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The top 5 writers below have advanced to the 3rd and final round kicking off this Friday, July 29th at 11:59PM EDT where they will be challenged to create an original short screenplay (5 pages maximum) in just 24 hours.  Regardless if your screenplay placed or not, everyone should be proud of making it to the 2nd Round and creating two great, original screenplays from scratch.  Thanks for participating and best of luck to the 40 finalists this weekend!


#1 - Apples by Paul Searles LOGLINE - A beautiful summer backyard hides some nasty surprises for a boy who has just moved house.

#2 - The 4th Floor by Greg Sisco LOGLINE - A train problem leaves an American stranded in a Chinese city, leading him to a hotel where something horrific has taken place.

#3 - A Screaming Headache by Brett Grinnell LOGLINE - All Megan Woods wants is to cure her screaming headache. Her ex-boyfriend, the current manager of the inn in which she's currently staying (and owner of a nice supply of roofies), is more than willing to help her out...

#4 - No Reservations by Tracy Maxwell LOGLINE - A jilted lover finds ideal accommodations when stranded with his heartless other half.


#5 - Reflection of Evil by Sheri Davenport LOGLINE - An old woman's last moments alive are terrorized by evil until a strange force intervenes.

#Honorable Mention - Dead Celebrities by Alex Brown LOGLINE - Bernadette Atwood is an 80's horror film starlet beloved by millions. Her biggest fan, doorman Andy King, will do whatever it takes to get her attention, and he won't stop until he does.

#Honorable Mention - The Problem with the Devil by Joe Hauler LOGLINE - A brutal slaying, an unbearable loneliness and a brief encounter with the Devil send a devoutly religious man spiraling into madness.

#Honorable Mention - The Graveyard Shift by Emily Meath LOGLINE - A young hotel employee tries to save the life of a tenant, but severely underestimates the evils he's up against.




            2nd Round Heat Last Name First Name City State / Province Country
6 Blackmore Christopher London Middlesex GB
6 Brown Alex Show Low AZ US
6 Cramer Spencer Olathe KS US
6 davenport sheri Phoenix AZ US
6 David Ethan Astoria NY US
6 Davies Alex Wilburton Cambridgeshire GB
6 Eves David Havertown PA US
6 Grinnell Brett Playa Del Rey CA US
6 Hauler Joe Montrose CA US
6 Hollier Aslan Austin TX US
6 Hudson Jorja Brooklyn NY US
6 Jen Bryant rockville MD US
6 Johnson Eric Arlington Heights IL US
6 Kaput Mark Tarzana CA US
6 Lehane Darren Wallington Surrey GB
6 Mann Sarah Croydon Surrey GB
6 Massey Giuseppe Kidderminster Worcestershire GB
6 Maxwell Tracy Edmonds WA US
6 Meath Emily Brooklyn NY US
6 Planner Amy Narre Warren VIC AU
6 Roper Adam Greenville SC US
6 searles paul Singapore   SG
6 Sisco Greg Austin TX US
6 Smith Sarah Cincinnati OH US
6 Tiemstra Robert Oakland CA US
6 Tiller Adam Los Angeles CA US
6 Trippeer Jordan Los Angeles CA US
6 Troche Rachel Marysville PA US
6 Weissbard ron Fair Lawn NJ US








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