Bug Eyed Bill has tested a lot of writers in the 2015 FiLMLaB Contest. Integrating that character prompt into a seven page script has made the already difficult task of short form writing even more difficult. In the following eight scripts we see him as a blind art critic, a short order alien cook, a poor boys alter ego, a plush toy rabbit, a wisecracking geriatric, a mechanistic therapist, an orderly in a psychiatric hospital, and a sea shanty singing rube in a haunted hotel. Willamette Writers is very happy to announce the FiLMLaB 2015 Semifinalists:
Bug Eyed Bill & The Beauty Queen, by Ted Blasche
Left Behind, by Shaun Radecki
Neighbors, by Irene Parikhal
Rapt, by Kimberly Shumate
Sci-Fi ‘N Thai 2Go, by Margaret Wallis
Seeing Clearly, by Claire Soister
The Hyde Hotel, by Janeen Olson
The Robbery, by Mark Scarbrough
These writers will move on to the next round of Celebrity Judging, where professionals in the film industry will read and assess their work as we inch closer to choosing the winning writer who will win the Grand Prize: production of their short script by local film professionals!
All eight semifinalists will receive a free Screenwriter’s Pass to the 2015 Portland Film Festival courtesy of Josh Leake and our pals at #pdxff15.
Congratulations to our semifinalists!
**Check this space later this week when we’ll share news about this year’s celebrity judges!