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Area 51

by Jeff Kanew

Area 51

This is the story of Zooey, a young girl with a talent for creating electronic music, a dream of becoming an EDM DJ/producer, and a constant struggle dealing with her alcoholic mother, Jaclyn – who was a one-hit wonder as a pop singer and is now crip

Family, Drama

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Audrey, 2.0

by Imogen Grace

Audrey, 2.0

A Hollywood actress struggling to make a comeback begins to form a deep and dangerous attachment to her android body double, in this dramatic thriller set in a near future.

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Blackout

by Matthew Nelson

Blackout

When a faithless psychiatrist treats a young patient who fears he’s possessed, she must challenge her beliefs and confront her own dark past in order to battle a mysterious coven and the forces of Hell.

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City of Trees

by Christian Lybrook

City of Trees

Bobby Burnham’s life is best described as “the one that got away” – the girl, the career, the family. Returning to his hometown to care for his dying mother provides a chance to rewrite the past, but a rekindled romance with his now-married high school sweetheart and resurfaced resentments with his outcast older brother push Bobby to confront hard choices about love and family.

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Edgewater

by: Matthew Sorvillo

Edgewater

When a devoted husband finds himself held captive in a mental ward, the victim of sadistic experiments, he must free himself before the impostor who put him there murders his wife.

Thriller, Science Fiction

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I, PHIEND

by Jeff Bassetti

I, PHIEND

A young girl wakes to find that she and her friends have a scalding aversion to sunlight… cast no reflections… and have an insatiable thirst for human blood. As this gang of teen vampires sets out to feast, she crosses her friends and escapes before she makes her first kill. Alone and on the run, she seeks the vampire that made them with hopes that this fiend will change them back.

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Lariat Girl

by Suzanne Prescott

Lariat Girl

After finding out she is the ransom in her little brother’s kidnapping, a courageous young woman embarks down a dangerous path of sacrifice and risk, fighting for survival when she becomes submerged in the twisted world of the abductor.

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Man in the Arena

by John Eason

Man in the Arena

A Southern icon’s relentless quest for justice leads to fame and infamy.

War, History

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MIDNIGHT AT THE MOVIES

by Jen Gutierrez

MIDNIGHT AT THE MOVIES

A teenage girl struggles with her life, until her job at a local movie theater takes a magical turn, as characters from classic films of yore begin to come to life and help her with her high school woes.

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Obviously I Love You, Mexico

by Carolyn Barrett

Obviously I Love You, Mexico

An innovative twist on the classic Telenovela, join four American women on a retro romantic romp as they travel through the colorful cities of México. The story celebrates Mexican and American cultures while showcasing the unparalleled beauty of Mé

Comedy, Romance

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Perry

by RJ Watson

Perry

A mother and daughter of privilege from Connecticut and a victim of sex trafficking from Haiti are drawn into a dangerous web of exploitation on the streets of San Francisco. Loosely following the Persephone-Demeter myth, it is the tragic story of love and innocence destroyed by dark societal forces.

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Rebel

by Susan Cameron

Rebel

REBEL is a film script based on the true story of the first American woman soldier, Deborah Sampson. In 1782, at the age of 22, Sampson disguised herself as a man, joined the Continental Army under her deceased brother’s name of “Robert Shurtliff”, 

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Remonstrance

by Emerson Olin

Remonstrance

In Cauvinia, eternal salvation and damnation is determined by a twisted exegesis of the original Holy Bible. The Elect are coddled until their graduation into eternal life, while the Reprobate serve as their slaves until their expulsion into eternal 

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Sideshow Bandit

by Marie Wilson

Sideshow Bandit

It’s 1911, and real life drifter Elmer McCurdy seeks glory as a train robber but botches his every attempt, leaving him dead at age thirty, and finally achieving fame as a sideshow mummy.

Drama

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The Accidental Art Thief

by Richard Woolbert

The Accidental Art Thief

A chimney sweeper stumbles across a mysterious painting and braves the black market in hopes of selling the artwork to support his family, but during his journey through Europe he must outfox both a treacherous criminal syndicate and rogue policeman.

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The Girl in the Well

by Richard Webb

The Girl in the Well

A torturous existence racked with guilt and depression can be a burden too heavy to bear. Yet this is what has pushed Tacoma PD homicide detective Peter Lawson all his adult life. On his first day back on the job after a tragic mistake that got his partner killed, Peter is assigned to the homicide of a teenage girl, which gives him a chance to find the one thing he desires most: absolution.

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The Hardest Hit

by Sam Juergens

The Hardest Hit

After a star college quarterback at a win-at-all-costs university is accused of sexual battery, an inexperienced attorney persuades her client to reject a large settlement and take the case to trial instead.

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The Living Soul

by Mitchell Gibson

The Living Soul

A young doctor meets a supernatural being while working a stressful night on call

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The Offshore Pirate

by Ryan M. Moore

The Offshore Pirate

A feature-length adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s short story, with a new twist ending.

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Youth Decay

by Brandon Hall

Youth Decay

After discovering that the father she’s never met lives 1500 miles away in Albuquerque, NM, a teenage female punk singer from Olympia, Washington lies to her bandmates about an upcoming competition in Albuquerque in order to get them to agree to

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