2015 Short Script Showcase
The Short Script Showcase recognizes and showcases exceptional short screenplays in any genre.
by Richard Willett
Logline: The last hours of an elderly couple who are trapped when their home elevator stalls during a heat wave.
Richard Willett was born in Hollywood but grew up in Vancouver, Canada. He spent several years as a playwright in New York City before recently returning to Los Angeles. His screenplay “The Flid Show” was a semifinalist in the 2013 Nicholl Fellowships competition, and has been optioned twice. His screenplay “9/10” was a Nicholl semifinalist in 2011, and an Austin Film Festival semifinalist in 2010. He has also been a Nicholl quarterfinalist (2014) and has second-rounded in Austin ten times.
His stage plays have been presented off-off-Broadway and at theaters across the country. Other honors include an Edward F. Albee Foundation Fellowship; a Tennessee Williams Scholarship; grants from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Arch and Bruce Brown Foundation, and the New York State Council on the Arts (among others); designation as a finalist for the Sundance Screenwriters Lab; and showcasing with a featured screenplay in the IFP Market in New York. His plays “Triptych”, “2B”, and “The Flid Show” have all been published by United Stages.
THEY FALL FAST
by Ed McCarthy
Logline: Eileen and Carlos are two strangers whose hike in the desert has a surprising destination and the potential to be either life-affirming or life-ending.
PROMISE IN A BUBBLE
by Rachel Reaugh
Genre: Fantasy | Family
Logline: A young girl and boy wake up in a bubble and they must figure out how they got there and where they are going.
Rachel Reaugh is an optioned, award-winning, professional screenwriter who gives everything to her writing craft.
2015 OFFICIAL SELECTIONS
BECOMING LANA LIU by David Schroder & Alfonso Orsini
POLLY by Eric Granger
SCHIZO by Matthew Sidney Long & Christopher Virnig
SOMETHING UNDER THE BED by Scott Pittock
SYMPOSIUM by Tom Grady
TRAIL’S END by Lisa Michelle