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MURDER IN THE LAKELANDS
by Patrick Nash

Murder in the Lakelands is a classic noir tale of twisted love, double dealing, a sultry femme fatale and her doomed lover and the grim reality of a murder in all its horror.   

ONCE IN ROYAL BRADFORD CITY
by Matthew Coombes

The relationship between a young Muslim boy who wants to sing in the choir, and a sixty-something choirmaster and recent widower who has long lost his faith. 

GET ME THIS WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
by Pearse Lehane

1944, Los Angeles. When a fame hungry PI realises a legendary MGM mogul thinks William Shakespeare is still alive, he sets up the ultimate movie con: bringing William Shakespeare to Hollywood. Literally.

NIKI SWEET TALK MOVES
by Dana Myskowski

A woman must travel against her will to the chilly northern climes of Nunavut, Canada in order to help her deceased mother’s people, as per the demands of her father’s will. What at first appears a simple but inconvenient task nearly takes her life, while changing her perceptions of her people and the way she treats everyone, including herself.

BLAST
by Justice Whitaker

Set in 2002, against the backdrop of post 9/11 political fervor in New York,  Blast is a story of self discovery. It follows the freshman year of high school for three students, and their teacher Mr. Marino who teaches a class on activism through art. The work of the class puts them on a terrorist watch-list, which leads to deadly consequences.

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I WISH
by Marie Parkins

Ed and Jimmy are more than just mates – they’re blood brothers. Set in the outback of Western Australia, this is a story of a brother’s betrayal and a nation’s shame.

THE LADDER
by Faisal A. Qureshi

A Mother and Son are climbing up a hostile environment with hopes of reaching a better place but what price will she pay to finally escape?

TRUMPET
by Ben Cleary

Alexander Little finds a mysterious trumpet buried on his land and soon realises that it might offer him a way out of his crippling loneliness. 


SEMI-FINALISTS

Feature Scripts

  • A FATHER’S REACH – Robert Molund
  • A VISION OF ANGELS – Timothy Jay Smith
  • BANKER MAN – Adam Tarleton
  • BLAST – Justice Whitaker
  • CONTRITION – Erin Berry & David Pluscauskas
  • D.T. – Ken Comer
  • DEVIOUS – Blu de Golyer
  • ERINYE – Illimani Ferreira
  • GET ME THIS WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE – Pearse Lehane
  • MURDER IN THE LAKELANDS – Patrick Leo Nash
  • NIKI SWEET TALK MOVES – Dana Biscotti Myskowski
  • ONCE IN ROYAL BRADFORD CITY – Matthew Coombes
  • RED TAPE – Jamie Crichton
  • REPRISAL – E.B. Soloman
  • TERRESTRIALS – Teresa Sutherland
  • THE SECRET DIARY OF DR. ABRAHAM VAN HELSING – Matt Wedge
  • THE BOARD – Neil Mackay
  • THE GREATER GOOD – Nicholas James Buss
  • THE RETIREMENT PLAN – Steven Prowse
  • WHAT’S YOURS IS MINE – Martyn Lawrence

Short Scripts

  • FIVE DAYS IN CALCUTTA – Fred Perry
  • I WISH – Marie Parkins
  • JON DOE – Nancy J. Gibbons
  • JUMPING JASPER – Yair Packer
  • MUSIC MAN – Mark Williams
  • NEW YORK LOBBY, 3:00AM – John Burdeaux
  • OF WITHERED APPLES – Leah Coles
  • OLD SKOOL – Paul Holbrook
  • ROWBOAT – Clint Bentley
  • TENDERLOIN – Jack Cox
  • THE BRAVE, THE BOLDEST – Eric Fallen & Moon Molson
  • THE LADDER – Faisal A. Qureshi
  • THE PROJECT – Jaye Swift
  • THE STORY OF SOL – Craig Matthew Warren
  • TRUMPET – Ben Cleary

QUARTER-FINALISTS

Feature Scripts

  • A FATHER’S REACH – Robert Molund
  • ALL GOD’S CHILDREN – Natalie Hanson
  • A PLACE BY THE FIRE – Pat Turman
  • A VISION OF ANGELS – Timothy Jay Smith
  • ABYSS ABABA: DEVOLUTION – Brian Kufawatamba
  • ALCHEMY – Chris James
  • ALONE – Samuel Clark
  • BANKER MAN – Adam Tarleton
  • BANKING ON BURLESQUE – Victoria Sadler
  • BLAST – Justice Whitaker
  • ONCE IN ROYAL BRADFORD CITY – Matthew Coombes
  • CONTRITION – Erin Berry & David Pluscauskas
  • D.T. – Ken Comer
  • DEVIOUS – Blu de Golyer
  • DIVINE – Janice Hallett
  • DIVING FOR POLAND – Andrea Rogers
  • ERINYE – Illimani Ferreira
  • GET ME THIS WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE – Pearse Lehane
  • GHOSTING OLLIE – Jeremy Taylor
  • IF YOU WALK AWAY – Scott A. Aiman
  • JUMP – Patrick Tobin
  • LILLY OF THE WOOD – Quentin Batten
  • MARRIAGEHOOD – John F. Harris
  • MERMAID DOWN – Jeffrey Grellman
  • MOSQUITO BITES – Angela Berliner
  • MURDER IN THE LAKELANDS – Patrick Leo Nash
  • MY SOUL BELONGS TO YOU – Talib Alkhudairy
  • NIKI SWEET TALK MOVES – Dana Biscotti Myskowski
  • THE GREEN MACHINE – Laurie Nelson
  • OHIO FINCH – Chad Parsons & Wolfgang Bauer
  • ON THE PAIN OF BETA MALES – Calvin Ashby & Tony Hemphill
  • RED TAPE – Jamie Crichton
  • REGARDING PHOENIX – Laura McPhillips
  • REPRISAL – E.B. Soloman
  • THE SECRET DIARY OF DR. ABRAHAM VAN HELSING – Matt Wedge
  • SINS OF THE MIDNIGHT SONS – Kimberly R. Morgan
  • STAYCATION – Sundae Jahant-Osborn
  • TERRESTRIALS – Teresa Sutherland
  • THROUGH THE SWEETNESS AND THE SMOKE – Dave Bassin
  • THE 4TH WALL – Adam Ethan Crow
  • THE BOARD – Neil Mackay
  • THE GREATER GOOD – Nicholas James Buss
  • THE GUIDE – Kris White
  • THE HOLE IN THE MOON – Sue Healy
  • THE LODGER – June Escalante
  • THE RETIREMENT PLAN – Steven Prowse
  • WHAT GOES AROUND – Ed Wiles
  • WHAT’S YOURS IS MINE – Martyn Lawrence
  • WHO’S GOT WENDELL FINSTER – Michelle Muldoon
  • WILLIAM, WILL YOU DANCE? – Mary Huckstep

Short Scripts

  • BREAK IN AT SAM PALMER’S HOUSE – Shiva Ramanathan
  • DEAD VINES – Jon Mennella
  • DEVOTION – Laurence Fuller
  • FIVE DAYS IN CALCUTTA – Fred Perry
  • GIVE MY LOVE TO ROSE – Michael Odell
  • I WISH – Marie Parkins
  • JON DOE – Nancy J. Gibbons
  • JUMPER JASPER – Yair Packer
  • LITTLE THINGS – Jennifer Hahn
  • MEDUA – Flavia Romani
  • MORE THAN LIFE – Ashley Matteson
  • MUSIC MAN – Mark Williams
  • NEW YORK LOBBY, 3:00AM – John Burdeaux
  • OF WITHERED APPLES – Leah Coles
  • OLD SKOOL – Paul Holbrook
  • ROWBOAT – Clint Bentley
  • SHOTS – T. Anthony Hopkins
  • TENDERLOIN – Jack Cox
  • THE BRAVE, THE BOLDEST – Eric Fallen & Moon Molson
  • THE LADDER – Faisal A. Qureshi
  • THE PROJECT – Jaye Swift
  • THE STORY OF SOL – Craig Matthew Warren
  • THE WHITE ROOM – Dan Burn
  • TIPPING POINT – Aurora Fearnley
  • TROY BOYS – Annie G.
  • TRUMPET – Ben Cleary
  • UN BREF SEJOUR – Ben Cleary


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