UPDATE 05/07: Many thanks to Lee for his help…The polls are now up! You’ve got one vote for pitches/synopses and one vote for the loglines on their own. Let voting commence!
Well, here they all are folks… Your loglines and synopses in all their glory! I had to guess with a few re: genre btw because you forgot to tell me… Should be interesting to see if expectations “marry up”. By all means leave feedback for the contestants, but please make sure it’s constructive criticism. If you’re not sure what constitutes criticism being constructive and are worried about treading on any toes, check out this very handy guide to giving good and apparently sexy, constructive criticism. I thank you!
PITCHES WITH SYNOPSES
Please click on the titles and authors’ name to view synopses in their entirety.
JESSICA LITTLE AND THE MANOR HOUSE SPY [Musical Comedy] By Julie Gribble, NYC, USA
In a musical adventure set in WWII England, an orphaned girl risks her life and future happiness to thwart a spy and save her friends.
RAGING GURRL [Action Thriller] by Julie Gribble, NYC, US
A shy reserved cartoonist becomes entangled in a political conspiracy when her superhero’s plotline stumbles onto real plans to take over the government.
KILLER LOOKS [Action Comedy] By Julie Gribble, NYC, US
A couture loving hitman dreams of becoming a clothing designer, but soon he must choose between his life of crime and his passion for fashion.
THE CORPORATE PARENTS by Clare Swift, UK
Can you care and make a profit? Abbey joins a reputable private fostering agency and discovers that exposing dark secrets is bad for business.
SHAKIN’ ALL OVER [Horror/Comedy] by Norman Revill, London, UK.
A hopeless band accidentally uncovers a daemon that makes them sensational. Only ‘Mr Lynne’ can save them, but they must sacrifice their newfound fame.
PENNY DREADFUL [Horror] by Elinor Perry-Smith, London, UK
A grieving prostitute turns killer in Victorian London. When her trail of blood implicates the Prince of Wales, the establishment sets out to destroy her.
ECLIPSE [Horror] By Lucy Hay, Devon, UK
A circus made up of flesh-eating shape shifters searches for its missing final member, only for a vengeful loner to stand in their way.
GIVING IT THE BIRD [Comedy] By Shell Wilbye, Cumbria, UK
Bonds, convertible bonds. But can Victor Bond turn ‘James’ enough in time to save a blind boy and his seeing eye parrot?
DAY OF THE DEVIL [Supernatural Crime Thriller] by Chris Smith, Chester, UK
The Guardian Angel of a group of students who are murdered by devil worshippers comes down from Heaven to avenge their deaths.
SEDITION [Political Thriller] By Pauline Kiernan, Oxfordshire, UK
The extraordinary untold story of the young radical Shakespeare who dared to oppose his Queen, risking execution to save his beloved country from bloody civil war.
SILENT SCREEN LOVER [Romantic Comedy] by Laura Reyna, California, US
An insecure TV actor gets career and love advice from the ghost of a famous silent screen actor haunting his mansion.
THE FEARLESS [SF Action Thriller] by Martin Adams, Dorset, UK
When aliens attack the spaceship he works on, a lowly kitchen worker has to save the world.
CLICK [Thriller] by Jackson Pillock, Devon, UK
A City trader buys a busted crack den cheap, but finds himself involved with a Ukranian mobster and his dangerous girlfriend.
PERSONAL ORGANISER [Black Comedy] by MJ, Edinburgh, UK
Anyone can set themselves up as a guru these days, but what if the one you choose has a devilish agenda all their own? [SHORT]
THE ELIZABETH TAYLOR MAN [Black Comedy] by MJ, Edinburgh, UK
It’s a hard lesson but we all have to learn it – never judge a book by its cover, even if it happens to be wearing full-length satin and a pair of Cleopatra earrings.
THE LIFE YOU MAKE [Supernatural Action-Adventure] by Lee Thomson
One boy and his grandad’s ghost must save the world after cantankerous spirits accidentally threaten reality when they punish him for vandalising their graves.
THE VAMPIRE APOCALYPSE Articles By William The Bloody
In the first days of the vampire apocalypse, a human friendly vampire leads one pocket of resistance. But help could arrive from an unusual source.
WHERE’S MY DAD? [Tragic drama] by Kelly Potter, Romford, UKThis is a sad story of how far love can be challenged when someone is desperately lost in their body [SHORT].
A WOLF IN EDEN [Drama/Romance] By Lisa, UK.
Wolf conservationist Joel O’Neill is planning to re-introduce wolves back into Sullivan County. Thing is, the wolves never left and the good people of Eden, Sullivan’s biggest town, don’t want outsiders interfering in their lives…
BROKEN BIRD [Drama] by Laura Anderson, Edinburgh, UK.
A lonely girl develops a dangerous obsession for a woman with seemingly divine powers. In her strict, religious community, such reverence could have fatal consequences.
HEARTS OF IRON [Drama] by Steve The Wordsmith, www.land
A timid nurse is blackmailed into betraying a crippled inventor; she must liberate herself to redeem him and prevent world devastation from his stolen designs.
BE MINE (Drama). When an adopted woman goes in search of her biological family, she discovers her teenage mother murdered her father. Anya Ricketts, NYC
THE HARVEST (sci-fi). Genetically-modified crops gain a consciousness of their own and attack a small farming community in the future. The Artiste, NYC
SHOTGUNS AND INCONTINENCE PANTS (comedy drama) Five pensioners, one zimmer frame, one cowardly son, shotguns, a container full of used Euros, and a plan. Robbery has never been so wrinkly. Dom Carver, Bournemouth, UK
A DOG’S LIFE (Comedy). 4 teens borrow a car to go on their first holiday together and end up knocking down a dog [Short]. Charlie who’s a girl, York, UK
UNTITLED (B Movie-style Horror). A monstrous giant flying doughnut preys on size 0s. Twinkletoes, www.land (yeah I know it was a joke but it’s funny!!)
TRIAL AND ERROR (Comedy). A bumbling assassin gets jury duty for a murder case where they killed the victim. But what happens when the assassin falls in love with the defendent? David Bishop, Scotland, UK
GUARDIAN DEVIL [Animated Comedy]. When jinx, Morty Jube, is struck by lightning he discovers that instead of a guardian angel he is accompanied by a devil, the source of his bad luck. But now Morty can see his devil – he can fight it! Gavin, UK.
BOLLYWOOD THRILLS. Two single parents fall in love while their children prepare for a Bollywood dance competition. However, their different social classes and opinionated families are determined to keep them apart and stop cupid’s arrow from striking. Niraj Kapur, Milton Keynes, UK.
And two from Gavin Boyter, UK:
REHAB [Action Comedy]. They’ve kicked the habit – now they’re kicking ass! A motley crew of celebrities – actors, rock stars, heiresses and has-beens – have to team up to fight terrorist kidnappers who hold them all to ransom at their exclusive addiction rehabilitation centre deep in a forgotten LA canyon. All this whilst kicking their crack cocaine, gambling and shopping habits.
THE PACT [Romantic Comedy] – You made a marriage pact with your best friend – he’s come to collect. Daniel adores Sarah… but Sarah just wants to be friends. Late one night she makes a pact with Daniel to become his wife if they’re still single when they both turn 30. Sarah immediately forgets her drunken words. But lawyer Daniel has them on tape…
From the most prolific enterer of the competition, Ron Shears of Australia: since I couldn’t make a google page for your synopses Ron (the site wouldn’t respond that day unfortunately, so I’ve given you a few extra! Yes I know I said only 3 the rest of you, shows you don’t get if you don’t ask!! :)…
NAZI GOLD AND THE REINHARDT MEMORANDUM [Historical Action-Adventure] by Ron Shears and Aimeee Lamb
$2.5 billion vanishes without trace in the aftermath of WW2. What goes through a Swiss Bankers mind when questioned about ‘Nazi Gold’?
SADDLE THE WIND [Drama]
On October 21 1639, a great thunderstorm burst out of the sky, battering an isolated church located on an ancient road at Widecombe, Devonshire, England.
THE LETTER [Drama]
To return and marry his fiancée Christmas Eve 1943 means taking risks, but you ditch in the Channel. James’s 1943 letter arrives Christmas Eve 1993.
THE ADVENTURES OF TAE AND KWON [Action-adventure] Teenage martial artistes Princess Tae and Prince Kwon, are zapped down a ‘time-tunnel’ into the 21st century from ancient Asia, and Martial Arts changed forever. Ron Shears, Australia.
PENTAD [Supernatural Thriller] Five Wizards have been out of action for centuries. Until the charred remains of a leather bound book is discovered in a cobweb-strewn castle dungeon.
Three loglines from Laura Reyna, California, US
FAMILY WEDDING, Comedy. A failed businessman and a high class call girl have a fling while traveling to a wedding. Things get complicated when they discover his father is marrying her mother.
MR. WILSON’S MATINEE, Comedy/Drama. In 1950s London, a gay playwright desperate for a sponsor courts a lonely, rich widow. But he has second thoughts when she falls in love with him.
BURNSFIELD, Thriller. A man with a history of mental illness is in love with his cousin and suspects her fiance of being a killer. Despite the doubts of others, on the eve of the wedding, he sets out to prove it.
WHAT NEXT? Well I had hoped to put a poll up, but couldn’t find a free one online that would take on all you lot – the most options offered was 9, so I’m afraid you’re going to have to make do with the old-fashioned way of my counting you lot actually saying which ones you like in the comments section. Remember you can keep your anonymity. Remember, extreme adoration is at stake here… May the best wo/man win!