SCRIPT2COMIC 2021 WINNERS

Year two was a smashing success! Our official announcement for the winners was in The Hollywood Reporter and can be found here: SCRIPT2COMIC WINNERS 2021 - THR 

 

Thank you to our sponsors: MOSAIC MEDIA, Scout Comics, Motor Content and Thunder Comics. CGC® was our partner in designing and presenting the amazing award slabs that each of our winners will be receiving. The books inside the slab were designed by Joe Martin at CGC and printed by Comic Impressions with a cover design by DRES13. The book layout was done by Marcus Guillory from Scout Comics.  Special thanks to Brittany McManus from CGC, Jimmy Miller, Patrick Newman and Matt Riley from Mosaic, and the whole team at Scout Comics. 

 

Thank you again to all of our entrants — and to all of our judges and sponsors. We could not have done this without you all.  

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GRAND PRIZE

HEARD

by Alex George Pickering

A young boy with non-verbal autism must use his savant skills to escape his kidnappers and journey across a deadly wilderness—all while his desperate father searches for him and discovers what it truly means to hear his son.

Alex George Pickering is an American screenwriter and producer who has pursued a passion for storytelling all his life. Born in the suburbs of Boston, Massachusetts, Alex earned a B.A. in English with a writing concentration from Georgetown University and an M.F.A. in Cinema-Television Production from the USC School of Cinematic Arts. 

 

Alex is best known for his writing credits on the DreamWorksTV web series PUSS IN BOOTS and KUNG FU PANDA, HBO-distributed short film FIG (directed by Ryan Coogler) and upcoming Coverfly Red List thriller/horror feature CRATE. He also wrote USC's Fotokem Gold Award-winning film EFRAIN. In addition to his produced credits, he won both Best Drama in the Shore Scripts Feature Contest and the Script Pipeline TV Competition, as well as finalist awards in the Academy Nicholl Fellowship, Austin Film Festival, ScreenCraft and more. His frequent writing partner is Matthew Breault.

 

Along with his writing endeavors, Alex also directs documentaries for organizations like LAUSD and LARAEC, and teaches film production and graphic arts in Los Angeles. He is repped by ATN Entertainment.

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1ST PRIZE

KRONOS

by Alain Soussokho

Five strangers awaken with no memory on a large space station orbiting Earth. As they explore the massive facility in search of their identities, they discover that the station can throw them into increasingly dangerous situations involving the present, the past and the future. 

Alain Soussokho fell in love with English language and literature at a very young age. His writing is more inspired in English than in his native tongue but always let French and European influences seep into his work. Soussokho loves crafting stories where mystery, action and Sci-Fi collide, trying to pay a humble tribute to his literary masters Stanley Kubrick, Philip K. Dick and John Carpenter.

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2ND PRIZE

Joyless

by Jocelyn & Ryan Manns

The galaxy's most dangerous criminal is pursued across the stars by a bounty hunter she's hopelessly in love with. Both were victims of a new kind of crime: the theft of memories. He thinks she's wronged him and is out for revenge, but Jane's searching for the truth about their relationship, and her own mysterious past.

Jocelyn lives and works in Los Angeles. She is a writer and performer with the Money Pit sketch comedy team, based out of the Ruby Theater LA. She is a graduate of the University of Texas - Austin, where she studied Radio-TV-Film and worked at the campus television station. She writes as part of a team with her older brother Ryan, whom she does not look up to. In her spare time, she collects perfume, like some sort of Disney villain. 

Ryan is a New York based writer. After graduating from Rutgers with degrees in economics and psychology, he went on to study improv and sketch at the Upright Citizens Brigade, and can be seen in a variety of shows including the It Sucks Awards and Late Night Packet Jam. An avid music fan, he formerly hosted a radio show on 90.3 the Core and has written music reviews and listicles for GetAlternative.com. During college, he ran the popular Twitter account @NBUnderground, a live events aggregator serving New Brunswick, New Jersey (home of Rutgers University). He has published several card and board games, working most often with Uncle Andy's Toys. He writes with his younger sister Jocelyn, who looks up to him a great deal, probably. In his spare time, he can be found scouring the earth for the perfect scrambled egg. 

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3RD PRIZE 

Kingdom of God

by Travis J. Opgenorth

Before Jesus of Nazareth became the Messiah, other zealots waged war against their Roman occupiers and Jewish countrymen. In the midst of this bloody holy war, Christianity came into being... Kingdom of God is its origin story. 

A conqueror of fears, Travis has taken his acrophobia to the top of a 108-foot-tall Mayan temple, swam with sharks, hunted ghosts, and attended a mixer where he knew no one. In the last six years, he's finished in the top three or won over 20 contests with 11 different scripts. Travis has also worked on feature projects with companies like Eclectic Pictures, Papa Octopus Productions, Votiv Films, and Sixth Sense Productions. He lives in L.A., but calls Sheboygan, WI home.

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SPECIAL JURY PRIZE (TIE)

Deadfellows

by Kody Hamilton

After a harsh breakup, a depressed man moves into his new apartment with express intent to kill himself, until a group of ghosts haunting the residence stop him because they can’t spare the space of having another spectral roommate.

"I grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico where I experienced firsthand much of the social clashes that happen every day in this country. I was raised by my two mothers, who worked to keep my life stable despite my conservative father’s effort. That dynamic, along with extensive anxiety in my teenage years, informs my work now. My goal now is to create work that satisfies the escapism I constantly felt in need of when I was with my father, while also conveying the relief of home my mothers gave me."

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SPECIAL JURY PRIZE (TIE)

Little Criminals

by Caitlin Amans

When three jailbirds are given a second chance at life by testing a cure for cancer then a perky reporter gets wind of this story of a lifetime and plans to exploit it until she falls in love with the scientist who is desperately trying to restore the little criminals back to adults before they regress entirely into infants

Caitlin Amans has more than three decades of work experience in the entertainment industry. She began her career as a Location Assistant in episodic television and features which included shows like Hardball, Jake and the Fat Man, Melrose Place, Picket Fences, LA Law, The Bodyguard, Little Princess, Naked Gun 33 1/3, and many others. In 2007 Caitlin devoted her time to writing feature scripts and to date has 22 completed feature scripts which have been finalists, semifinalists and top 50 in international competitions. Caitlin and her husband live in Southern California with their two dogs.

FINALISTS 2021 

Title
Writer(s)
The Passengers
Alain Soussokho
Deadfellows
Kody Hamilton
Bright Shadows 2161
Xxavier Robertson
Lola & Lita, Love & Light
Heather Renee Wake
Joyless
Ryan Manns & Jocelyn Manns
Vi CITY
Ryan Smith
Society of Strays
Christopher Chou Slomiak
A Real Man
Magda Pazdej
Before Sundown
Peter Rivera & Justise Ortiz
The Supremes
Benny Jean-Baptiste
New Universe
Cougar Littlefield
Renfield
Dan Frischman
StarRunner Ultra
Andres Arellano-Quimi
Future Tripping
Brian Gene White
ALTERED IMAGE
Gavin Paul Carter
The Lost Girls
Dustin Schmidt
School Spirit
Doug Simpson
The Second Law
Marcos Soriano
TARO: Legend of Japan
Blue Spruell
Blubber
Matt Laughery
El Soldado de Marbach
Arturo Javier Mireles
Heard
Alex George Pickering
Say Boo
Francis Abbey
Superseded
John Dorney
The Resurrectionists
Travis J. Opgenorth
KINGDOM OF GOD
Travis Opgenorth
The Legend
Eric Han
SPECS
Allison Mick
Little Criminals
caitlin amans
Killing Santa
Heath Houseman

SEMI-FINALISTS 2021 (SEP 20th)

Title
Writer(s)
A Better Place
Katterina Powers
A Real Man
Magda Pazdej
A Titan Opus
John McPhaul III
A White and Savage Land
Alex Rivers
ALTERED IMAGE
Gavin Paul Carter
ANOMALY
Dillon VanOort
ARCANA
GREGG MELLER
AmaZone
Chris Gilders
Andy Inherits the World
Bryan Kelsey
Apples
Rodolfo Salas
Astral World
DMNTNSH
Before Sundown
Peter Rivera
Blood Related
Derek Johnson II
Blubber
Matt Laughery
Bright Shadows 2161
Xxavier Robertson
Brighton Nightlife
James (Alexander) Allen
Brothers of Gath
Craig Weishaar
Buffalo Nation
Alexander Major
Bune
Harris Kauffman
Butterfly - 'The Witch and the Maid'
Harriet O'Neill
COPPERHEADS
Nick Coviello
Calypso
James Barnes
Crossroads: At the Hour of Death
A. R. (RUSSELL) ASHWORTH
DRAGONS OF THE GLOAMING
Joel McElvaney
DUMBEST GENERATION
Leslie Lyshkov
Deadfellows
Kody Hamilton
El Soldado de Marbach
Arturo Javier Mireles
Elements
Dustin Drye
FURIOUS
Christine McKeever
Five Against Tartarus
Mario Baldessari
Future Tripping
Brian Gene White
GIRL AT THE END OF THE WORLD
Dillon VanOort
Gator
Sam Zehr
Gay Girl Gang
Audra Wheeler
Hatshepsut
Rima Lyn
Heard
Alex George Pickering
Hell Kitten
Susan Hamilton
Hellbreakers
Chris Mueller
I Love Lucifer (Feature)
Susie Singer Carter
I'm a Prisoner in an Alien Zoo
Adam Kaiser
INVISIBLE
Mitchell Nyberg
Joyless
Ryan Manns
KINGDOM OF GOD
Travis Opgenorth
Killing Santa
Heath Houseman
LAIR
Jacob Hirsch
Little Criminals
caitlin amans
Lola & Lita, Love & Light
Heather Renee Wake
Mark of the Beast
Alex Fountain
Medicine Woman
Hilary Van Hoose
Mortal Path TV Series - Bound by Blood Pilot
Dakota Banks
My Real Imaginary Friends
Kyle Rizor
New Chapter
Ryan Manns
New Universe
Cougar Littlefield
NightHawk: Stolen lives
Gary Jones
Ninestein
Matt Milne
October Seven
Steven Stiefel
On The Road With Fanny and Stanley
Anthony Charles
Once Upon A Time In Australia
Storm Ashwood
One More
Sharon Powers
Part Time Devil
Sean Price
Paulina
Shaun Radecki
Puglisi
Adam Skrine
Reclamation
Peter Rívera
Renfield
Dan Frischman
SILVER STAR
Katherine Ruppe
SPECS
Allison Mick
SQUISH & DUFFEL
Jeff Galante
Sa'Be (The Legend of Bigfoot)
Benjamin Sarno
Sanctum
Dan Benamor
Saturday Morning Siege
Robert Walcott
Say Boo
Francis Abbey
Scales
Jeremy Kirk
School Spirit
Doug Simpson
Sisters of Broadash
Payton Bernhardt
Smoke
Brian Moon
Society of Strays
Christopher Chou Slomiak
Something Wicked
Allison Hanna
StarRunner Ultra
Andres Arellano-Quimi
Superseded
John Dorney
TARO: Legend of Japan
Blue Spruell
THE MINEFIELD
Quinn Redeker
Talon: Vengeance
Deborah Syna
The Blues in Your Whites
Niv Elbaz
The Boarder
Paul Toth
The City Under Glass (Pilot)
RA Peterson
The Clubhouse for Wayward Souls
R.J. Blake
The Curse of Cain
Eran Creevy
The Devil, a Rebel, a Fool
Clay Fusco
The Extraordinary Journey of a Black Nerd
Jon Hughes
The Forgotten Kingdom, The Rise Of The Fallen
Andrew Lehmann
The Gravity Well
Tom Fisher
The Legend
Eric Han
The Liberator
Kevin Taylor
The Lost Girls
Dustin Schmidt
The Magnificent Cartridge Kids
Aiden Lonergan
The Neighborhood
Sara Strange
The Passengers
Alain Soussokho
The Resurrectionists
Travis J. Opgenorth
The Second Law
Marcos Soriano
The Sheriff of Sturgill
monis rose
The Smell of Fear
Joseph Lint
The Supremes
Benny Jean-Baptiste
The Trident
Daquon Brunson
The Virgin Madam
Robert Harbour
Turn This Spaceship Around!
Jaye Blohm
Two Stoned Ladies
Justin Nosler
Uncle Black
Aaron Pinchback
Urban Defender
John Kim
VENERY
Dan Benamor
Vi CITY
Ryan Smith
Vi CITY (Graphic Novel)
Ryan Smith
War Angels
Javona Williams
Welcome to Hell: Please Check In
Halle McGowan
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Sarah Brockmann

QUARTER-FINALISTS  2021

Title
Writer(s)
21 Ways to Know If You're Possessed
Laurence Walsh
A BETTER PLACE
Katterina Powers
A Real Man
Magda Pazdej
A Tale of Gods and Lies
Luca Violante
A Titan Opus
John McPhaul III
A White and Savage Land
Alex Rivers
ALL THE WORLD (or WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE TELLS HIS CHILDREN A BEDTIME STORY)
Martin Keady
ALTERED IMAGE
Gavin Paul Carter
AMORPHOUS - A SHADOW OF GHOSTS
Gavin Paul Carter
ANOMALY
Dillon VanOort
ARCANA
GREGG MELLER
ATSF (Across the space frontier) [redacted identification]
Aurore de Blois
Aftrshock
Robyn Carter
AmaZone
Chris Gilders
Andy Inherits the World
Bryan Kelsey
Apocalypse, Inc.
Calvin Starnes
Apples
Rodolfo Salas
Artie Filbert is Comin' to Town!
Ted Collins
Astral World
DMNTNSH
At The Displeasure Of The President
Brian Cohen
Ballad of a Hero
Nashawn Ortiz
Before Sundown
Peter Rivera
Beyond The Rift
Peter Rivera
Blood Related
Derek Johnson II
Blubber
Matt Laughery
Bound by Blood
Dakota Banks
Bright Shadows 2161
Xxavier Robertson
Brighton Nightlife
James (Alexander) Allen
Brothers of Gath
Craig Weishaar
Buffalo Nation
Alexander Major
Bune
Harris Kauffman
Butterfly - 'The Witch and the Maid'
Harriet O'Neill
Candide
Christian McDonald
Catch Hell
Jacob Rice
Chaos Theory
Jordan Hall
Codename Cupcake
Jillian DiGiacomo
Comfortably Unsettled
Philip Moon & Ideene Dehdashti
Copperheads
Nick Coviello
Crossover
Mark Renshaw
Crossroads: At the Hour of Death
A.R. (Russell) Ashworth
Curtis & The Fist of Ase
Gavin Howard
Cyber-Gear -- Press Start
Joseph Sciola
DARRYN THE BOLD AND THE SWORD OF BOLDNESS
Justin Best
DUMBEST GENERATION
Leslie Lyshkov
Damsel on a Quest
Jocelyn Manns
Deadfellows
Kody Hamilton
Death of a Bounty Hunter
Jay Sherer
Demonicon
Sean Whitley
Dick Whirlpool: Ultimate Patriot
Connor Donahue
Dragons of the Gloaming
Joel McElvaney
Dread Tide
Ryan Berry
EXPOSURE
Michelle Aldridge
Ed Rex: Coming of Rage
Brian Lewis
El Soldado de Marbach
Arturo Javier Mireles
Elements
Dustin Drye
Essential Service
David Reynolds
FURIOUS
Christine McKeever
Failover
DAVID PEKAREK KROHN
Finding Right Miss
Steve Shrott
Five Against Tartarus
Mario Baldessari
Flashback
Paul Catalanotto
Flying Tigers vs Flying Saucers aka The Fantastic Adventures of Amelia Earhart aka Shadow Squadron
Lindsay Naythons
Frame: The Domino Effect
Aaron Walton
Full Moon Over the New "D" Bar
Daniel Bridges
Future Tripping
Brian Gene White
GIRL AT THE END OF THE WORLD
Dillon VanOort
GRIMM PTSD
Mark Sudano
Gator
Sam Zehr
Gay Girl Gang
Audra Wheeler
Grains of Time
Octavia Clahar
Guardian Angel
Carlos POZO
Hatshepsut
Rima Lyn
Heard
Alex George Pickering
Hearing From Leroy
Eugene Mora
Hell Kitten
Susan Hamilton
Hell Knight
Chris Bolton
Hellbreakers
Chris Mueller
How to Make (Money From) DMT
Simr Sandhu
I Love Lucifer (Feature)
Susie Singer Carter
I'm a Prisoner in an Alien Zoo
Adam Kaiser
INVISIBLE
Mitchell Nyberg
In the Heart of Kudo
Shen-Vey Lai
Intergalactic Io
Seth Nesenholtz
Jason Sharp: Confirmed Bachelor
Steven Greenwood
Joyless
Ryan Manns
KINGDOM OF GOD
Travis Opgenorth
Kangaroo Story
Agatha Ozdowska
Killing Santa
Heath Houseman
LAIR
Jacob Hirsch
LINK
Jerry Rapp
Larry and Tony
Adrienne Aiken
Legacy Of Terror
Mike LANAHAN
Little Criminals
caitlin amans
Lola & Lita, Love & Light
Heather Renee Wake
MARA
Aayushman Pandey
MEDIOCRE MAN!
Lyric Fergusson
Madrigal
Chance Muehleck
Mal Suerte
Frank MacCrory
Mark of the Beast
Alex Fountain
Medicine Woman
Hilary Van Hoose
Muck
Christopher Chou Slomiak
Muse in the Mazeum
Clay Fusco
My Real Imaginary Friends
Kyle Rizor
New Chapter
Ryan Manns
New Universe
Cougar Littlefield
Nightfire Tales
Lewis Mackie
Nighthawk: Stolen Lives
Gary Jones
Ninestein
Matt Milne
North Wind
Brad Catherman
Northward Damned
Bryce Vails
Nydus Gaming
Ryan Manns
OUBLIETTE
Scott Caswell
October Seven
Steven Stiefel
On The Road With Fanny and Stanley
Anthony Charles
Once Upon A Time in Australia
Storm Ashwood
One More
Sharon Powers
Our Brilliant Leaders
Brandon Garner
Part Time Devil
Sean Price
Paulina
Shaun Radecki
Pigeoni's Pizza
Michael Tannenbaum
Private Detective Randy Randy
Weslie Lechner
Puglisi
Adam Skrine
QUEEN BEE
Elizabeth Weigandt
Real
Lisa Lutes
Reclamation
Peter Rívera
Renfield
Dan Frischman
Riftworld
E. R. Roberts
SILVER STAR
Katherine Ruppe
SPECS
Allison Mick
SQUISH & DUFFEL
Jeff Galante
Sa'Be (The Legend of Bigfoot)
Benjamin Sarno
Sanctum
Dan Benamor
Saturday Morning Siege
Robert Walcott
Say Boo
Francis Abbey
Scales
Jeremy Kirk
School Spirit
Doug Simpson
Seedlingz
Keith Gillum
Senex
Philip Moon
Shadow Run
John Thibault
Sisters of Broadash
Payton Bernhardt
Smoke
Brian Moon
Society of Strays
Christopher Chou Slomiak
Something Wicked
Allison Hanna
Space Court
Levi Spellman
Star Crossed
Rodolfo Salas
StarRunner Ultra
Andres Arellano-Quimi
StoneDead
Matthew Corley
Sunset To Sunrise
Michael Bretten
SuperFreaks
Chaz Fatur
Superseded
John Dorney
TARO: Legend of Japan
Blue Spruell
THE EUTHANIZED
Edward James Anderson
THE HARROW LANDS
Raphael Conte
THE MINEFIELD
Quinn Redeker
THE SHERLOCK CHRONICLES: CURSE OF THE FIVE PASHAS
Mike LANAHAN
Tales from Crissleton County
Daniel Boyd
Talon: Vengeance
Deborah Syna
Telekitties
Bea Lovett
The Anklebiter
Andy Jones
The Blues in Your Whites
Niv Elbaz
The Boarder
Paul Toth
The Burdening
Adnan Ahmed
The City Under Glass
BA Peterson
The Cleaners
Gregory Pricoli
The Clubhouse for Wayward Souls
R.J. Blake
The Curse of Cain
Eran Creevy
The Dead Girl
Garrett Foster
The Devil, A Rebel, A Fool
Clay Fusco
The Dragon Sisters
Jamaal Pascall
The Extraordinary Journey of a Black Nerd
Jon Hughes
The Forgotten Kingdom, The Rise Of The Fallen
Andrew Lehmann
The Four Horsemen
Christopher Sorensen
The Garfield Guy
Jeff Longsworth
The Gravity Well
Tom Fisher
The Legend
Eric Han
The Liberator
Kevin Taylor
The Lost Girls
Dustin Schmidt
The Magnificent Cartridge Kids
Aiden Lonergan
The Man with a Glove
Suzanne Lutas
The Neighborhood
Sara Strange
The Passengers
Alain Soussokho
The People of Long, Long Ago v. Caterpillar
Shaun Radecki
The Resurrectionists
Travis J. Opgenorth
The Second Law
Marcos Soriano
The Secret Headquarters
Shaun McLaughlin
The Sheriff of Sturgill
monis rose
The Smell of Fear
Joseph Lint
The Supremes
Benny Jean-Baptiste
The Sword in the Sprawl
Matthew Scarpa
The Trident
Daquon Brunson
The Virgin Madam
Robert Harbour
The Yellow Ribbon Around Jane's Neck.
David Ho
Truckstop Warriors
Aaron Schmid
Turn This Spaceship Around!
Jaye Blohm
Two Stoned Ladies
Justin Nosler
UFO Phil: The Animated Series
Eric Lee Huffman
Uncle Black
Aaron Pinchback
Urban Defender
John W. Kim & William Griffin
VENERY
Dan Benamor
VIAL CREATIONS
Jason Kyle Quesnoy