Just a heads up that the July script will not be discussed too much -- or at all -- as it's moved on to Round 3 of the Movie Poet feature screenplay contest. I don't expect to win since I've only just gotten by in the first two rounds, but based upon the reviews/comments, I got the reactions I was hoping for. I'm kind of stumped about the script as a whole, but I've been focusing more on Greyhound 1170 and getting query letters figured out (and yes, because I don't have email addresses to query I'm sending actual, honest-to-goodness letters via the United States Postal Service).
Anyhow, below is a list of Movie Poet's Round 2 results and the screenplays moving on to Round 3. Keep in mind that the contest is done anonymously, so no one will know for sure who wrote what until October 1st when the final results are announced.
First, the results:
First Place: Michael Berg
Second Place: Rick Hansberry
Third Place: Kelley Allen
Honorable Mention: Michael E. Bierman, Margaret Ricke, Tim Westland
Top 10: Zach Jansen, Fred Koszewnik, Byron Matthews, Kirk White
And second, the scripts:
All That Glitters...
A lonely Irish fisherman must outwit a con
man and gamble the family business after making an astounding discovery
that could make him rich and win his love -- or cost him everything.
surviving a slasher's murderous spree, a college coed succumbs to
temptation and turns to serial killing as a build up to her ultimate
goal: taking vengeance against the killer's family.
three young women, one of them pregnant, learn that they are all
married to the same smooth talking man they plot a mission of vengeance
designed to destroy him.
witnessing a werewolf murder their father, two scholarly brothers vow
to eliminate any mythical threat they discover under the guise of fairy
To save his crumbling
relationship with “the one”, a desperate atheist does the ultimate
sacrifice for love: he joins her crazy Southern Baptist Church.
A reckless equestrian
struggles through personal and professional setbacks as he tries to make
history as the youngest winner ever of the elite Rolex championship,
but his destructive personality poses the biggest obstacle to claiming
The Red Orchestra
While awaiting her execution by
guillotine for high treason and espionage, an American woman recalls her
attempts to undermine the Nazis during WWII with the help of a
mysterious organization known as the Red Orchestra. Based on a true
a cosmic event returns magic to the world, a washed up detective taps
his newly acquired powers to solve crimes. When a string of occult
murders defy his magical abilities, he must rely on skills from his past
to stop the killer.
The White Knight
When a lonely agoraphobic witnesses
his favorite webcam model’s kidnapping, he must overcome his fear of the
outside world to locate her before she dies at the hands of a deranged
The Young Hypnotist
Philadelphia, 1839. A
medical student's innocent curiosity with the mysterious power of
Mesmerism quickly escalates into an obsessive game of manipulation,
mind-control and conquest of the people around him.
This is my fourth time doing the feature contest on Movie Poet, but only my second time getting past Round 1 and onto Round 3. But even when I didn't advanced -- Bake Sale didn't cook with reviewers, and going off the comments The Incredible Frog Boy Is On the Loose Again! was just better off not found -- I wrote the scripts. And they're available to read if you're interested. Just comment below, drop a line on the Facebook page, twit a tweet on Twitter, or send an email.
For the screenwriters and filmmakers out there, I highly suggest giving Movie Poet a once-over. A lot of great, low-budget scripts available for producing and a helluva lot of talented writers. Give it a whirl and try not to find something interesting over there.