True Story Screenplay Contest

Scriptmatix True Story Results – August 4, 2023

We are thrilled to announce the results of the “Scriptmatix True Story Contest.” The response was overwhelming, with screenwriters from around the globe submitting their remarkable true story screenplays. The talent, creativity, and authenticity reflected in the submissions made the judging process both inspiring and challenging.

Without further ado, let’s unveil the results:

WINNER: “Prisoner of Heaven” by Douglas Rappaport

He was the greatest musician who ever lived… and you’ve probably never heard of him. The narrative centers on Nicolo Paganini’s life, beginning with his birth to deeply religious parents, who believe him to be blessed by God. As he grows into a renowned violinist, Paganini faces poverty, illness, and scandal, adding to the supernatural theme. Prisoner of Heaven is a period-piece but a modern fable about the price of fame.

Finalist:

TITLEWRITER
Abstract FacesDimitrios Aletras
Abuse of PowerRachel Cann
Bearing WitnessWiindsor Racine
Before the Boogie DownFloyd Fisher
BEYOND THE RAZOR WIRESandy Thorne
Box and BoxerKevin C.
Cheap, Sexy, and Shocking!Janna Jones
Collaborator?morris G
Cruise of the AmberjackE. Lyn
GADHAFI: Mad Dog of the DesertGeorges S.
Gorilla GramJack Bennet
GringosGladden Rangel
Integrated OffenderManjit Bhangoo
It’s Only LifeJ. Stephen
Jackie, Holly, Candy and Craig (Working Title)Craig Highberger
No Small ThingTony Gonzalez
No. 1 Jai Ti ChangBrian Stoddart
One Mad AppleTom Pratt
PRISONER OF HEAVENDouglas Rappaport
ReunionAnhtuan Do
SEOUL ’88Jennifer D’Angelo
THE DEATH OF TARPONSLes Edgerton
The Rockefeller MassacreSven Damer
THE WAY THINGS TURNTimothy Williams
This Wonderful LifeSam Juergens
Those Who WanderDavid Neal


Semi-Finalists:

TITLEWRITER
A brand new dayLissette Mehl
A Chick in the CockpitRay Keller
A Labour of LoveOlga Holtz
Afterburnlawrence cremo
An Incredible JourneyEryka Alanna
Big Al, Hip Hop and HerEllen Gerstein
BouboulinaElena Anastasiou
Breakaway HeartGary A
Calamity Jane: Queen of SpadesPamela PerryGoulardt
Colter’s RunMichael Holliday
DEVIL’S BREATHDavid McClendon
DIVIDEDRosemary Zibart
Dmitri’s RevengeMartin K
Dmitriy’s RevengeMartin Zitter
Dreaming BigFrank A
Eight DaysJP Lake
ESPERANCIAJohn Edward
Everything But GloryMichael Joseph
Fighting SeasonWilliam Treadway
Flight For Life Or DeathOpal C.
FrenchyDominique 
Hitting Rock BottomGary Rose
I’ll Never Find Another YouMichael Elliott
Japanese For BaseballRay Keller
King’s EvidenceFelicity Fair
KISS OF DARKNESSMichael Mcclung
Last StopTommy McInnis
Le TrainWilliam Swanson
Lee Harvey Oswald : Dead Man WalkingJohn Bolbot
LIUR Unknown
MatlovichDennis Smith
Meeting Director Sam PeckinpahNancee LaFayette
MOB BALLERSRyan Anker
MUSIC WILL NEVER BE THE SAME .Panayotis Mathesis
SILENCEJohn Edward
Sioux FallsPhil Olson
St Louie LouieJoseph Evola
STAY WITH MEZsolt Pozsgai
Steel City HeroChaz Fatur
SUPERIOR: IRON-BOATS  IRON-MENJoe Bechtold
SUPREMACYRosalyn Rosen
Suraya’s WarAndy Patrizio
The Christians – Earth’s Cry Heaven’s SmileTony Gioutsos
The Great Sea Monster Hunt ClubDonald Rogers
The HurtGlenn Topping
The Last CossackRonald McQueen
The Last OnesCarl Peterson
The Lowtide LoungeDaniel Dougherty
The Music MenJay Jaworski
The Sun Also SetsBret Paris
The VentureGary St
The Wolves WithinGinger Marin
To What EndMichael Salort
Tom PaineHans Benjamin
Two Nights at the Pine Street InnJ. Christopher
UnwelcomeKeeshann Jones
Varteg: A MusicalDave Thomas
We Called Him BeethovenBob Brennan
When Doves CryPatricia Fox
Where There’s A WillErin Lander-Hickman
Whiskey Mountain DaysBill Walker
Words that Must Be SaidRaymond Boivie

We would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who participated, submitted their work, and contributed to the success of this contest. Each script was a unique testament to the power of true stories and the art of screenwriting.

Regarding winners: deliberation is currently taking place regarding the winner of the True Story contest. We’ll be in touch with finalists for the announcement in the upcoming week.

Congratulations to the finalist and all the semi-finalists! Your talent and hard work have truly set you apart in the “Scriptmatix True Story Contest.” We look forward to witnessing the continued success of your screenwriting careers.

2 Responses

  1. Dear Scriptmatix, thank you so much for the result of Integrated Offender as a Finalist in the True Story Contest. Please know: Book and Story Idea by:
    Miss Manjit Bhangoo.
    Screenplay Writer: Kathy Krantz Stewart.

    Best regards,

    Miss Manjit Bhangoo

  2. Thank you so much for the great news that my project ‘Integrated Offender’ has been selected as a Finalist.
    Please can you put my name as “Book by Manjit Bhangoo” and “Screenplay by Kathy Krantz Stewart” as we would love each of us to be on the credits on any awards.  
    Many thanks. 

    Best regards,
    Miss Manjit Bhangoo 

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