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Carole A. Parker
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A NEW TOMORROW
When a low-budget filmmaker shoots a documentary about a local mayoral race in small-town Venison, he gets sucked into a battle between dysfunctional Democrats and Christian Republicans which explodes into sex, drugs and cheesy arena rock on election night.
 
A sharp, witty political mockumentary in the vein of BOB ROBERTS, THIS IS SPINAL TAP and WAITING FOR GUFFMAN.  Winner, audience award - Seattle Independent Film Festival. Currently available on Netflix and Amazon.   
 
AFTERHOURS
A charming but deadly killer on the run holds a group of celebrities hostage in an after-hours club, each of whom has a secret that’s about to destroy their lives, but things take a surprising turn when the celebs bond with their captor and try and help him escape.  A psychological thriller with one location, told in real time. ALBINO ALLIGATOR meets THE PETRIFIED FOREST.
 
WILSHIRE BOULEVARD
A hard-drinking PI gets in way over her head when she’s hired by the wife of a producer to investigate his murder.  Before she knows it, her next-door neighbor is killed.  Then the producer’s partner. Soon all fingers point at her, and she must race against the clock as she tangles with deranged suspects, her ex-husband and her inner demons in order to nail all three killers.  LA CONFIDENTIAL meets PULP FICTION.  
 
THE HEISTERS
A forty-year-old career criminal has just pulled off the perfect robbery.  But when the money from the job is suddenly stolen, she and her gang of heisters try to find out who took it, with deadly results.   THE TOWN meets THE USUAL SUSPECTS by way of THE ITALIAN JOB.
 
BABY HEISTER
When a young girl’s parents are killed trying to rob a bank, her family’s secrets are exposed.  She decides to follow in their footsteps and persuades her grandfather to teach her how to be a heister.  Her initiation comes full-circle when she pulls off the perfect job where her parents died.  THE TOWN meets HEAT in this prequel to THE HEISTERS.  Developed with producer Daniel Ostroff. (THE MISSING, GRAN TORINO, DOG TOWN & Z BOYS)
 
ZOMBIE & JULIET
Thirty years in the future after a zombie apocalypse, a liberal boy and a conservative girl fall in love and decide to elope despite their parents’ objections.  But when the boy gets bitten and gets the virus, he has to fight for his life, a cure -- and and the girl.  28 DAYS LATER meets ZOMBIELAND by way of ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK.  Developed with executive producer Mark Ordesky. (THE LORD OF THE RINGS, WAG THE DOG, THE FROZEN GROUND.)
 
NOWHERE GIRL
When a stripper is mistakenly given a suitcase nuke at an airport bar, she’s suddenly pursued by a female Homeland Security agent, an arms dealer, a terrorist sleeper cell, her CIA agent ex-lover and a trio of assassins – as she races against the clock to deliver the package before sunrise in order to save her family, her ex, a new flame, and her life.  NORTH BY NORTHWEST meets THE BOURNE IDENTITY by way of WANTED.
 
GUN-WILD
When a trust fund heiress escapes from a mental institution, she hooks up with a bisexual, drug-fueled gang of bank robbers, and goes on a one-way trip to hell which ends in a confrontation with her father of Oedipal proportions.  BONNIE & CLYDE meets KALIFORNIA by way of GUN CRAZY.
 
BLUE HOTEL
A hooker, her drug dealer boyfriend and a wannabe screenwriter live an idyllic life at a sleazy hotel on the Venice boardwalk, but when the writer overhears the hooker being attacked by a client, she races into her room and kills him, which sets off a chain of events over the course of one long, hot night. As the body count rises, so does the body heat.  VERY BAD THINGS meets AFTER HOURS in this pitch-black comedy.
 
THE DISH
A B-movie actress and a female personal trainer meet cute at the Marina walking their dogs, and are thrust into a torrid affair when the actress convinces her trainer to kill her husband, an elderly film director who keeps her prisoner on his houseboat.  At first things go to according to plan, but soon go horribly wrong when someone from the trainer’s past arrives to dig up her dirty secrets.   BODY HEAT meets BOUND in a twisty, sexy lesbian film noir.
 
LITTLE GIRL BLUE
A private detective has to defend her family, her client and her ex-husband against a home invasion on Christmas Eve in Beverly Hills during a freak snowstorm.  CRIME WAVE meets PANIC ROOM.
 
THE INVISIBLE GIRL
When an overweight teen gets cyber-bullied by the popular kids at school, she runs home and hides.  But when she accidentally drinks her scientist father’s secret formula, she becomes invisible -- and then starts getting even.  HEATHERS meets CARRIE.  
 
FRANKENSTEIN IN LOVE
A high school science genius nerd is in love with the head cheerleader, but she won’t give him the time of day -- so when she gets killed in a hit-and-run accident, he brings her back to life and starts ‘dating’ her.   Meanwhile, his childhood sweetheart still pines for him, but when she finds out that the cheerleader been resurrected, she decides to try and win him back, with deadly results.  RE-ANIMATOR meets THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN by way of SCREAM.
 
NOWHERE GIRLS: FOR YOUR THIGHS ONLY
In this sequel to NOWHERE GIRL, two female Homeland Security agents face a terrorist cell who has gate-crashed the White House State Dinner and has kidnapped one of the agent’s little girls. It’s a mad race through Hollywood on one, long grueling night as they fend off a series of assassins on their way to catch a black ops spook and rescue her kids.
 
HIT & RUN HOLIDAY
When a broke, desperate, unemployed screenwriter impulsively steals a car and finds a gun and a million in cash in the back seat, she decides to get revenge on the movie studio that killed her big deal -- and takes it hostage.  Live, on TV.  NETWORK meets DOG DAY AFTERNOON by way of TO DIE FOR.
 
DAZED, BEAUTIFUL & BRUISED
An offbeat, hard-drinking homicide detective and her ex-partner and soon to be ex-husband are on the trail of a crazed, under-aged serial killer hell-bent on recreating her favorite movie murders.  But when the detective gets sucked into an affair with a female porn star, she’s thrown off the force and her life falls apart.  Just as all seems lost, she confronts her demons and brings the teenage killer to justice in a blood-drenched showdown of epic, pop-culture proportions.  OUT OF SIGHT meets AMERICAN PSYCHO.  
 
LEGS
Carrie Love is "Legs," a private eye who gets in over her head when she impulsively decides to avenge the beheading of her porn star lover at the hands of a reality show snuff filmmaker. She plummets into a decadent joyride through the underbelly of Hollywood, where she must confront and conquer her demons in order to capture the killer -- and, on the way, find true love.  PULP FICTION meets THE BIG SLEEP.
 
LA FEMME ACCIDENT
The true story of a young transgender woman coming of age in Manhattan in the 80’s.  She takes a walk on the wild side in clubland, fueled by booze, drugs and estrogen as she deals with a new identity, a new life – and trying to find love.  DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN meets THE CRYING GAME.
 
HOLLYWOOD 5-0 (aka THE DREAM POLICE)
A ‘California blonde’ actress and a self-described 'mocha-flavored' comic pose as policewomen to find a crooked cop on the run from the mob. The reason?  He's the actress’ long-lost father, and Remy's most recent, and they both want the million dollar reward for finding him.  RUSH HOUR meets CHARLIE’S ANGELS by way of LETHAL WEAPON.
 
FILLMORE
A biopic about the life of Fillmore Slim, a blues musician who grew up in New Orleans in the 50’s.  The story follows his life as a recording star, and then his ‘accidental’ second career as ‘America’s most successful pimp’ in San Francisco in the 60’s into the 70’s.  After living the high life, hanging out with rock stars and celebrities and managing over a hundred women, he falls from grace and goes to prison, only to emerge year later smarter and wiser, and returns to his music.
 
SPIRAL
The true story of a star-struck innocent who latches onto world-famous porn star Savannah -- and goes on a wild ride through the underbelly of Hollywood and the porn industry that spirals down into drug abuse, isolation and insanity -- from which he barely escapes with his life.  Sadder and wiser, he learns the cost of fame and fortune -- and the true meaning of friendship and love.
A true-life BOOGIE NIGHTS.  
 
AMERICAN KARMA (Work-for-hire)
An ensemble drama with four tightly woven character centric tales with themes of life, death, rebirth and hope. The arrival of a mysterious new cook in a small town diner ignites a series of events for each character, forcing them to face the consequences of their life choices and fight for a second chance. (Uncredited rewrite.) Preproduction, fall 2015.
 
WONDERLAND: RETRIBUTION (Work-for-hire)
A reimagination of the familiar story, but with a young adult twist: Alice is a college student at the University Of Wonderland, where she suddenly is confronted by her ancestry and then must fight The Red Queen, who wants to kill her and her family.  THE HUNGER GAMES meets DIVERGENT.
 
THE PROPHESY OF RECKONING (Work-for-hire)
A group of five teenagers go on a quest to fulfill a prophesy that will save mankind from destruction.  THE LORD OF THE RINGS meets GAME OF THRONES.
 
SEVEN YEARS (Work-for-hire)
A pair of childhood friends comes up with a plan for them and a group of college friends to try and cheat the bankruptcy laws by amassing a large amount of credit and then living off it for seven years, their friendship is soon tested. Things soon start to spiral out of control, with life-changing results for both.  DEAD POET’S SOCIETY meets GOOD WILL HUNTING by way of 21.
 
THE EXPEDITER (Work-for-hire)
A coming of age story in which Michael Domino (18) gets a job working at factory in Queens, New York in 1975, where former Marine Master Sergeant Jack Cotton (60) takes him under his wing and teaches him about life, love, and being a man.  FACTOTUM meets GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS.
 
STARKID (Work-for-hire)
A single father discovers that his genius son is really an alien, and that he’s planning on returning home.   THE COURTSHIP OF EDDIE’S FATHER meets ET.
 
 
TV PILOTS
 
LEGS
A disgraced former super-cop, now a PI working her first case, starts dating a female porn star, but when her father suddenly dies, things get a bit complicated.  THE ROCKFORD FILES on acid frapped in a Tarantino blender for a new generation.   In development at Showtime.
 
RIDGEWAY
When a boozy LA crime writer goes bankrupt and loses her home, she packs up her car and drives to the Ozark Mountains to be with her online girlfriend and start over, but when her past catches up her, she turns to a life of crime in the heroin trade to make ends meet.  BREAKING BAD meets TWIN PEAKS.  Now out to networks and steaming services with director Michael A. Simon attached, and with Joanna Cassidy (BLADE RUNNER, SIX FEET UNDER) interested in playing the lead role.
 
DICK & HONEY
Dick and Honey are a standup comedy team. The problem is, they’re not very funny, and they’re having a hard time making a living.  On the verge of being evicted, they impulsively decide to become bounty hunters, and are thrust into the adventure of their lives when they’re hired to track down a Ponzi scheme criminal on the lam.  BURN NOTICE meets MOONLIGHTING.  Under consideration at HBO.
 
LA FEMME ACCIDENT
The true story of a young transgender woman coming of age in Manhattan in the early 80’s, where she takes a walk on the wild side in clubland fueled by booze, drugs and hormones as she deals with a new identity, a new life – and her family back home.
 
Winner, best drama pilot – Hollywood’s Next Big Success Screenwriting Contest.  A punk-rock MARY TYLER MOORE SHOW meets THE CRYING GAME
 
COW TOWN (Work-for-hire)
It’s the first day of work for a group of brilliant contractors who’ve been hired to come up with a wonder drug that will cure breast cancer, but when the ragtag group sets up camp in a trailer in the parking lot of the hotel they’ll be staying for the next two years, they have to deal with a series of unexpected crises that will test more than their scientific acumen.
 
FULL BODY (Work-for-hire)
Four women, from all corners of the globe work at The International, an exclusive massage parlor in Washington, D.C., run by the Croatian mob, which caters to politicians, diplomats, the government and the glob-trotting elite.  It’s Summer’s first day on the job, and she gets more than she bargained for – sex, drugs and guns for hire.  A stand-alone feature version is also available.  SEX & THE CITY meets THE SOPRANOS.
 
CABLE GUYS (Work-for-hire)
Mark McSherry is the showrunner for STEALTH, a popular cable TV series about super-spy Dart Craven and sexist shenanigans that would make James Bond blush.  But when the network forces him to work with a female writer in order to make the show more ‘woman friendly,’ hilarity ensues.  
 
DIRTY BUSINESS (Work-for-hire)
It’s Veka Smirnova’s first day at Club Ecstasy, a high-end gentlemen’s club in Manhattan.  We follow her as she learns to deal with the customers, the other girls, and taking her clothes off in public for the first time.  Meanwhile, behind the scenes, the mob-run outfit is a cover for white slave traffickers.  SEX & THE CITY meets SHOWGIRLS.
 
THE RIVIERA (Work-for-hire)
Logline confidential.  In development with executive producer Vince Gerardis. (FLASH/FORWARD, GAME OF THRONES).
 
 
SHORTS
 
B-GIRLS
When a stripper, a porn star and hooker witness the murder of a tech billionaire, they must go on the run, find the killer and clear their names.
 
GEORGE DUBYA’S DAY OFF
In this take-off of FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF, George Dubya decides to play hooky from his duties at the White House.  He parties with this drug connection Rush Limbaugh, and his pot dealer Dennis Miller. But when the terrorists attack again, things get a little crazy, and he has to call his parents for help.
 
BEING KEVIN SPACEY
In this spoof of BEING JOHN MALKOVICH, a struggling actor finds a portal into Kevin Spacey’s brain, where he suddenly appears in  various scenes from his films.   He uses this gift to try and get Melissa Joan Hart, the girl of his dreams.
 
THE SICK SET
In this parody of THE SIXTH SENSE, a young boy sees grown-up versions of child actors, now hideous and deformed, and goes on a never-ending series of plot twists until the story collapses.
 
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CREDITS/PRODUCTION
 
AS PRODUCER:
 
CAPPUCINO, winner, Gordon Parks award, co-producer.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0170884/?ref_=nm_flmg_dr_21
 
 
AS SCREENWRITER:
 
A NEW TOMORROW, winner, audience award, Seattle Independent Film Festival.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0464131/
 
THE LEGEND OF FILLMORE SLIM, preproduction, fall, 2015.
http://pro.imdb.com/title/tt2059304/
 
AMERICAN KARMA, (uncredited) rewrite, preproduction, summer, 2015.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3728920/