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Please see below for the full list of Winners, Honorable Mentions, Semi-Finalists, and Quarter-Finalists in the WriteMovies 2022 Writing Contest.


Grand Prize Winner

CURVEBALL

Zack Kahn

2nd Place Winner

MARLOWE, PARTS ONE & TWO

by Simon Bowler Khan

3rd Place Winner

INTERNAL SECURITY

by Stefan Alexander

4th Place Winner

STANDBY

by Patrick Tierney

5th Place Winner

BLUE CHIP RED

by Jason K. White

Honorable Mentions

THE PEOPLE VS. FRANKENSTEIN, Nicola Cuti & Kevin M. Glover

TO THE MOON AND BACK, Paul Howard Hunt

FOR THE LOVE OF PETE, David Kurtz

A WAR IN THE MIND OF GOD, Jerry Mayer

KOKKURI-SAN, Rick Omi

Semi-Finalists

A FRIEND LIKE FILBY, Mark Wakely

A WAR IN THE MIND OF GOD, Jerry Mayer

BLUE CHIP RED, Jason K. White

CONTROL, Jordan Vazcones

CURVEBALL, Zack Kahn

DEATH IN THE FAMILY, Mandalyn Forbes

DISTANT STARS, Illimani Ferreira

FOR THE LOVE OF PETE, David Kurtz

FORGER, Simon Bowler Khan

HENRY DAVID, Wayne Baltz & Terry Baltz

INTERNAL SECURITY, Stefan Alexander

KOKKURI-SAN, Rick Omi

LITTLE REST, Nicholas Horwood

LONGSAY, Jaye L. Swift

LOVE AND VENOM, Craig Peters

MARLOWE PARTS ONE & TWO, Simon Bowler Khan

ON THE LAST DAY, Rachel S. Thomas-Medwid

RED DEVIL AND TAIL, Adam Stuart Hersh

REDEMPTION’S EDGE, Dylan Hanour & Gregg Hanour

ROOM SERVICE, Nieves Garcia Perchin

STANDBY, Patrick Tierney

STUDY DATE, Alys Murray

THE AMULET, Linda Brookover & Alain Silver

THE CORRUPTION, Alyssa Stevens

THE ENEMY OF THE STATE, Simon Bowler Khan

THE JAMES KING VERSION, Dave Schroeder

THE PEOPLE VS. FRANKENSTEIN, Nicola Cuti & Kevin M. Glover

THE RECRUIT, Michael Neyland & Susan Neyland

THE WARDROBE, Peter Noel

TO THE MOON AND BACK, Paul Howard Hunt

Quarter-Finalists

A FRIEND LIKE FILBY, Mark Wakely
A MANHATTAN EXORCISM, Ryan Guiterman
A WAR IN THE MIND OF GOD, Jerry Mayer
ALL IN QUINN, Tyler True
BLUE CHIP RED, Jason K. White
CLOSER THAN LOVE, Morris Clark & Rhonda Ermel
CONTROL, Jordan Vazcones
CURVEBALL, Zack Kahn
DEATH IN THE FAMILY, Mandalyn Forbes
DISTANT STARS, Illimani Ferreira
FEED THE CAT, Joe Hurst
FOR THE LOVE OF PETE, David Kurtz
FORGER, Simon Bowler Khan
GOODFELLA PIZZA, Drew Henriksen
HEART OF MAN, Corey Kupfer
HENRY DAVID, Wayne Baltz & Terry Baltz
INTERNAL SECURITY, Stefan Alexander
IT’S A FINE DAY, Kent Flaagan
JAIL BREAK, Jordan Taylor
JEFF’S JUNK, Karl Mather
KOKKURI-SAN, Rick Omi
LITTLE REST, Nicholas Horwood
LOBSTER DROP, David Gray
LONGSAY, Jaye L. Swift
LOVE AND VENOM, Craig Peters
MARLOWE PARTS ONE & TWO, Simon Bowler Khan
ON THE LAST DAY, Rachel S. Thomas-Medwid
OTTO, Donna Kipp
OUTGROSSED, Bremer Davis
REALITY OF LOVE, Helen K. Thomas
RED DEVIL AND TAIL, Adam Stuart Hersh
REDEMPTION’S EDGE, Dylan Hanour & Gregg Hanour
REMOTE, Ruben Estremera & Gregory Wolk
ROOM SERVICE, Nieves Garcia Perchin
SERAPHIM’S MIRACLE, J. B. Storey
SPEAK ENGLISH, Kieran Angelini
STANDBY, Patrick Tierney
STUDY DATE, Alys Murray
THE 49TH DAY, Craig Peters
THE AMULET, Linda Brookover & Alain Silver
THE COLOR OF MY TAP SHOES, Mitzy Michaels
THE CORRUPTION, Alyssa Stevens
THE ENEMY OF THE STATE, Simon Bowler Khan
THE INVENTION OF COMEDY, Isaac L. Hines
THE JAMES KING VERSION, Dave Schroeder
THE LOSS OF SILENCE, Kevin Brunner
THE PEOPLE VS. FRANKENSTEIN, Nicola Cuti & Kevin M. Glover
THE RECRUIT, Michael Neyland & Susan Neyland
THE WARDROBE, Peter Noel
THE WATER KING, Persephone Vandegrift
TO THE MOON AND BACK, Paul Howard Hunt
TWELFTH NIGHT OF CHRISTMAS, Donna Hoke

It’s been a thrilling few months for us, reading all your submissions to the WriteMovies 2022 Writing Contest, but it’s finally come to a close. We’ve chosen our winners!

You scared the living daylights out of us in the Horror Award, melted our hearts in the Romance and Comedy Award, and transported us to brave new worlds in our Sci-Fi and Fantasy Award.

The winners of those prizes have already been announced, but today we reveal who takes home the Grand Prize of $3500 for the best script. Our top five have also won great prizes, including script development, pitching to industry, and more!

With the number and variety of submissions, the competition has been tough. If you didn’t make it this time, don’t feel too bad; here are a few things we learned from your scripts that you can work on for the future:

  • Audience appeal remains one of the most overlooked elements – and yet is the most important thing of all! Remember, your script is never going to get made if no-one is going to watch it. Make sure you know your target audience!
  • Use your first ten pages as effectively as you can. A number of scripts set up a different story in their opening pages than we got for the rest of the script; this is a vital part of your script, where you need to establish our expectations and make a good first impression.
  • Conflict is important for holding our interest – don’t shy away from it! Conflict is drama, and without it we won’t be kept engaged. Don’t be afraid to put your protagonists through hell – we’ll love them all the more for it…

And if you’re after some more support, check out our script report services or Elite Mentoring service to get help from expert script analysts and top industry veterans.

 

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