THE 2013 LAUNCH PAD COMPETITION ANNOUNCES — THE TOP 25 SEMIFINALISTS

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We are very pleased to announce our top 25 semifinalists in the 2013 LAUNCH PAD SCREENWRITING COMPETITION.

2013 SEMIFINALISTS (in alphabetical order):

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— “FALLMAN”
Logline:
Sent to prison for saving the life of a police officer his partner shot during a botched armed robbery, when Mark Fallman is released all he wants to do is get back to his family and put his life back on track. But, instead he finds himself confronted by his recently escaped former partner, set to get revenge.

Genre:
/ — Modern Western

& — “RECOLLECTING REMY”
Logline:
When a biographer desperately needs money to pay back a substantial loan, he must trigger the publication of his unreleased biography by finding and killing his subject and idol, a reclusive, ninety-one-year-old fantasy novelist.

Genre:
Black Comedy

— “FASCINATION 127″³
Logline:
An ex-con risks everything by taking a last in an effort to save his daughter’s life. The : take Jim Morrison’s coffin, turn it over to the client for twenty four hours, then return it to the ground before it is publicly exhumed for relocation to the U.S.

Genre:

— “A SEAT IN HELL”
Logline:
Bored with life after traveling the world, a dying medical examiner attempts to quench his thirst for exploration by vicariously traveling through Hell via tales told by the executed Death Rowers he secretly revives.

Genre:
Psychological

— “MICKEY STANTON AND THE LEGIONS OF DARKNESS”
Logline:
When a commander of the underworld leads an unholy invasion to the surface, three lowly gas station attendants will battle his vile horde to stop them from wreaking havoc across the entire planet!

Genre:
Supernatural//Comedy

Terrell T. Garrett & — “WOLVERTON”
Logline:
In turn of the century London, gentleman thief Jack Wolverton specializes in stealing the arcane, the accursed and the occultic. With war about to break out, only he can stop the world’s most powerful artifacts from falling into the hands of the villainous Dorian Gray!

Genre:
/Adventure

& — “20 MINUTES SOUTH”
Logline:
Days away from marriage, a young man returns home seeking forgiveness from his mother for the haunting mistake that ripped their family apart.

Genre:
Drama

& — “HYPERBARIC”
Logline:
A traumatized sailor must confront the fear that cut short his promising navy , when he’s forced to pilot a homemade drug submarine.

Genre:
Contained /

— “THE DEVIL’S HARVEST”
Logline:
After fields of his father’s crops are mysteriously destroyed, a high school senior and his girlfriend begin documenting the events, only to discover that the cause is far more sinister then they’d imagined.

Genre:
Found Footage — Supernatural/

& — “STERLING”
Logline:
An assassin cyborg goes against company protocol after he discovers that his latest mark may hold the key to his humanity.

Genre:
Sci-Fi/

— “RUN”
Logline:
Pitched as District B13 meets The Warriors. After his brother is killed, the only white member of a Mexican street gang must survive the city’s 10 Gang Area and a team of corrupt cops to get the evidence his brother was killed for to the courthouse before the trial ends.

Genre:
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— “FIRE FIGHT”
Logline:
A disgraced fire captain and a group of loggers struggle to survive in the remote wilderness after discovering a blaze that literally has a mind of its own. PREDATOR meets BACKDRAFT.

Genre:
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(AKA: ) — “THE THIRD WHEEL”
Logline:
While it seems like every single bitch they went to high school with is now living ‘happily-ever-after’, two thirty-something best friends put marriage, kids and mortgages on hold in order to chase a different dream – writing the next big novel craze à la Twilight or Fifty Shades of Grey… However, with their chance of success fading as fast as their looks, their close bond is fractured when one of them panics and falls for ‘Mr. Right Now’.

Genre:
Comedy

— “THE SHADOWED”
Logline:
An outlaw and his gang must team-up with a company of Texas Rangers to battle with the resurrected ghosts of vengeful Navajo braves besieging an isolated border town.

Genre:
Western/

— “BLOOD RUSH”
Logline:
A geeky college freshman must fight for his afterlife when he discovers he’s pledging a fraternity of vampires.

Genre:
Supernatural

— “NEWTON’S LAW OF EMOTION”
Logline:
As a young Isaac Newton pursues the affections of a headstrong princess, he seeks to uncover the principles of love using his new system of mathematics. However, his equations start to break down when her former lover enters the scene.

Genre:
Romantic Comedy

— “MARLOWE”
Logline:
Based on a true story. African-American P.I. Sam Marlowe shows novice writer, Raymond Chandler the realities of detective work, juggling gangsters, corrupt politicians and movie star Jean Harlow to find out who is burning farms on the Arroyo Seco Canyon.

Genre:
Drama/Noir

— “BUTCHER HOLLER”
Logline:
When her security drags Iraq vet Eliza back to the mountains she once fled, she must battle a religious cult determined on unleashing the apocalypse and her own lack of faith to save an innocent child from becoming the final sacrifice.

Genre:
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— “ONE MAN’S WORD”
Logline:
Based on a true story. An elite US Air Force pilot goes missing transporting a new state-of-the-art bomber across country. Written off as dead to family and friends, he stumbles into a Ranger’s Station fifty-five days later. The USAF labels him an American hero and their new poster boy, which leads to a bidding war for his exclusive story, an Ed Sullivan appearance, tossing out the first pitch at the World Series and parades. Then a simple statement by a rogue reporter creates one of America’s great military mysteries – pitting America against one man and his word.

Genre:
Drama

— “FIRST LIGHT”
Logline:
A tortured soul is let out of Purgatory and given a human body and 24 hours on Earth to accomplish a dangerous mission for a shadowy spirit, ultimately risking eternal damnation in order to save the life of his now grown-up son and the woman he’s fallen in love with.

Genre:
Supernatural

— “THE CHOKE ARTIST”
Logline:
When a guy prone to cracking under pressure wins the chance to kick a field goal at the Super Bowl for one million dollars, he desperately searches for a cure to his condition.

Genre:
Comedy

— “THE JAGUAR’S FANG”
Logline:
When contact with an expedition on the trail of a mythical treasure is mysteriously lost, a paratrooper, a gentleman thief, and an archeologist must join forces to save the missing people and the treasure, or risk losing them forever to the sinister forces bent on the same prize.

Genre:
/Adventure

— “PURE O”
Logline:
When a college student facing graduation starts suffering from uncontrollable violent thoughts, she becomes obsessed with finding out what they mean, and why they’re suddenly happening to her.

Genre:
Psychological

— “TRANQUILITY BASE”
Logline:
When a global disaster strikes Earth, fifteen astronauts fight to secure a spot in a moon base only designed to support six.

Genre:
Sci-Fi/

— “DREAMSHIP”
Logline:
A selfish teenager has until sunrise to rescue his little sister from the fantastical world where nightmares are born, or else they’ll both be trapped there forever.

Genre:
Fantasy/Adventure

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CLICK HERE TO SEE WHO WAS SELECTED AS  THE TOP 10 FINALISTS IN THE 2013 LAUNCH PAD COMPETITION. 

A very big congratulations to everyone listed above!

Our top 10 finalists will be announced Monday, June 3rd, with our winners announced Monday, July 1st!

All semi-finalists have been contacted by the TB staff.  If you have not received an email from us, please contact us ASAP.

To read up on the Launch Pad Competition, or to see who the judges are for this year’s feature competition, CLICK HERE.
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