2012 Screenplay Contest

The Winners of the 2012 Gotham Screen Screenplay Contest have beeen announced - congratulations to all the winners, semi-fininalists and shortlisted screenplays! Best of luck with your projects, and we hope to see you again in the near future...

 

 

Best Screenplay - Winner of the $2,500 Cash Award sponsored by Triboro Pictures:

 

 

The Macau Omen (Thriller), written by Tony Shyu
An American reporter investigating a human trafficking ring in Macau, finds his wife dead and his daughter missing, and his investigation reveals he's been targeted by a religious cult.

 


 

Category Winners:

The category winners of the 2012 Screenplay Contest have been anounced at the closing of the Gotham Screen Film Festival:

 

Best Action/Adventure:

The Gods of Death, by Phillip Watson

Weeks after high school graduation Anthony Santana, a Los Angeles teenager who is struggling with the death of his mother, and Sugar, a young Chinese anthropology student, race across China to conquer the evil presence that hunts them.

 

Best Drama
Walk to Mississippi, by Ellen Johnson

A white woman risks her career and relationship when she attempts to complete a civil rights Freedom Walk that ends in murder, and one thousand arrests, in 1963.

 

Best Horror
The Bloodline, by Christine Feldman

A troubled young woman inherits a haunted family estate and struggles to unearth its sinister secrets before her family gets wiped out.

 

Best Mystery / Crime
KopKiller, by Shane McCabe

A New York City Narcotics Detective has her world shaken to the core when she discovers she has lived a past life in which she was murdered by the very Cop now charged with promoting her.

 

Best Romantic Comedy
Materminated, by Carey Dunn

A pregnant finance executive tries to get fired from her job, scheming to bring a wrongful termination suit against her employer after being passed over for a promotion.

 

Best War / History
Charlotte the Soldier, by Jill O’Halloran

In a deeply divided country, Charlotte, the Countess of Derby, defends her family home from attack during the English Civil War.


Best Fantasy
Patchwork, by Amanda Keener

A modern day fairy tale about a teenage girl who overcomes the loss of her mother.

 

Best Sci-Fi
Tragic Acts of Cleavon Ray, by Joshua Montcalm

While acclaimed science fiction author Cleavon Ray wastes away in a cloud of advanced Alzheimer’s, his son, an aspiring writer with little talent, learns about the life of his father when he discovers three unpublished tales and emerges as the unwitting protagonist in his father’s final tragic masterpiece.

 

Best Family
My Greatest Mistake, by Rebecca Rocheford Davies

A fourteen-year-old misfit lands a coveted spot on the school's Engineering Team, and gets in a heap of trouble when she pretends to be somebody she is not.

 


If you are a producer, production company or agency rep and would like to contact any of the screenwriters or learn more about their projects please email us at contest@gothamscreen.com

 


 

Semi-Finalists of the 2012 Gotham Screen Screenplay Contest:

These are the Semi-Finalist screenplays and their authors of the 2010 Gotham Screen Screenplay Contest:


Big Brother’s Little Sister, by Molly Manning
 

 

Black Mustard, by Michael Clevenger
 

 

Charlotte the Soldier, by Jill O’Halloran
 

 

Friends and Romans, by Gregg Greenberg
 

 

God’s Castle, by Robert Wendt
 

 

Ironwood, by James Vlako
 

 

KopKiller, by Shane McCabe
 

 

Materminated, by Carey Dunn
 

 

My Greatest Mistake, by Rebecca Rocheford Davies
 

 

Moving Picture, by Stephanie Sanditz
 

 

Patchwork, by Amanda Keener
 

 

She’s Coming to Town, by Casey Jason
 

 

Spicasso, by John Boras
 

 

The Bloodline, Christine Feldman
 

 

The Code, by David Asmussen
 

 

The Gods of Death, by Phillip Watson
 

 

The Macau Omen, by Tony Shyu
 

 

Tragic Acts of Cleavon Ray, by Joshua Montcalm
 

 

Walk to Mississippi, Ellen Johnson

 

 

 

2012 Gotham Screen Screenplay Contest - Shortlisted Screenplays:

These are the shortlisted screenplays and their authors of the 2012 Gotham Screen Screenplay Contest:

 

Archangel, by Joe Tofuri


Big Brother’s Little Sister, by Molly Manning


Black Mustard, by Michael Clevenger


The Bloodline, by Christine Feldman


Break A Leg, by Julius Mordant


Broken World: Infection, by Ryan Chase Lee


Cake, by Patrick Tobin


Charlotte, The Soldier, by Jill O'Halloran


Cherry Blossom, by Corbett Sawyer


The Code, by David Asmussen


Cold Aspen Bullet, by Tony Muscio


Friends and Romans, by Gregg Greenberg


Fugly, by Brian Millard


God’s Castle, by Robert Wendt


The Gods of Death, by Phillip Watson


Haley's Flight, by Michael Carnick


Iniquities of the Father, by Jisen Ho


Ironwood, by James Valko


KopKiller, by Shane McCabe


Love Thy Neighbour, by Joseph Rossi


The Macau Omen, by Tony Shyu


Magda G, by Garrett Fischer

 

Materminated, by Carey Dunn


McIntyre's Mountain, by Nathan Goldman


Moving Picture, by Stephanie Sanditz


My Greatest Mistake, by Rebecca Rocheford Davies


Out of Left Field, by Doug Van Bebber


Patchwork, by Amanda Keener


Redemption, by Raj Patel


The River Road, by C. Alexandra Allen


Scarlet Sunshine, by Faith Brody


She’s Coming to Town, by Casey Jason


Snake Oil, by Alicia Hendley


Spicasso, by John Borras


Thunderstone, by Scott Wheeler


Tragic Acts of Cleavon Ray, by Joshua Montcalm


The Sons of Usna, by Martin Mc Cann
 

The Transcenders, by Paul Dupree


Walk to Mississippi, by Ellen Johnson


White Elephant, by Jessika Pilkes