2021 Screenplay Award Finalists

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Page Turner Awards is delighted to announce our 2021 Screenplay Award finalists. Please join us in congratulating these aspiring screenwriters by leaving them a comment at the bottom of their finalist submission (click 'see more') or join in the discussion in our finalists' forum.

The finalists' listed below are shown in random order for all screenplay categories, which include, Film Script, Documentary, TV Series, Short Film, and Book Adaptation Needed. Wherever you see two of the same face, it's not a mistake, those writers are to be applauded for having more than one submission reach the finals!

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Cahdlah F. Barrie for "HALIFAE"

C.F. Barrie is a blooming screenwriter whose whimsical coming of age fantasy drama pilot placed in the Chicago, Portland and LA Screenplay Awards earlier this year. Recently, she completed UCLA's Professional Screenwriting Program (2020) after a cosmic detour took her down a yogic rabbit hole. While

MeghanThompson Thompson for "The Novel Con"

Meghan Thompson’s passion for writing began under the mentorship of journalist James Fallows for whom she worked on his book Breaking the News and at U.S. News and World Report. She has provided political research to Wall Street; been a public relations consultant; the agent and manager of a four

Geoff Hill Hill for "The Butler's Son"

Geoff is a critically acclaimed bestselling author and award-winning journalist based in Belfast. He's won multiple national and international awards for feature and travel writing. In a previous life, he was Ireland's most capped volleyball player and a much younger man. He’s a motorbike columnist

Chaitania Hein Hein for "Ursula and Our Conversations, the Nazi era"

Chaitania Hein is a performance artist, writer, director, therapist, and teacher. She started her professional career in Opera Ballet at age 14. She attended RADA, London, the Herbert Burghof School of Acting, NY, and has performed on Broadway and in Summer Stock Theatre. She then studied Directing

Scottish Laddie McCreath for "Renaldo, A Tale of World Cup Soccer, Terrorism and Love."

I was born and raised in Toronto, Canada in a family with Scottish and Italian heritage. Engaging in several careers including real estate, ice hockey, concert promotion, musical equipment sales, restaurants, book publishing and emotional wellness advocacy has given me an expansive view of life

NEEL PATEL PATEL for "Tobin and Blake"

N.R. Patel was born in London, where after graduating from the LSE, he worked in a financial career that spanned London, Budapest, Dublin and New York. One of his short stories, A New Lease of Life, was published in 2018 by the Claret Press in their collection: Insights: Fifteen Stories Exploring

jenniferthered Le Roux for "To Be Honest: Lifetime on the Hips"

A professional digital writer for more than a decade, after a late diagnosis of ADHD Jennifer returned to screenwriting in 2019 to unleash her superpowers; superior verbal skills, hyperactive productivity and limitless perspective. Jennifer writes female-dominant and neurodiverse character-led

jenniferthered Le Roux for "Life After Baby: Sausage Promise"

A professional digital writer for more than a decade, after a late diagnosis of ADHD Jennifer returned to screenwriting in 2019 to unleash her superpowers; superior verbal skills, hyperactive productivity and limitless perspective. Jennifer writes female-dominant and neurodiverse character-led

TinaBeattie Beattie for "The Good Priest"

Why do I write? "What good is love if it is not shared?" (from "This Bitter Earth" by Dinah Washington) Writing - like love - is nothing if it is not shared. Even the most private diary has an audience - an other to whom it is addressed. To write is to make words flesh, to take them out of the realm

ddalton Dalton for "Winter War"

D. Dalton is an award-winning novelist and an optioned screenwriter, who has a passion for historical fiction placed in the real world. She also hosts the podcast Dark Kingdom Arts, which is a fun adventure into how-to-write and the pitfalls that popular movies, books, and TV shows often make.

bluespruell Spruell for "TARO: Legend of Japan"

Blue Spruell lived and worked in Japan for several years before settling in Atlanta. A trial lawyer and certified mediator, he runs The Outlaw Firm, specializing in family law and civil litigation. In his "spare" time, he teaches Japanese martial arts at Peachtree Aikikai. His debut novel Taro is an

CamCaddell & Kendall Ruhnow for "Lucent"

Since their meeting as teenage theater nerds nearly ten years ago, Cam Caddell and Kendall Ruhnow have been best friends and creative partners. Their collaboration has spanned novels, scripts, and the rush of combined minor social media fame. Lucent has also received accolades from Scriptapalooza

viv young Young for "Smoke and Mirrors"

I am a writer, journalist and, after completing a Masters in screenwriting - and a lot of hard work - a screenwriter! My feature length script A DARK REFLECTION was produced and I currently have several TV pilot scripts, including COME OUT TO PLAY and BLOOD RELATIONS, with my lovely agent. Last year

viv young Young for "COME OUT TO PLAY"

I am a writer, journalist and, after completing a Masters in screenwriting - and a lot of hard work - a screenwriter! My feature length script A DARK REFLECTION was produced and I currently have several TV pilot scripts, including COME OUT TO PLAY and BLOOD RELATIONS, with my lovely agent. Last year

viv young Young for "DARK HORSE"

I am a writer, journalist and, after completing a Masters in screenwriting - and a lot of hard work - a screenwriter! My feature length script A DARK REFLECTION was produced and I currently have several TV pilot scripts, including COME OUT TO PLAY and BLOOD RELATIONS, with my lovely agent. Last year

viv young Young for "BLOOD RELATIONS"

I am a writer, journalist and, after completing a Masters in screenwriting - and a lot of hard work - a screenwriter! My feature length script A DARK REFLECTION was produced and I currently have several TV pilot scripts, including COME OUT TO PLAY and BLOOD RELATIONS, with my lovely agent. Last year

Christianne Robinson Robinson for "Hedged"

Christianne is an attorney in Houston, Texas. She enjoys words, happy hour, cheese, cars, and Longhorn football. Currently, she lives with her husband and their cat Batman; soon they will be adding a Great Pyrenees puppy to the family.

mike.meier Meier for "Avarice (screenplay)"

Mike Meier grew up in a blue-collar housing project in Germany. On his own since his teens, he has lived in several different countries, including Argentina and Japan, and has worked jobs such as washing dishes, repairing bicycles, and painting homes. When he is not writing books or award-winning