My favorite loglines from this month’s issue of InkTip magazine:
- Coal for Christmas (Family feature by Lois Wickstrom and Jean Lorrah) - A young boy fears his baby sister will die of pneumonia in their freezing home, so he tries to be bad enough to force Santa to bring him whole load of coal for Christmas.
- Dead Again (1/2 hour comedy pilot by Agata Darlasi and Angelo Kyritsis) - An arrogant executive is cursed to die every day at 10:47 pm in ridiculous ways.
- Military Disco (Comedy feature by Patrick Connelly) - Two privates try to get themselves kicked out of the Army by pretending they’re gay and starting a dance club, but their plan backfires when Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell is repealed and the military leadership sees it as an opportunity to bolster recruitment.
- Repatriation (Drama by Janelle Dessaint Kimura) - An American photographer in Tokyo is forced to leave her Japanese husband behind when world governments methodically join together to repatriate all citizens to their country of racial origin, creating an artificial “post racial” world. She risks everything to circumvent the new world order to raise her children in a diverse, secure location.
- In Search of Cyndi (Romantic Comedy by Ben Espin) - On a frigid beach, two wayward teenagers discover a severed, frozen foot wearing a gold anklet with “Cyndi” engraved on it. The boys embark on a comical but heartfelt search to match this unusual “glass slipper” with its Cinderella. Happily ever after has never been so – awkward.
- The Zamboni Driver (Comedy by Scott Teel) - Sick of watching losing sports stars earn outrageous salaries, a fed-up, underpaid NHL Zamboni driver requests a $5 million contract. He loses his job, but not before he becomes a media sensation, inspiration to the home team’s players, and hero to millions in the working class.
- The Sleep Traveller (Sci-Fi feature by Faye Stergioula) - In an attempt to find out who ran him over, a cripple resorts to hypnosis. When the amateur hypnotist asks him to avoid the car, he does it – and wakes up able-bodied!
- Charisma (Suspense feature by Sean Lisik, and not the same as the script by the same name I wrote several years ago) - Ninety-nine percent of the world’s serial killers are male. “Charisma,” displays the manipulative, seductive differences of the exception.
- The Healing Gland (Suspense feature by George Gaio Mano) - An accident reveals that a man carries a cure for cancer in his body. Unfortunately, removing the cure from his body will kill him, and that is what everybody wants to do.
This, of course, doesn’t include the logline for Postville, which also happens to appear in this month’s issue.