The 3rd Annual American Gem Short Script Competition Results

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WINNERS

in the 3rd Annual 2004
American Gem Short Script Contest

American Gem  Announces the Winning Short Screenplays

American Gem is pleased to announce the winning short screenplays in the 2004 American Gem Short Script Competition.  American Gem's 3rd annual Competition attracted a total of 978 entries.

The winners are:

 

First Place:
"THE CHRISTMAS CARD"
Drama
written by
Marc Calderwood
of New Mexico, USA

Second Place:
"BIG DOG"
Drama
written by
Roy McMullen Jr.
of Michigan, USA


Third Place:
"MAYFIELD JESTER"
Drama
written by
Angela Schwendiman
of Washington, USA


Fourth Place:
"STEPPIN' OUT"
Drama
written by
Al Michael Farin
of California, USA


Fifth Place:
"WONDERFUL IN WATTS"
Drama/Comedy
written by
Mathew Tucker 
of California, USA


Sixth Place:
"DOPPELGANGER: KAYL'S DESIRE"
Thriller
written by
Theonnye Shelto
of New York, USA


Seventh Place:
"SHADES OF GRAY"
Drama
written by
John Rhym
of South Carolina, USA


Eighth Place:
"JUST A GIRL"
Drama
written by
Lilly Scourtis
of New York, USA


Ninth Place:
"UNKNOWN PRESENCE"
Children Drama
written by
Tina Velez
of Vermont, USA


Tenth Place:
"MEET ME BY THE BRIDGE"
Drama
written by
Brendan Gore
of Brisbane, Australia



Eleventh Place:
"LIBERTY, LOS ANGELES"
Action Drama
written by
Laura Behary 
of California, USA

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For contact information or requests to read any script mentioned on this page please contact: 

Jennifer Brooks
FilmMakers.com
P.O. Box 54050 
Irvine, CA 92619-54050 
E-Mail: info@filmmakers.com

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THE 26 SEMIFINALISTS ARE: (in alphabetical order)

 

50 ACROSS Written by Ita Margalit
BETH OUT OF BREATH Written by Mary R. Sawyer
BIG DOG Written by Roy McMullen Jr.
BLIND FAITH Written by Tim Cairo
DI LAO HELL PRISON Written by Duane Edwards

DOG DREAMS Written by Dru E. Vratil
DOPPELGANGER: KAYL'S DESIRE Written by Theonnye Shelto
FILTHY CLEAN Written by David N. Ray
GOODBYE TO YESTERDAY Written by Nicole L. Williams
HOME SWEET HOME Written by Eric Johnson

HOPE IS RED Written by Jennifer Grant
JUST A GIRL Written by Lilly Scourtis
LIBERTY, LOS ANGELES Written by Laura Behary
MAYFIELD JESTER Written by Angela Schwendiman
MEET ME BY THE BRIDGE Written by Brendan Gore

MERLYX'S WORD Written by Brad Neubauer
PROMISES KEPT Written by Jason W. Camp
RE-ENTRY Written by Fred Keating
REPLICA Written by Erwann Marshall and Amanda Hartrey
SHADES OF GRAY Written by John Rhym

SPECIAL NIGHT Written by Gregorio R. Vgaz
STEPPIN' OUT Written by Al Michael Farin
THE CHRISTMAS CARD Written by Marc Calderwood
THE CONSORT Written by P. Harris Seeley
UNKNOWN PRESENCE Written by Tina Velez
WONDERFUL IN WATTS Written by Mathew Tucker

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THE TOP 50 SHORT GEMS ARE: (in alphabetical order)


50 ACROSS Written by Ita Margalit
ADRIAN Written by John Sankovick
APRIL BLUE Written by Marianne Joyce
BETH OUT OF BREATH Written by Mary R. Sawyer
BETTER WATCH OUT Written by Travis Hartman
BIG DOG Written by Roy McMullen Jr.
BLIND FAITH Written by Tim Cairo
BREAKING GLASS Written by John J. Turchi III
BUCK AND ME Written by Wayne E. Johnson
DI LAO HELL PRISON Written by Duane Edwards

DO NOT DISTURB Written by Douglas Stark
DOG DREAMS Written by Dru E. Vratil
DOPPELGANGER: KAYL'S DESIRE Written by Theonnye Shelto
DREAMING Written by Corinne McAfee
FALSE POSITIVE Written by Rich Newey
FAMILY ALBUM Written by Cornelia Ravenal
FILTHY CLEAN Written by David N. Ray
FOR NAPPYHEADS Written by Candice Cumberbatch
GETTING BIGGER Written by Richard Clement Haber 
GOODBYE TO YESTERDAY Written by Nicole L. Williams 

HOME SWEET HOME Written by Eric Johnson
HOODLUM Written by Amos Edwards
HOPE IS RED Written by Jennifer Grant 
JUST A GIRL Written by Lilly Scourtis 
LIBERTY, LOS ANGELES Written by Laura Behary 
MAYFIELD JESTER Written by Angela Schwendiman
MEET ME BY THE BRIDGE Written by Brendan Gore
MERCY Written by Virginia Hayden
MERLYX'S WORD Written by Brad Neubauer 
OSCURO Written by E. Rene Leal & Gabriel E. Leal

PROMISES KEPT Written by Jason W. Camp
RAZOR BURN Written by Pat Holman
RE-ENTRY Written by Fred Keating
REPLICA Written by Erwann Marshall and Amanda Hartrey 
SEPTEMBER MASAI Written by Louis J. Meluso
SHADES OF GRAY Written by John Rhym 
SOUL HEIR Written by Craig D. Swindell
SPECIAL NIGHT Written by Gregorio R. Vgaz 
STEPPIN' OUT Written by Al Michael Farin 
THE CAVE Written by Jonathan Scott

THE CHRISTMAS CARD Written by Marc Calderwood
THE CONSORT Written by P. Harris Seeley
THE EL NINO LAWN WARS Written by Kathleen L. Murray 
THE MALL Written by C. Adolph Moores
THE NEED Written by Jeffrey Horr
THE RAT Written by Leslie Lyshkov 
UNKNOWN PRESENCE Written by Tina Velez
VIOLET Written by Ellin Stein
VISIBILITY ZERO Written by Ian Day
WONDERFUL IN WATTS Written by Mathew Tucker

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THE TOP 100 SHORT GEMS ARE: (in alphabetical order)

50 ACROSS Written by Ita Margalit
A BOY, A FAMILY AND SOME KEYS Written by Jim Falletta
A FATAL MISTAKE Written by Bryan K. Walsh
A LOST CAUSE
ADRIAN Written by John Sankovick
APRIL BLUE Written by Marianne Joyce
ASH WEDNESDAY Written by Averie Storck
BEFORE TWENTY-FOUR Written by Noel Rutherford
BETH OUT OF BREATH Written by Mary R. Sawyer
BETTER WATCH OUT Written by Travis Hartman

BETWEEN STRANGERS Written by Matt Wittig
BIG DOG Written by Roy McMullen Jr.
BITTER GRAPES Written by Arelys Carballo
BLIND FAITH Written by Tim Cairo
BOYS OF BEAUTY Written by Barbara Moseley
BREAKING GLASS Written by John J. Turchi III
BUCK AND ME Written by Wayne E. Johnson
CEMETERY Written by Pamela Turner
COLUMBINE SYNDROME Written by John Patrick Finan
CONFESSSIONS OF A LINGERIE SALESMAN Written by Stanley Heisler

CONUNDRUM Written by Sheldon S. Higdon
CRAZY MIKE Written by Mark Shneour
DI LAO HELL PRISON Written by Duane Edwards
DISGUISE Written by Harley Hay
DO NOT DISTURB Written by Douglas Stark
DODGE BALL Written by Walter Gonzalez
DOG DREAMS Written by Dru E. Vratil
DOPPELGANGER: KAYL'S DESIRE Written by Theonnye Shelto
DREAMING Written by Corinne McAfee
FADE OUT Written by Brian D. Young

FALSE POSITIVE Written by Rich Newey
FAMILY ALBUM Written by Cornelia Ravenal
FILTHY CLEAN Written by David N. Ray
FOR NAPPYHEADS Written by Candice Cumberbatch
GETTING BIGGER Written by Richard Clement Haber
GHOST WOLF 
GOODBYE TO YESTERDAY Written by Nicole L. Williams
GRACE Written by Daniel Falcone
GRAFFITO TATTOO: WAVING, NOT DROWNING 
HOLLYWOOD HOPES Written by Megan Woodward

HOME SWEET HOME Written by Eric Johnson
HOODLUM Written by Amos Edwards
HOPE IS RED Written by Jennifer Grant
IMPRESSIONS Written by Cupid Lynn Flowers
IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE Written by Dana Timmons
JUST A GIRL Written by Lilly Scourtis
LA-LA LAND 
LETTING GO Written by George Schwimmer
LIBERTY, LOS ANGELES Written by Laura Behary
LUCKY 10 Written by Mendo Kargov

MAYFIELD JESTER Written by Angela Schwendiman
MEET ME BY THE BRIDGE Written by Brendan Gore
MERCY Written by Virginia Hayden
MERLYX'S WORD Written by Brad Neubauer
MOTHER, MAY I Written by Dan Woodard
MRS. SEVERE 
NIGHT AND DAY Written by Sashen Naicker
NOBLE SAVAGE Written by Philip Guidry
OLD MAN - LITTLE GIRL Written by Joanne McGrath
ONCE MORE THE STARS Written by Brian Cleveland

OSCURO Written by E. Rene Leal & Gabriel E. Leal
PROMISES KEPT Written by Jason W. Camp
RAZOR BURN Written by Pat Holman
RE-ENTRY Written by Fred Keating
REPLICA Written by Erwann Marshall and Amanda Hartrey
RETRIBUTION Written by Marcin Pasternak
ROADKILL Written by Leo W. Sears
ROLE MODEL Written by Dustin Shroff
SCRAPS Written by Kate Burgauer
SEPTEMBER MASAI Written by Louis J. Meluso

SHADES OF GRAY Written by John Rhym
SIGHTS UNSEEN Written by Kim Downey
SOUL HEIR Written by Craig D. Swindell
SPECIAL NIGHT Written by Gregorio R. Vgaz
SPERRY 
STEPPIN' OUT Written by Al Michael Farin
STILL LIFE Written by STILL LIFE
TEDDY BEAR-TEDDY BEAR Written by Jasmine Johnson
THE CARDIAC CONNECTION Written by Damian Halstad
THE CAVE Written by Jonathan Scott

THE CHRISTMAS CARD Written by Marc Calderwood
THE CONSORT Written by P. Harris Seeley
THE EL NINO LAWN WARS Written by Kathleen L. Murray
THE GUMBALL MACHINE Written by Jill Miller
THE INVITATION Written by Daniel McMillen
THE LAST CHIRPER 
THE MALL Written by C. Adolph Moores
THE MOOR Written by Caerthan Banks
THE NEED Written by Jeffrey Horr
THE RAT Written by Leslie Lyshkov

THE RETURN OF JERRY SOMMERS Written by Charles A. Kerrigan
TILL DEATH DO US PART Written by Pharah Jean-Philippe
TINA MILLER Written by Philip DiGiacomo
TOUCH ME NOT Written by Carolyn Irons
TWO OF A KIND Written by Jay Deas
UNKNOWN PRESENCE Written by Tina Velez
VIOLET Written by Ellin Stein
VISIBILITY ZERO Written by Ian Day
WIENER ENVY Written by Andrew Kenneth Gay
WONDERFUL IN WATTS Written by Mathew Tucker


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SPECIAL HONOR LIST 
(listed in alphabetical order)

A FORGOTTEN WISH Written by Spencer Beglarian
A SICKNESS OF LOVE Written by Ichiro Toyoshima
ACE IN THE HOLE Written by Jonathan Korn
ADIOS, PATATUS, FRITAS Written by David Appelbaum
AN AMERICAN CHRISTMAS Written by Glenn Burton and Denise Singleton
AS I DIE SLOWLY Written by Ayin Adams
AT YOUR SERVICE Written by Randolph P. Anisco & John H. Kuperman
BAD BLOOD
BITCH'S BIRD Written by Mary R. Sawyer
CLOWNBOUND Written by Javier J. Bonafont
COCKTAILS AT THE CASTELLANA Written by Maura Smith
COURSE WARS - EPISODE IV Written by Keenan M. Murray
DANDY Written by Stewart Mohammadi and Steffan Mohammadi
DATE-BY-NUMBER Written by Randi Barnes
DAY JOB Written by Marty Parker
DEADLIGHT Written by Rafael Elortegui
DOMINATION Written by Drew M. Whitaker
DRIFTWOOD Written by Kalen Feeney
ELEVEN, ALMOST TWELVE Written by Kris Boustedt
EXISTENCE IN PUBLIC SPACES Written by Chris Carlson
FATHER Written by James D. Tuverson
FOU Written by Nick Sherman
FRIDGELIGHT Written by Richard Clement Haber
GHOST GIRL Written by Kate Kasserman
HALF OFF Written by Rory Hardesty
HIT OR MISS Written by Jay Deas
IN A DAY Written by Rob McDole
INBETWEEN Written by Daniel Araujo
INSIDE/OUT Written by Tom Coash
JOE THE FAIRY GODFATHER Written by Collin Hosane Lee
KATIE'S BOYS Written by James R. Ackerson
KIDULT Written by Daniel Persitz
KNOW Written by Loree Serrato
LAST DAY Written by Vincent S. Lombardi
LATE FEE Written by Bette Jewel Fissler
LESSONS Written by Patrick Brady
LONG WAY HOME Written by Mathiew T. Maine
LUCKY CHARM Written by John Hurliman
MOTHERHOOD Written by Mellissa Brandt
NEVER ALONE Written by Dan Sonnett
NO MORE CANDY Written by Stacy Lightner
NUMBERS Written by James D'Elia
PARALLEL LINES Written by Dale Talbert
PLAGUES, PASSIONS, AND PASSOVER Written by Benjamin Laskin
POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT Written by Caton Clark
PROTEGE Written by Travis Maruska
REGARDING GRAVITY Written by Jennifer W. Glos
REQUIEM FOR MR. CHARLIE Written by Roy W. McMullen, Jr.
ROSHAMBO Written by Andillon Hackney
SCROOGE Written by Dixon Galvez-Searle
SEE, KNOW EVIL Written by David Gianatasio
SHOTS AT THE HIDEWAY Written by Sandy Henry
SLAVE REVENGE Written by Pamela Fay Griffin
SONNY BOY Written by Peter Carlos
SPY HALF Written by Philip Mitchell
STEAL AWAY Written by Andre Ware
STRAY BULLET Written by Adam Sunstrom
STUART Written by Daniel Reed
SWING Written by Kyle G. Ward
TERMINAL Written by Marty Musatov and Ethan Erwin
THE ACUPUNCTURIST Written by Thomas Y. Kobara
THE ANNIVERSAY Written by Sharon McIntyre & Janice McIntyre
THE AUCTION Written by Michael Goldburg
THE DEATH OF SALVADOR DALI Written by Delaney Bishop
THE DOOR Written by Gina Quartermaine
THE FIRST PULL Written by Todd Smith
THE HIDING PLACE Written by William A. Roble
THE HOUSE Written by Matthew Allen
THE MORE THINGS CHANGE Written by Matt LoGuercio
THE QUICKSAND BOX Written by Michele Nieves
THE SAD TRUTH Written by Bill Ryan
THE SLEEP OVER Written by Matthew Piacentini
THE VOYEUR, THE VIRGIN AND THE VORTE Written by Chris Carlson
VERY BERRY RED Written by Steven Robertson
WALTZ TIME Written by Taft Eastman
WELCOME TO SARANAL LAKE Written by Daniel Falcone
WHAT THE SHADOWS HIDE Written by Ingrid K. Sundberg

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The following entries deserve an honorable mention: (listed in alphabetical order)

21 QUESTIONS Written by Robert Forman
583 Written by Ruse Meyer
8 HOUSES IN A DAY Written by Dusty Bias
A HOLE IN THE PAPER SKY Written by Howard Kingkade
A MORAL FOR MORELS Written by Sean Bode
A WINE MERCHANT OF PARIS, FRANCE Written by Michael R. Farkash
AGAINST A SEA OF TROUBLES Written by Justin Daering
AM I RIGHT? Written by Mark Sanders
ANOTHER SHOT @ LUV Written by Sarah Marie Melland
ARIA FOR A BENTLEY Written by Shane Perez
AUCTION Staphen Leach
BARRY'S SHOT Written by Terry Ewert
BEAT THE BLOCK Written by Sami Plotkin
BIG TWO-HEARTED RIVER Written by Nick Pici
BLACK IN THE FIRST DEGREE Written by Reginald T. Jackson
BODY OF WORK Written by John Hoffman
CAB RUN Written by Kristin E. Catalano
CAMPFIRE TALES Written by Brett McLaughlin
CAR POOLING WITH THE BIG CHILL Written by Cindy S. Boucher
CARNIVAL OF LOVE Written by A. Jay Adler
CASTING STONES Written by Michael Stultz
CLOUDS Written by Casey Lewis
DANIEL'S LETTER FROM HEAVEN Written by Kristin Johnson
DARLING ROSE Written by Milethia Rachel Thomas
DESTINY'S CAFE Written by Ian Williams
DIFFERENT WAVELENGTHS Written by David S. Gandino
DOWN THE HILL Written by Matt Rome
EMILIANO DE LA GANZA AND THE GENIE Written by Marc Calderwood
ENCIRCLED Written by Nicholas T. Kubik
ENJOYING IT Written by Stephan A. McKenzie
ETERNAL LIFE Written by Paul Martin
FISHING Written by Keith Mooney
FOR HEAVENS SAKE Written by Anthony L. Tidwell
FROM CUBA TO NY Written by Alan Serrano & Troy Smith
GHOSTS OF THE FUTURE Written by Theodore Nusbaum
GODLESS Written by Gary Graham
GOLDDIGGER Written by Phil G. Yuhas
GREEN N' RED Written by Eric Jenkins
GREY LINEN Written by Steve Cooper
IMMORTALITY Written by Susan Flakes
IN THE PINES 
INDEPENDENT B MOVIE Written by Kris Boyatt & Natalie Boyatt
INSULIN Written by Mia Howard
INTACT Written by Amy Wasserman
JOHNNY KEYS Written by David Zorn
KINGSTON MANOR Written by Dan Duehren and en Kates
LAUNDROMAT Written by Stephen Gnoza
LET HER RIDE Written by Gary W. Allison, Jr.
LIFE LIKE A FAIR Written by Sandra Jones Cropsey
LIFER Written by Andre Ware and Kent Falcon
LOVE AT FIRST LAUGH Written by John Blotzer, Jr.
LOVE MAKES THE WORLD GO AROUND Written by Aimee Lamb
LUCY'S BRETHREN Written by William Mullins
MAPLE BLUFF Written by Christian Lindman
MELLIND OR XANTHE Written by Arthur Jones
MIND OF MEDUSA Written by Jesse Griffith
MISSING Written by Richard David Boyce
MULTIPLE CHOICE Written by C. P. Potts
MY LAST DAYS AS A GHOST Written by Joel Davis
NEWROTIC Written by Brad Bede
NOBODY SINGS FOR THEMSELVES ANYMORE Written by Keith Gow
NUMBER SEVEN Written by Jessica Rogers
PAPER WALLS Written by Heather Schuster
PAYBACK Written by Nadine Mann
PHILIP GREELEY GOES HOLLYWOOD Written by David Holstein
PRESIDENT'S DAY Written by Mark Myers
PROFESSOR BALSAK, TIME TRAVELLING ANTHROPOLOGIST IN THE... Written by Jeff Levi
PROVING MURDER Written by Stephanie Mateum
RATED ROOKIE Written by Christopher Cousino
REACH, THROW, ROW, GO Written by Elizabeth Schacter
ROAD RAGE Written by Daniel M. Barwick
RUNAWAYS Written by John Millar
SALVATION Written by Josh S. Stockero
SANCTUARY Written by Harley Hay
SAYONARA ELVIKO Written by Boris Liebman
SESSIONS: WHAT IS THE MEANING OF THIS? Written by Nikki Richards
SEVEN MILLION FOR SAM ROBINOWITZ Written by Vadim Berenson
SEXY, SEXY, SEXY Written by Barbara Zaragoza
SHORTY & THEM Written by Maurice Clayborne
SKIN DEEP Written by Ann Balderston-Glynn
SOMETHING RED Written by Scott Midler
SPARE PARTS Written by Mark A. Daniels
TEENAGE SWISS GOATHERD Written by William Jack Sibley
THE BATTLE AX Written by Tom Deedy
THE BEST OF THINGS Written by Adam R. Fein
THE CABIN Written by Jason Seelmann
THE CURSE OF ST. MICHAN'S Written by Tara Iarusso
THE DO-NOTHING OWL OF CHRISTMAS HILL Written by Allan Amenta
THE FIRST ADVENTURES OF DANS LA LUNE AND SANGFROID Written by Randy Leon
THE FLOOD Written by Drew M. Whitaker
THE JUNCTION Written by Andrew McConnon
THE LAST DAY Written by Joan Philo
THE OTHER WOMAN Written by Cornelia Ravenal
THE PALM, THE LILY, AND THE SPEAR Written by Vincent Scordino
THE RED PRINT Written by Brian Worsley
THE RING COLLECTOR Written by Jason Philps
THE SECOND SHADOW Written by Han Lee
THE TEEN SINGERS Written by Jonathan Yeakey
THIS WAY COMETH Written by Barbara Lindstrom
TO HAVE AND TO HOLD Written by Richard Breese
TRIP TO THE PLANETARIUM Written by Stephanie Batailler
WHAT JESSICA BROWN SAW Written by Ichiro Toyoshima
WINTERLAND Written by Maximilian Buschman
YARD SALE Written by Adam David Goul

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For more information, contact: 

Jennifer Brooks
American Gem Short Script Contest
FilmMakers.com
P.O. Box 54050 
Irvine, CA 92619-54050 
E-Mail: info@filmmakers.com

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