2017 Winner and Finalist Screenplay Loglines and Writer Contact Information

1st Place Winner:
by Michael Angelo Colgan
To escape painful memories, a lonely accountant obsessively colors in children’s coloring books, but struggling to make peace with his tragic past could cost him his life.
{Qualifying Contest: StoryPros 2017; 1st Place Drama}

2nd Place Winner:
by Clayton Rye
An aging Vietnam vet with an eclectic group of friends and extended family struggles to protect them as their rural community is terrorized by a white supremacist who is trying to impress a Neo- Nazi group.
{Qualifying Contest: StoryPros 2015; Finalist}

(listed in alphabetical order, by script title)

by Brian Gerber
Three astronauts on the moon witness the destruction of earth from the impact of a newly-discovered asteroid, leading to life-and-death decisions when lights from what might well be an alien spacecraft appear.
{Qualifying Contest: World Series of Screenwriting 2016; Silver }

by Russ Meyer
When the enormous express escalator at a newly-opened Medieval Castle-themed shopping mall malfunctions and threatens to send panicked shoppers plunging into an alligator-filled moat, a group of misfit firefighters race to the rescue, intensifying the chaos.
{Qualifying Contest: Action on Film 2014; Finalist-Comedy Feature, Dialogue Feature)

by Ian Bosner
Three years after her husband was killed in a boating accident, a woman realizes that he was murdered and plots her revenge.
{Qualifying Contest: StoryPros 2014; Semi-Finalist}

The Last Priestess of Avalon
by Megan Williams
A priestess of Avalon struggles to preserve her culture’s traditions of healing and unity against the powers of the King and a Bishop of the newly emerging Christian Church, who want to destroy their ancient rituals and steal the Holy Grail for its magic and power.
{Qualifying Contest: Scriptapalooza Fellowship 2017; 12 Recommended Writers
Post Script
by Ariadne Shaffer
A 70-something grandma gets a second chance at love with the man she’s held a 50-year grudge against, but when she learns that he’s dying she must decide if she can handle yet another painful disappointment.
{Qualifying Contest: StoryPros 2017, Finalist}

Sideways Down the Sky
by Barry Brennessel
Two Japanese men find love when an elderly Japanese artist hires them to embody (??) the love he lost when the atomic bomb obliterated Nagasaki, but aspirations and addiction threaten to keep the lovers apart.
{Qualifying Contest: Rhode Island International Film Festival 2017; Grand Prize}

Somewhere,South Dakota
by Theresa Giese
A big-city divorce attorney has to choose between the woman he loves and the dream he never knew he had. (This is an unexciting logline!)
{Qualifying Contest: WorldFest-Houston 2017; Silver Remi}

The Wonder
by George M. Johnson
An ambitious Edwardian journalist saves an uncannily precocious child from drowning, and the boy’s theory of life threatens authorities, particularly the local rector, as well as the journalist’s sanity.

Meet some of the writers at the Sunscreen Film Festival West in Hermosa Beach, CA, October 6-8, 2017 where Winners and Finalists will be (I think words “awarded and” should be deleted) recognized during the festival’s award ceremony.