Below is a list of all the screenplays that made it into the semifinals of this years SYS’s Six Figure Screenplay Contest.

A big congratulations to all the semi-finalists. Congratulations!

We will be announcing the finals on October 17th, 2023.

I’m incredibly proud to present the semifinals of SYS’s Six-Figure Screenplay Contest 2023:

Feature Screenplays

Only Apparently Real (sci-fi) by Michael Richter
Log Line: Philip K. Dick investigates a break-in at his house . Before it actually happens.

Purgatory (horror) by Brian Schwab
Log Line: After falling victim to a brutal and sadistic serial killer, a young paraplegic woman awakens to find herself living out the same grisly series of events over and over again.

Tasered (comedy) by David M Hinds
Log Line: After a celebrity therapist known online as The Happiness Angel is tasered, she develops a lethal compulsion to attack her lovers mid-act. It electrifies her sex life and transforms her into a dangerous Jekyll and Hyde-type personality. She experiences the real-life taser-related disorder EXCITED DELIRIUM.

The Corpse Dresser (sci-fi) by Daniel Cooper and Adam Cooper
Log Line: A mortician who specializes in restoring the faces of the ‘traumatically deceased’ encounters an existential crisis when he finds the next body that crosses his table is himself, 20 years older, with a bullet hole in his head and an ominous message tattooed on his chest.

Short Screenplays

Grounded (animation) by Martin Tylicki
Log Line: A frog awakens to find itself trapped underneath the Colombian rain forest with no memory. In its search for a way out, the frog forms an unexpected friendship with a large tarantula.

Ramona (drama) by David Woll
Log Line: A suicidal detective riddled with guilt finds a small measure of redemption when he comes to the aid of an 8-year-old girl whose mother has just been murdered.

The REVVER (thriller) by Michael Hanson and Kelly Moothart
Log Line: At wit’s end with a motorhead neighbor always revving his big truck, a beleaguered artist takes matters into her own hands to finish her masterwork.

The Rusty Nail (horror) by John Acquaviva
Log Line: Two best friends on a mission go clubbing when one meets a handsome stranger over drinks and things take a turn for the worse.