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Luke Donnelly is an award-winning screenwriter, who recently graduated from the University of Western Ontario with an Honours Specialization Degree in Criminology and graduated from Fanshawe College with a Diploma in Theatre Arts.
His first short film, "Mixed", which he wrote, directed, and produced is currently in Post-production.
His first feature screenplay, "The Plantation", has received awards and consideration at film festivals across the globe, including Top 10 Best Unproduced Screenplays in Canada for 2018. Additionally, he received the award for the Best Emerging Writers Globally under the age of 30 at the Oaxaca Film Festival in Mexico.
His second feature screenplay, "The Wayward Soldiers", has received international acclaim and consideration at film festivals such as: Cannes Screenplay Contest in France, and the Austin Revolution Film Festival in Austin, Texas.
His third feature screenplay, "Ophelia", has received national and international awards at film festivals and competitions such as: Official Selection at the Rome Independent Prisma Awards (Rome, Italy), Official Selection at the Bloodstained Film Festival (Tokyo, Japan), Quarter Finalist for the Page Turner Screenplay Competition (Santa Monica, California), and Quarter Finalist at the Vancouver Badass Film Festival (Vancouver, Canada).
The Wayward Soldiers Budget: $100K - $1M | War ⋄ Historical Set during the Civil War, four brothers enlisted in the Union Army abandon their post and journey across a war-torn America to make it back to their family.
Film (short) by Mixed Reel Productions (Drama and Romance) Director/Writer/Producer The journey of young love told out of sequence through a mix-tape. (Currently in Post-production)
Remnants of the Past
Film (short) (Action, Drama, Thriller and Short) Actor Two survivors stuck in a Post-Apocalyptic wasteland are on the hunt for the small band of marauders that stole a key leading to an "unknown treasure". A tale of survival and revenge.
Rome Independent Prisma Awards- Official Selection for Best Screenplay
Bloodstained Film Festival- Official Selection for Best Science-Fiction Screenplay
Page Turner Screenplay Competition- Quarter Finalist for Best Science-Fiction Screenplay
Vancouver Badass Film Festival- Quarter Finalist for Best Script Writing
Austin Revolution Film Festival- Finalist for Best Screenplay
Cannes Film Festival- Offical Selection for the Top 10 Historical Scripts Worldwide
Oaxaca Film Festival- Top 10 Best Writers Globally
Canadian Film Fest Finalist- Best Feature Screenplay
CFF "It" List for Top 10 Independent Writers of Canada
Finish Line Script Competition- Official Selection
Oaxaca Film Fest- Official Finalist for Best Global Script
Oaxaca Film Fest- Top 15 Best Emerging Writers Globally
Filmmatic Screenplay Awards: Semi-Finalist
Hollywood Boulevard Film Festival- Official Selection for Best Screenplay
California Film Awards Finalist- Best Feature Screenplay
Paul Haggis Scholarship Nominee for Writing