Screenwriter in Sun City West, Arizona
Claire Hutchinson is a produced, multiple award-winning screenwriter. Her screenplay about the euthanasia program in Nazi Germany, entitled “The Doctor,” won the Grand Prize at two major film festivals, Life Fest and the Winnipeg Real to Reel Film Festival. Claire wrote the first MOW of a three-part Christmas series called "The Mystery of the Christmas Stars" for a client. Her latest assignment was a script called "Lucky's Treasure" for Grace Alone Films. It will be distributed in 2016 by a major faith-based distributor (more to come). In total, she has written over 20 scripts in a wide variety of genres, and co-authored two film soundtracks.
Claire is also a professional script analyst. She has consulted for various individuals and film companies such as Living Water Media, Visual Productions, and Worthington Media, getting rave reviews from all of her clients. Claire did a polish on the script/film entitled "The Third Day" for Visual Productions, which was nominated for five Crown Awards, including Best Documentary, Best International Film, and Best Picture.
Claire is a judge of the following competitions: ICVM Crown Awards, 168 Film Festival, 168 Write of Passage Screenwriting Competition, and Life Fest Film Festival.
Claire has a Master’s degree (English) from the University of Manitoba, where she taught for a number of years. She also has two screenwriting certificates from UCLA. In addition, for the past eight years, she has been editing Ph.D.s’ academic papers for the Canadian Ethnic Studies Journal.
Her goal is to inspire and equip screenwriters and producers to write and produce meaningful and high-quality scripts.
"Claire Hutchinson is a very gifted writer and is easy to work with. In my two plus years of working with her, her researching and writing have proven invaluable to my documentary. I strongly recommend her to any production team!"--Jeffrey Worthington, Producer/Director, “For the Love of Freedom”
“Ms. Claire Hutchinson performed a polish on my recent documentary script/film, "The Third Day." Not only did she enhance the theme and the flow of the material, but her level of attention to even the minutest detail of the script/film was very impressive. She is a talented writer and script consultant, and I would recommend her to anyone who wants to take his or her script/film to the highest level of quality and success.” --Marc Villiger, Filmproduzent, Visual Productions
“Recently I chose Ms. Hutchinson to complete a script analysis on my first screenplay. She finished the analysis in approximately one-third the time I'd anticipated and gave detailed feedback regarding format, structure, plot, characters, marketability and more. She commented on the strengths of my work as well as the areas which required development. Furthermore, she recommended current, readily available resources to assist me in making the suggested changes. I would strongly recommend using Ms. Hutchinson's services. She is trustworthy, professional, skillful and an unselfish mentor. If she were teaching a screenwriting class, I'd take it! I'll use her services again and consider it an honor to recommend her to anyone needing them.”
--Linda Bosso, Screenwriter, “Under the Guns: The Annie Wittenmeyer Story” (Based on the book)
Lucky's Treasure (2016)
Grace Alone Films
Grand Prize, Script Category, Winnipeg Real to Reel Film Festival (2012)
Grand Prize, Script Category, Life Fest Film Festival (2011)
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