2015 Launch Pad Feature Competition – Top 25

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Top 25

A comprehensive list of the 2015 Launch Pad’s Top 50 Feature scripts!
(All scripts are listed alphabetically by title)

*Please note that not making the Top 25 does not in any way effect eligibility for the
2015 Launch Pad Mentorship Program picks or the Benderspink Guaranteed Signing.
 

View The 2015 Feature Competition Complete Results

View The Top 10 Feature Scripts Here

View The Top 50 Feature Scripts Here

View The Top 75 Feature Scripts Here

AUGUSTA

Logline: 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.
Pitched as: ELIZABETH meets GLADIATOR
Writer: Ben Fickes
Genre: Drama | Historical | Epic
Representation: Currently unrepresented
Availability: Project is available
Details: Top 25 – 2015 Launch Pad Feature Competition
Direct Link: AUGUSTA – Coming Soon

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BAD EDUCATION

Logline: A high-school honor student falls for her biology teacher, who has a penchant for manipulating bullied students into violence.
Pitched as: GONE GIRL meets HEATHERS
Writer: Wei Ling Chang
Genre: Thriller
Representation: Signed with Benderspink – Daniel Vang
Availability: Project is available
Details: Top 25 – 2015 Launch Pad Feature Competition
Direct Link: BAD EDUCATION – Coming Soon

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BETTER MAN

Logline: A lonely man becomes infatuated with a successful architect, mimicking his idol’s life until he violently takes it over.
Pitched as: THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY meets ONE HOUR PHOTO
Writer: Jay Cipriani
Genre: Thriller
Representation: Currently unrepresented
Availability: Project is available
Details: Top 25 – 2015 Launch Pad Feature Competition
Direct Link: BETTER MAN – Coming Soon

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BIG SISTER

Logline: A young Pakistani woman puts herself and her family in danger when she challenges age-old traditions by fighting for women’s rights.
Pitched as: ERIN BROCKOVICH meets HE NAMED ME MALALA
Writer: Mikko Tormala
Genre: Drama | Biopic | True
Representation: Signed with Paradigm – Adrian Garcia, David Boxerbaum | Energy Entertainment – Brooklyn Weaver
Availability: Project is available with attachments
Details: Top 25 – 2015 Launch Pad Feature Competition
Direct Link: BIG SISTER – Coming Soon

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CHASING UNICORNS

Logline: 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.
Pitched as: TROLL HUNTER meets HOT FUZZ
Writer: Benjamin Sweet
Genre: Supernatural | Comedy
Representation: Currently unrepresented
Availability: Project is available
Details: Top 25 – 2015 Launch Pad Feature Competition
Direct Link: CHASING UNICORNS – Coming Soon

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CONTROL

Logline: 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.
Pitched as: PHONE BOOTH meets FLIGHT
Writer: Steve Lewis
Genre: Action | Thriller
Representation: Currently unrepresented
Availability: Project is available
Details: Top 25 – 2015 Launch Pad Feature Competition
Direct Link: CONTROL – Coming Soon

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DEVILS AND DUST

Logline: When a contract killer is forced to kill her high school friend, she must return to her hometown to find the people responsible.
Pitched as: LA FEMME NIKITA meets UNFORGIVEN
Writer: Dagmar Blommaert
Genre: Drama | Thriller | Action
Representation: Currently unrepresented
Availability: Project is available
Details: Top 25 – 2015 Launch Pad Feature Competition
Direct Link: DEVILS AND DUST – Coming Soon

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END OF LINE

Logline: A socially awkward, movie-loving teenager navigates his coming-of-age in a factory town where the workers have gone on strike.
Pitched as: SUBMARINE meets ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL
Writer: Paul Hunt
Genre: Drama | Coming-of-Age
Representation: Currently unrepresented
Availability: Project is available with attachments
Details: Top 25 – 2015 Launch Pad Feature Competition
Direct Link: END OF LINE – Coming Soon

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FELIX BEFORE VACATION

Logline: In a future where resources are thin, a corporation takes the elderly on lavish vacations before euthanizing them.
Pitched as: THE BUCKET LIST meets NEVER LET ME GO
Writer: Byron Burton
Genre: Drama | Sci-Fi
Representation: Currently unrepresented
Availability: Project is available
Details: Top 25 – 2015 Launch Pad Feature Competition
Direct Link: FELIX BEFORE VACATION – Coming Soon

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FIRST LADY

Logline: 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.
Pitched as: HYDE PARK ON HUDSON meets CAROL
Writer: Eleonore Gachet
Genre: Drama | Biopic | True
Representation: Currently unrepresented
Availability: Project is available
Details: Top 25 – 2015 Launch Pad Feature Competition
Direct Link: FIRST LADY – Coming Soon

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HAIRYMAN

Logline: 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.
Pitched as: BEHIND THE MASK: THE RISE OF LESLIE VERNON meets FINDING BIGFOOT
Writer: Steve Pang
Genre: Mockumentary | Comedy
Representation: Currently unrepresented
Availability: Project is available
Details: Top 25 – 2015 Launch Pad Feature Competition
Direct Link: HAIRYMAN – Coming Soon

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MARGOT

Logline: 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.
Pitched as: THE BABADOOK meets JENNIFER’S BODY
Writer: Tom Mann
Genre: Horror | Thriller
Representation: Currently unrepresented
Availability: Project is available
Details: Top 25 – 2015 Launch Pad Feature Competition
Direct Link: MARGOT – Coming Soon

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MOA

Logline: 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.
Pitched as: LILO AND STITCH meets CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS
Writer: Chase Caldwell & Simone Nathan
Genre: Family | Animated | Comedy
Representation: Currently unrepresented
Availability: Project is available
Details: Top 25 – 2015 Launch Pad Feature Competition
Direct Link: MOA – Coming Soon

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NO MAN’S LAND

Logline: 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.
Pitched as: THE VILLAGE meets TWILIGHT
Writer: Jeffrey R. Field & Michelle Davidson
Genre: Sci-Fi | Thriller | Coming-of-Age
Representation: Currently unrepresented
Availability: Project is available
Details: Top 25 – 2015 Launch Pad Feature Competition
Direct Link: NO MAN’S LAND – Coming Soon

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OVERNIGHT VISIT

Logline: 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.
Pitched as: 21 AND OVER meets PCU
Writer: S. Michael Mier
Genre: Comedy
Representation: Currently unrepresented
Availability: Project is available with attachments
Details: Top 25 – 2015 Launch Pad Feature Competition
Direct Link: OVERNIGHT VISIT – Coming Soon

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PETER THE BEAST

Logline: 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.
Pitched as: PETER PAN meets THE LOST BOYS
Writer: Michael Ouellette
Genre: Action | Adventure | Supernatural
Representation: Currently unrepresented
Availability: Project is available
Details: Top 25 – 2015 Launch Pad Feature Competition
Direct Link: PETER THE BEAST – Coming Soon

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PLAY THE DEVIL

Logline: 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.
Pitched as: HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL meets THE STING
Writer: Sebastian Davis
Genre: Horror | Thriller | Comedy
Representation: Currently unrepresented
Availability: Project is available
Details: Top 25 – 2015 Launch Pad Feature Competition
Direct Link: PLAY THE DEVIL – Coming Soon

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RECOVERY

Logline: A commercial space flight turns dangerous when a collision releases a deadly infection on board.
Pitched as: APOLLO 13 meets CONTAGION
Writer: Robert M. Cosci
Genre: Sci-Fi | Contained | Thriller
Representation: Currently unrepresented
Availability: Project is available
Details: Top 25 – 2015 Launch Pad Feature Competition
Direct Link: RECOVERY – Coming Soon

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RED PASS

Logline: After being stranded in a winter storm, a mother and child must fight for survival against a pack of wolves.
Pitched as: THE GREY meets PANIC ROOM
Writer: Collin Watts & Leon Langford
Genre: Thriller | Survival
Representation: Leon only signed with UTA — Charles Ferraro, Geoff Morley | Energy Entertainment — Brooklyn Weaver
Availability: Project is available
Details: Top 25 – 2015 Launch Pad Feature Competition
Direct Link: RED PASS – Coming Soon

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SEXTON

Logline: 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.
Pitched as: GIRL, INTERRUPTED meets THE HOURS
Writer: Elizabeth Oyebode
Genre: Drama | Biopic | True
Representation: Currently unrepresented
Availability: Project is available
Details: Top 25 – 2015 Launch Pad Feature Competition
Direct Link: SEXTON – Coming Soon

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SPORT

Logline: A hunting trip turns fatal for a group of childhood friends when a gunman stalks them from afar.
Pitched as: YOU’RE NEXT meets THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME
Writer: David K. Wazsko
Genre: Thriller | Horror
Representation: Currently unrepresented
Availability: Project is available
Details: Top 25 – 2015 Launch Pad Feature Competition
Direct Link: SPORT – Coming Soon

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THE SPY

Logline: Roald Dahl takes a diplomatic posting during WWII, 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.
Pitched as: THE IMITATION GAME meets SAVING MR. BANKS
Writer: Andrew Slattery
Genre: Drama | Spy | Biopic
Representation: Currently unrepresented
Availability: Project is available
Details: Top 25 – 2015 Launch Pad Feature Competition
Direct Link: THE SPY – Coming Soon

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THE STONE

Logline: 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.
Pitched as: THE HANGOVER meets THE INTERVIEW
Writer: Russ Riggins
Genre: Action | Comedy | Supernatural
Representation: Currently unrepresented
Availability: Project is available
Details: Top 25 – 2015 Launch Pad Feature Competition
Direct Link: THE STONE – Coming Soon

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WELCOME TO THE HOTEL CHATEAU CHEVEUX

Logline: 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.
Pitched as: THE EVIL DEAD meets THE MUPPETS
Writer: Michael B. Snow
Genre: Horror | Comedy
Representation: Currently unrepresented
Availability: Project is available
Details: Top 25 – 2015 Launch Pad Feature Competition
Direct Link: WELCOME TO THE HOTEL CHATEAU CHEVEUX  – Coming Soon

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WHEN THE DEVIL’S LOOSE

Logline: 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.
Pitched as: STAND BY ME meets KINGS OF SUMMER
Writer: Ben Watts
Genre: Drama | Coming-of-Age | Thriller
Representation: Currently unrepresented
Availability: Project is available
Details: Top 25 – 2015 Launch Pad Feature Competition
Direct Link: WHEN THE DEVIL’S LOOSE  – Coming Soon

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