Hot Stuff

D.T. Burns, Writer

Sloan Grant(s) Received: 2019, Screenwriting Award, Carnegie Mellon University 

Project Type: Feature 

Genre: Comedy 

Length: 90 pages 

Field of Science: Chemistry 

Stage: Development 


After botching a major career opportunity, special agent Lucy Ramirez is looking to get her life back on track. When domestic terrorists threaten a new geothermal plant, Lucy must travel to rural California to protect Natalie Jenkins, the geothermal chemist at the heart of the operation. The two immediately find themselves at odds with what they understand about each other’s careers. The situation gets heated as the two unlikely partners face off against threats to their lives, their institutions, and their core values. The agent and scientist battle to find common ground before the dangerous situation reaches its boiling point.