For over 5 years we had the privilege of reading many extraordinary screenplays, and the pleasure of meeting some of the most promising emerging writers in the business.
To honor their work, we will maintain the winners list here on this site. (See below)
We'd like to thank all the loyal customers who sent us multiple scripts over the years. Some of you relied on our feedback as often as once a month for several years, and for that we are truly grateful. It was a sincere pleasure to watch your work evolve and flourish over the years.
We'd also like to apologize to those writers who were negatively impacted in the final contests. We are striving to resolve all open issues.
Thank you for 5 wonderful years.
SCRIPT SAVVY WINNERS:
February 2011 Contest Results
FEATURE SCRIPT WINNER: THE GREAT SIGN by Jack Davidson Epic/historical A WWI captain flees an unjust death sentence and goes in search of his wife.
FEATURE HONORABLE MENTIONS: SAY GOODBYE TO BORIS by Tom Ziegler and Tony Ziegler Comedy/drama A successful businessman, "celebrating" twenty years of being married to the wrong woman, is haunted by the memory of the one that got away.
THE FREE AND THE BRAVE by Edward Rathje Action Two American airmen, stranded in neutral Switzerland, must escape back into Nazi-occupied France, but first they have a score to settle -- with Hitler.
SAY SOMETHING FUNNY by James Francis Nevins Comedy/drama His family's Lower East Side deli is both a job and a refuge from reality for a jokester with a broken heart. 10 years ago, his father committed suicide in the next room. Now, he must reconcile himself with loss or go down the same path his father did.
TV WINNER: KNOCKIN' ON HEAVEN'S DOOR by Brandon Rosin Comedy If you thought the human race screwed up paradise on earth, wait 'til you see what happens in the afterlife.
SHORT SCRIPT WINNER: HARPER DAY by Felice Bassuk and Richard F. Russell Drama When an ace narcotics agent makes a high-profile drug bust, a local reporter makes a shocking discovery -- the badge he proudly flaunts is a fake.
January 2011 Contest Results
FEATURE SCRIPT WINNER: THE BOY ON THE COVER by Elizabeth Savage Sullivan Action A photojournalist's internationally famous shot of an African boy hiding in his dead mother's skirts haunts him years later into a dangerous mission to find if a deadly rebel is that boy.
FEATURE HONORABLE MENTIONS: REDEMPTION 37 by Edward Mann Horror A man's desperate search for his missing nine-year-old daughter in a remote lakeside community is complicated by ghostly apparitions, strange visions and the fact that he's the prime suspect.
THE LEANER by Dana Garrity Comedy Desperate to win over his ex-girl and follow his father's footsteps, a tremendously talented guitarist settles for the absurd world of competitive horseshoes until a vivacious artist tugs his heartstrings.
A NUCLEAR OPTION by Philip Sedgwick Thriller Back door political dealings and a comedy of errors follow a geologist who must take on a high-ranking politician to prevent him from tampering with Mother Nature.
TV WINNER: THE LONER (pilot) by Bryan Marvis Western/Mystery A lone investigator journeys across the Western frontier in search of an elusive and mysterious killer who enters brothels late at night and shoots selected customers.
SHORT SCRIPT WINNER: THE PEN IS MIGHTIER... by Steven D'Arcangelo Horror A famous author defeats writer's block with magic, only to discover that she now has the opposite of writer's block -- she can't stop writing.
*November - December 2010 closed for holidays.
October 2010 Contest Results 152 entries
WINNER: BETRAYED: by Phil Ferriere Thriller Suspecting the boy next door is being physically abused, an 18-year-old girl starts an investigation of her own that leads to a grueling night of terror.
HONORABLE MENTION: TROPICAL CANDY by Scott Roberts Action A young Coastguardsman and three of his shipmates are lured in, set up, then trained by a hardened drug-runner in the art of smuggling cocaine into the Florida Keys.
CHASING ALICE by Keiko Tamura and Tasha Hardy Fantasy After a series of mysterious child abductions, a young FBI agent's obsession with the supernatural leads him on a wild adventure into a magical fairy tale land, where he befriends famous characters, outwits villains, rescues children, and rediscovers his long-lost sister.
DECEIT by Naomi Lamont Drama After a lonely engineer rejects the inappropriate advances of his best friend's 15-year-old daughter, he soon finds himself in an intense battle over the girl when she falls prey to the manipulations of his predatory boss.
September 2010 Contest Results 143 entries
WINNER: MONSTER WORLD by Pat Carey and Wyatt Carey Family A troubled but artistic orphan must protect his family when the "Monster World" he draws in his notebook turns real.
HONORABLE MENTION: MIDGARD by Adrian Westbrook Fantasy An indestructible American agent teams up with an eccentric Swedish crime family to prevent a Norse demigod from destroying the world.
THE DEVIL ON HIS TAIL by Steve Warren Sports bio A Canadian speed skater fights a war, severe injury, failure, and a critical public in his quest to win the Winter Olympics.
SOUTH OF MAIN STREET by Robert Gately Drama After her mother dies, a daughter sues her emotionally challenged father for financial control of the family's estate, sending him on a journey where his simple and forgiving nature changes the ethical center of a town sharply divided by the have and have-nots.
August 2010 Contest Results 158 entries
WINNER: NO TELL MOTEL by T.J. Cimfel Horror Stranded at an abandoned motel, five friends find they share the same dark secrets as the tortured souls who died there.
HONORABLE MENTION: MARIACHIS IN MAZATLAN by Ted Gurich Comedy Two feuding sisters step out of their comfort zone to track a bail-jumper, and save the life of a mother they hate.
HERE LIES JOHNNY PEACOAT by John Bister and Tadhg Kelly Comedy/drama After several best-selling novels by the age of twenty-one, Johnny Peacoat, a literary whiz kid, decides to go out on top when he realizes he no longer has any stories to write, but soon discovers that digging his own grave is harder than it looks.
THE TRIGGER by Gary Talarino Action A troubled teen is forced to flee his South Central neighborhood and hide out with yuppie relatives, and his inherent knack for conflict follows.
July 2010 Contest Results 163 entries
WINNER: CHICK FLICK by Ralph Stein and Chris Johnson Romantic comedy A player wakes up from a one-night stand to find himself in a chick flick and has to use the rules of all chick flicks to pull himself out of it, and in doing so falls in love.
HONORABLE MENTION: CAESAR'S ATTENDANTS by Hallie Tassin Drama While Trip Floyd and his buddies lead a rural community on a quest for the mystical, beloved deer known as Caesar, he must also face the town villain who sits on death row at Angola State Penitentiary... his very own father.
COOTIES by Clint Clark and Donnie Clark Romantic comedy A glass wall divides a city into men and women to protect the citizens from the Cooties virus until two people risk it all for what they've long been missing - love.
BE MY FRIEND by Sergio Jablon Horror The mysterious presence of a murdered girl lurks on Facebook targeting former classmates. Now Amanda must find out why before she is killed by the malicious spirit.
June 2010 Contest Results 174 entries
WINNER: OUT OF SYNC by Irin Evers and John Barlowe Comedy A disgraced manager attempts to reunite his 40 year old boy band, only to find they're woefully past their prime.
HONORABLE MENTION: BURIED SOUTH OF GALATIANS by Stephen Hoover Adventure An ex-lawman turned preacher must resort to the violence he's renounced if he is to stop a corrupt developer and his gunslingers from taking over his small Old West town.
JINX AND THE BACHELOR by Bonnie Bonaduce Romantic comedy When an accident-prone pediatrician with a ticking biological clock meets a wealthy playboy pretending to be a "regular joe" in order to keep his fortune, fate steps in and teaches them both that love often comes when you least expect it.
RED ROVER by Philip Landa Horror A 16-year-old kid from an abusive background is drawn into the violent world of a charismatic stranger who promises he will never be a victim again.
May 2010 Contest Results 169 entries
WINNER: WORST GRADERS by Kyle Leonard and Mike Evans Comedy When Trinity Day School's fifth grade teacher passes away, the board brings in two former graduates who can't stand each other to teach the class of troublemakers.
HONORABLE MENTION: BLIZZARD by Paul Moxham Action An ex-con trying to redeem himself finds his past catching up when an old accomplice kidnaps his father just as a massive blizzard hits town.
MAD URGES by Per Muhlow Horror A young woman is invited to an extravagant, secluded dinner party. When the guests unwittingly become exposed to a mind altering drug, the party turns into a deranged banquet of horror and death.
KILLER ROLE by Gary Milin Comedy A timid drama student lands the role of his life when he's mistaken for an infamous gunman and hired to protect a mob princess from deadly assassins.
April 2010 Contest Results 157 entries
WINNER: HUNTING BLIND by Michael Murphy Thriller A hunting vacation turns deadly when a group of businessmen, isolated by a blizzard at a remote ranch, encounter a suspected child abductor.
HONORABLE MENTION: THE REAL ENCHILADA by Michelle Palmer Comedy/drama Three seemingly perfect couples on a two week business trip discover some surprising cracks in their relationships when they are put to the test.
NO WAY OUT by Jeff Cotton Drama An illiterate gay teen hustler heads into crime and drug dealing until his boyfriend helps him go legit.
THE GREENHOUSE EFFECT by Heidi Krauth and Lee Krauth Romantic Comedy A get-ahead lawyer defends a quirky guerilla gardener.
March 2010 Contest Results 168 entries
WINNER: TEXTBOOK LOVE by James Bromberg Romantic comedy With the help of staff and students, a high school history teacher attempts to win back the girl he stood up on prom night.
HONORABLE MENTION: THE STATESMAN by Anita Arnold Historical thriller A young newspaper reporter investigates several gruesome serial killings and uncovers a new conspiracy in the Post-Civil War South.
VIRTUAL LIFE by David Hitchcock Sci-fi A teenager uses a brain-addicting form of virtual reality to generate a world-threatening artificial life form.
KILLER by Matthew Einolf Horror A group of college students play a game called 'Killer'. The goal is to "kill" your assigned victim with a water gun. The rules are simple: no interrupting class, nobody gets hurt, and there must be a witness to verify every kill. It isn't long before one Killer starts playing for real.
February 2010 Contest Results 141 entries
WINNER: WILD HEART by Marc Calderwood Family When a hard-luck teen, bent on revenge, releases a captured band of mustangs, he has no idea that this simple act will change his life.
HONORABLE MENTION: THE NUCLEAR WINTER OF OUR DISCONTENT by Tristan Thai Thriller An FBI agent investigating missing nuclear material gets involved with a mysterious professor who alters his perception of reality and changes his life forever.
CATCHING OUT by Elizabeth Savage Sullivan Adventure A runaway girl, desperate to find her aunt, encounters danger stealing rides on trains and becomes part of the rider culture, unmasking the best and worst in others and in herself.
THE CODE by Abhimanyu Kulkarni Comedy Three boys kidnap an old woman to extort a code for a computer game but nothing goes according to their plan.
January 2010 Contest Results 156 entries
WINNER: GUS by R. Scott Shields Children/family A small cat with big dreams must find his one true love before sunrise or be locked up forever as an indoor cat.
HONORABLE MENTION: BLITZKRIEG by Schuyler Willson Comedy/drama A wannabe crime lord dreams of building an empire in Toronto, but he never counted on the array of thieves, killers and cops who are out to stop him.
THE THESIS by Richard Averill Thriller A grad student's thesis research unintentionally gets him caught up with the mob.
HOUSE OF THE SUN by Marco Guarda Action In an overcrowded future where people are paid to end their lives early, a man discovers a horrible secret about mankind's place on the food chain.
December '09 Contest Results 187 entries
WINNER: CODEX by Michael Cravotta Supernatural thriller Two cryptologists uncover a secret buried in the original copy of the Old Testament that points to an instrument of absolute power, but are soon pursued by a ruthless cult out to harness that power for their own dark desires.
HONORABLE MENTION: NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH by Elizabeth Grace Comedy Mistaken for a forensics analyst at the scene of a crime, a pathetic but sweet ne'er-do-well goes along with it, desperately in love with the female detective in charge of the case.
BLOOD AND BADGES by Erik V. Wolter and David Lynn Action A former Marine turns private investigator and takes on a clique of tattooed cops, the most dangerous gang in L.A.
EPIC by Joey Ernand Fantasy To save his family and his kingdom from a vengeful sorceress, a rebellious prince is sent on a quest to retrieve four magical stones with the power to control the elements, only to uncover an incredible destiny.
November '09 Contest Results 146 entries
WINNER: THE FREEBIE (aka Picture Me and You) by Robert Keith Watson Romantic comedy What happens when a guy engaged to the wrong woman meets his "freebie," the one celebrity he's allowed to cheat with?
HONORABLE MENTION: URBANITY by Adam Barker Drama A mysterious homeless youth and a lonely, aging addict form a bond that helps fill a void in each of their lives.
THE DEAD ON ARRIVALS by Miyako Akina Fuqua Adventure Little Tokyo and Berlin are stuck in a purgatory-like metro station. In order to escape, they must recreate and take Polaroids of secrets they have kept in their past lives so that they can catch the next train to freedom.
HORROR COMIC by Stephen Hoover Thriller A young comic book writer joins a detective to stop a killer who's using his tales of terror as the inspiration for a series of grisly murders.
October '09 Contest Results 131 entries
WINNER: SHAPES OF THINGS by Moutaz Jad Comedy/drama When ex-rocker Madeline Summers returns to the scene, she finds that the music industry has changed. The only way to continue to make her own kind of music is to work with a teenage pop star, but in doing so she may just find her own way.
HONORABLE MENTION: HIGH CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS by Andrew Crane Thriller A small town cop investigates a thirty-year-old murder and finds that the trail leads to the President of the United States.
EATING LIFE by David Cobbins Horror A desperate restaurant manager, hungry for success, uses the flesh of young women to spice up the food of his failing eatery.
STRAWBERRY MANSION by R. Scott Shields Drama A shy teen living in one of the deadliest neighborhoods in America discovers a positive outlet - training and racing horses with the urban cowboys of Strawberry Mansion, Philadelphia. Inspired by true events.
September '09 Contest Results 141 entries
WINNER: WHITE ELEPHANT by Susan St. Peters Family When a lonely teenage graffiti artist is forced to do community service by cleaning up at a circus, he learns the elephants are in peril and sets out to rescue them, in the process discovering his true artistic calling.
HONORABLE MENTION: THE WRIT WRITER by Michael Murphy Legal drama A biracial lawyer risks his life to save twelve African-Americans from the electric chair after they are wrongfully convicted of killing two white men. Based on the true story of Scipio Jones and the Elaine Twelve.
SPACE GIRL BLUES by Bruce Pavalon Sci-fi/fantasy A young man falls for a woman who spins tales of amorous aliens.
WITCHHUNTER by Marcello Schweitzer Thriller When an inquisitor's wife is accused of witchcraft, he has to choose between his faith and the woman he loves.
August '09 Contest Results 157 entries
WINNER: EIGHTH GRADE SUCKS by Tammy Caplan Comedy A girl tries to survive the war that is eighth grade after making enemies with nearly all of her classmates.
HONORABLE MENTION: ONE MORE RED NIGHTMARE by Helyn Dunn Thriller Just as he's ready to retire in an attempt to redeem his failed marriage, Det. Rick Bradley is faced with a new string of crimes by the same killer he let get away fourteen years ago. His only lead: an unstable young woman with horrific nightmares which she insists are visions of future murders.
THE DOGS OF PEACE by Jeff DeVuono Family/children A young, adorable female pitbull is stolen from her suburban family by bumbling goons trying to run a dog fighting operation.
PATERNITY LEAVE by Matt Finio Comedy A lazy advertising exec fakes marriage and pregnancy to earn several months of paid paternity leave, but things go awry when he falls for someone other than his "wife".
July '09 Contest Results 162 entries
WINNER: DREAM by Micki Pagano and Tony Parente Romantic Comedy When a bride-to-be makes a wish on the moon for happiness ever after, she finds herself trapped in a dream with a renegade sandman, unable to awake for her wedding.
HONORABLE MENTION: BLACK FRIDAY by Davin Affrunti Action/comedy Three upper-crust buddies form a masked vigilante squad to help fight back when the stock market crash sends their upscale NYC neighborhood into a downward spiral of crime.
PANDAMONIUM by Susan St. Peters Family A fastidious zoo veterinarian, more interested in research than the animals he serves, invents a fertility drug for pandas. But when exotic animal collectors try to steal the cubs, he has to take the little bears on the run and into his heart.
TECHS by Brian Kuss Comedy When a new boss-from-hell takes over, an overly ambitious computer tech and his inventive co-worker declare war, and unravel his plot to rob the company blind.
June '09 Contest Results 126 entries
WINNER: The Svengali Effect by Jeremy Shipp Thriller A gifted magician is framed for murder and recruited as a spy in the Cold War.
HONORABLE MENTION: Laramie by William Johnston Western An aging former lawman rides to the aid of a woman and her two children when her husband is framed for murder by a ruthless saloon owner and his sadistic henchmen who want their land.
Ameristocracy by Paul Moxham Action When a conspiracy theorist cop stumbles upon the secret society responsible for the assassination of Lincoln and Kennedy, he becomes convinced that they now have the newly elected President squarely in their sights.
It's a Popcorn World by Russ Meyer Comedy An inventor seeks to save his home by expanding the world like a kernel of popcorn, if his dance-clubbing hunchback lawyer can keep him out of jail long enough to accomplish his goal.
May '09 Contest Results 142 entries
WINNER: Kiss Me Lucky by Sheri Davenport Romantic comedy A struggling single mom wins the lottery, but the ticket is stolen and when the thief learns it's too hot to cash he launches a covert scheme to win the girl so he can get the money.
HONORABLE MENTION: Darkroom by Alex Cope Thriller An emotionally-detached crime scene photographer frames an accidental death on a serial killer, but complications arise when the killer tracks him down.
Wicked Creatures by Brian Kuss Comedy/horror After being attacked by werewolves and led to safety, a guy with a severe case of pre-wedding jitters must fight to save the lives of his freshly-dumped fiance and his bickering friends when their would-be rescuer turns out to be a vampire.
Calliope by James T. Frazier Family A 14-year-old blind girl discovers a portal to Mozart's study and spends her nights there taking piano lessons while he struggles to finish "The Magic Flute," but spends her days in the modern world trying to save a failing orphanage from its corrupt director. Will she choose to stay in Mozart's world where she can see, or in the modern world where she is blind but loved?
April '09 Contest Results 143 entries
WINNER: Benazir by Muhammad Ali Hasan Historical biopic The story of Benazir Bhutto, the Prime Minister of Pakistan who brutally murdered rival politicians, manipulated superpower countries, and embezzled billions from foreign investors, all for the sake of helping her people.
HONORABLE MENTION: Call Me Danny by Jagjiwan Sohal Comedy A mild-mannered production assistant gets more than he bargained for when he's forced to travel to the Pacific Northwest to retrieve Danny Glover.
Pulp Science Fiction by Ron Podell Horror Three Halloween tales interlock, including a time traveling rock-and-roll scientist, a monster mash party where at least one of the monsters is real, and a bizarre theme park called Rodent World that is much more than meets the eye.
Life Science by Rachel Slansky Comedy/drama A misfit dork given to flights of fancy forsakes her own imperfect parents for those of her prettier, wealthier, more popular new best friend.
March '09 Contest Results 136 entries
WINNER: The Way It Spins by Irin Evers Drama In this moving coming-of-age tale, a Brooklyn teenager deals with a tragic mistake while trying not to let the guilt destroy his life.
HONORABLE MENTION: Cockpit by Jesse Griffith Sci-fi In this hallucinatory adventure, a hero flight commander fights a deadly enemy which uses mind control to turn him and his squadron into traitors.
Piltdown Man by Adam Conroy Thriller In Edwardian England, the discovery of a skull that proves Darwin's Theory of Evolution by an amateur archeologist pits him against a powerful Anglican Bishop.
It's a Big Top World by William Bienes Dark Comedy/Action In a world where clowns are a racial minority, a father with amnesia must remember his past before a clown-mafia leader claims his family and puts him six feet under.
February '09 Contest Results 116 entries
WINNER: The Kids, the President and the Apache by Cat Bistransin Action Two preteen geniuses take vengeance on the President of the United States by buying an Apache helicopter on his personal credit card.
HONORABLE MENTION: One Night Stand by Adam Litt and Ian Coyne Horror A serial killer, a runaway bride and a pair of Hollywood hipsters on their weekend getaway - this is the motley crew that finds itself in a remote desert town at nightfall... a town with an appetite for life, just not its own.
Banzai Boy by Curtis Burdick and Scott Burdick Sports drama A troubled teen finds athletic success, a real home, and true love in a foreign land.
Male Order Bride by Phil Hwang Comedy A desperate young man poses as a mail order bride to get to the United States.
January '09 Contest Results 149 entries
WINNER: Drawing Dead by Kelly Parks Horror A group of professional poker players find themselves in a game of Texas Hold'em for their souls.
HONORABLE MENTION: Lovegems by Christopher Davis (action) In order to find his missing fiance, an ex-con leads a strange woman and a hitman on a quest to recover 27 precious gems (with a secret of their own) before a powerful crime boss and his hired guns can find them.
Samson & Delilah by Angela Guess (epic/historical) The violent love story as you've never seen it before: from both sides.
The Blue Planet by Svet Rouskov (sci-fi) A blacklisted NASA astronaut is called upon to lead a mission to Mars where he discovers lethal but intelligent creatures and an age-old atrocity committed by mankind.
October '08 Contest Results 125 entries
WINNER: Direct Descent by Marjory Kaptanoglu Mystery Unraveling the mystery of her mother's death leads an insecure young woman to a shocking discovery regarding her own true identity.
HONORABLE MENTION: Mr. Popular by Bob Bouknight (comedy) Assisted Living by Brian Penn (comedy/drama) Dog by Kelly Parks (horror) Check Mate by Glenn Pineau (crime) Summer of '69 by Christopher Bell (drama)
September '08 Contest Results 133 entries
WINNER: The 49th Day by Craig Peters Thriller/horror A little girl's imaginary friend starts killing off her family one by one. But what can you do when you're only seven and Death wants to be your best friend?
HONORABLE MENTION: Lifer by Inon Shampnier (crime drama) A Beautiful Place by Chris Adler (drama) Lycan or Not by Frank Reavy (comedy) Rock Paper Scissors by Leo Lo (comedy)
August '08 Contest Results: 62 entries
WINNER: Rabbit by Graham Kosakoski Comedy/drama He sees love, not reality. We should all be so lucky. The moving story of a young man who creates fantasy in order to escape the disappointments of reality.
HONORABLE MENTION: The Story of Life by Graham Kosakoski (comedy/drama) Artifice by Steve Hochman (comedy) Miss N You by Larry Postel (sci-fi/fantasy) Back from the Dead by Art Blum (comedy)
July '08 Contest Results: 66 entries
WINNER: Nowhere Man by Leslie Longworth-Weil Comedy/drama After a rocky fall from grace, a legendary guitarist fights to save his soul in an effort to become something more than just a rock star.
HONORABLE MENTION: Bloodstained Peace by Jordan Breen (action/adventure) Tears for the Innocent by Carolyn Haywood (mystery/thriller) Strung by Davin Affrunti (crime drama/thriller)
June '08 Contest Results: 64 entries
WINNER: Road Hog by Dan Hart Action A nerdy engineer who craves law and order and a precocious kid with a talent for race car driving team up as vigilantes to clean the streets of lawless road hogs.
HONORABLE MENTION: UnderServed by Zack Van Eyck (comedy/drama) Camp Angel by Jeffrey Bruner (drama) The Knuckleballer by Mike Murphy (sports biopic)
May '08 Contest Results: 62 entries
WINNER: The Mind of a Political Assassin by Alan B. Cockrill and Stephen W. Lincoln Thriller JFK avoids assassination in Dallas and dishes out his own brand of justice. Unfortunately, those closest to the investigation are the ones most dangerous to him.
HONORABLE MENTION: The Dread by Per Muhlow and Anders Rasmusson (horror) The Highway Robberies by Arnold Chan (action/heist) My Alien Boss by Tim McSmythurs (comedy/drama) Jetpack by Adam Nur (action)
April '08 Contest Results: 67 entries
WINNER: Death Doesn't Like Me by Steve Daniels Comedy A teenage girl, raised by an oblivious mom, has no friends and gets harassed constantly at school. She wants to end her life, but Death himself has other plans for her.
HONORABLE MENTION: The Battle of the Wils by Arthur Blum (sci-fi/fantasy) Hat Trick by Robert Gately (comedy/drama) Dealers by Jimmy Bromberg (mystery/thriller) Scalloped Potatoes and Ham by Kathy Douglass (comedy)
March '08 Contest Results 64 entries
WINNER: You Like Chinese Food by Ryan Sager and Jacob Gershman Comedy An awkward young New York newspaper reporter, frustrated by his plans not working out, finds direction in fortune cookies, leading him to fall for the wrong woman while stumbling into the story of a lifetime.
HONORABLE MENTION: Forlorn Hope by Jack Richards (epic/historical) Yard Sale by Irin Evers (romantic comedy) Stutter Punch by Craig Bottrell (action/drama)
February '08 Contest Results 67 entries
WINNER: Nine Lives and the Great Mike Todd by Will Moore Biopic A theater producer wins audiences over by "giving the public what they want" (his motto). After arriving in Hollywood, moving from theater to film, this outside-the-box-thinking producer encounters opposition from the town's studio heads. Now, against all odds, he must do whatever it takes to get his masterpiece made.
HONORABLE MENTION: Kenai Gold by John P Mull III (adventure) Cross Without a Grave by Alan Cockrill and Stephen Lincoln (western) The World to Come by Svet Rouskov (action)
January '08 Contest Results 79 entries
WINNER: Crystal Death by Martin Stack Action/Horror An embittered DEA agent loses faith in the system when a mysterious form of crystal meth causes the death of a 14 year old girl. She leads a team of mercenaries into Mexico to assassinate the druglord and destroy his operation, only to discover a more sinister plan to infect meth addicts with an ancient virus.
HONORABLE MENTION: SoleMates by Guy Winch (animated) Smokathon by David Records (comedy) Sangamon County by Ruth Johnson and Wendy Hubbard (biopic) Oliver, Olivier by Iva Kapetanovic (romantic comedy) Dental School by Dan Levinson (comedy/drama)
December '07 Contest Results 62 entries
WINNER: Eclipse by Ron Brassfield Horror/drama When werewolves terrorize a small town, the townspeople suspect that their priest is one of the creatures. In order to save his town and his own good name, the priest must face and defeat the real culprits - with the help of an unlikely ally.
HONORABLE MENTION: Avalon Bound by Brandon Rosin (adventure) Forever by Rhonda Ermel and Morris Clark (fantasy) Strings Attached by Gail Greenfield (romantic comedy)
November '07 Contest Results 71 entries
WINNER: Coming Clean by Mark Layne Romantic comedy Cultures clash when Felicity's sophisticated black boyfriend from England shows up in her podunk hometown and meets the family she never told him about.
HONORABLE MENTION: Escaping My Life by Andrea Seybold To the Ice by Ruth E. Johnson
Annual Contest - 2007 Results
WINNER: Mine by Anita Jean Justice
TOP 10 FINALISTS: Attempting to Connect by Michael Jon Levin Feral by Wil Denson Full Circle by Davin Affrunti Heistwise by Clete Barrett Smith Hiding in Plain Sight by Cheryl Shonk Slugger by Jimmy Miller Ten Shots of Tequila by Ted Gurich The Koi Keeper by Felice Bassuk and Richard F. Russell The Paper Route by Danny M. Howell Westerly by Carla Robinson
HONORABLE MENTION: Algo Por Mi by Juan Sebastian Jacome Aquitaine by Sarah Zeiser B Deviled by Billy Maddox and Vivien Cooper Black Sun by Tom Patrick Canaries by Craig Cambria Christmas Without Santa Claus by Michael Langson Moore Clarity by George Varotsis Cross Without a Grave by Alan B. Cockrill Crystal Death by Martin Stack Don't Dance, Just Sparkle by Gavin Cruickshank Extremely Yours by Mark Phillips Forest Fire! by Dan Williams Gideon's Wager by Steven James Eaton Hocus Pocus in the Land of Baloney by Rana Aich In the Grand Scheme of Wings by Kenneth Shelden Jaded Highway by Bizhan M. Tong Kin by Kamal Hamzah Mind's Eye by Sharon Scott Money Dearest by Michael Jon Levin Moving Taras by Andrij Witiuk Neighborhood Watch by Eric Werner New Year's Eve by Rich Docherty Otherwise Engaged by Jolene Jahnke Our House by Jorge J. Lomastro Out of Range by Elizabeth Medes Passaic by Michael Klausner Peace 101 by Eric Biskamp Plurally Inclined by Dianne Cameron Prince of Hell by Robert F. Mason Reaching Across Time by Lee Geiger Real by Len Lippman Rock Paper Scissors by Rachel Maya Rupture by Colin Lawrence Slade by Jean Hunter Snap Count by Wil Denson Solomon's Whale by John Arends Special Powers by Chris Sorenson Tears for the Innocent by Carolyn Haywood The Egg by Jay Melnick The House of Perez by Laura Richter The Midnight Rambler by John Charles Lewis The Mystery of the McKinley Mansion by Jennifer Hardy The Priestess by Jorge J. Lomastro The Principle of Uncertainty According to Hal Bruno by Michele Wong The Secret Drawer Society by Sharon Scott The World to Come by Svet Rouskov Token White by Erik V. Wolter Visions by Danny M. Howell
Annual Contest - 2006 Results
WINNER: Smilers by Mike McGeever
TOP 10 FINALISTS: Beyond the Horizon by George Ferris Getting the Business by Haik Hakobian Gauguin's Garden by Brandon Rosin In the Lion's Den by S. Douglas Knox Love and/or Sex by Mark Fitzhenry Soul Possessions by Steve Kennedy and Vince Churchill The Intended by Ned Farrell The Playwright by Kenneth Shelden The Truth by Walden Matussey by Tim Boughn Winnerman by Maryann Beckman and Susan Skalinski
HONORABLE MENTION: Ancestral Home by Aaron Yarber Angel De Muerte by Michael Cantu and Dayanara Rico Bets on Four by Raf Leon Dahlquist Blue Ground by James T. Frazier Carthage by Peter Lancucki Charley Star by Jane Arrowsmith Edwards DeadEnd Wonderland by Andrew Martin Game Seven by Patrick Douglas Half of an Orange by Catherine Y. Fridey I.C.E. Bandits by John P. Mull III and Lt. Col. John E Strandberg Kenai Gold by John P Mull III Mercs by Edward Herr Peace 101 by Eric Biskamp Pearls of China by Reggie Garcia Littlejohn Saving Grace by Barbara Frances Shadow's Touch by Jorge Lomastro The Second by Jorge Lomastro Show Me Life by Shelly Paino The Man with the Package by Kitania Kavey and David Mulligan The O'Broynes by Ken Byrnes The Third Kind of Midnight by Henry J. Raymond III Trees by Joaquin Perez Unity by Eugene L. Lanlais III Voices by Susan Klos