2012: Top Unproduced Screenplays | Part 6

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Check out 78 (mostly) unproduced screenplays from 2012. Here are the next 13, indexed alphabetically, from P to S.

Welcome back! Let's continue our journey through the best of list. If you've been here before, you may have already noticed that we made a few changes.

These screenplays are considered as some of the best of 2012 according to hundreds of industry professionals who've read them, and voted for them. We have 77 of the 78 chosen scripts and, in the interest of speed and your 8FLiX experience, we've grouped the downloads into smaller chunks.

For Your Consideration, we have the next 13 screenplays indexed alphabetically, from P through S. Including Sean O’Keefe's "The Paper Man," Paul and Benjamin China's "Sweet Virginia," and everything in between.

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    The Paper Man

    Written by: Sean O’Keefe

    Votes: 6

    The true story of Matthias Sindelar, the Austrian footballer voted as the Sportsman of the Century and killed by Hitler’s Nazi party.

    Penny Dreadful (2013)

    Written by: Shane Atkinson

    Votes: 9

    Desperate to hang on to his pregnant girlfriend, bumbling Dennis gets caught up in a kidnapping scheme gone awry, leaving him saddled with a sociopathic little girl who seemingly calls the shots. IMDb

    Peste (n.k.a. Viral) (2016)

    Written by: Barbara Marshall

    Votes: 6

    Following the outbreak of a virus that wipes out the majority of the human population, a teen documents her family’s new life in quarantine and tries to protect her infected sister. IMDb

    The Portland Condition

    Written by: Dan CohnJeremy Miller

    Votes: 10

    Set against the backdrop of rainy Portland, Oregon, a young man finds himself falling in love for the first time - only to receive a letter from his future self, warning him of impending heartbreak.


    Written by: Young Il Kim

    Votes: 39 (4th overall in 2012)

    During the height of the Watergate scandal, rising star Hillary Rodham is the youngest lawyer chosen for the House Judiciary Committee to Impeach Nixon, but she soon finds herself forced to choose between a destined path to the White House and her unresolved feelings for Bill Clinton, her former boyfriend who now teaches law in Arkansas.

    Sand Castle (2017)

    Written by: Chris Roessner

    Votes: 20

    Based on a true story, a group of United States soldiers in Iraq risk their lives to save a local village. IMDb


    Written by: Eyal PodellJonathan Stewart

    Votes: 43 (3rd overall in 2012)

    As a young man, Ted Geisel meets his future wife Helen, who encourages his fanciful drawings, and in the 1950s when Ted is struggling professionally, Helen helps inspire the children’s book that will become his first big hit, "The Cat in the Hat."

    Shut In (2016)

    Written by: Christina Hodson

    Votes: 23

    A woman who tries to raise her catatonic son on her own suddenly discovers a shocking secret about him. IMDb


    Written by: Ashleigh Powell

    Votes: 10

    A female prison guard in the future, where prisoners are rehabilitated with virtual reality, discovers a conspiracy that puts her loyalty into question.

    Stockholm, Pennsylvania (2015)

    Written by: Nikole Beckwith

    Votes: 7

    A young woman, kidnapped when she was a kid, returns home to the family she barely remembers and struggles to feel 'at home.' IMDb

    Story of Your Life (n.k.a. Arrival) (2016)

    Written by: Eric Heisserer

    Votes: 35 (5th overall in 2012)

    Based on the short story by Ted Chiang. When alien crafts land around the world, a linguistics expert is recruited by the military to determine whether they come in peace or are a threat. As she learns to communicate with the aliens, she begins experiencing vivid flashbacks that become the key to unlocking the greater mystery about the true purpose of their visit. IMDb

    The Survivalist (2015)

    Written by: Stephen Fingleton

    Votes: 14

    Years after lack of resources result in much of the world’s population dying off, a survivalist is living on a farm alone until a woman and her seventeen year old daughter show up looking for cover. IMDb

    Sweet Virginia (2017)

    Written by: Paul ChinaBenjamin China

    Votes: 26

    A former rodeo star unknowingly starts a rapport with a young man who is responsible for all of the violence that has suddenly gripped his small town. IMDb

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