Thriller Short Screenplay: GRAVEL HEART by Michael Curtis

Deadline September 15th for Thriller/Suspense Film and Writing Festival
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Short Screenplay: GRAVEL HEART
by Michael Curtis

SYNOPSIS:

A 14-year-old puts his life in jeopardy when he confronts a neighbor for killing his dog. The script is loosely based on something that happened to me about 10 years ago when a man shot and killed one of my dogs for what seemed like sport. Just meanness. Gravel Heart is a reimagined version – kind of a gritty coming of age story that explores loss and the limits of retribution.

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Angelica Alejandro
Tommy – Nathan Kohn
Brick – Jason Martorino
Cosgrove – Jason J. Thomas
Celia – Stephanie Seaton

Read THRILLER/SUSPENSE Short Film Loglines and Pitches

Deadline Thriller/Suspense Film and Writing Festival
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Read the best of Thriller Short Film Ideas and Loglines:

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Title: DISAPPEARED
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/disappeared_by_jesse_prevost.html

Written by: Jesse Prevost

Type: Short Film

Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Suspense

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Title: THE SECOND LAST MAN ON EARTH
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_second_last_man_on_earth_by_jordan_hall.html

Written by: Jordan Hall

Genre: Zombie, Comedy, Rom-com, Action, Sci-Fi

Type: Short Script

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Title: SOUR CHERRY
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/sour_cherry_by_melissa_trotter.html

Written by: Melissa Trotter

Genre: Drama

Type: Short Script

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Title: THE AUDIT
http://www.wildsound.ca/the_audit_by_nic_penrake.html

Written by: Nic Penrake

Genre: Crime, Thriller

Type: Short Script

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Title: THE REST OF ME
http://www.wildsound.ca/the_rest_of_me_by_denise_khng.html

Written by: Denise Khng

Genre: Action-thriller drama

Type: Short Screenplay

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Title: SOMETHING IN THE WOODS
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/something_in_the_woods_by_andrew_dawson.html

Written by: Andrew Dawson

Genre: Horror

Type: SHORT SCRIPT

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Title: My Last Duchess
http://wildsoundfestival.com/my_last_duchess_by_grant_reid.html

Written by: Grant Reid

Genre: Thriller

Type: Short Screenplay

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Title: Roadkill Junkyard
http://wildsoundfestival.com/roadkill_junkyard_by_eve_hands.html

Written by: Eve Hands

Genre: Mystery, Suspense

Type: Short Screenplay

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Title: Power Cell
http://wildsoundfestival.com/power_cell_by_ben_davies.html

Written by: Ben Davies

Genre: Mystery/Suspense

Type: Short Screenplay

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Title: AND THEY LOVED HAPPILY EVER AFTER
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/and_they_loved_happily_ever_after_by_srinivasan_natarajan.html

Written by: Srinivasan Natarajan

Genre: Crime

Type: Short Screenplay

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Title: TORMENT
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/torment_by_joe_robertson.html

Written by: Joe Robertson

Type: Short Script

Genre: Mystery/Suspense

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Title: THE LATE SHOW
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_late_show_by_coletta_preacely-garcia.html

Written by: Coletta Preacely-Garcia

Type: Short Script

Genre: Horror

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Title: POWERCELL
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/powercell_by_paul_surtees.html

Written by: Paul Surtees

Type: Short Script

Genre: Thriller

Watch Thriller Short Screenplay Reading of DOUBLE CROSS

Deadline July 20th to submit your Thriller/Suspense Screenplay:
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DOUBLE CROSS
by Cat Stewart & Stephen Hoover
Reading of the Short Script

SYNOPSIS:

Tells the story of a man abandoned in the desert, forced to survive while mulling over the situation that got him there

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Susan Wilson
DALTON – Roman Spera
MAN – Nick Baillie
COLE – Adam McNamara
MARSHALL – Neil Kulin
LEXIE – Melinda Michael

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FAMILIAR Thriller/Horror Short Film that played at the Festival

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FAMILIAR played at the October 2015 FEEDBACK Film Festival

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK for FAMILIAR:

Synopsis:

Through a series of tragic events, a middle aged man grows to suspect the negative impulses plaguing his mind may not be his own.

Produced by Zach Green

Written & Directed by Richard Powell

Starring Robert Nolan
Astrida Auza
Cathryn Hostick

Edited by
Navin Ramaswaran
Tom Mountain

Music by
Bernie Greenspoon

VANISHED Thriller Short Film – Watch Audience FEEDBACK from the Festival

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VANISHED was shown at the November 2013 FEEDBACK Film Festival.

Watch Audience FEEDBACK Video of VANISHED:

VANISHED, Action/Suspense, 11min – USA/Germany
Directed by Simon Beckman

SYNOPSIS:

A secret research facility has been completely annihilated when a special ops team comes to the rescue. Keaton, a hard-nosed investigator, tries to reconstruct what has happened when one sole survivor is discovered.

Alex, shell-shocked and wounded, cannot remember much, still Keaton is relentless. He needs to find out what she knows right now to avoid an even greater disaster.

Directed by Simon Beckman

Writers: Simon Beckman, James Coyne

Stars: Cameron Richardson, Mark Rolston, Jed Abrams

FORMS:Short

GENRES:Thriller, Crime, Action

VANISHED – DIRECTOR’S STATEMENT

‘To me a film is successful if it keeps the viewer’s attention for the entire running time and leads them to form an opinion on the central characters of the story. VANISHED is supposed to mesmerize the viewer right away and not let go until the very end.

It was especially important to me to find the best possible cast. The leading actress must evoke empathy while the extreme circumstance the other characters are in also needed to be clear.

Visually I wanted top create a world that seemed authentic but left much in the dark. The viewer only gets to see what’s essential. This approach was also used for the more brutal scenes. It is perfectly clear what exactly is happening but most of it is left to the imagination.

It was important to me to avoid drawing any attention to the cinematography and rather make the story the main focus. The viewer is supposed to always know where we are and what is happening. Fast action sequences happen in real time. I deliberately avoided slow motion and intricate camera moves and instead tried to create a strong sense of realism.

I made VANISHED because it is exactly the kind of film I enjoy watching and want to direct in the future. Of course I hope this short film will lead to getting a feature film made some time soon. However, no matter what happens I do believe we have at the very least succeeded in making a very good and entertaining short film.