Scripts available. 

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Japanese For Baseball – Feature Historical Drama Script

written by Ray Keller
LOGLINE:

During World War II, when a teenage loner’s baseball team doesn’t have enough players, he recruits three boys from the nearby Japanese internment camp, but now he and his new friends must also battle the town’s violent, racist mayor trying to shut them down.  (Inspired by actual events.)

Some awards won by the script:

2018 Academy Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting – Semifinalist

2021 ScreenCraft True Story Screenplay Competition – Finalist

2021 Page International Screenwriting Awards – Winner, Bronze Prize

2022 CoverFly Red List Top Ten Drama Feature Script


The Astrologer – Historical BioPic Drama Feature Script

written by Ray Keller & Richard Schmidt

Feature • Drama • 118 pages

LOGLINE:

In the early 1900s, when a young woman who has become America’s first famous astrologer is arrested for fortune-telling, she must find the confidence to prove in a court of law that what she knows is right, that astrology has value and is more than people think. (A True Story)

Some awards won by the script:

2021 ScreenCraft True Story Screenplay CompetitionQuarterfinalist

2021 Academy Nicholl Fellowship – Top 15%

2021 Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition – 2nd Rounder

2021 Portland Screenplay Awards Finalist


Our Ugly Baby – Comedy Feature Script

Written by Ray Keller
Feature · Comedy · 97 pages
 LOGLINE:

A beautiful fame-obsessed pregnant couple signs their unborn baby to star in a blockbuster Hollywood film, but when the baby’s born hideously ugly, they kidnap the beautiful baby of dangerous arms dealers.

 

Some awards won by the script:

2016 ScreenCraft Comedy Screenplay Competition – Quarterfinalist

2016 & 2019 & 2020 Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition – 2nd Rounder

2021 WeScreenplay Feature ContestSemifinalist


Mr. Sabotage – Dark Comedy Feature Script

written by Ray Keller & Richard Schmidt
Feature · Comedy · 104 pages
LOGLINE:

An idealistic employee gets promoted after the other candidate dies in a copy-machine-sex accident. Assuming murder, management fight each other to hire him. But after they start a bloodthirsty corporate takeover, he must save the CEO while keeping his humanity.

Some awards won by the script:

2018 Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition – 2nd Rounder

2018 ScreenCraft Comedy Screenplay Competition – Quarterfinalist

2020 Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition – 2nd Rounder


The One Percent – Dystopian Drama Feature Script

written by Ray Keller & Richard Schmidt
Feature • Drama • 118 pages
LOGLINE:

In a dystopian near-future, the daughter of a wealthy businessman enjoys a privileged life inside a walled city, home of the wealthiest “One Percent”, but when she falls in love with a poor trumpet player and sneaks outside the wall to be with him, she uncovers her ambitious father’s sinister plan to maintain their status and now must stop him from destroying lives on both sides of their unequal world.

Some awards won by the script:

2018 Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition – 2nd Rounder

2020 Table Read My Screenplay Genre Competition – Top 100

2021 ScreenCraft Action & Adventure Competition – Semifinalist


Better Off Undead – Horror/Comedy Feature Script

written by Ray Keller
Feature · Horror/Comedy · 108 pages
LOGLINE:

When a nerd in need of a liver transplant heads to his ancestral home of Transylvania to find a donor, he learns that in his life or death journey, there is one more option: become undead.

Some awards won by the script:

2015 Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition – 2nd Rounder

2015 Creative World Awards – Quarterfinalist

2016 ScreenCraft Comedy Screenplay Competition – Quarterfinalist


Bait and Switch – Action/Comedy Feature Script

written by Ray Keller & Richard Schmidt
Feature · Comedy/Action · 104 pages
 LOGLINE:

When a bored and stifled home-baker housewife is kidnapped by the FBI because she resembles the missing girlfriend of a drug kingpin, she must escape and find that girlfriend in order to prove her own identity and innocence or be killed.

Some awards won by the script:

2021 Wiki Screenplay Contest – Honorable Mention


National Insecurity – Action/Thriller Feature Script

written by Ray Keller
Feature · Thriller/Action · 98 pages
LOGLINE:

A neurotic NSA agent illegally uses spy data to win back her ex-boyfriend, but somehow the NSA now thinks he’s a real terrorist and that she’s gone rogue, and they send their top assassin to kill them both.

Some awards won by the script:

2014 Austin Film Festival Pitch Competition – Finalist

2020 Wiki Screenplay Contest – Semifinalist

2021 ScreenCraft Action & Adventure Competition – Quarterfinalist


The One Percent – Dystopian Drama TV Pilot Script

written by Ray Keller & Richard Schmidt
Television (One-hour) · Drama · 56 pages
LOGLINE:

In a dystopian near-future, Cali, daughter of a wealthy businessman, enjoys a privileged life inside a walled city, home of the richest “One Percent”, but when she falls in love with a poor trumpet player and sneaks outside the wall to be with him, she uncovers her ambitious father’s sinister plan to maintain their status and now must stop him from destroying lives on both sides of their unequal world.

Some awards won by the script:

2020 The Script Lab Screenwriting Contest – Semifinalist

2020 Wiki Screenplay Contest – Finalist

2020 ScreenCraft TV Pilot Screenwriting Competition – Quarterfinalist

2021 Portland Screenplay Awards Finalist


The Miracle Squad – One-Hour Comedy Procedural TV Pilot Script

written by Ray Keller
Television (One-hour) · Comedy · 55 pages
LOGLINE:

When potential miracles happen, the Catholic Church sends in the Miracle Certifiers squad, run by an overworked priest who’s losing his faith and sanity, a skeptical atheist scientist and a super-hip young tech genius nun; they’re tasked with proving these miracles, some ludicrous, some serious.

Some awards won by the script:

2022 Coverfly Top 20 Television Comedy Projects


Generosity – Produced Feature Film

Written by Ray Keller & Richard Schmidt & Carmen Sasser
Feature • Drama • 120 minutes
LOGLINE:

How close is anyone to homelessness? David loses everything; teenage runaway Chloe does what she can to survive; old Sam shows them the ropes; TV reporter Charlotte tries to help; corporate president Bob hates the homeless. As their stories intertwine, who’s begging, dependent or good starts to blur until all hell breaks loose.

Some awards won by the film:

Official Selection at First Take Film Festival