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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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

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

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

EJ Scrimger for "Sleeping Beauty's Prince"

I am a big fan of 'What If?' This simple question has led me on many adventures. What if I moved to California from Maine? Nope! I am such an East Coast girl. What if I moved to Virginia from Maine? Yup! That's where I met my husband and started my next adventure (3 kids, 31 years and counting). We

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

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

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

Anne VanDeuson for "The Peace+Wielder"

Writer and artist. I'm a historian with a taste for techno, a renovator handy with tools, and a nature-loving mother of one human and some fur-babies. Along the way, I've been a military spouse, ran a cleaning business, lived on a farm, and adopted a child -- in no particular order. And everywhere

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

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

Regitze Ladekarl Ladekarl for "Moments of Livvy"

Regitze Ladekarl crafts universal stories from everyday lives with an honest and sharp pen, and MOMENTS OF LIVVY, her debut novel, is such a story. She has been featured with shorter pieces in I’LL HAVE WEDNESDAY, Volume 4, ONTHEBUS, Not The Last Issue 23, and the forthcoming ONTHEBUS, Issue 24. She

StarQueenLaurel Fletcher for "The World Over"

I wrote my first book when I was six years old about a fat cat named Stephanie who wandered around the city looking for her family, and I never looked back. As a writer, my goal is to continually move forward, learning from my past self, as well as others, in an effort to become the best I can at my