The Winners Circle
14th Annual StoryPros Awards Screenplay Contest
Congratulations to Our Winners!

Grand Prize Winner
MINOTAUR by Tim Auld   (CONTACT)
A female Gulf War veteran treks through remote wilderness in search of a missing teenager, only to find herself hunted by a soldier convinced he's still in Vietnam.

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1st Place - Action/Adventure/Thriller
RESURRECTION RUN by Sean Mick   (CONTACT)
When a divorced ex-cop cashes in a million-dollar payday to reunite a dying billionaire with his long-lost daughter, he thinks he's finally got it made - until the discovery of the deadly reason behind this "family reunion" forces him to risk life, limb (and the cash) in a desperate race to save the woman he now loves.

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1st Place - Comedy
SPEAK ENGLISH by Kieran Angelini   (CONTACT)
An ambitious cardsharp is blackmailed into marrying a wacko gangsta's klepto girlfriend so she won't be deported - then puts his life in even greater danger by falling in love with the guy's hot-blooded wife.

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1st Place - Drama
SOUL TO SQUEEZE by Alex Arabian   (CONTACT)
A series of crimes against humanity in 1915 commences a seemingly unrelated chain of events across time and memory, prompting an estranged family pervaded by the Armenian Diaspora in the present day to reconcile with its generational trauma and ancestral pain.

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1st Place - Family/Teen/Animation
CASCADIA by Tim Millette   (CONTACT)
As scientists hunt for an otherworldly Beast roaming the wilderness of the 1990s Pacific Northwest, a man embarks on a mysterious quest of his own.

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1st Place - Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror
GUARDIAN by Jess Gupta   (CONTACT)
A traumatized special forces commando, recently returned from Iraq, is left alone to watch his infant daughter for the night and begins to suspect that she has been possessed by a demonic force.

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2nd Place - Action/Adventure/Thriller
THE UNSEEN by Shiva Ramanathan   (CONTACT)
With an unusual happiness haunting the world - a grieving doctor, an ailing psychic, a troubled teenager and all-fearing family man receive mysterious invitations to a remote desert on Christmas Eve from an unseen entity to witness something extraordinary. First, they must uncover the reason they were chosen if they are to survive what is about to happen.

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2nd Place - Comedy
AND NO ONE MOURNED by Ky Rogers   (CONTACT)
When a financial advisor is diagnosed with a terminal illness, he struggles to find meaning as he realizes his life has been a complete and utter waste. Hilarious!

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2nd Place - Drama
LOOSE ENDS by Larry Leinoff   (CONTACT)
An unfaithful wife returns to care for her ailing husband, but the life she saves is her own.

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2nd Place - Family/Teen/Animation
UNDER 'S' FOR SUCKER by Peggy Hanna   (CONTACT)
A 14-year-old boy lost in the foster care system lands in a 30-day emergency placement he hopes will become his "forever" home. The family's 14-year-old son, the target of previous foster kids' pent-up anger, schemes to ensure that the new kid won't want to stay.

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2nd Place - Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror
REVELATIONS by Johnny Gilligan   (CONTACT)
A disgraced mathematician is re-enlisted by NASA when a mysterious deep space event thrusts the ISS and the astronauts on board, including his sister, into perilous danger.
 

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3rd Place - Action/Adventure/Thriller
SOLD SHORT by Joe Marrino   (CONTACT)
After discovering an illegal securities trading scam by her boss, and the subsequent conspiracy to frame her for it, the only option she has is to fight for her very survival.

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3rd Place - Comedy
CHILDREN'S PARTY WAR by Warren Lane   (CONTACT)
After his children's party entertainer girlfriend dumps him for "prince charming," a scorned bouncer decides to win her back by proving he's the only true children's party hero in town.

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3rd Place - Drama
THE DOORS OF PERCEPTION by Johnny Cruz   (CONTACT)
After he's committed to a mental institution in 1953, a morphine-addicted WWII Veteran attempts to finally get clean, but he's soon traumatized by experimental treatments with a new drug --- Lysergic Acid Diethylamide.

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3rd Place - Family/Teen/Animation
THE MIRACLE MOMENT by B.E. Marvis & Brian Doyle   (CONTACT)
In the woodlands of a majestic mountain, a teenage boy and a young pine marten forge a miraculous bond as they face the trials, perils, and triumphs of growing up.

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3rd Place - Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror
ARCA by Nicholas Thurkettle   (CONTACT)
An orphaned boy is the only survivor when raiders burn his village on a faraway colonized planet. A robotic farmhand becomes his only protector as they journey through the wilderness in search of other people.

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