We’re excited to announce the winners and finalists from this year’s contest. A big thank you to all the screenwriters who entered. We are planning on running the contest again next year, so if you’re working on a low budget screenplay, hopefully you’ll consider entering it.
A big congratulations to both the winners and the runner-ups. They are…
Short Screenplay Category
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.
Feature Screenplay Category
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.
Only Apparently Real (sci-fi) by Michael Richter
Log Line: Philip K. Dick investigates a break-in at his house . Before it actually happens.
This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with filmmaker and actor Joe Cornet.
They talk about his latest project as Director/Producer/Actor, a Horror movie called Night Of The Caregiver (2023).
Joe Cornet tells us why he overcame the obstacles and made three Westerns such as Gunfight At Rio Bravo (2023) with a talented cast including Alexander Nevsky, Maria Paris, Olivier Gruner and Natalie Denise Sperl.
This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with filmmaker Jon Garcia.
Our guest Jon Garcia is the Writer/Director of many features including Summoning The Spirit (2023), a Bigfoot themed Horror movie. He talks about that movie and his highly successful The Falls trilogy of movies that found niche appeal by having the Mormon Religion and LGBTQ as part of the stories.
Other topics include how Jon Garcia focuses on writing scripts that get made and how he works with different budget levels.
This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with filmmaker Jim Towns.
Jim Towns is the Writer/Director of End Times (2023), a post-apocalyptic Horror movie with a great cast including Jamie Bernadette, Craig Stark and Dominique Swain.
They talk about how he was able to shoot at a perfect location to fit the End Times story and how the movie was released by The Asylum, the company behind Sharknado (2013) and many, many other features.