2021 True Story Showcase (formerly True Story Screenplay Competition)

The True Story Showcase recognizes scripts, books, short stories & stage plays in any genre that feature a story based on, or inspired by, true events.


2021 WINNER

RENDERED SAFE

by Jeff Ingber
Adapted from the book "Rendered Safe: Tales of an NYPD Bomb Tech" by Jeff Ingber 

Genre: Drama 

Logline: The son of a career criminal becomes a legendary NYPD Bomb Squad Detective, escaping death numerous times and solving the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. 

Bio: Jeff Ingber is the author of books, short stories, and screenplays, for which he has won numerous awards. His first screenplay was the basis for a film, entitled “Crypto,” starring Kurt Russell and Alexis Bledel, that was released by Lionsgate in April 2019. One of his novels, entitled “Shattered Lives,” currently is being made into a documentary film by MacTavish Productions.

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2021 OFFICIAL SELECTIONS

7 SOULS by Judy Belshe-Toernblom

42 B by Patrick Gamble

A DYIN' BREED by Denny Rodman

ADORABLE: THE SARAH FURAY STORY by Mitch Smith

ANY AND ALL by Wayne Geschwindt

BASS REEVES: LEGENDARY LAWMAN by Steve Dini

BECOMING TENNESSEE by Judith Richland

BLACK MOLD by Carlos Guerrero

BOB & RAY by Nicole De Sapio & Michael De Sapio

DIAMOND GIRLS by Deni B. Sher

GESUALDO by Vaughn Roste

HEAVENS FALL by John D. Murphy

I ENJOY BEING A GIRL by Brandon Krajewski

IF WALLS COULD CRY by Patrick Wallace

IN THE RING WITH GIANTS by Paul Gordon

MAMA DUCK by David Gray

MAN OF ANOTHER AGE by David S. Warren

MEREDITH VS MISSISSIPPI by Lawrence Wells

MICHAEL FUCKING BAY by David Olson

ORDINARY COURAGE by Richard Stansell-Gamm

PESHTIGO! by Randy L. Bixby

PRAYING MANTIS IN A JAR by Rosalyn Rosen

ROANOKE by Joe K. Gilberto

SAME SAME BUT DIFFERENT by Craig Brown

SANDS by Jay Kanzler

TAL JONES: A BLACK OIL LEGACY by Pamela J. Richardson (story by Bernard Moore)

THE ADVENTURESS by Damien Mulvany

THE DRIVER by Christina Babinsack & Kristine Rodas-Callister

THE MAGICAL POWERS OF PROF by Michael Wayne Wojcik

THE POET AND THE PIXIE by Phil Nohl

THE SPLIT by Nicola Green

THE STORY OF ROSE by Jeff Edmond

TWO NIGHTS AT THE PINE STREET INN by J. Christopher Haslip

UNEQUAL JUSTICE by Laura Puccia Valtorta

YOUNG JOAN by Charlotte Sheppard


SUBMISSIONS STATISTICS

Number of Entries: 847

Writer Gender
Male: 74%
Female: 25.5%
Unspecified: 0.5%

Source
Original: 88.5%
Adapted: 11.5%

Genre
Drama: 52.5%
Thriller/Mystery/Crime: 12.5%
Comedy: 10%
Action/Adventure: 7.5%
War: 7.5%
Western: 5%
Family: 2.5%
Faith: 2%
Musical: 0.5%

Submission Location
United States: 88%
Europe: 9%
Australia: 7.5%
Unspecified: 0.5%

Format
Feature Screenplay: 87.5%
Television Script: 12.5%