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Masterpiece | Bridget Messaros | Script Shop Episode 054

Logline for Masterpiece

"After her mother's murder goes cold, Elizabeth starts her own investigation trying to decipher the mind of her mother's killer; illustrating the mental state of an unstable individual showing how a series of events can personify the darkest corner of thought. Will Elizabeth find her mother's killer or become a victim?"

About Bridget Messaros

Growing up in Waldo, OH (which is indeed, a real place), Bridget was involved in everything. Cheerleading, show choir, musical, band, soccer, dance, and 4-H. Having her Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management she was going to be a wedding planner but 3 years ago she auditioned and landed a lead role in a feature film and she got hooked in the entertainment world.

Masterpiece is her first screenplay and she’s learning the editing process is longer than the writing process. This story has been brewing in her mind for the past 8 years but she finally decided to write it down. She has a keen interest in crime mysteries and psychological thrillers.

Also, an avid lover of the outdoors, Bridget often camps for her vacations. Recently traveling out to Yellowstone and backpacking through Grand Teton with her husband. If she had it her way, her dog, Theodore, would be with her always. You can also find Bridget, her husband, and Theodore kayaking on some lakes around the Cleveland area.

Bridget plans to continue writing and acting in the future. Her hopes for Masterpiece is to obtain Hello Sunshine as a producer and bring the story to life in a theater near you.

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Thoughts and Prayers | Matthew Hoch | Script Shop Episode 053

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"After losing her daughter in a school shooting, a grieving mother takes the gun control issue into her own hands by confronting her state's NRA-backed Senator, with a legally purchased firearm of her own."

About Matthew Hoch

Matthew is an East Coast native and Los Angeles transplant. After making a journey out west for the better part of a decade, Matthew has returned East from Los Angeles, hoping to glean inspiration from the tri-state area. Matthew's previous screenplays have won awards and placed in national screenwriting competitions such as Stage 32, Hollywood Hills Screenplay Competition, Story Pros, 13Horror.com Screenplay festival, and Atlanta Comedy Film Festival. He has had a feature produced and distributed onto streaming platforms by Gravitas Ventures, as well as two short films that made the festival rounds. Short fiction of his has appeared in various literary journals. He is a lifelong Mets fan, much to his dismay. Instagram @ mhocher twitter @mhoch

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The Finicky Cat | Garin Pirnia | Script Shop Episode 050

Logline for The Finicky Cat

"John and Mary adopt a cute cat named Mittens, but they later find out it has a hankering for human brains. The couple must succumb to the cat's insatiable hunger--or else. It's loosely based on a true story."

About Garin Pirnia

Garin Pirnia was born and raised in the rock-and-roll city of Dayton, Ohio. She has written about arts and culture for Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, Mental Floss, the Wall Street Journal, the Atlantic, Huffington Post, Eater, Cincinnati CityBeat, and many more publications. She is author of The Beer Cheese Book and Rebels and Underdogs: The Story of Ohio Rock and Roll. Garin blames her twisted sensibilities on growing up watching “family films” like The Dark Crystal, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, and Gremlins. As far as she knows, Anthony Michael Hall is doing just fine.

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Not That Nice | Adielenah Perez | Script Shop Episode 042

Logline for Not That Nice

"When recently dumped Karen loses her cat she enlists the help of her kid neighbor, Bella, who has lost something of her own."

About Adielenah Perez

Adielenah is a Puerto Rican writer/director, born and raised in the Bronx. She grew up in her fathers karate school, watching spaghetti westerns and the Twilight Zone, wondering if she could tell her own stories one day. Her start in filmmaking was with grassroots media and activist organizations such as Global Action Project but did not end there. She currently lives in Washington DC.

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Dream Trip | Artem Chukanov | Script Shop Episode 041

Logline for Dream Trip

"Alex is going on a dream trip to the USA, but soon he realizes that local people hide some dark secrets, and he must return before it is not too late."

About Artem Chukanov

Born on 3d of October, 1996 in the small town Uvarovo, Tambov region (600 kms away from Moscow). Went to the 1st grade when I was almost 7. Throughout the academic years I had been an active participant of various contests. My portfolio contains more than 100 different certificates confirming participation and winning in a lot of contests such as “Best Student of School” and various contests on different school subjects (Russian language, literature, mathematics, English, and many others). In 2004, I started studying at Music School for Children. I have graduated from there with honors in 2009, but I continued playing accordion and singing in choir and solo.

In 2013, I became a participant of exchange program for students called FLEX (Future Leaders of Exchange). It was a big success for me because approximately only 1% of participants get to actually go to the States and live there for one year. I lived in a small town, Clark Fork, ID. I graduated from Clark Fork High School with honors finishing 3d among 21 students in the class. Upon my graduation from there, I decided that I wanted to get an American Degree. Unfortunately, my family wasn’t able to afford my studies in the USA, so my choice was American University in Bulgaria (AUBG). It is much closer to my native country and education is much more affordable. Before getting into AUBG, I had to repeat my school year in Russia. In 2015, I graduated from Russian High School with a Medal of Excellence, and I was admitted into AUBG. There, I found my true passion. I wanted to study something related to the film. Journalism & Mass Communication major was the closest to what I wanted to learn. Fortunately for me, they also opened a Film Studies minor.

I am a regular participant of 48 Hours Documentary Challenge organized by AUBG Documentary Club every September. Three years in a row I had been creating short documentary films on a variety of subjects. I'm huge fan of horror films, so even if I’m making a very amateur short documentary film, I include some thrilling elements in there. I’m also a big fan of screenwriting. I’ve written a handful of short scripts, and I get back to them from to time because I believe that writing something good is a long process. Dream Trip was the very first fictional script I’ve ever written.

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Timed | Kathleen Wolak | Script Shop Episode 040

Logline for Timed

"Two nameless observers ponder mankind’s foibles as a twisted narrative unfolds in front of them."

About Kathleen Wolak

Kathleen Wolak is a writer and proud law school dropout from Hamden, CT.  Before falling in love with writing for the screen, she authored three young adult novels and published several short science-fiction and horror stories.  Kathleen's inspiration stems from anything off-beat or ghoulishly hilarious. Her influences range from David Lynch to Rick and Morty. In 2018, Kathleen’s first screenplay, Timed, was named an official selection for the 2 Dollar Film Festival.

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Into the Sunset | Kent Meloy | Script Shop Episode 039

Logline for Into the Sunset

"An aging courier takes on one final cross-country job to fulfill a long overdue promise and quite possibly save his soul."

About Kent Meloy

Kent Meloy is a film director/writer/producer with over 30 years experience in the industry.
Specializing in the nuances of telling a good story, he has spent a great deal of time working with clients to hone their message to their intended audience.

He began his career as a grip and location sound recordist for a nationally syndicated dramatic children's series and spent five years absorbing everything he could. When the opportunity presented itself he moved into video editing where he discovered a knack for pacing and setting the mood through the editorial. In the mid-90s, at the onset of the world-wide-web he moved into web and interactive design, becoming a champion of the mantra "know thy audience", working with producers and large corporate clients to ensure they were considering the desired results of the communication, not just "how cool it looked".

When an opportunity to get back into the film and theater world presented itself, he jumped at the chance and has been involved there ever since, spending a great deal of his time honing his skills as a director, writer and producer. With a handful of awards under his belt for these endeavors he feels he has found his calling, and is aggressively pursuing it.

Specialties: a skewed take on the ordinary, a refusal to let imagination stagnate, a love of 'what's possible, even if improbable' and a fierce devotion to telling a good story.

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Rise | Amy McCorkle | Script Shop Episode 038

Logline for Rise

"In a life she can't remember, in a time too painful for him to forget, can the healing sands of time work their magic so that she might embrace her past so that she can set the world free."

About Amy McCorkle

Amy Leigh McCorkle is an author, blogger, screenwriter and filmmaker. With 23 books published, nearly half of them Amazon Bestsellers, with her memoir an International Bestseller, Letters to Daniel, she has parlayed that into a successful independent film festival presence. Since 2014 she and her screenwriting and producing partner, Melissa Goodman have won 61 awards and been nominated 30+ times for their scripts, documentaries, short films and music videos. Amy lives in Shepherdsville, Ky with her orange tabby Luke. When Amy is not creating fictional worlds she is using her Letters to Daniel platform to advocate for herself and others like her who live bipolar disorder.

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Some Years Earlier | David Bradburn | Script Shop Episode 037

Logline for Some Years Earlier

"Either you happen to life, or life happens to you."

About David Bradburn

David Bradburn grew up outside of Chicago in Elgin, Illinois. Here, he shot his first film during high school: a compilation of shorts and mock commercials that he hoped would be funny enough to make it to America's Funniest Home Videos.

They weren't.

Over 25 years later, Bradburn has honed his craft and finds himself wearing the many different hats of the independent movie maker to see a project from script to screen. Serving as lead producer of the Von Steuben High School Film Festival for six years, Bradburn navigated the process of obtaining grants to bring filmmaking opportunities to Chicago high school students.

Whether he's serving as writer, producer or director, Bradburn wants to do more than just make movies: he seeks partnerships with other local filmmakers to put Chicago on the map as the premier independent film making city. Bradburn's directorial approach draws on his 20 years worth of experience as a high school English teacher: his leadership and focus inspire his crew's motivation to realize his creative vision.

Bradburn's films include "Home", "The Night Before The Morning After", "Superhero Me", a finalist in the 2012 Beverly Hills Film Fest Writing Competition, My Brother's Other Mother ¬- a documentary chronicling his younger brother's search for his birth mother in the Dominican Republic, and "The Coming of Age" which was written by Northwestern University's Film Department Chair, Dave Tolchinsky. Bradburn's successful launch into Chicago's independent film community most recently landed him assignments with Kenmore and FOX.

His current projects include: Some Years Earlier, a feature in development, is a coming of age story about the universal tale of overcoming one's past. His films "Rockabye" and "Before You Woke" are currently on the festival circuit.

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Second Dance | Dexter Williams | Script Shop Episode 036

Logline for Second Dance

"An American college student, haunted by recurring dreams of another time, is shocked beyond imagination when she is told she’s the reincarnation of a nineteenth-century Middle Eastern belly dancer."

About Dexter Williams

Dexter is an award-winning American screenwriter who has written thirteen feature film screenplays and thirteen short screenplays, virtually all of which being a personal reflection of his interest in the paranormal and metaphysical. He has written scripts in the genres of: comedy, drama, fantasy, horror, science fiction, and thriller.

Dexter is represented by Mystical Sounds Productions, a management/production company based in Montreal, Canada.

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