Three Original Screenplays
by Edward Pomerantz
SYNOPSIS OF SCREENPLAYS
REAL LOVE, an original screenplay, a teen-age noir about three high school kids in Atlantic City—Dennis, a love-starved orphan who believes his cosmic destiny is to kill and die for Lorraine, a young gambling addict, who gets him to kill her abusive father, a cop. Trane, the third kid, is Dennis’ best friend, whose emotionally troubled mother is charged with the murder.
MAN RUNNING, an original screenplay, based on a story by Robert M. Young and Edward Pomerantz. Today’s the day! The day Lou Robinson has to make up his mind, make a life-changing decision. A day he has to juggle all the jumbled relationships in his life, when he’s running late, and there are all these women coming on to him, and a cab driver who quotes Martin Buber, and a traffic tie-up because the Pope is in town, and a chase by the cops who think Lou is a terrorist, led by an Israeli bomb-sniffing dog called Chutzpah. Can the day get any crazier? Wilder? How fast can Lou run? Keep running? Poor Lou! All he wants is to do the right thing—and be everything to everyone everywhere at the same time.
THE GODDESS OF FILTHY THINGS, a story inside a story inside a story inside a story. A cinematic labyrinth. At its core—a mystery. What happened to Jerry Green, a writer? His daughter Jessica, a movie executive, thinks if she can tell her father’s story she’ll find him and get him back. The only one who can help her is Jack, an Oscar winning screenwriter and former student of Jerry’s, who, haunted by Jessica since she was a child, is writing a movie about her—the movie you’re watching—about the obsessive nature and power of storytelling--what happens when a story seizes your imagination and becomes more real to you than your life.
EDWARD POMERANTZ has written over 35 commissioned screenplays and teleplays, and is the recipient of two Writers Guild Awards. He wrote the movie CAUGHT, based on his novel INTO IT, released by Sony Pictures Classics and nominated for three Independent Spirit Awards. His play/feast BRISBURIAL was produced by Woodie King, Jr.'s New Federal Theatre and published by Magic Circle Press. His play ELECTRA THE REWRITE was staged in Greece at the Athens Fringe Festival. His screenplay REAL LOVE won the Best Screenplay Award at the Stockholm Independent Film Festival, and his LA COMIDA won the London Discover Film Festival Award for Best International Short Film. He is the Founder and Director of the Harlem Dramatic Writing Workshop, and teaches Writing For Television at SUNY-Purchase. DANCING ON QUICKSAND, The Collected Plays of Edward Pomerantz, is published by The Educational Publisher and available on Amazon.
This product was added to our catalog on Monday 07 August, 2017.