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Director Seeking Grounded Sci Fi/Psycho'l Horror-Limited Location Features

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ISA Verified Pro Seeks Feature Scripts (4 of 7) - The feature will be shot in Chicago in the summer of 2022:
The ISA team have established a relationship with 3 successful Chicago directors looking for content to shoot in Chicago and/or the Midwest. Scripts do not have to be set within the city limits (rural or suburban settings accepted). Budget under $5mm with limited cast size and limited locations. 
 
Character Driven Grounded Sci-Fi/Psychological Horror:
Successful Female Director seeking either grounded sci-fi or psychological horror feature with female lead. Looking for a compelling premise. To be shot in one location. 

Areas of interest - Being a woman, career, identity and fitting in, ageing, dying, feelings of isolation, anxiety, being perfect, inter-generational trauma, survivor's guilt. Particularly after Black Mirror type stories where something goes askew, with dramatic irony.

Comps in the vein of - Split, Rosemary's Baby, Get Out, The Voyeurs, The Guilty, A Tale of Two Sisters.

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. Please submit Logline, Synopsis, and Script.

When applying please write in the NOTE section (but not required):
- List of significant award wins (or add your profile link)
- Your country of origin (if not based in US)

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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.

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IMPORTANT NOTE: Please provide a brief logline of no more than two sentences. Your logline will be the first element our team will use to evaluate your submission. This is your calling card for your script, is it doing its job?

1. What is the central crisis driving the narrative, particularly in the second act?
2. Who is your main character and what is their emotional arc?
3. What is the general setting or tone of the piece?

If you are struggling to encapsulate these elements of your concept, then we recommend submitting your project for a logline review. Please also read this article and watch this video, then edit your logline. We encourage you to keep trying new versions of your loglines until you get more attention from producers. Loglines are that important!

Submit By: Feb 10, 2022