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Elevated, Adult SciFi and Horror Features Wanted

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Seeking Elevated SciFi and Horror scripts (ala A24) for a fast-growing, big, ISA-approved production company specializing in genre material. We’re primarily looking to fill that mid-budget range of theatrical genre movies for ADULTS. Scale-wise, this can go big on budget, but it needs to be something that truly stands out, with both market appeal and arthouse/critical/auteur-driven sensibilities. Think stuff like Ex Machina, Annihilation, Moon, Never Let Me Go, The Fountain and Sunshine.

Elevated Horror stuff works as well, such as Midsommar, The Witch, It Comes at Night, or even something like The LighthouseSciFi that crosses over with horror is ideal, such as Under the Skin, Upgrade, District 9, The Girl with All the Gifts, A Cure for Wellness, and 28 Days Later. Scares should come from tension, atmosphere and even weirdness. We are NOT looking for Saw, Halloween, It, Annabelle, Insidious, etc. We’re talking challenging, intelligent fare with market appeal for adults that still like to go to the movie theater.

This Industry Pro is especially interested in female-led and diverse-leaning scripts. They want compelling, entertaining, or meaningful stories told in unique and imaginative ways. Think familiar yet different. Something marketable and relatable, yet with a twist we haven’t seen before. Writers and projects with a pedigree or awards will be given specific attention. Meaning, if your project or you/yourself have won or placed highly in multiple contests or fellowships, or have been produced in the past, please notate that when submitting.

Please submit logline, synopsis and script. If there is interest, we will reach out directly. Union and non-union writers accepted. Scripts from anywhere in the world will be considered but must be in English language.