2022 Screenplay Award Finalists

Page Turner Awards is delighted to announce our 2022 Screenplay Award Finalists, shown in random order!

The finalists' listed below are for all screenplay categories, which include, Film Script, Documentary, TV Series, Short Film, except the Book Adaptation Needed category, which is shown here.

Please join us in congratulating these rising stars by leaving them a comment at the bottom of their finalist submission. Click 'see more' to read their submission. And you can also congratulate the finalists in our forum.

Wherever you see duplicate faces, it's not a mistake, those writers are to be applauded for having more than one submission reach the finals!

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Shia Labeouf for "A8450, M.D."
Genre: Action Adventure

Shia LaBeouf's natural talent and raw energy have secured his place as one of Hollywood's leading men. Most recently, LaBeouf starred alongside Vanessa Kirby and Ellen Burstyn in Kornel Mundruczo's Oscar® nominated Pieces of a Woman. In the critically acclaimed film, a grieving couple (Kirby/LaBeouf

Oliver Silver for "American Butterfly"
Genre: Action Adventure

Born in the Middle East, Oliver Silver is a British writer and storyteller who grew up between the U.K and the United Arab Emirates. After finding his passion for writing four years ago, Oliver has written six screenplays, a debut novel, and a pilot for a television series inspired by his own

Jenn Fonteyn for "Dove's Labyrinth"
Genre: Action Adventure

Jenn Fonteyn was born in Los Angeles and grew up in the hills west of Denver. She holds a BS in Biology and an MS in Applied Natural Science. She is a Science Writer, Screenwriter, and horse enthusiast.

Chad Wellinger for "Bad Romance"
Genre: Action Adventure

Don’t be fooled by the name. Chad was never prom king or the high school quarterback. He was too busy watching Death Becomes Her for the millionth time. Earning an MFA in Screenwriting from Loyola Marymount University, Chad writes out-of-the-box comedic fare that ranges from the lighthearted to the

Adele Smaill for "Dust on Dirt"
Genre: Action Adventure

Adele Smaill writes thrillers and horror - mainly features. She started writing screenplays a year into the pandemic and has not yet come down from the high of reaching the 2022 Academy Nicholl Fellowship quarter-finals. Local to usually sunny Adelaide, Australia, she's also lived and worked in the

Jessica J. Rowlands for "Prince"
Genre: Action Adventure

Jessica Rowlands is a screenwriter and director from London. Jess obtained two Law degrees from top Law Schools on both sides of the Atlantic before completing the prestigious Professional Program in Screenwriting at UCLA where she became the only person in history to win the UCLA Screenwriting

George Basiev for "Quiet Noise"
Genre: Action Adventure

Born Nov. 23 1985 in Vladikavkaz, Russia to Inna Tedeeva, who was just a freshman at the time in a Moscow University and Boris Basiev, an aspiring actor at the VGIK drama school. He has Ossetian and Alani ancestry. George spent much of his youth in Brooklyn and graduated from Grover Cleveland H.S.

Chris Willis for "HURRICANE"
Genre: Action Adventure

Chris lives by the sea in Narragansett, Rhode Island USA. He has written nine features, three television pilots, and a number of short screenplays. He enjoys developing the worlds in his dramas. His experience as a psychologist has been a great source for interesting characters, each with their

Curt Samlaska, MD, FACP, FAAD for "Jingle Bell Rock"
Genre: Action Adventure

Dr. Samlaska is a former military physician with fascinating experiences in medicine and military attachments. He has published extensively in the medical literature, and has applied his knowledge and experiences to create vivid fiction in the form of thrilling books and screenplays. He enjoys

Robin Woldorf for "Arrow of Honor"
Genre: Action Adventure

Cowriters, Robin Woldorf & Rik Center, are cousins who were inspired to write a screenplay from Rik’s unpublished fiction story “Arrow Of Honor.” Robin lives in Chicago and graduated from Northwestern University in Radio-TV-Film. From her love for music and visual arts, she formed a music video

Johnny Gilligan for "TRANSFERENCE"
Genre: Action Adventure

Johnny is an Irish born Silicon Valley coder turned TV dirty cop turned grounded sci-fi screenwriter. He's an optioned screenwriter in 2022 that has 6 scripts in Coverfly's Top 1%, is a Final Draft Big Break Top 5 (2 x Finalist), a CineStory Runner-Up (2 x Top 3), 8/10 on Blcklst.com, a Page Awards

Kirsty Zane for "Harold, Electra and our Lord, David Attenborough"
Genre: Action Adventure

British-Australian Kirsty Zane writes genre-blending dark comedy screenplays – from sci-fi to romantic comedy and crime. Accolades include Grand Prize (Short) at Dallas International Film Festival (DIFF) Screenwriting Competition (2021) judged by readers from Gersh & CAA; Finalist 2022 Atlanta Film

Andrew Poschner for "The Remnant Faithful"
Genre: Action Adventure

Drawn to the arts at a young age, Andrew quickly embraced his love of writing and film. The goal for all of his screenplays is to produce scripts with unique opportunities to showcase character development, extensive world building, and a balance between practical and digital effects. Above all, he

Klaudio2021 MARTINEZ-VALLE for "In Hades"
Genre: Action Adventure

The following is a true story. Long before I knew how to read and write, I already knew I wanted to create horror stories. I was a kid from Mexico City who was afraid of the dark but loved scary monster movies. So, horror films became part of my life. Probably I was the only 6-year-old who knew The

Klaudio2021 MARTINEZ-VALLE for "Field Trip"
Genre: Action Adventure

The following is a true story. Long before I knew how to read and write, I already knew I wanted to create horror stories. I was a kid from Mexico City who was afraid of the dark but loved scary monster movies. So, horror films became part of my life. Probably I was the only 6-year-old who knew The

James Shanklin for "Georges Creek"
Genre: Action Adventure

Graduate of the Yale School of Drama. A professional actor for 25 years. Began writing as an extension of a passion to delve deeper into the intimacy of the human condition.

Ian for "Silver"
Genre: Action Adventure

38, from Sheffield, England. Amateur screenwriter, full time factory worker. No accolades or achievements to promote, no other idea how to market himself. Please help.

Bryan Lewandowski for "A Scary Thought"
Genre: Action Adventure

Bryan Lewandowski is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter. Although he's moved all around the country, he grew up in Pittsburg, Kansas where he started making movies with his family's video camera and never stopped. Throughout his school years, both in Pittsburg and Los Angeles, he

Steven Bogart for "The Last Skywriter in the Universe"
Genre: Action Adventure

Steven Bogart is a playwright, screenwriter, and free-lance stage director. In 2015, he received a Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship Award in playwriting for The Last Skywriter in the Universe. He was a 2009 Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant recipient in playwriting for his play, Pigcat

Alexander LeGrand for "The Legend of Moses Pace"
Genre: Action Adventure

Born and raised in Philadelphia, PA. Graduated from Drexel University in 2018 with a B.S. in Screenwriting and Playwriting. I've loved films ever since I could remember. The first films I remember seeing were X-Men and Gladiator. Growing up, going to the movie theaters was the thing my family did

Constantin Weber for "Mr Talent"
Genre: Action Adventure

When the death of a family member ended my childhood way too early, I was convinced chasing dreams was for others. But while I was working on sets, rewriting my world in screenplays became the thing that saved my life. Today I live by “Bring light upon the face of the deep“, exploring themes of

Billy Morton Morton for "Xeno"
Genre: Comedy & Humour

Billy Morton is a writer born, raised, and based in Oxfordshire, with a particular interest in comedy. He is a graduate of Oxford Brookes University, having earned a first class honours degree in Film Studies with English Literature. Aside from writing, he performs Shakespeare at the Oxford

Jeffrey Barton for "Imagine"
Genre: Action Adventure

I’m serious about writing funny things that say something important without being self-important. https://www.awriteousdude.com/

Mike Cymanski for "The Hazard Room"
Genre: Action Adventure

Mike Cymanski is a writer from Northern California, who grew up devouring classic Hollywood films. Mike had a successful career as a professional stage actor and later as an acting professor at San Jose State University. He’s a graduate of UCLA’s professional screenwriting program and writes Action

Max Orkis for "All You Can Carry"
Genre: Action Adventure

Max's screenplays have, so far, received 24 awards and accolades at film festivals and competitions. Those scripts include comedies, dramas, and animation. His prose and poetry have appeared in a number of print journals and ezines. Max got to live in several European countries before returning to

Shelly Steig for "FAUX REAL"
Genre: Childrens Middle Grade Books

Shelly Steig has more than two decades experience which includes five novelty science books for children, four books for adults, and more than 350 articles in national and regional magazines. On the editing side, she’s worked as a copy editor for a children’s publishing company, as well as an on

Erial Tompkins for "Home Rule"
Genre: Action Adventure

Erial Tompkins is an LA-based genre writer with roots in television marketing as an award-winning copywriter and trailer editor. Her love of storytelling is rooted in strong, diverse characters, American history, spectacle, and hope. Before moving to Los Angeles, Erial studied at Emerson College in

Shiloh Mahgwees Nyce for "One Who Knows"
Genre: Fantasy

Shiloh Nyce is an Indigenous female screenwriter and actor from the Haisla Nation on the northwest coast of Canada. Her First Nations name is Mahgwees, meaning "snag on the beach". The Pacific coast was her childhood playground and has had significant inspirational influence on her artistry. She

Madison Sean Flannery for "Blue Winter"
Genre: Action Adventure

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

Danielle Evans for "Revel"
Genre: Action Adventure

Born in Birmingham, AL but raised in the DC area, today Chicago is the great city I call home. From the moment I received my first red circled "A" in grade school for a short story about a day at the beach, I knew I was a writer! However, I grew up in a family where writing was not seen as a viable

Steve Blame for "Major Hacker's War"
Genre: Action Adventure

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

David Gluck for "Natasha"
Genre: Action Adventure

After graduating from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, David Gluck moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career telling stories. For over twenty years, the last fifteen as a member of the Writers’ Guild of America, he has written and developed screenplays for a number of notable studios and filmmakers. He

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Shia Labeouf for "A8450, M.D."
Genre: Action Adventure

Shia LaBeouf's natural talent and raw energy have secured his place as one of Hollywood's leading men. Most recently, LaBeouf starred alongside Vanessa Kirby and Ellen Burstyn in Kornel Mundruczo's Oscar® nominated Pieces of a Woman. In the critically acclaimed film, a grieving couple (Kirby/LaBeouf

Oliver Silver for "American Butterfly"
Genre: Action Adventure

Born in the Middle East, Oliver Silver is a British writer and storyteller who grew up between the U.K and the United Arab Emirates. After finding his passion for writing four years ago, Oliver has written six screenplays, a debut novel, and a pilot for a television series inspired by his own

Jenn Fonteyn for "Dove's Labyrinth"
Genre: Action Adventure

Jenn Fonteyn was born in Los Angeles and grew up in the hills west of Denver. She holds a BS in Biology and an MS in Applied Natural Science. She is a Science Writer, Screenwriter, and horse enthusiast.

Chad Wellinger for "Bad Romance"
Genre: Action Adventure

Don’t be fooled by the name. Chad was never prom king or the high school quarterback. He was too busy watching Death Becomes Her for the millionth time. Earning an MFA in Screenwriting from Loyola Marymount University, Chad writes out-of-the-box comedic fare that ranges from the lighthearted to the

Adele Smaill for "Dust on Dirt"
Genre: Action Adventure

Adele Smaill writes thrillers and horror - mainly features. She started writing screenplays a year into the pandemic and has not yet come down from the high of reaching the 2022 Academy Nicholl Fellowship quarter-finals. Local to usually sunny Adelaide, Australia, she's also lived and worked in the

Jessica J. Rowlands for "Prince"
Genre: Action Adventure

Jessica Rowlands is a screenwriter and director from London. Jess obtained two Law degrees from top Law Schools on both sides of the Atlantic before completing the prestigious Professional Program in Screenwriting at UCLA where she became the only person in history to win the UCLA Screenwriting

George Basiev for "Quiet Noise"
Genre: Action Adventure

Born Nov. 23 1985 in Vladikavkaz, Russia to Inna Tedeeva, who was just a freshman at the time in a Moscow University and Boris Basiev, an aspiring actor at the VGIK drama school. He has Ossetian and Alani ancestry. George spent much of his youth in Brooklyn and graduated from Grover Cleveland H.S.

Chris Willis for "HURRICANE"
Genre: Action Adventure

Chris lives by the sea in Narragansett, Rhode Island USA. He has written nine features, three television pilots, and a number of short screenplays. He enjoys developing the worlds in his dramas. His experience as a psychologist has been a great source for interesting characters, each with their

Curt Samlaska, MD, FACP, FAAD for "Jingle Bell Rock"
Genre: Action Adventure

Dr. Samlaska is a former military physician with fascinating experiences in medicine and military attachments. He has published extensively in the medical literature, and has applied his knowledge and experiences to create vivid fiction in the form of thrilling books and screenplays. He enjoys

Robin Woldorf for "Arrow of Honor"
Genre: Action Adventure

Cowriters, Robin Woldorf & Rik Center, are cousins who were inspired to write a screenplay from Rik’s unpublished fiction story “Arrow Of Honor.” Robin lives in Chicago and graduated from Northwestern University in Radio-TV-Film. From her love for music and visual arts, she formed a music video

Johnny Gilligan for "TRANSFERENCE"
Genre: Action Adventure

Johnny is an Irish born Silicon Valley coder turned TV dirty cop turned grounded sci-fi screenwriter. He's an optioned screenwriter in 2022 that has 6 scripts in Coverfly's Top 1%, is a Final Draft Big Break Top 5 (2 x Finalist), a CineStory Runner-Up (2 x Top 3), 8/10 on Blcklst.com, a Page Awards

Kirsty Zane for "Harold, Electra and our Lord, David Attenborough"
Genre: Action Adventure

British-Australian Kirsty Zane writes genre-blending dark comedy screenplays – from sci-fi to romantic comedy and crime. Accolades include Grand Prize (Short) at Dallas International Film Festival (DIFF) Screenwriting Competition (2021) judged by readers from Gersh & CAA; Finalist 2022 Atlanta Film

Andrew Poschner for "The Remnant Faithful"
Genre: Action Adventure

Drawn to the arts at a young age, Andrew quickly embraced his love of writing and film. The goal for all of his screenplays is to produce scripts with unique opportunities to showcase character development, extensive world building, and a balance between practical and digital effects. Above all, he

Klaudio2021 MARTINEZ-VALLE for "In Hades"
Genre: Action Adventure

The following is a true story. Long before I knew how to read and write, I already knew I wanted to create horror stories. I was a kid from Mexico City who was afraid of the dark but loved scary monster movies. So, horror films became part of my life. Probably I was the only 6-year-old who knew The

Klaudio2021 MARTINEZ-VALLE for "Field Trip"
Genre: Action Adventure

The following is a true story. Long before I knew how to read and write, I already knew I wanted to create horror stories. I was a kid from Mexico City who was afraid of the dark but loved scary monster movies. So, horror films became part of my life. Probably I was the only 6-year-old who knew The

James Shanklin for "Georges Creek"
Genre: Action Adventure

Graduate of the Yale School of Drama. A professional actor for 25 years. Began writing as an extension of a passion to delve deeper into the intimacy of the human condition.

Ian for "Silver"
Genre: Action Adventure

38, from Sheffield, England. Amateur screenwriter, full time factory worker. No accolades or achievements to promote, no other idea how to market himself. Please help.

Bryan Lewandowski for "A Scary Thought"
Genre: Action Adventure

Bryan Lewandowski is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter. Although he's moved all around the country, he grew up in Pittsburg, Kansas where he started making movies with his family's video camera and never stopped. Throughout his school years, both in Pittsburg and Los Angeles, he

Steven Bogart for "The Last Skywriter in the Universe"
Genre: Action Adventure

Steven Bogart is a playwright, screenwriter, and free-lance stage director. In 2015, he received a Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship Award in playwriting for The Last Skywriter in the Universe. He was a 2009 Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant recipient in playwriting for his play, Pigcat

Alexander LeGrand for "The Legend of Moses Pace"
Genre: Action Adventure

Born and raised in Philadelphia, PA. Graduated from Drexel University in 2018 with a B.S. in Screenwriting and Playwriting. I've loved films ever since I could remember. The first films I remember seeing were X-Men and Gladiator. Growing up, going to the movie theaters was the thing my family did

Constantin Weber for "Mr Talent"
Genre: Action Adventure

When the death of a family member ended my childhood way too early, I was convinced chasing dreams was for others. But while I was working on sets, rewriting my world in screenplays became the thing that saved my life. Today I live by “Bring light upon the face of the deep“, exploring themes of

Billy Morton Morton for "Xeno"
Genre: Comedy & Humour

Billy Morton is a writer born, raised, and based in Oxfordshire, with a particular interest in comedy. He is a graduate of Oxford Brookes University, having earned a first class honours degree in Film Studies with English Literature. Aside from writing, he performs Shakespeare at the Oxford

Jeffrey Barton for "Imagine"
Genre: Action Adventure

I’m serious about writing funny things that say something important without being self-important. https://www.awriteousdude.com/

Mike Cymanski for "The Hazard Room"
Genre: Action Adventure

Mike Cymanski is a writer from Northern California, who grew up devouring classic Hollywood films. Mike had a successful career as a professional stage actor and later as an acting professor at San Jose State University. He’s a graduate of UCLA’s professional screenwriting program and writes Action

Max Orkis for "All You Can Carry"
Genre: Action Adventure

Max's screenplays have, so far, received 24 awards and accolades at film festivals and competitions. Those scripts include comedies, dramas, and animation. His prose and poetry have appeared in a number of print journals and ezines. Max got to live in several European countries before returning to

Shelly Steig for "FAUX REAL"
Genre: Childrens Middle Grade Books

Shelly Steig has more than two decades experience which includes five novelty science books for children, four books for adults, and more than 350 articles in national and regional magazines. On the editing side, she’s worked as a copy editor for a children’s publishing company, as well as an on

Erial Tompkins for "Home Rule"
Genre: Action Adventure

Erial Tompkins is an LA-based genre writer with roots in television marketing as an award-winning copywriter and trailer editor. Her love of storytelling is rooted in strong, diverse characters, American history, spectacle, and hope. Before moving to Los Angeles, Erial studied at Emerson College in

Shiloh Mahgwees Nyce for "One Who Knows"
Genre: Fantasy

Shiloh Nyce is an Indigenous female screenwriter and actor from the Haisla Nation on the northwest coast of Canada. Her First Nations name is Mahgwees, meaning "snag on the beach". The Pacific coast was her childhood playground and has had significant inspirational influence on her artistry. She

Madison Sean Flannery for "Blue Winter"
Genre: Action Adventure

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

Danielle Evans for "Revel"
Genre: Action Adventure

Born in Birmingham, AL but raised in the DC area, today Chicago is the great city I call home. From the moment I received my first red circled "A" in grade school for a short story about a day at the beach, I knew I was a writer! However, I grew up in a family where writing was not seen as a viable

Steve Blame for "Major Hacker's War"
Genre: Action Adventure

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

David Gluck for "Natasha"
Genre: Action Adventure

After graduating from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, David Gluck moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career telling stories. For over twenty years, the last fifteen as a member of the Writers’ Guild of America, he has written and developed screenplays for a number of notable studios and filmmakers. He