Screenplays

One of my great joys has been writing screenplays. As I write, I see the characters interacting and playing off each other. Through film, I can share stories that involve sight, sound and that intangible feeling we all get sitting in the dark as a story unfolds in front of us.
The Coveting

Wr​iter:  Bruce Burnett

PURCHASED AND IN PRODUCTION BY HELP FILMS, INC. 
Swordsman of Brooklyn

Writer:  Bruce Burnett

UNDER OPTION TO EXXCELL ENTERTAINMENT, LLC
Out of the Plains

Wr​iter:  Bruce Burnett

Genre:  Action/Thriller

Logline: After the death of their friends, a farming family adopts surviving siblings to form a new family only to have to fight against three psychopaths on a joy ride of terror to survive.
19

Wr​iter:  Bruce Burnett

Genre:  Action/Thriller

Logline: Most teens look forward to their 19th birthday, but Branden Scott just hopes to survive a powerful underground movement which is after him to extend the life of a rich and powerful man. Maybe 20 will be a better year…if he makes it.
Garden of the Gods

Writer:  Bruce Burnett

Genre:  Drama

Logline: Boyhood friends, one a Southern Ute Indian State Park Ranger and the other a white police detective in a small Colorado town, clash as the real story surrounding the death of the Native American’s wife comes to light after the murder of his son’s girlfriend on the Indian burial ground in the Garden of the Gods.

Wr​iter:  Bruce Burnett

Final Draft

Genre:  Comedy

Logline: Enter Paul Johnson, a self-made man, writer, adventurer, oil roughneck, cowboy, and fisherman, who is sent in to claim the final screenplay draft of a feature film from Chadwick Standish, the pampered husband of the studio CEO hold up in a motel off the Jersey turnpike. They are forced to face their demons in this hilarious exploration of men’s hidden feelings about life, women, and success.
Marcus Witherspoon

Writer:  Bruce Burnett

Logline: Marcus Witherspoon, the prodigal son of Harlem streets, returns home from Oxford after the death of his mother to confront the brother and girlfriend he left behind in a now a drug-ridden, gang-controlled neighborhood bent on destroying anyone who tries to raise the community out of despair.

Wr​iter:  Bruce Burnett

One Good Season

Genre:  Drama

Logline: Leroy Babas, an All-City shortstop from Chicago in 1960, moves with his preacher father and younger brother after the death of this mother to a rural Eastern Oregon town and is forced to confront the community’s racist past. He unites with an unlikely brother in the form of Bobby, the son of the former head of the local Klan, to change the town forever.
Accidental Friends

Writer:  Bruce Burnett

Genre:  Drama/Comedy

Logline: When the group of thirty-something former college classmates reunite for a campout fifteen years after their last encounter, old rivalries and feelings surface. The friends strive to impress one another with their high-powered careers only to reveal cracks in each of their lives in the spirit of The Big Chill.  
The Lamb (based on the published novel)

Writer:  Bruce Burnett

Genre: Science Fiction/Thriller

Logline: To his astonishment, a Harvard scientist finds his blood matches the DNA of Christ and is forced to battle religious zealots embedded in the US government who kidnap his wife in a chase across the country to save her.