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.
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 pagesThe 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 pagesThe rest in no particular orderWe 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 pagesOK Boomer
by Niall Byrne (Niall) writing as Carmel - Short, Drama - Amid lockdown, an unlikely couple are forced to endure each otherís company. 6 pagesCovert-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 pagesHolly'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 pagesJustice
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 pagesPetition
by Khamanna Iskandarova (khamanna) writing as Covid Himself - Short, Drama - A woman tries to help her neighbor with groceries during Covid times. 5 pagesSword 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