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Academy Award Nominated Director Seeking Genre Feature

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ISA Verified Pro - Academy Award nominated director is looking for concepts and potential feature screenplays set in a hotel. Thriller script preferred but keeping an open mind, especially with a well told genre mix story.

Psychological Depth: The story should be smart, twisting minds of characters AND audiences. It should have real depth to be discovered as the story unravels. It is vital to connect wholeheartedly to characters who undertake a strong emotional journey.

Limited characters: Should be a limited number of characters that work together as an compelling ensemble.

Location is in an abandoned, empty Grand Hotel set ideally in Switzerland. All that is left are the leftovers of a once golden era in the hotel. The story should solely be set in/around the Grand Hotel. Originality and out-of-the-box thinking in terms of story is an absolute must

To get the film actually made, it should be a concept that can be shot with limited budget, definitely not CGI heavy. Not opposed to serial potential. 

Tonality: Get Out, The Shining, A Quiet Place.

Please submit a 1-2 page synopsis of your idea. As well as a brief writer’s comment on the subject and theme. If a script already exists, please send only the first 10 pages.

All unique and original voices welcome to apply! We support diversity across voices and creators, so we strongly encourage BIPOC, LGBTQIA+ and female writers to submit. Union and non-union writers accepted. Scripts from anywhere in the world will be considered but must be English language.

This gig is posted on behalf of an ISA Verified Industry Pro

NOTE: An “ISA Verified Industry Pro” is a respected industry professional/company with the means to fund projects that suit their mandate. They wish to remain private and have entrusted the ISA to vet content to send to them. We will disclose their contact information to you when your script has passed the first round and is requested by them.