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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JAlexander Alexander for "The Choice"

James Alexander has always had a deep fascination with science fiction and fantasy. As an avid fan of all things extra-terrestrial, he’s passionate about crafting unique and thrilling stories that bring the universe and its mysterious inhabitants to life. In his spare time, James enjoys exploring

Mira Harrison 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

Barbara Claypole White for "THE IN-BETWEEN HOUR"

Bestselling author Barbara Claypole White was born in rural England, but writes and gardens in the forests of North Carolina. Her passion for chipping away at stereotypes of mental illness inspires quirky stories about courageous characters with invisible disabilities, complicated relationships, and

Robbi Bryant for "The Beautiful Evil"

Hi! I wrote THE DARKNESS after a confrontation with the serial rapist who raped me. I showed up at the county jail where he was being held after my case ended in a mistrial. After continued frustrations of waiting for the legal system to bring justice, I went to the jail, where he was held (parole

Robbi Bryant for "The Darkness"

Hi! I wrote THE DARKNESS after a confrontation with the serial rapist who raped me. I showed up at the county jail where he was being held after my case ended in a mistrial. After continued frustrations of waiting for the legal system to bring justice, I went to the jail, where he was held (parole

nicola green green for "The Split"

Studied at AFTRS (Australian Film, Television and Radio School), Sydney, NSW. Currently writing a sequel to my biopic feature The Split, entitled The Reunion. I have dual nationality, born and raised in London, UK, moved to Australia over 25 years ago, where I have lived in Adelaide, South Australia

Joseph Byrd for "Monet & Oscar"

My BS in Journalism and MA in Communications degrees inspired me to become a pioneer in electronic publishing. As a McGraw-Hill editor, I developed one of the first computer publishing systems. In the rapidly developing PC software industry, I co-authored one of his two books using PC desktop

Elizabeth Bailey Bailey for "The Lady Fan Mystery Series (Book One, The Gilded Shroud)"

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

Elizabeth Bailey 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

Judge Leonia J. Lloyd for "Your Honor, Your Honor screenplay award"

Following her gifts and talents, Leonia found the meaning to her life by helping others when she became a teacher, lawyer, judge and motivational speaker while holding on to her core values of respect, humanity and justice in the face of racism and sexism. Laying the necessary groundwork, she earned

Penny Berlin 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

Rachel Newman Newman for "Bacchus or Bust"

As a child I can remember the thrill of a notebook, the excitement of a new book. I was always writing and reading. I grew up in Kent, studied Optometry at City University, and worked for an independent practice in Middlesex. Along the way, I married Chris, a vet, became a mother, and wrote. All the

Nava Silton Silton for "Pure"

Nava R. Silton, Ph.D., a Developmental Psychologist, received her B.S. from Cornell University in 2002 and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Fordham University in 2009. Silton has worked at Nickelodeon, Sesame Workshop, and Mediakidz, and has consulted for Netflix, Blue’s Clues & You and The Autism Seaver

Thomas Holowach for "The Kallikak Crusade"

Tom Holowach is the retired Manager of Paliku Theatre at UH Windward Community College. He has a BS in Speech and Theater, and won three HSTC Po'okela Awards for Leading Male in a Drama and Musicals. He had lead roles in "Under the Blood Red Sun," "Deadly Honeymoon," and "Hawaii Five-0." In Los

Joe Heath for "Road Trippy"

On a website on the internet there lived a Joe. Not a hot, caffeinated Joe, splashed with cream and a roasty smell, nor yet a cotton-eyed Joe with over-played lyrics and a catchy beat: it was a writer Joe, and that means humor. Or something. Joe Heath writes, directs, films, produces, and acts in

Astor Steele Curran for "Dead Sun: Lady of Londinium"

Sara Curran is an established author writing Young Adult/New Adult Sci/Fi, Steampunk, Gothic & Cyberpunk Fantasy and contemporary romance novels under her pen name Astor Steele. Her writing career began and also still continues in the world of romance in which she has been extensively traditionally

Stephanie Gray for "Persephone"

I'm an actor and aspiring screenwriter from the UK, and I want to share stories full of heart and humor that celebrate the human experience and make people feel less alone. I would love to create a television series with a character rooted in modern reality journeying through a fantasy world, such