Romance: 2 Years of Love

Samantha and John Grey find themselves at a crossroads in their marriage. While Samantha feels her biological clock ticking and the pressure of her successful career as the modern day Dear Abby building, her out-of-work husband struggles to be the man of the house.

Family: Rodeo and Juliet

Big-city girl goes to the country and meets a special horse and young cowboy who teaches her to barrel race, while her mother reconnects with a local rancher she was in love with 20 years earlier.

Western: Christmas Miracle at Sage Creek

Two families overcome prejudice and tragedy in 1888 Wyoming when a special Christmas miracle saves the life of a small boy.

Music Video: Clay Walker, "Jesse James"

American outlaw Jesse James takes on a gang of gunfighters.

Documentary: Cowboys and Outlaws-The Real Wyatt Earp

Exploits of the legendary lawman, Wyatt Earp.

Horror: Seven Mummies

Six escaped convicts and their female hostage make a desperate run for the Mexican border, where they stumble across a lost treasure of untold wealth, and find certain death instead on the Arizona desert.

Thadd Turner

Director, Writer, Producer, Actor.

Virtually Mine

Log Line

Heart-broken aspiring actress Kate Valentine rents an Imaginary Boyfriend from Internet romance broker Virtually Mine, only to fall in love.

Script Info
Script Type: Feature
Genre: Family
Est. Budget: Less than $2M

Screenplay Synopsis
Devastated to think that she's lost her steady beau Dustin to another ingénue, aspiring actress Kate Valentine consoles herself by renting an Imaginary Boyfriend from Internet romance broker Virtually Mine, hoping to forget about Dustin as soon as possible.

Kate's Imaginary Boyfriend “Eric” sends her flowers. He calls her to check on her day and texts sweet nothings, plucking at her already tender heartstrings. As the lines between make-believe and reality begin to blur, Kate finds herself longing for true love again, never knowing that it might be much closer than she actually thinks. Perhaps right next door.

In this modern day twist on Cyrano de Bergerac, Charlie Butters, an underdog IT guy for Virtually Mine has it bad for his next door neighbor Kate. In a bit of Internet social media magic, Charlie becomes the unseen operator behind Eric's insanely handsome face.  Of course it’s a secret that has Charlie’s heart pounding, because just the sight of Kate makes him swoon for her. Unfortunately for Charlie, real life dating and relationships have never been a part of his social calendar. He excels at facilitating arm's length romance through Virtually Mine, but he’s never applied those true feelings and emotions to a living person. Until now.

Truth be told, Charlie has never really dated a girl, let alone talked to one romantically. It’s not like Charlie is all that bad to look at, but with his shyness with women, it’s all he can do to function normal around Kate whenever they bump into each other in the hallway. It’s about all a lonely man like Charlie can do to put two words together in her presence.  After all, she’s the girl of his dreams. She’s sweet.  She’s kind. She’s also prettier than a fresh-picked daisy.

Charlie knows it’s crazy to think he could compete for Kate’s attention with the rest of the world. And it’s just easier to hide behind the face model of her Imaginary Boyfriend Eric.  Which works for a while, until Kate’s ex-boyfriend, Dustin, decides to try and make amends with her.  It only gets worse when Kate bumps into Eric and takes a shine to her. The only way Charlie can compete against Dustin and Eric for Kate's heart is by coming clean with her in the real world. It's now or never for Charlie. But maybe, just maybe, this romantic underdog's wildest dreams of finding genuine love with Kate could come true.
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Merry's Christmas

Log Line

When a winsome waitress becomes a Christmas Coordinator for a widower and his three kids, she finds herself falling in love with the family she's never had!

Script Info
Script Type: Feature
Genre: Family
Est. Budget: Less than $2M

Screenplay Synopsis
Desperate to make ends meet on a fixed salary, and about to spend another lonely Christmas by herself with her tabby cat Rudy, enthusiastic and winsome waitress, Merry Hopper, takes a temp job as a Christmas Coordinator for a handsome widower, Daniel Bell, a successful banker.

Merry promises Daniel and his new girlfriend Catherine, daughter of the bank owner, that she can help put together a traditional Christmas full of holiday cheer and yuletide delight for his three kids, 14-year-old twins Tara and Hayden, and 8-year-old son Oliver “Ollie”.  Merry will make their holiday season the most wonderful time in years.  Daniel's mother Joan sees something special in Merry and the way Merry relates to the whole family. But all that potential is lost on Daniel, who only has eyes for Catherine.

As the Bell family “haves” of upper society collide with the blue collar “have nots” of Merry’s modest world, she finds herself falling head-over-heels for the perfect family she's never had.  Falling into the kid's parent trap, Merry's feeling blossom for Daniel, who finds himself spending more time with Merry and his children preparing for Christmas holiday, than with his bride-to-be Catherine.

While Merry quickly spreads holiday cheer throughout a household still dealing with the loss of their mother a few years earlier, the children begin to realize what they have been missing most of all from their own lives – a true friend that can make them laugh, cry and love again.  Joan considers this a blessing. Soon the entire family is to warming to Merry as one of their own, much to Catherine’s dismay, but gentle understanding. She too wants Daniel and his children happy, though it may come with a self-sacrificial price tag.

In the end, the whole family finds comfort together, as they realize that they have a lot to learn about discovering the true joys of Christmas.

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I Will Stand

Log Line

An award winning music producer struggles with his faith
after he plagiarizes the lyrics of a dying boy’s song.

Script Info
Script Type: Feature
Genre: Family
Est. Budget: Less than $3M

Screenplay Synopsis
Open on a big city skyline, tall buildings and busy city streets, now moving inside a large auditorium to the annual National Music Awards where Eddie Mansfield, a struggling music producer and songwriter, is announced as the winner for Best Song of the Year for his Christian themed hit song, “WAIT UPON THE LORD.”  An unusual win in the predominantly oriented R&B and Hip Hop music age.  Eddie is stunned, but over joyous all at once.  His wife Ginny grabs him in worthy praise, as Eddie ascends the stage in front of the bright cameras and lights, accepting his coveted award.

When asked in a magazine interview what prompted him to write the hit song, Eddie only says he ‘found the lyrics’ while praying. Eddie’s business partner, Rex Miller, an atheist, thinks prayer is a waste of time.  He pushes Eddie to write the next big hit as he wants to keep riding this wave of success. Soon after, Ginny notices that Eddie seems sullen and upset all the time. He’s easy to anger with her and their two children. He isn’t revealing that he is hiding a deep secret. 

Sound assistant, Josh Daniels, a fellow Christian, tries to offer Eddie encouragement as he can see that Eddie is bothered about something more than just his music. Ginny suggests that Eddie speak with their church pastor, which only angers him. Tammy Smith, the young songwriter that sang their hit song, brings Eddie a new song she wrote “I WILL STAND”. Eddie listens to the remarkable lyrics, but feels it sounds too much like what he is suffering through right now. He refuses to record the song and says that he’s done with Christian music. Rex is losing patience with Eddie and decides to hold songwriter auditions looking for their new hit.  Rex tells Eddie just pick one of the new songs and rewrite it with his name on it. No one will care. This troubles Eddie, his secret burden feels heavier.

With continued friction at home, Eddie finally confides his dark secret to Ginny; he didn’t write “WAIT UPON THE LORD”.  He heard the song when visiting out-of-town friends at a church social. The song was written by a twelve-year-old boy, Joey Small, who wrote the lyrics from talking with God; Joey was dying of cancer and the song was a testimony of his acceptance of his fate and devotion to Christ.  Eddie simply changed some of the lyrics and recorded the song. He thought Joey would be gone soon and no one would know his deceit. Ginny is astounded and shocked. She can’t believe Eddie would do this, let alone ask her to keep his secret intact. Ginny loves Eddie, but she wants him to tell everyone the truth. 

Eddie’s burden is now unbearable. Rex tells Eddie that a man named Hank Small has arrived at the studio. Something about a song his son Joey wrote.  Eddie is frozen with fear.  His deceit now about to be exposed to Rex and the world. Eddie starts apologizing to Hank and begs forgiveness. Hank tells Eddie to please stop, that it’s okay. Joey was so excited to hear his song played on the radio that he died happy and peaceful. He wants to thank Eddie for helping Joey meet God on his own terms. Eddie is devastated, his guilt overwhelming. A broken man, that night at home he kneels and begins to pray, crying, asking for God's grace to forgive his sin. He suddenly rises and begins to write the lyrics to a new song, the words flowing quickly, “WHO AM I / IF I PRAY”.  The words honest and painful.  This is Eddie’s salvation moment.  He finishes the song giving his life back to Jesus Christ.  He goes to Ginny and she forgives him.
 
Eddie holds a news conference and tells the world of his deceit.  Everything earned from “Joey’s song” will be given to charity.  Eddie will only produce songs that spread God’s message of unconditional love.  The next scene is inside the recording studio, where Tammy sings “I WILL STAND”, it’s a beautiful song of strength and salvation.  Rex is there with Josh and Eddie, now believing a bit more about honoring one’s commitment to faith.  As Eddie looks to heaven and thanks God for His forever forgiveness and grace.

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Heaven is Home

Log Line
When a flood devastates a small rural town, a mysterious drifter appears and helps rebuild the community’s trust in each other and their faith in God.

Script Info
Script Type: Feature
Genre: Family
Est. Budget: Less than $3M

Screenplay Synopsis
Open on Main Street in rural Heaven, Louisiana, where displaced community leaders and citizens pick through the remnants of damaged businesses and century-old homes trying to salvage their belongings and upended lives. Mayor John Spencer, diligently works his way toward the front doors of City Hall, where council member and friend Howard Torrington, helps clear away broken tree limbs and trash from the storm. Nearby, John’s wife of twenty-five years, Janet Spencer, carries damaged files out of her insurance office, dumping them in an oversize trash bin.  Daughter Abbey, 17, appears at her side with an armful of the same, filling the container. Later that evening, the family sits quietly at home, where son Jake, 15,  tells his parents the entire football team is pitching in with the clean-up around town. John and Janet smile, weary, almost too tired to care anymore. Daughter Lilly, 8, complains “it feels different at school”.

The next day John and several members of their congregation try to help the church pastor remove downed trees, an overturned car, and other remnants of the storm. The flood was so devastating it literally covered the entire community under water. A drifter now appears, he’s young, maybe age 30, a bit shaggy, bearded with long unkempt hair. John and the others welcome him with a sense of caution. The drifter eagerly volunteers to help the others. When asked where he comes from, he really doesn’t have a satisfactory answer. Howard tells John they should feed him and send him on his way, but John sees something familiar in the young man, maybe a little of his own past. The others are surprised when the drifter suddenly pushes one of their own out of the way of a falling tree limb, narrowly avoiding harm – or death. The drifter appears the next day at the local pharmacy and helps the owner repair several of his glass windows. Now he’s at the grocery store helping repair the big freezer units. Somehow he has knowledge of all things that need repaired.

The community leaders learn the drifter is sleeping in the city park. They offer him shelter, he accepts their generosity. Soon, others in town are talking about the stranger, everyone has an idea where he might be from, but no one really knows. He begins to overhear many of the townspeople complaining about their plight. Several begin to turn on each other, bringing up underlying prejudices, fostering distrust among themselves. The drifter speaks with these individuals and encourages them to resolve their past differences. He begins to mend old rivalries and to heal new wounds. He seems to shine when others wane to the side. The pastor and his congregation begin to see changes in their lives. They begin to respect and admire the efforts of their new ‘friend’.

As the community begins to grow closer, the drifter begins to feel confused.  He had purpose when he arrived and now he feels a tugging to move on.  He would like to stay, he’s weary of traveling.  One night he asks God, why can’t he stay in Heaven?  There is no answer, only a rustling of trees, a warm wind and now a soft golden light that cloaks him, he feels a strong urge to keep moving.

The next morning the drifter is gone.  Everyone is so busy going about their day, they barely notice the renewed spirit of friendship and faith the drifter has inspired.  Most don’t realize he’s absent.  Except Lilly, who begins to think the drifter was really an angel from heaven – sent to Heaven.  John and Janet are skeptical of course, until they witnesses the drifter’s final miracle: a beautiful vibrant rainbow that fills the entire sky from corner to corner, stretching from the center of town and reaching upwards into the orange tinged clouds laying overhead and beyond. A sure sign of God's enduring love.

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