2013: Top Unproduced Screenplays | Part 7

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Featuring 72 screenplays. Here are the final 14, indexed alphabetically, from S to Z.

We're back, and continue our look at some of the best unproduced screenplays from 2013.

For Your Consideration, we have the final 14 scripts that made The List, indexed alphabetically, from S through Z. Including Chris Sparling's "The Sea of Trees," Alexander Felix's "Where Angels Die," and everything in between.

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    The Sea of Trees (2015)

    Written by: Chris Sparling

    Votes: 7

    An American man takes a journey into the infamous "Suicide Forest" at the foothills of Mount Fuji with the intention of taking his own life. When he is interrupted by a Japanese man who has had second thoughts about his own suicide, and is trying to find his way out of the forest, the two begin a journey of reflection and survival. IMDb

    Section 6

    Written by: Aaron Berg

    Votes: 44 (2nd overall in 2013)

    An exploration of the formation of Great Britain’s secret intelligence agency, Military Intelligence, Section 6, known more commonly as MI6.


    Written by: Christina Hodson

    Votes: 10

    After suffering a devastating miscarriage a young woman and her fiancé travel to Italy where she meets his family for the first time, but her grief turns to shock when the local doctor declares that she’s still pregnant. And while her fiancé and his family seem delighted by the news, she begins to suspect their true motives are quite sinister.

    Shovel Buddies (2016)

    Written by: Jason Mark Hellerman

    Votes: 22 (8th overall in 2013)

    Over twenty four hours, four teenage friends try to complete the "Shovel List" (a will/bucket list) left for them by their best friend before he died of Leukemia. IMDb


    Written by: Geoff TockGreg Weidman

    Votes: 24 (7th overall in 2013)

    A man goes to space to destroy the ship that, upon going sentient, killed his wife.

    The Special Program

    Written by: Debora Cahn

    Votes: 25 (5th overall in 2013)

    The true story of Jack Goldsmith, a young attorney who took charge of the White House’s Office of Legal Counsel, then courageously took on Vice President Cheney and his powerful inner circle when he discovered they were running a number of illegal activities through their so-called Special Program.

    Spotlight (2015)

    Written by: Josh SingerTom McCarthy

    Votes: 8

    The true-life account of the Boston Globe’s breaking of the Catholic Priest scandal in 2003. IMDb

    Sugar in My Veins

    Written by: Barbara Stepansky

    Votes: 7

    A 14 yr. old female prodigy finds companionship for the first time when she befriends an older handsome man.


    Written by: Eric SlovinLeo Allen

    Votes: 17

    Temperamental tennis champion John McEnroe is sucked into a dangerous and ludicrous law enforcement sting during Wimbledon in 1980.


    Written by: Jack Stanley

    Votes: 18

    A young hit woman tries to escape the business but finds herself in more danger after a high school reunion and a one night stand.

    Tchaikovsky's Requiem

    Written by: Jonathan W. Stokes

    Votes: 9

    A conductor investigates the great composer's seemingly unnatural death and unlocks the mysteries of the man himself while preparing to debut Tchaikovsky’s final symphony.

    The Shark Is Not Working

    Written by: Richard Cordiner

    Votes: 10

    When his big break finally arrives, an idealistic young movie director, Steve Spielberg, risks failing to complete the movie JAWS when his 25 foot mechanical shark stops working.

    Time & Temperature

    Written by: Nick Santora

    Votes: 8

    Based on a true story, TIME & TEMPERATURE chronicles how Dale Julin (a low-level Fresno affiliate morning-show host) stumbled upon the biggest story of his life - and though he had reached the mid-point of his career without ever being a "real journalist" - risked his career, his safety and his marriage to uncover the truth that a small Atomic bomb exploded in Central Valley California during the Korean War - a secret that had been hidden for decades.

    Where Angels Die

    Written by: Alexander Felix

    Votes: 13

    A street-tough, white, social worker in the slums of Detroit acts on a dangerous and violent personal vendetta when he protects a young girl and her mother from her recently incarcerated, AIDS-infected boyfriend, after he abruptly massacres a seedy strip club in a rage.

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