Page Turner Awards is delighted to announce our 2022 Screenplay Award Longlist! Please join us in congratulating these rising stars by leaving them a comment at the bottom of their finalist submission (click 'see more'). The finalists' listed below are shown in random order.
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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
Jessica J. Rowlands for "Prince"
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
Chris Willis for "HURRICANE"
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
Kirsty Zane for "Harold, Electra and our Lord, David Attenborough"
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
Ian for "Silver"
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.
Alexander LeGrand for "The Legend of Moses Pace"
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
Erial Tompkins for "Home Rule"
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"
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
Danielle Evans for "Revel"
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
Brad Brookes for "Going"
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
Charlene Clarke-Todoruk for "Liars"
Charlene should have known she was destined to write horrors & thrillers. In Grade 2, she wrote about a disappearance/murder that got a big red WOW!; her mother was called in for a subsequent ‘meeting’. Now, teaching teenagers for the last 20+ years, she is engaged in horror of a much different kind
Robert Rhyne for "Reboot"
Hailing from the woods of North Carolina by way of the byzantine streets of New Orleans, Robert is a multi-award winning screenwriter specializing in mystery and suspense. His work has been optioned twice and has reached the finals of the Austin Film Festival, Slamdance, Bluecat and Page
Stefan Alexander for "Internal Security"
Stefan is a German national with an academic background in history and political science. He is a long time film critic at the Berlin Film Festival and an advertising professional with 20 years of experience in writing tv commercials. Stefan hates the actual process of writing but believes in the
Ella Bettarello de Oliveira for "Huxley Valley"
As a kid, Ella used to watch scary and bloody true crime shows with her mom. During the shows, they’d take turns screaming their theories about who the murderer could be and how they’d done it. She has always loved to be a puzzle solver. At 17, she moved from her home country of Brazil to the United
Kit Modica for "Yokai"
Kit Modica is a screenwriter who began her career in theater, both on and off stage. After earning her degree in Mechanical Engineering, she later founded Aeon Life Theater in Tampa, Florida, where she served as producer, director, and production designer. While continuing to consult on theatrical
Alex Sobol for "THE DREADGATE BOOK"
Alex Sobol is an award-winning screenwriter who grew up in Los Angeles. After a fruitful career in Advertising as Creative Director and TV Commercial Director/Producer, Alex decided to shape his future by writing twisted, dark, funny, unexpected stories, packed with characters so full of life that
Jamie Gordon for "Replica"
Jamie is a writer living in LA. She is a New Jersey native and proud Rutgers alum. Jamie is interested in exploring the complexity of human nature, and using that to create unusual characters. She currently works in the industry as a tv/video editor.
Alex George Pickering & Matthew Breault for "The Boundary"
Matthew Breault and Alex George Pickering are an LA-based screenwriting team repped by Citizen Skull Management. Originally from Colorado Springs and Boston, MA respectively, Matt graduated from Stanford and Alex from Georgetown before meeting at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, where they earned
Sophia Lee for "Ceyenne: Woman of Medicine (pilot - supernatural thriller)"
Sophia Louisa Lee is a Latina writer working in Los Angeles, California. She is currently in preproduction for a contemporary "film noir" pilot she wrote, which she will also be directing. Sophia is the host of a video podcast on YouTube -- www.youtube.com/c/sophialouisassozoomin, and she does
Dru Bhattacharya for "The Grey Eminence"
Dru Bhattacharya is an author, poet, screenwriter, and aspiring novelist. His pilot feature, The Grey Eminence, has received numerous accolades, including placement in the L.A. International Screenplay Awards; The Film Empire Diversity Mentorship; Table Read My Screenplay Genre Screenplay
Andrew Nadeau for "Myths & Legends"
Andrew Nadeau is a Chicago comedian known for his one-liners and dry sense of humor. A writer for both The Dad and Netflix Family Social Media, he was named Funniest Person on Twitter by the Chicago Tribune and was runner up in the 2021 March Comedy Madness competition. His work has been featured in
David Soll for "Marcel"
David's a commercial director in New York who's done a wide range of ads and brand films for Democrats and progressive causes, including in the last four Presidential campaigns, as well as major financial and retail brands. His quirky sci-fi short, Silo, is a Vimeo Staff Pick and you would like it
Michael Clifton for "Gloves"
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
Charlie Anderson for "Like Something Personal"
Charlie Anderson teaches film production and screenwriting at Valparaiso University. His films have screened at festivals throughout the United States and he has various credits as an actor, photographer, makeup effects artist, and sound mixer. Charlie also enjoys volunteering at Hoosier Burn Camp.
Amira Richler for "Mary, Mary "
Armed with a PhD in English Literature from the University of Rochester, I specialize in female-driven historical dramas that blend my literary expertise and research skills with an ability to tell compelling stories about women who push the boundaries of knowledge, gender, sexuality, politics, and
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
Chris Leonard for "A Good Death"
I’ve been writing scripts for over 20 years, ever since I wrote my first screenplay for my BA Film, on a borrowed Olivetti electronic typewriter. Since then, I’ve been writing scripts in my spare time alongside a career as a journalist and copywriter, then a professional comms manager in Government
Jacob Sarkisian for "The Rainbow Crossing Academy"
I grew up watching queer films that were nothing short of tragedy porn. As an audience member, I want to have a good time watching LGBTQIA+ movies. Therefore, as a writer, my mission is to contribute more comedy and more genre pieces in the far-too-often way-too-serious world of queer cinema. With
Bruna Pias for "The Engine"
Bruna is a Portuguese Writer/Director based in London, UK. She has a Master's Degree in Film Directing from MET Film School London and has directed a number of successful and award winning short films. As a screenwriter she has been a winner and finalist in a number of competitions, including the
Allen Baldwin & Jane Ackermann for "Ranger"
Allen is a Maine filmmaker who has been making shorts and features in his home state for over twenty years. He is the co-founder of Damnationland, a showcase of short dark genre films made by Maine filmmakers, now in its twelfth year. He produced Derek Kimball’s feature film debut Neptune which
Cumberlain Rattlesnake for "GAT FINGER (TV)"
(Interview with Mr. Cumberlain Rattlesnake) Pleasure to meet you, Mr. Cumberlain Rattlesnake. I assure you, the pleasure is all mine. Let’s get into it. Yes. You have a very odd name… Cumberlain? Long line of my ancestors… Sorry. The Rattlesnake surname. Ah, yes. It is odd, but I didn’t realize it
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