Phone: 781-654-1418

Email: sgillis771@gmail.com

​​​​​​​Suzanne Elizabeth Gillis​

Screenplay & TV Series Ghostwriter  

Story & Character Development SPECIALIST


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www.scriptstories.com ​

CURRENT & COMPLETED WRITING PROJECTS
SUNNYCREST FARM FOR BOYS  - ONE-HOUR TV SERIES
On-Hour TV DRAMA SERIES - 1960's  
Story Development TV Series by Suzanne E. Gillis & Micheal Jackson
Based on True Story in the early 1960's in Lancaster, PA a 12-year-old boy is recruited by a Quaker Woman who runs a special agricultural farm program located in Lancaster County PA. The Sunnycrest Farm for Negro Boys was founded by a group of Quakers in the 1800s in an effort to take inner city negro boys out of the projects in North Philadelphia and place them in a protected environment where they learn how to grow their own food,  maintain the farm and experience nature.  Most of the boys are orphans and after a three-year period, are either placed with permanent homes or sent back to the inner cities.  Micheal Jackson, the boy who this story is based on, now runs a similar program in North Philadelphia for inner city boys who are 'at risk' and who are currently being educated in farm life and agriculture after school. 
Based on the book FROM HELL AND BACK written by Micheal Jackson 


LOVE'S HUNGER - FEATURE SCREENPLAY
Family Drama/Love Story
Story Development & Feature Screenplay by Suzanne Gillis
A wealthy Boston girl develops a severe weight problem after losing her mother at a young age.  Years later, her father hires a young male co-worker with her with the specific goal of pay 'romantic attention' to her in an effort to get her motivated enough to lose weight.  The plan works until the man falls in love with his bosses daughter and insists on telling her the 'truth' about why he was hired by her father.   
Based on screenplay and story idea by Jemal Idris 


THE INVISIBLE WAR - FEATURE SCREENPLAY
Supernatural/Drama/Suspense/Thriller
Story Development and Screenplay by Suzanne Gillis
Jesse Battle, a Manhattan Security Officer and struggling black artist finds himself in the battle of his life for his unsaved 'soul' when a female demon from Trinidad, Simone Bleu, suddenly enters his life and does everything she can -- including using her Obeah black magic powers -- to try to stop Jesse from fulfilling his
true purpose as God's 'Chosen Prophet'.
Based on the book 'THE ENDLESS HOUR' by Jesse Battle  
 

KABHI HIGH, KABHI LOW - FEATURE SCREENPLAY
Romance/Family/Comedy/Drama
Story Development and Screenplay by Suzanne E. Gillis
A young Pakistani couple falls in love during college and plans to marry and have a future together in the clothing business in London.  Soon after graduation, the man's father dies which forces him to return to Pakistan where his father own has a clothing manufacturing business.  As the man tries to stay in touch with his 'fiance', the girl's mother deliberately interferes fearing he will take her daughter away from London.  Eventually, the man to marry another woman and returns to London years later, divorced, only to tell the girl that it was her mother who prevented his return and their marriage. 
Based on story by Safia Manize


MY GREY ALIEN - FEATURE SCREENPLAY
Musical Love Story/Fantasy 
Story Development and Screenplay by Suzanne Gillis
A struggling Country Western Singer rescues an AWOL Alien who has run away from his home planet in order to be free enough to 'express' his true SELF.  Soon the Alien transforms a small unknown Country Western band is overnight sensation only to prove that a musical career isn't nearly as important as the ability to discover and embrace one's true SELF! 
Based on story, songs, and music by Jeff West  

 
BON APPETITE - HALF-HOUR PRE-TEEN TV SERIES
Pre-Teen both Live & Animated TV Show
TV Show Development and First Episode by Suzanne Gillis
A Pre-teen mix-raced girl is forced to take over her newly deceased father's famous catering business in London, only to find out that the kitchen is controlled by an ancient magical cookbook with unusual 'emotional healing qualities' to those who eat its ingredients -- and its many lively and talkative colorful 'kitchen' utensils.
Based on story idea/characters by Lennox Blackwell


THE BIG THREE 'O' - FEATURE SCREENPLAY
Action Adventure/Drama/Comedy
Story Development/Screenplay by Suzanne E. Gillis
A group of five college guys who have to take annual vacations together for thirty years embarks on their thirtieth anniversary trip to the Canadian Big Bear Rain Forest where they encounter life-threatening unchartered new dangers in the Canadian wilderness as well as murder, that threatens both there friendships and fears about growing older in life. 
Based on script and story ideas by Tom Antista 


THE PRIEST HUNTER - FEATURE SCREENPLAY
Period Drama/Action
Story Development by Suzanne E. Gillis
In 1700's Ireland where Catholic Priests are routinely hunted and killed for practicing their faith, two young boys engage in a secret betrayal that leads to the death of a local Catholic Priest.  Years later, one of the boys has now become a notorious 'Priest Hunter' who assigned to hunt and kill his childhood friend who since returned to Ireland as a defiant Catholic Priest who is determined to both practices and resurrect his dying 'faith' to his brutalized and suppressed village people. 
Based on story and characters ideas by Tom Maquire
FILM PARTNER MEDIA LIMITED & LONDON & DE FACTO FILMS

 
THE PHYSICS OF MURDER – FEATURE SCREENPLAY
Thriller/Drama
Story Development and Screenplay by Suzanne E. Gillis
A deeply insecure college professor who suffers by the hands of his overbearing highly acclaimed father is driven to despair and murder in order to prove his ‘worth’ about a doomed science project which results in costing him both his marriage and his life.
Story byTom Briggs - Produced Tom Briggs


THE PURPLE HEART – FEATURE SCREENPLAY
Action Adventure/Drama
Story Development and Screenplay by Suzanne E. Gillis
A Boston firefighter suffers a tragic fall while on duty which costs him both his job and his marriage.  Years later he sets out to find the arsonists who caused the fire that nearly cost him his life, and discovers they are two serial arsonists brothers who are still causing fires in the Boston and New England area.
Based in part on a true story by John Steiner
 

THE KING’S ROOK – FEATURE SCREENPLAY
Sci-Fi/Action Adventure/Suspense 
Story Development and Rewrite by Suzanne E. Gillis 
Two Asian brothers who possess unique psychic powers soon find themselves working for different sides of the corruption vs governmental flight.  As they drift apart in life, the older brother is murdered as younger brother sets out to find who killed his older brother and why. 
STELLAR FILMS - Produced  by Liv Thompson


WAR OF LIGHTS - TV SERIES
DRAMA TV Show Development & First Episode by Suzanne E. Gillis
A young inventor named Nikola Tesla is headed to America where he soon finds himself employed by Edison himself, at Edison's famous Invention Factory located in New Jersey.  The two start out as men with equal passions for advancing electricity for all America, but soon become both rivals and enemies as their personal ambitions and intellectual 'talents' increasingly collide.  
Based on story ideas by Jeremy Levine 


SAVING SARAH – FEATURE SCREENPLAY
Family Drama/True Story
Story Development by Suzanne  Gillis
The real-life trouble of an American family raising an autistic daughter whose condition takes a turn for the worse during her teenage years, which threatens to institutionalize her against her families wishes.  
Based on the Book ‘DAISY’ - by Valerie Bruce


MIRACLES OF GOD – FEATURE SCREENPLAY
True Story/Family Drama
Story Development/Screenplay Ghostwriter - Suzanne Gillis
Real life story of about a boy who grew up in West Africa worshiping idols who later became a well-known Pastor with Christian ministries located around the world. 
Based on Book ‘MIRACLES OF GOD’ – by Reverend Stephen Gyermeh


CHURCH NURSE – FEATURE SCREENPLAY
Drama based on True Story 
Story Development/Screenplay Ghostwriter - Suzanne E. Gillis
A troubled teenage girl is abused by charismatic young Pastor at a small Detroit church only to find out years later that the Pastor is abusing her thirteen-year-old niece.  A two-year public trial ensues where she and her family are accused of lying about the Pastor’s misconduct, which results in him being sentenced to prison for forty years as others in the church eventually come forth with similar stories of the same Pastor.  
Based on true story by Jackie Price


ON MY FATHER’S WINGS –  FEATURE SCREENPLAY
Suspense/Action/Drama based on True Story
Story Development/Screenplay Ghostwriter - Suzanne E. Gillis
Real life drama about of a young commercial pilot in the early 1970's who struggles to land a twin-engine plane with no electrical equipment and no visibility during a horrific storm while all the airports on the entire Eastern Atlantic Seaboard were shut down due to the extreme weather.  
This story is based on a true the FAA rescue mission.
Based on true story by Andrew Angelo


FREEDOM’S EDGE – FEATURE SCREENPLAY
Period Drama/Suspense based on Book
Story Editor/Ghostwriter - Suzanne E. Gillis
In the early 1940’s, a young Jewish family finally finds the means to escapes Holland during the Nazi occupation while being hidden as on a cargo ship bound for South America. Soon afterward they discover that they are being followed by a deeply disturbed and troubled Nazi Officer who will do anything he can to stop them and bring them back to Holland.  
Based on the Book ‘FREEDOM’S EDGE’ – by Doctor Jagdish Goswami


MARY MAGDALENA –  FEATURE SCREENPLAY
Bible Story/Part-Fiction
Story Development/Screenplay Ghostwriter - Suzanne E. Gillis.
The story of Mary Magdala, a social outcast in her hometown of Magdala, Israeli who ends up becoming the thirteenth disciple of Jesus of Nazareth.
In-Development