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!

Find entrants by adding a first name or surname into the search box below, don't search with both first name and surname.

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Shia Labeouf for "A8450, M.D."

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

Robin Hawke for "The Knowing"
As a kid, Robin and siblings couldn't wait for their parents to go out and leave Robin babysitting. Robin would turn over the claw-footed antique coffee table and position one brother and two sisters at each leg and hold on to one. All set and hanging on for dear life, they would fly off to far-off
lassiter2022 Levine for "Midnight Dawn"

The author of twenty-three novels, Paul Levine won the John D. MacDonald fiction award and has been nominated for the Edgar, Macavity, International Thriller, Shamus, and James Thurber prizes. A former trial lawyer, he also wrote twenty episodes of the CBS military drama JAG and co-created the

megnocero Nocero for "Butterfly Awakens: A Memoir of Transformation Through Grief"

Meg Nocero, is a former federal immigration prosecutor, TEDx, and inspirational speaker, a certified happiness trainer, and the award-winning author of The Magical Guide to Bliss: Daily Keys to Unlock Your Dreams, Spirit & Inner Bliss and Sparkle & Shine: 108 M.A.N.T.R.A.s to Brighten Your Day and

J.A. Brown for "The Pawnbroker"

Atlanta-based screenwriter from New York who specializes in writing Fantasy and Drama based stories. I grew up in the Bronx, and I’ve always been passionate about storytelling and intrigued by the impression it leaves on people that somehow guides the decisions we make in life. I bring good

Georges le Macon for "SILVERMANE"

After a profitable career illustrating and writing comic books (I sold them to my classmates throughout school!), I realised that I wanted to explore my plots and characters in more depth. So, at the age of 13, in 2014, I began writing stories on my parent’s laptop. For the past eight years (I’m now

Richard Rizun for "The Epic of Gilgamesh"

Born and raised an hour away from Toronto, Canada, I was creatively inspired by the life-changing experience that was the very first "Star Wars" movie in 1977. Since then, my mind has never stopped racing with ideas. I have written two full-length novels and I'm currently writing a third. My

Mark Dollard Dollard for "Hellfire"

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

Alix Lerner Lerner for "Influenced"

Alix Lerner earned her PhD in American history from Princeton University, specializing in slavery, gender, and the law. Tired of academic life, she followed her love of storytelling away from the tenure track into screenwriting full-time. She writes psychological thrillers and dramas.

Joseph Byrd for "Monet & Oscar: The Essence of Light"

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

Keri Bloomfield for "Nothing Like a Dane: A real-life search for hygge in Denmark "

Keri Bloomfield is a Kiwi mum in Denmark and a witty observer of cultural nuances. Born in Upper Hutt, New Zealand, she now lives in Copenhagen with a Dane, their daughter and far too many bakeries. She enjoys confusing others with New Zealand slang while wrestling with her lifetime commitment to

Grace Swee for "Penn Station Enroute Home"

Grace Swee is a Singaporean filmmaker and writer, based in New York City. Her first foray into storytelling was when, as a child, she would re-imagine herself in the stories she read of Enid Blyton’s fairy tales and magical lands. After a brief stint in copy-writing and editorial work, she packed

Ray Keller for "Japanese For Baseball"

Dedicating his life to examining important social issues and crafting them into engaging, entertaining, and sometimes humorous stories, Ray Keller, Page Awards Winner, Academy Nicholl Semifinalist, screenwriter and filmmaker, founded Generosity Films after an engineering career. Ray has written

Nick Harrison for "Sink"

Since attaining my MA in Play and Screenwriting – graduating from City, University of London, in 2014 – I have had three plays successfully produced in London, commissioned and directed by Martin Parr, known for producing work in unconventional spaces. Consequently, with a produced two-hander, one

M.C. Thomas for "A Warrior Still"

Growing up in a military family, Thomas lived all around the U.S., from his birthplace in Camp Lejeune to San Diego. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati and currently lives in Lexington, where he works in physical therapy. Outside of writing, he enjoys hiking, mixed martial arts, and

Nina Winther Winther for "The Trucker"

I am a 33-year-old single mom to a teenage boy and I live on the west coast of Norway. I was a high school dropout who got pregnant at 18. I decided to be a better role model for my son so I went back to school when I was 20. I got my diploma as a truck/bus mechanic. To provide for us I had to work

Nina Winther Winther for "Aurora Borealis"

I am a 33-year-old single mom to a teenage boy and I live on the west coast of Norway. I was a high school dropout who got pregnant at 18. I decided to be a better role model for my son so I went back to school when I was 20. I got my diploma as a truck/bus mechanic. To provide for us I had to work

Nina Winther Winther for "Should It Be This Hard"

I am a 33-year-old single mom to a teenage boy and I live on the west coast of Norway. I was a high school dropout who got pregnant at 18. I decided to be a better role model for my son so I went back to school when I was 20. I got my diploma as a truck/bus mechanic. To provide for us I had to work

Stacey Spivey for "Dissension"

I am an aspiring screenwriter living in Tucson, AZ. I enjoy using real-life experiences to create compelling dramatic movies for a wide audience. I have worked in the medical field for thirty years and my (sometimes unbelievable) experiences tend to take on new life in my stories.

Kent Perlmutter for "Yellow Cabin"

Kent Perlmutter, born in Boston, MA, recently graduated cum laude from Yale University as a film & media studies major. Kent is looking forward to a career in writing and has written several scripts and short stories. In his free time, Kent loves playing Ultimate Frisbee and has been playing for

skwarren Warren for "Obsessed By A Promise"

Sandra Warren is an award winning writer with books and journal articles spanning gifted education, children’s, "how to," creative writing, poetry, reader's theater, biography, historical fiction, non-fiction and military memoir. She has also written and produced a children's audio of one of her

Tracy Richardson for "Scatter Planner"

Tracy grew up in Staffordshire, England and now lives near Byron Bay in Australia. As a senior copywriter and Creative Director, Tracy worked in large ad agency creative departments in the UK and Australia dominated by Mad Men. She has the stories to prove it. Her journey into screenwriting began

Allison Mattox for "Échappé "

Allison Mattox is a writer and director who studied at the University of Southern California and now lives in Brooklyn, New York. Her short film, "Échappé," won Film Pipeline’s short film competition in 2019, screened at festivals including Traverse City, Newport Beach, and Dance on Camera, and won

Joseph Black for "HUNT MONSTERS"

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

Tom Shimandle for "Day Players"

Tom Shimandle is a film crew freelancer, writer, and director based in Chicago. He specializes in lighting & camera on set, having headed departments on indie and studio productions alike. In between the long hours, he occasionally remembers to direct a music video or write a screenplay. An avid fan

Baxter Taylor for "The Luckiest Man"

Baxter Taylor lives in upstate New York with his dog.

Clare Collins for "Queen Of Red"

I live in a beautiful Devon valley, a stone's throw from the real life locations that inspire my scripts. I was bitten by the writing bug after being sped to hospital in an ambulance - after recovering from Covid induced mini-strokes and an almighty cough, I researched the Spanish Flu and the Black

Thomas Holowach for "State of Vigilance"

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

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

Joe Campbell Jr. for "Different Wings"

Joe Campbell Jr. is a father of three adult daughters and lives with his wife on Long Island in New York. With the high demand for IP from Hollywood, Joe took on a new challenge and created a TV pilot, adapted from his unpublished trilogy. Different Wings is ​​​​​​an emotional romance and family

Kaye Stone for "Sapphire Rain "

SAPPHIRE RAIN, my memoir illustrates how to heal heartache and pain through seven primary phases like trusting intuition and speaking truth. In this inspirational narrative, I revisit my personal experiences of abuse, teenage pregnancy, divorce, and clairvoyance. My story lays the groundwork for