Thank you to all of the amazing writers who submitted to the WD 48-Hour Screenplay Throwdown: Summer ’21 contest!
Over 900 writers from around the world submitted their scripts to the contest, making the selection process for our Ten Finalist spots difficult, but also a blast! The WD Community is full of some incredible screenwriters!
We are honored to announce the Semi-Finalists and Ten Finalists of Screenplay Throwdown Summer ’21:
(Top 5% of Scripts Submitted)
The Un-Terminatable Turner – Mario Gonzalez
Pencing – Jimwell Camilon
AMOUR – Gentian Gjikopulli
Yolanda’s Story – Gianna Ragogna
FOR I HAVE SINNED – Priyansh Lamba & Rishabh Bhagat
High School Sweetheart – Yoran Praet
Did You Get My Text? – Julien Perez & Mike Rowland
Agent Cherry: Case 36, The Lizard in the Diner – Theodora “Teddy” Udsholt-Clayton
The Undertakers – Lucy Gibb-Smith
The Man of Graphite – Divyansh Kulshrestha
The Alley Cats – Jameson P. Murray
Gone Rogue – Ted & Aidan Parkes
OSIRIS – Steve Duenes
THE SOCK – Nick Nordstrom
Faulkner’s Mantis – Philip Lemon
ANYTHING TO DECLARE – Aaron Ducker
R.S.M – Samantha Moody
Safety Measures – Jen Diamond
Aftermath – Malcolm Gari Love Owens
The Pencil Case – Naomi Clarke
GNAW – Natasha Williamson
Star-Crossed Lovers – Janine Zaruski
I Am Enough – Trusha Navalkar
Hysterics – Allison Slice
The Tortured Toreador – TJ Jaeger
Creola Park Drive – Reuben Smart
Just A Contractor – Grace Jiang
MOMMY DEAREST – Cody James & Mark Gonzales
The Local Lead Dealer – Ryan Chiu
Off The Record – Lukas Santus
Nine to Five – Quinn Hansen
ANACHRONISM – Amy Bauer
The Target – Amy Csaki
The Last Line – Dylan Patrick Morley
Lucky’s – Jerry Marchenkowsky
The Prodigious Pair – Fennell Harris
INOCULATION – Himmler Lorissaint
No.2 – A. Mercer
The Sales Lead – Dylan Gonzalez
They’ll Never Know – Stephen Yu
Wednesday – Honey Goudard & Anthony J. Lenzo
2B or Not 2B – Curtis Mutter
Mr. Goodbar’s Secret – Brian P. Gross
Identification Please – Siddhartha Verma
THE TEN FINALISTS (+1)
- MY NAME ISN’T GRANDPA – Amanda V. Cabral
- I KNOW WHERE THE BODIES ARE BURIED – Max Hallam
- Vigorously Average – Alexandra Keister
- Advanced Makeup Application Techniques – Rhys Kroehler
- Junior High Stakes – Lewis Mackie
- CULLER – Melanie McCoy
- POLYGRAPH – Mitchell LeBlanc
- THIS MACHINE SURROUNDS HATE – Jennifer Ramsey
- AFTER-SCHOOL CLUB – Murphy Rhodes
- Blind Date – Annie Sudler
- EXAM – Jay Wright
THE 1ST PLACE WINNER
“Junior High Stakes gets high marks for not only embracing the theme of secret identities but also using the pencil as the linchpin of the whole cat-and-mouse game. The use of grizzled male voice-overs as the inner monologues for 7th-grade girls was absolutely inspired. Great fun scene that tickled me throughout.”
Which Finalist script was your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!
Wrote a script for the Screenplay Throwdown? Post your script’s publish link in the comments!
WHY 11 FINALISTS?
It has been brought to our attention that one of our Finalist scripts did not follow the Submission Guidelines fully, using more than 2 speaking characters.
We apologize for this oversight and really appreciate our writers’ patience!
As a very small team reading a large number of scripts, we worked hard to avoid making mistakes but missed the mark on this one.
In response to this, the WD Team has decided to include an additional Finalist to the list!