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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

At a pool party with his friends, a teen struggling with self-harm is forced to wear swim trunks that puts his biggest insecurities on full display.

  • Year
    2019
  • Set in Minnesota
  • Format
    Short film
  • Genre
    Drama

Logline and summary

The eccentric captain Abby and her food critic Kapp set sail across Thousand Seas in this thrilling animated adventure series. Paid to deliver a mysterious pirate chest, they must contend with many dangers, from ravenous sea monsters to failed treasure hunters.

  • Year
    2019
  • Format
    TV pilot
  • Genres
    Comedy
    Action/Adventure
    Animated

Logline and summary

After discovering that her husband is cheating on her, Jodi takes matters into her own hands.

  • Year
    2019
  • Set in Minnesota
  • Format
    Short film
  • Genre
    Drama

Logline and summary

A boy and an android run away from their homes, cross country, evading men in suits trying to retrieve them.

  • Year
    2019
  • Format
    Short film
  • Genres
    Drama
    Sci-Fi/Fantasy

Logline and summary

Eden, a college student, ventures into online sex work due to the pressures of a changing economy.

  • Year
    2019
  • Set in Minnesota
  • Format
    Short film
  • Genre
    Drama

Logline and summary

Dash, a backwoods drug dealer, attempts suicide after unsuccessfully betraying his own drug family and the opposing French-Canadian cartel... Except Dash doesn’t die, rather suffering amnesia that leaves him a shell of the former douchebag he was. As the reformed Dash tries to remember his past, those he betrayed learn he’s still alive, each renewed for revenge against him for their own cunning futures.

  • Year
    2019
  • Format
    TV pilot
  • Genres
    Comedy
    Action/Adventure
    Thriller

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.