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: Emma Myers
Logline: Following the death of their father, estranged adult siblings Maddy and Alec Marcoccia return to their childhood home to go through his belongings, but they’re in for a lot more family drama and a lot more death than they thought they would be dealing with today.
Genre: Dark Comedy
Total page count: 61 (8 page sample attached)
Copyright 2018 Emma Myers
written by: Jurnee Francis
Logline: A young girl, Ava, and a cold older man, Sam, hash out their internal emotions through a dying cactus. Ava and Sam attempt smooth out the rough edges of their relationship and figure out what they must do to sustain their love and keep it alive.
Total page count: 8 (7 page sample attached)
Copyright 2018 Jurnee Francis
written by: Daniel Rosensweet
Logline: At the turn of the 19th century in Germany, a factory worker named Gary wakes up in his room to find himself transformed into a giant turd.Genre: absurdist play
Total page count: 28 (5 page sample attached)
Copyright 2018 Daniel Rosensweet
Written by: Madeleine LobdellLogline- A teenage girl, Daisy and a struggling writer, Wyatt meet at a bus station between their hometown, Deposit and New York City. As the night progresses they form an unlikely friendship and help each other figure out where exactly they’re going.
Total page count: 26 (10 pages attached)
Copyright 2018 Madeleine Lobdell
written by: Samantha Vitable
Logline: In the wake of the death of their best friend, thirteen year olds Jamie and Oliver are left grappling with the concepts of death and grief. Trying to fit in at school and be normal kids again, they’ll realize that they will never been the same as they were before, and that all funerals are truly the same.
Genre: Coming of Age
Total page count: 24
Copyright 2018 Samantha Vitabile
written by: Lillian Dixon
Logline: A 13-year-old girl, too grown for her own good, seeks a life without the constraints of parenting. After her mother dies, Jenine soon realizes the challenges of adulthood when she moves in with an uncle who has some questionable desires.
Genre: coming of age
Total page count: 94 pages (sample attached 10 pgs)
copyright 2018 Lillian Dixon
Written by: Virginia May Edinger
Logline: Janet, a fledgling costume designer with a troubled past, has met the man of her dreams. But is it all too good to be true? After learning she is pregnant, the dream shatters as she discovers that no one seems to have any recollection of Tam Lin. It is as if he never existed. Janet’s world begins to crumble, calling her sanity into question, as she must now determine whether she is solving a mystery, a murder, or just losing her grip on reality.
Genre - Psychological Thriller
59 total pages (first 6 attached)
Copyright Virginia May Edinger
Written by: Kerby Marcelin
Logline: Set in fictional Bajo, California, this dramedy follows three mischievous teenagers and a high-spirited grandmother in their battle against a merciless South African don after impeding his plan to reintroduce Mandrax in the American mainstream.
Total page count: 57 (12 pages attached)
Copyright 2017 Kerby Marcelin
Written by: Samantha Vitabile
Longline: The end of Avery Gordon’s picturesque high school senior year is ruined when her school bus drives over the side of a bridge, leaving her as the only survivor. A year later, Avery takes part in a survivors therapy group where she must learn to cope with her accident, and meets some interesting people along the way.
Total page count: 59 (first 10 attached)
copyright 2017 Samantha Vitabile
Written by: Devin Blake
Logline: A pessimistic video journalist and his plucky intern spend one night shadowing their newest assignment: a vigilante with a 1950’s attitude.
Genre: Action/Adventure/Dark Comedy
Total page count: 60 (10 pages attached)
Copyright 2018 Devin Blake
Written by: Jess JiminezLog line: With the help of a cross dressing psychic, an average girl’s mundane and predictable life turns into one of sexual madness and delusion.screenplayGenre - DramadieTotal page count: 34 (6 pages attached)Copyright 2017 Jess JimenezContact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Written by: Paul Hoti
Logline: A young man attending a crappy state college has his umbrella stolen, sending him on a journey to reclaim his property, and his self-respect.
Genre - Comedy
Total page count:10 (2 pages attached)
copyright 2016 Paul Hoti
Written by: Francis BrunoLogline: In 1970’s NYC, Bridge, a timid 18-year-old, picks up bodybuilding as a way to fend for himself and younger sister during an economic and social crisis. With his mother in jail and abusive father still around, he uses his rising physical form to join a vicious prostitution ring that wanted repayment due to his father’s mistakes, tearing it apart from the inside.Television Series - PilotGenre - Drama
Total page count: 56 (6 pages attached)
Copyright 2017 Francis Bruno
written by: Ray Antonison
Logline: A small Long Island town serves reality for high schooler Poppy as she navigates her sexuality, self-love, her school’s drug and rape culture, and queer youth like herself.
Genre: Dark Comedy
Total pages: 10 x 10 episodes (sample episode attached)
copyright 2018 Ray Antonison
written by: Danielle Sarrubi
Tormented by her cruel childhood with an absentee mom and her mom’s touchy boyfriend, Kara experiences nightmarish visions that make it hard for her to open up. Ten years later, when her loving, naive girlfriend Sophie pushes to visit Kara’s childhood home, Kara is reluctant to go if that means avoiding to explain her past to someone she sees a future with. Tension ensues when the world she knows and loves now meets the world she ran away from.
Genre: Psych Drama
Total page count 55 (10 pages attached)
copyright 2018 Danielle Sarubbi
written by: Emma Myers
Logline: Nine-year-old Lucy Burnett desperately wants to be on her favorite TV show, and with the help of her family and friends, maybe someday she’ll finally be famous.
Genre: Family Animated Comedy
Total page count: 35 (10 pages attached)
Copyright 2018 Emma Myers
Written by: Timothy Redmond
Longline: A young looser finds a magic suit that turns him into a giant fighting monster, just in time to help protect his home town from an evil corporation poisoning the towns water thanks to their mysterious factories.
Total page count: 56 (10 pages attached)
Copyright 2017 Timothy Redmond
Written by: Julia Koyfman
Longline: A young woman is getting ready to marry the man of her dreams when someone starts sabotaging her wedding, causing her to question everything she believes about love and marriage.
Genre: Romantic Comedy/ Screwball Comedy
Total pages: 52 (first 10 pages attached)
copyright 2017 Julia Koyfman