Writemovies Contest #21 Results

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WriteMovies.com International Writing Competition #21

We received 1000 screenplays, books, plays, short stories and articles from the following countries: USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Russia, Italy, Greece, Nigeria, Georgia, Mexico, Japan, South Africa and Taiwan.

The overall standard was very high, hence the large number of writers we found to be eligible for the final rounds.

We decided against many competent works for a variety of reasons. Some were not suited for the cinematic medium. Others were conceptually flawed, in that they either delivered last year’s movie or an idea that was just not feasible. There is nothing sadder than a brilliantly executed “bad idea”, (well, unless it’s a badly executed good idea). But in all honesty, the shelves of most Hollywood pros are lined with these. We hope that those who did not make will stay in touch with us. We have enjoyed our myriad of email exchanges and are working hard at making this site more relevant to your careers. Don’t forget that many of our writers got their careers going by using our consulting service-Click here


Résultats De Concours No: 22

Nous avons reçu 1000 scénarios, livres, pièces de théâtre, nouvelles, et articles des pays suivants: Les Etats-Unis, le Canada, le Royaume-Uni, l’Irlande, l’Australie, la Nouvelle Zélande, l’Allemagne, la France, la Belgique, la Suisse, l’Autriche, la Russie, l’Italie, le Mexique, le Japon, l’Afrique du Sud et Taiwan.

La standard était très élevé, par conséquent le grand nombre d’auteurs que nous avons admis á la ronde finale. Si vous ne trouvez pas votre nom sur cette liste, ça ne signifie pas que vous êtes un auteur ” sans talents “. Nous croyons sincèrement que tous ceux qui sacrifient, les nuits, week-ends et souvent beaucoup plus, au rêve de devenir un auteur, mérite du respect. Nous avons décidé contre beaucoup d’oeuvres compétents pour une variété de raisons. Certains ne convenaient pas á une interpretation cinématographique. D’autres étaient conceptuellement inappropriées,où nous fournissaient une idée pour un film de l’année dernière. Il n’y a rien de plus triste qu’une ” mauvaise idée ” brillamment exécutée, (á moins que ce soit une bonne idée mal exécutée). Mais dans toute honnêteté, les étagères de la plupart des scénaristes de Hollywood sont garnies de ces derniers. Nous espérons que ceux qui ont été éliminés, resteront dans le contact avec nous. Nous avons apprécié notre myriade d’échanges d’email et travaillons dur á rendre ce site plus approprié á vos carrières. Avec tous nos remerciements et nos meilleurs voeux á vous tous.

Cordialement,
Le Team WriteMovies.com.


WriteMovies.com: Der internationale Schriftstellerwettbewerb: 22

Wir empfingen 1000 Drehbücher, Bücher, Theaterstücke, Kurzgeschichten und Artikel von den folgenden Ländern: USA, Kanada, Großbritannien, Irland, Australien, Neuseeland, Deutschland, Frankreich, Belgien, Schweiz, Österreich, Rußland, Italien, Mexiko, Japan, Südafrika und Taiwan.

Der gesamte Standard war sehr hoch, darum die grosse Anzahl von Autoren, die für die abschließende Runde ausgewählt wurden.

Aus dieversen Gründen entschieden wir uns gegen viele gute Arbeiten. Einige waren nicht für die Filmproduktion geeignet, andere behandelten ungeeignete Themen oder solche die bereits im vergangenen Jahr gedreht wurden.

Wir hoffen, daß diejenigen, die dieses Mal ausscheiden mit uns in Kontakt bleiben. Wir haben unsere vielen Emailaustausche genossen und arbeiten hart daran diese Site nützlicher für Ihre Karriere zu gestalten.

Mit Dank und freundlichen Grüssen,
Das WriteMovies.com Team.


Grand prize winner of $3000:

Ferriere , Phil – ATOM SMASHERS

philNicholl Fellowship quarterfinalist Phil Ferriere is an alum of UCLA’s Advanced Professional Program in Screenwriting. He has won several contests and placed in many well-regarded screenwriting competitions. Phil’s latest action script and WriteMovies 1st place winner, ATOM SMASHERS, is inspired by the controversy surrounding Switzerland’s Large Hadron Collider, the world’s largest particle accelerator, which some say could create micro black holes on Earth. In ATOM SMASHERS, Phil Ferriere focuses on a trio of physicists racing to stop a growing chunk of anti-matter from destroying the Earth, but hubris, emotional baggage and deep character flaws quickly become bigger obstacles than the scientific anomaly. Over the next few weeks, Phil will be consulting with Alex Ross in order to take ATOM SMASHERS to the next level. He is also hard at work on a thriller (in the vein of DISTURBIA and WHAT LIES BENEATH) about a 17-year-old girl who suspects a teenage boy living next door is being physically abused. As she increases her dangerous snooping, she discovers her own father might know more than he’s letting on about what is happening at her neighbor’s. For more information about Phil Ferriere’s work, please visit http://philferriere.com.

Second Place:

Jewers , Margot – CLAIRE JOURNEY

margotMargot was born and raised in Nova Scotia, although she now resides in New York. When Margot was twenty years old she met her biological mother for the first time, having been adopted. She battled schizophrenia and it was in listening to her life that much of the impetus for CLAIRE JOURNEY was formulated.
She has been acting for over 20 years, and has worked with many plays, screenplays and television scripts. From all of these sources Margot developed a love and respect for ‘the story.’
While studying film production at the Newschool, Margot wrote her first screenplay, EYE CONTACT. She honed her craft by studying film editing: learning to arrange the story in the most effective manner to maximize its impact upon the viewer. She looks forward to writing other screenplays in the future — but not before focusing on getting this very personal story made into a feature.

Third Place

Jordan , La’Chris – ROSES IN THE WATER

lachrisLa’Chris is a poet, actress, and award-winning playwright who was named one of the ’50 to Watch’ by the Dramatists Guild of America. She has written numerous plays that have been produced throughout the country in such cities as Seattle, Los Angeles, and New York. Her screenplays include THE SOURCE and LOVE IN THE EYES OF A STRANGER. La’Chris is currently at work on a historical romance novel, THE EMBERS OF BELLEVUE which is scheduled to be released in 2010. La’Chris is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America, the International Centre for Women Playwrights, and the Northwest Playwrights Alliance.

Honorable Mention:

Espinoza , Patrick – Le Dénommé Joe

Semi-Finalists:
(official)
Finalists:
(will be complete on June 30th)
Abdou , Andrew – CAN’T MUMBAI ME LOVE Bennett , Gareth – HARM’S WAY
Adair , Graham – KNOWING Davidson , Jack – THE GREAT SIGN
Altman , Matthew – DJINN Darrow , Carson – ABSOLVING GRACE
Barnett , Kristi – UNSEEN De Chauvelin , Christine – Journal d’une Hotesse de l’Air
Burdick , Curtis & Scott – HELLHOLE Eckmann , Claudia – REAL ILLUSION
Burdick , Curtis & Scott – JONATHAN’S CAROUSELS Espinoza , Patrick – Le dénommé Joe
Buehler , Rosemarie – HÄUTUNG Ferriere , Phil – ATOM SMASHERS
Boyce , Christopher – BOAT PEOPLE Gallen , Jeffrey – JILTED
Balay , Marc – JUMP Goda , Billy – THE CRETAN BULL
Bates , Benjamin – WALRUS EATING BALONEY Gorney / James, Allen J./ Alan P – COVERAGE
Bennett , Gareth – HARM’S WAY Hauschild , Markus – ReANIMATE
Blakemore , Neil – KILL YOUR TV Jewers , Margot – CLAIRE JOURNEY
Carollo , Michael – HAPPINESS Jordan , La’Chris – ROSES IN THE WATER
Conlee , Chris – TREADING WATER Mackerras , Josephine – SKIN
Chapman , Roderick – HOUSE GUESTS McKinney , Michael – SIREN: THE LAST DAYS
Carrie , Vladimir – REBORN Rogerson , Gordon – BLOOD AND ROSES
Chatters , Briana – Hans Can Dance Senatore , Barbara – THE LAST BIGHEART
Christian , Peter – LAST LAUGH Smith , Timothy – FINAL STATUS
Coyne / Litt , Ian / Adam – ONE NIGHT STAND Walker , James – SHROUDED IN DARKNESS
Cagno , Felipe – SEEKING SAMARKAND Wang , Patrick – IN THE FAMILY
Clausen , Mark – HEALTH INSURANCE Wynn , Todd & Tim – THE PERFECT DEAL
Carbiener , Sarah – GALLUP – TV ORIGINAL Wynn , Todd & Tim – PANTS
Davenport , Sheri – EASY ON THE EYES
Dean , Michael – BLUE DRAGON
Duncan , Ed – PIGEON BLOOD RED
Dickson , Matthew – THE TEMPLAR
Davidson , Jack – THE GREAT SIGN
Carson , Darrow – ABSOLVING GRACE
De Chauvelin , Christine – Journal d’une Hotesse de l’Air
Devlin , A.J. – Cardiac Care (TV Pilot)
Englezakis , Sotiris – SAGA CHAPTER ONE: DARK AWAKENING
Ecker , Ronald – DEAD MAN’S HAND
Eckmann , Claudia – REAL ILLUSION
Elliott , Joe – POINT OF RECEPTION
Escalante , June – THE MOSAIC COW
Espinoza , Patrick – Le dénommé Joe
Foulger , Nathan – BEGG ROCK
Ferriere , Phil – ATOM SMASHERS
Frasier , James – ROCHESTER
Frazier , Jaqueline – NUMBER 8 WIRE
Gallen , Jeffrey – JILTED
Gail , Jeidy – H.O.G.
Grant , Billy – THICKER THAN WATER – “MORE THAN CANDY”
Greenberg , Gregg – FRIENDS AND ROMANS
Gentzsch , Ethan – THE MANSARD
Golik , Mark – DEATHWIND
Goda , Billy – THE CRETAN BULL
Goodwin , Chase – JACK THE RIPPER
Goodwin , Chase – THE WEAPON THAT ENDS ALL WAR
Gorney / James, Allen J./ Alan P – COVERAGE
Hainey , Daniel – A DAY IN THE DEATH OF IAN TAMBURINI
Hainey , Daniel – SENSELESS CRIMES
Hasan , Muhammad Ali – BENAZIR
Hauschild , Markus – ReANIMATE
Hogan , Michael – THE FUNNY THING ABOUT ROAD KILL
Hwang , Boim – JEAN -PAUL & YOUNG-JA
Hiser , Doug – THE TEXAS SUGAR PUSSY KAT MURDERS
Hamedi , Leyla – ZOMBIES DON’T RUN
Harel , Drorit – LIONESS
Hogate , Janet – LOOKING FOR A MAN WITH A CORVETTE
Ivanoff , Ryan – IN THE NIGHT OF OLD DAYS
Isaacs , James – STOCKHOLM SYNDROME
Jewers , Margot – CLAIRE JOURNEY
Jones , Graham – IN THE DEVIL’S NAME
Johnson , Tammy – PLAY IT BY YEAR
Kaminski , Steffen F. – THE HEAT IS ON
Keane , Yvonne – RED AND WHITE
Keane , Yvonne – TIME HEALS ALL
Klos , Susan – VOICES
Kim , Frederick – SLEEPERS (Tv Otiginal)
Kabanova , Maria – THE LIMBIC SYNDROME
Kreth , Steve – CONNECTIONS – THE ACCIDENT (TV Original)
Knowlton , Vlada – THE BUSINESS OF GETTING CLYDE
Kadas , Patrick – DRAWING MARIA
Kurtz , Rebecca Allen – 1636 (SIXTEEN THIRTY SIX)
Lepera , Margaret – NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE: I LOVE YOU NOT – AGAIN
Larkin , Brett – UGLY BETTY – LA COSA NOSTRA
Jordan , La’Chris – ROSES IN THE WATER
Mackerras , Josephine – SKIN
McKinney , Michael – SIREN: THE LAST DAYS
Meechan , Denise – RETURN TO SHANDAKEN
Montgomery , P.R. – RED CARD
Munevar , Gonzalo – NAZIS, WOMEN & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
Mott , William – REVENGE OF THE PARROT
Miska , Daniel – ANNADALE
Meyer , Peder – ONE LAST THING
Mauser , Jay – THE TOWN
Marshall , Wyatt , NO PLACE FOR LOVE IN LOS ANGELES
Marshall , Wyatt , CHRISTMAS STREET
Marshall , Brian – THE CHRYSALIS
Migy-Quiquerez , Catherine – Un paquet de Lettres Anonymes et des Années Volées
Nicholis , George – HOLMES
Nordquist , Nerissa – STUCK BETWEEN HERE AND THERE
Nelson , Brian – WHITE LIGHT
Osier , Jocelyn – COMPROMISED
Paolino , Joshua – LOVE AND ASHES
Parham , Amanda – GALAPAGOS
Patrick , Kevin – THE EMANCIPATION OF HELEN MCGILL
Penningroth , Phil – BLACK DOVE
Pham Thai Lan , Espérance – The Dawn of the Emperors
Pieczenik , Roberta – WITHOUT CONSENT
Price , Brian – OLÉ
Quest , Sharlin – WITNESS FOR JFK: THE JEAN HILL STORY
Ungerer , Markus E – HUND-KATER-MAUS, NUR DAS PONY HAT VIER BEINE
Rogerson , Gordon – BLOOD AND ROSES
Rosessler , Juliana – PUSHING DAISIES
Sabbath , David – 53 Hours in Harper’s Ferry
Sattar , Sabina – NCIS – “LAST RIGHTS”
Sesma , Alejandro – DREAM BOY
Sostman , Anne – RAYN
Stonich , Sarah – THESE GRANITE ISLANDS
St. Peters , Susan – WHITE ELEPHANT
Senatore , Barbara – THE LAST BIGHEART
Smith , Timothy – FINAL STATUS
Vieira , Tony – THE SUNSET ECONOMIST
Vaughan , Dave – RIDE TO VENEGEANCE
Voltigeur , Vincent – Chicago Bazar
Walker , James – SHROUDED IN DARKNESS
Wang , Patrick – IN THE FAMILY
Warren , S. Marie – BEYOND THE MIDNIGHT MOUNTAINS
Waterer , Reid – MILLIE AND DANIEL
Wynn , Todd, Tim – PANTS
Weinstock , Eric – BAD BLOOD
Wright , Chad – THE PRISONER
Wynn , Todd & Tim – THE PERFECT DEAL
Wynn , Todd & Tim – PANTS
Young , Jonathan – POINT INNOCENT

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