Crash Backwards

I am extremely excited to announce Crash Backwards has made the 2015 Quarterfinals of the Nicholl Fellowship Competiton. The email is below.

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

July 17, 2015 Dear Randall,Congratulations!  You have advanced to the Quarterfinal Round of the 2015 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting.  By doing so, yours is one of only 375 entries to escape the First Round.With 7,442 scripts entered, the initial round was extremely competitive and made the selection of quarterfinalists a difficult task.  You may already have an inkling of the quality of this year’s screenplays if you’ve been following the reader comment excerpts posted on the Academy Nicholl Facebook page.To give you an idea of the selection process, Crash Backwards was evaluated by three judges drawn from a diverse group of film professionals.  After the top three scores were tallied, the highest scoring scripts advanced to the Quarterfinals.During the Quarterfinal Round, your script will be read by at least two additional judges.  As was the case in the First Round, these judges will read the scripts without seeing application forms, log lines or prior scores and comments; they will know nothing about you and your script other than what is on your script’s pages.  We expect that about 150 of the Quarterfinalist screenplays will advance to the Semifinal Round.If earnings greater than $25,000 have recently made you ineligible, please let us know as soon as possible via email to nicholl@oscars.org.Watch for a follow-up email regarding Quarterfinalist Contact List information and your log line. That will be sent in about a week or so.Good luck through the remainder of the competition.

Sincerely,

Greg Beal
Director
Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting
www.oscars.org/nicholl
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The SCRIPT is POSTED below!!!  Please feel free to read it and share it….

Crash Backwards is a roller coaster ride in the dark. You are in the protagonists shoes, experiencing exactly what she is at the same time she is and you don’t know what’s going to happen next even while you don’t know if what is happening is real.

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This is the Poster my incredibly talented brother Joseph Wraith did for me….I LOVE IT!!!

I’m really excited about my latest screenplay…

It is a psychological thriller set in the Florida Everglades.

LOGLINE:

A woman struggling with her sanity desperately seeks the truth when a mysterious amnesiac claims that the two are connected.


I’m posting 2 versions of the script.  V4 (the one I entered in Nicholls) that has a Doctor Stevenson in it, and V7 that does not.  If anyone would care to read them both and let me know which one they like better, that would be awesome.  Thanks in Advance!

THE SCRIPT:

Crash BackwardsV4

Crash BackwardsV7

Enjoy!!!

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