►2004 screenplay competition

  1st Round Winners | 1st Round Heats

 

 

1st Round Winners

 

1

Genre: Thriller  Subject: A person or persons are initiated into a strange cult

 

Rebecca Heck (New York, NY)  

 

A Perfect Fit - An escaped convict disappears into small-town America where he finds "apple pie" is baked with love and ritual murder.

 

 

2

Genre:  Drama  Subject:  An anti-war protester

 

Mary O'Kicki (Palo Alto, CA)  

 

A Time of Need - Eighteen year old Maria, from a small rural town where people pride themselves on answering Uncle Sam's call to duty, is tired of seeing people she loves depart for a war she doesn't understand or believe in.  Risking the wrath of her family, boyfriend and the townspeople, she joins the war protest to halt recruiting in her town, and in doing so is forced to come to terms with her own ideals, and the reality of her situation.

 

 

3

Genre:  Romantic Comedy   Subject:  A wedding gets out of control

 

Ben Wilson (Culver City, CA)  

 

The Magic of Love - A model backs out of marrying a magician when she fears the magic has left their relationship.

 

 

4

Genre:  Action/Adventure   Subject:  A person is left for dead

 

Andy Cannistra (New York, NY)  

 

The River Raven - A useless old fisherman navigates a ravenous river to rescue his only grandson.

 

 

5

Genre:  Suspense   Subject: Something is hiding in a child's bedroom

 

Beth Danesco (Foxboro, MA)  

 

Watching Kate - To save herself and her family, a woman must outsmart the criminals who are monitoring her every move.

 

 

6

Genre:  Crime Caper   Subject:  An amateur con-artist attempts his/her first con

 

Joseph Kelly (Merrick, NY)  

 

The King - A struggling actor gets the shot of a lifetime working for a charismatic con boss as a bit player in a wild sting.  On the night of his "debut," he discovers that there's more to his role than he's lead to believe.

 

 

7

Genre:  Horror   Subject:  A strange radio broadcast

 

James Felder (New York, NY)  

 

The August Sun - Two strangers who find themselves at a gas station in the desert catch a ride with a third stranger who's stopped in to get gas.  An hour from the station, in the middle of nowhere, they hear on the car radio that the gas station attendant was found butchered and that the murderer is suspected to be one of them.

 

 

8

Genre:  Comedy  Subject:  Plastic surgery

 

Scott Dacko (New York, NY)  

 

Plastic Chief - Plastic surgeons battle head-to-head in a "Dukes of Hazzard" - themed Japanese game show.

 

 

9

Genre:  Comedy   Subject:  An inventor

 

Ryan Ocello (Cliffside Park, NJ)  

 

Recognition - Mona Lisa Antonia Maria da Vinci, the greatest scientific mind in history, has always let her brother Leo take credit for her inventions.  Until now.

 

 

10

Genre:  Sci-Fi    Subject:  The last days on Earth before the oxygen supply runs out

 

Brandon Hopkins (Chicago, IL)

 

Pilot Man - "It won't be black as sackcloth - it'll be bright, like a rain of gold.  And then it will be quiet..."

 

 

 

1st Round Heats

 

1

Genre: Thriller  Subject: A person or persons are initiated into a strange cult

Heat Entrant Name City State / Province Country
1

Roberto Serrini 

Los Angeles

CA

USA

1

Bart Marshall

Raleigh

NC

USA

1

Rebecca Heck

New York

NY

USA

1

Paul L. Tremblay

Herndon

VA

USA

1

Lisa Nussbaum

Brooklyn

NY

USA

1

Susan Triem

Eugene

OR

USA

1

Elizabeth Brooks

Slaughter

LA

USA

1

Jason Ubaldi

New York

NY

USA

1

Jesse Costello

New York

NY

USA

1

Derek Herman

Denver

CO

USA

1

Alex Romero

Orangeburg

NY

USA

 

 

2 Genre:  Drama  Subject:  An anti-war protester
Heat Entrant Name City State / Province Country
2

Jeffery Cassity

Kenosha

WI

USA

2

Patrick Riley

Lausanne

CH

Switzerland

2

Kate Kasserman

Chicago

IL

USA

2

Shelli Wright

Cape Coral

FL

USA

2

Kevin Barney

Los Angeles

CA

USA

2

Betty L. Roberts

Anaheim

CA

USA

2

Marrissa B Dean

Dallas

TX

USA

2

Chumaibe Ogechi

Lagos

Lagos

Nigeria

2

Carlton J Brodie

Minnepolis

MN

USA

2

Mary O'Kicki

Palo, Alto

CA 

USA

2

Stephen Unger

New York

NY

USA

 

 

3 Genre:  Romantic Comedy   Subject:  A wedding gets out of control
Heat Entrant Name City State / Province Country
3

Bonnie Bucqueroux

Mason

MI

USA

3

Guy Maxtone-Graham

New York

NY 

USA

3

Lindsay Stidham

Los Angeles 

CA

USA

3

Stephanie Pacley

Erie

PA

USA

3

May Tam

Baltimore

MD

USA

3

Ben Wilson

Culver City

CA

USA

3

Byron Marshall

Pineville

LA

USA

3

Deouan Wilson

New Rochelle

NY

USA

3

Donna DiLuzio

Northfield

MA

USA

3

Teresa Davis

Mooresville

NC

USA

3

Spencer Christian

Austin

TX

USA

 

 

4 Genre:  Action/Adventure   Subject:  A person is left for dead
Heat Entrant Name City State / Province Country
4

Ramona L. Taylor

Midlothian

VA

USA

4

Kundan Chhabra

Palo Alto

CA

USA

4

Shane Tilston

Brooklyn

NY

USA

4

Colin Justin Wan

Brooklyn

NY

USA

4

Shavon L. Scott

Warren

OH

USA

4

Andy Cannistra

New York 

NY

USA

4

Karen Pobicki

Wayne

NJ

USA

4

Peter Gruner

Oakville

ON

Canada

4

Jeff Sears

Indianapolis

IN

USA

4

Sundae Jahant-Osborn

London

n/a

UK

4

John Gray

Hollywood

CA 

USA

 

 

5 Genre:  Suspense   Subject: Something is hiding in a child's bedroom
Heat Entrant Name City State / Province Country
5

Steve Douglas-Craig

Gaithersburg

MD

USA

5

Denise Brossman

Reamstown

PA 

USA

5

Sacha Kenton

New York

NY

USA

5

LaShaun Franklin

Washington

DC

USA

5

W. Jay Moore

San Francisco

CA

USA

5

Chris Will

Houston

TX

USA

5

Billy Maddox

Pasadena

CA

USA

5

Perry N. Garrett

Glendale

CA

USA

5

Beth Danesco

Foxboro

MA

USA

5

Sean M Novick

New York

NY

USA

5

Evakay Favia

Phoenix

Arizona

USA

 

 

6 Genre:  Crime Caper   Subject:  An amateur con-artist attempts his/her first con
Heat Entrant Name City State / Province Country
6

Michael Benson

Dunedin

Otago

New Zealand

6

Eric Stephen Booth

Bronx

NY

USA

6

Joseph Kelly

Merrick

NY

USA

6

Bradford Richardson

Hatboro

PA

USA

6

Wenonah Wilms

Minneapolis

MN

USA

6

Candace Sepulis

Guelph

ON

Canada

6

Jane Murphy

Los Angeles

CA

USA

6

Robert E. Toevs

Somerville

MA

USA

6

Chris Cryan

Southport

CT

USA

6

Kalani Francisco

San Diego

CA

USA

6

Treena Joi

Palo Alto

CA

USA

 

 

7 Genre:  Horror   Subject:  A strange radio broadcast
Heat Entrant Name City State / Province Country
7

James Felder

New York

NY

USA

7

Jona Pelovska

Montreal

QC

Canada

7

Daniel McPeek

Los Angeles

CA

USA

7

Dylan Kohler

Santa Monica

CA

USA

7

Redd Hering

Wellesley

MA

USA

7

Allen Duncan

Kennesaw

GA

USA

7

Shastina Leonard

Honolulu

HI

USA

7

Denis Cviticanin

Vancouver

BC

Canada

7

Christine Locker

Mnandi

Gauteng

South Africa

7

Tristan Prescott

New York

NY

USA

7

Jeffrey Travis

Austin

TX

USA

 

 

8 Genre:  Comedy  Subject:  Plastic surgery
Heat Entrant Name City State / Province Country
8

Mohammed Al-Otaiba

New York

NY

USA

8

Andrew Lane

Norwalk

CT

USA

8

Randy Lee Gross

Enola

PA

USA

8

Raul Alvarez

New York

NY

USA

8

Casimir Nozkowski

Brooklyn

NY

USA

8

Georgette Giftos

Fair Haven

NJ

USA

8

Lisa Craig

Escondido

CA

USA

8

Lane Strauss

Twinsburg

OH

USA

8

Maxwell Currie

New York

NY

USA

8

Scott Dacko

New York

NY

USA

8

Earl Chaney

Philadelphia

PA

USA

 

 

9 Genre:  Comedy   Subject:  An inventor
Heat Entrant Name City State / Province Country
9

Tracy S. Williams

Manlius

NY

USA

9

Carol Wolf

O'Neals

CA

USA

9

Kenneth Chu

Brooklyn

NY

USA

9

Timothy Cooper

New York

NY

USA

9

David Shaw

Marlboro

NJ

USA

9

Daniel Roth

Cresskill

NJ

USA

9

Leo W. Sears

Waikoloa

HI

USA

9

Ryan Ocello

Cliffside Park

NJ

USA

9

William Waldron III

Spring Valley

CA

USA

9

Stephanie Strand

Sherman Oaks

CA

USA

9

Jonathan Speiser

New York

NY

USA

 

 

10 Genre:  Sci-Fi    Subject:  The last days on Earth before the oxygen supply runs out
Heat Entrant Name City State / Province Country
10

Dana Biscotti Myskowski

Henniker

NH

USA

10

Nessa Hawkins

Chandler

AZ

USA

10

Dawn Gabriel

Cambridge

MA

USA

10

Jason "Jake" Stetler

Lancaster

PA

USA

10

Vanessa Rubin

Houston

TX

USA

10

Paul Idol

New York

NY

USA

10

Brian Spaulding

Mexico

ME

USA

10

Helena Nowell

Bedale

N Yorks

UK

10

Brandon Hopkins

Chicago

IL

USA

10

Will Carlough

Brooklyn

NY

USA

10

Jack James

Grays

Essex

UK

 

 

 

 

 

   

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