50 ACRES OF DIRT IN EASTERN NEVADA (Semi-Finalist, American Zoetrope screenwriting contest, rated a 9/10 on Blcklst):When a charming young alcoholic’s actions harm the one person he loves, his life spirals out of control and starts to resemble one of the sad country songs he loves so much. A tribute to Outlaw Country & Western music (Merle Haggard, Kris Kristofferson, David Allen Coe, etc.). 101 pages.
A HORRIBLE CASE OF BESTIALITY : In light of a series of sexual “indiscretions,” a 17th century Puritan colony confronts the potential unraveling of its tightly wound morality. Think “The Scarlet Letter” as an ironic comedy. 99 pages.
LOVE & BURGERS (in-progress): When the owner of a popular burger franchise finds God in a church that seems too good to be true (it has room for a burger in the trinity), his son must clean up his act and marry a respectable woman in order to remain the heir to the family fortune.
THE STUPID MURDERS (in-progress): When a Hollywood screenwriter with an alcohol problem wakes up out of a blackout in a Vermont forest, he must hunt down the only copy of an unauthorized film adaptation of a reclusive novelist’s beloved novel in order to clear his name of murder.
FIRST LIGHT : A middle-aged American widower finds unexpected comforts after traveling to Ukraine for a romance tour. 15 pages.
“THE BOOK OF HOMER”: After Homer Simpson accidentally destroys a valuable piece of art, he begins to suffer terribly and wonder if God has forsaken him. A Simpson spec, circa 1995.
“CABIN FEVER”: When the “Storm of the Century” strands the News Radio employees at the station, they descend into civil war and fight amongst themselves for provisions, including cans of Mr. James’ newest venture: Suck Cola!
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