GINSENG

Logline: An aging alcoholic angers territorial locals when he drags his estranged son on a camping trip into the Apalachians.

GINSENG is a feature-length screenplay by Josh Barkey. It is currently in development with director Ben Joyner

An earlier draft of GINSENG was a finalist in the 2015 Nashville Film Festival screenwriting competition.

*NOTE: The following excerpt contains harsh language. Also, it has been formatted for a computer screen. So if you're reading on a cell phone or suchlike and it's all wonky... sorry.

ONLY THE GOOD

Logline: A conservative Christian pastor finds himself in a Good Samaritan story where the hero is a gay man, and learns a lesson that could save his relationship with his son.

ONLY THE GOOD is a feature-length screenplay by Josh Barkey. Story by Josh Barkey & Austin Herring.

*NOTE: The following excerpt contains harsh language, and a description of people having the sexy time. Also, it has been formatted for a computer screen. So if you're reading on a cell phone or suchlike and it's all wonky... sorry. 

TWO FOR TEA

Logline: When the law shows up on a country grandmother's doorstep, things take a turn for the worst. It's a southern gothic tale about the dark side of unconditional love.

TWO FOR TEA is a short film that was produced in the summer of 2014 by director Ben Joyner

It has played a number of venues, including the film festivals at Cucalorus, RiverRun, Nashville, Cincinnati, San Jose, Asheville, and NFFTY. 

Here's the film (view script-sample after the jump)...



Two for Tea from Benjamin Joyner on Vimeo.
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*NOTE: The following excerpt has been formatted to fit a computer screen, so if it's wonky on your tablet or phone... sorry.

PINK

Logline: A tormented artist under house arrest has just three days left in his tracking anklet when a friend stashes a toddler's backpack full of stolen drugs in his home.


PINK is a feature-length screenplay by Josh Barkey. It is currently seeking a few, final investors, and is scheduled to go into production with Director Austin Herring in the summer of 2015. Contribute to the film HERE for your very own pre-release copy, and a bucket of unicorn-glitter.

*Note: The following excerpt contains harsh language. It has also been formatted for a computer screen. So if it's wonky on your cell phone or tablet... sorry.

FOUNDER

Logline: Teenage genius Jayce Loman hijacks an untested time machine into a post-technological future where his is the most hated name in history.

FOUNDER is a feature-length screenplay by Josh Barkey. It was a Quarter-Finalist in the 2014 Page International Screenwriting Awards competition, and in the 2014 Big Break Screenwriting contest.

*NOTE: The following excerpt has been formatted to fit a computer screen, so if it's wonky on your tablet or phone... sorry.

POUNDERS

Logline: When two brothers enter the harsh, highly competitive world of Canadian industrial treeplanting, the elder's talent threatens to tear their relationship apart.

POUNDERS is a feature-length screenplay by Josh Barkey. 

It was a quarterfinalist for the 2014 Nicholl Fellowship, a finalist in the 2014 Atlanta Film Festival Screenwriting Competition, a semifinalist in the 2014 Big Break Contest, and a quarterfinalist in the 2014 Bluecat Screenplay Competition.

*NOTE: The following excerpt has been formatted to fit a computer screen, so if it's wonky on your tablet or phone... sorry.

LOCKER 212

LOCKER 212 is a short film that tells the story of a high school bully who gets his wallflower-victim caught up in a pot-smoking "sting." 

It's an exploration of how making real, human connections with our most lost and hurting kids can help us alleviate the bullying and violence that have plagued our schools. 

LOCKER 212 was produced in the summer of 2013 by director Matt Nunn. It stars Nick Searcy, Jacob Leinbach, and Matt Mitchell.


LOCKER 212 from Matt Nunn on Vimeo.


*NOTE: The following excerpt has been formatted to fit a computer screen, so if it's wonky on your tablet or phone... sorry.

BORN UNDER COVER

Logline: When the CIA father of a teenage boy living in Peru is kidnapped, the young man is torn between a parent he barely knows and the country he's grown to love. It will take all his jungle-skill to rescue his father, but only if he has the will to do it.

BORN UNDER COVER is a feature-length screenplay by Josh Barkey.

*NOTE: The following excerpt has been formatted to fit a computer screen, so if it's wonky on your tablet or phone... sorry.

KILLING HARPER

KILLING HARPER was the second feature-length screenplay I ever wrote, and was a 2013 Nicholl Fellowship quarter-finalist.

It also kind of sucked.

So I took what was good about it - the kernel of a story that was probably what drew the Nicholl judges' attention - and rewrote it as a stand-alone, 28-page short film.

This short film could, I think, be fairly easily expanded into a feature that would be much better than the original. Right now I've got other projects on the go and don't feel like putting in the time... but who knows? 

*NOTE: The following excerpt contains harsh language. Also, it has been formatted to fit a computer screen, so if it's wonky on your tablet or phone... sorry.