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2018-19 Semi Finalists

Congrats Semifinalists 2018 19

100 Scripts from 330 Quarter-Finalists Advance to the Semi-Finals

Semi-Finalists represent the top 7-8% of total entries received.

Finalists & Spotlight Award Nominees TBA March 28th

 Semi-Finalists Appear in Alphabetical Order by Writer's Last Name

SHORT SCRIPT Cicada George Aggelidis
THRILLER/ HORROR Trouble on Mango Street Rehman Ahmed
DRAMA/ BIO/ PERIOD Scuppernongs Lynne Ashe
DRAMA/ BIO/ PERIOD Black Swan Records Nia Ashley
DRAMA/ BIO/ PERIOD Don Alberto Battistutti
ACTION/ ADVENTURE Extrajudicial Craig Bealer
1/2 HR TV PILOT Hardcore Vegans Laura Beck
THRILLER/ HORROR The Retreat Darin Beckstead
ACTION/ ADVENTURE Beyond Logic Bridget Bell McMahon
1/2 HR TV PILOT The Great Gay Hope JB Berg
TV SPEC SAMPLE Sneaky Pete: Face Time Alexander Berger
SCI-FI/ FANTASY Droid Hunter Robert Bielak
1/2 HR TV PILOT Gamers Ozz Borges
TV SPEC SAMPLE The Crown: Royal Reckoning Deirdre Brennan
ACTION/ ADVENTURE Sinjar Ben Browne
ACTION/ ADVENTURE Boundary Waters Joann Buckley Collins
ACTION/ ADVENTURE The Lost Lamp of Al'Adin Gregory Burgess
1 HR TV PILOT 30th Avenue South Jacob Burnstein-Stern
COMEDY/ ROM-COM The Catch Zack Cahill
SCI-FI/ FANTASY Canaries Craig Cambria
FAMILY/ ANIMATED My Monster David Carren
SHORT SCRIPT Hummingbird Reggie Cason
SCI-FI/ FANTASY Hanalog Evan Cathcart
FAMILY/ ANIMATED Kaylee, Age 8 Molly Coffee
SCI-FI/ FANTASY Heart of the Dragon Julien Deladriere
FAMILY/ ANIMATED A Harrowing Week With Grandma Lisa Doan
SCI-FI/ FANTASY The Drake Equation Brian Dobbs
1 HR TV PILOT The Divinity Cycle Nelson Downend
TV SPEC SAMPLE Elementary: Reunion Nelson Downend
DRAMA/ BIO/ PERIOD A Ski Mask Away Joshua Edwards
DRAMA/ BIO/ PERIOD Challenger Skye Emerson
1/2 HR TV PILOT Basic Witches Caitlin Fein
1/2 HR TV PILOT Basic Witches Amanda Fein
1/2 HR TV PILOT Frontier Zero: The Launch Tod Fennell
COMEDY/ ROM-COM Stupid B**** Anthony Filangeri
DRAMA/ BIO/ PERIOD Anita Tessa Fixter-Coniglio
THRILLER/ HORROR The Gumball Diaries Karen Foglesong
SHORT SCRIPT Life Tune Tommy Garcia
SCI-FI/ FANTASY Maya Rohit Gill
FAMILY/ ANIMATED Yonder Tony Gonzalez
COMEDY/ ROM-COM Throwing Hammers Michael Graf
TV SPEC SAMPLE Big Little Lies: Episode #8 Peter Haig
DRAMA/ BIO/ PERIOD Ellie Corin Hamilton
1/2 HR TV PILOT Black Holes and Broken Hearts Pelé Hearne
THRILLER/ HORROR Monochrome Chloë J. Hightower
TV SPEC SAMPLE Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Pee Tape Jason Hirschel
SHORT SCRIPT Underpaint Anna Hopkins
SHORT SCRIPT Lollipops Ivo Huahua
ACTION/ ADVENTURE The Hammer Jason Hunter
THRILLER/ HORROR Feeder Justin Hurt
COMEDY/ ROM-COM The Twenty-third of Loneliness Shonnie Jackson
THRILLER/ HORROR Get Life Mandy Jacobs
SHORT SCRIPT Benchside Warfare Zander Jones
1/2 HR TV PILOT The Great Divide Robert Keller
COMEDY/ ROM-COM Adam and Eve Kate Kelsen
1/2 HR TV PILOT Jack To Reality Andy Knuth
FAMILY/ ANIMATED Tatanka Russell Koos
1 HR TV PILOT In Chambers Carolyn Kras
TV SPEC SAMPLE The Simpsons: The Spy Who Squishee'd Me Christopher Lastrapes
1/2 HR TV PILOT Glenwood Scott Latta
FAMILY/ ANIMATED Jazzland Charles Leipart
DRAMA/ BIO/ PERIOD Land of Blood Graham Leverton
DRAMA/ BIO/ PERIOD The Courtesan Spy Adlinna Liang
1 HR TV PILOT The Ax Man Ryan Little
THRILLER/ HORROR Moonshine Devin Lucas
THRILLER/ HORROR Lattice of Coincidence Devin Lucas
1 HR TV PILOT Big Stick Linda Macpherson Davidson
SCI-FI/ FANTASY Junk Douglas Mallette
1 HR TV PILOT The Tribunal Matthew McCarthy
SCI-FI/ FANTASY The Singularity War John McDermott
COMEDY/ ROM-COM Nancy Girl David McMahon
COMEDY/ ROM-COM The Guerrilla Love Life of an Average American Dax Monta
ACTION/ ADVENTURE The Archer K.W. Morgenlander
1/2 HR TV PILOT That Sister Thang Lindiwe Mueller-Westernhagen
SHORT SCRIPT Springerle Finley Mulligan
COMEDY/ ROM-COM Today Javaid Nayyar
SCI-FI/ FANTASY Kelipot Seth Nesenholtz
1 HR TV PILOT Arcanum Episode 1: Providence James Nicholson
TV SPEC SAMPLE Master of None: The Unexpected Samuel Nuñez
DRAMA/ BIO/ PERIOD A Suspect In Arms Selcen Onsan
SHORT SCRIPT North Star PJ Palmer
ACTION/ ADVENTURE Scylla David Piechowski
1 HR TV PILOT Sister Midnight Evan Price
FAMILY/ ANIMATED Hero of the World Lotus Girl Productions
DRAMA/ BIO/ PERIOD Perfect Lover Joyce Rheuban
FAMILY/ ANIMATED MISS Judith Robbins Rose
1 HR TV PILOT Shifters Hannah Rosner
THRILLER/ HORROR Mud Swimmers Angela Ryan
TV SPEC SAMPLE Black Mirror: Guardian Angel David Isaac Samuels
DRAMA/ BIO/ PERIOD Steward of the Kennels Brad Smissen
ACTION/ ADVENTURE Roller Baby J.D. Smith
THRILLER/ HORROR Roller Baby J.D. Smith
COMEDY/ ROM-COM Life Hacked Andrew St. Juste
SCI-FI/ FANTASY Conquist Dirk Strasser
TV SPEC SAMPLE This Is Us: First Loves Grant Stuart
1 HR TV PILOT Carpetbaggers Matthew Thomas
FAMILY/ ANIMATED Steel Cutter Claire Tran
FAMILY/ ANIMATED Lady Rebekkah Garrett Vander Leun
COMEDY/ ROM-COM A Sonnet for Ms. Pine Andy Wertner
SHORT SCRIPT A Pale Imitation Greg Whitfield
1/2 HR TV PILOT That Sister Thang Dale Winton
ACTION/ ADVENTURE Sacred Profanity Malcolm Wong
SHORT SCRIPT Gay Girl, Superhero Diana York
1 HR TV PILOT Arcanum Episode 1: Providence Christian Young

 

Semi-Finalists by Category

(Alphabetically by Last Name)

Action/ Adventure

Extrajudicial Craig Bealer
Beyond Logic Bridget Bell McMahon
Sinjar Ben Browne
Boundary Waters Joann Buckley Collins
The Lost Lamp of Al'Adin Gregory Burgess
The Hammer Jason Hunter
The Archer K.W. Morgenlander
Scylla David Piechowski
Roller Baby J.D. Smith
Sacred Profanity Malcolm Wong

Comedy/ Rom-Com

The Catch Zack Cahill
Stupid B**** Anthony Filangeri
Throwing Hammers Michael Graf
The Twenty-third of Loneliness Shonnie Jackson
Adam and Eve Kate Kelsen
Nancy Girl David McMahon
The Guerrilla Love Life of an Average American Dax Monta
Today Javaid Nayyar
Life Hacked Andrew St. Juste
A Sonnet for Ms. Pine Andy Wertner

Drama/ Biopic/ Historical

Scuppernongs Lynne Ashe
Black Swan Records Nia Ashley
Don Alberto Battistutti
A Ski Mask Away Joshua Edwards
Challenger Skye Emerson
Anita Tessa Fixter-Coniglio
Ellie Corin Hamilton
Land of Blood Graham Leverton
The Courtesan Spy Adlinna Liang
A Suspect In Arms Selcen Onsan
Perfect Lover Joyce Rheuban
Steward of the Kennels Brad Smissen

Family Film/ Animated/ Musical

My Monster David Carren
Kaylee, Age 8 Molly Coffee
A Harrowing Week With Grandma Lisa Doan
Yonder Tony Gonzalez
Tatanka Russell Koos
Jazzland Charles Leipart
Hero of the World Lotus Girl Productions
MISS Judith Robbins Rose
Steel Cutter Claire Tran
Lady Rebekkah Garrett Vander Leun

Sci-Fi/ Fantasy

Droid Hunter Robert Bielak
Canaries Craig Cambria
Hanalog Evan Cathcart
The Drake Equation Brian Dobbs
Heart of the Dragon Julien Deladriere
Maya Rohit Gill
Junk Douglas Mallette
The Singularity War John McDermott
Kelipot Seth Nesenholtz
Conquist Dirk Strasser

Thriller/ Horror

Trouble on Mango Street Rehman Ahmed
The Retreat Darin Beckstead
The Gumball Diaries Karen Foglesong
Monochrome Chloë J. Hightower
Feeder Justin Hurt
Get Life Mandy Jacobs
Moonshine Devin Lucas
Lattice of Coincidence Devin Lucas
Mud Swimmers Angela Ryan
Roller Baby J.D. Smith

1 Hr TV Pilot

30th Avenue South Jacob Burnstein-Stern
The Divinity Cycle Nelson Downend
In Chambers Carolyn Kras
The Ax Man Ryan Little
Big Stick Linda Macpherson Davidson
The Tribunal Matthew McCarthy
Arcanum Episode 1: Providence James Nicholson
Sister Midnight Evan Price
Shifters Hannah Rosner
Carpetbaggers Matthew Thomas
Arcanum Episode 1: Providence Christian Young

1/2 Hr TV Pilot

Hardcore Vegans Laura Beck
The Great Gay Hope JB Berg
Gamers Ozz Borges
Basic Witches Caitlin Fein
Basic Witches Amanda Fein
Frontier Zero: The Launch Tod Fennell
Black Holes and Broken Hearts Pelé Hearne
The Great Divide Robert Keller
Jack To Reality Andy Knuth
Glenwood Scott Latta
That Sister Thang Lindiwe Mueller-Westernhagen
That Sister Thang Dale Winton

TV Spec Sample

Sneaky Pete: Face Time Alexander Berger
The Crown: Royal Reckoning Deirdre Brennan
Elementary: Reunion Nelson Downend
Big Little Lies: Episode #8 Peter Haig
Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Pee Tape Jason Hirschel
The Simpsons: The Spy Who Squishee'd Me Christopher Lastrapes
Master of None: The Unexpected Samuel Nuñez
Black Mirror: Guardian Angel David Isaac Samuels
This Is Us: First Loves Grant Stuart

Short Script

Cicada George Aggelidis
Hummingbird Reggie Cason
Life Tune Tommy Garcia
Underpaint Anna Hopkins
Lollipops Ivo Huahua
Benchside Warfare Zander Jones
Springerle Finley Mulligan
North Star PJ Palmer
A Pale Imitation Greg Whitfield
Gay Girl, Superhero Diana York