Lois Buchter is an accomplished artist and teacher. Traveling to pursue adventure in the farthest expanses of our world, Buchter works to capture stories that inspire people to value LIFE. She has been working on the craft of screenwriting for twenty years. Currently from her Northern California home, she is working on paid writing assignments in addition to creating new projects in her action/adventure specialty.
She has completed a Master’s program in screenwriting and has her certification in Cinematography.
She recently published GERTI’S WAR, a true WWII story about her cousin’s life in Germany during the war. Lois has a keen eye for the unknown, mysterious and weird. She is grounded in life and looks to find the true core of a story and be transported.
VALLEY OF THE VAPORS – Feature Thriller “When three witch sisters inherit a property in Arkansas, 1920, they are shocked when their powers come to a zenith and one gets herself tangled in a love spell that could be their downfall.” Comp - A Darker Practical Magic.
BOOK OF DAVID – Feature Family Drama. “Survivors of abuse know that the pain never really goes away. After suffering from an abusive childhood, both physical and sexual, David never loses his love of God.” Comp – Burning Bed v Sleepers.
THE MAGI: Feature Action/Adventure. “Gifted by God, the Three Wise Men help a Golem find his humanity hoping to someday earn their wings.” Comp - Dr. Strange
BRIDGEPORT, TEXAS: TV Episodic Sci-Fi Adventure. “A rip in time forces a Federal Agent, a cryptozoologist and a swamp hunter to contain the creatures that are spilling into our world.”
X-Files meets Grimm
STEALING HISTORY: Feature Action/Adventure. “Set in London and inspired by Indiana Jones – A UNESCO Agent infiltrates a theft ring with world-wide connections as he tries to return artifacts to their country of origin.” Indiana Jones meets Mission Impossible
CURSE OF RUE ROYALE: Feature Horror. (Optioned) “A couple inherit the most haunted home in New Orleans and are caught in a voodoo curse on the property that is mimicking murders from the past.”
THE CAMERA: Feature Thriller. “A woman finds clues to a murder with the help of an old Polaroid camera.”
CRUSHED: Feature Contained Drama. “A family tries to re-connect after the death of two members in their family.”
PRONTO PETE: Feature Animation – TV Pilot. “Sheriff Pete, a rancher girl, and his gang of critters keep a Texas ranch free of the dreaded Blue Bull Gang.”
Have finished writing/producing the following:
ON WITCHES BLOOD - Associate Producer - 2021
Diggin' It - Educational Doc Short - 2018
Killin' It - Sizzle Reel, Comedy - 2018
Believe – Movie Short , Comedy - Produced 2018
Stealing History – Screenplay – Adventure – Written in ScreenwritingU’s Master Class
Curse of Royal Lane – Screenplay-Elevated Horror – Written in ScreenwritingU’s ProSeries
The Camera – Screenplay- Thriller
Pronto Pete: On the Run Adventures – Animated Screenplay, 124 pages, Cartoon Series.
Finalist – Oklahoma Writers Federation Conference
The Plungers - Big Bang Theory – Teleplay, 20 pages – Comedy
The Guy in the Basement – Movie Short, Comedy/Horror
Naked in the Moonlight – Movie short script, Adventure
Stuck on Dad – The Marshmallow Story – Short Story, Drama
Granite State – Short Story, ChickLit
Unique traits: Interested in well-crafted stories that transport you to another time and place.
VALLEY OF THE VAPORS Budget: $1M - $5M | Thriller When three witch sisters inherit a property in Arkansas, they are shocked when their powers come to a zenith and one gets herself tangled in a love spell that could be their downfall.
BOOK OF DAVID Budget: $1M - $5M | Drama After suffering from an abusive childhood, both physical and sexual, David’s pain is finally revealed when confronts the reality of his childhood in therapy.
THE MAGI Budget: $30M+ | Action What if the Three Wise Men never died and have been on earth all this time fighting against evil?
CRUSHED Budget: $0 - $100K | Drama A family tries to re-connect after the death of two members of their family in the same week.
BRIDGEPORT, TEXAS Budget: $1M - $5M | Thriller A rip in time forces a Federal Agent, a cryptozoologist and a swamp hunter to contain the creatures that are spilling into our world
STEALING HISTORY Action Max Stanhope, UNESCO agent, is charged with returning an important historical artifact back to Egypt, but he must deal with a cunning master thief and a sex trafficking network before he loses what matters most.
Curse on Rue Royale Budget: $1M - $5M | Horror ⋄ Sci-fi ⋄ Thriller Logline: A couple sinks their savings in a haunted New Orleans landmark hoping to turn it into a restaurant... but the fresh corpses under the floor boards mean the house's original killer is back from a hundred years ago.
Pronto Pete - On the Run Adventures Animation ⋄ Comedy A roadrunner sheriff of Territory 7 in South Texas, befriends a local girl and together with his deputies, they protect the area from the dreaded Blue Bull gang and a local band of misfits.
INTO THE DEEP Budget: $0 - $100K | Action Two scientists on the hunt for a cure for diabetes in the jungle of Papua New Guinea are hunted by Pterdactyls.
AVON CALLING Budget: $0 - $100K | Independent An Avon Rep has her wits scared out of her on a home call when she spies three human skulls sitting on the fireplace.
DIGGIN' IT Budget: $0 - $100K | Independent DOC Short on the joys of finding dinosaur fossils
BELIEVE Budget: $0 - $100K | Independent A down syndrome teenager believes he has caught a leprechaun.
The Camera Sci-fi ⋄ Thriller A single Mom finds an old Polaroid and is shocked to find that it takes photographs of ghosts that lead her to investigate the death of a beloved aunt.
The Plungers - Teleplay THE BIG BANG THEORY Comedy Howard and Leonard develop a unique indoor golf game using a toilet plunger and find themselves quite popular with a group of college girls.