Monday, September 15, 2008


Congratulations to our Quarterfinalists! With over thirteen hundred scripts to go through, our readers had a lot of tough choices to make in narrowing down to the top 10%, and I'm pleased to say competition was fierce. Our next round is so full of drama, romance, adventure, and tragedy that we could keep a troupe of actors busy for a decade!

We hope to announce the Semifinalists (Top 50) on October 3rd and also start sending out the feedback forms on that same date.

If your script did not advance this time around, don't despair - keep in mind that we had to pass on 90% of our entries. In a couple of weeks, you'll receive your scores and feedback, which will give you a better idea of what our readers liked about your work, and where they thought you could use some help with your next rewrite. As always, remember that writing is a craft, and you'll only improve with time. Best of luck!

Portia Jefferson,
Writers on the Storm Contest Coordinator



A Poem for Silvertown by James Schannep
Adjourned by Joe Romeo
Adversity by Andrew Sessions
Amaze Your Friends! by Paul Taegel
Apparition by Scott Fickas
Avalon Bound by Brandon Rosin
Back from the Dead by Art Blum
Belfast Boys by Heather Upton
Between by Cynthia Troyer
Beyond the Horizon by George Ferris
Black Damp by Carla Robinson
Blacklights by Chris Jopling
Blood and Bulls by Kelly Murry
Blood Money by Michael Eging
Blowback by Jeff Travers
Blue Ballers by Andrew Zeoli & Christian Wagner
Blue Bloods by Lucy Cruell
Bothered Minds by Simon Nagel
Breaking Through by Ken White, Stephen Larsen, & Robin Larsen
Brisker by Michael Brody & Jeff Kingery
BRO (Bull Riders Only) by Melinda May
Brush With Fame, Suzanne Darling
Bull Comb Blues by David Warnock
Bury Me in Fire by Odin Shafer
Cage by Philip Landa
Canaries by Craig Cambria
Catch 21 by Gary Eichelberger
Center of Fortitude by Mark Eaton & Stacy Dymalski
Character Sheet by Harry Bauer
Chicken Mountain by Maurice Poplar
Chosen One by William Sikorski, Jr. & William Sikorski III
Clay Dorfman: Playground Attorney by Andy Silverman
Clone by Michael Coleman Jr.
Colossus by Jason Kent
Controlled by Craig Cambria
Cross of the Savage by Joe Crouch
Darkness Knows the Night by Michelle Muldoon
Datsun Saves by Robert Arnett
David's Ashes by Jake Barsha
DEAD Line by Jim Corona
Dead Whisper by Jennifer Butell-Kersey
Death Valley Dig by CA Bennett
Eden Lost by Alan Sproles & Lizanne Southgate
Edgewater by Patrick Nicholas
Enlighten Up by Attila Nagy, Garen Inboden & Gilbert Inboden
Eurabia by Joe Flood
Every Dog Has His Day by Dov Engelberg
Evicting the Wyatts by Josh Lane
Expunged by Jocelyn Osier
False ID by Stephen Aisenberg & Russ LaValle
Family and Fish by Stuart Rogers
Fatal Ambition by Sam Neil Kesler
Fausta by Dalisia Mendoza
Firebrand by Simon Nagel
First Dog by Bryan Stoller
Five Dreams by Robert Rivenbark & Kathleen Rivenbark
Folk City by Gordon Rayfield
Fool Moon by Gail L. Jenner
Forest Fire! by Dan Williams
Forever in Blue Jeans by Alex Drummond
Franco: The Movie by Edward Windus
Free Skate by Caitlin McCarthy
Frozen Fire by Paul Pawlowski
Global Swarming by Diana Ohlbaum
Good Intentions by Alexis Coyle & Rudy Coyle
Grief from Madame Butterfly by Barry Leach
Hair Today ... by Dennis Douda
Hart Crane by David Kaneen
Hell, Incorporated by Chris Copeland
Honor Among Rats by Adam Perin
Imitating Art by Rogelio Lobato
In the Middle of Greatness by C.J. Liao
Invisible Ladies by Hope Vinitsky
Ironman by George Gier
Jetpack by Adam Nur
Joltin' Joe by Michael Notarile
Katrina by Vane Verdant
La Bandera by Tina Juarez
La Matadora by Kelly Murry
Laced Up by David R. Larson
Lawnmower Mafia by Dennis Douda
Lifer by Inon Shampanier
Link by Jerry White
Louis by Alexander Valhouli
Lullaby by Gabrielle Galanter & Luis Camara
Man At War by I-fan Quirk & Jim Zachar
Martyr by Brian J. Martin
Mechanicsville by Jason Thornton & Chris Thornton
Mistress of the Sea by Rebecca Howland
My Alien Boss by Tim McSmythurs
My Hero by David Norwood
Newton’s Cradle by Jarran Davis
No Trespassing by Kevin Sheridan
Occurence at Latigo by Jack R. Stanley
Orcadia by Steven Zawacki
Organic Svengali by Russ Meyer
Out of Time by Genevieve Pearson
Perfect Form by Randy Moore
Pitch Out by Michelle Muldoon
Pound for Pound by Dennis Bailey
Poser by Susan & Wayne Boyer
Rainy Dayz by Mark Swiecicki
Rasta Pasta by AC Yacobian
Release Me by Doug Pitman
Remote Stryker by Lisa Cordova
Rodeo Rose by Lisa Henry
Savage by Barry Levy
Sea Fever by Richard Guimond
Shanghai Blood by Mark Niu
Sick Love by Gavin Carlton
Silver River by Marnie Collins
Sisters in Arms by Barry Leach
Sliding Into Home by RIch Sheehy
Small Town Stars by Niall Madden
Still by Clea Frost
Target 26 by Christopher Littler
The Baby Whisperer by Scott Clevenger
The Bardo Realm by CV Herst
The Big Blue Room by Samuel Dulmage
The Blues Detective by Alasdair McMullin
The Center of Fortitude by Stacy Dymalski
The Copper Scroll by Eyal Lavi
The Count by Craig Schwartz
The Expired Man by Kevin McAllister
The Fisherman's Wife by Nathan G. Brown & Lisa Super
The Fraternity by Jeff Wiegand
The Friendliest Evil Clown Around by Michael Pauly
The Knuckleballer by Michael Murphy
The Last Adventure of Martin Finch by Aaron Marshall
The Last American Guido by Vito LaBruno
The Line by Ben Krapf
The Lost Kids and the Unwritten Language by Felipe Cagno
The Man Who Stops Time by Paul Sargia
The Missing Pilots by Stephen Kelly
The Moonbeam Fisherman by John Dummer
The OM Factor by Jean Buschmann
The Pirate Queen of Connemara by Suzanne C. Doherty
The Ra Complex by Ryan Kent
The River of Sin by Richard Guimond & Linda Cordero
The School by Jason Sawrey
The Shanghailanders by Craig Rosenthal
The Source by Nisso Cohen
The Terminals by Matt Umbarger
Trauma Junkie by Tom Hobbs
Upon This Rock by Tim Mangan
Variance by Stevie Bloom
Virgin Marie by Krista Zumbrink
Women In Pants by Stan Himes


Anonymous said...

My script "Dead line" was listed as a quarterfinalist in an earlier post, but not in this one. I trust that's an oversight.

Anonymous said...


I sent Jim Cirile an e-mail about the abovementioned omission. He responded in 2 minutes and 4 seconds (I'm not kidding), informing me he would have the list corrected.


Now ... if Jim could teach me how to write that fast.

Jim Corona

Anonymous said...

Damn, I was shooting for 1 minute 53 seconds. Rats!

Unknown said...

I am trying to contact Robert Rivenbark, if he is the same Rivenbark, who once lived on Jekyll Island and wrote a drama for McIntosh County in 1983. Would appreciate any knowledge of where I might reach him.

Sudy Leavy