BlueCat is excited to congratulate the winners of the 2018 Screenplay Competition! Chosen from a collective pool of over 4200 scripts, these five scripts represent the hard work of six incredibly talented writers. Read below to learn more about this year’s winners!
Ismael Gomez III & Joe Leone – Feature Winners
Read the premise of Death of a Fool below:
A teenager and his dying grandfather conduct afterlife investigations in Miami when a mysterious man hires them to find the secret to immortality.
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Ben Philippe – Hour Pilot Winner
Home is where the heart is, and for some, going back is a difficult choice. Ben Philippe’s pilot, The Backyard You Know, tells the story of such a homecoming. Ben, who holds an MFA in Fiction and Screenwriting from the University of Texas, Austin, attributes his success to both his education and the stories he grew up with. A fan of shows like Shameless, Fleabag, and Insecure, Ben describes himself as having a “soft spot” for complicated, flawed characters.
Read the premise of The Backyard You Know below:
After a series of setbacks at Harvard University, IBI JOSEPH is forced to move back to the Bronx—the home he thought he’d escaped as a young prodigy.
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Joey Siara – Half-Hour Pilot Winner
Read the premise of Infinite Gary below:
Gary, a perfectly bland middle-aged dad, begins to unravel after being violently attacked by a doppelgänger. Joined by his punk rock daughter and her half-baked boyfriend, Gary embarks on an existential odyssey to locate his attacker.
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Amy Wang – Short Winner
Read the premise of Wa-Wa below:
A 5-year-old girl attempts to overcome feelings of inadequacy and isolation at a boarding school for overworked parents.
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Kwok Keong – Fellini Winner
Read the premise of Karma below:
A budding photographer yearns to do hard-hitting journalism just like her late father until she lands the opportunity to cover the 2008 elections in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, the very place where her father was brutally murdered while on assignment just a decade earlier.
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Once again, congratulations to all of the 2018 BlueCat Screenplay Competition winners!
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