Jan. 28, 2013
indieProducer, one of the film industry's most recognized sources for finding new screenwriting talent, announced the winners of its 10
Annual Screenplay Competition.
Each year our finalist and winning scripts are read for option consideration by dozens of high profile producers, talent agents, and studio executives, giving aspiring screenwriters the best possible platform to showcase their work.
"We at Film Independent understand how valuable these grants are in the world of independent film," said Film Independent Co-President
. "The additional financial support it affords the winners will ensure their artistic vision moves forward."
"We love to highlight talented, hardworking filmmakers whose herculean efforts can be seen in their films," said Film Independent Co-President
Sean Mc Manus
. "We commend all the finalists and recipients for keeping the independent spirit alive through their tireless work."
In the Feature-length Narrative competition, Jaydn Stepick won first place for her comedy, ALMOST A HITMAN about a peaceful, pencil-pushing family man. Desperate to find a job, he accepts his best friend's limited-time offer to become a "part-time hitman", but struggles as he becomes an in-demand, gun-toting Mafioso, he jeopardizes both his life and happy home.
Second place in the Feature-length Narrative competition went to THE UNDERSTUDIES by
and Third place to RIPPLES OF ILLUSION by
In the Short Script Narrative competition,
won first place for his script, THIS VEHICLE HAS BEEN CHECKED FOR SLEEPING CHILDREN. In it a school bus driver is toyed with by a menacing presence in the last row of his vehicle.
Second place in the Short Script Narrative competition went to THE MEMORIES OF OTHERS by
Conor M. O'Brien
, Third place to SITTER by
and fourth place to PLAY UNDEAD by
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