Fall 2010 Fellows
After considerable deliberation with the numerous screenplays submitted, Praxis is pleased to announce an amazing number of winners for our Fall 2010 Screenwriting Competition:
Richard Bell, Vancouver: NOBODY
1975. A Vietnam war veteran thwarts the assassination of President Gerald Ford, only to be rebuked by the White House when they learn their hero is gay.
Chris Trebilcock, Toronto: THE DARK STRANGER
An artistic young woman, who's recovering from a suicide attempt, is stalked by a demonic character out of the storybook she is drawing.
Katelynn Day, Medicine Hat: RED LIGHT GO
A dramatic romantic comedy about a grieving brother who takes a road trip to mourn his sister and falls in love with a pregant hitchhiker along the way.
Sarah Lazarovic, Toronto: THE TEPLITSKYS ARE FURIOUS
Uptight boomer Sam Teplitsky must rethink his entire life when his wife leaves him, his house floods, and he's forced to move in with his downtown daughter and her goofy boyfriend.
Cassandra Nicolaou, Toronto: CARELESS
After a power failure, the fates of four sets of characters entwine during the sweltering days leading up to Canada Day.
Erin Laing, Montreal: WALL OF SOUND
A psychological thriller set in present day Berlin. The film centers on a young married couple who move to the city for work and a change of pace. When they discover that their next door neighbour is a beautiful, alluring, prominent concert pianist, their relationship grows volatile as each becomes infatuated with her persona and eccentric lifestyle.
Michael Nachoff, Vancouver: CHAI
A woman inherits a studio lot coffee shop and suddenly develops a psychic ability that puts her life at risk.
Kevin Barnes, Toronto: BLOOD HARBOUR
Abagael O'Sullivan, wife, mother and IRA volunteer, is forced to abandon her family and flee Ireland for Canada, where she struggles to begin a new life only to discover injustice is a human tendency which cannot be escaped.
Congratulations to our winners, and thanks to everyone who submitted!