2014 cycle 2
(May – JULY)
GRAND PRIZE WINNER:
THE DEATH SQUAD feature by Shaun Michael Goldsmith
A disillusioned US Marine marksman haunted by the death of his spotter reluctantly joins an elite military unit that hunts down American traitors during the Vietnam War
DECKED feature by Brent Hartinger
In the four kingdoms of Spades, Hearts, Clubs, and Diamonds, where people are ranked by numbers, a group of lowly "twos" tries desperately to stop the Queen of Spades from overthrowing the other kingdoms.
GETTING BACK feature by Belinda King
As revenge for ending their terrible marriage, Amanda decides to woo Paul back, so she can be the one to dump him.
GRACE feature by Jeffrey Allen Russel & Lynda Lemberg
Born into privilege in the 1800s, the eponymous Grace devotes her life to her daughters as well as to the poor and dispossessed immigrants of Montreal. When personal tragedy forces her return to Scotland, Grace embraces the struggle against the ethnic cleansing of the Gaelic people, sharpening her conflict with her own family and pitting her against brutal forces.
JOSIE feature by J.A. Taylor
A prostitute outsmarts the CIA to exact her revenge on Al-Qaeda. The first in the trilogy of thrillers that follows this woman's epic battle.
LARRY'S BEST FRIEND feature by David C. Hill
Larry's Golden Retriever is transformed to a beautiful girl. To his dismay she educates herself, gets an awesome job, and a loving boyfriend. He just wants his dog back.
MATRICULATION feature by Mark J. Rose
In the year 2108, a young man struggles to save his girlfriend from Matriculation, a mixture of drugs and mind control that is now the only approved form of higher education in the United States.
ORDINARY PSYCHOS feature by Eric Chapiel
After a thirty year war consumes the world, the lives of a ravaged man, a sadistic overlord and two insane brothers become intertwined through a series of events involving theft, murder and love.
A REASON FOR EVERYTHING feature by Ken Rose
A prison guard and an older inmate share their personal demons in the months before the inmate’s execution.
SINK OR SWIM feature by Keith Justin Strausbaugh
After their fun-loving boss dies, two slackers try to save a ramshackle Jet Ski rental business by challenging a hot tempered hotel developer to a Jet Ski competition.
The following scripts all received a final score worthy of a "recommend":
*All scripts are redacted after Round 1. Authorship is masked in Round 2 & 3 scoring, and at the time of final selection.