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“Monster Lab” – Indie Screenplay Seeking Producer

Option “Monster Lab” for $3,000 for one year.

Logline: College folklore professor Wade Sarkis is forced by the US military to help deal with werewolves that were created in a research experiment gone wrong.

Synopsis: Wade Sarkis is confronted by representatives of the US military. They tell him his knowledge is needed, but are under orders not to reveal more information to him. They take Wade to a hidden, subterranean government laboratory.

Quickly, Wade meets General Brant Wierman. Wierman explains to Wade that the facility Wade has been brought to had been running experiments aimed at grafting wolf DNA to humans in the hopes of curing deafness. Things went wrong, and the test subjects have become human/wolf hybrid creatures—genetically engineered werewolves. No cure they’ve tried has worked. The military has brought Wade in out of the desperate hope that a cure can be found in mythology. Wade is shown shocking proof of Wierman’s claims, and tries to leave, only to learn that he is effectively a prisoner of the US government until the matter has been resolved.

Wade begins working with the beautiful Dr. Alanna Quesnell—the lab’s lead scientist. Very soon after their collaborative research gets underway, the werewolves escape. The creatures bite a number of scientists and soldiers in the facility. The bites transfer genetic material and gene splicing chemicals to the victims, causing them to change into more werewolves.

The domino process continues, and more and more of people in the base are killed or turned—including Wierman—until Wade and Alanna are all that are left. Trapped in the base, with no hope of curing the unfortunates who have been turned, Wade and Alanna settle upon a new plan. They opt to destroy the lab, killing the werewolves, before any can escape into the outside world.

Wade and Alanna dodge werewolves to gather parts for a make-shift bomb, and reach a boiler. They plant the bomb and set the timer. They then struggle to make it clear of the lab before the bomb goes off.

After encountering more werewolves—including Wierman—Wade and Alanna escape just in time.

The film ends with them receiving medical attention, preparing for a debriefing on what has transpired.

“Dark River Lords” – Indie Screenplay Seeking Producer

Option “Dark River Lords” for $3,000 for one year.

Logline: In this intense action/drama, a man undertakes a harrowing quest to defeat the tyrant king of a rival land, and rescue the princess he is responsible for protecting—and with whom his is in love with.

Synopsis: Brom Grey is aboard a river-bound war ship, trailing Hadrian de Bolbec—lord of a neighboring kingdom—who has kidnapped Princess Emeline Payne. De Bolbec plans to force Emeline to marry him, then kill her and her parents. This would make him ruler of two kingdoms. Everyone thinks that Brom is out to save Emeline because, as Captain of her personal guard, he’s sworn to protect her. What no one else knows is that Brom is in love with the princess.

After Brom’s ship is damaged by unusual weapons, he sets out on a skiff to try and catch the other ship. Unbeknownst to him, Emeline manages to escape de Bolbec and takes to the forest to hide. When de Bolbec learns that Emeline is gone, he sends men out to recover her. Brom sees the men leaving the ship, realizes that Emeline has escaped and sets off into the woods after her, following the enemy.

A storm moves in and Emeline takes shelter in a barn. She is discovered the landowner, Thad Dargin. He is a selfish, greedy, lecherous man. When Emeline tried to escape, he threatens her with a pitchfork. She screams, drawing the attention of the enemy men and Brom.

De Bolbec’s men rush in, saving Emeline from Thad, and Thad realizes who she is. Brom arrives moments later. After a pitched battle, Brom escapes with Emeline and Thad into the woods, forcing Thad to help, as he knows the land. De Bolbec’s men give chase.

When Thad tries to help de Bolbec’s men, Brom kills him and escapes with Emeline to the newly-repaired warship. They set out for home and Brom declares his love for Emeline. He is shocked to learn that she feels the same about him. De Bolbec follows them in his own ship.

Arriving at Castle Payne, Emeline’s parents are ready to heap rewards on Brom, but de Bolbec arrives. He activates groups of “sleepers” in the Castle Payne, setting off a large battle. The battle ends when Brom kills de Bolbec in a duel.

The film ends with the wedding of Brom and Emeline and the knowledge that, one day, Brom will rule as King.

Film Festival

Yesterday evening Desiree and I were able to attend the Second Annual Klamath Independent Film Festival, in Klamath Falls, Oregon. The film fest consisted of eight short films, the longest of which was 17:45. Each offering was excellent, and a pleasure to watch. We had a great time yesterday evening, and eagerly await next year’s film festival. Last year, we missed the First Annual Klamath Independent Film Festival due to being away on our honeymoon.

For those of you wondering about the winners of last night’s event:

3rd runner up: “Glengarry Glen Styx”

2nd runner up: “Bare the Sun”

Grand prize winner: “Liberation”

At least some of the short films shown last night are available on-line. Searching for them should turn them up for you if you’re interested. Please see the scans of the event flier below for a full listing of the names of the films, their creators, and the home city of each filmmaker.

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Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

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