The Winners Circle
13th Annual StoryPros Awards Screenplay Contest
Congratulations to Our Winners!

Grand Prize Winner
REPAIR THE CARROWS by Johnny Cruz   (CONTACT)
After his wife falls ill, an aging man living in the Alaskan Wilderness has to re-enter the world and round up his estranged children so they can see their mother before she passes.

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1st Place - Action/Adventure/Thriller
THE LION OF ENGAZIWA by J. Woods   (CONTACT)
Trapped in a mysterious, abandoned game reserve by genetically enhanced lions, a young Zulu safari ranger must lead her group of scientists and mercenaries to safety... and keep the monstrous lions from escaping.

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1st Place - Comedy
FINAL RESTING PLACE by Kyle Works   (CONTACT)
When El, who lives city to city hustling free tickets off the airlines, finds out he has two months to live, he must decide where to spend the rest of his life.

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1st Place - Drama
OUR BETTER ANGELS by Steven Michael   (CONTACT)
A guilt-ridden teenage girl balances on the precipice of lawlessness, until she must live with an old man she doesn't know - her great-uncle - a man wrongly convicted of child molestation.

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1st Place - Family/Teen/Animation
ARISE, SER HUNCHBACK by David Snee   (CONTACT)
When the heir to an evil fiefdom is betrayed and transformed into a hunchback by his stepmother, he joins the Rebel-sistance to overthrow his own family's regime.

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1st Place - Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror
MORE REMOTE THAN BAVARIA by Jeff Woodard   (CONTACT)
A foul-mouthed, gummy-bear addicted geology professor wakes up the day after a shocking presidential election outcome to discover that her world has been altered for the worse. She decides the cause is the Mandela Effect, in which some remember a vastly different reality. The survival of her own world and perhaps countless others depends on her map reading skills and the sheer guts needed to destroy a quantum computer hidden beneath the University of Virginia, operated by those who would enslave all of humanity.

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2nd Place - Action/Adventure/Thriller
MIND BLOWN by Paul Jarnagin   (CONTACT)
A cybersecurity agent discovers a mind-control Trojan horse in a popular VR gadget and must stop the inventor's wicked game plan to save her daughter's life.

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2nd Place - Comedy
BEST LAID PLANS by Kelly Anelons & Megan Anelons   (CONTACT)
A newly widowed woman pursues something she's never had -- an orgasm. Coached by an outspoken young lesbian, she embarks on a voyage of sexual discovery, but to reach her peak, she must risk her reputation and relationships with her co-dependent daughter and meddling BFF.



2nd Place - Drama
A COUPLE OF MONTHS by Deborah Riley   (CONTACT)
A young couple tries to survive the death of their son.

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2nd Place - Family/Teen/Animation
GOD'S PHOTO ALBUM by Susan Arnout Smith   (CONTACT)
The inspiring true tale of a teacher in Hawaii who creates an unlikely plan to save a bankrupt school: send the impoverished kids and families out across Oahu to find God and take his picture. The catch? Everything's donated, so first, they have to screw up the courage to ask for big things: like a submarine. Their journey leads to finding their hearts when they've lost their way, a best-selling book, and discovering God in the Hard Rock Café.

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2nd Place - Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror
IN COUNTRY by Scott Peterman & Cat Davis    (CONTACT)
During the waning days of the Vietnam War, a squad of Special Forces soldiers embark on an illegal mission over the Cambodian border where they encounter a race of monstrous creatures living deep in the jungle.
 

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3rd Place - Action/Adventure/Thriller
SWAN AND CROW: THE TULUM MACHINE by Vera Neverkevich & Katherine Eyres   (CONTACT)
A reluctant pairing between an unorthodox British spy and his specially-skilled governess, who must race across the continents and against the clock to prevent the Bolsheviks from unleashing a deadly weapon on the world.

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3rd Place - Comedy
INSIDE OUT by Patrick Farrell   (CONTACT)
When the most outrageous hair-metal band of the 80s stages their comeback, it turns a young lady's life inside out.

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3rd Place - Drama
FIREFLIES by Amanda Keener   (CONTACT)
After surviving the tragic car accident that took her brother's life, teenage Carly discovers the secret phenomena of a small, sleepy town which help her reconnect with her family and find peace.

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3rd Place - Family/Teen/Animation
BILLTOWN by Kenneth R. Frank   (CONTACT)
After his mother's death leads him and his father to move from New York City to Williamsport, PA, Gus O'Malley finds himself in the middle of an unlikely championship run that brings the host city's baseball team to the finals of the Little League World Series.

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3rd Place - Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror
THE CHROME HOLLOW by Nelou Keramati   (CONTACT)
When a government agent/'s son is taken by her own organization, her desperate efforts to save him unveils a horrifying global conspiracy.

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