Screenplays

Gini Graham Scott has written 15 screenplays for feature films.  These include the following:

 

Cop, Action, Mystery, Suspense, Thrillers, and Legal Dramas

 

DEADLY AFFAIR: a cop/action/mystery thriller

After a beat cop with marriage problems has an affair with a neighborhood activist battling drug dealers, his lover turns up dead and he could be the suspect.  He turns to his brother-in-law, a homicide investigator, to help find the real killer, and they risk getting killed as they investigate. (Has a director and investor interest).

 

COKE AND DIAMONDS: a legal/crime action thriller; based on a true story

A federal prosecutor matches wits with an international drug trafficker posing as an importer, who charms a jury, escapes prison, and enters high society. When the prosecutor pursues with an FBI agent using surveillance, stings, undercover agents, informants, wiretaps, and a hotel raid, he nearly loses the case, his job, and reputation, but succeeds due to an unexpected clue.

 

RICH AND DEAD: an action/suspense/mystery thriller; based on a true story

After a homicide secretary’s wealthy friend, seeking divorce, becomes ill, the secretary suspects the husband of poisoning her. After her friend’s death, with help from her boyfriend and homicide detective, she prevents a cremation and foils efforts to dispose of the body, leading to a chase through an abandoned shipyard and capture of two gunman and the husband.

 

OUT OF CONTROL: an action/mystery thriller; inspired by a true story

After a battle over a supermarket parking space, one woman investigates and discovers the other woman, her husband, and two partners are involved in a chop shop, illegal immigration, welfare fraud, and banker’s murder.  Threatened by exposure, they try to kill her and the cop helping her, leading to an ambush, car chase, and ultimate capture.
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THE HELIFLYERS: a suspense thriller, based on the Heliflyer Website: heliflyer.org

After a young entrepreneur creates the first U.S. helicopter commuter service, some executives taking flights disappear or die mysteriously, and he struggles to find out who’s killing them before the negative publicity kills his company, and then he becomes a target of the killers.

 

MOVING ON: an action/mystery thriller

A 30something writer has problems with a landlord, broker, moving company, and mover when she moves. As she investigates and uncovers their criminal secrets, they try to kill her. A cop teaching a class she takes helps her, and after a shoot-out in her house, she gains her dream house and the cop.

 

 

Sci-Fi, Suspense, and Contemporary Dramas

 

THE NEW CHILD: a sci-fi contemporary family drama

An archaeologist and his wife can’t have a child, when he discovers a 15,000 year-old skeleton and uses its DNA in a cloning experiment to have a child, which he and his wife raise as their own. But the child becomes increasingly wild leading to media frenzy.

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NEW IDENTITY: a sci-fi legal/crime action drama

Sam, a wealthy businessman, whose life and health are failing, seeks a new life through a brain transplant into a dying criminal.  As Jack, he marries and becomes a respected community leader, until a TV story leads to his arrest for murder. His trial becomes a media circus about who he is – Jack, Sam, the criminal – with unexpected results.

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DEAD NO MORE: a sci-fi crime, action, mystery drama

After a lawyer wins a dispute and acquires a cryonics tank with a shrewish wealthy woman frozen 20 years, a scientist friend brings her back.  It turns out her husband “killed” her and her children took her property.  When he tries to regain her property, her husband tries to kill her again, as she transforms into a nice person. Short won 2 awards at a Castro Theater Film Festival March 2013 in SF.

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Contemporary Drama

 

SUICIDE PARTY: a contemporary drama about events in the news

A ripped-from-the headlines drama about a formerly successful business professional who can’t find work, is losing his house, and decides to throw a suicide party with his friends’ help to raise money to get back on his feet. If he raises enough he’ll live; otherwise he’ll kill himself; putting on the party leads to a media frenzy and unexpected results.  A new trailer and sizzle reel has just been filmed. Photos of shoot at facebook.com/changemakerspublishing.

(A hilarious dark comedy based on the original script: SUICIDE PARTY #SAVE DAVE is being released by Fenix Pictures in 2016.  Website at suicidepartyfilm.com; promotional site at savedave.net).

 

TAX REVOLT: a contemporary drama inspired by a true story

After a protestor shoots himself in the financial district over taxes he can’t pay, a newspaper reporter begins a story that inspires an organizer to create a tax forgiveness movement for once successful but now struggling people. As the protest grows, some wealthy people fear the passage of a tax forgiveness bill, and seek to delay it and disrupt the movement with an assassin to kill the reporter, his friends, and movement leaders. Though the story is fictional, the tax forgiveness campaign is real, growing, and gaining political support).

 

 

UNBALANCED: a psychological drama inspired by a true story

A struggling wanna-be producer with psychological problems becomes a mentor to a newcomer, and goes crazy and on a revenge vendetta after the newcomer outshines her to destroy her and those close to her. A novel that inspired the script was published in December 2011 and is available through AMAZON.

 

THE INTERN: drama of contemporary relationships

After a popular college senior is a marketing internship coordinator, she has escalating conflicts with her teacher over missed deadlines, fabricated research, missing money, and other problems, leading her to try to kill her teacher, with unexpected results.

 

INTERNET ADDICT: drama of contemporary relationships

A 30something computer store salesman addicted to the Internet is losing his girlfriend as the high-tech boom crashes.  He joins a support group for high-tech casualties, which helps him regain his balance in life, and he rescues a woman neighbor, recovering from a traumatic experience, from an abandoned house.

 

DELUSION: psychological drama about contemporary relationships; based on a true-story 

Jerry, 40, a struggling writer, encounters Don, a successful high school friend, who launches an Internet publishing venture after his wife leaves him. As the venture tanks, Don has a manic-depressive breakdown, increasingly bizarre fantasies, and turns to Jerry, who gains success by helping Don.
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