2015 FiLMLaB Winner – The Return of Bug Eyed Bill

2015 Winning Script – “The Robbery” (renamed “The Return of Bug-Eyed Bill”) by J. Mark Scarbrough


film poster for 2015 FiLMLaB winning script Bug Eyed Bill

  • Written by J. Mark Scarbrough
  • Directed by Michael Parisien
  • Starring Holden Goyette, Katie Michels, Jake Michels and Dan Kyle
  • Assistant Director, Alyssa Roehrenbeck
  • Edited by Michael Parisien
  • Cinematographer, Will Walle
  • Executive Producers, Stefan Feuerherdt, Ruth Witteried and Randall Jahnson
  • Produced by Willamette Writers and Going Street Films

Mark’s Winning Script (PDF)
Mark’s Rewrite (PDF and part of the amazing FiLMLaB process!)


Finalists, 2015

NEIGHBORS by Irene Parikhal
BUG-EYED BILL AND THE BEAUTY QUEEN by Theodore Blasche
SCI-FI ‘N THAI 2GO by Margaret Wallis
SEEING CLEARLY by Claire Soister


Semi-Finalists, 2015

THE HYDE HOTEL by Janeen Olsen
RAPT by Kimberly Shumate
LEFT BEHIND by Shaun Radecki


Quarter-Finalists, 2015

AFTERLIFE INCORPORATED by Stuart Peschka
CHEMISTRY OF LIFE by David DeBord
CLOSING DOORS by Todd Kamp
JUST TONIGHT by Shaun Radecki
HIDDEN by Dan Kroon
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY by Amy Fredericks
GAME OVER by Janeen Olsen
DISAPPEARING BOTTLES by Maj Britt Baker
COLLECTIONS by Kate Erickson
THE DARLINGS by Elisa Graybill
THE SHELF by Shaun Radecki
THE SUBTEXT by Michael Meyers
THE WAY STATION by Stan Matthews

Ruth Witteried

Ruth Witteried

As Visual Media Director, Ruth Witteried works with all programs based in the visual arts, including screenwriting and film production. As Executive Director of the FiLMLaB competition and project, she produced the 2012 FiLMLaB short, Alis Volat Propriis, winner of the 2013 OIFF Best Comedic Short; 2013′s Coffee.Table.Book.; 2014’s Unwelcome Guests, and in 2015, The Return of Bug Eyed Bill. She acted as Film Coordinator for the Willamette Writers Conference from 2011-2013 and occasionally teaches screenwriting at Clark College. She currently is Executive Director of Willamette Writers’ FiLMLaB. You can follow her on Twitter @sityourassdown1 or Facebook at FiLMLaB. Contact her. (visualmedia@willamettewriters.org)