2015 Short Script Showcase

The Short Script Showcase recognizes and showcases exceptional short screenplays in any genre.

2015 WINNERS


THE GAZEBO

by Richard Willett

Genre: Drama |

Logline: The last hours of an elderly couple who are trapped when their home elevator stalls during a heat wave.

Richard Willett was born in Hollywood but grew up in Vancouver, Canada. He spent several years as a playwright in New York City before recently returning to Los Angeles. His screenplay “The Flid Show” was a semifinalist in the 2013 Nicholl Fellowships competition, and has been optioned twice. His screenplay “9/10” was a Nicholl semifinalist in 2011, and an Austin Film Festival semifinalist in 2010. He has also been a Nicholl quarterfinalist (2014) and has second-rounded in Austin ten times.

His stage plays have been presented off-off-Broadway and at theaters across the country. Other honors include an Edward F. Albee Foundation Fellowship; a Tennessee Williams Scholarship; grants from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Arch and Bruce Brown Foundation, and the New York State Council on the Arts (among others); designation as a finalist for the Sundance Screenwriters Lab; and showcasing with a featured screenplay in the IFP Market in New York. His plays “Triptych”, “2B”, and “The Flid Show” have all been published by United Stages.

Contact: richard.willett@gte.net


THEY FALL FAST

by Ed McCarthy

Genre: Drama

Logline: Eileen and Carlos are two strangers whose hike in the desert has a surprising destination and the potential to be either life-affirming or life-ending.

Contact: edmccarthy3@gmail.com


PROMISE IN A BUBBLE

by Rachel Reaugh

Genre: Fantasy | Family

Logline: A young girl and boy wake up in a bubble and they must figure out how they got there and where they are going.

Rachel Reaugh is an optioned, award-winning, professional screenwriter who gives everything to her writing craft.

Contact: reaughr@shaw.ca


2015 OFFICIAL SELECTIONS


BECOMING LANA LIU by David Schroder & Alfonso Orsini
POLLY by Eric Granger
SCHIZO by Matthew Sidney Long & Christopher Virnig
SOMETHING UNDER THE BED by Scott Pittock
SYMPOSIUM by Tom Grady
TRAIL’S END by Lisa Michelle