SCREENWRITING

“You can always make a good story better.”

Here you’ll find a library of the Mystery Tin screenplays, unproduced and produced, and a short synopsis (the “logline”) of each film.

THE CHESSBOARD KILLER

The horrifying true story of Alexander Pichushkin who, between 1994 and 2006, rose from an everyday grocery clerk in Moscow to “The Chessboard Killer,” one of Russia’s most prolific serial killers.

Feature length, horror/thriller.

Read The Chessboard Killer here.

LOVE & KRYLON

Teenage graffiti artist Ryder Faull takes his art to new heights when gang violence, law enforcement, love and Krylon threaten everything he lives for.

Feature length, coming-of-age.

Read Love & Krylon here.

THE VALENTICH DISAPPEARANCE

On October 21, 1978, Frederick Valentich was piloting a Cessna 182L over the Bass Strait, off the southern coast of Australia. At 7:12 PM, he began seven minutes of dialogue with air traffic control where he describes what he believed to be a UFO. The last thing Valentich said was, “It is hovering over me, it is not an aircraft.” Investigator Peter Graham battles his own demons in an attempt to solve the world famous incident known as “The Valentich Disappearance.”

Feature length, biopic.

Read The Valentich Disappearance here.

THE RUSH

Fracking, a modern day gold rush of natural gas, erupts in Oak Springs, North Dakota, threatening the lives of the roughnecks, the town, and potentially… the world.

One hour dramatic television drama pilot.

Read The Rush television pilot here.

UNIT C19

Martin Benham is a struggling columnist who’s flipping storage units to earn some extra cash. When he discovers a dead girl, he decides to take it upon himself to circumvent the authorities and solve the girl’s murder.

Feature length thriller.

Read Unit C19 here.

THE DREAM JOB

A major corporation has developed the technology to provide product placement in dreams. Account executive Cole Matteson discovers this technology may being used to serve an ulterior purpose, and the deeper he digs into the conspiracy, the line between his consciousness and dreaming blurs.

Feature length, corporate psychological thriller.

Read The Dream Job here.

PURSUIT

Devan Rhodes is an amateur motorcycle racer recruited to join the LAPD’s elite high speed pursuit unit. He uses his top-notch racing skills to end dangerous police chases while searching for answers to his parents’ mysterious death.

Feature length, action.

Read Pursuit here.

WINNER: West Field Screenwriting Competition – Powers Award for Excellence in Screenwriting.

THE BROTHERHOOD

How far would you go to join “the brotherhood?” Feature length collegiate drama.

SHORTS

MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE

CLOCKWORK

THE GETAWAY (with Aaron Bellings)

LIABLE

BREAKING AND ENTERING

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