Script Competition Finalists

Live Script Reading:

Excerpts from the five finalist scripts below will be read by actors directed by Jillie Simon and Mike Jankowitz at Cinepolis Chelsea - Festival Lounge - M2 floor. 
 

Thursday, March 16, 2-3 pm

RSVP is required, as space is limited.

Portrayed in a fantasy world of medieval combat that parallels her ordinary world, a girl joins an unusual suicide prevention group to figure out how to stop her secretly abusive father and reclaim her own life. 

ALMAST

by MARLA SLOANE

A child bride unexpectedly discovers her independence in war-torn Armenia, making a daring escape from the Ottoman Empire amid the genocide. Forced to speak for herself, she leaves behind home and family, and finds the strength to build a new life in the United States. Based on a true story.

AMERICAN DREAM

by CHARLES ANCELLE

A young Ukrainian smuggler gets betrayed and trafficked into a sex slave in the U.S., and while out for revenge, she forms a bond with another sex slave.

The story of Jude Brannock, a headstrong animal rights activist, who is summoned to a slaughterhouse town and discovers that animals aren’t the only ones being killed. There’s a perverse secret that the unscrupulous pork producer will do anything to keep hidden, and it’s already cost the life of a whistle-blower who was about to turn over incriminating evidence to Jude. She is determined to expose the truth and bring Marshfield Industries to its knees. 

THE RECORD

by K. R. SCOTT

A single typo plunges a climate scientist into scandal, unravels her community, and forces her on a perilous scramble for the truth.

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