Borderline Justice

action-drama movie screenplay

A law-and-order judge’s certain appointment to a State Supreme Courtship is interrupted by an attractive, fiery Latina social worker.  She introduces him to the violent, politically charged world of power, money, illegals and life for the drug mules he condemns daily in his courtroom.

Borderline Justice is a story about two father-in-laws and two ambitious sons whose lives intersect and become entwined with one another at the border of love, greed, treachery and justice.


-- FINALIST in the 2017 Finish Line Script Competition.

--OFFICIAL SELECTION, Depth of Film Field International .  2020

--SEMI-FINALIST, Filmmatic Drama Screenplay Award, 2020.

--BEST SOCIAL SCRIPT, Gold Star Movie Awards, 2020

--FINALIST, Lonely Wolf (London) International Film Festival, 2020

--AWARD WINNER, Golden Sparrow International Film Festival, 2020

--AWARD WINNER Beyond the Curve International Film Festival, 2021

--BEST SCREENPLAY, Five Continents International Film Festival, 2021

--HONORABLE MENTION, The Wiki Screenplay Contest, 2021

Finalist, Delta International Film Festival, 2021.

Official Selection.  Montreal Independent Film Festival, 10/25/21

Official Selection.  Moody Crab Film Festival, 10/25/21

Official Selection, LA Sun Fest Festival, 10/28/21

AWARD WINNER and OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD, Royal Society of Television and Motion Picture Awards, 10/28/21

--HONORABLE MENTION.  Redwood Shorts and Scripts, 2021

--SEMI-FINALIST, Phoenix Shorts, 2021

--OFFICIALLY SELECTED, Santa Barbara International, 11/15/2021

--AWARD WINNER, Krimson Horyzon International Film Festival, 11/16/21

--OFFICIAL FINALIST, Indian Indie, 11/23/2021

--FINALIST Indian Indie, 11/23/202

--SEMI-FINALIST, Niagara Falls International Short Festival, 12/17/2021

--AWARD WINNER.  Turkey Golden Wolf Awards, 2/12/22

--SEMI-FINALIST, Dublin World Film Festival, 2/21/22

--AWARD WINNER.  Worldfest-Houston International Film Festival, 4/19/22





He’s a mule who made one stupid mistake.  A fly caught in the spider’s web.  Both images work.  Mules and flies.  Easy to catch.  Not the cartels, the businessmen, the ones at the top.  They know how to avoid your courtroom, Martin.