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Projects by the slightly modest award winning screenwriter and novelist Graham Parke:

Feature and Pilot Screenplays:

Feature Scifi/Thriller
6 awards, 17 nominations
Feature Comedy/Drama
3 awards, 16 nominations
TV pilot, Quirky Comedy
1 award , 13 nominations
TV pilot / feature - Scifi/Thriller
3 awards, 19 nominations

Freshly Minted:

TV Pilot, Comedy/Drama
Scifi
Conceptual/Comedy/Romance
Not So Romantic Comedy
Comedy

Planned:

Scifi/Family/Adventure
Conceptual fiction/Dark comedy
Comedy
Romantic Comedy/Mystery
Comedy
Blind Spot
What would you do with five minutes of invincibility?
Genre:
SciFi/Thriller
Based on:
Short story by Graham Parke
Accolades:
• World series of Screenwriting, 1st place (thriller)
• Script Pipeline First Look, 2nd place (as Lazarus Effect)
• Acclaim Film Script, 2nd place
• New York Screenplay contest, 3rd place
• Story Pros, 4th place
• London Film Awards, 5th place
• Contest of Contest Winners, final 12 scripts

Summary:

We've all heard the stories of people miraculously surviving failing parachutes, gunshots to the head, and lightning strikes. But what if this isn't just luck? What if there's something more fundamental at work?

Logline: After discovering a loophole in reality that allows them to predict moments of invincibility, a young tech savvy couple must stop a rogue government agent from using their technology to disable the country's defense systems.

Logline2: Two young scientists, Naomi and Gary, discover a loophole in reality that allows them to predict moments of invincibility. But when a passenger jet crashes into a town without a single casualty, they find themselves hunted for their secret. Then Naomi discovers there are dangerous side effects to the blind spots.
No Hope for Gomez!
Boy meets girl, boy stalks girl, girl already has a stalker, boy becomes her stalker-stalker.
We've seen it all before, but this time it’s different. If only slightly…
Genre:
Romantic Comedy/Mystery
Based on:
Novel by Graham Parke
Accolades:
• Los Angeles Film and Script Festival 2014, 2nd Place
• Page Awards, quarter-finalist
• Shore Scripts, finalist
• LA Comedy Festival, finalist
• Write Movies 38, 2015, semi-finalist
• Richmond International Screenplay Festival 2015, quarter-finalist
• Screencraft's Comedy Screenplay Contest 2015, semi-finalist
• The Fade-In Awards 2015, quarter-finalist
• Screencraft TV Pilot contest 2015, quarter-finalist
• Forewords Book of the Year (novel)
• Kirkus best of Indie 2011 (novel)
• International Book Awards Finalist (novel)
• USA Book News Finalist (novel)

Ongoing:
• Screenplay Festival (pilot comp), finalist

Summary:

Have you ever had days when you thought life was much tougher on you than it was on others? That even gravity seemed to pull on you a little bit harder?

It's all in your head, of course. Bad luck just tends to stand out more. But Gomez is convinced his bad luck is a medical condition.

Pilot log line: After ending up in the emergency room following a particularly disastrous blind date, Gomez is convinced he’s finally found the girl of his dreams in a young research assistant, but when he tries to ask her out, he accidentally signs up for her experimental drug trial.

Series logline: When the unluckiest guy in the world falls for an assistant in a mysterious drug trial, he teams up with a misguided YouTube dating guru to reel in The One, but soon the trial’s side-effects have him questioning his increasingly strange experiences, and the dating guru turns out to be very different from what he made himself out to be.


Main Characters:

Gomez Porter – has never had much luck with women, or jobs, or anything, really, and is convinced even gravity pulls on him a little harder than it does on others. Using his own unique view of the world, Gomez tries valiantly to get that one girl, that one job, that one road to happiness.

Christine Hargrove – an unassuming beauty and a master of the medical domain. Beyond it, however, she’s a babe in the woods, unable to adequately express herself in terms outside the realm of science. She runs a clinical trial to productize the power of the placebo. Although she and Gomez are perfect for each other in almost every way, they’re unable to recognize and decode each other’s signs of interest.

Hicks – a wise old soul trapped in the body of a young hypochondriac. To the untrained eye, he appears to be made up entirely of ticks and phobias. He works in Gomez' antiques store.

Leverage / Harold – Introverted accountant by day, misguided dating guru by night. His often ludicrous advice is presented with such clear, un-impenetrable logic, that it causes his followers to derail in their efforts.

Antonov – one of Leverage’s followers, after leaving Russia he found himself unable to interact with western women. They often tell him to be more sensitive, to which his response is: ‘Antonov is not soap, he is not sensitive, he is real man!’

Eddy the Lizard – one of Leverage’s followers, with his angular face and flaky skin, Eddy actually looks like a lizard. It’s hard not to picture him jumping up on the table and stealing your wallet, with his tongue. Recently divorced, Eddy wants to learn how to date a higher class of woman.
How to Catch a Time Traveler
In 2009 Stephen Hawking proved time travel was impossible, however, his experiment was based on a false assumption
Genre:
Drama/Conceptual fiction
Based on:
Short story by Graham Parke
Accolades:
• Screencraft Scifi grandprize winner 2017
• Austin Film Festival 2017 - ongoing - second rounder
• Austin Revolution Film Festival, 1st place
• Depth Of Field International Film Festival, 2nd place (v3.3)

Summary:

In 2009 Stephen Hawking proved time travel was impossible. He did this by holding a time traveler's convention and sending out the invitations after the fact. This way only time travelers could attend.

No one showed up.

If time travelers just needed a forum to prove their abilities, this experiment might have worked, but how do you catch a time traveler who doesn't want to get caught?

Pilot Logline: Years after Rick's mother and sister mysteriously vanish, he creates special facial recognition software that shows a girl, who doesn't seem to age, popping up in the background of his childhood photos. But when this software gets him arrested on hacking charges, he is recruited by a shadowy organization to help capture the first ever time traveler. The girl who springs his traps, however, looks all too familiar.

Logline: With his Time Travel research at a dead end, a young scientist devises a way to catch future time travelers, but when a mysterious girl springs one of his traps, the secret agenda of his financier threatens to erase them both from the timeline and hurl the planet towards destruction.
Debbie The Viking
Life can be tough, especially for a Viking trapped in a little girl’s body.
Genre:
Comedy/Drama
Based on:
Short story by Graham Parke
Accolades:
• L.A. Comedy Shorts 2014, 1st place
• Big Island Screenplay comp. 2015, 2nd place
• Scriptapalooza fellowship, final 4
• Crowdsource Studios, final 2
• Script Pipeline 2015, semi-finalist
• Contest of Contest Winners 2015, scriptdoc, final 12 scripts
• Screencraft's Family Friendly Script Contest 2014, semi-finals
• Hollywood Screenplay Contest, finalist
• Creative World Awards 2015, finalist
• Catalina Film Festival, top 15
• Nashville Film Festival, semi-finalist
• Austin Revolution Film Festival 2014, semi-finalist
• Reel Writers Screenwriting comp. quarter-finalist
• Screencraft's Comedy Screenplay Contest 2015, Quarter-finalist
• WriteMovies 38, quarter-finalist
• The Fade-In Awards 2015, quarter-finalist
• Story Pros 2015, finalist (3.3)
• Screencraft Family Friendly 2015, quarter finalist (3.3)
• Screencraft Comedy Screenplay 2016, quarter-finalist (3.4)

Summary:

The first day of school is always difficult. New people, a new class, it's a struggle to fit it. Imagine how much more difficult it would be if, deep down, you just knew you were a Viking. A big hairy Viking, trapped in a little girl's body?

Logline 1:When Debbie, who's convinced she's a Viking trapped in a little girl's body, is about to be removed from her single father's care, she calls upon her Viking skills to assemble a team of the ignored and forgotten of society to trick social services into letting her stay with her father forever.

Logline 2: When Debbie, who's convinced she's a viking trapped in a little girl's body, is in danger of being removed from her single father's care, she must call upon her viking skills to assemble a team of unlikely heroes to help her trick social services into letting her stay with her father forever.

Logline 3: After her mother dies, 12-year-old Debbie copes by fantasizing that she’s a Viking while her father gets lost in his work, but when their dysfunctions threaten to destroy what’s left of their family, they find Debbie’s fantasy life has attracted a real cast of characters to support them.
Sometimes I'm so Smart, I Almost Feel Like a Real Person
A misguided dating guru attempts to solve life's mysteries with the help of some fairly odd YouTube followers.
Genre:
TV
Comedy
Based on:
Novel by Graham Parke
Accolades:
• Creative World Awards, prelim. finalist

Summary:

Why can't you call a girl the next day?
What exactly is the friend-zone for?
And why has the divorce rate tripled since the advent of deodorant commercials?

Harold's answers might surprise you.

Introverted accountant by day, misguided dating guru by night, Harold has set up a Youtube channel to workshop his elaborate strategies for seducing Emma, the girl of his dreams. But when he finally works up the courage to ask her out, he discovers she’s only using him to get fodder for her own dating blog – the one she’s set up to workshop ways of seducing Green-eyed Leopold.

Leopold, it turns out, is one of Harold’s followers. Savagely misunderstanding all of Harold’s advice, he suddenly finds himself hugely successful with the ladies, Emma included.

Season One has Harold reconnect with his long lost father, whose disappearance is nowhere near as mysteriously altruistic as Harold feels it should have been. He also attempts to solve life's mysteries on his YouTube channel with the help of some fairly odd followers. Railroaded by a mother who's sure she knows best, and urged on by the memory of his little brother, Harold has to figure women out before Emma the sales clerk falls for his nemesis. He finally works up the courage to go on a couple of dates with Emma, only to find she’s merely practicing on him to get fodder for her own dating blog and to work up the courage to ask out Harold’s nemesis, Leopold. Leopold, it turns out, is one of Harold’s followers. Misconstruing all of Harold’s advice, Leopold suddenly finds himself hugely successful with the ladies.

Season Two has Harold constructing an answer to the most universal of all human problems, one for which over 4000 years of civilization has failed to find a solution. A surefire cure for getting over someone. Each step will be battletested and honed to perfection.
I Get Everything for Free
He wants to help her escape the psychiatric hospital, but is she really being held illegally?
Genre:
Romantic Comedy/Thriller
Based on:
Short story by Graham Parke

Summary:

Logline: When Rick meets Jinx at the psychiatric hospital while visiting his mother, he's not sure whether she's a patient or a staff member, as he uncovers the dark secret behind her identity, he has to decide whether it truly matters who a person is, when you already love so much of them.
Carbon Copies
Rick struggles with the world and his relationship when an exact duplicate of his wife shows up at the breakfast table one morning.
Genre:
Comedy/Conceptual fiction
Based on:
Short story by Graham Parke

Summary:

Logline: When people all over the world are mysterious duplicated, society struggles with problems it has never faced before. In the midst of this, Rick tries his best to please both Maude #1 and Maud #2, but getting ownership of the remote control has become increasingly difficult and claiming the bathroom before work impossible.
Vlad the Importer
Genre:
Comedy
Based on:
Short story by Graham Parke

Summary:

Logline: Vlad XXI wants his grandson to follow in his footsteps and return to the old country to regain power for a brutal reign of a thousand years, but Vlad XXIII just wants to fit in, find a way to walk out in daylight, and run his little import business together with his new girlfriend.
Spring Break Zombies
Father: "Just because you're a zombie, that doesn't mean you don't have to eat your vegetables!"
Genre:
Comedy/Conceptual fiction
Based on:
Short story by Graham Parke

Summary:

Logline: Yes, the zombie apocalypse is here, but it's not what we expected. Nothing ever is. Society does its best to integrate the pesky biters, but they keep forgetting to take their meds.
Insomniac Society
A secret coven whose members haven't slept in over ten years tries to influence society and steer it in a new direction.
Genre:
Conceptual fiction/Drama/Dark comedy
Based on:
Novel by Graham Parke

Summary:

Logline: At 54, Smitty loses his job on the exact day his wife runs off with her (new) divorce lawyer. Kicked out of his own house, he finds himself in a old apartment building filled with society's rejects. Little does he know this is the recruiting ground for an underground coven of city dwellers who never, ever sleep.
The Zero-th Moment
Genre:
Scifi/Family/Adventure

Summary:

Logline: When an orphan discovers that her scientist father invented a way to capture moments in bottles, she must visit his bottled moments to find clues to his whereabouts before his lab partner can steal the invention.
Dial-a-Drinking-Buddy
Whether you're new in town, or you have a hard time making friends (or you just need help burying a body), everyone can use a drinking buddy.
Genre:
Comedy
Based on:
Short story by Graham Parke

Summary:

Logline: A group of disgruntled IT workers decides to quit their jobs and set up their own company when they discover a way to productize their main passion; hanging out with friends in bars. What starts out as a fun gig helping traveling business men and reclusive millionaires have a good time, soon turns dark when they get caught up in a downspiral of unfortunate escalations.
No Date for Carlos
You'd think that the Internet would make dating easier, but all it's done is increase the visibility of the absolutely vast number of mismatches.
Genre:
Not so Romantic Comedy
Based on:
Novel by Graham Parke

Summary:

How do we choose one person to fall in love with over another?

We tell ourselves we've found someone really special. One in a million. We just love their sense of humor, their generosity, the fact that they want the same number of kids. But the sad truth is, if we found those exact same qualities in our next door neighbor, we probably wouldn't even notice them.

Logline: At 27, Carlos has never been on a single successful date. Something always happens to downgrade the date to a mere meet-up. But when a mysterious blond-freckle girl moves into his building, he'll have to pull out all the stops to show her how wonderful he probably is on the inside...
Soon-to-be broken links...


Blind Spot

• Page Awards 2016, quarter-finalist

• Script Pipeline First Look 2016, 2nd place (as Lazarus Effect)
• Fresh Voices 2015, quarter-finalist
• Table Read My Screenplay 2015, semi-finalist
• World series of Screenwriting 2014, 1st place (thriller)

• Acclaim Film Script 2014, 2nd place

• New York Screenplay contest 2014, 3rd place

• Story Pros, 4th place

• London Film Awards, 5th place

• Breaking Walls Screenplay Contest 2014 Q3, finalist

• Emerging Screenwriters, 2016, top 100

• Austin Revolution Film Festival 2014, finalist

• Screencraft Action&Thriller contest 2014, semi-finals

• Reel Writers Screenwriting Comp 2014, semi-finalist

• Write Movies contest 36, semi-finalist

• Write Movies 38, 2015, semi-finalist

• Final Draft Big Break 2014, quarter-finalist (Scifi/Fantasy)

• The Screenplay Festival 2014 (Thriller/Horror), finalist

• Richmond International Film Festival, semi-finalist

The Fade-In Awards 2015, quarter-finalist

Screencraft Sci-fi contest, ongoing



No Hope for Gomez!

Screenplay Festival 2015, finalist (ongoing)

LA Comedy Festival, finalist

• Screencraft TV Pilot competition 2015, quarter finalist. (ongoing)

• Page Awards, quarter finalist

• Los Angeles Film and Script Festival 2014, 2nd Place
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• Shore Scripts, finalist

• Write Movies 38, 2015, semi-finalist

• Richmond International Film Festival, quarter-finalist

• Screenplay Festival (Action/Adv), semi-finalist

• Screenplay Festival (Thriller/Horror), finalist

• The Fade-In Awards 2015, quarter-finalist

• Screencraft's Comedy Screenplay Contest 2015, semi-finalist ongoing


How to Catch A Time Traveler

• Screencraft Scifi 2017, grand prize (as Pandorium)

• We Screenplay WISC 2015, semi-finalist

• Page Awards 2016, quarter-finalist

• Circus Road 2015, finalist (top 25)

• Spotlight screenplay comp 2015, top 25

• Screencraft Action/Thriller comp, semi-finalist

• Final draft Big Break 2015, finalist (top 10)

• Creative World Awards 2015, finalist

• Depth of Field, fall 2015, 2nd place

• Austin Revolution Film Festival 2014 (short), 1st place

• Page Awards, finalist (ongoing)

• CineStory, ongoing

• Story Pros Awards, finalist

• Script Pipeline 2015, ongoing

• Screencraft Sci-fi contest, ongoing


Debbie The Viking

• Screencraft Comedy, quarter finalist

• Story Pros 2015, finalist

• Nashville Film Festival 2016, semi-finalist

• Creative World Awards 2015, finalist

• Big Island Screenplay Contest 2015, 2nd Place

• Screencraft's Family Friendly Script Contest 2015, quarter finals

• L.A Comedy Shorts 2014, 1st place

• Hollywood Screenplay Contest 2014 (short), finalist

• Austin revolution Film Festival 2014, (short), semi-finalist

• The Fade-In Awards 2015, quarter-finalist

• WriteMovies 38, 2015, quarter-finalist

• Screencraft's Comedy Screenplay Contest 2015, ongoing

• Script Pipeline, ongoing