2016: Top Unproduced Screenplays | Part 6

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This year features 73 unproduced screenplays. Here are the final 14, indexed alphabetically, from R to Z.

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We have all 73 selected scripts from the year. For Your Consideration, we have the final 14 scripts cataloged and indexed alphabetically, from R through Z, for quick access. Including Matthew Orton's "Reason of State," Michael Schatz's "The Woman with Red Hair," and everything in between.

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    Reason of State

    Written by: Matthew Orton

    Votes: 7

    Twenty four hours inside the British Prime Minister’s abode at 10 Downing Street.


    Written by: Kate Trefry

    Votes: 17 (14th overall in 2016)

    Based on true events in Anchorage, Alaska in 1966, a teen girl attempts to sneak into the hotel where the Beatles are staying to lose her virginity to George Harrison.


    Written by: April Prosser

    Votes: 9

    Four dysfunctional female coworkers get lost in the wilderness during a team-building trip and must work together in order to survive.

    Saving Charlie Chaplin

    Written by: Justin Shady

    Votes: 10

    With Nazi agents attempting to stop the production of a film that is poking fun at Hitler, an FBI agent and an LAPD detective must team up to protect a drunk and angry Charlie Chaplin from being kidnapped.

    Space Oddity (2022)

    Written by: Rebecca Banner

    Votes: 6

    A young man obsessed with taking a one-way trip to Mars begins to question his motives when he starts to fall in love with the Insurance Agent underwriting his trip. IMDb

    The Time Traveler's La Ronde

    Written by: Tom Dean

    Votes: 18 (13th overall in 2016)

    An exploration of relationships as a man witnesses different types of love across the ages.

    Turned On

    Written by: Charlie Kesslering

    Votes: 9

    When a socially awkward engineer creates an android to fill in for her, things go awry when it becomes self actualized.

    Two Butterflies (2024)

    Written by: Evan Dodson

    Votes: 10

    Torn apart by tragedy, two estranged sisters are forced to reunite and confront their differences after one sister must be transported to an Alzheimers facility. IMDb

    Untitled Alexander McQueen Project

    Written by: Chris Urch

    Votes: 10

    An emotionally charged depiction of the six months leading up to one of Alexander McQueen’s greatest shows, probing both his personal and professional personas.

    Untitled Fairy Tale Project

    Written by: Cat Vasko

    Votes: 11

    A handsome prince falls in love with a commoner, so her fairy Godmother turns her in to a perfect princess. But when the spell works a little too well, the prince embarks on a quest to reverse it, not realizing that he’s endangering the entire fairy tale universe.

    Untitled Lax Mandis Project

    Written by: Seth Spector

    Votes: 22 (8th overall in 2016)

    A frustrated film exec at odds with the state of his industry is forced to work with the one person who is making him question everything.

    Villains (2019)

    Written by: Dan BerkRobert Olsen

    Votes: 13

    Two small time robbers become prisoners when they break into a house and discover a ten year old girl chained up in the basement. IMDb


    Written by: Zach Dean

    Votes: 28 (5th overall in 2018)

    The cosmic love story of Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan.

    The Woman with Red Hair

    Written by: Michael Schatz

    Votes: 10

    The extraordinary true story of Johanna "Hannie" Schaft, a young woman who dropped out of college to join the Dutch Resistance during WWII, eventually becoming one of their most talented assassins and one of the Nazis’ most wanted enemies.

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