The Military Story Showcase recognizes stories about warfare or the military experience.
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.
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.
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.
Number of Entries: 1,227
Original Screenplay: 84%
Adapted Screenplay: 16%
Based On, or Inspired by, True Events
Science Fiction, Horror & Fantasy: 9%
United States: 79%
Feature Screenplay: 85%
Television Script: 10%
Short Script: 5%