2016 Adapted Screenplay Competition

The Adapted Screenplay Competition recognizes and showcases exceptional feature screenplays and television scripts in any genre that feature adapted stories.

2016 WINNERS


BLOODY FALLS OF THE COPPERMINE

by Zackary Hill and Matthew Riffle

Adapted from the bookBloody Falls of the Coppermine” by Mckay Jenkins

Genre: Adventure | Crime

Logline: When two French Catholic Priests go missing in the Canadian arctic in 1913, a Mountie must endure an unforgiving wilderness and unknown cultures to uncover the truth and bring their killers to justice.

Writer Bio: Zackary Hill and Matthew Riffle have been writing together for 9 years. In that time, they have completed more than a dozen feature-length scripts and a TV pilot. They have placed well in contests including Nicholls, American Zoetrope, and Page International.

Contact: DandDScreenwriting@gmail.com


DEADLAND

by Ted Sterns

Adapted from the short story “Deadland” by Ted Sterns

Genre: Western | Horror

Logline: In 1867 Montana, a bigoted Deputy Marshal reluctantly enlists the aid of a renegade Ojibwe warrior as a guide through hostile Indian Territory in order to safely reach a prospecting camp believed to be suffering a cholera outbreak, only to discover that the dead have risen.


VIRTUAL LIGHT

by Christine Beatty

Adapted from the book “Virtual Light” by William Gibson

Genre: Action | Science-Fiction

Logline: A bike messenger and a young ex-cop come into possession of high-tech “Virtual Light” glasses that harbor proof of a criminal corporate conspiracy, putting them on the run from hired hitmen and corrupt cops in a dystopian future world of oligarchy and technology run amok.

Writer Bio: As a California girl, born and raised – as a boy – Christine D. Beatty brings a wealth of diverse life experience to her filmmaking. Her variegated history shaped her tough yet empathetic viewpoint. Before she embraced her transgender identity, Christine was a (male) hippie, an enlisted man in the U.S. Air Force, an electrician, a college student and a husband. In 1985 “he” walked away from manhood and marriage and started transgender transition. Badly. By mid-1988, Christine had hit lows of prostitution, hard drugs, rehabs and jail, before she finally turned her life around.

Since 1989 she has been a software designer, a journalist, and a published author. In 1995 she put writing on hold to cofound a rock band, Glamazon, which eventually brought her to Los Angeles. In 2002, she left the band and returned to writing. In 2004 she earned a certificate in screenwriting from UCLA Extension.

After helping produce the 2012 award-winning documentary Radio Wars, she took on an independent film project that fell through when the other principals walked away. That was when Christine decided to put herself through film school, so that she would have the knowledge and skill to make films on her own.

Contact: christine.d.beatty@gmail.com


2016 OFFICIAL SELECTIONS


A VISION OF ANGELS by Timothy Jay Smith
AT THE PURSE TABLE by Keisha Bass
BABO by Gary Whitehead
CATCH by Jerry Nield
CONTROLLING by Robert Seckler & Margaret Ford
COOPER’S PROMISE by Timothy Jay Smith
COUNTRY PEOPLE by David Bowbrow
FAR HORIZONS by Michael Moyer & Mark Moyer
JANISSARIES by Jeremy Berk
OSIRIS by Alexa Brown
THE ADVENTURES OF ALI BABA by Victor Dobbins
THE DENMARK by Nicholas Horwood
THE FLID SHOW by Richard Willett
THE POLITICS OF HEROIN by Michael Wallach
THE ROMERO STRAIN by Ted Sterns
WHO DO YOU LOVE by Todd Korgan
WIND RIVER by Megan Breen