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1st time all writers scored, 1st time no writer voted their own script, 1st time I read all the scripts before I posted them.

There will be three mugs awarded (for the writing excercise that has no prizes):

Writer's Choices: Gary Howell and L. Chambers
     (statistically very close, with Gary slightly higher score and a slightly lower standard deviation)
    
"Director's Choice*": Michael Kospiah
     *Second time in an OWC that an actual, IMdb director has reached out to me for the name of the author of an OWC script.

Special commendation (pat on the back):
Lowest Standard Deviation**: David C Lambertson - The Five Stages of Grief
     **Of scripts with scores higher than 3, most people felt the same way about it.

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Writer's Choice

3.82 - I'll Be Seeing You by Gary Howell (Gary Howell) writing as Jimmy Durante - Short, Drama - A man vows to bring his wife home from a nursing home in the midst of a deadly pandemic. 5 pages

3.81 - Short Fuse by L. Chambers (LC) writing as Pandemically Motivated - Short, Dramedy - A young man believing himself to be on the brink of greatness has his dreams crushed when Covid-19 strikes. 6 pages

The Rest

3.75 - The Five Stages of Grief by David C Lambertson (eldave1) writing as Jane, dystroyer of dreams - Short, Comedy - A suburban family goes through the five stages of grief during the pandemic.

3.47 - Virus-99 by Rob Herzog (Rob) writing as Magic Marker Eyes - Short, Horror - The quarantine for a deadly virus is over, but the trouble has just started for a man keeping his bizarre family on permanent lockdown.  6 pages

3.41 - 57 percent Up by Bill Sarre (Reef Dreamer) writing as The Mad Clapper - Short, Drama - Stuck at home because of Covid-19, a Blitz surviving pensioner makes the most of his nursing visits. 6 pages

3.4 - Potato Radio by Paul Knauer (PKCardinal) writing as Mr. Potato Head - Short, Comedy, Light Comedy - Isolated and bored, a man fashions a homemade transmitter that leads to an unexpected connection. 6 pages

3.29 - The Essentials by Michael J Kospiah (spesh2k) writing as Masked Taxi Driver - Short, Drama, Crime - Currently out of work due to the city-wide lockdown, Cameron, struggling to support his family, decides to knock off a local corner grocery. 6 pages

3.13 - I Scream, You Scream... by Anthony J Russo (ajr) writing as Holden Afart - Short, Drama, Sci Fi - A man encounters turns of fate during an excursion into a virus-ravaged world. 6 pages

3.07 - A Typical Date by Chris Behn (Bayne) writing as Anonymous - Short, Drama - In a post-pandemic world where human touch is prohibited, two people attempt to pursue a romantic connection.

3 - Infectious Personality Disorder by David C Lambertson (eldave1) writing as Beth's free hand - Short, Drama - A global pandemic provides the perfect time for the perfect crime. 6 pages

3 - Lockdown by PH Cook (Grandma Bear) writing as Pedro - Short, Drama - During a pandemic lockdown, a newly wed couple are tested to the brink of insanity. 4 pages

The rest in no particular order

We Are Still Here by Mark Renshaw (markrenshaw) writing as Agnes of Beans - Short, Family - A grandmother suffering from Alzheimer's stays connected to her family during lockdown thanks to technology and a bit of ingenuity. 5 pages

OK Boomer by Niall Byrne (Niall) writing as Carmel - Short, Drama - Amid lockdown, an unlikely couple are forced to endure each otherís company. 6 pages

Covert-19 by Anthony J Russo (ajr) writing as Detective Bluto Mindpretzel - Short, Horror, Drama - A powerful man attempts to save his organization from a killer virus.

Our Own Good by John Staats (JEStaats) writing as A Man in Black - Short, Drama - A woman has second thoughts about the CORVID-19 vaccine. Some thoughts should be kept to yourself.

This Is How They'll Find Me by Paul Knauer (PKCardinal) writing as It'sreallyonlytwosmalljokes - Short, Comedy - A lone bright spot amidst another boring day. 2 pages

Holly's Folly by Joe Garza (SPQR) writing as John Dillinger - Short, Drama, Crime - A professional party planner's plan to turn a negative into a positive backfires. 4 pages

Justice by Pedro (PedroS) writing as ThE StOryTelleR - Short, Drama, Crime - Two LAPD Officers caught during a virus epidemic in a vital decision between law and ethics. 6 pages

Petition by Khamanna Iskandarova (khamanna) writing as Covid Himself - Short, Drama - A woman tries to help her neighbor with groceries during Covid times. 5 pages

Sword of Damocles by Andrea & Reginald (-ghostwriters) writing as The Poet and the Pendulum - Short, Drama - When their relationship turns sour, an adulterer seeks the help of a mentally unstable doctor to save her husband with devastating results.

We'll Make It Through by Mark Dykshoorn (MarkD) writing as TheCasualScreenwriter - Short, Drama - A husband and wife deal with the effects of the pandemic as they go through a day at home. 4 pages

  



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Lol Don, you graphed them to check out the deviation! Wow!
But thanks for a great distraction from all that sitting and eating!

Gary, Libby, congrats on writers choice!

And everyone else - this contest felt like having tea with your family)
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Congrats to Garry, Libby, Michael and Dave!

This was a fun contest. I enjoyed reading all the entries.

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Well done Gary and all the rest. I'm so glad my favs were in the top and I enjoyed reading all of these.


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Great job, everyone! A lot of talent on display, here. The quality was surprising considering the tight time frame, was really impressed!

As nice and surprising as it was to be contacted by a director for "The Essentials" (was it really that obvious that I wrote it?, what I'm really over the moon about is that fucking mug. I've wanted one of those for YEEEEEARRRS.

I'm actually doing a Youtube show on Monday -- they interviewed some of my favorite horror directors (Ted Geoghegan of "We Are Still Here" & "Mohawk", Jen Wexler of "The Ranger"), so I'm kinda stoked to be included. BUT... I'm thinking of pushing it back a week so I can feature my new mug in the zoom interview. If anything, I'll find a way to product place it somehow eventually.

Congrats to everyone involved and a big congrats to Dave, Libby and Gary for their excellent work!

-- Michael


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RAGE (coming late 2020/early 2021) - https://vimeo.com/402447622

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Congrats to Garry, Libby snd, Michael. All really solid scripts. Noice!!

Jeff - you can keep your left testicle. My guess on Michael was correct

Don - thanks a million - a real fun OWC.


My Scripts can all be seen here:

http://dlambertson.wix.com/scripts
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Congrats Gary and Libby! I had you down for 5 stages and Infectious.

Congrats to Dave and Michael!  


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"The Essentials" (was it really that obvious that I wrote it???

You're the only one that I ever hear calling a neighborhood store a bodega, lol!

Sorry Bill for my comment on the guessing yesterday. I didn't want to get any ideas in people's head I wrote Lockdown.  



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Wow  I mean, Iím gobsmacked.  My first mug!  Congrats to Libby and Michael as well for some excellent scripts and to everyone just for entering and getting something in!  This was an impressive set of scripts and a great challenge that Don put together.

Thanks to everyone for the comments and suggestions. I need to give it a small rewrite and I will definitely use the comments to help guide me.

Thanks Don for all your efforts on this!!  Great work!!

Gary


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didn't want to get any ideas in people's head I wrote Lockdown.  



You got me fooled for sure.
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You're the only one that I ever hear calling a neighborhood store a bodega, lol!


Fuck!

-- Michael


MY FEATURE FILMS:

THE SUICIDE THEORY (79% Rotten Tomato Score, Available on Amazon Prime, Itunes, Google Play, Youtube, etc) - https://youtu.be/5eaXXOKJvtg

RAGE (coming late 2020/early 2021) - https://vimeo.com/402447622

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Quoted from Grandma Bear
Congrats Gary and Libby! I had you down for 5 stages and Infectious.

Congrats to Dave and Michael!  


You're the only one that I ever hear calling a neighborhood store a bodega, lol!

Sorry Bill for my comment on the guessing yesterday. I didn't want to get any ideas in people's head I wrote Lockdown.  



Nailed it  



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The Elevator Most Belonging To Alice - Semi Final Bluecat, Runner Up Nashville
Inner Journey - Page Awards Finalist - Bluecat semi final
Grieving Spell - winner - London Film Awards.††Third - Honolulu
Ultimate Weapon - Fresh Voices - second place
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Congratulations Gary!  

You too - Libby.  I just knew it.  Woohoo!  

Shout outs to Michael, and Dave, congrats to them and everyone else.


"When I dive... I go deep, only to surface the hub when necessary."

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Huge congrats to Gary, Libby and Michael! Not just the wins/success stories, but look at the caliber of entrants (mine excluded, dammit!). You earned your mugs!

And what about me calling out Dave for BOTH his entries, hey? Nailed it!

EDIT: Just checked and I never did go back to put Dave's name on those two guesses. Curses.
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Well done Libby and Gary - great work.

And Dave, excellent effort - two scripts. I tried, but never could get a second idea.

Thanks Don - really well organised. Itís been great.

Shout out to Niall - good concept and good reviews.


My scripts †HERE

The Elevator Most Belonging To Alice - Semi Final Bluecat, Runner Up Nashville
Inner Journey - Page Awards Finalist - Bluecat semi final
Grieving Spell - winner - London Film Awards.††Third - Honolulu
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Congrats to all. I already see one script may have been picked up. Hopefully that trickles down to the other scripts.

Gabe
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