We’re extremely excited to announce this year’s Sci-Fi and Fantasy Screenwriting Contest Winner & 2nd Place Runner Up! Our industry judges were completely blown away by the imagination and talent of these scribes. So much so that our Grand Prize Winner has already had a meeting with Daniel Vang from Good Fear Film + Management! It's about to be a whirlwind as these scripts get heat on them around the executive community.  Join us as we congratulate these writers!

 

Grand Prize Winner

Ben Gross - THE LADIES' GUIDE TO HACKING

Logline: A talented and abrasive hacker launders stolen money through a Wild West themed virtual reality game after she and her brothers are abducted by a mob boss.

  

2nd Place

Ryan Lee - TOWER 9

Logline: Sent to evict the lingering residents of a long defunct housing project building, two men discover the tower is being terrorized by a sadistic extraterrestrial creature, and now they're trapped along with everyone else.

 

 

Finalists

Jennifer Ford - EARTH ANGEL

Logline: After a vengeful goddess triggers an apocalypse, a fierce and gifted female warrior found in the aftermath joins a covert Black Ops team to restore a lost artifact and save the world – and discovers she is not exactly human.

 

Jack N. Matosian – EVITABLE

Logline: A man determined to cheat death reawakens in a future world where people no longer age, get sick or die. But when he discovers a small group of endangered humans and falls in love, he is forced to choose between immortality and a woman hell-bent on keeping her humanity.

 

Nikhail Asnani - STARLIGHT JANE

Logline: A not so usual female cadet and her friends steal a rocket and head to the ISS to stop the countdown of a missile system that could cause world destruction, only to uncover a dangerous mystery.

 

Alex Hunt - THE PURSUIT

Logline: Born onto a mission to explore the stars, Lily only dreams of going home to Earth. What was once an impossible dream becomes suddenly more achievable when the ship regains a lost connection with Earth, and Lily becomes friends with a lonely technician named Bry on the other end.

  

Marat Berdyyev – STORMCLOUD

Logline: A man born with the uncanny ability to swap souls becomes the key figure in a rebellion against the power-hungry leaders using severe water rationing for their personal gain.

 

Kevin A. Reynolds with Maya Murofushi - THE GIRL WHO FELL THROUGH TIME

Logline: When a Japanese beauty is swept forward 300 years by an unexplained wormhole, a maverick physicist must solve the riddle of her journey and prevent a galactic catastrophe.

 

Scott Kelly - THE CLOCKWORK HEART

Logline: Discovering a world of steampunk science and hidden alchemy within the urban streets of New York City, a teenage boy races to find an enchanted clockwork heart to save his dying grandfather before a vengeful goddess from a lost age can strip the world of the magic that powers it.

 

Rene S. Garcia, Jr. – WAKE

Logline: In this modern fantasy world, a human federal agent must work with a wizard, elf, and minotaur to thwart a dragon’s plans of world domination.

 

 

We'd like to give a huge thank you to our incredible judges:

  • Jon Shestack, Producer (The Last Seduction, Air Force One, Disturbing Behavior, Bickford Schmeckler's Cool Ideas, Waiting..., Firewall, Dan In Real Life, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past)
  • Spencer Medof - Producer, The Illusionarium (Paranormal Activity 1-3, The Girl in The Book, Acid Girls, The Girl in the Dark, The Bay.)
  • Daniel Herther - Baker Entertainment Group (The Disappointments Room, Hunter Killer, Tipping Point, Scare Me, Damsel: The Untold Story of Rapunzel and Smoke, Replay)
  • Jason Loughridge – Producer & Co-Financier, Project 8 Films (Produced over 24 films including Alterscape, Golden Shoes, Costa Rican Summer, Night of the Demons, The Black Waters of Echo’s Pond,Autopsy and more.)
  • Jon Klane, Manager (Clients include writers for Jonah Hex, Fool’s Gold, Grilled)
  • Daniel Vang - Manager, Good Fear Film + Management (Clients include writers for: In Her Shoes, Hidden Figures, How to Get Away With Murder, Oceans 11, Netflix’s Daredevil, Colony, Murder in the First, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, Red Queen and more.)
  • Jason Loughridge – Producer & Co-Financier, Project 8 Films (Produced over 24 films including Alterscape, Golden Shoes, Costa Rican Summer, Night of the Demons, The Black Waters of Echo’s Pond,Autopsy and more.)

 

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