New GoalPost Video: Gordy introduces Screenplay Writing Challenge

Gordy Hoffman, judge and founder of the BlueCat Screenplay Competition, talks about GoalPost, starting August 1st. Throughout the whole month, BlueCat’s writers will write 3 pages per day, every day, sharing their daily progress on our Facebook Group and encouraging each other in the pursuit of completing an entire screenplay in one month. What to […]


GoalPost: write a screenplay in 31 days!

This August, join the BlueCat’s GoalPost writing challenge and complete a feature-length screenplay in one month! It’s completely free. All you have to do is to write 3 pages per day, join our Facebook Group and share your daily progress within our creative community of writers led by BlueCat’s judge and founder Gordy Hoffman. No […]


Table Reading of 2016 Winner in New Orleans

  “MONA. RICHY. ROBBY. AND RAY”, Orethia C. Smith’s screenplay has grabbed the winner’s spot in the 2016 BlueCat feature competition. However, it’s success doesn’t end there. After discovering these upcoming talented writers, we do all we can to bring their screenplays to life. To let the writers hear and see the words they have […]


2015 Feature Finalist Palmer Horton premieres new short film on ESPN about Elvis Presley’s passion for racquetball

    ESPN Films’ 30 for 30 Shorts Continues With Slate of Five New Films 2015 Feature Finalist Palmer Horton’s film, “When The King Held Court,” is about Elvis Presley’s passion for racquetball and the impact it had on his life.    WATCH NOW  “When The King Held Court” Directed by Palmer Holton The name […]


Visually Sound Pictures’ Short Script Contest

Aspiring screenwriters are stuck in the perpetual loop of the “chicken and egg” paradox: They can’t get representation if their work has not been produced, yet often can’t get their work produced if they don’t have representation. Also, not everyone has the time or resources to produce an original screenplay independently. Visually Sound Pictures LLC, […]


2015 Shorts Finalist Darren Tibbits Launches Kickstarter Campaign!

  Watch the trailer for 2015 Finalist D. R. Tibbits Kickstarter campaign and learn more about his acclaimed short script PINEBOX, starring Clifton Collins, Jr., Ann Magnuson and Brian T. Finney. Watch on Kickstarter    

PRESS RELEASE: BlueCat Screenplay Competition Announces 2016 Winners

BlueCat Screenplay Competition Announces 2016 Winners LOS ANGELES, CA —  Oreathia C. Smith’s screenplay, MONA. RICHY. ROBBY. AND RAY, has been selected as the winner of the 2016 BlueCat Screenplay Competition. Smith’s script was selected from 4,523 submissions and will be awarded a $15,000 cash prize. Smith received an MFA in Writing at USC in […]

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Meet 2016 Short Screenplay Finalist Tess Carroll

  I Sleep Easy by Tess Carroll   A young girl demonstrates her method of appeasing the yellow-eyed beast that haunts her town.   Email: tess.carroll8 at     “I Sleep Easy” is composed of two conflicting narratives: the story we are told, and the story that unfolds visually. The narrator, a young girl […]


Meet 2016 Cordelia Winner Haydn Fox

  Title IX by Haydn Fox   As a couple’s marriage heads towards a disastrous end, the story reflects on the events that brought them to the present.   Email: haydnfoxscreenwriter at   My name is Haydn Fox; I am the screenwriter of TITLE IX. I’m 22 years old and live in the United […]


Meet 2016 Joplin Winners Chad J. Nelson & Alexander Ellerston

    Parody by Chad J. Nelson & Alexander Ellerston   After a chance encounter with his identical twin’s mistress, a curious psychologist begins to unravel a web of deceit leading to fatal consequences.   Contact chadjamesnelson at Alex Twitter:  Chad Twitter     Alex on left, Chad on right. After meeting at film […]


Meet 2016 Roshan Winner Paras Borgohain

  Deepest, Darkest or How Not to Lie by Paras Borgohain   When a public relations executive discovers a note from her deceased best friend, she must find the trigger for his untimely death – revealing his long-distance relationship with a man, while confronting her own fears of unrequited love.     Email:  pborgohainster at […]


Meet 2016 Short Screenplay Finalist Nikki Tran

  When We Run by Nikki Tran Saigon, 1978. A young girl learns the meaning of sacrifice during an impromptu escape out of Vietnam.   Email: nikki at   “When We Run” is a story born from experiences in my family’s history as well as current global events concerning refugees and the mass […]

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Meet 2016 Short Screenplay Finalist Nic Yulo

  Changelings  by Nic Yulo   Struggling to keep his dysfunctional family afloat, a teenage boy challenges his immature father by threatening to ruin a family tradition.   Email: nic  at InstagramVimeoLinkedin     In my very first screenwriting class, a Professor gave me this advice: ‘Write the story that only you can tell; the story […]


Meet 2016 Short Screenplay Winner Elizabeth Capot

    Apart by Elizabeth Capot   A woman wakes up to find that she is literally falling apart—again.   Email: elizabeth.capot at gmail.comTwitter | Instagram     My name is Elizabeth Capot (or Betty, if you’re not one of my family members or a telemarketer or a barista when they catch me off guard). […]

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Meet 2016 Feature Finalist Justin Piasecki

    Death of An Ortolan by Justin Piasecki   A disgraced White House chef is discovered decades later preparing meals for prisoners on death row, but he risks a chance at redemption when he befriends an inmate whose guilt appears doubtful   Email: Justin.Paul.Piasecki at   The idea started with the most exclusive […]


Meet 2016 Feature Finalist Jonathan Holmes

  In the Cradle of Granite by Jonathan Holmes   When a young girl discovers the corpse of a notorious outlaw, her father must strike a deal with the stranger bringing the body to justice. Miles from civilization in the harsh Oregon frontier, together the two men will discover a bounty is always best earned […]

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Meet 2016 Feature Finalist Hannah Leshaw

    Amara, 15 by Hannah Leshaw   Amara, 15 (formerly Hijita de Papá) is a coming-of-age feature about a 15-year-old Bronx teenager who is desperate to escape her father’s sexual abuse but who will do anything not to leave her two little sisters behind.   Email: info at hannahleshaw.comwww.hannahleshaw.comFacebookFilm’s FacebookInstagram   Hannah Leshaw is […]

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Meet 2016 Feature Finalist Conall Pendergast

    Dog by Conall Pendergast   A mute drifter and a lonely night clerk must face their deepest fears when confronted by a mysterious man in a patchwork dog mask at a remote, rundown motel.   Email: conall.conall at gmail.comW: TwitterInstagram     As a child I was obsessed with movies, the weirder the […]


Meet 2016 Feature Winner Oreathia C. Smith

  MONA. RICHY. ROBBY. AND RAY By Oreathia C. Smith   A black woman will not allow another black woman to attend her white church.   Email: oreathiasmith at gmail.comTwitter: @oreathiasmith     I did not begin writing when I was young (though I did win a $50 savings bond in the 9th grade for […]

Meet the 2016 Winners and Finalists

Oreathia C. Smith, 2016 BlueCat Feature Winner, with Gordy Hoffman   Soon after announcing our winners, we receive many requests to read the top scripts from the people who’ve entered BlueCat. Screenwriters want to know what the writers did to win—-I do! We’ve asked our winners and finalists to introduce themselves to our community, to […]