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20/20: Search for Independence

by Harold Brown

20/20: Search for Independence

An inventor with a plan that would replace oil must survive while forces in China, Canada and the United States vie for the technology.

Thriller, Political

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Assisted Living

by Ethan Wellin

Assisted Living

Nursing home resident Otis Oberdorf has a nine-tenths life crisis after learning that every woman he has ever slept with is dead. He leads a quartet of seniors on break-out misadventure to reclaim their youth by getting laid one last time.

Comedy

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Becoming Terpsichore

by Susan Polk

Becoming Terpsichore

When a mother’s plans to prepare for her 25th Anniversary celebration get hijacked by her daughter’s generational school project, she not only discovers things she’d forgotten about herself, but also spends a day connecting with her daughter and living her dream as inspired by her favorite film of all time, Xanadu.

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Daisy Chain

by Rachel Gerlach

Daisy Chain

When a one night stand leaves 24-year-old department store employee Prudence Shore pregnant with a dead drug addict’s baby, she forms an unlikely but touching bond with her late partner’s mother.

Comedy, Drama

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Fireflies

by Amanda Keener

Fireflies

Carly (16) overcomes survivor’s guilt after encountering the five mysteries of a small town she visits during the summer.

Drama, Fantasy

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FIRST PERSON SHOOTER

by DC Sayre

FIRST PERSON SHOOTER

A disgraced and demoralized FBI Agent races to stop an international terrorist plot: a hypnotic signal hidden in a popular video game that programs teenagers to kill and sends an entranced, innocent young girl to assassinate the President of the United States.

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Killer App v2.0

by Joseph Ferrante

Killer App v2.0

Haley, a high school senior, and her friends are tricked into a deadly social media popularity contest where they must vote for each other to die through an app on their phones.

Horror, Drama

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Lone Star Pageant Dad

by Liam Healy & Conor Healy

Lone Star Pageant Dad

Overzealous single pageant dad Win Dixie will go to any measure to have his only daughter, and pageant newcomer, Maeve win the world famous “The Yellow Rose of Texas” beauty circuit. Win and Maeve track down the most celebrated and mysterious pageant coach of yesteryear, Torkov (and his Gila Monster pet), and convince him to join their fledgling team after a 20 year self-imposed exile – yet is it enough to claim victory?

Comedy

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Miss C

by Kelly Jean Karam

Miss C

“Miss C” offers a tour de force role for a leading actress as it captures the bygone world of rural Florida in the seventies, when the twenty-something year old, naive housewife of an overbearing pastor finds the strength to step out from his shadow and leave him — all through the unlikely bonds she makes with a group of cosmetic sales women, each trying to forge their own destiny beyond the confines of their backwater town. As our heroine emerges, she transforms from an ugly duckling into a confident beauty who ultimately confronts her dark past and finds true love.

Drama, Dark Comedy, Romance

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Northern Lights

by Tom Rico

Northern Lights

A Sci-fi Apocalypse: In a world where cataclysmic Solar Flare activity threatens Earth, a disillusioned astronomy professor discovers alien ancestors have returned to accelerate our evolution. Dream invasions force him and his wife to lead the chosen ones, and expose the deadly truth.

Sci-fi

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Pokergeist

by Michael Phillip Cash

Pokergeist

Telly’s an awful gambler trying to scrape by as a professional poker player when he becomes the protégé of world famous poker champion Clutch Henderson – the only catch is that Clutch is a ghost.

Comedy, Fantasy

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ROSEMARIE

by Lorrie Cipolla

ROSEMARIE

Rosemarie, a high school senior, is forced to choose between two men, one rich, arrogant and handsome, the other kind, shy, and sensitive.  Thirty-five years later Rosemarie is in a loveless marriage with two teenage children. She has little self-respect, and sees no hope in the future.

Drama

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Stealing Christmas

by Gary Murphy

Stealing Christmas

After a car accident, Joe McMahon can’t work. Money is so tight, his wife, Brenda, decides the only way they can pay their bills is to cancel Christmas. Unbeknownst to Brenda, Joe has a plan to save the holiday. Their kids, Tommy, 13, and Kerry, 12, hatch a plan of their own to save Christmas for their younger siblings.

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The Boat

by Robert Wooldridge

The Boat

A young man, coming to terms with his sexuality, must help his mother at all costs when she has a vision of their town flooding, but when the rains come he learns that the people worth saving are not always the chosen ones.

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The MacKenzie Breakout

by Scott Simpson

The MacKenzie Breakout

Post Apocalypse Western. Road Warrior on ice. After WWIII destroys the ozone and the greenhouse effect kicks into full swing, hope for the future lies at the melting polar ice cap and the rising Arctic Ocean. But first, survivors must make it through a nuclear winter. Follow Chance Wilson, as leads a caravan of pilgrims down the frozen MacKenzie River and into a future on the top of the worlds. Extensive involvement with Inuit cultures from the MacKenzie to Victoria Island. Minimal dialogue, all action.

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The Onslaught

by Anthony Liakopoulos

The Onslaught

England, 1317: A severe, large-scale famine has made the lords abandon their castles, while the majority of the population is condemned to live in a world of chaos, experiencing crimes, diseases, infanticide and even incidents of cannibalism.

Horror, Action, Historical Fiction

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The Polish Medallion

by Siovonne Smith

The Polish Medallion

When Stena and her young son are involved in a WWII train explosion their lives are forever changed. Based on a true story “The Polish Medallion” is about the ravages of war, survival, and love… sometimes when you least expect it.

Drama, War, Historical, Action, Romance

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The Three Rocket Racers

by Philip Dumas

The Three Rocket Racers

In the aftermath of the New Year’s Eve Massacre of 2099, a teen rocket scientist and a young ambitious sergeant unite to become the fastest Rocket Racers ever on the NASCAR Raceway in the Sky while rescuing their friend from her evil godfather and free Fort Austin from his reign.

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Voices

by Susan Klos

Voices

A single mother struggles to balance a business and family life with a new romance when her young adult daughter’s increasingly strange behavior is diagnosed as schizophrenia. She must choose between the love of her life and the life of her child. Inspired by a true story.

Drama

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Writing The End

by Massimiliano Mauceri

Writing The End

A story of revenge. Just one location. Just one character. A writer trapped in his car receives a call from a murderous stranger. He only chance for survival is to invent a new ending for himself.

Drama, Thriller

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