The Heliotrope List
Screenplays, plays, and teleplays written by students in the Playwriting & Screenwriting program are selected by faculty for inclusion in the Heliotrope List.
Works are of varying lengths - from short to full length. Teleplays are generally pilot episodes. Professional and student film and theater makers, directors, producers, and agents are encouraged to browse the List. The List contains loglines and a pdf file* of the scripts’ first pages. If interested, please contact the author directly to obtain the full script.
All rights to the works are reserved by the authors and any production rights must be negotiated with the author or their representative. Low-budget and no-budget projects are welcome.
written by - Calista Janicki
After a six year relationship, girlfriends Tanya and Erica have finally decided to take their long-term relationship to the next level: Erica has proposed. The two begin to plan for their exciting future ahead; from their fairytale wedding to their future move and for Tanya, everything just seems so… crystal clear. However, one day Tanya runs into her former college boyfriend, Austin. Upon their reunion and the shocking news of Tanya’s engagement to Erica, Austin assimilates back into Tanya’s life along with her estranged and pregnant sister, Kiara. As the situation grows more complicated and unravels, Tanya will come to realize things she never has before and life as she knows it will change forever.
Genre: Musical, Love Story
Contact Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
written by: Chris Gomez
Logline: Following a recent accident, a troubled young man moves in with his relatives and desperately tries to cope with the painful memories of his past as his mental state grows more and more disturbed.
Genre: Psychological Drama
written by: Laila Wilson
Logline: Set in a recording studio in Harlem, an intern and her mentor explore love, the choices we make and the lyrics that parallel our lives.
Total Page Count: 25 (10 page sample)
written by Gemma Eshelman
Logline: “With overdue bills piling up and a child to take care of, Linus becomes a reverse Robin Hood: serving the rich and stealing from the poor.”
Original Length: 10 pages
Sample Length: 10 pages
copyright 2020 Gemma Eshelman