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Based on an original COMEDY screenplay, Moxie is the story of Sinclair Anapest, a failed novelist ready to kick the bucket after being informed in no uncertain terms that his writing lacks “moxie” (energy, know-how) and his manuscripts are dog drool.

A greater problem — and opportunity– arises when Sin tries to hang himself and accidentally summons the Devil, a.k.a. “Prince” [of Darkness]. In exchange for Sin’s soul, Prince will give Sin moxie and a new life in the form of a book which holds four magic coupons.

One coupon is for sex, another for genius, a third for money, and the fourth for power. After all four coupons are activated, Sin must forfeit his soul and join Prince in a war against Heaven.

Parading a series of outrageous events –humongous pie fights, bootylicious women mud-wrestlers, bogus safecrackers, and wild dashes through NYC– the film is in the tradition of chase films like “Rat Race” and “It’s a Mad, Mad World.”

Our hero uses three of the coupons before being choked by fear over what will follow the fourth.

With a power-hungry Prince close on his heels and his earnest-yet- bumbling guardian angel Jerahmeel trying to intervene for him, Sin is on the verge of catastrophe.

He and his girlfriend Colleen must scheme desperately to find a way to nullify the Devil’s contract before it’s too late.

Will Sin find redemption or eternal damnation?






Robert Kirschten has a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. In 2009, he was elected to Who’s Who in America. He is the author or editor of six academic books, four books of poems, and has written eight screenplays and a pilot for a sitcom. Kirschten has won numerous awards, including Best Screenplay at Red Wasp Film Festival and Woods Hole Film Festival. He is winner of the Best Shorts Award of Merit in 2011 for his poetry video DVD “Old Family Movies.” Another DVD, “Goofy Tunes,” premiered in Los Angeles at the New Media Film Festival.




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