FilmMakers International Screenwriting Awards  - 2008 Screenplay Competition Results

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Grand Prize Winner

Heather Ferrell

A DIFFERENT KIND OF RAIN Comedy

Logline: An obsessive compulsive vegetarian telemarketer hawking frozen meat flees the law and her luckless life to help a charismatic, dying widow hunt for a mysterious package.

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CATEGORY 1
(Action/Adventure; Thriller/Horror/Supernatural; Animation/Fantasy; Mystery/Suspense; Sci-Fi)

Elite Prize Winner - Lou Tasciotti

OF HIPPOCRATIC BLOOD Horror
Logline:
“There is a drop of truth at the heart of every myth…” An HIV-positive, pregnant doctor discovers a cure for AIDS when her husband becomes infected with the real blood-drinking disease at the heart of fictional vampire lore.
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Diamond Prize Winner - Thomas M. Gastall, Jr.

DESTINY MEN — Fantasy
Logline: The latest recruit of a secret organization devoted to policing Reincarnation finds himself in an adventure of a lifetime, or two.

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Platinum Prize Winner - Steven Martinez

PHOENIX RISING — Action Adventure
Logline:
A new team of Superheroes is born out of a mysterious asteroid collision with the planet Venus.
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CATEGORY 2
(Drama/Family)

Elite Prize Winner - Kent Wong

THE ESCAPE Drama
Logline: A young man’s will to be free defies even death during the Chinese holocaust – the Cultural Revolution of the 1960’s
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Diamond Prize Winner - Mark Penberthy

THE BLACK CAT Drama
Logline: A passed over boxing promoter buys a nightclub for his headstrong wife with money that turns out to belong to his murderous ex-business partner. 
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Platinum Prize Winner - Kevin Conder

FRONT MAN — Drama
Logline: After a terrible accident a singer on the verge of superstardom loses everything and winds up homeless on Venice Beach.

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CATEGORY 3 
(Comedy)

Elite Prize Winner - Colin Costello

BRIDEZILLA VS DEER Comedy
Logline:
A type-A New York City advertising executive goes "bridezilla" in a small Connecticut town after a white tail buck crashes her perfectly planned wedding and runs off with her $50,000 wedding band on its antler. With her fiance in traction and 48 hours until hunting season, she turns to the local sheriff for help. Bridezilla vs. Deer.
Something old. Something new. Something uninvited.
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Diamond Prize Winner - Sheri Davenport

KISS ME LUCKY Comedy
Logline: A struggling single mom experiences the ultimate good news-bad news when she wins the lottery then discovers the winning ticket is in her car…the same car that’s just been stolen. The thief learns that the ticket is too hot to cash and launches a covert scheme to win the girl so he can win the money.
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Platinum Prize Winner - John Horan

RABBIT TAILS — Comedy
Logline: Matt Larsen, a family man evicted from home by a wife weary of his mid-life funk, and long-time buddy, Vince Steinman, a carousing bachelor with an acute fear of commitment, embark on a mountain-biking trek through the Badlands in search of very different things. Their seemingly unconnected encounters with a deranged rest-stop-dwelling martial artist, a seductive Native-American princess, a wild-haired backward-singing barfly, and an angry mountain lion, come alive with new meaning and significance, thanks to a day-old breaded mushroom, an unwanted trip through a Sioux Indian jail cell, courtroom, and sweat lodge, and a psychedelic musical rendering of "Alice in Wonderland," ultimately leading both men to the discovery of . . . very different things.

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Runners Up 11-20

11th Place Winner - Mark Beech and Linda Gray

MOTHER LODE — Comedy
Logline: When two old prospectors round up a load of cats, then cross paths with the only turkey drive in history, what could possibly happen next?!
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12th Place Winner - Richard Flynn

THE SHORES OF ILLYRIA — Comedy
Logline:
Two Italian-American sisters juggle family, infidelity and blackmail before an upcoming wedding.
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13th Place Winner - Debra Vance

HIGH PROFILE — Political Thriller
Logline:
High Profile is a political thriller/satire about a controversial news magazine host whose indiscretion with a Presidential Candidate’s wife makes him the prime suspect in her disappearance.
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14th Place Winner - Kieran Angelini

DRINKING IN CHURCH — Comedy
Logline: Drinking in Church is a comedy about two criminals—one an atheist, the other an agnostic—who plan the kidnapping of a wealthy woman while in a church. Then a devout, young catholic girl who works for the woman enters to pray. But rather than turn the men in, she offers to help.
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15th Place Winner - Brendan Gore

A PICTURE OF US — Drama
Logline: As a well known actress struggles to overcome drug addiction in an increasingly strange rehab centre, her estranged lover/step-brother and young daughter are forced to reconnect in her absence.
 
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16th Place Winner - Eset Akcilad

FISH — Drama
Logline: The guide to survival in an aquarium.
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17th Place Winner - Bill Rhoads

WALLER IN THE HOLLER — Comedy
Logline
(unavailable)
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18th Place Winner - Elizabeth Savage Sullivan

CATCHING OUT — Drama
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19th Place Winner - Lily Mercer

FALLING INTO PLACE — Drama
Logline: A quirky drama about a 39-year-old schoolteacher on the verge of suicide who picks up a 99-year-old man hitchhiking. As their relationship unfolds, he helps her to live and she helps him to die.
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20th Place Winner - Linda Delmont

YESTERDAY'S CHILD — Drama
Logline: After the death of her child, a young pregnant woman, overcome by grief and a growing disconnection with her husband, seeks solace in her best friend's boyfriend.
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