It’s a big day for us here at WriteMovies as we announce the Quarter-Finalists from our Spring 2019 Screenwriting Contest – and what an amazing group of scripts this has turned out to be!
The bar continues to rise for us with each competition. The response to this contest has been genuinely fantastic, with people submitting right up to the final deadline – and many more taking advantage of our one-week extension!
It’s hard to think of a time when the standard has been higher. We’ve had screenplays from all kinds of genres, ranging from serious drama to children’s animation, from horror to comedy to romance and everything in between!
And of course, fuelled by our inaugural Sci-Fi and Fantasy competition – with every submission also receiving free entry to the Spring 2019 Contest – we’ve not only been taken to countless new worlds, but we’ve had even more high quality scripts to judge than ever before!
If you’re disappointed that you haven’t made it onto our list of Quarter-Finalists, just keep in mind how tough the competition was this time. And don’t give up! If you want to go further but aren’t sure how, we’d recommend making use of one of our Script Report services to get the feedback you need that will take your script to the next level.
You’ll also get free entry to our next major Screenwriting Contest when you buy a Script Report: the Fall 2019 Screenwriting Contest is already open for submissions. Click here to find out more!
But for now, well done to all of our Quarter-Finalists, and keep an eye out for Semi-Finals on August 2nd. Hit the button below to find out who made the Quarter-Finals!
|BISCAYNE, Adam Hersh||THE ENCHANTED OPAL, Alan Smith||CARAVAGGIO, Alasdair McMullan|
|TORONTO THE GOOD, Andrew Moodie||SURVIVAL, Anne Raitt||EPSILON, Anthony Etherington|
|GLEIS DER VERGELTUNG, Astrid Korten||LADY IN RED, Astrid Korten||DIE TRANE, Astrid Korten|
|MADE IN AMERICA, Rikki Rivera||STARRING… JOHN DILLINGER, Bill Walker & Brian Anthony||DON’T TELL A SOUL, Dan Stone|
|MARS GENESIS, Don Ternyila||THREE DAYS, Emilio Santin||APEX VANISHED, Eric Barcley|
|RACE MUSIC, Eric Weber & Hasan Oracius||THE CRAWL UP, Gabriell DeBear Paye||OMEGA POINT, James Bingham|
|FABLE OF THE JADE TIGER, Jason Fisher||IN THE GAME, Jason Fisher||ITER APOCALYPSE, Jean-Francois Oviode|
|A CHANGE OF PLANS, Jeffrey Ward||MONSTER, Jennifer Carta||UN CRIME PLUS QUE PARFAIT, Joel Prost|
|CHANNEL THIRD, Jonathan Murnane||GODLESS SKIES, Joshua David Harris||SUNSHINE STATE: DUENDE, Kai Thorup|
|DOUBLE FF, Karl Mather||CAROLINE BUXTON’S LIPSTICK POSSE, Kelly Karam||KID SOLDIER, Kelly Karam|
|LENA’S RULES, Ken Comer||ANCIENT DEMONS, Kushagra Kundra||PLANET SPARTA, Link Miller|
|THE TIME-TRAP, Mark Flood||ENDANGERED SPECIES, Mark Flood||PRODOMICA, Matt Lewis|
|INCIDENT AT PINEY HOLLOW, Michael Neyland & Susan Neyland||THE REVOLT OF THE WALES, Michael Rhodes||VOYAGE DANS L’HISTOIRE, Nanny Silvestre|
|CINQUIEME ETAGE, Natacha Astuto||KATHARINE TO TESLA, FAITHFULLY YOURS, Natalie Paige Bentley||THE MERMAID, Natalie Paige Bentley|
|THE SAX, Pascal Kulcsar||SHIRO, Pascal Kulcsar||SURGEON HONG, Paul Gross|
|THE LAST PRISON, Richard Geiwitz||DARWIN RISING, Richard Geiwitz||TALES FROM MYSTERION: THE HIDDEN ISLAND, Richard Garcia Morgan & Ryan Jaroncyk|
|SUPREMACY, Rosalyn Rosen||HIGHLAND DRIVE, Rosalyn Rosen||OUTCAST, Sarah Bellwood|
|FRESH START, INC., Scott Taylor||THE CHEESE DANCE FILM FESTIVAL, Steven Bednar||A TASTE OF PRIVILEGE, Steven Bednar|
|HUNT FOR THE LOST SECRET OF EDEN, Tom Zmiarovich||APOCALYPSE, Tyler True||LOVE IS EVERYTHING, Tyler True|
|DER LETZTE BUS, Urs Aebersold||THE M&M BOYS, Gino DeMarco||COYOTE WARRIOR, Roberta Rovner Pieczenik|
Semi-Finalists are due to be announced on August 2nd and Finalists and Winners on August 16th – keep an eye out for those!
Thanks for all your support during this contest cycle! This is where it gets exciting – first Winter 2019 Screenwriting Contest results and a chance to share our judging findings and reasons with you. Whether you submitted or not – this is worth reading on about. (more…)
We are delighted to announce the Quarter-Finalists for our Spring 2018 Screenwriting Contest! And even more importantly, our next two winners…
There have been a lot of great scripts for us to read for this contest, especially with our extended late entry running into June! The competition has been especially fierce, and we’ve enjoyed judging all the scripts we were sent.
So congratulations to our Spring 2018 Quarter-Finalists! Each script here deservedly advances in the contest. We’ll be giving every last one of them a fresh read as we consider which ones will make the Semi-Finals…
With so much competition this time around, a number of promising writers have unfortunately missed out – so don’t feel down if you’re one of them. A lot of the scripts that didn’t make it were strong contenders with a lot of positive features.
If you’d like to know why your script placed where it did, and how to take it to the next level, commission a Script Report from us to get a professional analyst’s opinion on what’s currently working and what’s holding it back. We provide large numbers of studio-quality Script Reports for writers and producers every year – and as an added bonus, you’ll get free entry into our next main contest!
Alternatively, check out our Elite Mentoring service: invaluable one-to-one advice from actual Hollywood producers and studio execs!
See the full list of Quarter-Finalists below… but first, here are the winners of Best Book and Best Stageplay!
BEST BOOK: BLUT WIRD FLIEßEN, by Urs Aebersold
BEST STAGEPLAY: THE CRACK IN PEGGY SUE’S FLOOR, by John Woodard
Hearty congratulations to them and everyone else who is still in the running for our other prizes! We’ll be in touch with them soon about their winnings…
|BLUT WIRD FLIEßEN, Urs Aebersold||REMOTELY WORKING, William Baber||NICKERBACHER, Terry Barto|
|THE DAWN OF EVE, James Bingham||HOPE IS NOT A BLACK AND WHITE RAINBOW, Harold L. Brown||ROLL WITH IT, Rosie Byrnes|
|PARDON MY GENDER: SUCH A FARCE!, Bob Canning||LOVERS IN PARIS, Andy Conway||UNE CHANCE POUR GUÉRIR, Christine de Chauvelin|
|LES NIOCKS, Edith Devillet||THE GOOD CITIZEN, Joel Doty||RELENTLESS, Jay Fisher|
|OPERATION BORTHER SAM, Gustavo Freitas||THE LAST KING OF AMERICA, Richard Guimond||BIG BALLS aka FUTUREBALL, Richard Guimond|
|ON THE SPARROW, RW Hahn||SHOOTING ANGELS, RW Hahn||RACE, Justin Jackson|
|THE HAPPY PLACE, Justin Jackson||THE BROKEN CYPHER, Justin Jackson||SOUL OF AN EMPIRE, Ryan Jaroncyk|
|VIVA – A COLDPLAY MUSICAL, Ines Jimenez||HOLLYWOOD’S MOST WANTED: I’M READY FOR MY CLOSE-UP, ESE, Manny Jimenez Sr.||CHILDREN OF EDEN, Raymond A. Just|
|THE SAX, Pascal Kulcsar||CHARMER, David Kurtz||THE HEART OF A TIGER, SreyRam Kuy (book and screenplay)|
|MANHATTAN MARILYN, Philippe Laguerre (book and screenplay)||THE UNDERTAKER’S CHILDREN, Natasha Le Petit||INSPIRED, David Lawrence Lynch|
|HOBBY AND FITZ, James Milton||WHEN I WAS A CHILD, T. L. Needham||WINDSPIRIT, Paul Penley|
|THE SHADOW OF DHARMA, Mark Perlick||THE ARIZONA BALLOON BUSTER, Mark Perlick and Steven Pripps||THE MYTHICAL GOLDEN TROUT, Craig Peters|
|MAUDITE ÉQUATION, Joel Prost||WHATEVER IT TAKES, Robin Regensburg||THE LAST JOURNEY OF NOAH, Mark Rigoglioso|
|PERISH, Mike Rogers||IMMORTALIZING RAYMOND, James Rosenfield||FIRE ON THE ISLAND, Timothy Smith|
|DESERT RUN, Christopher Thomas||THE LOST OPERA, Rachel, Thomas-Medwid||THE ELECTRIC WAR, Arthur Tiersky|
|THE CRACK IN PEGGY SUE’S FLOOR, John Woodard||KLONDIKE MIKE, Thomas Zmiarovich|
We are delighted to announce the Quarter-Finalists for our Winter 2018 Screenwriting Contest.
Since that Bonus Extension in January, we have had a lot of interesting and high-quality scripts to get through – but it’s been another great judging period!
Congratulations to the 51 Winter 2018 Quarter-Finalists! All of them had some special spark that caught our eye and we’re looking forward to giving them new eyes as we consider our Semi-Finalists and winners…
Those who didn’t make it this time were an equally fascinating set of submissions too, and showed a lot of promising qualities. We hope that you will stay in touch with us: we’re currently confirming details for our next contest and will keep you informed.
If you want to know why your script didn’t make it, or where to take it next? Has a revised edition of your script come out short yet again? We recommend that you consider getting a mentoring service or consultancy, too. That way you can find out what we currently feel is holding your script back. And as a sweet bonus, you’ll get free entry into our next main contest!
See the full list of Quarter-Finalists below…
Congratulate the Quarter-Finalists on our Facebook page and our Twitter feed.
|STRANDED, Christopher Andre||STEVE DEUCE, Justin Andreas||BUSHIDO BASEBALL, Charles R. Astone|
|MEGABALL$, Marc Baron||THE DAWN OF EVE, James Bingham||TO DIE IN TAJOUTE, Virginia Bola|
|INSURRECTION, Simon Bowler||THE OUTSKIRTS OF PARADISE, Montgomery Burt||WHEN THE WHITE DOVE SPEAKS, Al Case|
|ADIONA, Ian Causer||DEAD MAN’S HEAD, Ronald Ecker||ICE CREAM DON’T MELT IN ENGLEWOOD, Richard Ehrenreich|
|VALENTYNE, Dashiell Finley||ENDANGERED SPECIES, Mark Flood||THE OATH, Axel Gerand|
|SHAKESPEARE OF AVON, James Hanson||MAGIC MAN, Norma Hickox||BLACK SHEEP, John Hunter|
|WHEN WE FALL BEHIND, Dan Hutchinson||BOMMY!, Boim Hwang||A SECOND CHANCE, Manny Jimenez Sr.|
|MATANZAS, Piotr Kaszuba||NEW REALITY, Carolyn Kras||CHARMER, David Kurtz|
|TALK THERAPY, Thomas Moore||THE LOCKSMITH, Jeffrey Morales||PROJECT ΩMEGA, P. James Norris|
|BAD DOG, Phil Olsen||TREE HOUSE, Chris Ossman||FINDING ATLANTIS, Katherine Panzella|
|AMERICAN REBEL, Sydney Parran||THE CRAWL UP, Gabriell DeBear Paye||GATEKEEPERS TO THE STARS, Thelma Pickett|
|A SHADOW IN SPACE, Bryan Reilly||2020AD, Mike Rogers||SAVIOR, Jerome Sanders|
|STAR BLUE SOLDIER, Donahue Silvia||THE FOURTH COURIER, Timothy Jay Smith||THE FIRSTBORN, William Smith|
|TIMBER, Patricia Stevens, Marian Mathews Clark||CUL DE SAC, Charles Stock||SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES, Charles Stock|
|SLAVE SHIP, Tyler True||THE VENUS SYNDROME, Lynee Vincentnathan||LAST PRINCE OF WALES, Ethan Westgate|
|COLD FOOTED, Tanya M. Wheeler||THE REALM, Tanya M. Wheeler||ISOLATION, Brian Whiteman|
|LEGACY OF THE GODS, Tim Wong||DISRUPTED, Meredith Wood||AMERICAN MYTHS OF BLACK & WHITE, Aaron Yarber|