2015 Launch Pad Feature Competition
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2015 Launch Pad Feature Competition

Overall Winner

FIRST LADY

Eleonore Gachet

HYDE PARK ON HUDSON meets CAROL

A successful female journalist takes on the interview of a lifetime -president elect FDR's wife Eleanor -and falls in love with her subject in the process.

Biopic Drama TRUE

Agent: Paradigm | Adrian Garcia, David Boxerbaum
Manager: Markerstone | Mark Lawyer

Winner

Top Drama

BAD EDUCATION

Wei Ling Chang

GONE GIRL meets HEATHERS

A high-school honor student falls for her biology teacher, who has a penchant for manipulating bullied students into violence.

Thriller

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Available for Managers

Winner

Top Comedy

CHASING UNICORNS

Benjamin Sweet

TROLL HUNTER meets HOT FUZZ

After the death of their brother, two siblings and a rag tag crew of townies journey into the woods to hunt the culprit... a unicorn.

Comedy Supernatural

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Available for Managers

Winner

Top 5% Of All Entries

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Delon Sandhu

RED meets GRUMPY OLD MEN

An aging spy must overcome the one thing to ever beat him� erectile dysfunction.

Action Comedy

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Available for Managers

Honorable Mention

ADVENTURE HAS A NAME

Justin Piasecki

FANBOYS meets ROMANCING THE STONE

A group of friends attempt a road trip with the sole purpose of getting their childhood hero the Academy Award they know he deserves.

Action Comedy

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Available for Managers

Honorable Mention

AUGUSTA

Ben Fickes

ELIZABETH meets GLADIATOR

After a meteoric rise from actress to empress, a young woman attempts to overcome the resistance of the political elite and revolutionize the role of women in the Roman Empire.

Drama Epic Period

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Available for Managers

Top 10

AUGUSTUS

Ahmadu Garba

GLADIATOR meets ROME

Upon the assassination of his uncle, Julius Caesar, a young Octavius must avenge his death while everyone makes their play to control Rome.

Drama Period War

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Available for Managers

Honorable Mention

BAD EDUCATION

Wei Ling Chang

GONE GIRL meets HEATHERS

A high-school honor student falls for her biology teacher, who has a penchant for manipulating bullied students into violence.

Thriller

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Available for Managers

Winner

BENJAMIN THE GREAT

Scott Ruane

MATILDA meets THE WAY, WAY BACK

In the aftermath of a natural disaster a young wannabe magician works with the ghost of Houdini to prove that magic really does exist, even in the darkest of times.

Comedy Family Fantasy

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Epicenter | Allard Cantor, Jarrod Murray

Honorable Mention

BETTER MAN

Jay Cipriani

THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY meets ONE HOUR PHOTO

A lonely man becomes infatuated with a successful architect, mimicking his idol's life until he violently takes it over.

Thriller

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Available for Managers

Top 25

BIG SISTER

Mikko Tormala

ERIN BROCKOVICH meets HE NAMED ME MALALA

A young Pakistani woman puts herself and her family in danger when she challenges age-old traditions by fighting for women's rights.

Drama Biopic TRUE

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Available for Managers

Top 25

BUCK OFF

Jared Ferrie & Peter Klausner

THE OTHER GUYS meets 8 SECONDS

A disgraced FBI agent is forced to reunite with his estranged father to take down a drug cartel in the rodeo circuit.

Action Comedy Drama

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Available for Managers

Top 50

CHASING UNICORNS

Benjamin Sweet

TROLL HUNTER meets HOT FUZZ

After the death of their brother, two siblings and a rag tag crew of townies journey into the woods to hunt the culprit... a unicorn.

Comedy Supernatural

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Available for Managers

Winner

COME ON DOWN

Jameel Khan

QUIZ SHOW meets ACCEPTED

A professional game show contestant opens a school to teach the secrets of winning big on TV.

Comedy

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Available for Managers

Top 50

CONTROL

Steve Lewis

PHONE BOOTH meets FLIGHT

An air traffic controller, whose job has been rendered useless by automated technology, must outwit a cyber-terrorist who threatens to kill his wife and son when he refuses to hand over control of the skies.

Action Thriller

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Zero Gravity Management | Eric Williams

Top 25

DEPTHS, THE

Justin Boyd

THE CAVE meets THE FOG

While exploring an old flooded mine, a diver and her friends discover that the miners who died there are intent on keeping them underwater forever.

Horror Thriller

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: WME

Top 50

DEVILS AND DUST

Dagmar Blommaert

LA FEMME NIKITA meets UNFORGIVEN

When a contract killer is forced to kill her high school friend, she returns to her hometown to find the people responsible.

Action Drama Thriller

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Available for Managers

Top 25

DON'T. CROSS. FRANK.

Byron Burton

HITMAN meets GOODFELLAS

An assassin turns against his employers when he falls for the woman he's been sent to kill - the widow of a former target.

Action Thriller

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Available for Managers

Honorable Mention

E-DEN

Mark Robertson

WHAT DREAMS MAY COME meets THE MATRIX

A young woman must travel to virtual heaven in order to help a rebellion that could save her father.

Fantasy Sci-Fi Thriller

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Available for Managers

Honorable Mention

EGBOK

Jennifer Goldson

THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA meets THE INTERN

An aspiring novelist on the verge of her first book deal must face the toughest editor in the business - her estranged father.

Comedy Drama Romantic Comedy

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Available for Managers

Honorable Mention

END OF LINE

Paul Hunt

SUBMARINE meets ME AND THE EARL AND THE DYING GIRL

A socially awkward, movie-loving teenager navigates his coming-of-age in a factory town where the workers have gone on strike.

Coming-of-Age Drama

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Available for Managers

Top 25

EXPAT

Paul Marchant

THE RUINS meets INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM

When a young boy steals an ancient relic from a Mayan burial site, his mother and a man haunted by his past must battle angry spirits and work with an indigenous shaman to save him.

Adventure Horror Supernatural

Agent: Paradigm | Adrian Garcia, David Boxerbaum
Manager: Energy | Brooklyn Weaver

Honorable Mention

FELIX BEFORE VACATION

Byron Burton

THE BUCKET LIST meets NEVER LET ME GO

In a future where resources are thin, a corporation takes the elderly on lavish vacations before euthanizing them.

Drama Sci-Fi

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Available for Managers

Top 25

FIFTH STAGE, THE

Aaron Sala

PRISONERS meets FUNNY GAMES

A woman is kidnapped and tortured in an attempt to have her confess to the killing of a young woman, even though she may not have committed the crime.

Horror Thriller

Agent: Gersh | Greg Pedicin, Noah Jones
Manager: Black Box Media | Lowell Shapiro, Mike Dill

Honorable Mention

FIRST LADY

Eleonore Gachet

HYDE PARK ON HUDSON meets CAROL

A successful female journalist takes on the interview of a lifetime -president elect FDR's wife Eleanor -and falls in love with her subject in the process.

Biopic Drama TRUE

Agent: Paradigm | Adrian Garcia, David Boxerbaum
Manager: Markerstone | Mark Lawyer

Winner

FOX TALE, THE

Jeff Rowe & Soo Kim

FATAL ATTRACTION meets GINGER SNAPS

A legendary fox shape-shifter, who seduces and then consumes men, struggles to keep her identity secret as the FBI investigates her recent kills.

Horror Thriller

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Available for Managers

Honorable Mention

FREEDOM FORT

Clint Williams

DJANGO UNCHAINED meets GLORY

Two runaway slaves team up to reach a British fort where freed-slaves live a good life, but soon after they arrive they must defend the fort and their newfound freedom.

Action Drama Thriller

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Available for Managers

Top 50

GREAT PRETENDER, THE

Brianne Jaskulski & Cassandra Jaskulski

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS meets SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK

After a botched suicide attempt, a football wunderkind teams up with the spirited girl-next-door to finally live life for himself.

Comedy Coming-of-Age Drama

Agent: UTA | Charles Ferraro, Geoff Morley
Manager: Energy Entertainment | Brooklyn Weaver

Top 50

GROWN ADULT

Maureen Brown

BRIDESMAIDS meets LIFE PARTNERS

After quitting her job, a floundering young woman must figure out what she wants to do with her life amidst advice from her free-spirited roommate and well-meaning mother.

Comedy Dramedy

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Available for Managers

Honorable Mention

HAIRYMAN

Steve Pang

BEHIND THE MASK: THE RISE OF LESLIE VERNON meets FINDING BIGFOOT

A documentary crew following an awkward young man on the hunt for a Bigfoot-like creature in London expects a hoax, but is shocked when his claims begin to be proven.

Comedy Mockumentary

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Available for Managers

Top 10

HEMOPHILIA

Guy Francisco Polin

GONE GIRL meets THE LOVELY BONES

A man's world is upended when he discovers new evidence which points to his daughter, who went missing years earlier, still being alive and well.

Thriller

Agent: Independent Talent Group | Jack Thomas (UK) / WME | Jeff Gorin
Manager: Available for Managers

Top 50

HOW TO CATCH A TIME TRAVELER

Graham Parke

LOOPER meets EX MACHINA

A scientist looking into the possibilities of time travel has his work and life turned upside down when he locates a woman who appears to be from the future, only to discover that she is his granddaughter.

Sci-Fi Thriller

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Agile Entertainment | Grace Ledding

Honorable Mention

HOW TO LOSE YOUR DREAM JOB

Noushin Jahanian

THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA meets IN THE LOOP

Two members of a demanding US Senator's committee are in the running for the highly coveted chief of staff position. The only problem: neither wants it.

Comedy Political

Agent: WME | Ari Greenburg
Manager: Plattform | Jeremy Platt

Honorable Mention

ICHOR

Prashanth Venkataramanujam

SICARIO meets MAN ON FIRE

A man with nothing left to lose helps a woman whose unusual genetic makeup could revolutionize medicine, as she and her son run from the cartel.

Action Thriller

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Heroes and Villains Entertainment | Markus Goerg and Mikhail Nayfeld

Top 50

INCREDIBLE BUT TRUE STORY OF MS. HELEN BALLARD AND THE FALL CREEK TEN, THE

Mark Anthony Galluzzo & Steve Chatterton

THE MAGNIFCENT SEVEN meets RESIDENT EVIL

In 1880s Colorado, a rough and tumble group tracks down fearsome monsters that have been slaughtering anyone on their land.

Horror Western

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Available for Managers

Top 50

INTERVIEW, THE

Julie Pedersen

TAKEN meets SAW

On the night of a state execution, a conservative governor's live interview is hijacked when an anonymous caller kidnaps his daughter and threatens to kill her unless the governor follows his every command.

Thriller

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Available for Managers

Top 50, Mentor Program

KINDNESS OF STRANGERS, THE

Ian Busch

THE HITCHER meets YOU'RE NEXT

After their plans to kill each other go awry, two highway serial killers become determined to destroy each other's lives.

Dark Comedy Horror Thriller

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Available for Managers

Honorable Mention

LAST REFUGE

Don Grail

THE THING meets PREDATOR

Alaskan oil pipeline workers are terrorized by an invisible monster, hell-bent on destroying everything in its path.

Horror Thriller

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Available for Managers

Honorable Mention

LIBERTY HEIST

Robert M. Cosci

INSIDE MAN meets HEAT

Four bank robbers negotiate the release of a master thief who puts his not-quite-retired cop handler through the gauntlet in order to save the innocent hostages.

Action Thriller

Agent: Micheline Steinberg Associates | Micheline Steinberg (UK)
Manager: Available for Managers

Honorable Mention

LOST KINGDOM, THE

Jon Bachmann & Katherine Griffin

INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE meets LARA CROFT: TOMB RAIDER

After receiving a mysterious summons from her estranged father, a sheltered museum curator finds herself in the middle of both danger and adventure in the Congo jungle.

Action Adventure

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Available for Managers

Top 50

LOVE'S REMAINS

Matthew O'Connell

SUPERBAD meets TAKEN

A recently dumped and hopelessly stoned 20-something goes on a blind date that could turn into the best night of his life - until his new crush is kidnapped by a serial killer.

Dark Comedy Horror Thriller

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Available for Managers

Top 50

MADRID, THE

Rand Soares

CAPTAIN PHILLIPS meets NATIONAL TREASURE

When shipwreck salvagers locate the spot of a historic wreck rumored to contain Spanish treasure, they must contend with the attacks of modern-day pirates before reaping the rewards of their find.

Action Adventure

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Available for Managers

Honorable Mention

MANSHOWER

John Wikstrom

THE HANGOVER meets 21 JUMP STREET

When a group of friends throw a Man-Shower for an anxious dad-to-be, a mix-up with a BDSM biker gang called MANSHOWER throws them in the middle of a deadly turf war between two rival drug lords.

Comedy

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Available for Managers

Top 50

MARGOT

Tom Mann

THE BABADOOK meets JENNIFER'S BODY

A high school girl stumbles upon the diary of a woman from the 1800s and becomes possessed by its author, causing her to commit a series of murders.

Horror Thriller

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Available for Managers

Top 25

MARSH WOLF, THE

Daniel S. Duvall

GOOSEBUMPS meets THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA

When a young boy and his friend visit the home of their favorite YA author, they accidently get sucked into the magical dark world that inspires his writings.

Family Fantasy Supernatural

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Available for Managers

Top 50

MOA

Chase Caldwell & Simone Nathan

LILO AND STITCH meets CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS

A young researcher brings an extinct bird back to life, but when evil scientists want to perform tests on it, she must choose between her new dream job and her new friend.

Animated Comedy Family

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Available for Managers

Top 25

NEW YORK TIMES

Robert Simon

BACK TO THE FUTURE meets THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN

A young scientist accidentally causes a rift in time that leaves New York split between modern day and 19th century Manhattan, and the only person who can help her return the city to normal is Nikola Tesla.

Action Sci-Fi Thriller

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Available for Managers

Honorable Mention

NO MANS LAND

Jeffrey R. Field & Michelle Davidson

THE VILLAGE meets TWILIGHT

In a future where males are nearly extinct because they mature into lethal monsters, a teenage outcast forges a secret relationship with the one person who understands her: a boy on the brink of his transformation.

Coming-of-Age Sci-Fi Thriller

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Markerstone | Mark Lawyer

Top 10

OIL AND WATER

Alfred Thomas Catalfo & Morgan Webster Dudley

ERIN BROCKOVICH meets ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN

A battle of will and morals erupts when a young housewife sets out to stop the world's richest man from building an oil refinery on New Hampshire's pristine seacoast in 1973.

Biopic Drama TRUE

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Energy Entertainment | Brooklyn Weaver

Top 50

ONE NATION UNDER GOD

Geoff Bakken

CRASH meets A TIME TO KILL

A die-hard Tea Party supporter, whose elderly father shoots and kills an unarmed black teenager, struggles with his conscience as he works to keep his dad out of prison.

Drama

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Available for Managers

Honorable Mention

OVERNIGHT VISIT

S. Michael Mier

21 AND OVER meets PCU

A straight-laced high schooler arrives at his dream college for an overnight visit in preparation for an entrance interview, but discovers that his host is the wildest student on campus.

Comedy

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Available for Managers

Top 25

PERSEPHONE

Ian Hayden

THE CRAZIES meets PROMETHEUS

When an asteroid mining expedition discovers a strange new alloy that has healing properties, they soon realize that there are dangerous side effects that endanger the entire crew.

Action Sci-Fi Thriller

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Available for Managers

Honorable Mention

PERSONAL IDENTITY

Kirk Donoho

GATTACA meets FACE/OFF

In the year 2075, an advocate for a growingly prevalent teleportation system comes back from rehab to discover that his original self never left, forcing him to fight for his life.

Sci-Fi Thriller

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Circle of Confusion | Zach Cox

Top 50

PETER THE BEAST

Michael Ouellette

PETER PAN meets THE LOST BOYS

A young girl and her band of orphans must brave the treacherous criminal underground of WWI-era London and uncover the secrets of Peter's past to save her brother before he too becomes an immortal beast.

Action Adventure Supernatural

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Available for Managers

Top 25

PLAY THE DEVIL

Sebastian Davis

HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL meets THE STING

A group of con artists who specialize in fake house hauntings find themselves in danger when they target a house that may actually be haunted.

Comedy Horror Thriller

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Available for Managers

Top 25

RECOVERY

Robert M. Cosci

APOLLO 13 meets CONTAGION

A commercial space flight turns dangerous when a collision releases a deadly infection on board.

Sci-Fi Thriller

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Available for Managers

Top 25

RED PASS

Collin Watts & Leon Langford

THE GREY meets PANIC ROOM

After being stranded in a winter storm, a mother and child must fight for survival against a pack of wolves.

Thriller

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Aligned Entertainment | Mohammed Ali

Top 10, Mentor Program

RESIDUAL

David Lynch & Keith Lynch

THE BOURNE IDENTITY meets TOTAL RECALL

When a pioneering mind transfer procedure goes horribly wrong, three different consciousnesses find themselves trapped within one body, all fighting for control.

Sci-Fi Thriller

Agent: WME | Jeff Gorin
Manager: Available for Managers

Top 50

ROOK

David Case

TAKEN meets ENEMY OF THE STATE

While on vacation in Europe, a prominent biochemist is kidnapped and forced to produce a dangerous virus, leaving his screw-up brother as the only one who can save him.

Action Thriller

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Available for Managers

Honorable Mention

RUNS IN THE BLOOD

Matthew Aaron Nelson

THE MASTER meets ZODIAC

The only witness who can put Charles Manson away must fight for her life when she's hunted by Manson Family member hell-bent on keeping her silent.

Thriller

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Available for Managers

Top 50

SARAH CLAUS

Matt Kelly

ARTHUR CHRISTMAS meets MY SO-CALLED LIFE

Santa Claus' daughter has spent most of her life rebelling against Christmas, but that all changes when she's the only who can save it.

Comedy Family Holiday

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Available for Managers

Top 50

SEIRIOS

Angela Schultz

MAX meets IRON GIANT

The military's most dangerous weapon, an experimental robot dog, escapes the laboratory and befriends a young boy.

Adventure Family Sci-Fi

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Available for Managers

Top 50

SEXTON

Elizabeth Oyebode

GIRL, INTERRUPTED meets THE HOURS

The true story of how the secrets and sins of a seemingly normal housewife helped her become a Pulitzer-winning 1960s icon before ultimately destroying her.

Biopic Drama TRUE

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Available for Managers

Top 25

SHADOW OF GOD, THE

ALAIN SOUSSOKHO

ZERO DARK THIRTY meets MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE

A Jewish-American CIA operative, who is also a mole for the Israeli Mossad, reluctantly teams up with a legendary Arab spy to fight a terror organization armed with a bioweapon.

Action Thriller

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Available for Managers

Top 50

SINBAD & THE FINAL WISH

Hank Woon

PRINCE OF PERSIA meets PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN

A former prince, sold into slavery, quests to find a legendary genie being sought by the villainous man who killed his father.

Action Adventure Fantasy

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Available for Managers

Top 50

SNEAK AND DESTROY

Jase Shepherd

JINGLE ALL THE WAY meets MEET THE PARENTS

A sneaker fanatic undergoes a series of increasingly wild trials in pursuit of getting a pair of one-of-a-kind Jordans.

Comedy

Agent: Paradigm | Adrian Garcia, David Boxerbaum
Manager:

Honorable Mention

SOLUS

Charles Hopkins

IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS meets GONE GIRL

When a listless author learns of the death of an old muse and lover, he realizes that the mystery behind her alleged suicide is intended to provide the ending to his incomplete novel.

Drama Psychological Thriller

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Available for Managers

Honorable Mention

SPORT

David K. Wazsko

YOU'RE NEXT meets THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME

A hunting trip turns fatal for a group of childhood friends when a gunman stalks them from afar.

Horror Thriller

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Kanak Management | Jon Kanak

Top 10, Mentor Program

SPY, THE

Andrew Slattery

THE IMITATION GAME meets SAVING MR. BANKS

Roald Dahl takes a diplomatic posting during WW2, but when he is thrown into the field as an intelligence operative, he is forced to confront ruthless politicians and Nazi spies, all in an effort to get the US to enter the war.

Biopic Drama Spy

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Available for Managers

Top 25

STONE, THE

Russ Riggins

THE HANGOVER meets THE INTERVIEW

Two slackers must evade a bookie's thugs and deal with a ruthless Mexican gangster after one accidentally swallows an ancient stone that causes him to shit gold.

Action Comedy Supernatural

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Available for Managers

Top 10

SWEET SOULS ATROCIOUS

Tracey Bradley

CAPOTE meets ATONEMENT

When a journalist discovers that his neighbor is not a holocaust survivor, but in fact a former member of the Nazi party, he must uncover the whole truth in order to determine whether the old man should pay for his crimes.

Drama Thriller

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Available for Managers

Top 50

TETON RECKONING

Debi Yazbeck

COLD MOUNTAIN meets FISTFUL OF DOLLARS

Determined to head West, an orphan connives to wed a wealthy Idaho land baron who may not be all he appears.

Drama Western

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Available for Managers

Top 50

THROUGH THE MIST OF MEMORY

Victor Fitzpatrick

THE BOURNE IDENTITY meets JACOB'S LADDER

When a soldier returns home to find his family missing, his sanity is called into question as he struggles to uncover the truth.

Action Sci-Fi Thriller

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Available for Managers

Honorable Mention

UNTITLED NYC HIP-HOP DANCE PROJECT

Todd Serlin

STEP UP meets DO THE RIGHT THING

Two brothers and a dynamic crew of orphans battle for supremacy in NYC's hottest dance competition while a murderous incident from their past could bring everything crashing down.

Dance Drama

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Available for Managers

Top 50

WE REGRET TO INFORM YOU

David Keith Miller

LAST HOLIDAY meets THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY

An insurance agent is tasked with tracking down a man who, after being misdiagnosed as terminally ill, mistakenly receives 25 million dollars and is having the time of his life.

Comedy Romantic Comedy

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Available for Managers

Top 50

WELCOME TO THE HOTEL CHATEAU CHEVEUX

Michael B Snow

THE EVIL DEAD meets THE MUPPETS

A puppet inherits a formerly glamorous hotel from a distant relative, but accidentally summons demonic monsters that are intent on eating his famous and fashionable guests.

Comedy Horror

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Available for Managers

Top 25

WHEN FLESH BURNS

Ron Peer

BACKDRAFT meets INSIDE MAN

Fire investigators try to solve a string of calculated arsons, only to uncover that the culprit might actually be among their ranks.

Drama Thriller

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Available for Managers

Honorable Mention

WHEN THE DEVILS LOOSE

Ben Watts

STAND BY ME meets KINGS OF SUMMER

In the summer of 1988, four young friends set out to discover the truth behind a series of mysterious break-ins menacing their town, all while an ever-spreading wildfire threatens to wipe out their community entirely.

Coming-of-Age Drama Thriller

Agent: Available for Agents
Manager: Available for Managers

Top 10

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