2020 Military Script Showcase

The Military Script Showcase recognizes and showcases exceptional feature screenplays and television scripts in any genre that feature stories about warfare or the military experience.


2020 WINNERS


BATTLE CRIES

by Karen M. Walker

Genre: Military | Drama | True Story

Logline: A military veteran uses her love of the game to rise above tragedy and political pitfalls to lead Marines on the battlefront once again.

Bio: Karen M. Walker is a well decorated retired Marine Corps Officer with 3 combat deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. She completed her PhD while still on active duty in 2008. Dr. Karen Walker is an advocate for change and a subject matter expert in leadership, gender issues, and workplace psychometrics. She is a published author, has been involved in various public speaking engagements, co-hosts the Empowering Your Pink Podcast and has competed for over 10 years in All-Marine Basketball across the Nation.

Website & Book | Podcast

CHATTER BOX - CORNHUSKER HERO

by Donnie Dodge

Genre: Military | True Story

Logline: Army Air Corp Pilot Captain Bob Chatt faces the battle of his life in the South Pacific in 1943.

Bio: A professional firefighter by trade, Donnie Dodge has turned his background in radio production and his love of history into a full-blown obsession. Creating documentaries for the little-known heroes who may have been forgotten but deserve to have their stories told.

Website | Facebook | Twitter

HUMAN TERRAIN

by Christopher Willis

Genre: Military | Drama

Logline: Seeking revenge for the 9/11 death of his mother, a newly minted Lieutenant must reconcile with his estranged father and the unorthodox methods of the counter-insurgency team he commands.

Bio: Christopher Willis lives in Narragansett, Rhode Island, next to the Atlantic Ocean. He has been a fan of war movies since the 1960s. His favorite is “Apocalypse Now,” probably because it depicts his generation’s war. Other favorites include “The Battle of the Bulge,” “Saving Private Ryan,” and “The Hurt Locker.”

Chris has written eight features, as many shorts, and one television pilot. While nothing has been produced, his scripts have done well in various screenwriting competitions. His war dramas focus on unique units, such as combat anthropologists or camouflage specialists. Authenticity is always critical. As a practicing psychologist he can’t help but write characters that are multidimensional and struggling with some type of psychological problem. Christopher’s latest project is a television pilot called “Lobster Gangs.” It is a limited series about a feud between two families of lobstermen off the coast of Maine. Christopher is a USAF veteran.

 


2020 OFFICIAL SELECTIONS


ACES BEYOND by Michael Pogorelsky

ANGELINA'S FEATHER by Stuart Schulz

APOLLYON'S GOLD by Robert J. Rogers

BLOOD & ROSES by John McCarney

CAMOUFLAGE by Christopher Willis

COLLISION OF DUTY by Jermaine Jones

GOLIATH COMPANY by Silas Dunn

KAITENS (The Heaven Shakers) by Richard Guimond

MARKS IN THE SAND by Johnny Arnold

MYSTERIOUS BLACK GOLD by Martin Mahle

THE AMERICAN by Luis Quiroga

THE BUNKER by Gregory Tomlin

THE WOMEN OF BADASSERY by Keith Leu

THOREAU'S TAXES by Charlie Canning

UP COUNTRY by Bill Larkin

WEEKEND WARRIORS by Brian McDevitt Jr.


SUBMISSION STATISTICS


Number of Entries: 1,227

Writer Gender
Male: 94%
Female: 6%

Source
Original Screenplay: 84%
Adapted Screenplay: 16%

Based On, or Inspired by, True Events
53%

Military Genre
Action: 48%
Drama: 32%
Science Fiction, Horror & Fantasy: 9%
Thriller: 6%
Comedy: 5%

Submission Location
United States: 79%
Europe: 16%
Unspecified: 5%

Format
Feature Screenplay: 85%
Television Script: 10%
Short Script: 5%


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