2015 WINNING SCREENWRITERS
by Robert Wooldridge
In 1965 Texas, a closeted gay teen, struggling with his sexuality, helps his mother build a boat after she has a vision of the town flooding.
GRAND PRIZE – FEATURE
SEAT OF DEATH
by Andrew McGivern
An Iraqi boy’s narrow escape from execution at the hands of Islamic State (IS) militants, and his struggle to move on with life in a war-torn environment of terror and continued mortal danger.
1ST PLACE – SHORT
top 9 features (alphabetical)
The Apocalypse Chronicles by Nathan Ludwig & Charles Devin Hill – A twisted anthology of horror, death and insanity. After the apocalypse, three mysterious madmen tell a wounded drifter three tales of inescapable terror while they play a sinister game of chance.
The Boat by Robert Wooldridge – In 1965 Texas, a closeted gay teen, struggling with his sexuality, helps his mother build a boat after she has a vision of the town flooding.
Cold Autumn by Shaun Michael Goldsmith – When troubled teen Amanda is abducted, she must join forces with another captive Alexandra, to escape a sadistic murderer known as “The Hunter” who stalks them like wild animals.
For the Love of Pete by David Kurtz – A mild-mannered businessman, on his way home for Christmas, is pulled into the adventure of a lifetime when a beautiful young woman enlists his help in rescuing her parents, who have been kidnapped by the vicious leader of a Mexican drug cartel.
The Ghost of Dothan Alabama by William Gammon – A biographer is forced to reassess his own life as he delves into the life of a long-dead playwright.
Lady Cop by Jody Ellis – When affirmative action prevents a young man from getting hired by the police department, he decides to follow his dream of being a cop anyway – as a woman.
A Reason for Everything by Ken Ross – A jaded prison guard and a brilliant but unrepentant killer strike up an unlikely friendship on death row, changing both men’s lives forever.
Submission by Alex Webb – A self-proclaimed script guru is kidnapped and forced to write for his life
Tripping through the Multiverse by Joe Borriello – A struggling writer about to give up on life gets sent though a dizzying series of alternate realities by a friendly alien and finally gains much needed insight.
Top 7 shorts (alphabetical):
Automatic Drive by Mark Renshaw – In the not so distant future, travelling by car is automated, fast and efficient; but how safe is it? One family is about to find out what the true price of progress really is.
Gravel Heart by Michael Curtis – An impulsive 14-year-old puts his life in jeopardy when he confronts a heartless neighbor for killing his dog.
I Did It by Brian O'Connor – A tentative little boy needs the help of his imaginary friend to make his first jump into the pool
Mystic Morning by Craig Fleming – We never forget who we learn by heart.
Seat of Death by Andrew McGivern – An Iraqi boy’s narrow escape from execution at the hands of Islamic State (IS) militants, and his struggle to move on with life in a war-torn environment of terror and continued mortal danger.
Vodoun by Stuart Creque – Michel Dumont used a wax voodoo doll to double-cross his Vodoun mentor, M. LeBrun, so he could sell his own services to the corrupt M. Toussaint. But neither Dumont nor Toussaint understood just how powerful a priest LeBrun was.
Walk with the Devil by Alison Hall – In a world where the Devil plans your fall, an abused young prostitute must decide whether kidnapping innocent girls for a ruthless crime lord is worth damning her soul to hell.
CONGRATULATIONS TO REEL WRITERS'
206 Casey Lehto
Adventures of the Velvet Cat,The Bob Canning
Agoraphobia Daniel Hess
All of Her Life Jeff Shevlowitz
Apocalypse Chronicles,The Nathan Ludwig
Boat,The Robert Wooldridge
Border Legion,The Argie Staples
Cold Autumn Shaun Michael Goldsmith
Crime Extraordinaire Howard Fridkin
Crowd,The Dawn Greenfield Ireland
Curse,The Lisa Reily
Devil's Valley Justice Harold Brown
Evicted without Notice David & Sophia Gegia
For the Love of Pete David Kurtz
Fourth Night,The Mike Briock
Ghost of Dothan Alabama,The Bill Gammon
Girls In the Shadows,The Tim Davis
Heritage of Honor,A Cleo Bresett
Kill Zone,The Hector Troy
King's Court,The Brandon Montgomery
Lady Cop Jody Ellis
Moscow's Dangerous Summer Shoichi Alex Kusaka
Ode to Freedom Robert Coles & Bartley McSwine
One Million Words Vince Bailey
Reason for Everything,A Ken Ross
Return Fire Joe Dinicola & Antony Davies
Saga of the Dwarf Andy Smullin
Shangri-LA Bryan Fierro
Sleeping Beauty's Prince EJ Scrimger
Star Girls Michael Jamison
Third Period,The Steph Greegor
Tripping Through the Multiverse Joe Borriello
Yellow Touch Red Lauren Hoekstra
Amber's Shadow Cara Bamford
Automatic Drive Mark Renshaw
Bedtime Story Bill Papa
Connor Jason Titus
Dead End,The Piotr Jamr√≥z
Exit to Reality Derek Kent
Father Time Dmytro Latorets
Gravel Heart Michael Curtis
I Did It Brian O'Connor
Lifeline David Voss
Lifted Sharon Murray
Mystic Morning Craig Fleming
Our Last Dance Daniel Solis
Seat of Death Andrew McGivern
Vodoun Stuart Creque
Walk with the Devil Alison Hall
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