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FILMS

My passion is to use the medium of movies to bridge the communication gap in our relationships with others and (especially) in our relationship with our individual selves.  Movies should inspire, heal, transform, and connect. I aspire to write movies that make people feel something, whether that's a laugh, a cry, or an epiphany.

Click above to visit Jen Butler's ISA (International Screenwriter's Association) profile.

Click above to see the multiple screenwriting awards Jen Butler has won through Film Freeway.

End of Scene (available)

(feature | fantasy | sci-fi | drama)

A jaded housewife realizes she and her husband are stuck in a house that resets every time she tries to leave or make a change, and she must decipher clues left by her past self to escape before the house resets her memory and she gets stuck forever.

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The Big Sneeze (available)

(feature | dark comedy | sci-fi)
 

When a clinically depressed middle school science teacher accidentally discovers that our existence is merely the result of a very slow-motion cosmic sneeze and that time is about to speed back up and kill us all, she fights between psychosis and reality as she tries to warn people and fix her relationships before the universe is wiped away.

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The Last Word (available)

(short | drama | romance)
 

When a devout Catholic end-of-life caregiver discovers she can channel thoughts and feelings of the dying, she battles between her faith and newfound gift.

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Reject Me (script in progress)

(feature | drama | comedy | romantic comedy)
 

After her lifelong friend breaks up with her for being “such a drag,” an insecure writer with rejection sensitivity and a propensity for public panic attacks subjects herself to exposure therapy by actively trying to get rejected 100 times in 100 days.

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Womanipulate (in brainstorming phase)

(feature | psychological thriller)
 

When a brilliant detective puts herself in harm's way by playing "victim" in order to catch serial killers, a dark side of her psyche awakens as she realizes she can manipulate the killers to her liking.

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AB Switch (brainstorming phase)

(short | animated | silent | kids)
 

A square type A personality and abstract type B personality undermine each other's efforts on a project only to discover they can't do it alone.

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Sludge (available)

(feature | dark comedy | bromance)

 

A ruthless internet troll's secret passion for fashion design is unexpectedly embraced by the drag community, but when his hateful online persona threatens his new life, he must confront the damage he's done and fight for a second chance at his true calling.

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Sword in the Scone (available)

(short | silent | kids)
 

While out to breakfast with her workaholic dad (glued to his cell phone), a playful girl pulls her dad into her imagination where they are pirates on a pirate ship, fighting for the real treasure.

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Sideways with a Sunflower Ribbon (available)

(short | drama | romance | comedy)
 

A shy, poetic barista gets a surprise visit from his type-A ex-girlfriend, whose sudden move to L.A. to pursue her dreams isn't going as planned. 

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North Pole South (script in progress)

(feature | animated | comedy | kids)

 

When a young hippie elf takes over as head chef at the North Pole and removes sugar and gluten from the menu, Rudolph's red nose goes away (it was a gluten intolerance all along) and Santa becomes obsessed with fitness. The elf must find the tender balance between healthy living and enjoyment in order to save Christmas spirit.

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I-DEARS (in brainstorming phase)

(feature | self-romantic comedy | fantasy)
 

A blocked writer struggles to differentiate between reality and fiction when her creative ideas start to manifest in real life, fighting to the death for her attention so the winner can finally have their story written.

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