2021 Screenplay Award Longlist

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

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Madison Sean Flannery for "Dracula"
Genre: Horror

Raised in LA, Madison spent her time acting, writing, and pretending to be a dinosaur. She now works as an erotic romance writer, a fun way to stun people into silence at parties. In her scripts she showcases diversity in all its forms, fueled by the experiences of both herself and others. She

Steve Blame for "Major Hacker's War"
Genre: Drama

Steve Blame lives in Germany. He explored his sexual identity during the rampant homophobia in Britain of the '80s, going from denial to acceptance to the fight against bigotry as his generation's only 'out' TV host. Today, having experienced the up and downsides of fame, Steve continues his

Martin Keady Keady for "MAN OF COLOUR"
Genre: Drama

(From my website: http://theshakespeareplays.com/) Martin Keady is an award-winning dramatist, journalist, poet and lyricist. As a dramatist, his major credits include: Man of Colour, a biopic of Walter Tull, one of Britain’s first black professional footballers who subsequently became a hero of WWI

Brad Brookes for "Stacks"
Genre: Drama

Born and bred in Walsall in the West Midlands, I moved to London in my early 20s with very little to my name. Spending over a decade in the city, in a dramatically different socio-economic environment, had a lasting effect on my writing. Much of my work has a 'fish out of water feel' to it. The

Michael Clifton for "The Bad Poet"
Genre: Horror

Growing up on a hazardous waste site that’s home to the Mothman legend was a lot for Michael to take in. Stories of outsiders caught between real and imagined horrors are now his sweet spot. He has earned accolades from Academy Award qualifying festivals such as Cinequest, HollyShorts, Austin Film

Michael Clifton for "GRAVEN"
Genre: Horror

Growing up on a hazardous waste site that’s home to the Mothman legend was a lot for Michael to take in. Stories of outsiders caught between real and imagined horrors are now his sweet spot. He has earned accolades from Academy Award qualifying festivals such as Cinequest, HollyShorts, Austin Film

Simon Frederick Frederick for "The Untold Tale of Morgan Berkeley"
Genre: Drama

Simon Frederick (the other one) I work in feature film/TV production/development, and a writer of film, TV and content. Aiming for the writer/director/producer triptych, but mostly focussed on screenwriting. I moved to London in 2015 after realising my master's in Biomechanics was more likely to be

Jacqueline Kowalczyk for "The Depths of Deception"
Genre: Thriller

Jacqueline Kowalczyk is a member of Jericho Writers and is currently working through their Ultimate Novel Writing Course. In April 2021, her first children's book was published by Carl Ed Schunemann KG in Germany, but her heart belongs to thrillers. She's writing a thriller/psychological thriller

Lynette WILLOUGHBY for "Foule Blood"
Genre: Crime

Lynette Willoughby is a financial planner by day, and an aspiring writer by night. She lives by the beach in Adelaide, and on a calm morning she can be seen gliding over the waves on her paddle board as she ponders her next plot twist. Since completing a short-story course in 2015 she has been

Joe Heath for "Road Trippy"
Genre: Comedy

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

Helena P. Schrader for "Lack of Moral Fibre"
Genre: Historical Fiction

Helena P. Schrader is an established aviation author and expert on the Second World War. She earned a PhD in History (cum Laude) from the University of Hamburg with a ground-breaking dissertation on a leading member of the German Resistance to Hitler, which received widespread praise on publication

nicola green green for "The Split"
Genre: Historical Biographical

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

Mark Dollard Dollard for "Hellfire"
Genre: Horror

Aspiring writer/director based in Ireland. I've written and directed numerous shorts, the most recent of which, Hunger, has been selected in festivals around the world winning numerous awards in the process. I hold a first class Honours degree in film production and have three years industry

Penny Berlin Berlin for "Forever Catalunya"
Genre: Historical Fiction

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

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

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

Michael Golvach for "Dormir"
Genre: Thriller

Michael Golvach is a multiple-award-winning novelist from Grayslake, IL. He doesn't believe in single-layered genres - though every story is a romance of some sort - and has written many titles that run the gamut from character studies to full-on hard-boiled crime fiction. He spends his non

Joseph Black for "Hunt Monsters"
Genre: Comedy

Joseph Black grew up in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. After hearing his accent, people frequently accuse him of lying about this. He assures those that do that this is the truth, citing that: 1. A childhood filled with movies, TV, video games, audiobooks, and podcasts led to him never developing all

Nava Silton Silton for "Pure"
Genre: Adult

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"
Genre: Historical Fiction

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

StarQueenLaurel Fletcher for "The World Over"
Genre: Sci-Fi, Dystopian and Futuristic

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

AuthorDan Gallagher for "$ecret$"
Genre: Psychological Thriller

Dan writes from extensive life experience (life-threatening adventures: military, love, spiritual, bear attacks and more) as well as disciplined and broad academic and language training. Dan graduated from Virginia Military Institute (1981), third among Economics majors, simultaneously completing

AuthorDan Gallagher for "$ecret$"
Genre: Sci-Fi, Dystopian and Futuristic

Dan writes from extensive life experience (life-threatening adventures: military, love, spiritual, bear attacks and more) as well as disciplined and broad academic and language training. Dan graduated from Virginia Military Institute (1981), third among Economics majors, simultaneously completing

CraigMoody Moody for "The Gold Rush Girls"
Genre: Historical Fiction

Craig Moody was born and raised in Pembroke Pines, Florida, a suburban community that edges the beautiful Florida Everglades. Author of the multi-indie-award-winning debut novel The ’49 Indian and multi-indie-award-nominated and winning follow-ups His Name Was Ezra, The Stars of Locust Ridge, and

CraigMoody Moody for "The Mercy of Henry Collins"
Genre: Crime

Craig Moody was born and raised in Pembroke Pines, Florida, a suburban community that edges the beautiful Florida Everglades. Author of the multi-indie-award-winning debut novel The ’49 Indian and multi-indie-award-nominated and winning follow-ups His Name Was Ezra, The Stars of Locust Ridge, and

pgajdics Gajdics for "The Inheritance of Shame"
Genre: Drama

Peter Gajdics is an award-winning writer whose essays, short memoir and poetry have appeared in Huffington Post (Canada), Maclean’s, The Advocate, New York Tyrant, The Gay and Lesbian Review / Worldwide, Gay Times, Manhattan Book Review, and Brevity, among others. He is a recipient of several

mrsteveparker Parker for "CHILD BEHIND THE WALL"
Genre: Crime

I was born and raised in south east London (Camberwell and Peckham). At age twenty-one I joined the Metropolitan Police where I served for twenty years in numerous high profile squads before being pensioned out with a serious back injury. Blessed with a complete lack of DIY skills I could now

Scifari Irvin for "Love in the Space of Time"
Genre: Contemporary Fiction

I have a veterinary degree and PhD from Cambridge, and spent twenty years in Kenya researching a disease of cattle and wildlife which no one outside Africa has ever heard of. I travelled throughout the region and worked closely with international and local scientists as well as the diplomatic

Paul Zeidman for "The Iron Horse of Lucy Steele"
Genre: Action Adventure

Paul Zeidman is an award-winning screenwriter based in San Francisco. While open to working in any genre, he’s always up for creating a ripping yarn that grabs the viewer and takes them on a rollercoaster ride of thrills and excitement. There's a certain charge he gets from crafting a story that

Michele E. Gwynn for "The Making of Herman Faust"
Genre: Thriller

Michele E. Gwynn is an award-winning Bestselling Author and former freelance journalist from San Antonio, Texas. She has worked in newspaper and contributed online to sites like Examiner.com, Yahoo Voices, and Salon.com. She has also worked as a senior editor for FashionErotica.com, written for Film

Jonny King for "Gifted"
Genre: Comedy

I'm a musician by day, writer by night, originally from High Wycombe - which genuinely has a chair museum - but now living a seagull poop-spattered existence in Plymouth, Devon. I began pursuing screen/comedy writing in 2015, starting off writing jokes and sketches for radio, before moving on to

Olga Holtz for "A Labour of Love"
Genre: Historical

Stowe Story Labs alumna. Writer/director of an award-winning short THE ZAHIR. Trilingual multi-ethnic multinational. Mathematician whose journey led from humble beginnings in the Urals to professorships in Berkeley and Berlin. Olga's writing explores follies of genius, elusiveness of belonging, and

Steve Sloan for "Black Snow"
Genre: Drama

Following a twenty-three-year career in Arts Theatre Management, Steve retrained with the Yorkshire Academy of Film and Television Acting (YAFTA) and gained a Diploma in Applied Screenwriting (Distinction) in July 2019, under the tutelage of Simon Stirling. Steve has already received commissions for