Grand Prize Contest 2013

Welcome to ScreenplayFest’s Grand Prize Contest! The screenplays below are the finalists throughout 2013 who competed for the Grand Prize — award packages over $5000!

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WINNERS ANNOUNCED:

We’d like to congratulate the recent winners of our 2013 Contest!  Winners are listed below.  If anyone wishes to contact the writers, they may do so on our website: www.ScreenplayFest.com or simply email us at info@screenplayfest.com.

Grand Prize:

Warrior And The Beast (Fantasy)

Writer: Erik H. Bernard, Lyndon Tait

Logline:  (Beauty And The Beast meets Lord Of The Rings) A young man battles the goddess of war to save the world and restore the beauty of a princess in action packed retelling of Beauty and the Beast.

2nd Place:

The Imaginator (Family)

Writer: Akiva Penaloza

Logline: (It’s A Wonderful Life meets Miracle On 34th Street) Imagine a toy that lets you dare to dream.  It exists in “The Imaginator,” a new holiday family classic that interweaves the loves and losses of a toymaker and an orphan with the high concept, special effects of a magical toy.

3rd Place:

Zebra Victor One (Horror, Thriller)

Writer: Adam Bradley

Logline: (28 Days Later meets Book Of Eli)  In a post-apocalyptic world, one man drives across the country bringing justice to those responsible for causing the apocalypse.

Honorable Mentions:

Sunflower (Drama)

Writer:  Willie Warren

Logline: An alcoholic divorcee who has just lost his job, has his life changed forever when his elderly neighbor suddenly dies and leaves sole guardianship of her autistic granddaughter to him.

Drive Thru (Comedy)

Writer: Michael Zamanis

Logline: A troubled middle aged warehouse manager finds solace in the compassionate young voice that emanates from the order speaker of a local drive thru restaurant he frequents.

Mentionable:

Fraternal Brotherhood (Drama) written by Frederick Gross: When a young teen joins a high school fraternity to raise his social stature he gets more than he bargains for trapped in vicious hazing rituals and brutal street warfare with rival fraternities.

Strike Two (Drama, Fantasy) written by Craig Horst: The circumstances of his birth allow Nathaniel Bicker, b. 1830, to live well into the twenty first century and become an urban legend.

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Second Lunch

Second Lunch

Attractive, spinster, junior high English teacher suspects the new counselor of being her long-dead college boyfriend.  His appearance, as well as the unsolicited romantic attentions of a Math teacher, upset her neatly organized “single” life.   An ensemble cast lends a humorous telling of this dram... Read On

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The Still Life of Cornelius

The Still Life of Cornelius

The heir to a family fortune becomes obsessed with the origins of Still Life in the Baroque period, unaware of a conspiracy to steal his wealth. Read On

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LIFECredit

LIFECredit

In a New World Order under alien influence, an IT specialist tries to stop RFID chips from being put in everyone before it is too late. Read On

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Wish You Were Here

Wish You Were Here

Harvard hot shot Adam Getz undergoes a humbling transformation when he’s forced to move back in with his parents after his wealthy Wall Street employer is exposed as a Madoff-esque con artist. Read On

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5 Aisle Clean Up

5 Aisle Clean Up

Deceit, addiction, love and obsession — all in a day’s work for a group of disillusioned Gen-X grocery clerks and their bosses leading up to a horrific shooting ordeal inside a suburban neighborhood supermarket. Read On

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The Beast

The Beast

The leader of a savage army only known as “The Beast” invades and terrorizes a kingdom, with a hidden agenda. Read On

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Storyville 2555

Storyville 2555

In the year 2555 vice is legal on Storyville Island, NY. This is the story of Dr. Lyle Lebeau and a pimp named simply The Wizard’s struggle to maintain order in the face of a hostile take over by a deadly alliance of gangsters. Read On

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Leah, Light, And Sound

Leah, Light, And Sound

While in the midst of dealing with the death of her estranged father, ambitious theatre stage manager Leah Green (30) is unexpectedly dumped by her fiance and suddenly finds herself dependent on her relationships with a host of quirky friends, co-workers, and new suitors as she struggles to find suc... Read On

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Hurt (Part I)

Hurt (Part I)

After finally standing up to his bully, Chris and his bully Jorge become good friends. But the more Chris hangs out with Jorge, the more trouble he gets into. Will Chris be able to realize that being friends with Jorge will have a negative effect on his life before it’s too late? Read On

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In the Dark

In the Dark

Bullied and drugged by a happy-go-lucky tart, a downtrodden bookkeeper unwittingly participates in her murder and falls prey to a psychopath on a killing spree. Read On

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Bonding In Brooklyn

Bonding In Brooklyn

Bessie’s three grown children are not producing grandkids, so she takes the bull by the horns and gets them to deliver. Read On

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Scroll Back

Scroll Back

An adventurer uses a scroll to travel back in time to validate the Resurrection of Christ, but losing memory with time travel may not allow him to bring back the truth to a world that needs it. Read On

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Julianna

Julianna

After her 14-year-old daughter’s suicidal, a desperate mother finds out the promiscuous life the teen was living on the internet and tries to take revenge on her friends blaming them for her downfall. Read On

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Strike Two

Strike Two

The circumstances of his birth allow Nathaniel Bicker, b. 1830, to live well into the twenty first century and become an urban legend. Read On

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The Imaginator

The Imaginator

Imagine a toy that lets you dare to dream.  It exists in “The Imaginator,” a new holiday family classic that interweaves the loves and losses of a toymaker and an orphan with the high concept, special effects of a magical toy. Read On

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Rum House

Rum House

The musings of a discarded man haunted by the memories of a failed life. Read On

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Chasing Gray

Chasing Gray

Army Captain Joshua Gutman is sidelined to a Washington think tank when a simple favor transforms into a battle against racism and time to save the life of a kidnapped college coed. Read On

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Warrior And The Beast

Warrior And The Beast

A young man battles the goddess of war to save the world and restore the beauty of a princess in action packed retelling of Beauty and the Beast. Read On

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Zebra Victor One

Zebra Victor One

In a post-apocalyptic world, one man drives across the country bringing justice to those responsible for causing the apocalypse. Read On

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Make Any Vows

Make Any Vows

Kate, the bisexual singer/guitarist of the duo Irony In Play, is on the outs with her boyfriend/Ironys drummer Blake. Then Kate meets Terry, a reporter for the rock magazine Critical Mass, falls for her, and both womens’ lives are upended. Read On

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Zero Day

Zero Day

When his brother is murdered for exposing a computer virus attack on Iran, a rebellious hacker is torn between revenge and preventing a possible Middle East war. Read On

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Drive Thru

Drive Thru

A troubled middle aged warehouse manager finds solace in the compassionate young voice that emanates from the order speaker of a local drive thru restaurant he frequents. Read On

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The White Room

The White Room

Blaise Wylde, a 20 year old Generation Y prototype, one day receives a call summoning him to a place that will question his world, the people around him and most importantly his deepest feelings. Read On

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The Comeback

The Comeback

When a professional hockey player’s wife is tragically killed in a plane crash, he walks away from the game to care for his daughter until years later she convinces him to come back and restore his team to its former glory. Read On

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Three Days At The Gate

Three Days At The Gate

Jay Nelson has died, and that’s not his biggest problem. Because of a SNAFU Mr. Nelson is stuck in stuck in bureaucracy between this world and the next and his very presence is crumbling everything around him. Read On

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Get Me This William Shakespeare

Get Me This William Shakespeare

Set amidst the glamour and debauchery of war-time Hollywood, this film tells the story of a rogue private detective who uncovers a seductive and corrupting secret: the head of MGM has no idea who William Shakespeare is. The con is on. Read On

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Under The Stars

Under The Stars

Bill Monroe reflects about his life running a drive-in movie theater. Read On

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Genesis

Genesis

An apocalyptic virus manifests itself in all of the world’s water supply. Rainstorms which once brought life to the planet, now only take it. Purified water is the world’s only salvation, but a power hungry business tycoon named Seth Spader controls all of it. With the world’s lead... Read On

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Andy: The Chronicles Of A Real Superhero

Andy: The Chronicles Of A Real Superhero

A cantankerous professional superhero has troubles finding a job and leading a normal life after a new, cooler, and generally more heroic superhero becomes a media darling and pushes him into retirement. Read On

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Shadowman

Shadowman

Hungry for the truth and wanting revenge, a troubled young woman searches the Navajo Nations and the merciless Utah desert to find and confront the father who abandoned her years earlier, unaware the truth can destroy them both. Read On

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Sunflower

Sunflower

An alcoholic divorcee who has just lost his job, has his life changed forever when his elderly neighbor suddenly dies and leaves sole guardianship of her autistic granddaughter to him. (Updated: September 12, 2013) Read On

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Want

Want

Thanks to the power of special magnetic waves awakened in him by an elderly woman, a down on his luck slacker suddenly gains the ability to will people into doing his bidding simply by giving orders. Read On

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I Love You, I Kill You

I Love You, I Kill You

After years of incestual ritualistic abuse, the daughter of one occult patriarch finds herself a well designed pawn in her brilliant fathers sadistic pursuit of power; through seduction and fatal persuasion, she exacts her final act of retribution. Read On

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Dead Peasants

Dead Peasants

A zombie movie fan who copes with his boring job by imagining how he’d kill his coworkers if they were bitten in a zombie apocalypse, finds himself trying to save them when he discovers his bastard boss is actually bumping off employees for the insurance. Read On

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The Guide

The Guide

A Jewish boy and his father escape the Holocaust in 1938 German by being guided by a dog over the Swiss Alps. Read On

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Take It To The Bank

Take It To The Bank

In 1977, four lewd and lovable boys embark on a cross-country road trip funded by “deposits” at sperm banks along the way, experiencing hijinks, misadventures, and death-defying exploits as they strive to reach NYC for a sneak-peek screening of Star Wars. Read On

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Music House

Music House

Despite a late start, a home with parental violence and disinterest, and multiple tragedies, a talented young pianist finally finds his way to Carnegie Hall. Read On

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Nimrod

Nimrod

A promising young military pilot gets caught up in a Government – Wall Street conspiracy and finds himself engaged with a mysterious alien, Lana, who enlists his help to save earth from a more ruthless species who are plundering the solar system. Read On

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Unlucky Acquaintance

Unlucky Acquaintance

Story about two young man who decided to change their lives. They thought to write their own story about perfect family… But who wants to read about PERFECT family ?! Read On

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The Toll Collector

The Toll Collector

When dead bodies start washing up near a lonely bridge, detective Harvey suspects the midnight-shift toll collector. But can he prove it before another unlucky soul crosses the span in the darkest hours of winter? Read On

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Mind Games

Mind Games

A man with military training in psychological torture seeks revenge on the serial killer who abducted his sixteen year old sister. Read On

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The Spotted People

The Spotted People

An atheistic housewife finds relief from the tedium of middle class life when she moves to the country, communes with the dead through exotic flowers and has affairs, one of which is with her own husband, through the influence of two impassioned ghosts. Read On

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She Was Left Alone

She Was Left Alone

A Siberian Khanty orphan survives in the arctic tundra. Her American sponsors drop her adoption 18,000 miles away. Bela, the only other person who knows the child’s dire situation is compelled to make the arduous journey. Read On

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Fertilizer

Fertilizer

A simple gardener on a golf course is in love with a rich woman. In order to join her social class, he decides to steal urns with the ashes of cremated people and ransom them for money. When he is rich and has won the woman’s heart, he accidentally steals the ashes of his new mother-in-law. FILM PIT... Read On

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The Red Poppies

The Red Poppies

A US Army Veteran who served during Peacetime is tasked by the ghost of a Polish soldier to retell the story of the WWII Battle of Monte Cassino, forcing him to confront questions about the value of his own service. Read On

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The Stolen Waters Of Bethesda

The Stolen Waters Of Bethesda

Biblical healing waters and antiquities bring a faithless, disrespectful engineer fame, danger, consternation and love. Based on a novel authored by Christopher Baldwin. Read On

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Fraternal Brotherhood

Fraternal Brotherhood

When a young teen joins a high school fraternity to raise his social stature he gets more than he bargains for trapped in vicious hazing rituals and brutal street warfare with rival fraternities. Read On

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Jacob’s Attic

Jacob’s Attic

Shocked by the death of his drug-addicted brother, a young man grows increasingly suspicious and erratic as others die around him, until his story begins to weave with that of another boy trying to heal his own grief and guilt… \”Mystic River\” meets \”The Sixth Sense\” Read On

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Phil

Phil

At the ripe age of 120, legendary prognosticating groundhog Punxsutawney Phil is dying. A squirrel, a rat and a ferret must journey to Philadelphia on a Dalai Lama-like quest to find his successor. Read On

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The Rock Thrower

The Rock Thrower

Drew throws rocks, extremely well, but is he ready to go beyond soda cans to fulfill his true calling? Read On

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Poser

Poser

Disgraced bodybuilder, caught using steroids, is sent to a yoga ashram in India. Read On

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The Healing Tree

The Healing Tree

A dying man trying to save his career is drawn into a search for a miracle drug that heals all illness that has been created by a country doctor.  He goes to the remote village in search of the secret of this cure, and when his life is saved, comes to learn the “cure” is the power of the... Read On

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