2022 Screenplay Award Shortlist

Page Turner Awards is delighted to announce our 2022 Screenplay Award Shortlist!

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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

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

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

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

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

Brad Brookes for "Going"
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

Kit Modica for "Yokai"
Genre: Action Adventure

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

Michael Clifton for "Gloves"
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

Bruna Pias for "The Engine"
Genre: Action Adventure

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"
Genre: Action Adventure

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

Laura Whitton for "Birthweight"
Genre: Drama

Writer, visual artist, entrepreneur, and community builder. I won my first writing contest at age 11, started my first real business at age 15, traveled outside my home country for the first time at 18, and have not stopped since. I have made my home, worked, and created in The United States, France

Joseph Black for "HUNT MONSTERS"
Genre: Comedy & Humour

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

Sean Slater for "The Devil and Dick Gregory"
Genre: Action Adventure

Sean Slater is an actor-writer-producer born in the UK and raised in California. His work includes the features “Empire Gypsy”, “Target: St. Louis” and “Target: Philadelphia” (available on Amazon and Tubi) as well as the forthcoming competitive eating documentary “ScarfFace”. He holds an MA in

Aaron Garcia for "Salva"
Genre: Action Adventure

A South American writer and author from the suburbs of Washington D.C.. His writing credits include the TNT show Leverage and various festival films, including a collaboration with an Academy Award Winner. A graduate of Second City and former stand up comedian, he has also authored multiple books

Luke Hart-Moynihan for "Liebe Lise"
Genre: Action Adventure

Luke was born in Rome, Italy, grew up in Annapolis, Maryland and attended William & Mary, where he mainly studied Ultimate Frisbee. He continues to do so in Los Angeles. Luke is fascinated by myths and modern physics. He spends his free time poring over books of legends and sifting through stories

Cumberlain Rattlesnake for "GAT FINGER (TV)"
Genre: Action Adventure

C.J. Walworth is aka Cumberlain Rattlesnake [the name of his production company.] His spec screenplay works include: - GAT FINGER, which is a superhero western-revisionist neo-noir, where a young man, son of a rancher, is grievously mutilated by a band of bandits in the 1880’s Nevada. He is saved by

Olga Holtz for "Dark Matter"
Genre: Suspense & Thriller

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

Joe Campbell Jr. for "Different Wings"
Genre: Drama

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