darlenne susan girard
screenwriter/script ghost


About: Enigmatic and publicity shy, she is not so much mysterious as intensely private, preferring the solitude and seclusion of the Pacific Northwest over the sparkle and lure of Hollywood and New York. Having spent most of her career as a script ghost, she is only now beginning to release projects written under her own name.
Genres: drama, psychological thriller, family adventure, coming of age, sci-fi, fantasy, horror

IMDb: Intelligent, artful, introspective, fantastical, and wickedly macabre are just some of the words used to describe her visually creative writing style.


AVAILABLE TELEVISION SCRIPTS & FEATURE LENGTH SCREENPLAYS:


FREEFALLING

Format: 8 x1 hour episodes limited television series


Genre: drama

Logline: A 14 year old runaway caught up in a world of drugs, prostitution, and violence; living on the street, learning to survive, and not really caring if you don’t.

Story: Powerful, poignant, sensitive, and sometimes overwhelming, FREEFALLING is a two and a half year journey that begins with the loss of innocence, and ends with the death of a young girl in a skid row hotel room.  And the story of everything that happens in between is FREEFALLING.

Screenplay: Darlenne Susan Girard

Link: freefalling.php


BITCHES

Format: series pilot

Genre: dark satire drama

Logline: A click of upscale narcissistic women play a strategic game of one-upmanship, sex and money.

Story: Five stunning women form their own official wives club: Hailey Houghton, Amanda Stone, Melanie Stone, Kristy Martinez, and the newcomer, Paige Lindbrooke. Uneasy friends, cunning rivals, and ruthless competitors, find themselves at the whim and sexual mercy of a charismatic gossip columnist Dillon Capelli. Part mentor, part tormentor, but ever the manipulator; the women he controls are mere trophies like the priceless porcelain swans that sit upon his mantel, willing to do anything in an attempt to vie for his attention.

About: A tawdry tale of deceit, lies, lust, greed; and of course murder.

Screenplay: Darlenne Susan Girard & Diedra Wayans

Link: bitches.php


BEAUTIFUL ISLAND

Format:  feature film or series pilot

Genre: suspense thriller/private detective

Logline: A crime boss's daughter fakes her own murder in an attempt to take over the family business.

Story: John O’Connell, Private Investigator is hired by a mysterious Mr Yellow to investigate the murder of a local Betel Nut Girl. But as it turns out she is not who she appears to be. In fact she is the daughter of Black Cat Lin, drug lord kingpin of North City and Winter Bloom is very much alive. O’Connell teams up with a beautiful police detective Ms Willow, to bring Winter Bloom and her father to justice for the murder of the Betel Nut Girl. Double cross leads to double cross. Alliances shift with the tides. And in an foiled attempt to take over the family business, Winter Bloom and Ms Willow engage in the ultimate fight to the death between two deadly but beautiful masters over honor and betrayal.

About:  A classic detective story, with a touch of film noir, set in Asia (Taiwan).

StoryPaul Raymond Jackson
Screenplay: Darlenne Susan Girard

Link: beautiful-island.php


OB

Format: feature film or series pilot


Genre: family adventure/coming of age

Tagline: Sometimes it's hard to tell the aliens from your own family.

Story: Dawn knows there is something strange about her family; something more than just her parents being weird. And if they were aliens, what were they doing here on earth? But nothing could prepare her for what happens when the real aliens arrive, and the future of planet earth lies in the hands of two young girls.

About: OB is about life long friendships, finding out that you are different, and learning that in life there are always hard decisions that have to be made. And choosing who will stay and who will go will be the hardest choice of all.

Screenplay: Darlenne Susan Girard & Christina Sky

Link: OB.php


FUNK & ANGEL

Format: feature length motion picture

Genre: action fantasy - police drama

Logline: A young woman killed by a stray bullet from a 'drive-by' gone bad, comes back as an 'Angel' to help find the people that murdered her.

Story: To homicide detective John Funk, she is not just another case. Soon it becomes apparent that this seemingly random act of violence is directly connected to the world of underground drug trafficking. Having recently lost his wife and daughter in a similar shooting, the case begins to take on a personal meaning when Funk discovers that both cases are directly tied to each other. And it is only through the love of an Angel, willing to give up her immortal soul to save his, that brings this story to its climactic conclusion.

About: Structured similar to successful films such as: Heaven Can Wait, Chances Are, and Meet Joe Black - FUNK & ANGEL is a story about colliding cultures; and the belief in collective souls, collective hearts, with a collective destiny.

Screenplay: Darlenne Susan Girard

Link:  funk-and-angel.php


THE GARDEN

Format: feature length motion picture


Genre: supernatural thriller

Tagline: One for sorrow, two for joy, three for a little girl, four for a boy, five for silver, six for gold, seven for a secret, never to be told.

Story: A comatose little girl; a victim of a convicted serial child killer, seeks vengeance on her victimizer who still haunts her dreams. In a twist on reality, an FBI agent specializing in child abductions searches for a killer while her life is in an endless torment by the images of a reoccurring nightmare. Soon the young comatose child and the FBI agent’s nightmares merge, and the illusion of reality becomes intertwined within the dreams of a serial child killer.

Screenplay: Darlenne Susan Girard

Link: the-garden.php


JUS IN BELLO - The Law of War

Format: feature length motion picture


Genre: action suspense thriller

Logline: Terrorists pose as D.C. firemen to gain access to the White House and kidnap the President and his family.

Story: A small group of well-armed, well-trained terrorists gain access to the White House during the President’s daughter’s birthday gala, taking everyone hostage. It is up to Frank Tolliver, Head of White House Security to bring the situation under control. But things become more complicated when it is discovered a bug has been planted in the White House security system effecting both surveillance and communication. Worse yet it turns out to be an inside job orchestrated by someone close to the President and everyone including the terrorists are merely pawns; with the main objective to create a situation that would constitute a justifiable act of war, driven by fear, lies, and the price of oil.

ScreenplayDarlenne Susan Girard & John Mark Huckabee

Link: jus-in-bello.php


HAUNTING OF SAVANNAH

Format: feature length motion picture


Genre: horror thriller

Logline: A history of murder, ghosts and intrigue surround a mansion in old Savannah, Georgia, in this supernatural rendition of a classic ghost story.

Story: A father and college age daughter discover the truth to the saying, Savannah is the most haunted place in America. Having inherited an old home in Savannah, they must face the upheavals in their lives caused by sudden wealth while finding themselves tormented by the many ghosts haunting their home, intent on driving them insane.  In a race against time the father and daughter must unravel a frightening mystery surrounding the house that suggests a legacy of murder, rape and deceit.

About: The HAUNTING OF SAVANNAH is a story that builds on the quaint and heart-warming landscape of Savannah, Georgia while building an intense and terrifying ghost story and supernatural horror.

Screenplay
Darlenne Susan Girard & Jon Keeyes

Link: haunting-of-savannah.php


GIRLFRIENDS

Format: feature length motion picture


Genre: supernatural thriller

Tagline: Anne and Michelle promise to be best friends forever; and not even death will keep them apart.

Story: Time took them from each other, and now ten years later, they have found each other again. Anne coerces Michelle into a sordid affair that brings turmoil into Michelle’s already rocky life. But then a series of bizarre events begin to unfold which lead Michelle down a terrifying path to the truth about her girlfriend’s past.

About: GIRLFRIENDS is first and foremost a character-building exploration of love and loss as told through the eyes of two childhood friends. GIRLFRIENDS is also an erotic thriller told intelligently and artfully in the style of Adrian Lynne and Ken Russell. A modern day ghost story.

ScreenplayDarlenne Susan Girard

Link: girlfriends.php

PRINCIPLE OF UNCERTAINTY

Format: feature length motion picture

Genre: psychological science fiction

Logline: In a series of alternate universes, Dr Ellen Bergman, sometimes a physicist, and Dr David Goldman, sometimes a medical doctor, discuss the possibilities and implications of quantum physics.

Story: Imagine a universe governed by the principle laws of uncertainty where reality is only a momentary state. Now imagine a roller coaster; a wormhole into another dimension. A dimension far beyond our present known fabric of time and space where the impossible were possible, and our perception of reality were in constant change, and the past, present and future merely emergent properties of consciousness? And what if we could stream that consciousness from one parallel reality to another? And what if we already have?

About: PRINCIPLE OF UNCERTAINTY is a thought-provoking original script that stands out for its scientific and philosophical notions. Comparisons to Waking Life and Cloud Atlas could be made. A fascinating and gripping script full of intriguing scientific concepts, deep philosophical notions and stirring human moments.

ScreenplayDarlenne Susan Girard & Mark Alberto Llerena

Link: principle-of-uncertainty.php


624 SQUADRON

Format: feature length motion picture

Genre: historical war drama - based on actual events

Tagline: Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities; because it is the quality which guarantees all others.

Story: 624 SQUADRON is a WWII drama that chronicles the ill fated crew of a RAF Bomber Command squadron, whose responsibility was to give air support and transport to British Special Operations behind enemy lines deep in Nazi occupied Southern France, and a clandestine band of French resistance fighters and saboteurs whose mission was to hold back a battle hardened German military from sending reinforcements to the beaches of Normandy, in the summer of 1944.

ScreenplayDarlenne Susan Girard & Anton Diether

Link: 624-squadron.php


LEGEND OF BILLY BIRD

Format: feature length motion picture


Genre: sports drama

Logline: A young football star leaves his home to become a hero, only to fall from grace, and returns a stranger.

Story: When washed up NFL quarterback Billy Bird goes home to Arkansas, his former high school coach Dallas Whitaker gives him a second chance at life, by offering him the job of running the school football team. After losing the season opener, Billy fires the assistant coach and hires his old teammate Eric Kelley to run the offense. But no matter how hard they try the team continues to lose.  Billy must make the hard choice of replacing their star quarterback Mike Bailey, with a young up and coming Spencer Garrett. Soon the team is on a winning streak, and the championship seems within reach, but only if Billy can convince arch rivals Spencer and Bailey, they must work together, will the team have a fighting chance to win the state championship.

About: Structured similar to successful films such as; Hoosiers, Any Given Sunday. and Friday Night Lights; LEGEND OF BILLY BIRD is a story about a man searching for all the things he lost only to discover that the true measure of a man lies in all the things he has still left to give.

ScreenplayDarlenne Susan Girard, John Mark Huckabee & Matthew Sidney Long

Link: legend-of-billy-bird.php


AN EYE FOR AN EYE

Format: feature film or series pilot


Genre: political thriller drama

Logline: The lives of a politician and the mother of a death-row inmate collide in the days before the killer’s scheduled execution.

Story: The Lieutenant Governor and his wife are shot and killed by a hooded youth, Avery Bledsoe, in an underground parking garage, during an attempted robbery, following a gala fundraising event. Six years later the Governor signs a document setting the date for Avery’s execution. Avery’s mother, Maria Price, through her ACLU Attorney, requests a private meeting with the now Governor, Derek Davenport, in a last ditch effort to plead for her son’s life. Against all advice, Derek agrees, only to discover Mariah is an old girlfriend whom he had an intimate relationship back in high school, claiming Avery Bledsoe is their illegitimate son. Now Derek must decide whether to spare the life of a convicted murderer, a son he never knew he had, or the promise he made to the victim’s family.

About: Sometimes good men have to make hard

decisions.
Series pilot: (HALL OF MIRRORSDarlenne Susan Girard, John Mark Huckabee & Chip Vucelich

ScreenplayDarlenne Susan Girard & John Mark Huckabee


STRAYLITE

Format: feature length motion picture


Genre: apocalyptic musical/Trump dystopian satire

Logline: Song and dance performers deal with their own mortality on the last night, of the last performance, on the last day before the end of the world.

Story: It’s New Year’s Eve and the world waits to see if the unspeakable will happen - the end of the world.  Inside The Straylite, the performers’ battle with fear, regret, love and lust - mirrored in plentiful song and dance routines - while trying to make this final show the best of their lives.  And when the news finally comes and the bombs are in the air, the slogan “the show must go on” takes on a whole new meaning.

About: A Trump dystopian satire, STRAYLITE is wickedly macabre and delightfully energetic, giving a whole new meaning to “apocalyptic musical.”  Structured like most successful musicals, STRAYLITE holds a fantastical vision of the end of the world while balancing between introspective drama and fun-filled song and dance routines.

Screenplay: Darlenne Susan Girard & Jon Keeyes
Original lyrics: Bart D. Van Bemmel

Link: straylite.php


LAST CHANCE

Format: feature length motion picture


Genre: thriller drama

LoglineA car wreck closes a highway and six travellers find themselves at a mystical café unaware they are living parallel lives.

Story: Love and redemption becomes the focal point of six people flung together by fate at an isolated and mystical café in the middle of nowhere.  Learning about each other, time begins splintering - creating multiple futures that begin intersecting with each other. Hurdling toward a dangerous climax, each person must face their own secrets and fears as they are led down a path to their last chance at redemption.

About:  In the style of surreal dramatic thrillers, LAST CHANCE CAFÉ is a character-driven tale exploring the belief in alternate realities and how one decision can change the future. 

Screenplay: Darlenne Susan Girard & Jon Keeyes

Link: last-chance.php


A SONG OF GRACE

Format: feature length motion picture

Genre: family adventure - coming of age

Tagline: A coming of age story set against the stunningly spectacular and rugged coast of the Pacific Northwest.

Story: What begins as a tranquil whale watching tour soon plunges into a suspenseful fight for life. Their only hope lies with a young girl coming to terms with the recent loss of her mother and her spiritual almost mystical connection with these magnificent creatures of the deep. A poignant, heartfelt and moving story of universal drama. Socially and environmentally relevant, SONG OF GRACE is a wonderful family oriented journey of discovery.

ScreenplayDarlenne Susan Girard

Link: song-of-grace.php


CRAVE

Format: feature length motion picture

Genre: horror thriller

Tagline: A vampire story, sans vampires.

Story: Two best friends caught up in a bizarre underground world, that feeds on desire, and lives on lust.  Fueled by a highly addictive drug  that causes the user to become sexually aroused as part of the high, and the people they make love to, become  uncontrollably addicted to them.  One needs the drug, the other craves  the  exchange of any and all bodily fluids much like a vampire needs blood.  But too much of anything, can have deadly results.

ScreenplayDarlenne Susan Girard


NEW SCREENPLAYS IN THE WORKS:

THE AGENDA
Genre: thriller

AMERICAN 7700
Genre: drama/thriller

ANGEL
Genre: drama

C-BREEZE
Genre: coming of age/family adventure

LADY IN BLACK
Genre: drama/action/adventure

NIGHTZONE 
Genre: horror

TUREL'S GATE
Genre: drama/action/adventure



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