The 2012 Just Effing Entertain Me Screenwriting Competition

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2012 Grand Prize ANNOUNCED!


Grand Prize:
Kingdom Street by Matt Morgan
Horror/Thriller – A 1950s small-town sheriff tries to maintain law and order while struggling to contain his wife’s monthly transformations

Horror/Thriller Genre Winner:
Kingdom Street by Matt Morgan
A 1950s small-town sheriff tries to maintain law and order while struggling to contain his wife’s monthly transformations

Comedy Genre Winner:
Redundant by Matthew Itson
A down on his luck corporate guy learns new things about himself when he has to train his replacement.

Sci-Fi/Fantasy Genre Winner:
The Ticket by Tina Field Howe
In the afterlife, twin brothers must compete against one another to determine which one gets to return to the world of the living.

Drama Genre Winner:
The Falls by Jenni Prange Boran
A stoic family obsessed with appropriateness learns what really matters when one of its members has a tragic accident.

Best Leading Role for a Woman:
Lost to Me by Natalie Hanson – Drama
A woman struggles to find her missing nephew and clear her brother of the charges of murdering him, but evidence points to her brother’s guilt.

Humanitarian Vision Award:
2014 by David Healey – Drama
At the end of a long tour of duty, a US Colonel is asked to help a young Afghan girl sentenced to death by stoning.


2012 FINALISTS


2014 by David Healey – Drama – At the end of a long tour of duty, a US Colonel is asked to help a young Afghan girl sentenced to death by stoning.

Kingdom Street by Matt Morgan – Horror/Thriller – A 1950s small-town sheriff tries to maintain law and order while struggling to contain his wife’s monthly transformations.

Leaving Eden by Beth Heisinger – Drama – A brilliant high school senior struggles to lead an ordinary life with a schizophrenic and suicidal mother.

Lost to Me by Natalie Hanson – Drama – A woman struggles to find her missing nephew and clear her brother of the charges of murdering him, but evidence points to her brother’s guilt.

Redundant by Matthew Itson – Comedy – A down on his luck corporate guy learns new things about himself when he has to train his replacement.

The Child by June Christopher – Sci-Fi/Fantasy – An amnesiac woman searches for the child that was mysteriously taken from her womb.

The Devouring by Mike Kearby – Horror/Thriller – A shape-shifting vampire tries to discover a way to avoid extinction.

The Falls by Jenni Prange Boran – Drama – A stoic family obsessed with appropriateness learns what really matters when one of its members has a tragic accident.

The Morning After by Rebekah Reaves – Comedy – When an engaged workaholic has one too many drinks on a girl’s night out, her life becomes complicated.

The Ticket by Tina Field Howe – Sci-Fi/Fantasy – In the afterlife, twin brothers must compete against one another to determine which one gets to return to the world of the living.

2012 SEMIFINALISTS


2014 by David Healey – Drama – At the end of a long tour of duty, a US Colonel is asked to help a young Afghan girl sentenced to death by stoning.

A Handful of Dust by Edgar Castillo – Drama – With his cover blown, a DEA agent must battle the ruthless drug cartel to stay alive and reunite with his love.

Bad Medicine by Ben Lanoha – Horror/Thriller – A girl turns to ancient veterinary medicine to keep her aging mother alive.

By Moonlight by Veronica Figueroa – Drama – A border patrol officer gets involved with a woman he catches crossing the border, only to discover her situation is darker than he realized.

Cutterjunk by Julian Hoxter – Sci-Fi/Fantasy – A plucky young woman yearning to escape her indentured servitude joins a crew of space traders, only to learn they’re plotting something themselves.

Killco by Lisa Linke – Comedy – A super-successful hitman at a killing corporation has a crisis of conscience and wants to change careers, but a corporate takeover results in his beloved co-worker being threatened with assassination.

Kingdom Street by Matt Morgan – Horror/Thriller – A 1950s small-town sheriff tries to maintain law and order while struggling to contain his wife’s monthly transformations.

Leaving Eden by Beth Heisinger – Drama – A brilliant high school senior struggles to lead an ordinary life with a schizophrenic and suicidal mother.

Leaving Winsome by Sherry Engle – Drama – After her mother dies, a single teacher stuck in a rut escapes and finds romance where she least expects it.

Lemonade by Cody Brotter – Comedy – When an unemployed graduate learns he has a daughter with a deceased prostitute, his boring life becomes complicated.

Lost to Me by Natalie Hanson – Drama – A woman struggles to find her missing nephew and clear her brother of the charges of murdering him, but evidence points to her brother’s guilt.

Offsides by Rebekah Reaves – Drama – A football-savvy daughter takes over the team after her father’s death, but she must prove she can be the first female coach in college history – and a success.

Perils of the Pirate Queen by John Bain – Drama – Based on a true story, a young woman disguises herself as man to join a pirate ship and ends up rallying opposing pirates to fight against the crown.

Redundant by Matthew Itson – Comedy – A down on his luck corporate guy learns new things about himself when he has to train his replacement.

Seraph by James Grimes – Horror/Thriller – A straight-laced optometrist proposes to the girl of his dreams, only to find out she’s not what she seems.

The Child by June Christopher – Sci-Fi/Fantasy – An amnesiac woman searches for the child that was mysteriously taken from her womb.

The Devouring by Mike Kearby – Horror/Thriller – A shape-shifting vampire tries to discover a way to avoid extinction.

The Falls by Jenni Prange Boran – Drama – A stoic family obsessed with appropriateness learns what really matters when one of its members has a tragic accident.

The Morning After by Rebekah Reaves – Comedy – When an engaged workaholic has one too many drinks on a girl’s night out, her life becomes complicated.

The Ticket by Tina Field Howe – Sci-Fi/Fantasy – In the afterlife, twin brothers must compete against one another to determine which one gets to return to the world of the living.

2012 QUARTERFINALISTS


2014 by David Healy
A Boy and his Girlfriend’s Dog by Mark Turner
A Handful of Dust by Edgar Castillo
A Shot at the Big Time by Janet van Eeden
A Thousand Dreams by Richard Whelan
Bad Medicine by Ben Lanoha
BOT by Colin Williams
Bounty Boys by Matthew Sherman
By Moonlight by Veronica Figueroa
Curse of Life by Erin Franklin
Cutterjunk by Julian Hoxter
Deadly Dimensions by Sandra Mytys
Executive Compensation by Daniel Johnson
Farewell, Great Leader by Ashley Quach
Fate: 30071 by Oleg Chakhov
Fish Gutting for Newlyweds by Amy Dyal Bailey
God’s Castle by Robert Wendt
In Sheep’s Clothing by Rebecca Felland-Spring
Jack and Annie’s Co-List by Andy Ferguson
Killco by Lisa Linke
Kingdom Street by Matt Morgan
Laural and Harvey by Linda Rumney
Leaving Eden by Beth Heisinger
Leaving Winsome by Sherry Engle
Lemonade by Cody Brotter
Lost to Me by Natalie Hanson
Offsides by Rebekah Reaves
Ogallala by Roy Woodbridge
One Bad Day by L.E. Bond
Perils of the Pirate Queen by John Bain
Redundant by Matthew Itson
Seraph by James Grimes
Sweet Little Ellen by Victoria Morris
Sol Dash by Jay Joseph
Someone I Used to Know by Brandon Schneider
Supervisor by George Hernandez
Talli’s Story by David Rakowiecki
Terror-Dactyl by Stephen Hicks
The Child by June Christopher
The Devouring by Mike Kearby
The Falls by Jenni Prange Boran
The Morning After by Rebekah Reaves
The Other Side of Andie by Gina Kelly
The Recipe by Cynthia Marks
The Rules of War by Roy Woodbridge
The Stars Behind the Fog by Jim Antonini
The Ticket by Tina Field Howe
The VanDerGhoul Twist by Jay Edwards
Where the Men Are by Wendy Wilkins
Zebra Victor One by Adam Bradley