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2008 WINNERS

 

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Winners and Runners Up

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First Place Winner - Gwenhyver Davies

IMMORTALITY — Supernatural
Logline:
A high school student considers ways to achieve Immortality. Will he sacrifice the lives of others to achieve it?
| SYNOPSIS | SCRIPT |

 

Second Place Winner - Joseph C. Keller

THE SUICIDE DIARY — Drama/Coming of Age
Logline:
A high school teacher befriends an angst-ridden teenage girl only to become a suspect in her disappearance when she posts a suicide video on YouTube and goes missing.
SYNOPSIS | SCRIPT |

 

Third Place Winner - Tim Viola

NEW GODS AND OLD GLORY — Drama
Logline: The young son of a fallen soldier protests the status quo and stands up against his radical, right-wing uncle who protects it.
SYNOPSIS | SCRIPT |

 

Fourth Place Winner  - Scott Merrow and Paula Merrow

MORTIMER SMEDLEY'S INVENTION — Drama
Logline:
 (unavailable)
SYNOPSIS | SCRIPT |
(unavailable)

 

Fifth Place Winner - Lisa Cole

DEBRIS — Drama
Logline: Recently released from prison, a young African American woman returns home to her small coastal town in post-Katrina Louisiana. As she struggles to rebuild her life she quickly discovers the destruction left by the hurricane pales in comparison to the emotional storms she must overcome.
SYNOPSIS | SCRIPT |

 

Sixth Place Winner - Frederick Weller

TOMMY AND THE BEAST (AKA INVISIBLE LOSSES) — Drama
Logline:
 Twelve-year-old Tommy is sent by his father to buy marijuana to ease the chemotherapy side-effects suffered by Tommy's mother. The scary Viet Nam war vet who deals the marijuana will teach the boy about some skeletons in Tommy's family closet.
SYNOPSIS | SCRIPT |

 

Seventh Place Winner - Ron Podell

TIME AND TIDE — Drama
Logline: Faced with the prospect of being placed in a nursing home, a 72-year-old woman opts to take a cruise — and ends up living on the ship.
| SYNOPSIS | SCRIPT |

 

Eighth Place Winner - Ricardo Mancebo and Oliver Mancebo

MISSING LINK  — Drama
Logline: A young boy’s connection to his estranged mother transcends time, distance, and a culture he never knew he was a part of.
SYNOPSIS | SCRIPT |

 

Ninth Place Winner - Ben Cox

THE LAST GOODBYE — Drama
Logline: Two high school sweethearts must face how their relationship will be affected when one of them is accepted into a university on the other side of the world.

SYNOPSIS | SCRIPT |

 

Tenth Place Winner - George Allen

AMERIE'S WISH — Horror/Fantasy
Logline:  (unavailable)
SYNOPSIS | SCRIPT |
(unavailable)

Runners Up 11-16

11th Place Winner - Maureen Kelleher

A LITTLE INCONVENIENCE — Drama
Logline: (unavailable)
SYNOPSIS | SCRIPT |
(unavailable)

 

12h Place Winner - Kimberly Niall Coleman

KIYALA — Supernatural
Logline:  (unavailable)
SYNOPSIS | SCRIPT |
(unavailable)

 

13th Place Winner - Aaliyah Miller

OUT OF THE BOX — Drama
Logline: The lives of women in an HIV support group intersect as they cope with  untimely demise of a group member.
SYNOPSIS | SCRIPT |

 

14th Place Winner - Scott Merrow and Paula Merrow

PLAYA FANTASMA — Drama
Logline:  (unavailable)
SYNOPSIS | SCRIPT |
(unavailable)

 

15th Place Winner - tenelRwriters TR (Lenette Olivier and ChristineOlivier)

NO NAMES PLEASE — Drama
LoglineA Med-student arranges for his girlfriend to get a backstreet abortion.
SYNOPSIS | SCRIPT |

 

16th Place Winner - Jason Wolfe

THE KNOCK — Drama
Logline: An old man hears knocking on his bedroom door.
SYNOPSIS | SCRIPT |

Runners Up 17-25

Daniel Pollock

YANNAD BOOBY'S DANCING WITH THE DOLLS — Romantic Comedy
Logline:  (unavailable)
SYNOPSIS | SCRIPT |
(unavailable)

 

Anthony Benjamin

WE DON'T PLAY GAMES IN THE SOUTH — Drama
Logline:  (unavailable)
SYNOPSIS | SCRIPT |
(unavailable)

 

Coert Voorhees

THE SHOOTER— Comedy
Logline: An eight year old on the road to nowhere turns his life around and becomes the Third Grade marbles champion.
SYNOPSIS | SCRIPT |

 

Paul Jaworsky

POKER NIGHT — Drama
Logline: A thirty-something man's fetish for teenage girls leads to murder as four men try to get together for a friendly game of poker.

SYNOPSIS | SCRIPT |

 

Faisal Qureshi

THE BORDER LAND — Drama
Logline: An unarmed kuwaiti civilian faces the mighty power of the Iraqui army and finds that if you stand up tall and reason with the enemy you may be surprised that they too possess some humanity.
SYNOPSIS | SCRIPT |

 

Michael Raymond

SAFE PASSAGE  — Horror
Logline:
Two arguing friends catch the last tram of the night, but the ride isn't quite what they expected — nor is the destination.
SYNOPSIS | SCRIPT |



Paul Rogalus

SID AND WALT — Fantasy
Logline:  (unavailable)
SYNOPSIS | SCRIPT |
(unavailable)

 

Scott York

SKIPTRASE MONDAY — Crime/Drama
Logline: College tuition forces an average college student to take a not-so-average job where the sword is mightier than the pen.
SYNOPSIS | SCRIPT |

 

Vivian Lee Arber-Moore — Sci-Fi

STAND OFF
Logline:
(unavailable)
SYNOPSIS | SCRIPT |
(unavailable)

TREATMENT WINNERS

Elizabeth Appell

THE EXTRA MILE — Drama
Logline: A San Francisco cop and a grieving mother of a dead son pair up and start an inner city track team made up of hard core street kids who learn the hard way that if you want to win, you must the extra mile.
SYNOPSIS |

 

Chloe Harvey

PLEDGE — Drama
Logline: JAMIE is a timid young woman. Physically abused as a child, institutionalized as a teenager for the murder of her abusers and now released into the harsh world to finally make something of her shattered young life.
SYNOPSIS |

 

Cara Heagy

SOUL FREQUENCY - Sci-Fi
Logline: This frequency can save your soul.
SYNOPSIS |

SHORT STORY WINNERS

Gregory Jackson

ADDICTION: ONE'S OWN JOURNEY — Drama
| MANUSCRIPT | (unavailable)

 

Shana Keller

MAGGIE & SUSIE — Drama
| MANUSCRIPT |

 

James Sievert

THE MAN WHO WOULD SING
| MANUSCRIPT | (unavailable)

 

Andrew Newall

FOUR IN THE MORNING
Logline: A loving couple's peace is shattered when their house is suddenly broken into by four men in the small hours of the morning.
SYNOPSIS | MANUSCRIPT |

LOGLINE WINNERS

Matt Lutz

FAT CAMP: TIME TO DIET — Comedy/Horror
Logline:
Obese kids attend a new summer weight-loss camp in the woods which is secretly run by cannibals. Bordering the camp across the lake is an all-girl reformatory.

 

Randy Brown

OBLITERATION — Sci-Fi
Logline: Obliteration is about a Space Captain who tries to keep aliens from
launching a missile that could destroy the earth, only for the Captain to discover he just inadvertently gave them the launch codes.

 

Robert Ward -- Biography

FLAT PENNIES — Sci-Fi
Logline:
A guilt-ridden loner uses a model railroad to escape into fantasies while a troubled teen stumbles into the surreal madness.

 

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