Stage 32 Success Stories

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'The Recess' competes in Fastnet Film Festival in Ireland / 95th Official Selection

'The Recess' by Navid Nikkhah Azad has been selected to compete in the International competition section of the 14th Fastnet Film Festival (FFF), which takes place from May 25-29, 2022 in Schull, Ireland.

'The Recess' has been picked for the main competition of notable international film festivals su...

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The Recess
The Recess
Living Skies Student Film Festival · Edition: 33 · 2021 Regina CanadaMarch 4, 2021International PremiereWinner - Best Performance Festival de Cine de Alicante · Edition: 18 · 2021 Alicante SpainOf…
Maurice Vaughan

Congratulations on another selection, Navid Nikkhah Azad.

Tom Stohlgren
Feeling thankful: First produced script, and first festival win for Best Feature Film

I'm so proud of Producer/Director, Jihane Mrad, and her team who gave my original script this opportunity. Having a brilliant co-writer, Corinne Sbeih, helped immensely. The spectacular actors gave it life. The people behind the scenes made it happen. But, Jihane and my manager, Eleni Larchanidou.

Nathaniel Arocho Cruz


Emmanuel Gitonga

Budget Wise, how did that first conversation go ?

Emmanuel Gitonga

Yet all in all Still Huge Congratulations

Xahid Khan


MB Stevens

Congratulations, Tom Stohlgren I would still like to network when you have time. Onward and upward.

Lynn Santer
We have been noticed!

Well this is very kewl. Humane Society International has asked to use portions of our first “Land of the Free” film next Monday in Germany and other EU countries as part of their social media and press events on trophy hunting. Very kewl indeed!!

Lesley Crawford

Hi, Lynn. Thanks for responding to my post.

I want to know the best way to negotiate with studios in my situation … not least because I’ve already written a seven-part teleplay. I want to be the writer...

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Lynn Santer

Bottom line is you really need a representative… agent, manager or attorney for them to take you seriously. Perhaps you know someone with industry experience who can act for you?

Kimberly Gadson

Hello Lynn, my name is Kimberly. I am based here in Atlanta. I am in search of a Representative, Agent as well as an attorney. Do you have any suggestions on how I can obtain representation? That could helped me with some projects that I have going on as well. Definitely need a agent.

Lynn Santer

Reach out to Devorah Cutler-Rubenstein at The Script Broker and explain your outreach came through our chat here on Stage32 and I recommended her:

Lesley Crawford

Thank you, Lynn and Kimberly :)

The Recess competes in Bengal International Short Film Festival in India

‘The Recess’ by Navid Nikkhah Azad has been selected to compete in the Short Films competition section of the 7th Bengal International Short Film Festival (BISFF), which takes place from May 15-18, 2022 in Kolkata, India.

The Bengal International Sh...

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Maurice Vaughan

Congrats, Navid Nikkhah Azad.

Lloyd Dsouza


Kevin J. Howard
Two scripts are Quarter-Finalists in the Emerging Screenwriters Sci-Fi & Fantasy Screenplay Competition!

This is amazing! "The Celestial Highway", my sci-fi feature screenplay on the moon of Europa, and "Voyager" are both Quarter-Finalist in the Emerging Screenwriters Sci-Fi & Fantasy Screenplay Competition 

James Welday

Great work, Kevin!

Maurice Vaughan

Congratulations, Kevin J. Howard. You've been having a lot of success.

Connie Barretta


Cara Rogers

Kevin - two! Definitely a testimony to your ability to produce quality, consistently. Congrats.

Cristina L. Vazquez

Fantastic! Congrats

“The Recess” by Navid Nikkhah Azad goes to the World FICTS Challenge

“The Recess” by Navid Nikkhah Azad has been qualified as a finalist to compete in the Final of the “World FICTS Challenge”— World Cinema and Sports Television Championship—in Milan, Italy.


‘The Recess’ has marked it...

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Beausoleil Côte d'Azur International FICTS Festival: the winners are... - Ficts
Beausoleil Côte d'Azur International FICTS Festival: the winners are... - Ficts
Grande successo per la 6a edizione del " Beausoleil Côte d'Azur International FICTS Festival" che si è concluso con la consegna dei Premi ai vincitori presso il Centro Culturale Principe Ereditario…
Maurice Vaughan

Congrats on being a finalist, Navid Nikkhah Azad and everyone who's involved.

Karen "Kay" Ross

Fantastic news!

Kevin J. Howard
Box of Glass Shreds in the Big Apple Film Festival!

This is awesome! "Box of Glass", my most recent horror feature screenplay, just Won an Honorable Mention at the Big Apple Film Festival!

Kevin J. Howard

Thank you so much MB and Maurice!

Maurice Vaughan

You're welcome, Kevin J. Howard.

Heidi Wolff

Congratulations Kevin J. Howard !

Jason Boyer

Congrats. My friend’s screenplay got into that festival too.

Maurice Vaughan

Congrats to your friend, Jason Boyer.

Maurice Vaughan
Hired to Make Pitch Decks (Success Story)

I wanted to share this success story with everyone.

Around the start of May, I sent a friend request to Andy Carpenter on Stage 32. At the time, he was looking for someone to make a pitch deck for his feature script “Keeper.” I sent him two pitch decks as samples, and he hired me to make his pitch de...

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Strong Land
Strong Land
I been to the ocean once. The Atlantic. I must have been eleven. Mom took me and Pen and Danny. My aunts came too. It must have cost them most of all they had between them to do it. They watched from…
Colette "ByFilms" Byfield

Great news Maurice Vaughan!

Maurice Vaughan

Thanks, Colette.

Brian Lajeunesse

Maurice I have inquired at a few places. Trying to see what something like that would cost.

Iustina Ciobanu

Congratulations, Maurice Vaughan!

Maurice Vaughan

Thanks, Iustina. I appreciate it.

Cate Carson
Variety announcement

Happy to share I’ve been selected alongside 8 incredible directors for the Blackmagic Collective’s Future Directors of Studio Features Initiative, presented by Blackmagic Design. Thank you to executive director Jenn Page, John Parenteau and the BMC team, FDSF champion Catherine Hardwicke, Blackmagic...

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Jack Binder


Jackson L. Ragsdale


Daniel Stuelpnagel

Cate Carson Exciting momentous development, congratulations!

Marilyn Du Toit


Mark Thomas Taylor


Kevin J. Howard
New Jersey Horror!

“Box of Glass” is an official selection of the Jersey City Horror Film Festival

Shellie Schmals

That's awesome!! Congratulations!! When's the festival?

David E. Gates
The Wretched makes the semi-finals!

My horror novel, set in Portsmouth, called The Wretched, has made it to the semi-finals of the AuthorsDB 2017 Cover Contest!

I still need more votes to get it to the finals… please vote at - thanks....

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Eric Gilmartin

Congratulations, David. Good luck, with the finals.

Christian Pius


W Keith Sewell

Congratulations David!

Sarah Katz
Producing a feature film through Stage 32 connections!

Thank you to the Stage 32 team for providing an amazing platform for networking with fellow indie creatives. Following two years of pitching, I have collaborated with a fellow creative to enter into the production process for thriller feature film INTO THE VALLEY (GET OUT x THE CIRCLE) that draws on...

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Maurice Vaughan

Congratulations, Sarah Katz! I remember your posts about "Into the Valley." Glad to see the project is coming together.

Kwame Agyapong

Congratulations Sarah, I'm shouting for your success. .

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