Hollywood Ending

Matt O'Connor matt@clickherecreative.com 919519723579

CRIME SATIRE SUSPENSE / THRILLER COMEDY

Contemporary

Matt O'Connor

Logline

After his movie-star wife is bludgeoned with her own Oscar in their Hollywood Hills home, has-been actor Preston Emory’s life unravels in the spotlight as he scrambles to duck the paparazzi, deflect police, and flip the script on a pack of amateur blackmailers, all while falling in love with a dangerous woman.

Genre

Crime, Satire, Suspense / Thriller, Comedy

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Universal

Setting

Los Angeles

Based on a True Story

No

Publishing Details

Status: No

Starting Description

Preston Emory’s movie star wife is bludgeoned with her own Oscar, and everyone thinks he had something to do with it ― police, the tabloids, Twitter. Only Preston’s friends know for sure he’s innocent, because they set up the hit, and now they’re blackmail him for a piece of his inheritance.

Ending Description

With their scheme shot to hell and the police closing in, the blackmailers turn on each other in a climatic, blood-soaked battle. In the aftermath, several of the players are dead, several others in jail, and Hollywood decides to turn the story into a movie.

Group Specific

Information not completed

Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

Information not completed

Mature Audience Themes

Nudity, Substance Abuse, Extreme Violence, Language/Profanity

Plot - Other Elements

Philosophical Questions

Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain

Main Character Details

Name: Preston Emory

Age: 34

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Insecure, Naive, Romantic, Secretive, Underdog, Beautiful, Complex, Desperate

Additional Character Details

Name: Mary Matuskevitch

Age: 40

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Romantic, Underdog, Badass, Complex, Criminal, Desperate, Empathetic, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities

Additional Character Details

Name: Goldfish

Age: 54

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Villainous, Power-hungry, Blunt, Charming, Decisive, Educated, Greedy, Criminal, Manipulative, Sarcastic, Unapologetic, Aggressive, Confident, Funny, Narcissistic

Additional Character Details

Name: Wally

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Badass, Crazy, Funny, Heroic, Romantic, Adventurous

Logline

After his movie-star wife is bludgeoned with her own Oscar in their Hollywood Hills home, has-been actor Preston Emory’s life unravels in the spotlight as he scrambles to duck the paparazzi, deflect police, and flip the script on a pack of amateur blackmailers, all while falling in love with a dangerous woman.

Short Summary

Preston Emory’s movie star wife is bludgeoned with her own Oscar, and everyone thinks he had something to do with it ― police, the tabloids, Twitter. Only Preston’s friends know for sure he’s innocent, because they set up the hit, and now they’re blackmail him for a piece of his inheritance.


With their scheme shot to hell and the police closing in, the blackmailers turn on each other in a climatic, blood-soaked battle. In the aftermath, several of the players are dead, several others in jail, and Hollywood decides to turn the story into a movie.

Development Pitch

About The Author

Core Theme

Overcoming Monster/Villain,

Characters

Main Character

Name: Preston Emory

Age: 34

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Insecure, Naive, Romantic, Secretive, Underdog, Beautiful, Complex, Desperate

Character 1

Name: Mary Matuskevitch

Age: 40

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Romantic, Underdog, Badass, Complex, Criminal, Desperate, Empathetic, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities

Character 2

Name: Goldfish

Age: 54

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Villainous, Power-hungry, Blunt, Charming, Decisive, Educated, Greedy, Criminal, Manipulative, Sarcastic, Unapologetic, Aggressive, Confident, Funny, Narcissistic

Character 3

Name: Wally

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Badass, Crazy, Funny, Heroic, Romantic, Adventurous

Supplemental Materials

Information not completed