A showcase of winning Feature and Best Scene Screenplays.

Pearl Ho, Zena Driver, Amaka Umeh, Russell Batcher,
Elizabeth Rose Morriss, Hugh Ritchie, Rachel Rain Packota, Sylvia Normandeau

Horror Feature Script: THE BLIGHT, by Jerron Spencer

Genre: Horror, Thriller

Forced into Detroit’s The Blight, eight ordinary women must band together to save themselves and the world from Lovecraftian horror with a sci-fi twist. Garden tools, two guns, and one plucky aluminum bat will help them battle their way through rubble-strewn streets and hidden laboratories against mutants, monsters and the military.


Abril: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Kaylie: Pearl Ho
Chassity: Amaka Umeh
Narrator: Hugh Ritchie
Linnie: Sylvia Normandeau
Bella: Zena Driver
Kat: Rachel Rain Packota
Barney: Russell Batcher

Romance Short Script: PURGATORY: A LOVE STORY, by Alice L. Lee

Genre: Romance, Fantasy

An arrogant, self satisfied man named, RICHARD (DICK) YORK, has the misfortunate of insulting the wrong witches in New York City’s Central Park. Turned into a toad and unable to lie, Dick must find a true love and loyal heart to break the spell. In this world of Facebook, Snap Chats and Tweets, would a toad be able to get anyone to spare a moment to help him, much less be his true love and loyal heart?


Alys: Sylvia Normandeau
Abby: Amaka Umeh
Olivia: Pearl Ho
Narration: Zena Driver
Richard: Russell Batcher
Helena: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Katherine: Rachel Rain Packota
Frog/Tom: Hugh Ritchie


Genre: Comedy, Drama

A woman visits a plastic surgeon with the hope of changing the future for her daughter.


Prada: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Dr. Sanderson: Russell Batcher
Narration: Sean Ballantyne
Delmot: Hugh Ritchie
Amberly: Pearl Ho

THRILLER Best Scene Reading of REFLECTION by Jac Brennan

Genre: Thriller, Horror, Crime

Set in Los Angeles California, Kendall Lane a journalist for the LA Times, along with two LAPD detectives are investigating a random murder, so they thought. Later discovered, a serial killer (copycat of Jack the Ripper), is terrorizing the city. Kendall has faced her share of monsters, but this monster killer, makes her question everything she knew about herself. One gruesome murder scene, a picture of a young girl was left behind, Kendall immediately knew the connection between the victims, she was the reason these men were being hunted and brutally tortured. How? She never told, hoping no one knew, but someone did find out. Through vivid nightmares, Kendall gets a rare glimpse inside a killer’s mind, what she saw, no one could ever imagine. So, the demented, twisted game of pay back begins.


Reggie: Russell Batcher
Narrator: Hugh Ritchie
Alex: Zena Driver
Kendall: Amaka Umeh

FEMALE Best Scene Reading of RED SHIRT, by Mary C. Ferrara

Genre: Comedy, Romance

A woman goes on a blind date and runs into an old high school friend in the bathroom; chaos ensues!


Dan: Russell Batcher
Dana: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Narrator: Hugh Ritchie
Muriel: Zena Driver
Julia: Sylvia Normandeau

Best Scene Reading of FIELD OF BLOOD, by Mike Meade

Genre: Horror, Thriller

Continuing horror story by Mike Meade.


Scott: Russell Batcher
Narrator: Hugh Ritchie
Nicki: Pearl Ho
Mabel: Sylvia Normandeau

TV Best Scene Reading of INSIDE THE WORLD OF ZOE SANDER, by Suzanne Lutas

Genre: Family, Comedy, Animation.

When a kid becomes a trendy designer overnight, she must learn to navigate through the cut-throat world of fashion with only the help of her working-class single mom, and her imaginary friend, a talking magazine cut-out of her favorite supermodel.


Narrator: Hugh Ritchie
Lily: Rachel Rain Packota
Zoe: Elizabeth Rose Morriss

Best Scene Reading of SLOPPY SECONDS, by Toni Nagy & Bridget Barkan

Genre: Comedy

When you find yourself in a giant penis costume having an existential crisis wondering if love is merely an illusion of self-torture while trying to convince your boyfriend not to break up with you, it’s time to reevaluate your life choices.


PFDA: Amaka Umeh
Minnie: Rachel Rain Packota
Narration: Sean Ballantyne
Jake: Hugh Ritchie
Mr. Buxton: Russell Batcher

Zara: Sylvia Normandeau

Best Scene Reading of THE MAN WITH A GLOVE, by Suzanne Lutas

Genre: Supernatural Thriller

A gifted art intern is forced by a desperate necromancer seeking after a cure for her son’s deadly disease to restore a 16th century painting believed to contain the secret to the Fountain of Youth.


Narrator: Hugh Ritchie
Stuart: Russell Batcher
Claire: Zena Driver



Producer: Matthew Toffolo

Director: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Camera Op: Mary Cox


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