Congratulations to our Fellowship Winner Victor Osario for his script Selling Light – A young woman named Lily, the daughter of the Lord of Light, and her human companion Jacob must navigate a dangerous world filled with assassins and dark forces in order to stop an impending war and save their loved ones. The theme of the screenplay is the struggle between light and darkness, both literally and metaphorically, as well as the power of friendship and loyalty in overcoming adversity.
Victor has earned a 3 month fellowship and has correspondence with literary managers who are overseeing the redevelopment of his script. Victor has shown a very strong penchant for ideas. We are super excited about him as a prospect! Congrats again, Victor!!!!
So many interesting screenplays this season! Each of the following finalists met with literary reps and got serious consideration. They are listed here because of their strong potential:
In Dreams by Haley Dercher – A psychologist who specializes in dream analysis discovers a mysterious faceless man appearing in her patients’ dreams, leading her to question the ethics of her practice and the nature of the technology she uses. The theme of the screenplay is the exploration of the subconscious mind, the ethics of technology, and the blurred lines between reality and dreams.
MixTape by Julia Brenner – Two best friends, Cleo and Jane, navigate their passion for DJing, friendship, and personal growth amidst the challenges of family, relationships, and the music industry. The themes revolve around friendship, self-discovery, and the pursuit of dreams in the face of adversity.
The Four of us are Dying by Jesse Dorian – A group of criminals, led by a woman with a mysterious past, kidnap a couple and engage in a series of dangerous and twisted games, ultimately leading to a shocking revelation about the woman’s connection to extraterrestrial life. This is a thematic exploration of the dark side of human nature and the search for a higher purpose in life.
Two Thieves and a Kleptomaniac by Virginia Youngren – When a kleptomaniac is unfairly blamed for stealing an elderly woman’s life savings, she gets raked over the coals while the real thieves go free. But justice is restored when the thieves have a falling out, turn on each other, and give the kleptomaniac an opening to redeem herself.
Under Pressure by Steven Smith – Two drug smugglers, Julian and Hector, struggle to transport their cargo in a poorly built submarine while a couple, Kayla and Cameron, are trapped in an underwater facility, leading to a tense confrontation and a race against time to escape. Thematically this is a story of survival, trust, and the consequences of one’s actions.
Each of the finalists will be meeting with our development team and a literary manager. Congrats to the 6 finalists!
We also want to give a hardy congrats to our Semi-finalists. So many of these scripts were top-caliber.
|A Game of Gold
|A Ghost Story Of Christmas
|Across the Divide
|All You Need is Blood
|Blue – Feature
|Dead Shot Mary
|Robert K. Benson
|DELIVERED: A Slice of Future Now
|Don’t Call Me Hero
|Elevation To The Depths III (24-11-22)
|Tiriq R. Callaway
|Enter the Dreadi
|Get Jude Married
|His Name was Szmulek
|Jackie, Holly, Candy & Craig
|JOHN MACK:THE BELIEVER
|Denise David Williams
|Kerry Cowboys – Pilot
|MONEY IS THE STREAM OF BLOOD
|Mother Marilyn’s Motor Tour
|Queer Cowfolk: The Gay Rodeo Musical
|Search and Rescue
|Sons of Distant Fathers
|Sons of Distant Fathers
|Soon It Will Be Dead
|Stand Up, My Brother
|The Bad Newz
|The Clean Slate
|The Happiness Angel
|David M Hinds
|The Heart of A Man
|The Mutable Nature of We
|The Pickleball Killer
|THE REFLECTION OF MARCUS JOHNSON
|The Sand Creek Massacre
|The Witch of Pungo
|J Darin Wales
|Those Who Wander
|VIKTOR – 119104
|Who Killed William Desmond Taylor?
|World Wrestling League of Badassery
|You Made Me the Monster
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We want to thank everyone who participated. We’d love to be part of your script coming to life. If you haven’t learned about Film Vision yet, you need to check it out! We are harnessing technology to bring stories to life. We hope to see your script on screen soon!