Pilot)
When an inexperienced newspaper publisher and an award winning reporter team up to investigate an insurance scam, they face a web of corruption, deceit and murder beneath the genteel facade of old Richmond society.
By Jane Tyler

Just Desserts
Drama/Short

A philandering detective investigating the death of a cheesecake heiress soon learns that revenge is a dish best served frosty.
By Robin Farmer

Life of Bradley
Drama Feature
Newlyweds consult a mysterious fortune teller in June of 1952. The groom is happy with his three predictions, but the bride is not. Can this couple escape destiny’s grip?
By Bill Brock

I’ll Have Another….
*Official Selection at the 2016 Halloween International Film Festival (Film)
*Official Selection at the 2017 Richmond International Film Festival (Best Short Screenplay)

Drama Short
With the help of an online dating website, a marriage counselor and  banking executive meet for a first date at a bar & grill. Triumphs, secrets, and deceptions will be shared, but to where will all this information lead?
By Bill Brock


Suspense/Thriller

Lady Justice
Thriller

Detective Mary Megan Sullivan struggles to balance the hatred she carries for the serial killers she hunts since her youngest sister was murdered by one. Knowing those who fight monsters can easily become one, she realizes she’s turning into one as she takes the law into her own hands to tip the scales of justice in her favor.
By Helene Wagner

Gray Matter
Thriller

A smart- fast- paced -thriller that pits man against mind. Two Secret Service Agents link the deaths of high-ranking government officials to a deadly assassin, created by CIA Para Psychological experiments gone wrong in the cold war and  must find him before he kills them and the President of the United States.
By Helene Wagner

Glass Island 
Suspense/Thriller
The story of Lily Gregory, a writer, who at her mother’s death struggles to piece together their bitter, broken relationship. When Lily inherits a castle in Scotland, to fulfill the terms of her mother’s will, she moves there for six months. Once settled, strange occurrences begin to happen, and soon Lily realizes she has been drawn to the land of her ancestors to face their tragic past.
A tale of the supernatural, set against the haunting landscape of Scotland, “Glass Island” takes audiences into a world of intangibles as one woman tries to escape a cycle of doom set in motion many generations ago by her ancestors.
By Roxanne Lane

Under Pressure
Historical Action/Suspense
When, during a risky test dive, the Navy’s newest submarine floods and sinks with no chance of outside rescue, a young, untested skipper must convince his skeptical crew to follow his bold but dangerous plan that could save their lives…or hasten their demise. Based on a true story.
By Eric Carlson

Crazy Woman
Psychological Thriller
A Georgia public defender, battling voices and visions in her head, succumbs to a mystical woman who promises to reconnect the young lawyer with her dying son.
By Brian Lee Weakland

Words of War
Historical Thriller
An Irish writer, drafted into the military in the last days of World War II, loses contact with his unit and faces a harsh test of his humanity: whether to accept death or kill a 14-year-old German sniper.
By Brian Lee Weakland

The Vig
Drama – suspense
The Ringmaster, a woman who takes over her dead husband’s bookie business, must become ruthless to collect debts in order to repay her crime bosses and earn enough money to pay for her daughter’s medical issues, pursues the desperate-to-raise-funds researcher on the verge of curing her daughter’s disease.
By Steve Sinnenberg

The Dress
Horror Feature
It’s Hollywood, 1985, and a young successful film director suffering from drug addiction struggles to become clean and sober in order to save a woman’s soul lost 62 years earlier.
By Bill Brock


Sci-Fi/Surrealism

Trackback
Sci-Fi
Travelers from 2044, imprisoned in a NATO facility in Europe, vanish one by one. Suspecting murder by the commanding officer, an American doctor rescues their mysterious leader and risks her life to save them by traveling to a dark moment in time.
By Brian Lee Weakland

On Trees
Magical Realism/Short

A young environmentalist learns that nature is a gift that keeps on giving.
By Robin Farmer


Action

Strong Enough
Action
Pound for pound, Sergei Karpov is the strongest man in the world. But when the Bulgarian athlete learns of his parents’ deaths and the destruction of his home by a ruthless uranium mine operator, he gains strength from Anne Donovan, a State Department agent, and together they hunt down the killer before nuclear fuel hits the underworld market.
By Brian Lee Weakland