An award-winning writer, Grace Rowe has numerous scripts that are either completed or in development. For more information, please contact email@example.com.
MY NAME IS PERCY PRIOR- a feature length screenplay
After the tragic death of her sister, Angela Lee felt nothing. Her mother went into a deep state of denial and Angela packed her bags, moved to L.A., and created new personas for herself whenever she met someone new. Inventing elaborate stories and multiple personalities, she ventures to find a way to feel something, to try to understand why she not only is so removed from her emotions but also why she can't allow herself to get to know or get close to anyone. Part comedy, part drama, My Name Is Percy Prior is Grace Rowe's directorial debut and is currently in pre-production.
ANNA'S ISLAND- a feature length screenplay
Anna’s Island is a modern day story about a fifteen-year old Catholic school girl named Anna who is secretly writing her first novel. The film combines magical realism as Anna transforms her mother and her friends into exuberant and powerful characters in her book: a real-life waitress becomes a perfectionist restaurateur of a top French restaurant in Manhattan; a materialistic travel agent transforms into a famous and notorious travel author; and Anna's real-life mother and building super transforms into the most powerful female matador in the world.
Interweaving the fictional with the real, Anna's Island is an adventure story as well as a realistic tale of a young woman's coming of age as a lower middle-class Latina in America. The narrator, an English nun who becomes enthralled with Anna’s writing after confiscating it from her classroom, is the comic relief in a tightly spun story that shows even the young can inspire the old and teach them to remember who they once
TIDE POOL PILOTS- a feature length screenplay
Tide Pool Pilots is the story about four over-achieving thirty-somethings who live life to the fullest whilst working their mundane and unfulfilling jobs to support their weekend warrior habits. They party at the best clubs in L.A., they bomb at stand-up for fun, they enter tango contests and win. Frankly, Harold and Danni and Frank and Joann are the coolest couples you know.
When they decide they need an unbiased judge to help them pick their un-funniest comedian, Clover appears: a beautiful twenty-three year old who is rich from Daddy’s money but damaged from Daddy’s lack of love. Clover throws a wrench in the two couple’s dynamics—all of a sudden the cool feel old and start to realize their own personal failures. Danni: once the promising multiple graduate degree scholar, now suffers from job burnout at a tampon manufacturing company, Harold, a disgruntled car salesman longs to be a rock star, Joann, the star civil engineer faces the truth that her Senator father is the only reason for her success, and Frank, the reluctant artist falls back into his cocaine addiction after tasting success and fame. A tragic event makes their world turn upside down and each is left to face their own personal failures to see if ultimately they can survive.
THE PROTEST- a feature length screenplay
A group of high school students meet on MySpace and plan a covert protest in Iraq under the guise that they are going on a summer exchange to Turkey. Led by Perry, a shy outcast from Orange County, the protesters include students from across the nation: Raheem, an Iraqi-American from Detroit who is their travel liason; Skye, a vegan environmentalist from Seattle; Jessup, a southern Baptist from New Orleans who survived Katrina and is enlisted in the army; Angela, a Korean-American from Queens whose brother was killed in Iraq; Tarik, an African American lawyer hopeful from Utah; and Sue Bradley, a Washington D.C. college student on his way into politics.
When the students’ parents find out of the protest, it is too late: the teenagers are already in Iraq and in grave danger. The parents blame Perry’s liberal political science teacher, Mr. Collinsworth, who although inspired Perry to take action, never even knew of the plan of protest. A story of upliftment and enlightenment, The Protest shatters the stereotypes of apathetic teenagers in America.
THE WEDDING MAKERS- a feature length rom-com
The Wedding Makers is a feature length comedy script in the vein of "Wedding Crashers" and "The Hangover." Joe Donald is an Engagement Specialist who invents elaborate and ridiculously expensive engagement ideas for the rich and famous. He's a successful businessman who also co-owns the exclusive New York City BBC (The Billionaire Bachelors' Club) with his Vince Vaughn-like friend, Les Palarino. Together (and with the help from his gay Asian business partner, Zhey), they run New York City like twin Clooneys. The only problem is, Joe is getting tired of random hook-ups and is (gasp!) looking for love...marriage...and making babies.
Enter Mackenzie Tyner (a.k.a. Mac), a tough-as-nails, sexy and confident wedding planner...who doesn't believe in marriage. Mackenzie is the pre-Brad Pitt Angelina Jolie- she can get any man she wants, and she does. When she meets Joe they have instant chemistry but the problem is...she likes him. Joe is as upfront as she is-- he wants kids, she doesn't. He thinks marriage is a beautiful thing, she thinks it's the quickest way to death. They can't keep away from each other and yet her ultra-modern ideals could be the ultimate deal breaker.
A laugh-out-loud, on-the-verge-of-raunchy comedy, The Wedding Makers takes the sexual stereotypes of men and women and turns it on its head. At the base of it all, it's a sexy romantic comedy mixed with gay mermen, overweight superheroes, and porn stars who really just want love.
CEDAR LAKE- a feature length screenplay
Meg and Tom, a young struggling New York City couple goes to Michigan to visit Tom’s family at their beautiful lake house in the summer. After getting a taste of the country life, Meg, the beautiful yet untalented actress, decides she is ready to move to her boyfriend’s hometown and become a housewife. After convincing Tom to marry her and skipping her pills to get pregnant, Tom starts to see that his new wife may not be the woman he thought she was.
Determined to stay in New York and strive to be an author, Tom reluctantly goes back to Michigan the following winter when his father has grown deathly ill. During the cold winter, more and more family secrets are discovered, and Meg becomes adamant about moving out of the city. While the days drag by as Tom’s father finally dies, strange clues begin to appear that his father may have been murdered. When the mystery unfolds, all fingers point to Meg, who has been secretly hoping that Tom’s parents would die so they could inherit the house. A gripping thriller in the vein of “A Simple Plan,” Cedar Lake will shock the audience with its “it could happen to anyone” story and its forewarning tale of what happens when people become obssessed about their dreams.
(Note: To be shot in Michigan, where tax incentive is a 40% return!)
AMERICAN SEOUL- an award-winning feature length screenplay and short film
With its fast paced style and take-no-prisoners attitude, American Seoul gives us a biting and humorous look into the lives of four young Asian American girls living in Los Angeles. The narrator, a fresh-off-the-boat punk rocker, leads us into the lives of a hip-hop gangster girl, a whitewashed reality show contestant, a rebellious piano prodigy, and a lost and hopeless ex-actress. The stories interweave and almost never intersect, and yet the thread of common issues of identity as an outsider in America give the story it’s poignant and universal theme.
DREAMERS - an original television drama series
After the tragic death of her only son, a Shiprock, New Mexico native (Alice, early 40’s) leaves her husband and moves to Santa Fe where she starts her dream therapy practice. We meet colorful characters who try to work out their life’s frustrations and failures through dream analysis, each providing the situational plot for each episode. The bigger picture is revealed when a handsome Native American man comes looking for her to convince her that she has supernatural powers that will aid in the battle of good versus evil in the coming apocalyptic war. He comes as a trainer to her, and it isn’t until she starts to come across people who dream their own deaths that she starts to believe there is a higher power and a larger enemy that is controlling it all.
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