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The Lakes List is a collection of exemplary screenplays for movies, short films, web series and TV shows, written by the screenwriting students and alumni of the Screenwriting BA program at Metro State University in St. Paul, Minnesota.

For inquiries, and for access to a writer and their screenplay, please send an email to lakeslist@metrostate.edu.

Logline and summary

After two star-crossed opiate addicts discover they're having a child, the couple painfully attempt inpatient treatment as a final shot to take responsibility over their lives, their addiction, and the family they never planned.

  • Year
    2020
  • Format
    Feature film
  • Genre
    Drama

Logline and summary

When his daughter is kidnapped, an indecisive mortgage lender struggling with loss, desperately seeks the help of his deranged brother to conduct a scheme that they hope will work in order to get her back safely from the gangsters that took her.

  • Year
    2020
  • Set in Minnesota
  • Format
    Feature film
  • Genres
    Drama
    Comedy
    Action/Adventure

Logline and summary

Everything falls apart for a broken family when their mother dies. They must convene in their childhood home to pick up the pieces.

  • Year
    2020
  • Format
    Feature film
  • Genre
    Drama

About the Lakes List

The Lakes List is a collection of exemplary screenplays for movies, short films, web series and TV shows, all written by the screenwriting students and alumni of the Screenwriting Program at Metro State University in St. Paul, MN.

The Lakes List is created by Metro State Prof. Jeremy Bandow, who was inspired by other national screenwriting 'lists' - like the Black List, and the Red List - which highlight excellent screenplays and help connect screenwriters to producers.

The Lakes List mission is much the same, to connect our emerging writers and their stories with local & regional directors, producers, and actors looking for future film and TV projects to bring to life.

As new and improved tax credit incentive programs spur production and create a wellspring of film & TV opportunities in Minnesota, there is no better time to ensure that the stories that get told here are our own stories.

Read more about the new film production incentives in Minnesota.

Many of these scripts are Minnesota’s stories, written by local writers. All contribute to the diverse artistic and cinematic culture of Minnesota, and assist in reinforcing our thriving, vibrant, regional artistic identity.

Enjoy your visit. We hope you find a screenplay you like!

Contact us

For inquiries, and for access to a writer and their screenplay, please send an email to lakeslist@metrostate.edu.