2nd Round Results
The 2nd Round results from the Screenwriting Challenge 2019 are below in ascending order by heat number!  If your screenplay is listed among the top 5 of your heat, congratulations on advancing to the 3rd and Final Round kicking off at 11:59PM EDT (New York time) on Friday, July 19th. The 60 advancing writers will be given a final genre, subject, and character assignment and will have just 24 hours to create an original 5 page (maximum) screenplay.

Regardless if your screenplay is listed below or not, everyone should be proud of advancing out of the first round and writing an original screenplay from scratch in just 3 days. We hope the competition was inspiring and everyone continues to challenge themselves as writers. Good luck to the advancing writers and thank you to everyone for submitting so many wonderful screenplays!

 
Top Screenplays by Heat

HM =  Honorable Mention

 

      GROUP SCREENPLAY INFORMATION       
1 - Drama / A computer virus / A telemarketer #1 - ''Let's Get Lunch'' by Greg Sisco  LOGLINE - A telemarketer goes off script with a lead who is threatening suicide.
1 - Drama / A computer virus / A telemarketer #2 - ''Vinny Takes The Fall'' by Raquel Haber  LOGLINE - A once promising boxer works at a telemarketing company where he has to make an impossible choice yet again.
1 - Drama / A computer virus / A telemarketer #3 - ''Sparks'' by Grace Carini  LOGLINE - A telemarketer's online relationship may just be more toxic than intoxicating.
1 - Drama / A computer virus / A telemarketer #4 - ''Call Back'' by Graham Chalk  LOGLINE - When a retired IT worker takes drastic action to prevent further family suffering, only a chance encounter with a telemarketer can offer him the redemption that he seeks.
1 - Drama / A computer virus / A telemarketer #5 - ''Driver Assist'' by Erik Candiani  LOGLINE - A Silicon Valley entrepreneur is trapped inside a hijacked autonomous vehicle, and the only person aware of the situation is the telemarketer he hung up on.
1 - Drama / A computer virus / A telemarketer #HM - ''Hello My Friend'' by Anna Duclos  LOGLINE - When a man's simple life is interrupted by recurring phone calls offering various products and services, he tries to ignore them, but finds that misfortune is sometimes contagious
1 - Drama / A computer virus / A telemarketer #HM - ''Trojan Horse'' by James Godfrey  LOGLINE - An illegal immigrant forced to work as a scam telemarketer tries to take down his employers when he sees the harmful effects their calls have on the surrounding neighbourhood.
1 - Drama / A computer virus / A telemarketer #HM - ''If I Could Just Have a Moment'' by Jordi Bertran  LOGLINE - A young Mexican telemarketer trying hard to remain closeted sees his world turn upside down when his computer is hacked and his personal information is stolen.
2 - Action/Adventure / Reputation / A groundskeeper #1 - ''The Garden of Stephen'' by Shannon Lorenzen  LOGLINE - A groundskeeper and his apprentice battle a mysterious beast in the Garden of Eden.
2 - Action/Adventure / Reputation / A groundskeeper #2 - ''The Guantlet'' by Kevin Swanstrom  LOGLINE - An aspiring groundskeeper must beat an increasingly insane set of odds in order to get the job.
2 - Action/Adventure / Reputation / A groundskeeper #3 - ''Onyare'' by T.E. Bradford  LOGLINE - Richard Manning only wants to do well at his new job as groundskeeper, but when a grove of trees with a reputation for making things disappear swallows his daughter, he’ll have to plunge into the jaws of legend to save her.
2 - Action/Adventure / Reputation / A groundskeeper #4 - ''Fair Trade'' by Ari Donnelly  LOGLINE - An entrepreneur hires a haunted soul to track down the world's rarest drink.
2 - Action/Adventure / Reputation / A groundskeeper #5 - ''Dick Rogers Versus The Weed'' by Alex Sutton  LOGLINE - Special Agent Dick Rogers, disguised as a groundsperson in a luxurious chateau, finds his mission compromised when thought-to-be-dead assassin, Pavla “The Weed” Zima, shows up to thwart his plans.
2 - Action/Adventure / Reputation / A groundskeeper #HM - ''A Question Of Virtue'' by Faye Upton  LOGLINE - A gentle prince yearns to marry his headstrong, impoverished beloved, but the King and Queen resolve to ruin the unsuitable match -- and the lady's reputation.
2 - Action/Adventure / Reputation / A groundskeeper #HM - ''Damsal in Disarray'' by Elisabeth Watts  LOGLINE - 1923. When a groundskeeper tries to stop the estate owner's daughter from eloping one night, he's swept into a world of intrigue and bar fights.
2 - Action/Adventure / Reputation / A groundskeeper #HM - ''GROUNDS FOR TERMINATION'' by Noel Alcoba  LOGLINE - A groundskeeper becomes a liability when his chilling discovery

threatens a Senator's political future.
3 - Fantasy / Leaving home / A hair stylist #1 - ''THE TALE OF THE COYOTE AND THE TOWN WITH PERFECT HAIR'' by Matt West  LOGLINE - A young girl deals with the coyote of Native American lore to try and bring her small town’s hairdresser/folklorist back from the dead.
3 - Fantasy / Leaving home / A hair stylist #2 - ''Royal Pain'' by Kyle Cossairt  LOGLINE - An inept Prince with great hair is sent on a quest with his Stylist and together they must defeat a monster before the Prince loses his right to the throne.
3 - Fantasy / Leaving home / A hair stylist #3 - ''SIX IMPOSSIBLE THINGS'' by Steven Dexheimer  LOGLINE - A hair stylist wakes up to find that her childhood imaginary friend is real, and he tries to convince her that her whole life has been a dream based on the Alice in Wonderland books.
3 - Fantasy / Leaving home / A hair stylist #4 - ''Tudor Style'' by Holly Smith  LOGLINE - Booking an appointment at Tudor Style, a hair salon with no apparent customers, is surprisingly difficult but Erin has managed it. It's hair today but gone tomorrow.
3 - Fantasy / Leaving home / A hair stylist #5 - ''The Shears of Athena'' by Jason W Vaile  LOGLINE - An outcast young girl goes on a quest to find a pair of enchanted shears which hold the secret to stopping the evil queen that murdered her mother.
3 - Fantasy / Leaving home / A hair stylist #HM - ''Come Out of Hiding'' by John M. Stauffer  LOGLINE - A brother and sister break their village and family rules when they enter a forbidden forest to find something they didn't know they were looking for.
3 - Fantasy / Leaving home / A hair stylist #HM - ''Drinn Dazzel'' by George Lastinger  LOGLINE - Drinn dreams of being a master stylist, but his success will depend upon leaving the family farm, overcoming a world full of rejection, and leading an army to victory in a bloodless battle.
3 - Fantasy / Leaving home / A hair stylist #HM - ''The Reborn'' by Jessica Shaham  LOGLINE - A battle for a magical youth ensues when the Reborn and the Shifters converge upon her at the same time.
4 - Suspense / Fearmongering / A baby #1 - ''Ba'' by G. De Angelis  LOGLINE - An assassin has to make one quick stop before dropping off her infant nephew at Grandma's. It's a shame that her trusted mechanic picked that day to sabotage her car with one of her own bombs.
4 - Suspense / Fearmongering / A baby #2 - ''A Lesson in Resistance'' by Jonathan Mathews  LOGLINE - A teenage girl searches for courage on a school trip through 1980's East Germany. Inspired by a true story.
4 - Suspense / Fearmongering / A baby #3 - ''Miracle Baby'' by Eric Johnson  LOGLINE - A young couple struggling to conceive finally gets pregnant, but their nurse is suspicious of their change in luck.
4 - Suspense / Fearmongering / A baby #4 - ''It Means'' by Josh Madden  LOGLINE - A young and very pregnant student travels to the Middle East on a Religious Studies trip.
4 - Suspense / Fearmongering / A baby #5 - ''Lullaby for Esperanza'' by Kate Huffman  LOGLINE - Manuel seeks help for his collapsed wife on their migration from El Salvador when he's met with a "good samaritan" whose intentions are unclear.
4 - Suspense / Fearmongering / A baby #HM - ''Terrorists'' by Marcus Mullen  LOGLINE - In a not-so-distant dystopian future, a Government Agent tracks a suspected Terrorist who is hiding the most forbidden of Secrets.
4 - Suspense / Fearmongering / A baby #HM - ''Murderous Intent'' by Alexandra Otto  LOGLINE - Some people will do anything to save children, even murder them.
4 - Suspense / Fearmongering / A baby #HM - ''Nothing's Going to Hurt You'' by Nathan Godfrey  LOGLINE - LOGLINE: A mourning mother looks to technology to help overcome the grief of losing her child, but her wary husband isn't sure it's the right choice.
5 - Mystery / Vandalism / A mayor #1 - ''Glass State'' by Shaun Grimsley  LOGLINE - On the eve of political victory, Mayoral nominee, Sarah Roberts, is 4 minutes away from losing everything and discovers that true power comes at the price of a necessary truth.
5 - Mystery / Vandalism / A mayor #2 - ''Spell It Out'' by David Derita  LOGLINE - For Officer Marilyn Schultz and her partner, Diego, an investigation into a string of defaced road signs will change their lives forever.
5 - Mystery / Vandalism / A mayor #3 - ''Rabbit Hole'' by Eric Sandefur  LOGLINE - When the mayor's home is vandalized, the town sheriff

investigates, only to uncover a far more disturbing crime.
5 - Mystery / Vandalism / A mayor #4 - ''The Defilement of Sacred Things'' by Joseph Johnson  LOGLINE - When a 130-year-old church is vandalized the day before its anniversary and a visit from an important church official, a local priest works with the police and the mayor to discover who did it and why.
5 - Mystery / Vandalism / A mayor #5 - ''The Last Day'' by Oscar Morphew  LOGLINE - On the eve of a local election, a wrench is thrown into the mix for the current Mayor when he suspects one of his men has turned on him and it'll take a nobody-intern to help him get to the center of it all.
5 - Mystery / Vandalism / A mayor #HM - ''Mayor on the Moon'' by Tim Hitpas  LOGLINE - When the mayor (and sole occupant) of Moon Town discovers a vandalized sign, he begins a chilling search for the hostile aliens he believes are responsible.
5 - Mystery / Vandalism / A mayor #HM - ''The Paper Trail'' by Roger Winstead  LOGLINE - The game’s afoot as billowing white streams of toilet paper cover every square inch of Mayor Frank Livesay’s home, yard, truck, garden and even his prize-winning coonhound, Allec.
5 - Mystery / Vandalism / A mayor #HM - ''Witch One Did It'' by Amy Lilly  LOGLINE - When Sheriff Dan Foster receives a call that someone committed vandalism and witchcraft on the mayor's property, he must use his investigative skills to solve the crime.
6 - Comedy / Automation / A hitman #1 - ''The Personal Touch'' by Erin Danly  LOGLINE - An old-school mafioso and a hapless newbie are thrown together when the young new Don starts implementing plans to bring the family into the 21st century.
6 - Comedy / Automation / A hitman #2 - ''Modern Day Hitman'' by Christopher McKernan  LOGLINE - A black comedy about the effects a of automated homes on the contract killer industry.
6 - Comedy / Automation / A hitman #3 - ''The Trainee'' by Dan Pouch  LOGLINE - Jacks, a hitman, is presented with an easier way to kill his newest target, but inadvertently ends up initiating his own demise.
6 - Comedy / Automation / A hitman #4 - ''The Upgrade'' by Cu Fleshman  LOGLINE - Confronted by changing times and a job-stealing robot, a skilled assassin decides to take matters into his own hands.
6 - Comedy / Automation / A hitman #5 - ''One Last Job (and Nine Other Hitman Clichés)'' by Sarah Cure  LOGLINE - Can a devilishly handsome hitman with a heart outwit his nasty,

villainous Uncle Keith and finally escape the murky world of murder

for money? Hmm, surely that would be a cliché too far...
6 - Comedy / Automation / A hitman #HM - ''Human Hitman'' by Briony Redman  LOGLINE - The latest profession to be replaced by machines is hitmen and Nina's not happy about it. Now she's coming out of involuntary retirement to kill their creator.
6 - Comedy / Automation / A hitman #HM - ''Hit or Ms.'' by John Lundquist  LOGLINE - When an ill-timed robocall ruins a job for cantankerous hitman Thornton Thorn, he drives cross country for revenge. Along the way he finds an unexpected kindred spirit.
6 - Comedy / Automation / A hitman #HM - ''Semi-Automatic'' by Rebecca Strom  LOGLINE - Two hitmen struggle to complete a job when the conveniences of automated technology prove to be more than inconvenient.
7 - Sci-Fi / Cosmetic surgery / A lumberjack #1 - ''Captain's Log'' by Joel Foster  LOGLINE - A race of burly tree-like aliens has an axe to grind with Earth’s greatest chainsaw carver, but when the whittle abduction party goes out on a limb, it branches into a situation they could knot have imagined.
7 - Sci-Fi / Cosmetic surgery / A lumberjack #2 - ''A Plan Of Attack'' by Ben Bushell  LOGLINE - A plastic surgeon helps a space lumberjack with his unique idea for chopping down alien trees.
7 - Sci-Fi / Cosmetic surgery / A lumberjack #3 - ''Eden'' by Liz Hynes  LOGLINE - In a world ravaged by deforestation, one of Earth's last lumberjacks considers life-altering surgery.
7 - Sci-Fi / Cosmetic surgery / A lumberjack #4 - ''Sunrise Valley'' by Joe Skoff  LOGLINE - A resident of Sunrise Valley Nursing Home discovers a hidden truth.
7 - Sci-Fi / Cosmetic surgery / A lumberjack #5 - ''Tabula Rasa Inc.'' by Z. R. Denis  LOGLINE - An agent from Tabula Rasa Inc assigned to take on the face of a lumberjack quickly realizes the seemingly easy stand-in assignment she was hired to do is not quite what it seems.
7 - Sci-Fi / Cosmetic surgery / A lumberjack #HM - ''The Creators'' by Dylan Fox Williams  LOGLINE - A young resource collector becomes determined

to find the truth behind his existence when

he is visited by a mysterious and god-like creature.
7 - Sci-Fi / Cosmetic surgery / A lumberjack #HM - ''Senescence'' by Niroshini Dahanayake  LOGLINE - In a world where cosmetic enhancement is the norm, one transformation remains unattainable. Until now.
7 - Sci-Fi / Cosmetic surgery / A lumberjack #HM - ''The Space Lumberjack'' by John Slaytor  LOGLINE - In the future a lumberjack tends to trees growing on Mars but an accident turns his life inside out
8 - Historical Fiction / An invasion / A plumber #1 - ''The Plumber of Lodz'' by Jeffrey D Opdyke  LOGLINE - As the Nazi invasion of Poland seeks to erase the Jewish gene pool, a plumber does what's necessary to complete a job.
8 - Historical Fiction / An invasion / A plumber #2 - ''Miyamoto'' by M. Rowan Meyer  LOGLINE - An imaginary portrait of artist Shigeru Miyamoto’s parents and how their love inspired the creation of one of the most iconic characters in history.
8 - Historical Fiction / An invasion / A plumber #3 - ''Blood In The Water'' by Tim Gomersall  LOGLINE - In 79 AD the Roman Emperor Titus demands to see a naval battle inside

the newly-completed Colosseum. His Chief Aqueduct Engineer is tasked

with delivering the spectacle... at any cost.
8 - Historical Fiction / An invasion / A plumber #4 - ''The Painter'' by Dashiell Combs  LOGLINE - A 19th Century artist, unable to stem the attack of voices and visions at night, must finish his latest painting to survive his inner demons.
8 - Historical Fiction / An invasion / A plumber #5 - ''Empty'' by Michael Bramble  LOGLINE - During the Nazi invasion of Italy, a local plumber is commanded to empty a water tank.
8 - Historical Fiction / An invasion / A plumber #HM - ''Outbreak'' by Lisa Fox  LOGLINE - When a deadly parasite invades the water supply of a Chicago hotel, greed leads a powerful man to keep the threat a secret. Will a quiet plumber find the courage to speak up and stop this invisible killer?
8 - Historical Fiction / An invasion / A plumber #HM - ''Warsaw, Underground'' by Declan Webster  LOGLINE - A team of Polish soldiers make their way into the sewers to demolish a dam, clearing the tunnels ready for escape from the invading Nazi forces.
8 - Historical Fiction / An invasion / A plumber #HM - ''Thatcher's Army'' by Sam Briggs  LOGLINE - In the midst of the year long UK miner's strike of 1984-5, 'the battle of Orgreave' between striking miners and police, reveals tensions in the household of one poor Yorkshire mining family.
9 - Horror / A wish list / A security guard #1 - ''THE MONKEY PLUSHY'' by Andrew Horng  LOGLINE - A mall security guard with family issues buys a monkey plushy that claims it can make them all better.
9 - Horror / A wish list / A security guard #2 - ''Buckshot'' by Sam Parker  LOGLINE - An after-hours security guard in small-town Georgia struggles to pass the time until he discovers a new room at the end of the hall.
9 - Horror / A wish list / A security guard #3 - ''Somebody Who Desires You'' by Scott Wallace  LOGLINE - A guard accompanying some valuable cargo finds himself at the mercy

of two witches bent on attaining the ultimate power.
9 - Horror / A wish list / A security guard #4 - ''The Dim'' by Sam Robotham  LOGLINE - On the verge of his 30th birthday, a Night Watchmen on duty in a private community soon finds himself trapped in a nightmarish circumstance.
9 - Horror / A wish list / A security guard #5 - ''Safeword'' by Lauren Boyd  LOGLINE - When Ethan wins an opportunity to co-star in his favourite camgirl's next video, he's willing to push his boundaries to their outer limits. Things soon get out of hand when her Platinum subscribers offer good money to see their most gruesome fantasies played out.
9 - Horror / A wish list / A security guard #HM - ''I Wish They Knew'' by Nicholas LaMacchia  LOGLINE - A down-on-his-luck Father faces his demons after unknown circumstances transform his workplace into a nightmarish gauntlet of fear.
9 - Horror / A wish list / A security guard #HM - ''Nutcracker'' by Jay Kidd  LOGLINE - While Christmas shopping for her best frenemy, Jenny, a teenage doormat, discovers a creepy nutcracker doll and buys it. But both the nutcracker and a rampaging psychopath will make this one night that Jenny will never forget.
9 - Horror / A wish list / A security guard #HM - ''Windows'' by Adam Bryant  LOGLINE - While trapped inside a bank vault during an active robbery, a security guard and a hostage must grapple with the horrors of their respective realities.
10 - Thriller / A backup plan / A financial planner #1 - ''Seeing Snakes'' by Jake Neville  LOGLINE - When a wealthy wildlife conservationist falls comatose, the whole world holds out for her safe recovery. That is, everyone who isn't in control of her personal finances...
10 - Thriller / A backup plan / A financial planner #2 - ''Plan B'' by Vincent Noto  LOGLINE - When an unemployed financial planner blows another job interview, he feels sick, literally, causing him to suspect his wife plans to cash in with a deadly back up plan.
10 - Thriller / A backup plan / A financial planner #3 - ''The Prisoner's Wife'' by Robert Gottlieb  LOGLINE - A young woman and her baby have to make it home after a prison visit goes awry.
10 - Thriller / A backup plan / A financial planner #4 - ''Who the Bloody Hell is Mason Legg'' by Oscar Axel Thorborg  LOGLINE - A financial planner in rural Australia is thrown into turmoil when he receives a letter from a supposedly fictitious person.
10 - Thriller / A backup plan / A financial planner #5 - ''KAYENDAR'' by Ted Sturgulewski  LOGLINE - When the CEO of a tech startup opens a Latin American headquarters in Rio de Janiero, he and his financial planner are abducted by bandits. When the kidnapping goes awry, his financial planner must act quickly to save himself, his boss... and Rio itself.
10 - Thriller / A backup plan / A financial planner #HM - ''Sandbox Blues'' by Jim Lopezzo  LOGLINE - With the local police outgunned, a disabled

Iraq-War-veteran-turned-financial-planner must rely on

his grit and ingenuity to stop a mass shooter.
10 - Thriller / A backup plan / A financial planner #HM - ''Plan B'' by Mario Miscione  LOGLINE - A stranger forces a financial planner into a difficult position: steal millions from a beloved humanitarian or risk losing his life.
10 - Thriller / A backup plan / A financial planner #HM - ''Do the Math'' by Brianna Brown  LOGLINE - A financial planner's life will never be the same after her top client dies unexpectedly.
11 - Ghost Story / Discipline / A sea captain #1 - ''Feed The Ghost'' by Brett Michael Orr  LOGLINE - After serving as a gun boat Captain in the Mekong Delta, a Vietnam veteran  finds his greatest battle may lie in the dealing with the demons he has brought home with him.
11 - Ghost Story / Discipline / A sea captain #2 - ''Spirits of the Tonkin'' by Mark Piras  LOGLINE - A CIA agent selects a small group of soldiers to accompany him to

the Vietnamese mainland in August 1964. But they aren't ready for

what they might awaken when one solider doesn't follow the main

directive: don't piss off the locals.
11 - Ghost Story / Discipline / A sea captain #3 - ''In Case of Violent Death'' by Gina Parrish  LOGLINE - Two washed-up seafarers must decide on a new path after a shipwreck forces them to reevaluate their life choices.
11 - Ghost Story / Discipline / A sea captain #4 - ''Arthur Kill'' by Debby Huvaere  LOGLINE - Two seasoned urban explorers set out to investigate an alleged haunted wreck at the Arthur Kill Ship Graveyard, unaware it will be their last adventure.
11 - Ghost Story / Discipline / A sea captain #5 - ''Down with the Ship'' by Jae Mazer  LOGLINE - Moira and David's marriage is on the rocks after an unimaginable tragedy changes them and their approach to parenting.
11 - Ghost Story / Discipline / A sea captain #HM - ''Captain Hand-Man'' by Tanner Moody  LOGLINE - With the help of the ghost of his missing right hand, a terrified sailor must re-discover the discipline necessary to reign victorious in open sea battle.
11 - Ghost Story / Discipline / A sea captain #HM - ''A Dish Served Cold'' by PAULA WESCOTT  LOGLINE - A tyrannical Sea Captain learns that sometimes the meek don't want to inherit the earth.
11 - Ghost Story / Discipline / A sea captain #HM - ''Shards of Discipline'' by John Adams  LOGLINE - A man inherits the home he spent time in as a child. But is it too late to stop himself from following in his family's footsteps?
12 - Romantic Comedy / Speed dating / A pizza maker #1 - ''Cokie and Tony at The Junk Drawer'' by Phillip Paul Bauer  LOGLINE - A soda fountain and a pizza maker get strong-armed into

speed dating where an army of serial daters stands between

             them, the door, and each other.
12 - Romantic Comedy / Speed dating / A pizza maker #2 - ''Memories and Eggplant'' by Jeffrey Howe  LOGLINE - Thirty years after their nasty break-up, a man seeking forgiveness at any price faces an ex-wife who can't be bought -- but that only makes the haggling matter more to them both.
12 - Romantic Comedy / Speed dating / A pizza maker #3 - ''My Meatball'' by Kaitlin Larson  LOGLINE - A single woman struggling to find a meaningful relationship turns to a speed dating night at an Italian restaurant for help. But she ends up finding what she needs from an unexpected person.
12 - Romantic Comedy / Speed dating / A pizza maker #4 - ''I Fall to Pizzas'' by Jennifer Gunner  LOGLINE - Hopelessly romantic Eve is ready to meet her soulmate at a hotel speed-dating event. But first, pizza.
12 - Romantic Comedy / Speed dating / A pizza maker #5 - ''LOVE-STUCK'' by Tracy Maxwell  LOGLINE - Newly single Chloe is ready for a brand new dating life. If only her ex would finally move on.
12 - Romantic Comedy / Speed dating / A pizza maker #HM - ''All's Fair'' by Evelyn Maguire  LOGLINE - The most compatible couple from a speed-dating soirée will be treated to dinner by a world-renowned pizza chef. A down-on-her-luck food journalist senses her big break, but can she convince a blind date to “fall in love” with her?
12 - Romantic Comedy / Speed dating / A pizza maker #HM - ''That's Amore'' by Lucy Walters  LOGLINE - An old flame turns up at Liz's restaurant - but on the wrong side of the kitchen.
12 - Romantic Comedy / Speed dating / A pizza maker #HM - ''Burning Rubber On The Pier'' by Mary Farmer  LOGLINE - A speed-dating event planner in search of a parking spot finds her match in an unlikely place.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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