Over these last months since the conclusion of the Little Hollywood Shootout, we hosted a writing competition, sponsored by IAPFilms and Kanab Creek Journals. The purpose of the competition was two fold. First, to keep the fire burning for Little Hollywood, but also to find a screenwriter for a feature film to be produced by the competition’s sponsors. There were a lot of great entree’s and it was extremely difficult to whittle it down, with the production team falling in love with different scripts for different reasons. After a lot of discussion and getting on the same page regarding what they were looking for it was finally narrowed down to three and then finally one.
“It was a difficult choice because we had a number of really great entry’s. We would have done well with any of the finalists.” -Roger Blomquist Ph.D, Producer IAPFilms
With much excitement, Adam Mast was chosen as winner and as such will be the writer for an upcoming feature film. Adam was also writer for winning team that took home best film in this years Shootout for their entry, “The Wild Mis-Adventures of Jesse James and Billy the Kid”, which can be seen “HERE“!
It is exciting to see films getting made and talented artisans finding opportunities though events like this. Not only does the Little Hollywood events provide an outlet for creation, but the networking it provides is an important resource for up and coming film makers.
As a result of the competition, we’ve had request to make all the entry’s available. So for educational purposes and the benefit of all, we’ve decided to post all the entry’s for anyone to read. This is not intended to highlight strengths or weaknesses, but to help everyone to grow. Like IAPFilms, you may like one script better tan another for a myriad of reasons. Our entrants should feel glad they made it so hard on the judges. In the end, it was the needs of the production and the directors vision, that determined the winner. So for everyone who participated, thank you and hold your heads up high.
Now, without further adieu, here are the entry’s for the fist Little Hollywood scriptwriting competition.