2011: Top Unproduced Screenplays | Part 1

Best Unproduced Screenplays of 2011

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Check out 73 (mostly) unproduced screenplays from 2011. Here are the first 12, indexed alphabetically, from # to B.

Are you ready for some good reads? These scripts are considered as some of the best of the year according to hundreds of industry professionals.

For Your Consideration, we have the first 12 scripts listed and indexed alphabetically for quick access. Including Bill Dubuque's "The Accountant," Chuck Maclean's "Bridges on the Fort Point Channel," and everything in between.

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    Written by: James EllroyDavid Matthews

    Votes: 7

    Two stories from 1974 are linked together - the unsolved murder of an LAPD officer and the nationally televised shootout in South Central Los Angeles between the Symbionese Liberation Army and the LAPD where 50,000 rounds of gunfire was exchanged. The events will be seen through the eyes of a pair of police partners, one black and one white.

    A Many Splintered Thing (n.k.a. Playing it Cool) (2014)

    Written by: Chris ShaferPaul Vicknair

    Votes: 17

    When a charming heartbreaker finally meets a girl he can’t have, he discovers the true meaning of love by living out other people’s love stories and writing his own. IMDb

    The Accountant (2016)

    Written by: Bill Dubuque

    Votes: 13

    The Treasury Department pursues a brilliant, autistic accountant who doubles as an assassin and "problem-solves" with precision in more ways than one. IMDb

    Bad Words (2013)

    Written by: Andrew Dodge

    Votes: 8

    The bastard child of the organizer of the national spelling bee gets his revenge by finding a loophole and attempting to win the bee as an adult, only to find friendship in a young Indian contestant. IMDb

    Bastards (n.k.a Father Figures) (2017)

    Written by: Justin Malen

    Votes: 17

    Two brothers, raised to believe their biological father died, find out their mother slept with many powerful and famous men in the 1970s, and the siblings hit the road to find their real father. IMDb

    Before I Fall (2017)

    Written by: Maria Maggenti

    Votes: 6

    When a popular teen girl is killed in a car crash, she relives the critical day seven times and makes changes in an attempt to affect the outcome; in the process, she herself changes as she tries to make up for previous heartless, self-absorbed behavior and gains a better understanding of herself and others. As she evolves and makes the connections necessary to save a bullied, depressed girl’s life, she comes to accept her own fate. IMDb


    Written by: Larry Brenner

    Votes: 23

    A group of people struggling to survive a zombie apocalypse make an alliance with a vampire, trading themselves as food in exchange for protection since zombies don’t eat vampires.

    Beyond the Pale

    Written by: Chad Feehan

    Votes: 27 (10th overall in 2011)

    Teenage siblings suspect they’ve been ripped off by the town undertaker, but what they discover is much more sinister than either imagined.

    The Big Stone Grid

    Written by: Craig Zahler

    Votes: 12

    A cop is pulled into an underworld organization that brutally murders people to extort money out of others.

    Blood Mountain

    Written by: Jonathan Stokes

    Votes: 17

    After his team is ambushed and killed in Pakistan, a young army ranger must escort the world’s most wanted terrorist over dangerous terrain in order to bring him to justice. While being hunted by both of their enemies, they must find a way to work together in order to survive.

    Breyton Ave.

    Written by: J. Daniel Shaffer

    Votes: 6

    A group of teens living without adults and under their own social order in a small fenced-in neighborhood are forced to face what they fear is the inevitable physical danger beyond the fence.

    Bridges on the Fort Point Channel

    Written by: Chuck MacLean

    Votes: 12

    An Irish family in the 1970s, dealing with the loss of their father and the busing of black kids into white neighborhoods, decides to blow up all the bridges in Boston.

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