2021 Screenplay Award Finalists

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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Mira Harrison for "ADMISSIONS"

Mira Harrison is a doctor-turned-writer, brought up in Watford and trained in the British NHS, now living and working in Aotearoa New Zealand. Mira has written two medical text books and two works of fiction. Her collections of short stories focus on women's lives in hospital settings, with her

Blue 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

Stephanie Gray for "Persephone"

Actor and aspiring screenwriter from the UK, with a degree in Creative Writing and Film Studies. I love people, and want to share stories full of heart and humor that make people feel less alone. I would love to create a television fantasy series with a character rooted in modern reality journeying

Nick Walsh for "Cryin' Times"

Nick wrote his first screenplay over 20 years ago using Syd Field's book as a reference and it won 2nd Place Runner-up at the Austin Film Festive. He didn’t write another until he retired from the construction business five years ago and got a Master Screenwriter Certificate after attending

Elizabeth Bailey for "For One More Tomorrow"

Elizabeth Bailey grew up in Africa on a diet of unconventional parents, theatre and Georgette Heyer. Eventually she went into acting and trod the boards in England until the writing bug got to her, when she changed to teaching and directing while penning historical romances and edgy women’s fiction

Meghan 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

Dawn Merriman for "Marked by Darkness - Book 1, Maddison, Indiana Supernatural Thrillers"

Dawn Merriman writes creepy small town murder mysteries, but nothing too graphic. (She likes to sleep at night.) Dawn Merriman grew up a small town farm girl on a small time pig farm in Indiana. She spent her young adulthood sitting on her bedroom floor scribbling stories into notebooks. She won the

Stewart CARRY for "The Other Room"

A retired teacher of English Language and Literature, I spent most of my life in Africa and the Far East, an experience that has left me with an unlimited resource of colourful material from which to draw inspiration. Since 2017, I have completed ten features that include period, comedy

Justine Gilbert for "Cousin Daisy"

Justine Gilbert is the author of Indie published books in romance and crime genres, writing under the name of JP Chan. Her current novel is a historical romance about the secret and little known love affair between Roosevelt and his sixth cousin, Daisy Suckley. She is distantly related to Daisy and

Michael Jack Webb for "Ghost (The Justice Chronicles Book 1)"

Michael Jack Webb graduated summa cum laude from the University of Florida and obtained his J.D. from the same university. Over the past forty years he’s travelled the world in search of adventure. He’s a history buff, both ancient and modern, and is fascinated by the intersection of the scientific

Lise Pearlman for "The Lindbergh Kidnapping Suspect No. 1 -- The Man Who Got Away"

PRIZE-WINNING AUTHOR LISE PEARLMAN is a former trial lawyer and judge and nationally recognized speaker whose books have won multiple awards in the categories of law, U.S. History, multicultural nonfiction and social change. Her latest book is The Lindbergh Kidnapping Suspect No. 1 -- The Man Who

Penny Berlin for "Forever Catalunya"

Penny Berlin has had a varied life. She worked for the famous Molton Brown hair salon in London’s West End. With this rich experience under her belt she eventually worked on Holland America Cruise ships, visiting The United States, Bermuda, Caribbean, Mexico and Canada. Later spending 30 years in

Tina 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